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Top News & Analysis Georgia

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 10- The U.S. Senate voted on Friday to confirm Representative Tom Price as the top U.S. healthcare official, putting a determined opponent of Obamacare in position to help President Donald Trump dismantle the healthcare law. The Senate voted 52-47 to approve the conservative Georgia Republican and orthopedic surgeon as secretary of the...

  • ATLANTA— Delta Air Lines has announced plans to hire as many as 25,000 workers over the next five years. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that the 25,000 figure includes a combination of growth and backfilling attrition, but Delta didn't specify the breakdown. Information from: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, http://www.ajc.com.

  • Tom Price, President Donald Trump's choice to be health secretary, is the latest of a handful of Cabinet nominees to eke out a confirmation victory in a bitterly divided Senate. By a 53-46 margin, the Senate ended procedural hurdles to financier Steven Mnuchin's nomination to be Treasury secretary. Minority Democrats have used Senate rules, where possible, to...

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 10- The U.S. Senate voted on Friday to confirm Representative Tom Price as the top U.S. healthcare official, putting a determined opponent of Obamacare in position to help President Donald Trump dismantle the healthcare law. The Senate voted 52-47 to approve the conservative Georgia Republican and orthopedic surgeon as the secretary of the...

  • Kasich said he's confident Ohio will win the appeal but that the court calendar didn't provide enough time to prepare for executions scheduled this month, next month and April. The delay was another setback for death penalty supporters who hoped that new supplies of drugs obtained by Ohio last year would allow executions to move forward after a...

  • WASHINGTON- Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen to deliver her semiannual monetary testimony before the Senate Banking Committee- 1500 GMT. NEWARK, United States- Richmond Fed President Jeffrey Lacker to speak before the 2017 Economic Forecast forum hosted by the Lyons Companies and the Lerner College Center for Economic Education and Entrepreneurship-...

  • DULUTH, Ga. _ NCR Corp. on Thursday reported fourth-quarter earnings of $57 million. The average estimate of five analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of $1.03 per share. Three analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $1.74 billion.

  • ATLANTA _ Columbia Property Trust Inc. on Thursday reported a key measure of profitability in its fourth quarter. The Atlanta- based real estate investment trust said it had funds from operations of $45.2 million, or 37 cents per share, in the period. The average estimate of three analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for funds from operations of 36...

  • President Donald Trump plans to announce the most ambitious tax reform plan since the Reagan era in the next few weeks, the White House said on Thursday, sending stock prices and the dollar higher on hopes for a cut in corporate tax rates. In a White House meeting with airline executives, Trump promised a "phenomenal" tax plan, but offered no specifics other than...

  • CALHOUN, Ga. _ Mohawk Industries Inc. on Thursday reported fourth-quarter earnings of $233.7 million. The average estimate of seven analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of $3.22 per share. Mohawk Industries shares have increased roughly 8 percent since the beginning of the year, while the Standard& Poor's 500 index has climbed 3...

  • FORT VALLEY, Ga. _ Blue Bird Corp. on Thursday reported a loss of $8.5 million in its fiscal first quarter. Blue Bird expects full-year revenue in the range of $980 million to $1.01 billion. Blue Bird shares have increased almost 8 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • *Delta says it was last spare part of its kind in Seattle. The Emirates flight from Seattle was delayed by more than six hours on Feb. 2, while it searched for the minor hydraulic part that needed replacing, an Emirates spokeswoman said. Delta confirmed the incident, but said "this was the last spare part of its kind in our Seattle inventory and, according to policy, was...

  • NEW YORK— Coke is trying to slim down its business, not just its sodas. The Atlanta- based company said its profit fell 55 percent as global sales volume dipped and it booked charges related to getting out of the manufacturing and distribution of its drinks. Coca-Cola Co. has been selling those operations back to independent bottlers around the country and plans...

  • ATLANTA— Beazer Homes USA Inc. on Thursday reported a fiscal first-quarter loss of $1.4 million, after reporting a profit in the same period a year earlier. The Atlanta- based company said it had a loss of 4 cents per share. This story was generated by Automated Insights using data from Zacks Investment Research.

  • ATLANTA _ Cousins Properties Inc. on Wednesday reported a key measure of profitability in its fourth quarter. The Atlanta- based real estate investment trust said it had funds from operations of $59.1 million, or 15 cents per share, in the period. The average estimate of six analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for funds from operations of 15 cents...

  • AUGUSTA, Ga.— A Georgia sperm bank has been cited two days after a sheriff's deputy died from inhaling liquid nitrogen while trying to save an employee. News outlets report that the Georgia Department of Insurance issued a cease and desist order Tuesday against the Xytex sperm bank in Augusta and its supplier, AirGas Inc., regarding the liquid nitrogen tank that...

  • "I will not participate personally and substantially in any particular matter in which I know that I have a financial interest directly and predictably affected by the matter" without a waiver from government ethics officials, Andrew Puzder wrote in the nine-page filing, dated Tuesday and obtained by The Associated Press. Asked on a separate Senate...

  • WASHINGTON/ CHICAGO Feb 8- President Donald Trump blasted department store chain Nordstrom Inc on Wednesday for dropping his daughter Ivanka's clothing line, prompting critics to accuse him of misusing public office to benefit his family's sprawling business empire. After Trump's highly unusual move to use a White House platform to intervene in a...

  • BERLIN- German Chancellor Angela Merkel to meet European Central Bank President Mario Draghi. LONDON- Bank of England Governor Mark Carney to speak at the Bank of England Inclusion Reception- 1830 GMT. ST. LOUIS, United States- St.

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 8- President Donald Trump blasted department store chain Nordstrom Inc on Wednesday for dropping his daughter Ivanka's clothing line, prompting critics to accuse him of misusing public office to benefit his family's sprawling business empire. After Trump's highly unusual move to use a White House platform to intervene in a commercial...