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  • iTunes Movies U.S. charts for week ending November 19, 2017:. War for the Planet of the Apes. iTunes Movies US Charts— Independent:.

  • CHESAPEAKE, Va. _ Dollar Tree Inc. on Tuesday reported fiscal third-quarter profit of $239.9 million. Six analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $5.28 billion. For the current quarter ending in January, Dollar Tree said it expects revenue in the range of $6.32 billion to $6.43 billion.

  • News outlets report the line outside Need Supply Co. in Richmond began Monday, ahead of the launch of the Nike Air Max 97/ 1 that was scheduled for Tuesday morning. The store delayed the release just before 5 a.m. Tuesday, citing a rowdy crowd that Richmond police said had grown to nearly 500 by 2:30 a.m. Police dispersed the crowd. The shoe was designed by Richmond...

  • MCLEAN, Va. _ Gladstone Capital Corp. on Monday reported fiscal fourth-quarter earnings of $5.4 million. The McLean, Virginia- based company said it had profit of 21 cents per share. The average estimate of four analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was also for earnings of 21 cents per share.

  • HERNDON, Va. _ Beacon Roofing Supply Inc. on Monday reported fiscal fourth-quarter profit of $45.1 million. The average estimate of 12 analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 94 cents per share. Ten analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $1.26 billion.

  • CHICAGO, Nov 20- The U.S. Justice Department withdrew a Medicare fraud lawsuit against HCR ManorCare, removing a cloud over one the largest U.S. nursing home chains as it nears a deadline to settle a legal dispute with its landlord. The Justice Department's whistleblower lawsuit, which accused HCR ManorCare of receiving millions of dollars in Medicare...

  • CHICAGO, Nov 20- Millicent Graves will get a raise from Social Security next year, but her household budget will get worse, not better. The 2 percent cost-of-living adjustment announced by Social Security for 2018 last month will boost Graves monthly benefit by $20.70. But for roughly 70 percent of seniors, Social Security benefit amounts will stay flat due to the...

  • DETROIT— An auto safety group is asking the government for a recall of Chrysler Pacifica minivans over complaints that the engines can stall without warning. The Center for Auto Safety petitioned the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Monday, asking for an investigation and a recall of 150,000 minivans from the 2017 model year.

  • NEW YORK, Nov 20- In August, a dozen inventors gathered around a fire pit outside the headquarters of the U.S. "It's time for us to make patents great again," Michael Caputo, an advisor to Donald Trump's presidential campaign, told those gathered. The U.S. Supreme Court is due to rule sometime next year on whether the tribunal is an unconstitutional intrusion of the...

  • MEXICO CITY, Nov 18- Negotiations in Mexico to update NAFTA have not made much progress on tough U.S. demands that could sink the 1994 trade pact, but the current round of talks are progressing with civility, some participants said on Saturday. Officials from the United States, Canada and Mexico are meeting in Mexico City for the fifth of seven planned rounds to...

  • MEXICO CITY, Nov 18- Negotiations in Mexico to update NAFTA have not made much progress on tough U.S. demands that could sink the 1994 trade pact but the current round of talks are progressing with civility, a well-placed source said on Saturday. Officials from the United States, Canada and Mexico are meeting in Mexico City for the fifth of seven planned rounds to...

  • MEXICO CITY, Nov 18- Negotiators at high stakes talks to update NAFTA have so far kept their tempers but are not making much progress on tough U.S. demands that could sink the 1994 trade pact, a well-placed source said on Saturday. Officials from the United States, Canada and Mexico are meeting in Mexico City for the fifth of seven planned rounds to update the North...

  • MEXICO CITY, Nov 18- Negotiators at high stakes talks to update NAFTA have so far kept their tempers but are not making much progress on tough U.S. demands that could sink the 1994 trade pact, a well-placed source said on Saturday. Officials from the United States, Canada and Mexico are meeting in Mexico City for the fifth of seven planned rounds to update the North...

  • MEXICO CITY, Nov 18- Negotiators at high stakes talks to update NAFTA have so far kept their tempers but are not making much progress on tough U.S. demands that could sink the 1994 trade pact, a well-placed source said on Saturday. Officials from the United States, Canada and Mexico are meeting in Mexico City for the fifth of seven planned rounds to update the North...

  • WASHINGTON, Nov 17- U.S. homebuilding jumped to a one-year high in October as disruptions caused by recent hurricanes in the South faded and communities in the region started replacing houses damaged by flooding. The sharp rebound in home construction reported by the Commerce Department on Friday was also driven by robust gains in the Northeast and Midwest...

  • WASHINGTON, Nov 16- The Cato Institute's annual monetary policy conference on Thursday could have been a celebration of President Donald Trump making good on his 2016 campaign promise to shake the pillars of official Washington, including the Federal Reserve. Instead, the event at the libertarian think tank became a eulogy of sorts for the idea that...

  • *Senate already has confirmed 14 Trump judicial nominees. If the party's slim 52-48 majority in the Senate, which reviews and confirms federal judicial nominees, is at risk, Republicans may need to move even more quickly on getting judges confirmed by the Senate for their lifetime posts, some legal experts said. "Obviously, who gets nominated and the pace of...

  • RICHMOND, Va.— Virginia would regulate carbon emissions from power plants and become the first Southern state, its officials say, with a carbon cap-and-trade program under a proposal that won preliminary approval from state regulators Thursday. Terry McAuliffe directed his administration in May to develop the regulation, saying Virginia "cannot afford to...

  • MEXICO CITY, Nov 15- Mexico shot down a proposal by the United States to include provisions in the North America Free Trade Agreement that would benefit AT&T Inc, Mexico's Economy Minister Ildefonso Guajardo said on Wednesday. During the last round of talks in Virginia, the United States proposed incorporating Mexico's landmark telecommunications reform...

  • ROANOKE, Va. _ RGC Resources Inc. on Wednesday reported fiscal fourth-quarter net income of $160,000. The Roanoke, Virginia- based company said it had profit of 2 cents per share. RGC Resources shares have risen 60 percent since the beginning of the year.