Top News & Analysis Maryland

  • May 1- Frac sand miner U.S. The sales volume rose 17 percent to 4.830 million tons for the first quarter, while total sales revenue increased 2.6 percent to $378.8 million. The Maryland- based company said net loss attributable to the company was $19.3 million, or 26 cents per share, in the quarter ended March 31, compared with a profit of $31.3 million, or 39 cents per...

  • May 1- Frac sand supplier U.S. The Maryland- based company said net loss attributable to the company was $19.3 million, or 26 cents per share, in the first quarter ended March 31, compared with a profit of $31.3 million, or 39 cents per share, a year earlier. Total sales rose to $378.8 million from $369.3 million.

  • Preliminary federal data showed that teenage e-cigarettes use had surged by more than 75 percent since last year, which the FDA described as an "epidemic." In November, the FDA proposed a ban on the sale of fruit- and candy-flavored electronic cigarettes in convenience stores and gas stations. The FDA also proposed stricter age-verification requirements for...

  • The Pentagon's biggest weapons supplier is the first major defense company to report quarterly earnings this week, which Wall Street expects to be higher than a year ago as global demand for arms rises. On April 1, in a deal that was partially brokered by Trump, the unit was awarded a THAAD interceptor missile contract worth $2.4 billion, many of which are slated to...

  • The Pentagon's biggest weapons supplier is the first major defense company to report first-quarter earnings this week, which Wall Street generally expects to be higher than a year ago as the industry benefits from increased U.S. defense spending and global demand for jets and munitions. Overall, the Bethesda, Maryland- based company said its earnings rose to...

  • The Pentagon's biggest weapons supplier is the first major defense company to report first-quarter earnings this week, which Wall Street generally expects to be higher than a year ago as the industry benefits from increased U.S. defense spending and global demand for jets and munitions. Overall, the Bethesda, Maryland- based company said its earnings rose to...

  • An Amazon Prime package 

    Food stamp recipients will be able to use online delivery services to buy groceries under a two-year pilot program that just launched in New York.

  • On April 1, the unit was awarded a THAAD interceptor missile contract worth $2.4 billion, some of which are slated to be delivered to Saudi Arabia, which could boost earnings for the current quarter. Overall, the Bethesda, Maryland- based company said its earnings rose to $1.70 billion, or $5.99 per share, in the first quarter ended March 31, from $1.16 billion, or $4.02...

  • The Pentagon's top weapons supplier, which makes the stealthy F-35 jet, now expects full-year profit to range between $20.05 per share and $20.35 per share, compared with its previous forecast of $19.15 to $19.45. The Bethesda, Maryland- based company said its earnings rose to $1.70 billion, or $5.99 per share, in the first quarter ended March 31, from $1.16 billion,...

  • LONDON, April 18- Is the London Metal Exchange's physical storage function in danger of slipping into the shadows? London tin traders have learnt to navigate the contract's liquidity gaps in terms of physical settlement, although it's getting harder judging by this week's events. Global usage in 2017 was 362,500 tonnes, most of it going into semi-conductor...

  • April 18- U.S. Senate Majority leader Mitch McConnell said on Thursday he plans to introduce legislation to raise the minimum age for buying tobacco products, including vaping devices, to 21 from 18 to curb their "epidemic" use among teens. A 2015 study from the National Academy of Medicine found that among adults who became daily smokers, about 90 percent started...

  • LONDON, April 18- Is the London Metal Exchange's physical storage function in danger of slipping into the shadows? London tin traders have learnt to navigate the contract's liquidity gaps in terms of physical settlement, although it's getting harder judging by this week's events. Global usage in 2017 was 362,500 tonnes, most of it going into semi-conductor...

  • WASHINGTON, April 5- U.S. employment growth likely rebounded from a 17- month low in March as milder weather boosted activity in sectors like construction, which could further allay fears of a sharp slowdown in economic growth in the first quarter. The Labor Department's closely watched monthly employment report on Friday would follow on the heels of fairly...

  • Lyft's IPO sets the stage for the stock market debut of larger rival Uber Technologies Inc, which Reuters has reported will kick off in April. Uber has been told by its investment bankers that it could be valued at as much as $120 billion. It paves the way for other Silicon Valley companies seeking to float in the stock market this year, including Pinterest Inc, Slack...

  • "For the next few hours, we still expect the river to rise," said St. Joseph police Sergeant Casey Guyer, adding that some roadways were underwater. Officials said they expect levees to contain debris-laden river water as floodwaters head toward Kansas City, Missouri, about 55 miles south of St. Joseph, then other population centers in Kansas and Missouri downstream.

  • Gov. Larry Hogan

    Hogan says he wants to see whether GOP voters push for an alternative to Trump and what special counsel Robert Mueller's probe reveals.

  • Polystyrene containers

    Maryland is a step closer to becoming the first state to ban foam containers.

  • TOLEDO, Ohio, March 18- General Motors Co built the final Chevrolet Cruze small car at its Lordstown, Ohio, assembly plant on March 6, despite demands from President Donald Trump, Ohio political leaders and the United Auto Workers union not to close the plant and leave nearly 1,500 workers laid off. She had already moved on to her new workplace, GM's Toledo...

  • Sen. Chris Van Hollen, D-Md.

    Sen. Chris Van Hollen points to an SEC study that share repurchases are benefiting corporate insiders at the expense of long-term investors.

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