Team Report – Baltimore Orioles – Yahoo Sports

Investors Favor California Over Pennsylvania: Muni Credit – Bloomberg

What he did do was limit them to two runs over six innings after a 56-minute rain delay on a hot, muggy night as the Baltimore Orioles completed a four-game sweep with a 5-2 win. “I knew it was going to be delayed from the start,” Chen said through an interpreter, “so I just go through my routines and wait for the notice of when the game is going to start. So it wasn’t that difficult.” Chen (8-3, 4.12 ERA) became the first Oriole starter to reach eight victories and surpassed his win total from a year ago, when he missed two months with a right oblique strain. This year he hasn’t missed a turn and bounced back from his last outing, in which he allowed five runs in seven hits in just 3 1/3 innings. http://sports.yahoo.com/news/team-report-baltimore-orioles-014946423–mlb.html

Home Bancorp Announces 2014 Second Quarter Results – Yahoo Finance

New Jersey is graded one level lower, at A1, and Illinois is two steps below that, at A3, for the lowest mark among states. California, the most-populous state, became more attractive to investors after Brown, a 76-year-old Democrat, persuaded voters to approve temporary increases in income and sales taxes in 2012, yielding an extra $6 billion a year for schools, said Brothers. The Golden States resurgent technology industry has helped make it a stronger bet than Pennsylvania, which is counting on natural gas-yielding shale deposits to revive an economy historically rooted in coal and heavy manufacturing. Tech Fuel The recovery is uneven across California, but in general its been good, whereas in Pennsylvania the economy post-recession has kind of lagged the past couple of years, said Alan Schankel, a managing director at Janney Montgomery Scott LLC in Philadelphia. http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-07-29/investors-favor-california-over-pennsylvania-muni-credit.html

Done Home Bancorp Announces 2014 Second Quarter Results Home Bancorp, Inc. 2 hours ago 0 shares Content preferences Done LAFAYETTE, La., July 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ –Home Bancorp, Inc. (Nasdaq: “HBCP”) (the “Company”), the parent company for Home Bank ( http://www.home24bank.com ), a Federally chartered savings bank headquartered in Lafayette, Louisiana (the “Bank”), announced net income of $2.8 million for the second quarter of 2014, an increase of $1.3 million, or 92%, compared to the first quarter of 2014 and an increase of $1.5 million, or 121%, compared to the second quarter of 2013. The first and second quarters of 2014 include pre-tax merger expenses of $2.0 million and $207,000, respectively, related to the acquisition of Britton & Koontz Capital Corporation (“Britton & Koontz”). Excluding merger-related expenses, net income for the second quarter of 2014 was $2.9 million, an increase of 4% and 132% compared to the first quarter of 2014 and the second quarter of 2013, respectively. View photo . Diluted earnings per share were $0.40 for the second quarter of 2014, an increase of $0.19, or 91%, compared to the first quarter of 2014 and an increase of $0.22, or 122%, compared to the second quarter of 2013. Excluding merger-related expenses, diluted earnings per share were $0.42 for the second quarter of 2014, an increase of 5% and 133% compared to the first quarter of 2014 and the second quarter of 2013, respectively. http://finance.yahoo.com/news/home-bancorp-announces-2014-second-100000126.html

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Peapack-gladstone Financial Corporation Reports Another Solid Quarter Of Growth And Accomplishment – Yahoo Finance

At June 30, 2014, the market value of assets under administration at the Private Wealth Management Division of Peapack-Gladstone Bank (“The Bank”) was $2.84 billion, also another record for the Company. Fee income from the Private Wealth Management Division totaled $4.01 million for the June 2014 quarter growing from $3.75 million for the March 2014 quarter, and $3.63 million for the June 2013 quarter. Total revenue (net interest income plus other income) of $22.40 million for the June 2014 quarter reflected improvement when compared to $20.57 million for the March 2014 quarter, and compared to $17.68 million for the June 2013 quarter. Asset quality metrics demonstrated continued improvement at June 30, 2014 when compared to prior periods.For example, nonperforming assets stood at just $7.6 million or 0.32 percent of total assets as of June 30, 2014, compared to $8.6 million or 0.44 percent of total assets of December 31, 2013, and $11.4 million or 0.68 percent of total assets at June 30, 2013. Additionally, the Company’s nonperforming asset ratio compares favorably to the weighted average for all Mid-Atlantic banks of 0.90 percent (as of March 31, 2014). The book value per share at June 30, 2014 of $15.48 reflected improvement when compared to $14.79 at December 31, 2013 and $13.93 at June 30, 2013. Capital ratios remain strong as of June 30, 2014, even with asset growth over the six month period, as well as migration of lower risk weighted investment security cash flows into loans. http://finance.yahoo.com/news/peapack-gladstone-financial-corporation-reports-132000413.html

Dollar Tree (DLTR) Buying Family Dollar (FDO) – ABC News

Among the big winners is billionaire investor Carl Icahn, who announced last month that he had purchased more than 9 percent of Family Dollar shares. Stockholders of Family Dollar Stores will receive $59.60 in cash and the equivalent of $14.90 in shares of Dollar Tree for each share they own. The boards of both companies have unanimously approved the deal, which is expected to close by early next year. With flat living standards and cautious consumers, dollar stores have seen their sales rise in recent years. http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/business/2014/07/dollar-tree-buying-family-dollar/

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2 Guns Found At Hospital Shooting Suspect’s Home

Police in Upper Darby, where Plotts once lived, were aware of at least three mental health commitments, including once after he cut his wrists and once when he threatened suicide. Whelan said Plotts had spent time in a mental health facility, but he did not discuss any potential diagnosis. Plotts’s record also includes past assault, drug and gun charges, including one of possessing a weapon when banned from doing so, according to police and court records. And he has been barred from at least one residential shelter because of his violent history, Upper Darby police Superintendent Michael Chitwood said. “The caseworkers and the doctors and the catchment centers they know who violent individuals are because they’re frequent fliers,” Chitwood said. http://globegazette.com/news/national/guns-found-at-hospital-shooting-suspect-s-home/article_3d375dc0-c3f9-5548-8678-55b97f646dd4.html

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