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  • Asbury Automotive misses 4Q profit forecasts Thursday, 4 Feb 2016 | 8:37 AM ET

    DULUTH, Ga. _ Asbury Automotive Group Inc. on Thursday reported fourth-quarter earnings of $41.1 million. The average estimate of eight analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of $1.37 per share. Asbury Automotive shares have declined 33 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • ICE 4Q profit rises 28 percent, tops forecasts Thursday, 4 Feb 2016 | 7:43 AM ET

    NEW YORK— IntercontinentalExchange Group Inc., which owns the New York Stock Exchange, on Thursday reported a 28 percent boost in fourth-quarter profit on higher data services and listing fees. The company earned $370 million, or $3.29 per share. The average estimate of eight analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of $3.01 per share.

  • Beazer posts 1Q profit Thursday, 4 Feb 2016 | 6:51 AM ET

    ATLANTA— Beazer Homes USA Inc. on Thursday reported fiscal first-quarter net income of $999,000, after reporting a loss in the same period a year earlier. The Atlanta- based company said it had net income of 3 cents per share. This story was generated by Automated Insights using data from Zacks Investment Research.

  • NEW YORK, Feb 4- As a deepening panic has swept across world energy markets in recent months, exchange operators have reaped benefits as trading volumes soared. The bumper volumes will likely be a hot topic of discussion when Atlanta- based ICE reports quarterly earnings on Thursday and its Chicago rival releases its numbers on Friday. The exit and entry has...

  • Feb 3- Delta Air Lines Inc on Wednesday said President Ed Bastian would replace Richard Anderson as chief executive in May, a long expected move that will see one of the most successful and outspoken leaders in the airline industry retire. The Atlanta- based carrier said in a news release that Anderson will retire as CEO effective May 2 and become Delta's...

  • Feb 3- U.S. carrier Delta Air Lines Inc said President Ed Bastian would replace Richard Anderson as chief executive. Anderson has led the Atlanta, Georgia- based company since 2007 and his retirement has been long expected. "Ed definitely has what it takes to keep Delta at the top of the industry," Sterne Agee CRT analyst Adam Hackel said.

  • ATLANTA— Kik Messenger, a smartphone app popular among younger teens, is on the defensive following the stabbing death of a 13- year-old girl in Virginia who told friends she was using Kik to connect with an 18- year-old man. Kik made an updated guide for parents available on its website following the arrests of two Virginia Tech students in the slaying of Nicole...

  • NEW YORK— Richard Anderson, who oversaw Delta Air Lines' transformation into one of the world's most profitable airlines, will retire this May. His right-hand man, airline president Ed Bastian, will take over as CEO, the Atlanta- based airline said Wednesday. Delta also purchased a 49 percent ownership stake in Virgin Atlantic to gain much-needed access to London...

  • BELLE GLADE, Fla.— Dozens of farmworkers looked up at the little yellow plane buzzing over the Florida radish field, a mist of pesticide falling from its wings. "I smelled a strong odor and started feeling bad," worker Maria Garcia later told a state investigator. An Associated Press review of federal and state enforcement data and other records revealed that the...

  • NEW YORK— Home Depot is on a hiring spree. Home Depot Inc. is expected to report its fiscal fourth-quarter and annual results on Feb. 23. Its shares fell 47 cents to $124.80 in morning trading Wednesday and are up more than 16 percent over the past 12 months.

  • Southern Co. beats 4Q profit forecasts Wednesday, 3 Feb 2016 | 7:07 AM ET

    ATLANTA _ Southern Co. on Wednesday reported fourth-quarter profit of $283 million. The average estimate of seven analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 42 cents per share. Southern Co. shares have climbed 6 percent since the beginning of the year, while the Standard& Poor's 500 index has declined nearly 7 percent.

  • SP Plus Corp. will handle paid parking at all non-union MGM Resorts International properties, including Mandalay Bay, Delano, Monte Carlo, New York-New York, Vdara, Aria, Bellagio, The Mirage and MGM Grand, the company said. Valets were told during an afternoon employees' meeting that SP Plus will hire MGM Resorts' approximately 400 non-union parking service...

  • Manhattan Associates posts 4Q profit Tuesday, 2 Feb 2016 | 4:27 PM ET

    ATLANTA _ Manhattan Associates Inc. on Tuesday reported fourth-quarter net income of $26.4 million. Manhattan Associates expects full-year earnings in the range of $1.69 to $1.72 per share, with revenue in the range of $609 million to $615 million. Manhattan Associates shares have fallen 16 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • The Atlanta- based airline does not expect further delays due to the issue, and no flights already in the air were affected, spokesman Michael Thomas said in a statement. The delays prompted concern from travelers on social media, including journalists who were in Iowa to cover the caucuses there ahead of the U.S. presidential election in 2016..

  • NEW YORK, Feb 2- General Motors Co has asked a judge to reject efforts by a lawyer who first publicly exposed a faulty ignition switch in GM vehicles to undo a settlement fund resolving 1,380 death and injury lawsuits. District Judge Jesse Furman of Manhattan to reject motions filed last week by Georgia- based lawyer Lance Cooper. Cooper said that one of the lawyers...

  • CHICAGO, Feb 2- Despite signs of slowing growth and increasing pessimism from many in the corporate world about where the U.S. economy is headed, package delivery company UPS should continue to see growth in 2016 thanks to rising e-commerce sales and a continued focus on improving operations, a top executive said on Tuesday. "If you look at most economic forecasts......

  • CHICAGO, Feb 2- United Parcel Service Inc on Tuesday reported a significantly higher quarterly net profit on a strong performance during the crucial holiday season and gave a solid 2016 earnings outlook despite warning of uncertain economic conditions. UPS posted fourth-quarter net income of $1.33 billion or $1.48 per share, nearly triple the $453 million...

  • CHICAGO, Feb 2- United Parcel Service Inc on Tuesday reported a significantly higher quarterly net profit on a solid performance during the crucial holiday season, and gave a solid earnings outlook for 2016 despite warning of uncertain economic conditions. The Atlanta- based company was under pressure to deliver in the fourth quarter, after two disappointing...

  • Agco tops 4Q profit forecasts Tuesday, 2 Feb 2016 | 8:23 AM ET

    DULUTH, Ga. _ Agco Corp. on Tuesday reported fourth-quarter profit of $62.1 million. The average estimate of nine analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 79 cents per share. Five analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $2.03 billion.

  • UPS fourth quarter profit surges Tuesday, 2 Feb 2016 | 8:00 AM ET

    CHICAGO, Feb 2- Package delivery company United Parcel Service Inc on Tuesday reported a significantly higher quarterly net profit as the company boosted its margins and performed well during its peak holiday season. The Atlanta- based company posted fourth-quarter net income of $1.33 billion or $1.48 per share, nearly triple the $453 million or 49 cents per...