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  • "Information security control deficiencies in the SEC computing environment may jeopardize the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of information residing in and processed by its systems," the GAO said. "Until SEC mitigates its control deficiencies, its financial and support systems and the information they contain will continue to be at...

  • FRANKLIN, Tenn. _ Acadia Healthcare Co. on Thursday reported second-quarter earnings of $49.6 million. The average estimate of 10 analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 65 cents per share. Acadia Healthcare shares have risen 49 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • BOSTON _ LogMein Inc. on Thursday reported second-quarter net income of $14.8 million. Six analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $264.9 million. For the current quarter ending in October, LogMein expects its per-share earnings to range from $1.10 to $1.12.

  • PHOENIX _ Republic Services Inc. on Thursday reported second-quarter profit of $202.9 million. Republic Services expects full-year earnings in the range of $2.36 to $2.39 per share. Republic Services shares have risen 15 percent since the beginning of the year, while the Standard& Poor's 500 index has climbed 11 percent.

  • HOUSTON _ Camden Property Trust on Thursday reported a key measure of profitability in its second quarter. The average estimate of 10 analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for funds from operations of $1.13 per share. Five analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $222.7 million.

  • MINNEAPOLIS _ CyberOptics Corp. on Thursday reported second-quarter earnings of $1.1 million. For the current quarter ending in October, CyberOptics said it expects revenue in the range of $13 million to $15 million. CyberOptics shares have dropped slightly more than 9 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • BEIJING _ Baidu Inc. on Thursday reported second-quarter earnings of $651 million. For the current quarter ending in October, Baidu Inc. said it expects revenue in the range of $3.41 billion to $3.5 billion. Baidu Inc. shares have increased 22 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • WASHINGTON, July 27- The U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday approved a $68 billion military buildup next year with legislation that also provides money to start construction of President Donald Trump's Mexican border wall.

  • ALISO VIEJO, Calif. _ Microsemi Corp. on Thursday reported fiscal third-quarter net income of $13.6 million. Seven analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $458.2 million. For the current quarter ending in September, Microsemi expects its per-share earnings to range from $1.02 to $1.14.

  • COLUMBUS, Ohio _ Mettler-Toledo International Inc. on Thursday reported second-quarter net income of $101.6 million. For the current quarter ending in October, Mettler-Toledo expects its per-share earnings to range from $4.25 to $4.30. Mettler-Toledo shares have risen 42 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • MILPITAS, Calif. _ KLA-Tencor Corp. on Thursday reported fiscal fourth-quarter profit of $256.2 million. The average estimate of six analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of $1.59 per share. KLA-Tencor shares have increased 27 percent since the beginning of the year, while the Standard& Poor's 500 index has risen 11 percent.

  • COLUMBUS, Ga. _ Aflac Inc. on Thursday reported second-quarter earnings of $713 million. The average estimate of eight analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of $1.63 per share. This story was generated by Automated Insights using data from Zacks Investment Research.

  • SPRINGFIELD, Mass. _ Eversource Energy on Thursday reported second-quarter net income of $230.7 million. The average estimate of six analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 68 cents per share. This story was generated by Automated Insights using data from Zacks Investment Research.

  • AKRON, Ohio _ FirstEnergy Corp. on Thursday reported second-quarter net income of $174 million, after reporting a loss in the same period a year earlier. For the current quarter ending in October, FirstEnergy expects its per-share earnings to range from 75 cents to 90 cents. FirstEnergy shares have climbed almost 1 percent since the beginning of the year, while...

  • MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. _ EHealth Inc. on Thursday reported a loss of $17.3 million in its second quarter. The average estimate of four analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for a loss of 63 cents per share. EHealth expects full-year results to range from a loss of 96 cents per share to a loss of 86 cents per share, with revenue in the range of $165 million to...

  • Facebook Inc., up $4.83 to $170.44. AstraZeneca PLC, down $5.06 to $28.88. Verizon Communications Inc., up $3.41 to $47.81.

  • MEXICO CITY— Mexico's food safety agency says it is "premature" to point to Mexican papayas as the source of a salmonella outbreak in the U.S. A Thursday statement by Mexico's Agriculture Department says agency technicians have begun collecting samples from across Mexico. On Wednesday, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said the illness had been tracked to...

  • TORONTO, July 27- Canada's main stock index eked out a small gain on Thursday, as higher oil prices broadly boosted energy stocks and Cenovus Energy Inc soared after saying asset sales could exceed its estimates, while Goldcorp Inc weighed as its earnings disappointed. The Toronto Stock Exchange's S&P/TSX composite index ended up 19.97 points, or 0.13 percent,...

  • WASHINGTON— House passes $788 B bill combining Pentagon budget, veterans programs, and $1.6 B down payment on U.S.- Mexico wall.

  • July 27- Amazon.com Inc reported on Thursday a 77 percent slump in quarterly income and forecast a potential operating loss in the current quarter, as the company invests heavily in video content and in fast-growing economies such as India. The world's largest online retailer forecast an operating income of $300 million to a loss of $400 million for the...