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  • Genuine Parts beats Street 3Q forecasts Monday, 20 Oct 2014 | 9:01 AM ET

    ATLANTA _ Genuine Parts Co. on Monday reported net income of $190.5 million in its third quarter. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of $1.23 per share. Analysts expected $3.96 billion, according to Zacks.

  • SunTrust misses Street 3Q forecasts Friday, 17 Oct 2014 | 6:12 AM ET

    ATLANTA _ SunTrust Banks Inc. on Friday reported third-quarter profit of $576 million. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 82 cents per share. Analysts expected $2.06 billion, according to Zacks.

  • Oct 16- Delta Air Lines said Ebola fears have not hurt the carrier's bookings, forecasting strong current-quarter margins as it ramps up capacity in the Americas and trims growth on transatlantic and Pacific routes. Many of the capacity changes will begin this winter, after Delta has already reduced seats serving Moscow, Tel Aviv and Ebola-ravaged West Africa...

  • Wal-Mart Stores Inc. plans Ga. distribution center Thursday, 16 Oct 2014 | 12:18 PM ET

    UNION CITY, Ga.— State officials say a new Georgia distribution center planned by Wal-Mart Stores Inc. will create more than 400 jobs over the next three years. Nathan Deal's office said the 1.2- million-square-foot facility will support the Bentonville, Arkansas- based retailer's e-commerce business. Plans call for the facility to be built in the Union City...

  • Oct 16- Delta Air Lines said on Thursday that it expected strong margins in the fourth quarter despite widespread concern that the spread of Ebola could curb travel, and its shares rose nearly 2 percent. Delta's outlook "suggests a relatively strong domestic revenue environment is more than offsetting weakening trends in markets," Deutsche Bank analyst...

  • Delta's 3Q profit falls on one-time items Thursday, 16 Oct 2014 | 8:50 AM ET

    DALLAS— Delta Air Lines Inc. said Thursday that third-quarter profit fell 74 percent on one-time costs such as retiring older planes. Two people who flew on domestic flights in the past month have tested positive for the virus— a man from Liberia died, one of his nurses is hospitalized in Atlanta. "I think what is worth noting is you really can't catch Ebola on an...

  • Oct 16- Delta Air Lines Inc's quarterly profit slumped 74 percent as higher operating expenses did not allow the U.S. airline to take advantage of strong business and leisure travel. The Atlanta- based airline also booked a $134 million loss on extinguishment of debt and set aside $222 million as income tax provision. Net income dropped to $357 million, or 42 cents...

  • Delta beats Street 3Q forecasts Thursday, 16 Oct 2014 | 7:39 AM ET

    ATLANTA _ Delta Air Lines Inc. on Thursday reported earnings of $357 million in its third quarter. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of $1.18 per share. Analysts expected $11.12 billion, according to Zacks.

  • Georgia's jobless rate drops to 7.9 percent Thursday, 16 Oct 2014 | 5:46 AM ET

    ATLANTA— State labor officials say Georgia's jobless rate has dropped to 7.9 percent. The Georgia Department of Labor announced the new seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for September early Thursday morning. He said in a statement that Georgia has added 80,000 jobs since September 2013.

  • DIARY - Top Economic Events to Oct 29 Wednesday, 15 Oct 2014 | 8:01 PM ET

    CHELSEA, United States- Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen tours the CONNECT facility and meets consortium leaders and local residents to hear about conditions in the local economy and the impact of CONNECT for residents entering or re-entering the workforce- 1645 GMT. LONDON- Bank of England Deputy Governor Jon Cunliffe takes part in a panel discussion at...

  • Shares of Delta, American Airlines and United Airlines have dropped more than 18 percent on average in the last month on fears that people will cut travel to reduce the chance of catching Ebola. Buying American Airlines shares now almost guarantees gains, according to a JPMorgan report by analyst Jamie Baker published Tuesday. When shares of Continental...

  • Snow, ice and maybe profit for small businesses Wednesday, 15 Oct 2014 | 2:08 PM ET

    NEW YORK— What do you do in the midst of mountains of snow? Jeff Oddo isn't waiting for a forecast of snow to order salt. "We ended up losing a ton of money last year," says Oddo, whose company is based in Lenexa, Kansas.

  • Indiana police: Megabus crashes, 18 injured Wednesday, 15 Oct 2014 | 8:12 AM ET

    INDIANAPOLIS— A double-decker passenger bus flipped onto its side on a highway in suburban Indianapolis on Tuesday after striking a crashed car, leaving 18 people with mostly minor injuries, police said. The bus, operated by Megabus, was traveling from Atlanta to Chicago, said Sean Hughes, spokesman for the line's parent company, Coach USA North America.

  • CHICAGO, Oct 15- A leading U.S. pork association will use an online marketing campaign to counter a critical television documentary on antibiotics use in livestock, pointing consumers to industry-funded websites that defend the practice, according to an association email. "The industry will tie any consumer searches for' PBS Frontline' and' Antibiotics' to the...

  • Ebola screening starts Thursday at 4 US airports Tuesday, 14 Oct 2014 | 10:33 AM ET

    NEWARK, New Jersey— Customs and health officials at airports in Washington, Chicago, Atlanta and Newark will take the temperatures of passengers from three West African countries starting Thursday. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Tuesday that screenings will start Thursday at Washington Dulles, Chicago O'Hare, Newark's Liberty and...

  • Indiana police: Tour bus crashes, several injured Tuesday, 14 Oct 2014 | 8:34 AM ET

    INDIANAPOLIS— A double-decker passenger bus flipped onto its side on a highway in suburban Indianapolis on Tuesday after apparently swerving to avoid an earlier crash, badly injuring one person and hurting more than a dozen others, officials said. The bus, operated by the Megabus line, was traveling from Atlanta to Chicago, said Sean Hughes, a spokesman for the...

  • DIARY - Top Economic Events to Oct 27 Monday, 13 Oct 2014 | 8:01 PM ET

    MADRID- Bank of Spain Deputy Governor Fernando Restoy will deliver a lecture on "Central Bank Perspectives: A New Model for Banking and Finance" as part of the FT Spain Summit: Restoring Competitiveness, organized by Financial Times- 1245 GMT. NEW YORK- Federal Reserve Bank of New York President William Dudley gives introductory remarks and presides over a dinner...

  • Aaron's rent-to-own business to pay $28 million Monday, 13 Oct 2014 | 4:08 PM ET

    LOS ANGELES— The nation's second-largest chain of rent-to-own furniture and appliance stores has agreed to pay $28.4 million to settle a case in which it allegedly violated California's consumer protection and privacy laws, attorney general Kamala Harris announced Monday. Aaron's Inc. overcharged customers, omitted important contract disclosures and...

  • List of new cities for Dallas flights Monday, 13 Oct 2014 | 3:17 PM ET

    Southwest Airlines and Virgin America began long-haul flying from Dallas Love Field on Monday, as soon as a federal law restricting such flights expired. —Southwest: Baltimore, Chicago, Denver, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Orlando and Washington. Starting Nov. 2, Southwest will add Atlanta; Fort Lauderdale and Tampa, Florida; Orange County and San Diego, California;...

  • McDonald's invites icky questions about its food Monday, 13 Oct 2014 | 1:04 PM ET

    NEW YORK— McDonald's wants to explain why its burgers may not rot and that there are no worms in its beef. The world's biggest hamburger chain is confronting unappetizing questions as part of a U.S. campaign to beat back perceptions that it serves Frankenfood. The company has run similar campaigns in Canada and Australia and said Monday it's bringing the effort...