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  • Shares in Atlanta- based United Parcel Service Inc rose more than 2 percent. Like main rival FedEx Corp, UPS is often seen as a bellwether of U.S. economic health. When reporting quarterly results in June, Memphis- based FedEx said lower fuel surcharges had cut into revenue.

  • CHICAGO, July 28- Package delivery company United Parcel Service Inc on Tuesday reported higher second-quarter net profit as improved margins offset a drop in revenue. When main rival FedEx Corp reported quarterly results in June, the Memphis- based company said lower fuel surcharges had cut into revenue. UPS reported second-quarter net income of $1.23...

  • ATLANTA _ Global Payments Inc. on Tuesday reported fiscal fourth-quarter net income of $65.3 million. The average estimate of 16 analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of $1.18 per share. Global Payments expects full-year earnings in the range of $5.60 to $5.78 per share, with revenue in the range of $2.87 billion to $2.95 billion.

  • The package-delivery company earned $1.23 billion, or $1.35 per share, for the three months ended June 30. The average estimate of 12 analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of $1.26 per share. Six analysts surveyed by Zacks expected higher revenue of $14.49 billion.

  • ATLANTA _ PRGX Global Inc. on Tuesday reported second-quarter net income of $1.1 million, after reporting a loss in the same period a year earlier. On a per-share basis, the Atlanta- based company said it had profit of 4 cents. Keywords: PRGX Global, Earnings Report.

  • SYDNEY- Reserve Bank of Australia Governor Glenn Stevens speaks at the Boao Forum for Asia Financial Cooperation Conference, hosted by the New South Wales government- 0030 GMT. KYOTO- Bank of Japan board member Koji Ishida speaks to business leaders in Kyoto- 0130 GMT. LONDON- Bank of England holds Monetary Policy Committee meeting.

  • Delta Air to buy stake in China Eastern Airlines Monday, 27 Jul 2015 | 10:45 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Delta said it will pay $450 million to buy a stake in China Eastern Airlines as the Atlanta- based airline seeks to expand into China's fast-growing travel industry. And in April, Delta moved its operations in Shanghai's Pudong Airport to the same terminal as China Eastern and its subsidiary Shanghai Airlines. Shares of Delta Air Lines Inc. slipped 17...

  • Aaron's beats 2Q profit forecasts Friday, 24 Jul 2015 | 7:24 AM ET

    ATLANTA _ Aaron's Inc. on Friday reported second-quarter net income of $40.5 million. The average estimate of six analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 46 cents per share. Five analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $770.4 million.

  • NEW YORK— Delta Air Lines flights are resuming at LaGuardia Airport's Terminal C after an hourslong power outage resulted in dozens of cancellations. Steve Coleman, a spokesman for the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, which runs the region's airports, says power went out at 4:30 a.m. when a contractor accidentally cut two electric feeders.

  • ATLANTA— Chick-fil-A officials say Jeannette McNeil Cathy, the wife of the restaurant chain's late founder, Truett Cathy, has died at age 92.. Officials say Jeannette Cathy attended New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary and married Truett Cathy in 1948. The two met when she was 8 years old. Officials say Jeanette Cathy supported her husband through the...

  • State Bank Financial reports 2Q loss Thursday, 23 Jul 2015 | 9:24 AM ET

    ATLANTA _ State Bank Financial Corp. on Thursday reported a second-quarter loss of $2 million, after reporting a profit in the same period a year earlier. The average estimate of five analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 30 cents per share. State Bank Financial shares have increased 14 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • Graphic Packaging matches Street 2Q forecasts Thursday, 23 Jul 2015 | 8:15 AM ET

    ATLANTA _ Graphic Packaging Holding Co. on Thursday reported second-quarter net income of $57.6 million, after reporting a loss in the same period a year earlier. The average estimate of four analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was also for earnings of 19 cents per share. Graphic Packaging shares have risen 8 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • PulteGroup misses Street 2Q forecasts Thursday, 23 Jul 2015 | 6:42 AM ET

    ATLANTA— PulteGroup Inc. on Thursday reported second-quarter net income of $103.3 million. The average estimate of eight analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 26 cents per share. PulteGroup shares have decreased 6 percent since the beginning of the year, while the Standard& Poor's 500 index has risen roughly 3 percent.

  • Pilots' union leader at Delta to step down in September Wednesday, 22 Jul 2015 | 5:00 PM ET

    ATLANTA— The head of the pilots' union at Delta Air Lines is resigning. Donatelli's decision comes less than two weeks after members of the Air Line Pilots Association rejected a Delta contract offer that union leaders had narrowly endorsed. "It is time for the pilots of Delta Air Lines to unify," Donatelli said in a letter to the airline's 12,000 pilots.

  • Equifax beats Street 2Q forecasts Wednesday, 22 Jul 2015 | 4:33 PM ET

    ATLANTA _ Equifax Inc. on Wednesday reported second-quarter earnings of $111 million. Six analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $661.7 million. For the current quarter ending in September, Equifax expects its per-share earnings to range from $1.08 to $1.11.

  • When chef Hooni Kim opened his Korean-inspired restaurant Danji in New York City nearly five years ago, he made sure to couch the cuisine's bold, funky flavors in familiar items: sliders filled with the marinated beef called "bulgogi," for example, and chicken wings glazed with garlic, honey and sesame seeds. "I wanted to deliver the flavors in a non-exotic way," says...

  • Home Depot paying $1.63 billion for Interline Wednesday, 22 Jul 2015 | 8:51 AM ET

    NEW YORK— The Home Depot Inc. is buying Interline Brands Inc., which distributes maintenance and repair products, for just under $1.63 billion in cash. Jacksonville, Florida- based Interline is a national distributor and direct marketer of maintenance and repair products. Atlanta- based Home Depot said the purchase will help address the needs of the...

  • NEW YORK— Coca-Cola says people are shelling out more money for its drinks, thanks to a mix of reinvigorated marketing and mini-cans and glass bottles that tend to cost more. The Atlanta- based company, known for more than a century's worth of ads such as "I'd Like To Buy The World A Coke," says the stepped-up quality and quantity of its advertising is helping it command...

  • Manhattan Associates posts 2Q profit Tuesday, 21 Jul 2015 | 4:21 PM ET

    ATLANTA _ Manhattan Associates Inc. on Tuesday reported second-quarter net income of $26 million. Manhattan Associates expects full-year earnings in the range of $1.40 to $1.42 per share, with revenue in the range of $553 million to $558 million. Manhattan Associates shares have climbed 53 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • Ted Turner Drive unveiled in downtown Atlanta Tuesday, 21 Jul 2015 | 3:39 PM ET

    Atlanta city officials, business leaders and others gathered on a sweltering Tuesday morning for the unveiling of Ted Turner Drive in downtown Atlanta. Officials say the move was meant to honor Turner's cultural and economic contributions to Atlanta. Several of Turner's notable contributions to Atlanta— CNN Center, Turner Broadcasting System and Ted's...