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  • Mednax tops 2Q profit forecasts Thursday, 30 Jul 2015 | 6:33 AM ET

    SUNRISE, Fla. _ Mednax Inc. on Thursday reported second-quarter profit of $84.1 million. For the current quarter ending in September, Mednax expects its per-share earnings to range from $1.07 to $1.11. Mednax shares have risen 23 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • Faro Technologies beats Street 2Q forecasts Wednesday, 29 Jul 2015 | 7:25 PM ET

    LAKE MARY, Fla. _ Faro Technologies Inc. on Wednesday reported second-quarter profit of $4.1 million. The average estimate of four analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 23 cents per share. Faro Technologies shares have decreased 37 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • SBA Communications tops 2Q profit forecasts Wednesday, 29 Jul 2015 | 5:06 PM ET

    BOCA RATON, Fla. _ SBA Communications Corp. on Wednesday reported second-quarter net income of $28.3 million, after reporting a loss in the same period a year earlier. Five analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $411.2 million. For the current quarter ending in September, SBA Communications said it expects revenue in the range of $403 million to $413 million.

  • BETHLEHEM, N.H.— Universal Studios is donating a free vacation to all 42 seniors graduating from a New Hampshire high school after the class donated funds for a class trip to their principal, who was diagnosed with cancer. The Caledonian Record reports the Class of 2015 at Bethlehem's Profile School gave $8,000 to their principal, Courtney Vashaw, in May.

  • July 29- Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton this week will call on U.S. lawmakers to lift the long-standing economic embargo against Cuba, her campaign announced on Wednesday. President Barack Obama's administration has formally restored diplomatic ties with the island nation and dropped Cuba from a list of state sponsors of terror.

  • Judge rejects claim that bourbon was falsely advertised Wednesday, 29 Jul 2015 | 2:30 PM ET

    LOUISVILLE, Ky.— Chalk up another round for Maker's Mark distillery in fending off claims of misleading marketing for promoting its Kentucky bourbon as handmade. A federal judge in California this week dismissed a lawsuit filed by two consumers who claimed they were misled by the bourbon maker's handmade claims on its bottles, known for their red-wax seal.

  • Leadership shake-up at Citrix sends shares flying Wednesday, 29 Jul 2015 | 12:23 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of Citrix Systems jumped 8 percent Wednesday after the cloud computing company, under pressure from a major shareholder, shook up its top leadership and said it was weighing the sale of portions of the company. The changes come six weeks after Elliott Management Corp., which has a 7.5 percent stake in Citrix, sent a letter to the board and...

  • The order signed Tuesday instructs the government to return Mo Yun's passport and immediately stop "all court-directed electronic monitoring," meaning she can return to China. Investigators allege that Mo helped her brother and five other Chinese nationals working for subsidiaries of Beijing- based DBN Group steal patented corn seed to reproduce its...

  • NEW YORK, July 29- Danielle Faust, 33, is six weeks into wearing braces to fix her crooked teeth and is pretty happy about the process, but not the price. While the $5,000 for Invisalign clear aligners in South Florida where she is a freelance writer is $1,000 less than a friend is paying in New York, she is kicking herself because she missed out on a Groupon that would...

  • ADT misses 3Q profit forecasts Wednesday, 29 Jul 2015 | 8:46 AM ET

    BOCA RATON, Fla. _ ADT Corp. on Wednesday reported fiscal third-quarter earnings of $75 million. The average estimate of six analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 50 cents per share. Six analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $895.7 million.

  • Jarden meets 2Q profit forecasts Wednesday, 29 Jul 2015 | 7:33 AM ET

    BOCA RATON, Fla. _ Jarden Corp. on Wednesday reported second-quarter profit of $85.9 million. The average estimate of 12 analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was also for earnings of 59 cents per share. Jarden shares have climbed 13 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • WCI beats Street 2Q forecasts Wednesday, 29 Jul 2015 | 7:18 AM ET

    BONITA SPRINGS, Fla. _ WCI Communities Inc. on Wednesday reported second-quarter earnings of $9.8 million. The average estimate of three analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 30 cents per share. Four analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $138.8 million.

  • 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.