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  • SOUTHERN PINES, N.C. _ First Bancorp on Thursday reported first-quarter net income of $7.6 million. The average estimate of three analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 40 cents per share. First Bancorp shares have climbed 13 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • SANTA MONICA, Calif. _ The Macerich Co. on Thursday reported a key measure of profitability in its first quarter. The average estimate of nine analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for funds from operations of 84 cents per share. Macerich expects full-year funds from operations to be $3.90 to $4 per share.

  • BETHESDA, Md. _ Pebblebrook Hotel Trust on Thursday reported a key measure of profitability in its first quarter. The average estimate of six analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for funds from operations of 49 cents per share. Pebblebrook Hotel expects full-year funds from operations in the range of $2.37 to $2.50 per share.

  • MEXICO CITY— Mexico's top diplomat says his government only learned through media reports that the Trump administration was considering a draft executive order to withdraw the United States from the North American Free Trade Agreement. Videgaray says Pena Nieto told Trump that signing a withdrawal order would have "negative consequences" and make it "...

  • VANCOUVER, Wash. _ Riverview Bancorp Inc. on Thursday reported fiscal fourth-quarter earnings of $2 million. The holding company for Riverview Community Bank posted revenue of $12.5 million in the period. Riverview Bancorp shares have risen roughly 7 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • LOS ANGELES _ VCA Inc. on Thursday reported first-quarter profit of $51.1 million. The average estimate of five analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 75 cents per share. Four analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $679.9 million.

  • SUNNYVALE, Calif. _ Accuray Inc. on Thursday reported a fiscal third-quarter loss of $5 million, after reporting a profit in the same period a year earlier. The average estimate of three analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 1 cent per share. Accuray expects full-year revenue in the range of $380 million to $390 million.

  • EATONTOWN, N.J. _ Wayside Technology Group Inc. on Thursday reported first-quarter net income of $1.3 million. Wayside Technology shares have risen 5 percent since the beginning of the year. Keywords: Wayside Technology Group, Earnings Report.

  • TORONTO, April 27- Canada's province of Ontario said on Thursday it would run a balanced budget this year for the first time since the global financial crisis and unveiled plans for universal drug coverage for children and young people. Ontario said it would run balanced budgets in the two subsequent years, with a reserve of C $600 million in 2018-19 and C $900...

  • CHARLOTTE, N.C. _ Carlisle Cos. Inc. on Thursday reported first-quarter profit of $61.8 million. The average estimate of five analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of $1 per share. Four analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $832.7 million.

  • NEW YORK— Microsoft's cloud business propelled its fiscal third-quarter earnings above Wall Street's expectations, but revenue fell short, sending the software maker's stock lower in after-hours trading. Microsoft Corp. said Thursday that it earned $4.8 billion, or 61 cents per share, in the January-March period. Excluding one-time items, Microsoft earned...

  • NEW YORK _ MDC Partners Inc. on Thursday reported a loss of $10.6 million in its first quarter. The average estimate of three analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 8 cents per share. MDC Partners shares have risen 30 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • MT. LAUREL, N.J. _ Marlin Business Services Corp. on Thursday reported first-quarter profit of $1.5 million. The Mt. Laurel, New Jersey- based company said it had net income of 12 cents per share. Keywords: Marlin Business Services, Earnings Report.

  • AKRON, Ohio _ FirstEnergy Corp. on Thursday reported first-quarter net income of $205 million. FirstEnergy expects full-year earnings in the range of $2.70 to $3 per share. FirstEnergy shares have dropped 1.5 percent since the beginning of the year, while the Standard& Poor's 500 index has increased nearly 7 percent.

  • President Donald Trump told Canada and Mexico that Washington wanted to renegotiate, rather than leave, NAFTA. The loonie, as Canada's currency is colloquially known, has been buffeted by trade rhetoric and actions this week, including the imposition of U.S. import duties on Canada's softwood lumber. The currency had fallen on Wednesday after a U.S. official...

  • April 27- Apple Inc has held talks with payments industry partners about launching a money-transfer service, technology news website Recode reported on Thursday. The service will allow iPhone owners to transfer money digitally to other iPhone users, Recode reported, citing sources familiar with the talks. Apple will announce the new service later this year,...

  • SAN JOSE, Calif. _ Align Technology Inc. on Thursday reported first-quarter profit of $69.4 million. For the current quarter ending in July, Align Technology said it expects revenue in the range of $340 million to $345 million. Align Technology shares have risen 25 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • SAN JOSE, Calif. _ PDF Solutions Inc. on Thursday reported first-quarter net income of $517,000. The average estimate of three analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 13 cents per share. PDF Solutions shares have increased roughly 3 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • April 27- Uber Technologies Inc said the head of its self-driving vehicles unit, Anthony Levandowski, will step aside from his role for the remainder of the company's litigation with Waymo, the self-driving car division of Alphabet Inc.. Levandowski, however, will remain with the ride-hailing service, an Uber spokeswoman confirmed to Reuters on Thursday.

  • SAN JOSE, Calif. _ Power Integrations Inc. on Thursday reported first-quarter earnings of $14.1 million. For the current quarter ending in July, Power Integrations said it expects revenue in the range of $104 million to $110 million. Power Integrations shares have climbed slightly since the beginning of the year.