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  • NEW YORK, July 28- Forty percent of millennials have at least one tattoo, according to Pew Research Center. "If you walk into a boardroom and you have that baby girl tattoo on your neck, you may not get that job you want," said Univerity of Tampa assistant professor Kristen Foltz, who conducted the research. Katie Murtagh, a first-year law student at the Charlotte School...

  • WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. _ Affiliated Managers Group Inc. on Tuesday reported second-quarter profit of $128.7 million. The average estimate of six analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of $3.03 per share. Affiliated Managers shares have declined 1 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • CORAL GABLES, Fla. _ Fresh Del Monte Produce Inc. on Tuesday reported second-quarter earnings of $64.5 million. The Coral Gables, Florida- based company said it had net income of $1.21 per share. Keywords: Fresh Del Monte Produce, Earnings Report.

  • TULSA, Oklahoma, July 28- The rebound in U.S. jobs, limited in the early part of the recovery to a handful of booming industries such as oil, has broadened across the country as old-line industrial areas such as Michigan and sun belt hubs like Florida pick up the slack. Riding the shale oil and gas boom, Texas, Louisiana, Oklahoma and three other states made an outsized...

  • NEW YORK, July 27- When Stan Calow was growing up, frugality was a way of life: "You spend as little as you need to, and then save everything else." So, the 58- year-old engineer and U.S. Army veteran from Kansas City, Missouri always hated spending money. Calow and his wife just returned from a trip to France, touring the chateaux of the Loire Valley, just like they had always...

  • July 27- Puerto Rico may sport palm trees, pristine beaches and glorious weather but its tourism industry is losing out to rival Caribbean islands- and that is holding the U.S. territory back at a time when its deeply troubled economy most needs a fillip. Rick Newman, who owns and operates the Verdanza Hotel in the popular beachside tourist strip of Isla Verde, says...

  • Roper Industries beats 2Q profit forecasts Monday, 27 Jul 2015 | 7:14 AM ET

    Six analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $909.5 million. For the current quarter ending in September, Roper Industries expects its per-share earnings to range from $1.53 to $1.57. Analysts surveyed by Zacks had forecast adjusted earnings per share of $1.72.

  • ROCHESTER, N.Y.— Rochester, whose fortunes have risen and fallen with the demand for futuristic technologies from former powerhouses like Xerox and Kodak, is looking for its next big breakthrough in the field of integrated photonics, a light science with the potential to transform communications, medicine and national defense. "You've gone from making Brownie...

  • NEW YORK, July 25- In a possible setback for Hillary Clinton, the AFL-CIO's political committee has recommended the nation's largest labor union federation delay endorsing a candidate for the 2016 presidential race as it seeks to push her to be more supportive of its policies on issues such as trade and wages. The move highlights the pressures Clinton is facing...

  • As Democrats fret over 'sharing economy,' GOP moves in Saturday, 25 Jul 2015 | 9:43 AM ET

    DENVER— The debate over ride-hailing firm Uber is laying bare divides in the Democratic Party and on the left about how to handle the new "sharing" economy. In New York City this past week, liberal Mayor Bill de Blasio tried to limit the number of Uber drivers on the streets, only to be rebuked by the state's more centrist governor, Andrew Cuomo. But the bright-blue...

  • Scary headlines don't deter investors Saturday, 25 Jul 2015 | 6:11 AM ET

    NEW YORK— The U.S. economy is growing at a painfully slow pace. Greece still threatens the euro. Neither do many on Wall Street.

  • NEW YORK, July 24- American high school students walk through metal detectors each day. The Metropolitan Opera in New York searches the bags and purses of patrons each night, and air travel involves long lines and security checks. "Owners do not want the experience at their theater to be a negative one, and going through a metal detector and having their bags checked...

  • Correction: Airport-Animal House Friday, 24 Jul 2015 | 5:08 PM ET

    NEW YORK— In a story July 20 about an animal terminal that is under construction at New York's Kennedy Airport, The Associated Press, based on information from a project spokesman, reported erroneously that the facility will include a veterinary clinic run by Cornell University. Instead, Cornell veterinarians serve as expert consultants and would be...

  • WASHINGTON, July 24- New U.S. single-family home sales fell in June to their lowest level in seven months and May's sales were revised sharply lower, in what appeared to be a minor setback for the housing market recovery. New home sales dropped 6.8 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 482,000 units, the lowest level since last November, the Commerce...

  • July 24- Spirit Airlines Inc, a low-cost U.S. carrier, reported a better-than-expected rise in quarterly profit due to an increase in the number of flights and routes it operates. Spirit's net income rose 18.3 percent to $76.7 million, or $1.05 per share. The Miramar, Florida- based company's revenue rose 11 percent to $553.4 million.

  • NEW YORK— Anthem is buying rival Cigna for $48 billion in a deal that would create the nation's largest health insurer by enrollment, covering about 53 million U.S patients. In just three weeks, starting with Aetna's $35 billion bid for Humana Inc. on July 3, the landscape of U.S. health care has been altered in a buyout frenzy that could transform five massive U.S....

  • Spirit tops Street 2Q forecasts Friday, 24 Jul 2015 | 6:06 AM ET

    MIRAMAR, Fla.— Spirit Airlines Inc. on Friday reported second-quarter earnings of $76.7 million. The average estimate of eight analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of $1.01 per share. Five analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $553.3 million.

  • Seacoast Banking posts 2Q profit Thursday, 23 Jul 2015 | 7:03 PM ET

    STUART, Fla. _ Seacoast Banking Corp. of Florida on Thursday reported second-quarter profit of $5.8 million. The average estimate of three analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was also for earnings of 19 cents per share. This story was generated by Automated Insights using data from Zacks Investment Research.

  • Seacor posts 2Q profit Thursday, 23 Jul 2015 | 6:33 PM ET

    FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. _ Seacor Holdings Inc. on Thursday reported second-quarter profit of $687,000. On a per-share basis, the Fort Lauderdale, Florida- based company said it had profit of 4 cents. Seacor shares have dropped 12 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • Landstar tops Street 2Q forecasts Thursday, 23 Jul 2015 | 5:03 PM ET

    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. _ Landstar System Inc. on Thursday reported second-quarter net income of $40.5 million. The average estimate of 11 analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 90 cents per share. For the current quarter ending in September, Landstar said it expects revenue in the range of $830 million to $880 million.