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  • EverBank meets 2Q profit forecasts Wednesday, 29 Jul 2015 | 6:33 AM ET

    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. _ EverBank Financial Corp. on Wednesday reported second-quarter profit of $41.6 million. The average estimate of six analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was also for earnings of 35 cents per share. Three analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $238.2 million.

  • Since the first settlers hacked their way into the mangrove tangles and drained much of the swampland, sunny South Florida has been virtually synonymous with shady deals and scams. Over the past decade or so, the three most populous South Florida counties— Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach— have become less renowned for old-school "Miami Vice"- style drug...

  • MELBOURNE, July 29- London copper climbed on Wednesday, adding to gains in the previous session, as investors bet on further stimulus from China following this week's sharemarket rout, and ahead of a key monetary policy meeting in the United States. *Shanghai Futures Exchange copper climbed 2.2 percent to 38980 yuan a tonne. *The rebound in U.S. jobs, limited in the...

  • FAA investigating airliner that nearly ran out of fuel Tuesday, 28 Jul 2015 | 8:42 PM ET

    The Allegiant plane with 144 passengers landed safely last Thursday at Hector International Airport in Fargo, North Dakota, after a flight from Las Vegas. "At this time, we are coordinating with the FAA and the airport to investigate all channels of communication regarding the flight and the circumstances leading to the declaration of emergency," the Las Vegas-...

  • Exactech posts 2Q profit Tuesday, 28 Jul 2015 | 5:41 PM ET

    GAINSVILLE, Fla. _ Exactech Inc. on Tuesday reported second-quarter earnings of $3.7 million. For the current quarter ending in September, Exactech said it expects revenue in the range of $58 million to $60 million. Exactech shares have decreased 15 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • Jeff Miller, R- Fla., chairman of the House Veterans Affairs Committee, would allow VA to use $3.35 billion from the new Veterans Choice program to pay for private health care for veterans from May 1 to Oct. 1. The VA has told Congress that it may shutter hospitals unless it receives flexibility to close a $2.5 billion shortfall caused by a sharp increase in demand by...

  • Citrix tops Street 2Q forecasts Tuesday, 28 Jul 2015 | 4:24 PM ET

    FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. _ Citrix Systems Inc. on Tuesday reported second-quarter net income of $103.3 million. Thirteen analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $789.7 million. For the current quarter ending in September, Citrix expects its per-share earnings to range from 83 cents to 85 cents.

  • Ultimate Software beats Street 2Q forecasts Tuesday, 28 Jul 2015 | 4:11 PM ET

    WESTON, Fla. _ The Ultimate Software Group Inc. on Tuesday reported second-quarter profit of $3.7 million. Ten analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $146.2 million. For the current quarter ending in September, Ultimate Software said it expects revenue in the range of $156 million.

  • NEW YORK, July 28- New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio on Tuesday joined calls urging the U.S government to allow Puerto Rico's public entities to file for bankruptcy protection. A bill was introduced last year by Puerto Rico's representative in Congress Pedro Pierluisi to allow the U.S. territory to use federal bankruptcy laws to restructure the debt of its...

  • The ruling by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit orders the EPA to redo sulfur-dioxide and nitrogen-oxide standards for 13 states, mostly in the South and Midwest, that contribute to soot and smog along the East Coast. The April 2014 ruling was an important victory for the Obama administration and capped a decades-long effort by the...

  • NEW YORK, July 28- Forty percent of millennials have at least one tattoo, according to Pew Research Center. "If you walk into a boardroom and you have that baby girl tattoo on your neck, you may not get that job you want," said Univerity of Tampa assistant professor Kristen Foltz, who conducted the research. Katie Murtagh, a first-year law student at the Charlotte School...

  • Affiliated Managers tops 2Q profit forecasts Tuesday, 28 Jul 2015 | 8:15 AM ET

    WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. _ Affiliated Managers Group Inc. on Tuesday reported second-quarter profit of $128.7 million. The average estimate of six analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of $3.03 per share. Affiliated Managers shares have declined 1 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • Del Monte posts 2Q profit Tuesday, 28 Jul 2015 | 8:09 AM ET

    CORAL GABLES, Fla. _ Fresh Del Monte Produce Inc. on Tuesday reported second-quarter earnings of $64.5 million. The Coral Gables, Florida- based company said it had net income of $1.21 per share. Keywords: Fresh Del Monte Produce, Earnings Report.

  • TULSA, Oklahoma, July 28- The rebound in U.S. jobs, limited in the early part of the recovery to a handful of booming industries such as oil, has broadened across the country as old-line industrial areas such as Michigan and sun belt hubs like Florida pick up the slack. Riding the shale oil and gas boom, Texas, Louisiana, Oklahoma and three other states made an outsized...

  • NEW YORK, July 27- When Stan Calow was growing up, frugality was a way of life: "You spend as little as you need to, and then save everything else." So, the 58- year-old engineer and U.S. Army veteran from Kansas City, Missouri always hated spending money. Calow and his wife just returned from a trip to France, touring the chateaux of the Loire Valley, just like they had always...

  • July 27- Puerto Rico may sport palm trees, pristine beaches and glorious weather but its tourism industry is losing out to rival Caribbean islands- and that is holding the U.S. territory back at a time when its deeply troubled economy most needs a fillip. Rick Newman, who owns and operates the Verdanza Hotel in the popular beachside tourist strip of Isla Verde, says...

  • Roper Industries beats 2Q profit forecasts Monday, 27 Jul 2015 | 7:14 AM ET

    Six analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $909.5 million. For the current quarter ending in September, Roper Industries expects its per-share earnings to range from $1.53 to $1.57. Analysts surveyed by Zacks had forecast adjusted earnings per share of $1.72.

  • ROCHESTER, N.Y.— Rochester, whose fortunes have risen and fallen with the demand for futuristic technologies from former powerhouses like Xerox and Kodak, is looking for its next big breakthrough in the field of integrated photonics, a light science with the potential to transform communications, medicine and national defense. "You've gone from making Brownie...

  • NEW YORK, July 25- In a possible setback for Hillary Clinton, the AFL-CIO's political committee has recommended the nation's largest labor union federation delay endorsing a candidate for the 2016 presidential race as it seeks to push her to be more supportive of its policies on issues such as trade and wages. The move highlights the pressures Clinton is facing...

  • As Democrats fret over 'sharing economy,' GOP moves in Saturday, 25 Jul 2015 | 9:43 AM ET

    DENVER— The debate over ride-hailing firm Uber is laying bare divides in the Democratic Party and on the left about how to handle the new "sharing" economy. In New York City this past week, liberal Mayor Bill de Blasio tried to limit the number of Uber drivers on the streets, only to be rebuked by the state's more centrist governor, Andrew Cuomo. But the bright-blue...