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  • Dycom Industries tops Street 4Q forecasts Tuesday, 25 Aug 2015 | 4:25 PM ET

    PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. _ Dycom Industries Inc. on Tuesday reported fiscal fourth-quarter earnings of $33.8 million. Four analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $565.7 million. For the current quarter ending in November, Dycom Industries said it expects revenue in the range of $615 million to $635 million.

  • KLX tops 2Q profit forecasts Tuesday, 25 Aug 2015 | 10:18 AM ET

    WELLINGTON, Fla. _ KLX Inc. on Tuesday reported fiscal second-quarter profit of $7.4 million. The average estimate of five analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 59 cents per share. Four analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $424.9 million.

  • LOUISVILLE, Ky.— Spirits company Beam Suntory has won another round in fighting off lawsuits accusing its classic Kentucky bourbon brands of false advertising for claiming the products are handcrafted.'. In the company's latest victory, a federal judge in California dismissed a suit aimed at whiskey giant Jim Beam. Plaintiff Scott Welk said he was enticed into...

  • WASHINGTON, Aug 24- Jostling for position in the U.S. presidential race, candidates on Monday blamed Wall Street elites, the Federal Reserve, exposure to China, and President Barack Obama's spending policies for the market contagion from China's stock-market plunge. Because China's going bad it's going to bring us down, too, because we're so heavily coupled with...

  • But the workers who drive them are inevitably placed in harm's way, "literally waiting to be struck," said Robert Roy, president of Royal Truck& Equipment Inc. in Coopersburg. Two of the autonomous vehicles will make their debut at highway construction sites in Florida by the end of the year under a state Department of Transportation demonstration program.

  • NEW YORK, Aug 24- U.S. The global stock market rout began after Beijing surprised investors on Aug. 11 when it devalued the yuan, a move that sparked fears about a "currency war" in which nations seek to make their exports cheaper against their trading partners. "The China devaluation opened up Pandora's Box.

  • Japan delivers whiskey to space station_ for science Monday, 24 Aug 2015 | 10:23 AM ET

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla.— Spirits arrived at the International Space Station on Monday. The station's big robotic arm— operated by Japanese astronaut Kimiya Yui— grabbed onto the supply craft launched Wednesday by his homeland. An identical set of samples will be stored on the ground in Japan.

  • US--APNewsAlert, US Monday, 24 Aug 2015 | 9:32 AM ET

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla.— Florida State running back Dalvin Cook found not guilty of punching a woman outside of bar.

  • ATLANTIC CITY, N.J.— Now, it seems, even the birds are against Revel. The owner of Atlantic City's former Revel casino blames giant seagulls for smashing windows in the vacant gambling hall. In a July 20 court filing referenced by a federal judge on Thursday, Julie Morrone, a principal of a management company writing on behalf of Bank of New York Mellon, told the court...

  • NEW YORK— On a crowded pedestrian plaza in Times Square, half a dozen topless women pose for pictures with passers-by. There's no problem, "says Saira Nicole, one of the topless women. Andrew Cuomo says he believes the women are engaging in an illegal activity that harkens to the "bad old Times Square.

  • Former NFL player cashes in on nonbank lending Friday, 21 Aug 2015 | 1:05 PM ET
    Casey Crawford

    In 2003 football star Casey Crawford gave up a lucrative NFL career and decided to cash in on a booming real estate business.

  • Economic issues occupied a small portion of the GOP's first presidential primary debate last month, a stark contrast from the primary debates of 2012, which focused heavily on jobs and the economy. In Nevada, which will pick Republican and Democratic nominees Feb. 20, unemployment is still high at 6.8 percent. Nevada has added about 45,000 jobs in the past year,...

  • America's most expensive homes for sale Friday, 21 Aug 2015 | 9:00 AM ET
    Mansion

    CNBC's Jane Wells covers the most expensive homes for sale.

  • The probe by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration covers about 384,000 cars from the 2008 model year. The agency says in documents posted Friday that it received 19 consumer complaints that the air bag control computer failed in the Accord, which then was Honda's top-selling model. Honda said it is cooperating with the investigation and will...

  • District Judge Naomi Reice Buchwald sentenced Charles Antonucci Sr. in Manhattan, where he was president of The Park Avenue Bank before his arrest in a fraud prosecutors said included bank bribery, self-dealing, embezzlement of bank funds and a failed effort to fraudulently get more than $11 million worth of taxpayer rescue funds from the Troubled Asset...

  • ATLANTIC CITY, N.J.— An Atlantic City piano-tuner doesn't have to abandon the three-story brick home a New Jersey state agency wants to take from him until officials can provide reasonable assurances they will follow through with redeveloping the land, a state judge ruled Wednesday. Citing Atlantic City's struggling financial condition, Superior Court...

  • DETROIT, Aug 20- Republican presidential candidate Marco Rubio said on Thursday his plan to overhaul the U.S. tax code would help revitalize struggling manufacturing centers like Detroit, allowing companies to raise wages and workers to keep more of their paychecks. Speaking to the Detroit Economic Club, the senator from Florida said Detroit, which filed the...

  • IOWA CITY, Iowa— The big health insurance companies picked to manage Iowa's $4.2 billion Medicaid program have promised to create hundreds of jobs in the state in the coming months, according to bidding documents released Thursday. UnitedHealthcare projected that it would increase its existing 400- employee staff in Iowa by about 250 people.

  • Flamboyant Trump evolved into cautious businessman Thursday, 20 Aug 2015 | 11:42 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Donald Trump sells himself as a bold empire builder, the kind of businessman who could force through big changes in Washington as president. But that's not his money, "says Don Peebles, a real estate developer who oversees a $5 billion real estate portfolio. In the past decade, Trump has struck deals to put his name on at least a dozen properties built and...

  • NEW YORK/ BEIJING, Aug 20- On China's version of Valentine's Day, big international chocolate makers like Hershey are not feeling the love. The Chinese market is "a challenging one and we're certainly finding that out," the chief financial officer of Hershey Co said on a recent conference call. "People used to buy expensive chocolate as gifts, but now they no longer do...