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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