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  • The maker of Tide detergent and Pampers diapers said net income attributable to the company rose to $2.85 billion or $1.06 per share in the first quarter ended Sept. 30, compared with $2.71 billion, or 96 cents per share, a year ago. Net sales for the company, which recently won an historic proxy fight battle with hedge fund manager Nelson Peltz who tried to muscle...

  • FRANKFURT, Oct 20- An Air Berlin airliner was grounded at Iceland's Keflavik airport late on Thursday because the insolvent German carrier had not paid its airport charges, Keflavik operator Isavia said in a statement. According to German magazine Stern, the Airbus A320 landed at Keflavik at 10:35 p.m. local time on Thursday and was due to depart for...

  • THE HAGUE, Netherlands _ Schlumberger NV on Friday reported third-quarter profit of $545 million. The average estimate of 14 analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was also for earnings of 42 cents per share. This story was generated by Automated Insights using data from Zacks Investment Research.

  • BRAINTREE, Mass. _ Altra Industrial Motion Corp. on Friday reported third-quarter profit of $13.3 million. The average estimate of four analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 46 cents per share. Three analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $212.2 million.

  • SINGAPORE, Oct 20- Singapore- headquartered solar panel maker REC hopes to be exempt from potential U.S. restrictions on imports following a recent trade finding that said no significant injury to the United States had been caused by makers including those from Australia, Canada and Singapore. Many companies have warned that a solar trade dispute involving...

  • LONDON, Oct 20- The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development is hitting its lending limit with Kazakhstan's sovereign wealth fund, risking a sharp drop off in its annual 1 billion euro lending programme to the country. Kazakhstan became the EBRD's second-largest country of operation by volume last year behind Turkey, as investments in mines to solar...

  • LONDON, Oct 20- The dollar rose on Friday, on track for its biggest daily gain in more than two weeks, as progress on U.S. tax reforms raised prospects of a fiscal lift to the economy, though a lack of broad inflationary pressures checked gains. "Today's story has been all about the boost to the dollar from increased expectations of significant tax reforms and that is...

  • CINCINNATI _ Procter& Gamble Co. on Friday reported fiscal first-quarter profit of $2.85 billion. The average estimate of 11 analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of $1.07 per share. This story was generated by Automated Insights using data from Zacks Investment Research.

  • WALDORF, Md. _ The Community Financial Corp. on Friday reported third-quarter earnings of $2.8 million. The Waldorf, Maryland- based bank said it had earnings of 60 cents per share. The holding company for Community Bank of the Chesapeake posted revenue of $14.8 million in the period.

  • Oct 20- Schlumberger Ltd posted a bigger quarterly profit on Friday, as its North American business continues to be helped by strong shale drilling. Net profit attributable to the Houston- based oilfield services company rose to $545 million, or 39 cents per share, for the third quarter ended Sept. 30, from $176 million, or 13 cents per share, last year.

  • MORGANTOWN, West Virginia, Oct 20- A shortage of nurses at U.S. hospitals hit West Virginia's Charleston Area Medical Center at the worst possible time. It faces a $40 million deficit this year as it struggles with fewer privately insured patients, cuts in government reimbursement and higher labor costs to attract a shrinking pool of nurses.

  • BOSTON— General Electric Co. on Friday reported third-quarter profit of $1.84 billion. The average estimate of eight analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 49 cents per share. Five analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $31.92 billion.

  • KANSAS CITY, Mo. _ DST Systems Inc. on Friday reported third-quarter earnings of $48.5 million. The average estimate of four analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 73 cents per share. DST Systems shares have climbed slightly more than 4 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • The average estimate of 10 analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 12 cents per share. Seven analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $5.5 billion. This story was generated by Automated Insights using data from Zacks Investment Research.

  • *U.S. Senate vote clears hurdle for Trump tax cuts. LONDON, Oct 20- Gold prices fell on Friday after the U.S. Senate approved a budget blueprint that paves the way for tax cuts, causing European stocks, the dollar and bond yields to rise as investors betting on faster economic growth bought riskier assets. The Republican-controlled Senate voted by 51- to-49 late on...

  • PROVIDENCE, R.I. _ Citizens Financial Group Inc. on Friday reported third-quarter earnings of $348 million. The average estimate of 10 analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 64 cents per share. Five analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $1.43 billion.

  • LONDON, Oct 20- Nickel prices hit a six-week high on Friday, helped by expectations that market deficits will widen going forward, while copper gained on an upbeat view of demand growth in top consumer China. "Nickel prices are set by the cost of making nickel pig iron in China and moves like we've seen are probably detaching from that anchor," he said.

  • We got ZERO Democrat votes with only Rand Paul voting against, "Trump wrote on Twitter. On Thursday, the Republican-controlled Senate approved the budget resolution for the 2018 fiscal year with Paul casting the lone Republican vote against it. The Senate's budget must be reconciled with a markedly different version passed by the U.S. House of Representatives,...

  • STAMFORD, Conn. _ Synchrony Financial on Friday reported third-quarter earnings of $555 million. The average estimate of nine analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 64 cents per share. Four analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $3.78 billion.

  • Excluding items, industrial cash flows from operating activities was $1.74 billion in the third quarter ended Sept. 30, compared with $2.90 billion, a year earlier. Earnings from continuing operations attributable to GE shareholders fell to $1.91 billion, from $2.10 billion a year earlier. Earnings per share from continuing operations fell to 22 cents from 24...