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  • A year after an Associated Press investigation first revealed persistent problems with airports' outer defenses, breaches remain as frequent as ever— occurring about once every 10 days— despite some investments to fortify the nation's airfields. Was it a perimeter security breach in March 2015 when a woman walked past a vehicle exit gate at San Francisco...

  • HOLLYWOOD, Fla. _ Heico Corp. on Wednesday reported fiscal second-quarter net income of $38.7 million. The average estimate of four analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 54 cents per share. Heico shares have increased 19 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • The legislation, which covers funding for the Securities and Exchange Commission, the Treasury Department, the judiciary branch and others, passed the House of Representatives Financial Services Subcommittee and now goes to the full Appropriations Committee. "We cut funding for nearly two dozen agencies that can operate with a little less," said Republican...

  • FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla.— Nearly a dozen health insurers are proposing rate increases averaging 13 percent for 2017 Florida plans sold on the exchanges created under President Barack Obama's health care law, according to federal officials, but that won't necessarily mean big consumer price hikes. State insurance officials, meanwhile, estimated the average...

  • NEW YORK— A Turkish celebrity who lived the high life as he enabled Iran to overcome U.S. sanctions and deceive the United States and the international banking system for years is a flight risk and shouldn't get bail, prosecutors said Wednesday. In papers filed in Manhattan federal court, prosecutors said Reza Zarrab, 32, had vast assets that could be used to flee...

  • ORLANDO, Fla.— Disney World, Universal Orlando and SeaWorld all saw a jump in attendance in 2015 over the previous year, according to a report released Wednesday. Disney World's Magic Kingdom continues to be the top draw in the world with 20.5 million visitors in 2015, representing a 6 percent increase, according to a report from Themed Entertainment Association...

  • KANSAS CITY, Mo.— A Missouri woman already accused of embezzling more than $300,000 from engineering firm Black& Veatch stole $1.2 million during an earlier job at Garmin International, a new federal indictment alleges. The latest indictment also accuses her of stealing more than $1.2 million while previously serving as a senior payroll specialist between...

  • NEW YORK, May 25- It is graduation season, and you know what that means: Bright-eyed diploma-holders are emerging into the workforce with big dreams and big hopes. "I worked the beverage aisle at a grocery store in Huntington, Long Island, my junior year in high school. On weekends like Memorial Day or July 4, it was the busiest place in the store, and suddenly I became a...

  • Hulk Hogan in court

    A court hearing involving the Hulk Hogan sex tape case is underway in Florida, with Gawker Media asking for a new trial.

  • May 25- Chico's FAS Inc on Tuesday made changes to its corporate governance structure, including a proposal to elect board members annually, as it faces a proxy fight from one of its shareholders. The Fort Myers, Florida- based women's retailer also said it had appointed Susan Lanigan, a former senior executive at Dollar General Corp, as its general counsel.

  • NEW YORK— Billionaire tech investor Peter Thiel has been secretly funding Hulk Hogan's lawsuit against Gawker Media for publishing a sex tape, according to reports in Forbes and The New York Times. Forbes says Thiel, who co-founded PayPal and sits on the Facebook board of directors, has been footing the former wrestler's legal bills "against a shared enemy."

  • ST. PETERSBURG, Fla.— Is Hulk Hogan's courtroom cage match with Gawker being bankrolled by a high-tech billionaire with a grudge against the news-and-gossip site? Two months after Hogan won a $140 million invasion-of-privacy verdict against Gawker for posting a sex tape of him, news reports say the pro wrestler is secretly backed by Silicon Valley venture...

  • Alabama- Jay Grinney, HealthSouth, $7.8 million. Arizona- Don Slager, Republic Services, $10.9 million. Arkansas- Doug McMillon, Wal-Mart Stores, $19.8 million.

  • CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla., May 24- Orbital ATK on Tuesday unveiled plans for a new rocket to compete against United Launch Alliance and Elon Musk's Space Exploration Technologies for missions to launch U.S. military and commercial satellites. Orbital's Next Generation Launcher is based on the solid-rocket strap-on boosters that flew on NASA's space shuttles,...

  • PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. _ Dycom Industries Inc. on Tuesday reported fiscal third-quarter earnings of $33.1 million. Six analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $598 million. For the current quarter ending in July, Dycom Industries expects its per-share earnings to range from $1.45 to $1.60.

  • NEW YORK, May 24- Chico's FAS Inc is headed for a proxy fight with shareholder Barington Capital, as the women's apparel retailer resists the activist hedge fund's push to put two nominees on the company's board. Barington nominated its chairman and chief executive, James Mitarotonda, and industry veteran Janet Grove, who served as vice chairman of department...

  • *Best Buy down on weak forecast. May 24- Wall Street opened higher on Tuesday, recouping some of Monday's losses, with banks among the biggest gainers as investors speculated on the possibility of a June interest rate hike. Until we get that, the market will remain in a tight trading range, "said Scott Brown, chief economist at Raymond James in St. Petersburg, Florida.

  • May 24- Barington Capital said on Tuesday it nominated two directors to the board of Chico's FAS Inc, launching a proxy fight over expenses at the women's apparel retailer. The activist investor has nominated its Chairman and Chief Executive James Mitarotonda and industry veteran Janet Grove, who served as vice chairman of department store operator Macy's...

  • NEW YORK, May 24- The way retirement is supposed to go is that you scrimp and save for decades while you are working, and then you get to enjoy years of luxurious, worry-free leisure. But here is a little tip: Fun does not just happen. "These costs are significant, and you absolutely have to factor them in," says Cyndi Hutchins, director of financial gerontology for Bank of...

  • DETROIT— Toyota Motor Corp. is recalling nearly 1.6 million vehicles in the U.S. to replace potentially faulty front passenger air bag inflators made by Takata Corp. of Japan. The action expands what was already the biggest automotive recall in U.S. history. The U.S. government announced earlier this month that 17 automakers— including Toyota— are adding 35...