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  • Marriott posts quarterly profit Wednesday, 3 Oct 2012 | 4:40 PM ET

    Oct 3- Hotel operator Marriott International. reported a higher quarterly profit on Wednesday as its corporate business showed strength. Net income came to $143 million, or 44 cents a share, in the third quarter ended September 7, compared with a loss of $179 million, or 52 cents a share, a year earlier.

  • Unemployment rates for Southern US cities Wednesday, 3 Oct 2012 | 3:41 PM ET
  • Chick-fil-A chief: 'We support Biblical families' Wednesday, 3 Oct 2012 | 11:46 AM ET

    THOMASTON, Ga.-- Chick-fil-A President Dan Cathy voiced his support for "Biblical families" in one of his first interviews since his earlier comments caused controversy regarding gay marriage. Cathy made the comments over the weekend at an event at his family's Georgia ranch.

  • Labor standoffs silence orchestras in Minn., Ind. Wednesday, 3 Oct 2012 | 8:57 AM ET

    MINNEAPOLIS-- The Minnesota Orchestra was called the world's greatest not long ago, welcome recognition for musicians based outside a top cultural center. In Minneapolis, the Minnesota Orchestra has already cancelled concerts through Nov. 25 as negotiators argue over a proposal to trim the performers' average salary by $46,000 a year.

  • TREASURIES-Bonds slip on stronger-than-forecast data Wednesday, 3 Oct 2012 | 12:42 AM ET

    *ADP payrolls report slightly stronger than forecast. NEW YORK, Oct 3- U.S. "There's rate-locking and traders are adding to steepening exposure," said Tom di Galoma, managing director at Navigate Advisors LLC in Stamford, Connecticut. "

  • Both Stanley and Crawford joined the firm as senior vice presidents of wealth management, leading the Palmetto Advisory Group, which also includes advisers Linda Fraser, Geoffery Forsyth and Carolee McKeown and private client assistant Henry Batts.

  • Platinum Equity to buy BWAY Parent for $1.24 bln Tuesday, 2 Oct 2012 | 5:59 PM ET

    Oct 2- BWAY Parent Co Inc, which supplies metal and plastic containers to the packaging industry, said it will be acquired by an affiliate of Platinum Equity for about $1.24 billion. BWAY Parent, which operates through its subsidiary BWAY Corp, said Platinum Equity would acquire it from funds managed by Madison Dearborn Partners.

  • NEW YORK, October 02 Fitch Ratings affirms the following credit ratings of Highwoods Properties, Inc. and its operating partnership, Highwoods Realty Limited Partnership,: Highwoods Properties, Inc.-- Long-term IDR at' BBB-';-- Preferred stock at' BB'.

  • Labor standoffs silence orchestras in Minn., Indy Tuesday, 2 Oct 2012 | 4:24 PM ET

    MINNEAPOLIS-- The Minnesota Orchestra was called the world's greatest not long ago, welcome recognition for musicians outside a top cultural center. In Minneapolis, the Minnesota Orchestra has already cancelled concerts through Nov. 25 as negotiators argue over a proposal to trim the average musicians' salary by $46,000 a year.

  • ATLANTA, Oct 2- The percentage of U.S. high school students who drink and drive has dropped by more than half in two decades, in part due to tougher laws against driving under the influence of alcohol, federal health officials said on Tuesday.

  • Delta Sept. revenue less than expected Tuesday, 2 Oct 2012 | 3:35 PM ET

    ATLANTA-- A drop in last-minute travelers in September hurt a key revenue measurement for Delta Air Lines Inc., the company said on Tuesday, although its fuel bill came in lower than expected, too. Per-seat passenger revenue rose 0.5 percent in September. Delta had previously said it expected an increase of 1 percent to 3 percent.

  • Zoinks! Cartoon Network celebrates 20 years Tuesday, 2 Oct 2012 | 2:45 PM ET

    Many thought Ted Turner's idea to start the network was "crazy," said Robert Sorcher, who worked there for its first five years. He said critics didn't understand Turner Broadcasting Systems' $320 million purchase of the Hanna-Barbera library or earlier acquisition of the MGM film library, which includes "Tom& Jerry."

  • Home price changes in 25 largest US metro areas Tuesday, 2 Oct 2012 | 1:04 PM ET
  • Georgia Southern endorse athletics fees Tuesday, 2 Oct 2012 | 11:01 AM ET

    ATLANTA-- Georgia Southern University students have endorsed two new fees for athletics and the Georgia Board of Regents now must consider them. In a campus-wide referendum, 70 percent of the 9,400 students voting supported a $25 per-semester fee to expand Paulson Stadium.

  • Acuity 4Q results fall short of Wall Street's view Tuesday, 2 Oct 2012 | 9:59 AM ET

    ATLANTA-- Acuity Brands' fiscal fourth-quarter net income fell 3 percent, pulled down by a charge and expenses related to a plant closing. The lighting maker, which sells lights under brands including Holophane, Gotham and Synergy Lighting Controls, earned $33.3 million, or 78 cents per share, for the three months ended Aug. 31.

  • Acuity Brands results miss Street Tuesday, 2 Oct 2012 | 9:40 AM ET

    Oct 2- Lighting fixture maker Acuity Brands Inc's. Net income fell to $33.3 million, or 78 cents per share, from $34.2 million, or 79 cents per share, a year earlier. Shares of the Atlanta, Georgia- based company touched a low of $58.57 in early trading on the New York Stock Exchange.

  • Global Payments closes on APT acquisition Tuesday, 2 Oct 2012 | 9:06 AM ET

    NEW YORK-- Electronic payments processor Global Payments said Tuesday that it has completed its $413 million acquisition of smaller client Accelerated Payment Technologies. Global Payments Inc. announced the deal in August. Global Payments shares finished at $41.79 on Monday.

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 1- The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday refused to consider a Michigan blogger's challenge of the use of full-body scanners and thorough pat-downs at airport checkpoints.

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 1- The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday refused to consider a Michigan blogger's challenge of the use of full-body scanners and thorough pat-downs at airport checkpoints.

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 1- The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday refused to consider a Michigan blogger's challenge of the use of full-body scanners and thorough pat-downs at airport checkpoints.