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  • BIRMINGHAM, Ala. _ National Commerce Corp. on Tuesday reported second-quarter earnings of $4.4 million. The average estimate of three analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 36 cents per share. National Commerce shares have decreased 4 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • *Hyundai reliant on sedans as U.S. consumers pivot to SUVs. SEOUL, July 27- At last February's Super Bowl, Hyundai Motor hired' X-Men' movie star Ryan Reynolds for an ad plugging the new version of its Elantra sedan. At the Elantra's peak, more than one car in every 20 sold in America was a Hyundai, cementing the firm's place as the world's fifth-biggest automaker...

  • AUBURN, Ala. _ Auburn National Bancorporation Inc. on Monday reported second-quarter earnings of $1.9 million. The Auburn, Alabama-based bank said it had earnings of 53 cents per share. This story was generated by Automated Insights using data from Zacks Investment Research.

  • BIRMINGHAM, Ala.— The parent company of Golden Flake Snack Foods Inc.— a longtime Alabama maker of potato chips and other snack foods— is being acquired by Utz Quality Foods Inc. of Hanover, Pennsylvania. Birmingham- based Golden Enterprises and Utz Quality Foods announced this week they've entered into a merger agreement. Golden Enterprises CEO Mark McCutcheon...

  • BIRMINGHAM, Ala. _ Regions Financial Corp. on Tuesday reported second-quarter profit of $275 million. The average estimate of 21 analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was also for earnings of 20 cents per share. Regions Financial shares have decreased nearly 5 percent since the beginning of the year, while the Standard& Poor's 500 index has climbed 6...

  • BIRMINGHAM, Ala. _ ServisFirst Bancshares Inc. on Monday reported second-quarter net income of $18.9 million. The holding company for ServisFirst Bank posted revenue of $49.7 million in the period. Keywords: ServisFirst Bancshares, Earnings Report.

  • July 18- Wall Street closed slightly higher on Monday to mint new record highs for the S&P 500 and the Dow industrials, fueled by Bank of America's better-than-expected profit and a major tech sector acquisition. SoftBank's $32- billion deal to buy British chip designer ARM Holdings lifted U.S. chip stocks, and the technology sector led the way higher on the S&P...

  • NEW ORLEANS— A Texas lawyer and six co-defendants are now facing a reduced indictment of 73 charges, instead of 95, at federal trial on accusations that they faked more than 40,000 damage claims after the BP oil spill in 2010.. Online court records show that prosecutors dropped 22 counts of identity document fraud before jury selection began Monday in Gulfport,...

  • European shares lower after deadly Nice attack. NEW YORK, July 15- European shares edged lower on Friday after at least 84 people died in an attack in France and U.S. stocks dipped from record peaks, while benchmark U.S. Treasury yields eased off three-week highs after the close of U.S. stock markets as Turkey's military said it had seized power.

  • Ellen DeGeneres, Chrissy Teigen, Demi Lovato, Steve Aoki and Soulja Boy have posted about the augmented-reality sensation on social media. NBA player Karl-Anthony Towns had to resist the urge to pull out his smartphone at Wednesday night's ESPY Awards to hunt for one of the cutesy pocket monsters. The Detroit News reports that Milford police say the 26-...

  • HAVANA, June 30- U.S. banks are failing to take advantage of looser U.S. restrictions on trade with Cuba and the lack of financial services is hampering U.S. travel and business opportunities, former Secretary of Commerce Carlos Gutierrez said on Thursday. President Barack Obama loosened rules on financial services earlier this year, shortly before his...

  • NEW YORK, June 30- Low-risk money market funds attracted $25.1 billion in new cash in the week ended June 29 after Britain voted to leave the European Union, a process often referred to as Brexit, data from Thomson Reuters' Lipper service showed on Thursday. Stock funds posted $6.8 billion in outflows to mark their biggest withdrawals since early May, while taxable...

  • June 30- Wall Street rolled to a third straight day of gains on Thursday as Britain's central bank raised the prospect of stimulus and consumer staples shares gained on news of Mondelez International's $23 billion bid for Hershey. They have erased the bulk of their losses in the wake of Britain's shock vote a week ago to leave the European Union that had set off...

  • June 30- Wall Street posted solid gains for a third straight day on Thursday as Britain's central bank raised the prospect of stimulus and consumer staples shares gained on news of Mondelez International's $23 billion bid for Hershey. The three U.S. indexes were each up at least 1 percent, and have erased the bulk of their losses in the wake of Britain's shock vote...

  • June 28- The battle over abortion was expected to shift to measures focusing on the fetus in the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court's decision striking down a Texas law enacted in the name of maternal health. The 5-3 ruling held that Texas clinic regulations put an undue burden on women seeking abortion, a right established in the court's landmark 1973 Roe v.

  • June 27- The battle over abortion was expected to shift to measures focusing on the fetus in the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court's decision striking down a Texas law enacted in the name of maternal health. The 5-3 ruling held that Texas clinic regulations put an undue burden on women seeking abortion, a right established in the court's landmark 1973 Roe v.

  • June 13- Wall Street stumbled for a third straight session on Monday as tech stalwarts Microsoft and Apple dragged on indexes and investors braced for major economic and political events in the United States and Europe. Apple shares fell 1.5 percent as the iPhone maker held its developers conference in San Francisco. Adding to the pressure from the tech sector,...

  • June 13- Wall Street stumbled for a third straight session on Monday as tech stalwarts Microsoft and Apple dragged on indexes and investors braced for major economic and political events in the United States and Europe. Apple shares fell 1.2 percent as the iPhone maker held its developers conference in San Francisco. Adding to the pressure from the tech sector,...

  • WASHINGTON, June 9- Twenty-one U.S. states led by Texas and Arkansas on Thursday announced a lawsuit against Delaware, accusing it of violating federal law by snatching up to $400 million in unclaimed checks that should have gone to other states. "Delaware has our money," Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton said at a news conference outside the U.S. Supreme Court.

  • *Fed Chair Janet Yellen sounds upbeat note on economy. *Oil gains, boosts energy shares. June 6- The S&P 500 closed at a 7- month high on Monday as Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen painted a mostly upbeat picture of the economy but gave little sense of when a rate hike may be coming.