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  • CLEARWATER, Fla. _ MarineMax Inc. on Thursday reported fiscal third-quarter earnings of $14.2 million. MarineMax expects full-year earnings to be 97 cents to $1.02 per share. MarineMax shares have increased 2 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • JACKSONVILLE, Fla. _ Fidelity National Financial Inc. on Wednesday reported second-quarter earnings of $121 million. Fidelity National Financial shares have increased 16 percent since the beginning of the year. Keywords: Fidelity National Financial, Earnings Report.

  • *No new major steps to reduce U.S. trade deficit with China. *China, U.S. say still share lower trade deficit goal. WASHINGTON, July 20- The United States and China failed on Wednesday to agree on major new steps to reduce the U.S. trade deficit with China, casting doubt over President Donald Trump's economic and security relations with Beijing.

  • MIAMI— The former general manager of a Florida- based telecommunications company has pleaded guilty for his role in a $3 million Haitian bribery scheme. Court records show 66- year-old Amadeus Richers, who headed Cinergy and Uniplex, pleaded guilty in Miami federal court Wednesday to conspiring to violate the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.

  • *Ultra-Orthodox to make up a third of population by 2065. *Israel's labor productivity below most OECD countries. BNEI BRAK, Israel, July 19- Chaim Rachmani spends his days studying Jewish religious texts in the Israeli town of Bnei Brak, whose crowded streets brush up against the office towers of Tel Aviv.

  • *No new major steps to reduce U.S. trade deficit with China. *China, U.S. say still share lower trade deficit goal. WASHINGTON, July 19- The United States and China failed on Wednesday to agree on major new steps to reduce the U.S. trade deficit with China, casting doubt over President Donald Trump's economic and security relations with Beijing.

  • WASHINGTON, July 19- The United States and China failed on Wednesday to agree on major new steps to reduce the U.S. trade deficit with China, casting doubt over President Donald Trump's economic and security relations with Beijing. The annual economic dialogue session in Washington ended with canceled news conferences, no joint statement and no new...

  • DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. _ Consolidated-Tomoka Land Co. on Wednesday reported second-quarter profit of $3.7 million. On a per-share basis, the Daytona Beach, Florida- based company said it had net income of 67 cents. Consolidated-Tomoka expects full-year earnings to be $2.95 to $3.10 per share.

  • Oil-rich Venezuela has been plunged into political and economic turmoil as petroleum prices plummet, nationalized farms and factories halt production and corruption runs rampant. The United States, European Union, Germany, Brazil, Canada and Mexico are among countries that have called for the constitutional rewrite to be canceled. President Donald Trump...

  • JACKSONVILLE, Fla. _ Fidelity National Financial Inc. on Wednesday reported second-quarter profit of $175 million. FNF Group shares have climbed 36 percent since the beginning of the year. Keywords: FNF Group, Earnings Report.

  • JACKSONVILLE, Fla. _ Black Knight Financial Services Inc. on Wednesday reported second-quarter profit of $6.5 million. The average estimate of eight analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 33 cents per share. Six analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $267 million.

  • Founder Elon Musk told a space station research conference Wednesday that he wants to set realistic expectations for the flight later this year from Cape Canaveral. SpaceX plans to start ferrying NASA astronauts to the orbiting outpost, using Falcon 9 rockets and enhanced Dragon capsules, by the middle of next year. "All right, we'll put you on the manifest," said...

  • The SEC said John Stimpson bought AuthenTec call options, a bet that the stock price would rise, after learning nonpublic information in early July 2012 about a merger, including a special AuthenTec board meeting and unusual activity in AuthenTec's human resources department. In an order dated Tuesday, the SEC said Stimpson sold his options within three...

  • NEW YORK— Sabbaticals, massages, or a home maid service? The hundred staffers at marketing firm Velvet Media can periodically spend a month working at any of its offices— Denver, Tokyo, Bangkok or Venice, Italy— with the company paying their expenses, co-CEO Daniele Gatti says. "We extend work into employees' lives," says Neil Vaswani, CEO of Corestream, a benefits...

  • *Ultra-Orthodox to make up a third of population by 2065. *Israel's labour productivity below most OECD countries. BNEI BRAK, Israel, July 19- Chaim Rachmani spends his days studying Jewish religious texts in the Israeli town of Bnei Brak, whose crowded streets brush up against the office towers of Tel Aviv.

  • WASHINGTON— Cake and conversation, it seems, can go only so far to mend longstanding economic rifts between the United States and China. And Trump is criticizing China again for failing to use its economic leverage to rein in its neighbor and ally, the nuclear rogue state North Korea. "I'm not looking for anything worthwhile," says Derek Scissors, a China specialist...

  • OMAHA, Neb.— CSX's new chief executive is defending the restructuring progress made in the first four months since he was hired to lead a turnaround of the railroad. CEO Hunter Harrison, who's previously led turnarounds at three other railroads, says he's pleased with the improvement so far. The Jacksonville, Florida- based railroad has taken nearly 900...

  • NEW YORK— An impending auction of pop star Madonna's personal items, including a love letter from her ex-boyfriend the late rapper Tupac Shakur, a pair of previously worn panties and a hairbrush containing her hair, was halted by a judge on Tuesday. Manhattan state Supreme Court Judge Gerald Leibovitz ordered Gotta Have It! Tupac, one of the best-selling rappers...

  • DETROIT, July 18- CSX Corp, the third-largest U.S. railroad operator, posted a better-than-expected rise in quarterly net profit on Tuesday, helped by improved coal shipments, and the company also announced a $500 million increase to its share repurchase program. The Jacksonville, Florida- based railroad said second-quarter revenue rose 8 percent, on growth...

  • DETROIT, July 18- CSX Corp, the third-largest U.S. railroad operator, reported a better-than-expected rise in quarterly net profit on Tuesday as coal shipments helped drive revenue growth. CSX posted second-quarter net income of $510 million or 55 cents per share, up from $445 million or 47 cents per share a year earlier. On that basis, Wall Street analysts had...