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  • B/E Aerospace beats 4Q profit forecasts Tuesday, 2 Feb 2016 | 5:00 AM ET

    WELLINGTON, Fla. _ B/E Aerospace Inc. on Tuesday reported fourth-quarter net income of $83.4 million, after reporting a loss in the same period a year earlier. The average estimate of seven analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 80 cents per share. B/E Aerospace expects full-year earnings to be $3.20 per share.

  • House Transportation committee chairman Bud Shuster, R- Pa., said last summer when he announced his idea that the U.S. is lagging behind other nations in the transition from a radar-based system to one based on satellites. The Federal Aviation Administration, which operates the present system, has been working on its "NextGen" modernization program for more than a...

  • A new global oil deal could draw lessons from 1998 Tuesday, 2 Feb 2016 | 1:00 AM ET

    *OPEC rifts and pact with Russia under scrutiny. Now, with oil prices touching their lowest level since 2003, OPEC officials and deal brokers are looking back nearly two decades and asking whether a behind-the-scenes deal to curb oil output between OPEC and non-OPEC Russia could be struck. Some see OPEC rifts as insurmountable and Russia as a wild card that...

  • Rayonier Advanced Materials posts 4Q profit Monday, 1 Feb 2016 | 4:58 PM ET

    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. _ Rayonier Advanced Materials Inc. on Monday reported fourth-quarter net income of $13 million, after reporting a loss in the same period a year earlier. On a per-share basis, the Jacksonville, Florida- based company said it had profit of 30 cents. Rayonier Advanced Materials shares have declined 27 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • WASHINGTON— Federal judges have overturned decisions by the Department of Veterans Affairs to demote two senior officials accused of manipulating the agency's hiring system for their own gain. The VA demoted Kimberly Graves and Diana Rubens last month. Rubens earns $181,497 as director of the Philadelphia regional office for the Veterans Benefits...

  • Tumbling oil prices hurt U.S. inflation bonds Monday, 1 Feb 2016 | 1:59 PM ET

    NEW YORK, Feb 1- Investors who bet on U.S. inflation bonds making a comeback in 2016 were caught wrong-footed in January as oil prices tumbled to 12- year lows and fears about China and emerging economies roiled global markets. Instead, oil has fallen through $30 a barrel amid a persisting supply glut, dragging down a measure of inflation expectations to its lowest...

  • FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla.— Running concierges, a hotel mini bar stocked with produce from the local farmers market and a training wall that comes standard in every room. The luxury gym Equinox is even opening its own hotel in New York. The number of hotels with fitness facilities jumped from 63 percent in 2004 to 84 percent in 2014, according to a study by the American...

  • CORAL GABLES, Fla.— Bacardi wants to know more about a recent U.S. government decision allowing Cuba to sell its Havana Club rum in America when the U.S. trade embargo ends. Last month, the U.S. renewed the Havana Club trademark for state-owned Cubaexport. Bacardi has been selling its own brand of Havana Club rum, distilled in Puerto Rico, here since the 1990 s.

  • WASHINGTON— Marco Rubio, Jeb Bush, John Kasich and Chris Christie, the four Republican candidates in a showdown for their party's traditional supporters, closed last year with roughly as much money in the bank combined as Ted Cruz, the conservative insurgent they hope to topple. With voting beginning Monday in the state of Iowa, and continuing next week in New...

  • PITTSBURGH— An Indiana man who helped send millions of illegal spam messages to U.S. and international cellphones and computers has been sentenced to 27 months in federal prison by a federal judge in Pennsylvania. Phillip Fleitz, 31, of Indianapolis, was handcuffed and ordered Monday to immediately begin serving the sentence. Fleitz was one of a dozen U.S....

  • Roper Industries misses Street 4Q forecasts Monday, 1 Feb 2016 | 7:11 AM ET

    SARASOTA, Fla. _ Roper Industries Inc. on Monday reported fourth-quarter earnings of $208.6 million. Five analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $960.5 million. For the current quarter ending in April, Roper Industries expects its per-share earnings to range from $1.42 to $1.47.

  • WASHINGTON— Marco Rubio, Jeb Bush, John Kasich and Chris Christie, the four Republican candidates in a showdown for their party's traditional supporters, closed last year with roughly as much money in the bank combined as Ted Cruz, the conservative insurgent they hope to topple. With voting beginning Monday in Iowa, and continuing next week in New Hampshire, Rubio,...

  • Facebook moves to ban gun sales on social network Saturday, 30 Jan 2016 | 11:03 AM ET
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    Facebook is banning private gun sales on its network and Instagram, moving to clamp down on unlicensed gun transactions, The NY Times reports.

  • But CNN said the debate was still rated more highly than coverage of a rally at the same time that was hosted by Trump, who boycotted the Fox News event in a fight with the network. Citing early data from measurement company Nielsen, CNN said the Fox News debate in Iowa on Thursday had a household rating of 8.4, beating only an earlier debate on the less-prominent Fox...

  • UPDATE 1-Trump skips debate, wins on social media Friday, 29 Jan 2016 | 11:08 AM ET

    Senator Ted Cruz of Texas, Senator Marco Rubio of Florida, retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson and former Florida Governor Jeb Bush also gained traction on Google. Trump boycotted the event after Fox News refused to yield to his demand that network anchor Megyn Kelly be replaced as a moderator. After Fox News issued a sarcastic news release about the contretemps,...

  • MAGALUF, Spain, Jan 29- Set back from the white sand beach which first attracted tourists to Magaluf in the 1960 s, a smart new development is rising- part of the Mallorcan resort's plan to transform itself from an alchohol-fuelled fleshpot awash with young Britons to a high-end holiday destination for families and couples. Magaluf's vision shows how Spain's...

  • Cattle drive draws focus to Florida's cowboy history Friday, 29 Jan 2016 | 4:09 AM ET

    KENANSVILLE, Fla.— Some cowboys had selfie-sticks, and others posted regularly on Facebook while helping to herd more than 400 head of cattle more than 50 miles through central Florida. Despite their efforts to re-create the life of Florida cowboys from the 19th century by wearing bonnets, suspenders and cowboy hats, and sleeping in sod fields at night, the more...

  • C1 Financial posts 4Q profit Thursday, 28 Jan 2016 | 5:41 PM ET

    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. _ C1 Financial Inc. on Thursday reported fourth-quarter profit of $1.4 million. The holding company for C1 Bank posted revenue of $19.5 million in the period. C1 Financial shares have dropped slightly more than 1 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • Seacoast Banking posts 4Q profit Thursday, 28 Jan 2016 | 5:17 PM ET

    STUART, Fla. _ Seacoast Banking Corp. of Florida on Thursday reported fourth-quarter net income of $6 million, after reporting a loss in the same period a year earlier. The average estimate of three analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was also for earnings of 19 cents per share. The holding company for Seacoast National Bank posted revenue of $37.3...

  • Stonegate Bank posts 4Q profit Thursday, 28 Jan 2016 | 4:55 PM ET

    FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. _ Stonegate Bank on Thursday reported fourth-quarter earnings of $7.3 million. Stonegate Bank shares have declined roughly 10 percent since the beginning of the year. Keywords: Stonegate Bank, Earnings Report.