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  • MARTINSVILLE, Va. _ Hooker Furniture Corp. on Thursday reported fiscal second-quarter profit of $3.9 million. Hooker Furniture shares have increased 40 percent since the beginning of the year. Keywords: Hooker Furniture, Earnings Report.

  • CHICAGO/ NEW YORK, Sept 2- The closure of two ethanol plants this week and proposed sale of a third highlight the growing challenges faced by small producers located far from cheap feedstock supplies in the U.S. The biggest producers such as No. 1 Archer Daniels Midland Co and Green Plains Inc said they have benefited this summer from better-than-expected fuel...

  • A class-action lawsuit was filed in 2013 by women working at BAE Systems Norfolk Ship Repair Inc. The shipyard helps maintain and modernize U.S. Navy warships, and performs work for other government agencies and private companies. "Nothing in the Settlement is intended or will be construed as an admission by BAE Systems that Plaintiffs' claims in the lawsuit...

  • New collars monitor pets for pain, problems Wednesday, 2 Sep 2015 | 10:16 AM ET

    Voyce, created by I4C Innovations Inc., and based in Chantilly, Virginia, has a consumer version that tracks similar information. It also has a Voyce Pro that is available to veterinarians to prescribe for pets recovering from surgery or long-term illness. Kenneth Herring, who lives outside Detroit, uses PetPace to monitor his 5- year-old dog, Jack, as part of a test...

  • Sept 1- Twenty-First Century Fox Inc's Fox News Channel scored the highest prime-time ratings among all basic cable television networks in August, according to Nielsen data, led by the Republican presidential candidates' debate and anchor Megyn Kelly's "The Kelly File." Fox News Channel's total viewers rose 34 percent to average roughly 2.4 million from a year...

  • The companies plan to launch this option later this month in 20 U.S. cities as a feature within the Hilton HHonors mobile app. McLean, Virginia- based Hilton Worldwide Holdings Inc.' s brands include Embassy Suites, Hampton Inn, and Homewood Suites. Shares of Hilton slipped 30 cents, or 1.2 percent, to $24.53 in early trading Tuesday, as broader indexes also fell.

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 1- A multimedia, multi-state advertising blitz from industry groups opposing new national ozone standards reached Pennsylvania on Tuesday, part of their last-ditch attempt to scuttle the Obama administration's plans to issue new rules governing ground-level smog by Oct. 1. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency sent its...

  • CHESAPEAKE, Va.— Dollar Tree reported a loss in its fiscal second quarter due to higher costs from buying rival Family Dollar. The discount retailer also posted revenue guidance for the current quarter that was below expectations and Dollar Tree's shares fell in morning trading Tuesday. For the current quarter ending in November, Dollar Tree said it expects...

  • SAIC meets 2Q profit forecasts Tuesday, 1 Sep 2015 | 6:39 AM ET

    MCLEAN, Va. _ Science Applications International Corp. on Tuesday reported fiscal second-quarter net income of $22 million. The average estimate of five analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was also for earnings of 66 cents per share. Three analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $1.11 billion.

  • Steelworkers plan to form a "practice picket line" on Tuesday at ArcelorMittal Minorca in Virginia, Minnesota. "People are a bit anxious now because it's coming down to the wire," said Harold Anderson, an ArcelorMittal electrician who has worked in the 310- employee Minorca taconite plant in Virginia for nearly eight years. Steel and ArcelorMittal— the world's...

  • AMSTERDAM, Aug 29- The Dutch public employees' pension fund, the world's third largest, has sold all its shares in pharmaceuticals maker Mylan after it emerged that one of the company's products is in stock at a U.S. prison where death sentences are carried out. The move by ABP, which had $416 billion in assets in 2014 according to consultancy Towers Watson, is thought...

  • NEW YORK, Aug 28- The nearly two-month-long slide in oil prices to 6-1/ 2 year-lows has been a boon to many so-called systematic funds, which trade based on technical signals or computer algorithms rather than fundamentals. While most market commentary has focused on the persistent glut in the global market caused by unrelenting OPEC output and surprisingly...

  • ROANOKE, Va.— Virginia governor visits station where 2 journalists were slain on air to' share condolences'.

  • Liberty Tax reports 1Q loss Friday, 28 Aug 2015 | 6:45 AM ET

    VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. _ Liberty Tax Inc. on Friday reported a loss of $8.5 million in its fiscal first quarter. Liberty Tax shares have declined 32 percent since the beginning of the year. Keywords: Liberty Tax, Earnings Report.

  • NEW YORK, Aug 28- The nearly two-month-long slide in oil prices to 6-1/ 2 year-lows has been a boon to many so-called systematic funds, which trade based on technical signals or computer algorithms rather than fundamentals. While most market commentary has focused on the persistent glut in the global market caused by unrelenting OPEC output and surprisingly...

  • LOS ANGELES— The online reaction spread quickly as expected after a killer posted video of his attack on two former co-workers in the midst of a live news broadcast. Shocked Twitter and Facebook users urged others not to click on, retweet or otherwise circulate the recording made by Vester Lee Flanagan that he posted before he died hours later from a...

  • WASHINGTON— Famous people don't often get involved with Medicare payment policy, but a Boston Marathon bombing survivor and a former U.S. senator who lost a leg in wartime service have joined an industry campaign to block new requirements for artificial legs and feet. A Medicare spokesman refused to answer questions about the proposed changes, issuing a...

  • Bimbo Bakeries recalls bread sold in 11 states Wednesday, 26 Aug 2015 | 6:44 PM ET

    NEW YORK— The maker of Sara Lee, Nature's Harvest and other brands is recalling about 48,000 packages of bread sold in 11 states because they may contain fragments of glass from a broken light bulb at a company factory. The recall covers seven different Sara Lee products, two each sold under the Nature's Harvest and Great Value brands, and one each for the Kroger,...

  • BNY Mellon said an accounting system it relies on to calculate the prices of clients' mutual funds and exchange traded funds broke down over the weekend just as investors headed into a global market meltdown sparked by fears over the Chinese economy. The system, run by financial software provider SunGard, resumed with limited capacity on Tuesday but was still...

  • Aug 26- Wal-Mart Stores Inc, the top seller of guns and ammunition in the United States, said on Wednesday it will stop carrying the AR-15 and other semi-automatic rifles at its stores due to sluggish demand. A spokesman for the world's largest retailer said the decision was based solely on demand and was not related to recent high-profile incidents involving...