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  • ATLANTA _ Rollins Inc. on Wednesday reported first-quarter earnings of $40.3 million. On a per-share basis, the Atlanta- based company said it had profit of 18 cents. This story was generated by Automated Insights using data from Zacks Investment Research.

  • ATLANTA _ RPC Inc. on Wednesday reported first-quarter net income of $3.6 million, after reporting a loss in the same period a year earlier. The average estimate of 10 analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for a loss of 3 cents per share. Five analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $271.6 million.

  • BLAIRSVILLE, Ga. _ United Community Banks Inc. on Wednesday reported first-quarter profit of $23.5 million. The average estimate of three analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 38 cents per share. United Community Banks shares have dropped 6 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • COLUMBUS, Ga. _ Total System Services Inc. on Tuesday reported first-quarter earnings of $105.9 million. The average estimate of six analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 77 cents per share. Three analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $1.21 billion.

  • Hunter's bill, which was reviewed by Reuters, would exempt vaping devices from many of those rules, including a requirement that new products be reviewed and authorized by the FDA before being sold. The bill adds momentum to a series of legal and legislative efforts by tobacco and vaping companies to derail the FDA rule, though it is unclear how much support it...

  • Beyonce is marking the anniversary of her album "Lemonade" by announcing scholarships for women to attend selected colleges. The singer announced that her Formation Scholars Award will go to one female student at each of four schools. The schools are Boston's Berklee College of Music, New York's Parsons School of Design and two historically black colleges,...

  • Coca-Cola and rival PepsiCo Inc's soda sales have taken a hit as consumers in North America and Europe increasingly shun sugary drinks. The Atlanta- based company said it was increasing its cost-cutting target by $800 million in annualized savings and now expects to save $3.8 billion by 2019.. The company, which also reported a smaller-than-expected...

  • Pulte's shares were down 2.9 percent at $22.40 in premarket trading on Tuesday. Wedbush Securities analyst Jay McCanless said slower-than-expected unit closing pace would come under focus in the post-earnings call, noting that first-quarter housing revenues and unit closing were below his forecast. Pulte, which mainly sells single-family homes, said the...

  • ATLANTA— Coca-Cola's sales declined in the first quarter as it restructured its business, and the world's biggest beverage maker said it will cut 1,200 jobs starting later this year as it deepens its cost-cutting. Coca-Cola Co. said the cuts would help it find another $800 million in annualized savings, in addition to the $3 billion the company previously said...

  • ATLANTA _ Graphic Packaging Holding Co. on Tuesday reported first-quarter net income of $37 million. The average estimate of five analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 13 cents per share. Graphic Packaging shares have increased almost 9 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • ATLANTA— PulteGroup Inc. on Tuesday reported first-quarter profit of $91.5 million. The average estimate of eight analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 28 cents per share. PulteGroup shares have increased 26 percent since the beginning of the year, while the Standard& Poor's 500 index has climbed 6 percent.

  • WASHINGTON, April 24- The U.S. Senate on Monday confirmed former Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue as secretary of agriculture, leaving all but one of President Donald Trump's Cabinet positions filled. The nomination earlier passed the Senate Agriculture Committee with only one vote in opposition, although some Midwestern senators raised concerns that Perdue...

  • WASHINGTON, April 24- The U.S. Senate on Monday confirmed former Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue as secretary of agriculture, leaving all but one of President Donald Trump's Cabinet positions filled.

  • WASHINGTON, April 24- The U.S. Senate on Monday confirmed former Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue as secretary of agriculture, leaving all but one of President Donald Trump's Cabinet positions filled.

  • WASHINGTON, April 24- The U.S. Senate on Monday confirmed former Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue as secretary of agriculture, leaving all but one of President Donald Trump's Cabinet positions filled.

  • WASHINGTON, April 24- The U.S. Senate on Monday confirmed former Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue as secretary of agriculture, leaving all but one of President Donald Trump's Cabinet positions filled.

  • WASHINGTON, April 24- The U.S. Senate on Monday confirmed former Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue as secretary of agriculture, leaving all but one of President Donald Trump's Cabinet positions filled.

  • WASHINGTON, April 24- The U.S. Senate on Monday confirmed former Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue as secretary of agriculture, leaving all but one of President Donald Trump's Cabinet positions filled.

  • Republicans now control the White House and Congress, and if lawmakers and President Donald Trump fail to agree on a spending bill by midnight Friday, a shutdown of an all- GOP government would occur for the first time in modern history. Republicans wielding their Contract with America gained control of both the Senate and House for the first time since 1954 and...

  • April 24- The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to hear an appeal by former WellCare Health Plans Inc Chief Executive Todd Farha of his 2013 fraud conviction for his role in a scheme to cheat the Medicaid health insurance program for the poor. Farha began serving a three-year sentence at a minimum security federal prison in Alabama after the Atlanta- based...