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  • Feb 4- The chief executive officer of LAN Airlines will pay a $75,000 fine to settle charges that he authorized improper payments to Argentina union officials to persuade them to ease their demands in a labor dispute, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission said on Thursday. According to the SEC, Cueto authorized wiring $1.15 million to a Virginia brokerage...

  • NeuStar beats Street 4Q forecasts Thursday, 4 Feb 2016 | 6:09 PM ET

    STERLING, Va. _ NeuStar Inc. on Thursday reported fourth-quarter earnings of $33.9 million. The average estimate of six analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of $1.22 per share. NeuStar expects full-year earnings in the range of $5.03 to $5.39 per share, with revenue in the range of $1.22 billion to $1.26 billion.

  • EPlus posts 3Q profit Thursday, 4 Feb 2016 | 5:39 PM ET

    HERNDON, Va. _ EPlus Inc. on Thursday reported fiscal third-quarter net income of $10.3 million. On a per-share basis, the Herndon, Virginia- based company said it had net income of $1.40. EPlus shares have fallen slightly more than 2 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • Genworth Financial reports 4Q loss Thursday, 4 Feb 2016 | 5:19 PM ET

    RICHMOND, Va. _ Genworth Financial Inc. on Thursday reported a loss of $292 million in its fourth quarter. The Richmond, Virginia- based company said it had a loss of 59 cents per share. The average estimate of five analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 21 cents per share.

  • Brink's reports 4Q loss Thursday, 4 Feb 2016 | 9:07 AM ET

    RICHMOND, Va. _ Brink's Co. on Thursday reported a loss of $3.6 million in its fourth quarter. Brink's expects full-year earnings in the range of $2 to $2.20 per share. Brink's shares have climbed slightly since the beginning of the year.

  • Maximus misses Street 1Q forecasts Thursday, 4 Feb 2016 | 7:07 AM ET

    RESTON, Va. _ Maximus Inc. on Thursday reported fiscal first-quarter earnings of $26.6 million. The average estimate of six analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 46 cents per share. Four analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $581.8 million.

  • Strayer Education beats 4Q profit forecasts Thursday, 4 Feb 2016 | 6:53 AM ET

    HERNDON, Va. _ Strayer Education Inc. on Thursday reported fourth-quarter net income of $13 million. The average estimate of three analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of $1.17 per share. Strayer Education shares have declined almost 10 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • Gladstone Investment reports 3Q loss Wednesday, 3 Feb 2016 | 6:01 PM ET

    MCLEAN, Va. _ Gladstone Investment Corp. on Wednesday reported a fiscal third-quarter loss of $6.2 million, after reporting a profit in the same period a year earlier. Gladstone Investment shares have fallen nearly 6 percent since the beginning of the year. Keywords: Gladstone Investment, Earnings Report.

  • CEB tops 4Q profit forecasts Wednesday, 3 Feb 2016 | 5:41 PM ET

    ARLINGTON, Va. _ CEB Inc. on Wednesday reported fourth-quarter net income of $18.3 million. The average estimate of six analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of $1.06 per share. Three analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $247.6 million.

  • CACI International beats Street 2Q forecasts Wednesday, 3 Feb 2016 | 5:31 PM ET

    ARLINGTON, Va. _ CACI International Inc. on Wednesday reported fiscal second-quarter profit of $30.3 million. CACI International expects full-year earnings to be $5.37 to $5.77 per share, with revenue in the range of $3.7 billion to $3.9 billion. CACI International shares have dropped 13 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • Universal Corp. posts 3Q profit Wednesday, 3 Feb 2016 | 5:17 PM ET

    RICHMOND, Va. _ Universal Corp. on Wednesday reported fiscal third-quarter profit of $44.5 million. Universal Corp. shares have fallen 3 percent since the beginning of the year. Keywords: Universal Corp., Earnings Report.

  • AvalonBay reports 4Q results Wednesday, 3 Feb 2016 | 5:17 PM ET

    ARLINGTON, Va. _ AvalonBay Communities Inc. on Wednesday reported a key measure of profitability in its fourth quarter. The average estimate of 13 analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for funds from operations of $1.96 per share. Nine analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $476.7 million.

  • ATLANTA— Kik Messenger, a smartphone app popular among younger teens, is on the defensive following the stabbing death of a 13- year-old girl in Virginia who told friends she was using Kik to connect with an 18- year-old man. Kik made an updated guide for parents available on its website following the arrests of two Virginia Tech students in the slaying of Nicole...

  • *S&P financial index flat after hitting more than 2- year low. Feb 3- The Dow and S&P 500 turned higher late Wednesday afternoon, with the Dow rallying 1 percent as energy shares jumped with oil prices and financial shares cut losses to trade flat. Of course it's bringing a lot of the energy stocks that are pretty beaten down with it, "said Peter Tuz, president of Chase...

  • Lawmakers seek $1 billion for struggling coal states Wednesday, 3 Feb 2016 | 2:53 PM ET

    Hal Rogers, chairman of the House Appropriations Committee and one of the bill's sponsors, said the measure has bipartisan support and was crafted with help from the White House. The $1 billion taken from the Abandoned Mine Reclamation Fund would be used for economic development— tourism, infrastructure, new business— on or near sites that have been deemed...

  • CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla., Feb 3- U.S. private space companies Space Exploration Technologies and United Launch Alliance, a partnership of Lockheed Martin and Boeing N>, have scheduled more than 30 launches from Florida this year, up from 18 last year, according to company and Air Force officials. The jump in planned launches reflects increasing demand for commercial...

  • Arlington Asset Investment posts 4Q profit Tuesday, 2 Feb 2016 | 5:45 PM ET

    ARLINGTON, Va. _ Arlington Asset Investment Corp. on Tuesday reported fourth-quarter net income of $18.8 million, after reporting a loss in the same period a year earlier. The average estimate of three analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of $1.29 per share. Arlington Asset Investment shares have fallen 18 percent since the...

  • RGC Resources posts 1Q profit Monday, 1 Feb 2016 | 5:31 PM ET

    ROANOKE, Va. _ RGC Resources Inc. on Monday reported fiscal first-quarter earnings of $1.9 million. RGC Resources shares have decreased roughly 1 percent since the beginning of the year. Keywords: RGC Resources, Earnings Report.

  • NewMarket posts 4Q profit Monday, 1 Feb 2016 | 5:20 PM ET

    RICHMOND, Va. _ NewMarket Corp. on Monday reported fourth-quarter earnings of $53.9 million. The Richmond, Virginia- based company said it had net income of $4.50 per share. For the year, the company reported profit of $238.6 million, or $19.45 per share.

  • RICHMOND, Va.— It's a key part of being Virginia's governor: using cash, tax breaks or other incentives to lure companies to expand or relocate in the Old Dominion. A new report released Monday by the House Appropriations Committee shows that ongoing incentive programs have grown 84 percent since fiscal 2010 and have totaled $463 million. McAuliffe is asking for...