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  • Charter posts 1Q profit Thursday, 28 Jan 2016 | 5:35 PM ET

    WEST POINT, Ga. _ Charter Financial Corp. on Thursday reported fiscal first-quarter earnings of $4.6 million. The West Point, Georgia- based company said it had net income of 30 cents per share. Keywords: Charter Financial, Earnings Report.

  • Invesco misses Street 4Q forecasts Thursday, 28 Jan 2016 | 7:43 AM ET

    ATLANTA _ Invesco PLC on Thursday reported fourth-quarter net income of $201.9 million. The average estimate of 10 analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 61 cents per share. Five analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $1.28 billion.

  • PulteGroup beats Street 4Q forecasts Thursday, 28 Jan 2016 | 6:45 AM ET

    ATLANTA— PulteGroup Inc. on Thursday reported fourth-quarter earnings of $228 million. The average estimate of nine analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 50 cents per share. PulteGroup shares have decreased roughly 10 percent since the beginning of the year, while the Standard& Poor's 500 index has declined almost 8 percent.

  • The survey released Thursday by the nonpartisan Kaiser Family Foundation finds that:. —More than 7 in 10 say they have not tried to figure out if they qualify for the two main coverage expansions in the law, Medicaid and subsidized private health insurance. Thirty-five states served by the federal HealthCare.gov website are ahead of where they were at the same...

  • WASHINGTON— Another large for-profit college is under government scrutiny— this time, it's DeVry University. Illinois- based DeVry has more than 55 campuses across the country and offers online or on-campus degree programs in business, technology and health care technology. "There is no national standard for calculating employment statistics among higher...

  • State Bank Financial beats Street 4Q forecasts Wednesday, 27 Jan 2016 | 7:55 AM ET

    ATLANTA _ State Bank Financial Corp. on Wednesday reported fourth-quarter earnings of $12.1 million. The average estimate of four analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 27 cents per share. State Bank Financial shares have dropped almost 9 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • Rollins posts 4Q profit Wednesday, 27 Jan 2016 | 7:51 AM ET

    ATLANTA _ Rollins Inc. on Wednesday reported fourth-quarter profit of $31.7 million. On a per-share basis, the Atlanta- based company said it had net income of 15 cents. For the year, the company reported profit of $152.1 million, or 70 cents per share.

  • RPC reports 4Q loss Wednesday, 27 Jan 2016 | 7:07 AM ET

    ATLANTA _ RPC Inc. on Wednesday reported a fourth-quarter loss of $37.9 million, after reporting a profit in the same period a year earlier. The average estimate of nine analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for a loss of 17 cents per share. Seven analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $259.3 million.

  • Marine Products posts 4Q profit Wednesday, 27 Jan 2016 | 7:05 AM ET

    ATLANTA _ Marine Products Corp. on Wednesday reported fourth-quarter net income of $3.8 million. Marine Products shares have declined 4.5 percent since the beginning of the year. Keywords: Marine Products, Earnings Report.

  • Total System misses 4Q profit forecasts Tuesday, 26 Jan 2016 | 4:35 PM ET

    COLUMBUS, Ga. _ Total System Services Inc. on Tuesday reported fourth-quarter net income of $82.8 million. The average estimate of 11 analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 60 cents per share. Four analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $688.9 million.

  • The FAA considers the facilities fully staffed because controllers still in training are used to fill the gaps. The report also questions the validity of the minimum staffing levels the FAA has assigned to the facilities, finding fault with the agency's methodology. The report comes as member of Congress gear up for a fight over whether to spin off air traffic...

  • Colony Bankcorp posts 4Q profit Tuesday, 26 Jan 2016 | 8:17 AM ET

    FITZGERALD, Ga. _ Colony Bankcorp Inc. on Tuesday reported fourth-quarter net income of $2.1 million. Colony Bankcorp shares have fallen 2 percent since the beginning of the year. Keywords: Colony Bankcorp, Earnings Report.

  • LOS ANGELES— Hilton is launching a new hotel brand, focusing on budget travelers looking to spend $90 to $100 a night. The new brand, named Tru, aims to compete with economy and midscale chains like Comfort Inn, Fairfield Inn and La Quinta. Hilton Worldwide— which has more than 4,500 hotels globally— already has "limited service" brands like Hilton Garden Inn, Hampton...

  • NEW YORK/ WASHINGTON, Jan 23- A blizzard that has paralyzed much of the U.S. East Coast intensified on Saturday, bringing the nation's capital to a standstill and forcing the closure of roads, bridges and tunnels into New York, the largest city in the country. At least 13 people have been killed in weather-related car crashes in Arkansas, North Carolina, Kentucky, Ohio,...

  • NEW YORK/ WASHINGTON, Jan 23- A monster blizzard that has paralyzed much of the U.S. East Coast intensified on Saturday as it barreled into New York City, forcing the closure of all bridges and tunnels into the largest U.S. city and prompting a travel ban on area highways. At least 13 people have been killed in weather-related car crashes in Arkansas, North Carolina,...

  • *Record tides cause major flooding in New Jersey, Delaware. NEW YORK/ WASHINGTON, Jan 23- A monster blizzard that has paralyzed the U.S. East Coast intensified on Saturday afternoon as it barreled into New York City, prompting a travel ban on area highways as high winds whipped up record-setting tides in New Jersey and Delaware. New York Governor Andrew Cuomo...

  • The new action brings to 28 million the number of Takata air bag inflators recalled and increases the number of vehicles affected in the United States to as many as 24 million, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said. Automakers affected for the first time include Volkswagen AG and its Audi unit and Daimler's Mercedes-Benz unit.

  • Jan 22- U.S. safety regulators and major automakers are expected on Friday to announce on Friday a new recall of about 5 million vehicles with potentially defective Takata Corp air bags, sources familiar with the matter said. The Dec. 22 death of a Georgia man in South Carolina was the 10th worldwide associated with Takata's air bag inflators, and the first to occur...

  • New guilty plea in big U.S. insider trading hacking case Wednesday, 20 Jan 2016 | 7:05 PM ET

    Jan 20- A trader from an Atlanta suburb admitted to involvement in what U.S. authorities have called a more than $100 million international insider trading scheme that involved hacking into networks that distribute corporate news releases. Attorney Paul Fishman in New Jersey. Another trader from Alpharetta, Alexander Garkusha, pleaded guilty last month in...

  • Canada's Bombardier hopes to find a major customer to give momentum to the single-aisle CSeries as it prepares the jet to enter service after years of delays and cash problems. "We actually think at the right price it's quite a competitive airplane, particularly given the engine technology," Delta Chief Executive Officer Richard Anderson said on the airline's...