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  • *Second-qtr GDP rose 3.7 pct vs earlier reading of 2.3 pct. Aug 27- U.S. stocks were poised to open higher on Thursday, a day after posting their biggest one-day gain in four years, as data showed the U.S. economy grew faster in the second quarter than initially thought. "Despite the good GDP numbers that we saw today, September largely seems off the table because of the...

  • Iao Kun reports 2Q loss Thursday, 27 Aug 2015 | 7:40 AM ET

    MIAMI _ Iao Kun Group Holding Co. on Thursday reported a loss of $23.8 million in its second quarter. The Miami- based company said it had a loss of 38 cents per share. Keywords: Iao Kun, Earnings Report.

  • Bimbo Bakeries recalls bread sold in 11 states Wednesday, 26 Aug 2015 | 6:44 PM ET

    NEW YORK— The maker of Sara Lee, Nature's Harvest and other brands is recalling about 48,000 packages of bread sold in 11 states because they may contain fragments of glass from a broken light bulb at a company factory. The recall covers seven different Sara Lee products, two each sold under the Nature's Harvest and Great Value brands, and one each for the Kroger,...

  • MIAMI, Aug 26- A tropical storm watch was extended to the Dominican Republic and the Bahamas on Wednesday as Erika, the fifth named storm of the Atlantic hurricane season, closed in on the Eastern Caribbean and appeared to be heading for Florida, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said. Erika strengthened slightly on Wednesday and could reach hurricane status...

  • MIAMI, Aug 26- Tropical storm warnings were in effect on Wednesday for Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands as Erika, the fifth named storm of the Atlantic hurricane season, closed in on the Eastern Caribbean and appeared to be heading for Florida, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said. Erika strengthened slightly overnight and could reach hurricane status over...

  • Burger King to McDonald's: Let's make a McWhopper Wednesday, 26 Aug 2015 | 8:31 AM ET

    NEW YORK— This probably isn't what the United Nations had in mind when it established the International Day of Peace: Burger King is asking McDonald's to join forces to create a "McWhopper." Burger King says it wants to serve the concoction for a single day at a popup location in Atlanta, a midway point between the headquarters of the two chains.

  • Chico's tops Street 2Q forecasts Wednesday, 26 Aug 2015 | 7:39 AM ET

    FT. MYERS, Fla. _ Chico's FAS Inc. on Wednesday reported fiscal second-quarter earnings of $2.1 million. The average estimate of nine analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 22 cents per share. Seven analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $675 million.

  • DUBUQUE, Iowa— Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has opened up a new media feud, taking on another popular TV news personality even as his appearances continue to draw big ratings. Trump engaged in a prolonged confrontation Tuesday with Jorge Ramos, the Miami- based anchor for Univision, during a news conference in Dubuque, Iowa.

  • Urban areas where commuters endure the most extra hours Wednesday, 26 Aug 2015 | 12:01 AM ET

    Traffic congestion nationally reached a new peak last year and is greater than ever before, according to a report by the Texas A&M Transportation Institute and INRIX Inc. Their analysis is based on federal data on the number of cars on the road and on traffic speed data collected by INRIX on 1.3 million miles of urban streets and highways. 1. Washington, D.C.-...

  • Heico posts 3Q profit Tuesday, 25 Aug 2015 | 7:15 PM ET

    HOLLYWOOD, Fla. _ Heico Corp. on Tuesday reported fiscal third-quarter earnings of $34.4 million. The average estimate of six analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 52 cents per share. Heico shares have decreased 16 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • Globe Specialty Metals misses Street 4Q forecasts Tuesday, 25 Aug 2015 | 6:03 PM ET

    MIAMI _ Globe Specialty Metals Inc. on Tuesday reported fiscal fourth-quarter net income of $1.9 million, after reporting a loss in the same period a year earlier. The average estimate of six analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 18 cents per share. Globe Specialty Metals shares have dropped 29 percent since the beginning of the...

  • 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...