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  • NEW YORK, Feb 3- Foreign sovereign wealth funds are not automatically immune from U.S. lawsuits claiming that they defrauded investors into buying securities in the United States by making misleading statements outside the country, the federal appeals court in Manhattan ruled. The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said the funds are not shielded by the Foreign...

  • NEW YORK— As more requirements of the health care law take effect, income tax filing season becomes more complex for small businesses. Companies required to offer health insurance have new forms to complete providing details of their coverage. Many don't know about the intricacies of the new health care regulations associated with the law that affect...

  • BELLE GLADE, Fla.— Dozens of farmworkers looked up at the little yellow plane buzzing over the Florida radish field, a mist of pesticide falling from its wings. "I smelled a strong odor and started feeling bad," worker Maria Garcia later told a state investigator. An Associated Press review of federal and state enforcement data and other records revealed that the...

  • FRP Holdings posts 1Q profit Wednesday, 3 Feb 2016 | 9:35 AM ET

    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. _ FRP Holdings Inc. on Wednesday reported fiscal first-quarter earnings of $7.5 million. FRP Holdings shares have fallen 9.5 percent since the beginning of the year. Keywords: FRP Holdings, Earnings Report.

  • Rubio could see campaign fortunes rise from Iowa finish Wednesday, 3 Feb 2016 | 3:15 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— Marco Rubio's strong third-place finish in Iowa could sound like a starting gun to the Republican Party's top donors. Rubio, a 44- year-old Florida senator, came within striking distance of Trump's second place in Iowa, a surprising result given the celebrity businessman's dominance in polls. Rubio moves on to New Hampshire, which weighs in Tuesday,...

  • Super political action committees, or super PACs, helping White House hopefuls like Marco Rubio and Hillary Clinton received big checks recently from obscure corporations or from nonprofits that don't have to disclose their donors' names. A super PAC backing Rubio, a Republican senator from Florida, benefited from companies with spectral names like " IGX LLC"...

  • NEW YORK, Feb 3- Expectant couples planning "babymoon" vacations are increasingly steering clear of Latin America and the Caribbean amid warnings about a suspected link between a Zika virus outbreak in the region and birth defects, travel agents say. Machowsky, who is herself expecting a child and called off a planned vacation to Anguilla, said she is redirecting...

  • WASHINGTON— Three of the biggest freight railroads operating in the U.S. have told the government they won't meet a 2018 deadline to start using safety technology intended to prevent accidents like the deadly derailment of an Amtrak train in Philadelphia last May. Canadian National Railway, CSX Transportation and Norfolk Southern say they won't be ready...

  • CHICAGO, Feb 2- Health experts are bracing for Zika virus to spread to the United States by April or May, borne by a mosquito that craves human blood, feeds during the day and lives under beds and inside closets. Until now, the best weapon against disease-carrying mosquitoes in the United States has been outdoor pesticide fog sprayed by truck and airplane.

  • SP Plus Corp. will handle paid parking at all non-union MGM Resorts International properties, including Mandalay Bay, Delano, Monte Carlo, New York-New York, Vdara, Aria, Bellagio, The Mirage and MGM Grand, the company said. Valets were told during an afternoon employees' meeting that SP Plus will hire MGM Resorts' approximately 400 non-union parking service...

  • Ultimate Software tops Street 4Q forecasts Tuesday, 2 Feb 2016 | 4:15 PM ET

    WESTON, Fla. _ The Ultimate Software Group Inc. on Tuesday reported fourth-quarter earnings of $9 million. Twelve analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $169.2 million. For the current quarter ending in April, Ultimate Software said it expects revenue in the range of $180 million.

  • TALLAHASSEE, Fla.— Florida justices delay execution after US Supreme Court ruled state's death system is flawed.

  • * "Highly unlikely" OPEC, Russia will cooperate- Goldman. The oil markets erased most of last week's four-day rally, when soared almost 20 percent from the lows touched in mid-January, after Russia's Energy Minister said OPEC kingpin Saudi Arabia suggested a production cut. This week though, those hopes have dimmed as no deal has emerged and talks between Russia's...

  • NEW YORK, Feb 2- Republican candidate Donald Trump's odds at becoming the next president of the United States took a hit following his loss to Senator Ted Cruz of Texas in the Iowa caucuses, two online betting sites said on Tuesday. Cruz won Monday's Republican Iowa caucuses with 28 percent of the vote compared with 24 percent for Trump, whose aggressive and...

  • * "Highly unlikely" OPEC, Russia will cooperate- Goldman. NEW YORK, Feb 2- Oil fell on Tuesday, with U.S. crude briefly slipping below $30, dented by worries about demand amid a mild winter and concerns of rising supply as hopes for a deal between OPEC and Russia on output cuts fade. The oil market rallied for four straight days last week after Russia's Energy Minister said...

  • The Miami, Florida- based company said it expects first-quarter adjusted earnings of about 30 cents per share, missing the average analyst expectation of 46 cents, according to Thomson Reuters I/B/E/S. The operator of cruise lines such as Royal Caribbean International and Celebrity Cruises said costs related to its expansion in China and the launch of new...

  • Feb 2- Magic Leap Inc, a startup focused on augmented reality technology, said on Tuesday it had raised $793.5 million in a funding round led by Chinese ecommerce giant Alibaba Group Holding Ltd.. Magic Leap, which counts Alphabet Inc and Qualcomm Inc among its investors, said money also came from Time Warner's Warner Bros unit and investment arms of Fidelity, J.P.

  • Royal Caribbean's 4Q profit surges on lower costs Tuesday, 2 Feb 2016 | 8:25 AM ET

    The average estimate of nine analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 92 cents per share. Seven analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $1.95 billion. For the current quarter ending in April, Royal Caribbean expects its per-share earnings to be 30 cents, while it expects full-year earnings in the range of $5.90 to $6.10 per share.

  • Ryder misses Street 4Q forecasts Tuesday, 2 Feb 2016 | 8:09 AM ET

    MIAMI _ Ryder System Inc. (R) on Tuesday reported fourth-quarter net income of $76.2 million. The average estimate of nine analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of $1.73 per share. Six analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $1.69 billion.

  • Affiliated Managers tops 4Q profit forecasts Tuesday, 2 Feb 2016 | 8:01 AM ET

    WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. _ Affiliated Managers Group Inc. on Tuesday reported fourth-quarter profit of $150.3 million. The average estimate of six analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of $3.60 per share. Affiliated Managers shares have fallen 17 percent since the beginning of the year.