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  • NAPLES, Fla.— A Florida man says a Southwest Airlines employee refused to let him board a flight as a family with his husband, their three children and a grandparent. Grant Morse tells USA Today he was in the family boarding area at the gate at the Buffalo, New York, airport on Saturday when a gate agent told them the area is for family boarding. In an emailed statement to...

  • FT MYERS, Fla. _ Chico's FAS Inc. on Wednesday reported fiscal first-quarter earnings of $33.6 million. The average estimate of nine analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 29 cents per share. Six analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $625.4 million.

  • ROMULUS, Mich.— A $32 million maintenance hangar at Detroit Metropolitan Airport has opened as part of efforts to ensure safety among Spirit Airlines' fleet. Plans for the Spirit Airlines hangar at the airport in the Detroit suburb of Romulus were announced in 2015. It opened this month and Kirk Thornburg, vice president of technical operations, tells The Detroit...

  • PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. _ Dycom Industries Inc. on Wednesday reported fiscal third-quarter earnings of $38.8 million. Six analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $735.9 million. For the current quarter ending in July, Dycom Industries expects its per-share earnings to range from $1.35 to $1.50.

  • WELLINGTON, Fla. _ KLX Inc. on Wednesday reported fiscal first-quarter earnings of $18.4 million. The Wellington, Florida- based company said it had net income of 36 cents per share. The average estimate of five analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 30 cents per share.

  • Keith Rabois

    Opendoor also has become a model for a new kind of tech upstart: Call it the fat start-up. The New York Times reports.

  • WASHINGTON— President Donald Trump's first budget proposal, snubbed by some Republican allies, is just the latest example of an administration that seems at times clueless or indifferent toward Congress. Two weeks ago, Trump fired FBI Director James Comey with little to no heads-up to GOP leaders, some of whom were left struggling to explain, much less defend,...

  • WASHINGTON— President Donald Trump's proposal to slash food stamps by a third will be a hard sell in Congress, even as Republicans have tried repeatedly to scale back the program's $70 billion annual cost. Known as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP, the program now serves 44 million people and cost $70 billion last year.

  • May 23- Honeywell International Inc said on Tuesday it would decide by fall this year whether to separate its aerospace business, a move hedge fund Third Point LLC wants the U.S. industrial conglomerate to pursue. Third Point, run by billionaire Dan Loeb, last month said Honeywell should spin off the aerospace division, saying the separation could create more...

  • HOLLYWOOD, Fla. _ Heico Corp. on Tuesday reported fiscal second-quarter profit of $45.7 million. The average estimate of four analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 50 cents per share. Heico shares have increased 21 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • NEW YORK, May 22- Proxy adviser Institutional Shareholder Services has recommended that owners of CSX Corp stock vote in favor of an $84 million payment related to the appointment of new Chief Executive Officer Hunter Harrison. The recommendation is a boon for activist hedge fund Mantle Ridge, which is trying to convince shareholders to agree to the payment.

  • BEIJING, May 23- As a controversial U.S. investment visa scheme comes under fresh criticism, Sam Walls of Little Rock, Arkansas, faces a different problem as he courts wealthy Chinese. Walls, who is 47 and does not speak Mandarin, spent three months in China last year promoting the project, often travelling by high-speed rail between Beijing and Shanghai.

  • The suit amended earlier this month in federal court on behalf of a Los Angeles man said the events planned over two weekends were "nothing more than a get-rich-quick scam" akin to a Ponzi scheme that put the lives— and small fortunes— of thousands of participants in jeopardy. In the amended complaint filed in U.S. District Court, Geragos said 300 people had...

  • CARACAS, May 22- Venezuela possesses 5,000 Russian-made MANPADS surface-to-air weapons, according to a military document reviewed by Reuters, the largest known stockpile in Latin America and a source of concern for U.S. officials amid the country's mounting turmoil. Much of that arsenal was obtained from Russia by Venezuela's late President Hugo Chavez,...

  • MIAMI _ Globe Specialty Metals Inc. on Sunday reported a loss of $6.6 million in its first quarter. The average estimate of five analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for a loss of 9 cents per share. Five analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $384.3 million.

  • CARACAS, May 22- Venezuela possesses 5,000 Russian-made MANPADS surface-to-air weapons, according to a military document reviewed by Reuters, the largest known stockpile in Latin America and a source of concern for U.S. officials amid the country's mounting turmoil. Much of that arsenal was obtained from Russia by Venezuela's late President Hugo Chavez,...

  • UNIONDALE, N.Y.— As the Ringling Bros. and Barnum& Bailey Circus performed its second-to-last show Sunday afternoon, a group of retired and former circus performers sat across the street at a hotel bar, laughing and hugging and sharing memories of tours past. George "Jerry" Hogan, Ringling's circus chaplain. " "It's 146 years of tradition, older than American baseball,"...

  • WASHINGTON, May 19- President Donald Trump's administration plans deep cuts to state environmental programs, a summary of the Environmental Protection Agency's 2018 budget showed on Friday, even after some Republicans in affected states raised concerns when the agency released an initial outline of the budget in March. The EPA's grants to state and local...

  • CHICAGO, May 19- U.S. states collected less personal income tax revenue in April than they did a year earlier, a Reuters analysis shows, and analysts said they believed high earners were shifting income to next year, hoping for tax cuts from the federal government. Removing outliers Louisiana and Oregon, which had big gains due to technical factors, magnified the...

  • The Special Operations Forces Industry Conference is held yearly in Tampa. Special Operations Command— the Tampa- based unit that oversees all of the nation's elite military teams— shops for equipment. Lantern-jawed Marines in camo mingle with computer geeks in chinos who run complex intel programs on the convention floor.