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  • WELLINGTON, Fla. _ KLX Inc. on Thursday reported fiscal third-quarter net income of $19.8 million, after reporting a loss in the same period a year earlier. On a per-share basis, the Wellington, Florida- based company said it had net income of 38 cents. This story was generated by Automated Insights using data from Zacks Investment Research.

  • WASHINGTON, Dec 7- U.S. lawmakers joined more than 100 Cuban entrepreneurs on Wednesday to urge President-elect Donald Trump to continue President Barack Obama's engagement with Havana, despite Trump's threat to end detente with the island. "I hope that the next president of the United States, as a businessman, understands our needs," said Yamina Vicente, who owns...

  • WASHINGTON, Dec 7- U.S. lawmakers joined more than 100 Cuban entrepreneurs on Wednesday to urge President-elect Donald Trump to continue President Barack Obama's engagement with Havana, despite Trump's threat to end detente with the island. "I hope that the next president of the United States, as a businessman, understands our needs," said Yamina Vicente, who owns...

  • Norwegian and Royal Caribbean cruises on Wednesday announced that they have received permission from the Cuban government to sail from the U.S. to Cuba. In May, Carnival Corp. became the first U.S. company in decades to sail to Cuba. Carnival's Cuba trips take place on its Fathom brand, which alternates week-long trips to Cuba with week-long trips to the...

  • WASHINGTON, Dec 7- Republican and Democratic U.S. lawmakers joined Cuban entrepreneurs on Wednesday to urge President-elect Donald Trump to continue President Barack Obama's engagement with Havana, despite Trump's threat to end detente with the island. The appeal to Trump from Cuba's fledgling private sector underscored increased uncertainty about...

  • Norwegian Cruise Line said its first ship would set sail to Havana from Miami on March 7 next year, while Royal Caribbean did not specify a date. The Adonia was the first U.S.-owned ship to sail to Cuba from the United States since Fidel Castro's 1959 revolution. Cuba said in April it would lift a ban on Cuban-born citizens entering and leaving the country in...

  • CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla.— SpaceX's first launch since a rocket explosion at the pad has slipped to January. The next Falcon to fly will carry 10 satellites for Iridium Communications, and launch from Southern California. SpaceX hopes to switch soon to another pad at NASA's Kennedy Space Center.

  • President-elect Donald Trump on Wednesday urging him to continue President Barack Obama's engagement with Havana, despite Trump's threat to end detente with the communist-ruled island. The appeal to Trump from Cuba's fledgling private sector underscored increased uncertainty about future relations between the two former Cold War foes, given his vow to...

  • Dec 7- Software maker Fidelity National Information Services Inc is to sell its SunGard Public Sector and Education unit to Vista Equity Partners for $850 million to focus on making software for the financial industry. The sale shows the Jacksonville, Florida- based company's aim to focus on its core competence of making software used for retail and...

  • LAS VEGAS— On the theory that a driver who knows when a red light will turn green is more relaxed and aware, vehicle manufacturer Audi is unveiling this week in Las Vegas a technology that enables vehicles to "read" traffic signals ahead and tell the motorist how long the wait will be. It's a simple display for the driver— a dashboard traffic signal icon and a timer next...

  • PETERSHAM, Mass.— In a towering forest of centuries-old eastern hemlocks, it's easy to miss one of the tree's nemeses. The bug is one in an expanding army of insects draining the life out of forests from New England to the West Coast. "They are one of the few things that can actually eliminate a forest tree species in pretty short order— within years," said Harvard...

  • HAVANA/ WASHINGTON, Dec 6- Cuba and the United States will draw up a roadmap for deepening their detente on Wednesday in a first meeting since the election of Donald Trump as U.S. president and the death of Cuban revolutionary Fidel Castro. The fifth U.S.-Cuban bilateral commission comes at a time of increased uncertainty about the future of U.S.-Cuban...

  • The lawsuit, filed in U.S. District Court in Chicago, says that Personnel Staffing Group LLC and its clients used code words to distinguish races and to disguise racially guided decisions that could be deemed violations of federal civil rights law, including by referring to blacks as "guapos," which means "pretty boys" in Spanish, and to Hispanics as "bilinguals."

  • WASHINGTON— President-elect Donald Trump suggested Tuesday that he would cancel Boeing's contract to build a new fleet of presidential aircraft to replace the aging models that shuttle the president around the world. The New York businessman, who flies on his own Boeing plane, later told reporters the cost to the government was "ridiculous," though he appeared...

  • HAVANA/ WASHINGTON, Dec 6- Cuba and the United States will draw up a roadmap for deepening their detente, the Cuban government said on Tuesday, in a first meeting since the election of Donald Trump as U.S. president and the death of Cuban revolutionary Fidel Castro. Wednesday's fifth U.S.-Cuban bilateral commission comes at a time of increased uncertainty about...

  • District Judge Cecilia Altonaga said the SEC has already made an example of former budget director Michael Boudreaux in its first municipal securities fraud case to go to trial. Though a jury found Boudreaux acted with severe recklessness, he did not gain financially from his conduct, Altonaga said, adding that the fine the SEC was seeking appeared "...

  • ORLANDO, Fla.— SeaWorld Entertainment Inc. is eliminating 320 jobs across its 12- park company. SeaWorld' s attendance and revenue have suffered in the face of a campaign by animal-rights activists. The company has parks in Florida, Texas, California, Pennsylvania and Virginia.

  • MANDAN, N.D.— Some protesters who have been fighting the Dakota Access pipeline retreated to a nearby casino and area shelters overnight as a blizzard blew through, but many remained at a camp in southern North Dakota, according to protest organizers who say they're committed to maintaining the camp through the winter. Protesters are maintaining a presense...

  • Amed Villa was sentenced Monday in federal court in New Haven, Connecticut. Prosecutors said Villa and four other men stole about $60 million worth of prescription drugs from an Eli Lilly Co. warehouse in Enfield, Connecticut, in 2010. Authorities say Villa and others also stole millions of dollars in goods from warehouses in Colonial Heights, Virginia; East...

  • Dec 5- A unit of Venezuela's state-run oil company PDVSA has asked a U.S. court to order two businessmen to compensate it for carrying out a "staggering" bribery scheme that cost the company $600 million in losses. A motion filed last Wednesday in federal court in Houston marked the first time PDVSA had formally intervened in the case, part of a U.S. Justice...