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  • Volkswagen AG is recalling about 850,000 Audi and VW vehicles in the U.S. from model years 2006 to 2014. The letter said most VW and Audi vehicles have air bag inflators made at Takata's factory in Freiberg, Germany, which have not experienced failures like those made in the U.S. and Mexico. But in the EPA case at least, it's likely to bring millions of dollars in fines...

  • NEW YORK, Feb 12- As Wall Street struggles to find its footing after a shaky start to the year, investors are not getting any solace from corporate earnings. The S&P 500 has lost about 9 percent since Dec. 31. "We're not going in the right direction in terms of earnings," said Daniel Morgan, senior portfolio manager at Synovus Trust Company in Atlanta, Georgia.

  • NEW DELHI— Coca-Cola suspended bottling at three plants in India, including one in the parched northwest where farmers have been protesting the company's use of dwindling groundwater reserves. Hindustan Coca-Cola Beverages, which is a subsidiary of The Coca-Cola Co. based in Atlanta, said it was reorganizing operations across its 24 franchise bottling...

  • ATLANTA _ Columbia Property Trust Inc. on Thursday reported a key measure of profitability in its fourth quarter. The real estate investment trust, based in Atlanta, said it had funds from operations of $59.2 million, or 48 cents per share, in the period. The company said it had net income of $10.2 million, or 8 cents per share.

  • UPDATE 1-What's behind the global stock market selloff? Thursday, 11 Feb 2016 | 4:22 PM ET

    NEW YORK, Feb 11- Global stock markets are on their shakiest footing in years. In addition to the fall in U.S. stock markets, major stock indexes worldwide have also been hit hard, despite efforts by the Bank of Japan and the European Central Bank to spur growth through lower interest rates. With Thursday's decline, the S&P 500 stock index has lost 10.5 percent so far in...

  • Bleisure: Zika casts a pall on some company getaways Thursday, 11 Feb 2016 | 3:13 PM ET

    A trip to a resort in the Dominican Republic was intended "to get everybody in the same location" for team-building, R&R and casual facetime, said Parse.ly CEO Sachin Kamdar. "We did end up hitting that target," Kamdar said, and the Dominican Republic was chosen as the destination. "But we found out a couple of weeks after booking that the Zika virus was spreading very...

  • What's behind the global stock market selloff? Thursday, 11 Feb 2016 | 1:25 PM ET

    NEW YORK, Feb 11- Global stock markets are on their shakiest footing in years. In addition to the selling in the United States, major stock indexes worldwide have also been hit hard, despite efforts by the Bank of Japan and the European Central Bank to spur growth through lower interest rates. "One of the new themes in markets is that has damaged the banks and that...

  • AGL Resources posts 4Q profit Thursday, 11 Feb 2016 | 9:22 AM ET

    ATLANTA _ AGL Resources Inc. on Thursday reported fourth-quarter profit of $107 million. The Atlanta- based company said it had net income of 89 cents per share. AGL Resources shares have climbed 1.5 percent since the beginning of the year, while the Standard& Poor's 500 index has declined slightly more than 9 percent.

  • Coca-Cola Enterprises beats 4Q profit forecasts Thursday, 11 Feb 2016 | 7:39 AM ET

    ATLANTA— Coca-Cola Enterprises Inc. on Thursday reported fourth-quarter net income of $156 million. The average estimate of six analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 51 cents per share. Coca-Cola Enterprises shares have decreased slightly more than 3 percent since the beginning of the year, while the Standard& Poor's 500 index...

  • Flowers Foods misses Street 4Q forecasts Wednesday, 10 Feb 2016 | 7:43 PM ET

    THOMASVILLE, Ga. _ Flowers Foods Inc. on Wednesday reported fourth-quarter earnings of $32.2 million. The average estimate of four analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 22 cents per share. Flowers Foods expects full-year earnings in the range of 98 cents to $1.04 per share, with revenue in the range of $3.99 billion to $4.08 billion.

  • Cousins Properties reports 4Q results Wednesday, 10 Feb 2016 | 6:21 PM ET

    ATLANTA _ Cousins Properties Inc. on Wednesday reported a key measure of profitability in its fourth quarter. The average estimate of six analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for funds from operations of 21 cents per share. Five analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $96.1 million.

  • Primerica beats 4Q profit forecasts Wednesday, 10 Feb 2016 | 5:51 PM ET

    DULUTH, Ga. _ Primerica Inc. on Wednesday reported fourth-quarter net income of $47.9 million. The average estimate of four analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 98 cents per share. Primerica shares have dropped 12 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • NEW YORK, Feb 10- Most U.S. shares ended little changed to lower on Wednesday, erasing early gains on concerns about global growth and sliding commodity-related shares, while greater calm surrounding the European banking sector boosted that region's shares. S&P 500 stock index rose as much as 1.6 percent following Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen's...

  • Equifax tops Street 4Q forecasts Wednesday, 10 Feb 2016 | 4:54 PM ET

    ATLANTA _ Equifax Inc. on Wednesday reported fourth-quarter earnings of $111.9 million. Six analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $662.8 million. For the current quarter ending in April, Equifax expects its per-share earnings to range from $1.14 to $1.16.

  • NEW YORK— Prosecutors have upgraded charges in a gun trafficking case in which they allege at least two Delta Air Lines employees helped take guns on commercial flights in carry-on luggage from Georgia to New York. Brooklyn District Attorney Kenneth Thompson says five people have been charged. Atlanta- based Delta Air Lines Inc. has said it cooperated with the...

  • NEW YORK— Professional racecar driver Scott Tucker was arrested Wednesday on criminal charges accusing him of living the high life on the backs of millions of desperate people who used his payday lending operation to get quick cash over the Internet. Authorities said Tucker was arrested Wednesday in Kansas City, Kansas, and would initially appear in court in...

  • The motion filed by Lance Cooper, a Georgia attorney who first publicly exposed the defect, accused a lawyer leading federal litigation over the switch, Robert Hilliard, of mismanaging the cases and negotiating a multimillion dollar settlement primarily to benefit his own clients, rather than all plaintiffs. District Judge Jesse Furman in Manhattan, who...

  • Feb 10- A U.S. judge on Wednesday rejected a request to reconsider his approval for a settlement fund to resolve more than a thousand lawsuits over injuries and deaths blamed on an ignition switch defect that prompted General Motors to recall 2.6 million vehicles. The motion filed by Lance Cooper, a Georgia attorney who first publicly exposed the defect, accused...

  • NCR beats 4Q profit forecasts Tuesday, 9 Feb 2016 | 6:17 PM ET

    DULUTH, Ga. _ NCR Corp. on Tuesday reported fourth-quarter net income of $28 million. On a per-share basis, the Duluth, Georgia- based company said it had net income of 15 cents. The average estimate of four analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 87 cents per share.

  • SAVANNAH, Ga.— The Obama administration requested $42.7 million on Tuesday to fund a second year of work to deepen Savannah's busy shipping channel, though Georgia officials said the amount falls far short of what's needed to keep the project on schedule. Dredging began in September to deepen 39 miles of the Savannah River to make room for larger cargo ships to...