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  • Dec 6- Verizon Communications Inc, the No. 1 U.S. wireless carrier, has agreed to sell 29 data centers to Equinix Inc for $3.6 billion. The data centers being sold are located in 15 metro areas, including New York, Atlanta, Chicago, Bogota and Sao Paulo. The sale represents Verizon's efforts to streamline its business and follows the divestment last year of a chunk of its...

  • ATLANTA _ HD Supply Holdings Inc. on Tuesday reported fiscal third-quarter profit of $60 million. For the current quarter ending in January, HD Supply expects its per-share earnings to range from 38 cents to 46 cents. HD Supply shares have risen 32 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • President-elect Donald Trump said on Monday he would name retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson as secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development. Mattis is a retired Marine Corps general known for his tough talk, distrust of Iran and battlefield experience in Iraq and Afghanistan. He assembled an investor group to buy a failed California mortgage...

  • President-elect Donald Trump said on Monday he would name retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson as secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development. Mattis is a retired Marine Corps general known for his tough talk, distrust of Iran and battlefield experience in Iraq and Afghanistan. He assembled an investor group to buy a failed California mortgage...

  • President-elect Donald Trump said on Monday he would name retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson as secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development. Mattis is a retired Marine Corps general known for his tough talk, distrust of Iran and battlefield experience in Iraq and Afghanistan. He assembled an investor group to buy a failed California mortgage...

  • President-elect Donald Trump said on Monday he would nominate retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson, a presidential rival-turned-supporter to serve as Department of Housing and Urban Development secretary. *Jon Huntsman, former Republican Utah governor and ambassador to China under President Barack Obama, ran for 2012 Republican presidential nomination in...

  • HOUSTON, Dec 5- The U.S. Army's denial of an easement for the Dakota Access Pipeline, after permitting and legal obligations were followed, sets an uncertain precedent for new projects despite President-elect Donald Trump's promise to support energy infrastructure. While most of the 1,172- mile pipeline is complete, Energy Transfer Partners, the line's owner,...

  • CHARLOTTE, N.C.— Internal emails show that city and state officials blame a North Carolina law limiting LGBT protections for a company's decision to pick another state for a new project that includes 700 jobs. The Charlotte Observer reports that emails obtained through public records requests show that the law known as HB2 was cited as a key factor in CoStar...

  • President-elect Donald Trump said on Thursday he would name retired Marine Corps General James Mattis as defense secretary. Mattis is a retired Marine Corps general known for his tough talk, distrust of Iran and battlefield experience in Iraq and Afghanistan. He assembled an investor group to buy a failed California mortgage lender in 2009, rebranded it as...

  • President-elect Donald Trump said on Thursday he would name retired Marine Corps General James Mattis as defense secretary. Mattis is a retired Marine Corps general known for his tough talk, distrust of Iran and battlefield experience in Iraq and Afghanistan. He assembled an investor group to buy a failed California mortgage lender in 2009, rebranded it as...

  • President-elect Donald Trump said on Thursday he would name retired Marine Corps General James Mattis as defense secretary. Mattis is a retired Marine Corps general known for his tough talk, distrust of Iran and battlefield experience in Iraq and Afghanistan. He assembled an investor group to buy a failed California mortgage lender in 2009, rebranded it as...

  • PORTLAND, Maine— A monthlong trial aimed at settling a high-stakes water dispute between Georgia and Florida ended Thursday with a special master imploring both sides to negotiate a settlement. Florida blames the booming Atlanta metropolitan area and agriculture in Georgia for causing low river flows that have imperiled fisheries in Apalachicola Bay.

  • ATLANTA _ American Software Inc. on Thursday reported fiscal second-quarter profit of $412,000. American Software shares have climbed slightly since the beginning of the year. Keywords: American Software, Earnings Report.

  • Dec 1- Discount retailer Dollar General Corp reported a surprise drop in quarterly comparable sales and tempered its full-year profit forecast, hit by lower grocery prices and reduced food stamp coverage in several U.S. states. The company's shares were down 7.3 percent at $71.67 in morning trading on Thursday. "It became apparent that our incremental actions...

  • The company's shares were down 7.6 percent at $71.48 in premarket trading on Thursday. Discount retailers have also been hit by changes in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, formerly called the food stamp program. States implementing SNAP changes this year include Florida, Georgia, Alabama and Tennessee, which have some of the highest...

  • By the end of 2016, as many as 22 states would have changed the criteria for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, formerly called the food stamp program- a move that is likely to result in about 1 million Americans losing benefits. States implementing SNAP changes this year include Florida, Georgia, Alabama and Tennessee, which have some of the highest...

  • WASHINGTON— The Federal Reserve reports that the U.S. economy grew at a modest rate this fall, with solid gains in consumer spending helping offset lingering weakness in exports. Another three districts— Philadelphia, Cleveland and Kansas City— saw a "slight" pace of growth. Richmond viewed activity as mixed, and New York said activity had been flat.

  • President-elect Donald Trump chose a former Goldman Sachs banker and a billionaire investor on Tuesday to steer economic policy in his administration and a fierce Obamacare critic to dismantle President Barack Obama's signature healthcare program. Republican Trump is expected to name Steven Mnuchin, a former Goldman Sachs partner and Hollywood...

  • NEW YORK, Nov 29- President-elect Donald Trump on Tuesday chose a former Goldman Sachs banker and a billionaire investor to steer economic policy in his administration and a fierce Obamacare critic to dismantle President Barack Obama's signature healthcare program. Trump, a Republican, is expected to name Steven Mnuchin, a former Goldman Sachs partner and...

  • NEW YORK, Nov 29- President-elect Donald Trump on Tuesday chose a former Goldman Sachs banker and a billionaire investor to steer economic policy in his administration and a fierce Obamacare critic to dismantle President Barack Obama's signature heathcare program. Trump, a Republican, is expected to name Steven Mnuchin, a former Goldman Sachs partner and...