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  • The package-delivery company earned $1.23 billion, or $1.35 per share, for the three months ended June 30. The average estimate of 12 analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of $1.26 per share. Six analysts surveyed by Zacks expected higher revenue of $14.49 billion.

  • Global Payments beats Street 4Q forecasts Tuesday, 28 Jul 2015 | 7:58 AM ET

    ATLANTA _ Global Payments Inc. on Tuesday reported fiscal fourth-quarter net income of $65.3 million. The average estimate of 16 analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of $1.18 per share. Global Payments expects full-year earnings in the range of $5.60 to $5.78 per share, with revenue in the range of $2.87 billion to $2.95 billion.

  • PRGX Global posts 2Q profit Tuesday, 28 Jul 2015 | 7:18 AM ET

    ATLANTA _ PRGX Global Inc. on Tuesday reported second-quarter net income of $1.1 million, after reporting a loss in the same period a year earlier. On a per-share basis, the Atlanta- based company said it had profit of 4 cents. Keywords: PRGX Global, Earnings Report.

  • DIARY-Top Economic Events to Aug 10 Monday, 27 Jul 2015 | 8:01 PM ET

    SYDNEY- Reserve Bank of Australia Governor Glenn Stevens speaks at the Boao Forum for Asia Financial Cooperation Conference, hosted by the New South Wales government- 0030 GMT. KYOTO- Bank of Japan board member Koji Ishida speaks to business leaders in Kyoto- 0130 GMT. LONDON- Bank of England holds Monetary Policy Committee meeting.

  • Carmike reports 2Q loss Monday, 27 Jul 2015 | 4:51 PM ET

    COLUMBUS, Ga. _ Carmike Cinemas Inc. on Monday reported a second-quarter loss of $1.4 million, after reporting a profit in the same period a year earlier. The average estimate of four analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 46 cents per share. Three analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $219 million.

  • Savannah port moves a record 3.6M cargo containers Monday, 27 Jul 2015 | 1:55 PM ET

    SAVANNAH, Ga.— Buoyed in part by labor woes on the West Coast, the booming seaports in Savannah and Brunswick saw another fiscal year of record-smashing amounts of cargo moving across their docks, the Georgia Ports Authority reported Monday. Savannah benefited this past year from a labor dispute that was blamed for slowdowns at West Coast ports such as Los...

  • Delta Air to buy stake in China Eastern Airlines Monday, 27 Jul 2015 | 10:45 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Delta said it will pay $450 million to buy a stake in China Eastern Airlines as the Atlanta- based airline seeks to expand into China's fast-growing travel industry. And in April, Delta moved its operations in Shanghai's Pudong Airport to the same terminal as China Eastern and its subsidiary Shanghai Airlines. Shares of Delta Air Lines Inc. slipped 17...

  • WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va.— As Congress considers a long-awaited transportation funding bill, some Republican governors as well as Democrats say they aren't waiting to raise or borrow money to fix or build roads, bridges and highways. GOP governors in Georgia, Iowa, South Dakota and Utah are among those who have approved road tax increases.

  • Ameris Bancorp posts 2Q profit Friday, 24 Jul 2015 | 7:36 AM ET

    MOULTRIE, Ga. _ Ameris Bancorp on Friday reported second-quarter profit of $1.3 million. The average estimate of four analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 40 cents per share. Ameris Bancorp shares have increased slightly more than 1 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • Aaron's beats 2Q profit forecasts Friday, 24 Jul 2015 | 7:24 AM ET

    ATLANTA _ Aaron's Inc. on Friday reported second-quarter net income of $40.5 million. The average estimate of six analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 46 cents per share. Five analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $770.4 million.

  • NEW YORK— Delta Air Lines flights are resuming at LaGuardia Airport's Terminal C after an hourslong power outage resulted in dozens of cancellations. Steve Coleman, a spokesman for the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, which runs the region's airports, says power went out at 4:30 a.m. when a contractor accidentally cut two electric feeders.

  • Charter posts 3Q profit Thursday, 23 Jul 2015 | 6:39 PM ET

    WEST POINT, Ga. _ Charter Financial Corp. on Thursday reported fiscal third-quarter profit of $1.9 million. On a per-share basis, the West Point, Georgia- based company said it had profit of 12 cents. Keywords: Charter Financial, Earnings Report.

  • The potential life sentence for former Peanut Corporation of America owner Stewart Parnell was disclosed by prosecutors in a court filing Wednesday. Parnell, 61, is scheduled to be sentenced Sept. 21 by a federal judge in Albany, Georgia. "Bill Marler, a lawyer for victims sickened by peanut butter from Parnell's southwest Georgia plant, used the same word.

  • ATLANTA— Chick-fil-A officials say Jeannette McNeil Cathy, the wife of the restaurant chain's late founder, Truett Cathy, has died at age 92.. Officials say Jeannette Cathy attended New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary and married Truett Cathy in 1948. The two met when she was 8 years old. Officials say Jeanette Cathy supported her husband through the...

  • State Bank Financial reports 2Q loss Thursday, 23 Jul 2015 | 9:24 AM ET

    ATLANTA _ State Bank Financial Corp. on Thursday reported a second-quarter loss of $2 million, after reporting a profit in the same period a year earlier. The average estimate of five analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 30 cents per share. State Bank Financial shares have increased 14 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • Graphic Packaging matches Street 2Q forecasts Thursday, 23 Jul 2015 | 8:15 AM ET

    ATLANTA _ Graphic Packaging Holding Co. on Thursday reported second-quarter net income of $57.6 million, after reporting a loss in the same period a year earlier. The average estimate of four analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was also for earnings of 19 cents per share. Graphic Packaging shares have risen 8 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • PulteGroup misses Street 2Q forecasts Thursday, 23 Jul 2015 | 6:42 AM ET

    ATLANTA— PulteGroup Inc. on Thursday reported second-quarter net income of $103.3 million. The average estimate of eight analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 26 cents per share. PulteGroup shares have decreased 6 percent since the beginning of the year, while the Standard& Poor's 500 index has risen roughly 3 percent.

  • SAVANNAH, Ga.—' Unprecedented' life sentence recommended for peanut executive in federal food-poisoning case.

  • Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack told the House Agriculture Committee at a hearing on Wednesday. Developing a vaccine targeted to the H5N2 virus that has killed 48 million birds since early March in 15 states, including hardest-hit Iowa, Minnesota and Nebraska, is one aspect of planning for a potential recurrence of the bird flu, Vilsack said.

  • Pilots' union leader at Delta to step down in September Wednesday, 22 Jul 2015 | 5:00 PM ET

    ATLANTA— The head of the pilots' union at Delta Air Lines is resigning. Donatelli's decision comes less than two weeks after members of the Air Line Pilots Association rejected a Delta contract offer that union leaders had narrowly endorsed. "It is time for the pilots of Delta Air Lines to unify," Donatelli said in a letter to the airline's 12,000 pilots.