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  • WASHINGTON, Jan 28- The Federal Reserve on Wednesday said the U.S. economy was expanding "at a solid pace" with strong job gains in a signal that the central bank remains on track with its plans to raise interest rates this year. "The committee, in fact, was downright bullish on current economic conditions and the outlook," said Paul Edelstein, director of financial...

  • Rollins posts 4Q profit Wednesday, 28 Jan 2015 | 8:09 AM ET

    ATLANTA _ Rollins Inc. on Wednesday reported fourth-quarter earnings of $29.9 million. The Atlanta- based company said it had net income of 21 cents per share. For the year, the company reported profit of $137.7 million, or 94 cents per share.

  • RPC beats 4Q profit forecasts Wednesday, 28 Jan 2015 | 7:51 AM ET

    ATLANTA _ RPC Inc. on Wednesday reported fourth-quarter net income of $77.6 million. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 32 cents per share. Analysts expected $637 million, according to Zacks.

  • Marine Products posts 4Q profit Wednesday, 28 Jan 2015 | 7:39 AM ET

    ATLANTA _ Marine Products Corp. on Wednesday reported fourth-quarter net income of $2 million. Marine Products shares have decreased 16 percent since the beginning of the year. Keywords: Marine Products, Earnings Report.

  • ATLANTA— The Republican Governors Association and its Democratic counterpart were the dominant players in making donations to pay for state-level elections in 2014. The two groups often served as pass-throughs for billionaires, unions and corporations seeking influence in statehouses nationwide. The RGA, which helped the GOP grow its roster of...

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 28- The Federal Reserve is expected to signal it remains on track to begin raising interest rates later this year, as the central bank shows confidence that low inflation and rising risks from abroad have yet to derail the U.S. economic recovery. Fed Chair Janet Yellen faces growing skepticism that the central bank can tighten monetary policy by...

  • Jan 27- Apple Inc quarterly results smashed Wall Street expectations with record sales of big-screen iPhones in the holiday shopping season and a 70 percent rise in China sales, powering the company to the largest profit in corporate history. Apple's cash pile is now $178 billion, enough to buy IBM or the equivalent to $556 for every American.

  • NASHVILLE, Tenn.— Google said Tuesday it has selected four metro areas in the Southeast to receive its fiber optic service that can deliver Internet speeds at more than 50 times the national broadband average. Google officials said five Western cities previously identified as finalists remain in the running for fiber down the line. "We had four cities here in the...

  • Airport spokesman Perry Cooper says a JetBlue flight from Long Beach, California, and a regional SkyWest jet from Phoenix were the planes involved. Additionally, a Delta Air Lines spokesman says a flight from Los Angeles to Orlando was diverted to Dallas Sunday afternoon due to "a security concern. Laura Eimiller, a spokeswoman for the FBI in Los Angeles, said...

  • The threats against Delta Air Lines flight 1156, coming from Portland, Oregon, and Southwest Airlines flight 2492, from Milwaukee, were deemed credible, said airport spokesman Reese McCranie. No bomb was found aboard the Delta flight while the Southwest flight was still being searched by explosives units, Federal Bureau of Investigation spokesman Special...

  • Ocwen to pay $2.5 million to settle California dispute Saturday, 24 Jan 2015 | 12:11 PM ET

    SACRAMENTO, Calif.— Ocwen Financial Corp. is paying a $2.5 million penalty and submitting to a review by an independent auditor to avoid losing its license to make and service mortgages in California. The settlement announced late Friday by California's Department of Business Oversight stems from Ocwen's refusal to turn over records sought by state...

  • CHICAGO, Jan 23- United Parcel Service Inc on Friday said its fourth-quarter performance was hurt as lackluster holiday demand pushed up costs, and that it will likely raise prices for this year's peak season. In a separate announcement, main rival FedEx reaffirmed its earnings outlook for its fiscal 2015 year ending May 31. During the 2013 peak season UPS and...

  • CHICAGO, Jan 23- Package delivery company United Parcel Service Inc on Friday said its fourth-quarter performance was hurt by higher-than-expected costs from the U.S. holiday season and that it will implement new pricing strategies during the next peak season. During the 2013 peak season both UPS and main rival FedEx Corp were hit by a late surge in online...

  • CHICAGO, Jan 23- Package delivery company United Parcel Service Inc on Friday forecast fourth-quarter earnings per share below market expectations, citing a disappointing performance in U.S. domestic ground shipments.

  • NEW YORK, Jan 23- Joe and Debbie Valerio, a couple in their 60 s, put their Westport, Connecticut, home of more than 20 years on the market because it was getting too big for them. That set off a chain reaction allowing Peter and Leah Baiocco, a couple in their 30 s, the ability to trade up. After renting it out for nearly a year, the Baioccos' starter house in Fairfield,...

  • Fidelity Southern misses Street 4Q forecasts Thursday, 22 Jan 2015 | 3:12 PM ET

    ATLANTA _ Fidelity Southern Corp. on Thursday reported fourth-quarter earnings of $7.2 million. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 35 cents per share. Fidelity Southern shares have dropped slightly more than 4 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • US STOCKS-Wall St gains after ECB stimulus move Thursday, 22 Jan 2015 | 2:08 PM ET

    *Verizon, American Express fall after results. NEW YORK, Jan 22- U.S. stocks rose on Thursday after the European Central Bank announced larger than expected measures to stimulate the region's sagging economy. "Many have said this program is not going to suddenly flip a switch," said John Canally investment strategist at LPL Financial in New York.

  • NEW YORK— Royal Bank of Canada plans to boost its services for wealthy clients by paying about $5.4 billion in cash and stock to buy U.S.-based City National. City National is a Los Angeles wealth management company and lender that serves high net worth individuals and businesses. City National said it has $32.6 billion in assets and manages or administers...

  • *Verizon, American Express both fall after results. *Royal Bank of Canada to buy City National. NEW YORK, Jan 22- U.S. stocks rallied in volatile trading on Thursday after the European Central Bank announced expanded measures to stimulate the region's sagging economy, as expected.

  • *Verizon, American Express both fall after results. *Royal Bank of Canada to buy City National. NEW YORK, Jan 22- U.S. stocks fell modestly on Thursday after the European Central Bank announced expanded measures to stimulate the region's sagging economy, as expected, while shares of some bellwether U.S. companies fell on disappointing results.