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  • NEW YORK, Feb 24- U.S. President Donald Trump's planned economic agenda has fanned the flames for Wall Street's record-setting run, but some investors worry that his first major address to Congress next week risks dousing it if his plans look slow to execute or are overly vague. In Tuesday's speech, "the market wants to hear about concrete tax reform plans that have...

  • CORAL GABLES, Fla.— In a story Feb. 23 about MasTec's fourth-quarter results, generated by Automated Insights using data from Zacks Investment Research, The Associated Press misspelled the company's name in the headline and in second references as MasTech. MasTec tops Street 4 Q forecasts. CORAL GABLES, Fla.— MasTec Inc. on Thursday reported fourth-quarter net...

  • Feb 24- Canada's MacDonald Dettwiler and Associates Ltd said it would buy U.S.-based satellite imagery provider DigitalGlobe Inc for about C $3.10 billion, the biggest deal yet in a fast-consolidating earth-imaging satellite market. DigitalGlobe's satellites supply high-resolution images to its customers such as the U.S. Department of Defense and...

  • *Stores being closed account for less than 5 pct of annual sales. *Q4 comp sales drop 0.7 pct vs est -0.5 pct. Feb 24- Department store operator J.C.

  • Graeme Pitkethly said Kraft's offer had highlighted the importance of achieving a balance between long-term sustainable value, which it had prioritised, and short-term delivery. "This has certainly been a trigger moment for Unilever, and we will not waste it," he said at the Consumer Analyst Group of New York conference in Boca Raton, Florida, in a presentation...

  • ORLANDO, Fla. _ Parkway Properties Inc. on Thursday reported a key measure of profitability in its fourth quarter. The real estate investment trust, based in Orlando, Florida, said it had funds from operations of $24.2 million, or 48 cents per share, in the period. Parkway Properties expects a full-year loss of 95 cents to 85 cents per share.

  • PONTE VEDRA, Fla. _ Advanced Disposal Services Inc. on Thursday reported a loss of $20.1 million in its fourth quarter. The average estimate of six analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 4 cents per share. Advanced Disposal Services expects full-year revenue in the range of $1.45 billion to $1.48 billion.

  • CORAL GABLES, Fla. _ MasTec Inc. on Thursday reported fourth-quarter net income of $53.6 million, after reporting a loss in the same period a year earlier. The average estimate of seven analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 54 cents per share. Six analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $1.32 billion.

  • NEW YORK— Coke says it supports the World Health Organization's guidelines for limiting added sugar, as the company works on repairing its image in public health circles and reshaping its business. Incoming CEO James Quincey also said the company has "outgrown" its namesake cola and is focusing on becoming a "total beverage company." Coca-Cola Co., based in...

  • DETROIT— A Volkswagen executive who was arrested in the U.S. before he could fly home to Germany has appeared in Detroit federal court on charges related to the company's emissions scandal. Schmidt was manager of a VW office in suburban Detroit from 2012 to 2015. He was arrested at the Miami airport on Jan. 7 after a vacation in Florida and Cuba.

  • WASHINGTON— Former House Speaker John Boehner predicted on Thursday that a full repeal and replacement of "Obamacare" is "not going to happen." The Ohio Republican, who was forced out by conservatives in 2015, said he started laughing when he heard President Donald Trump and Republicans promise swift action on undoing and replacing the health law.

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 23- The U.S. Treasury Department said it will extend its search for criminals who seek to launder money by buying U.S. real estate. Treasury Department Financial Crimes Enforcement Network will extend for 180 days a rule ordering title insurance companies to report to authorities all-cash purchases in parts of California, Texas, Florida and New...

  • SEMINOLE, Fla. _ Superior Uniform Group Inc. on Thursday reported fourth-quarter profit of $4.4 million. Superior Uniform shares have dropped 14 percent since the beginning of the year. Keywords: Superior Uniform, Earnings Report.

  • ORLANDO, Fla. _ Marriott Vacations Worldwide Corp. on Thursday reported fourth-quarter earnings of $49.8 million. The Orlando, Florida- based company said it had profit of $1.80 per share. The average estimate of three analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of $1.76 per share.

  • ALACHUA, Fla. _ RTI Surgical Inc. on Thursday reported a fourth-quarter loss of $11.1 million, after reporting a profit in the same period a year earlier. The Alachua, Florida- based company said it had a loss of 21 cents per share. RTI Surgical expects full-year earnings in the range of 5 cents to 10 cents per share, with revenue in the range of $274 million to $285...

  • BOCA RATON, Fla. _ TherapeuticsMD Inc. on Thursday reported a loss of $22.8 million in its fourth quarter. The average estimate of four analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was also for a loss of 12 cents per share. TherapeuticsMD shares have declined almost 2 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. _ Chatham Lodging Trust on Wednesday reported a key measure of profitability in its fourth quarter. The real estate investment trust, based in West Palm Beach, Florida, said it had funds from operations of $17 million, or 44 cents per share, in the period. For the current quarter ending in April, Chatham Lodging expects its per-share funds from...

  • WASHINGTON— When a summer thunderstorm knocked out power to Scott Pruitt's home three years ago, the then-attorney general of Oklahoma reached out to a lobbyist for American Electric Power. The 2013 email exchange is one of dozens reviewed by The Associated Press that underscore the cozy ties between the new head of the Environmental Protection Agency and...

  • TAMPA, Fla. _ Masonite International Corp. on Wednesday reported fourth-quarter net income of $15.4 million, after reporting a loss in the same period a year earlier. The average estimate of six analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 58 cents per share. Five analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $481.7 million.

  • WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. _ Ocwen Financial Corporation on Wednesday reported a loss of $10.4 million in its fourth quarter. The West Palm Beach, Florida- based company said it had a loss of 8 cents per share. Keywords: Ocwen Financial, Earnings Report.