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  • Feb 9- Goldman Sachs Group Inc and other U.S. banks are looking at ways to slash expenses further this year as market turmoil, declining oil prices and concerns about Germany's Deutsche Bank AG have sent the sector's shares down sharply. "We can absolutely do a lot more on the cost side if we have to, especially now, when you have to deliver a return," Goldman Chief...

  • NEW YORK— Red Lobster says it's feeling the " Beyonce Bounce." The increase came after the release of "Formation," in which Beyonce says she took a man to Red Lobster after sex. "It's clear that Beyonce has helped create some Red Lobster fans, and we are very grateful to her for that," Red Lobster CEO Kim Lopdrup said in a statement.

  • Feb 9- Goldman Sachs Group Inc's chief executive officer signaled the U.S. bank could cut costs yet again as market turmoil, declining oil prices and concerns about Germany's Deutsche Bank AG have cratered the sector's shares this year. "We can absolutely do a lot more on the cost side if we have to, especially now, when you have to deliver a return," CEO Lloyd Blankfein...

  • Fidelity National meets 4Q profit forecasts Tuesday, 9 Feb 2016 | 7:19 AM ET

    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. _ Fidelity National Information Services Inc. on Tuesday reported fourth-quarter profit of $105.2 million. The average estimate of 10 analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was also for earnings of 93 cents per share. Five analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $1.93 billion.

  • WellCare tops Street 4Q forecasts Tuesday, 9 Feb 2016 | 6:41 AM ET

    TAMPA, Fla. _ WellCare Health Plans Inc. on Tuesday reported fourth-quarter earnings of $13 million. The average estimate of nine analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 58 cents per share. The Medicare and Medicaid coverage provider posted revenue of $3.5 billion in the period, which also beat Street forecasts.

  • Spirit beats 4Q profit forecasts Tuesday, 9 Feb 2016 | 6:11 AM ET

    MIRAMAR, Fla.— Shares of Spirit Airlines Inc. rose Tuesday after the discount carrier reported that its fourth-quarter income jumped 33 percent as cheaper fuel offset lower average fares. New CEO Robert Fornaro, who ran AirTran before that airline was bought by Southwest, told analysts on a conference call Tuesday that he sees no need for Spirit to change its...

  • MIAMI— Federal transportation officials might soon be looking into a Royal Caribbean cruise ship that ran into high winds and rough seas in the Atlantic Ocean over the weekend. Bill Nelson has called for the National Transportation Safety Board to investigate the voyage that forced frightened passengers into their cabins overnight Sunday as their...

  • All but Florida had accepted a Medicaid expansion that is one of two major pathways to coverage under President Barack Obama's health care law. GOP presidential candidates are vowing to repeal "Obamacare," while offering hardly any detail on how they'd replace it without millions losing coverage. They are Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Illinois,...

  • CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla., Feb 8- Space Exploration Technologies, or SpaceX, will attempt its second launch of the year this month, as it ramps up production of its Falcon 9 rockets to handle more than $8 billion of business for NASA and commercial companies, officials said. But the Hawthorne, California- based company, owned and operated by technology entrepreneur Elon...

  • Alico reports 1Q loss Monday, 8 Feb 2016 | 5:23 PM ET

    FT. MYERS, Fla. _ AliCo. on Monday reported a fiscal first-quarter loss of $3 million, after reporting a profit in the same period a year earlier. On a per-share basis, the Ft. Myers, Florida- based company said it had a loss of 36 cents. Alico shares have dropped 30 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • Parkway Properties reports 4Q results Monday, 8 Feb 2016 | 5:21 PM ET

    ORLANDO, Fla. _ Parkway Properties Inc. on Monday 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 $39.8 million, or 34 cents per share, in the period. The average estimate of nine analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for funds from...

  • Applied Genetic Technologies posts 2Q profit Monday, 8 Feb 2016 | 4:22 PM ET

    ALACHUA, Fla. _ Applied Genetic Technologies Corp. on Monday reported fiscal second-quarter net income of $3 million, after reporting a loss in the same period a year earlier. The average estimate of three analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for a loss of 29 cents per share. Applied Genetic Technologies shares have decreased 36 percent since the...

  • NEW YORK, Feb 8- When it comes to love and money, the prospects for harmony don't always depend on what is disclosed. The attorney from Long Island, who was engaged to be married a couple of years ago, found her fiance was evasive whenever she brought up money issues. And 19 percent have splurged more than $500 on a big item without telling their significant other.

  • EDEN, N.C.— Giant earthmoving machines beep and grind as they drop 17- ton scoops of coal ash and dirt into dozens of railroad cars lined up for two-thirds of a mile at a site along the Virginia- North Carolina border, where the country's largest electricity company was responsible for one of the worst spills of the toxic, liquefied waste in U.S. history.

  • MANCHESTER, N.H., Feb 7- Republican contender Marco Rubio struggled at a presidential debate on Saturday at the worst possible time, potentially confounding his bid to emerge as Donald Trump's chief rival in New Hampshire and giving hope to three rivals desperate for a strong showing. While Rubio recovered later in the debate, the timing of his performance was...

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 6- Seven years after the United States banned waterboarding as an interrogation tactic, two Republican presidential candidates said on Saturday they would revive its use and one of them, billionaire businessman Donald Trump, would go even further. Waterboarding- the practice of pouring water over someone's face to mimic drowning as an...

  • In a contentious debate three days ahead of Tuesday's New Hampshire primary, billionaire real estate mogul Donald Trump also battled with rival Jeb Bush over the use of eminent domain to seize private property and called for a compassionate approach to those who might lose their health insurance if Republicans repealed Obamacare. Polls show Trump leading...

  • MANCHESTER, N.H., Feb 6- Republican presidential contenders led by New Jersey Governor Chris Christie went on the attack against fast-rising rival Marco Rubio in Saturday's presidential debate, accusing the first-term U.S. senator from Florida of being too inexperienced for the White House and walking away from comprehensive immigration reform.

  • MANCHESTER, N.H., Feb 6- Republican presidential contenders led by New Jersey Governor Chris Christie went on the attack against fast-rising rival Marco Rubio in Saturday's presidential debate, accusing the first-term U.S. senator from Florida of being too inexperienced for the White House and walking away from comprehensive immigration reform.

  • BEDFORD, N.Y.— A builder whose company worked on the World Trade Center in New York City, the Century City complex in Los Angeles and Walt Disney's EPCOT center in Florida among other high-profile developments has died. Tishman died Saturday morning at his home in Bedford, about 35 miles north of New York. He later oversaw the construction of some of the nation's...