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  • PHILADELPHIA _ Urban Outfitters Inc. on Tuesday reported fiscal second-quarter profit of $49.9 million. The average estimate of 15 analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 37 cents per share. Urban Outfitters shares have decreased 41 percent since the beginning of the year, while the Standard& Poor's 500 index has climbed 10...

  • *North Korea's Kim to delay strike toward Guam- state media. Since the weekend, Washington and Pyongyang have ratcheted down rhetoric that had ignited fears of an imminent military showdown between the nations. On Tuesday, state media said North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has postponed a missile strike toward the U.S. territory of Guam.

  • The letter, from the Rail Customer Coalition sent on Monday, is the latest challenge to CSX Chief Executive Hunter Harrison's effort to ramp up productivity at the Jacksonville, Florida- based railroad and fulfill investor expectations for substantially better financial performance. Senators John Thune of South Dakota and Bill Nelson from Florida, and...

  • *North Korea's Kim said to delay strike towards Guam. Since the weekend, Washington and Pyongyang have ratcheted down rhetoric that had ignited fears of an imminent military showdown between the nations. On Tuesday, state media said North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has postponed a missile strike towards the U.S. territory of Guam.

  • PHILADELPHIA— A lawsuit claims a suburban Philadelphia woman got an extra topping on her Chick-fil-A sandwich: a dead rodent. "I felt something funny on the bottom of the bun," Manfalouti told The Philadelphia Inquirer on Monday. Manfalouti's lawyer Bill Davis told the newspaper that he filed the lawsuit last week against Chick-fil-A franchise owner Dave...

  • CORAOPOLIS, Pa. _ Dick's Sporting Goods Inc. on Tuesday reported fiscal second-quarter net income of $112.4 million. The average estimate of 14 analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of $1 per share. Nine analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $2.17 billion.

  • *U.S. steel stocks down 10 pct since July tariff delay. LONDON/ WASHINGTON, Aug 15- U.S. "Based on Ross's recent statements and our discussions with trade lawyers engaged in section 232, we still expect measures that will have a positive impact on U.S. steel prices," said Seth Rosenfeld, a steel industry analyst at Jefferies in London.

  • NORWOOD, Ohio— Herbie Mays is 3 M proud, and it shows— in the 3 M shirt he wears; in the 3 M ring he earned after three decades at the company's plant in suburban Cincinnati; in the way he shows off a card from a 3 M supervisor, praising Mays as "a GREAT employee." Barely 10 miles from his ranch-style brick home in this blue-collar city, GE Aviation has been expanding— and hiring.

  • TRENTON, N.J.— The CEOs of athletic wear manufacturer Under Armour, computer chip maker Intel and pharmaceutical company Merck resigned Monday from the White House's American Manufacturing Council— with the Merck withdrawal drawing a quick and angry Twitter outburst from President Donald Trump. Under Armour CEO Kevin Plank resigned from the panel later...

  • The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports that jurors were selected Monday for the proceedings in the case of James Nassida scheduled to begin Aug. 29. District Judge Donetta Ambrose ruled earlier this year that Nassida was denied a fair trial because Stan Levenson dozed during the October trial. Information from: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette,...

  • Bally's: $22.8 million, up 5.3 percent from July 2016. Borgata: $76.3 million, down 5.6 percent. Source: New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement.

  • Aug 14- The S&P 500 and the Nasdaq Composite rose more than 1 percent in late morning trading on Monday as investors returned to riskier assets after tensions in the Korean peninsula eased. The boost to investor sentiment comes after key U.S. officials on Sunday played down the risk of an imminent war with North Korea, which had wiped out nearly $1 trillion from...

  • BOSTON, Aug 14- Top mutual fund manager Vanguard Group said on Monday it has "prioritized climate risk" in its talks with companies, and urged them to disclose potential business risks from environmental shifts. Glenn Booraem, investment stewardship officer for Vanguard funds, said the closely held Pennsylvania firm has pressured companies to say more about...

  • TRENTON, N.J.— President Donald Trump lashed out at the CEO of the nation's third-largest pharmaceutical company after he resigned from a federal advisory council, citing the president's failure to explicitly rebuke the white nationalists who marched in Charlottesville, Virginia. Merck CEO Kenneth Frazier wrote on Twitter Monday that "America's leaders...

  • A leading neo-Nazi website was sporadically accessible Monday despite efforts by website registration companies Google and GoDaddy to oust it after it mocked the woman killed in a deadly attack at a white nationalist rally in Virginia. The registration had moved there after GoDaddy tweeted late Sunday night that it had given The Daily Stormer 24 hours to...

  • RADNOR, Pa. _ J.G. Wentworth Co. on Monday reported a loss of $7 million in its second quarter. The Radnor, Pennsylvania- based company said it had a loss of 44 cents per share. This story was generated by Automated Insights using data from Zacks Investment Research.

  • WASHINGTON— It may not equal Social Security and Medicare as a "third rail" program that politicians touch at their own risk, yet Medicaid seems to have gotten stronger after the Republican failure to pass health care legislation. Although Medicaid still serves low-income people, middle-class workers are more likely to personally know someone who's covered.

  • LANCASTER, Pa.— Pennsylvania utility regulators are making a big to-do over Timm Wenger's tuk-tuk. The 48- year-old entrepreneur wants to use his three-wheeled, open-sided electric shuttle to offer sightseeing tours of Lancaster, the urban core of a region best known for its undulating farms, horse-drawn buggies and large Amish population.

  • Among major oil- and gas-producing states, California and New Mexico each increased by one rig. Texas lost seven rigs and Louisiana decreased by one. Alaska, Arkansas, Colorado, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Utah, West Virginia and Wyoming were all unchanged.

  • WILKES-BARRE, Pa.— The curtain's closing on a Pennsylvania orchestra. The Northeastern Pennsylvania Philharmonic said Friday it's canceling the upcoming season because of financial problems. The orchestra ended last season with a $235,000 deficit.