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  • Treasury yields, but simmering geopolitical tensions over North Korea continued to offer support. *Spot gold had inched down 0.1 percent to $1,282.81 per ounce by 0047 GMT, after hitting its highest since early November at $1,295.42 in the prior session. Vice President Mike Pence warned North Korea on Monday that recent American military strikes in Syria and...

  • COLUMBUS, Ga. _ Synovus Financial Corp. on Monday reported first-quarter net income of $71.9 million. The average estimate of nine analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 51 cents per share. Seven analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $301.9 million.

  • In January, AT&T said it expected to be able to bypass the FCC in its planned $85.4 billion acquisition of Time Warner because it would not seek to transfer any significant Time Warner licenses. FCC Chairman Ajit Pai said previously he did not plan to use the proposed TV station license transfer as a way to examine the AT&T-Time Warner merger.

  • NEW YORK/ BENGALURU, April 17- Gold pared gains from a five-month high on Monday, losing steam as U.S. Treasury yields turned higher and the dollar came off its lows, after rising geopolitical tensions over North Korea spurred earlier safe-haven buying in bullion. Spot gold was up 0.05 percent at $1,285.86 an ounce.

  • The president weighs in on Georgia's special house election

    President Donald Trump is getting involved in Georgia's congressional election.

  • NEW YORK— Andy Dunn didn't start out with an interest in fashion. It now operates more than 30 stores scattered around key cities like Chicago, New York and Atlanta. However, when Dunn thought of the idea of selling clothes online ten years ago as a Stanford business school graduate, it was seen as crazy.

  • U.S. residents paid Uncle Sam an average of $8,943 per person in federal income, payroll and estate taxes in 2016.. A look at how the District of Columbia and the states rank in per capita federal taxes:. 1. District of Columbia: $36.569.

  • J.C. Penney Co. said Friday that it is delaying the closure of 138 stores by several weeks after more people started visiting those locations. Riverview Mall in Bullhead City. Fort Morgan Main Street in Fort Morgan.

  • BOSTON— Boston's Fox television affiliate is distancing itself from the conservative Fox News national cable network by dropping the word "Fox" from the name of its newscast. WFXT-TV Channel 25 announced Thursday that the name of its independent and locally produced newscast is being changed from "Fox 25 News" to " Boston 25 News" starting April 24.

  • WASHINGTON— President Donald Trump says last month's bridge collapse near downtown Atlanta is a "painful reminder" of the importance of strong infrastructure. Trump welcomed to the White House police, fire and other personnel who responded to the collapse that forced the closure of a portion of Interstate 85. But he says what happened on March 30 was a reminder...

  • PITTSBURGH— Donald Trump Jr. has taken to Twitter to mock a group of Pittsburgh college students opposed to the addition of a Chick-fil-A restaurant to their campus. A student newspaper at Duquesne University reports that a student government representative last month proposed asking the university to reconsider the addition of a Chick-fil- A. Niko Martini...

  • DES MOINES, Iowa— A rule designed to protect the legal rights of farmers who grow chickens and hogs for the nation's largest meat processing corporations, was delayed Wednesday by President Donald Trump's administration, halting by at least six months an initiative rolled out by President Barack Obama in his final days in office. The rule was first proposed by...

  • Q1 EPS 77 cents vs est 75 cents. *Q1 revenue $9.15 bln vs est $9.18 bln. The No. 2 U.S. airline by passenger traffic had $17.64 billion worth of pending orders for wide-body aircraft with France's Airbus Group SE at current list prices, according to the planemaker's order book.

  • COLUMBIA, S.C.— The head of a utility that's building two of the country's newest nuclear reactors told South Carolina regulators on Wednesday that abandoning the project is an option under consideration. Marsh spoke at a hearing in the wake of the bankruptcy of Westinghouse Electric Co., which has been building two new nuclear reactors at the V.C. Summer...

  • *Q1 EPS 77 cents vs est 75 cents. *Q1 revenue $9.15 bln vs est $9.18 bln. Delta said it cancelled about 4,000 flights earlier this month due to severe weather in Atlanta, and it would reduce its second-quarter pre-tax income by $125 million.

  • Unit revenues- which compare sales with flight capacity- were hurt last year across the industry in the United States due to higher capacity and lower average fares. Delta said it cancelled about 4,000 flights earlier this month due to severe weather in Atlanta, and it would reduce its second-quarter pre-tax income by $125 million. Delta's net income fell 36.3...

  • DALLAS— Rising labor and fuel costs cut into Delta's first-quarter profit, but the airline expects help this spring from higher average prices. Shares of Atlanta- based Delta Air Lines Inc. rose 68 cents, or 1.5 percent, to $45.97 in afternoon trading. When thunderstorms rolled through Atlanta last Wednesday, Delta shut down operations at Hartsfield-Jackson...

  • Industrial and materials companies led U.S. stocks modestly lower Wednesday on another day of subdued trading ahead of the long Easter holiday weekend. The slide marked the second decline in a row for the stock market, extending its losses for the month. "The market is kind of on hold until we start getting earnings reports and you start to read the body language on...

  • Treasuries and the yen on Tuesday as tensions rose between the United States and Russia, in addition to worries about U.S. relations with Syria and North Korea. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson carried a message from world powers to Moscow on Tuesday denouncing Russian support for Syria's Bashar al-Assad. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said Syrian...

  • April 11- Loews Corp, a hotel, energy and financial services conglomerate, said it would buy plastic packaging manufacturer Consolidated Container Co from Bain Capital Private Equity for about $1.2 billion. Consolidated Container, which provides packaging solutions for beverages, food and household chemicals, will become a part of a newly created segment...