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  • SunTrust tops 1Q profit forecasts Monday, 20 Apr 2015 | 6:18 AM ET

    ATLANTA _ SunTrust Banks Inc. on Monday reported first-quarter earnings of $429 million. The average estimate of 14 analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 72 cents per share. Eleven analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $1.98 billion.

  • NYC chain store blitz burying mom and pop shops Sunday, 19 Apr 2015 | 4:40 PM ET
    Starbucks' Cold Brew is coffee steeped using cool water, while traditional iced coffee is made by brewing hot coffee at double-strength and pouring over ice.

    Eye-popping rents and the demise of well-known haunts have some New Yorkers proposing new rent-renewal rights for small businesses.

  • In NYC, debate over saving small shops amid chains' rise Saturday, 18 Apr 2015 | 11:32 AM ET

    NEW YORK— New York is increasingly becoming chain store city. "To me, the streetscape of New York City is what sells New York City. "Yes, they go to Times Square, but then they get so excited when they go to Little Italy or Chinatown.... that's what makes New York."

  • A line of bike hooks that can unexpectedly detach from their mounting are among this week's recalled consumer products. Other recalls include mattresses that failed flammability standards and truck and motorcycle toys with excessive amounts of lead. They were sold at Home Depot stores nationwide from April 2011 to March 2015.

  • *Rosengren, Lockhart lean toward waiting on rate hikes. SAN FRANCISCO, April 16- Federal Reserve officials on Thursday were again at public odds over when the U.S. central bank should start raising rates, underscoring the difficult task ahead for Fed Chair Janet Yellen as she tries to build consensus for a rate hike sometime later this year. On Thursday, Vice Chair...

  • Fidelity Southern posts 1Q profit Thursday, 16 Apr 2015 | 12:33 PM ET

    ATLANTA _ Fidelity Southern Corp. on Thursday reported first-quarter profit of $10.7 million. The average estimate of four analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 34 cents per share. Fidelity Southern shares have climbed slightly more than 5 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • ATLANTA— Paul Walker is not only being remembered onscreen, but in music too: The tribute song for him, "See You Again," hit the top of the Billboard Hot 100 chart Thursday. The song from rapper Wiz Khalifa and budding singer Charlie Puth is from the soundtrack for "Furious 7," the latest installment in the "Fast& Furious" film series that featured Walker.

  • GLOBAL MARKETS-Wall St up on earnings, oil surges Wednesday, 15 Apr 2015 | 2:54 PM ET

    *Banks, Intel boost Wall Street. NEW YORK, April 15- U.S. stocks rallied following several strong earnings reports on Wednesday, while European shares hit a 14- year high after the European Central Bank affirmed its loose policy stance. Better-than-expected results from banks JPMorgan Chase and Wells Fargo and earnings from Intel that were broadly in line with...

  • Fed survey finds US economy growing at moderate pace Wednesday, 15 Apr 2015 | 2:02 PM ET

    In its latest survey of business conditions around the country, the Fed said that eight of its 12 banking regions described the economy as growing at either a moderate or modest pace with two others— Atlanta and Kansas City— describing conditions as steady. The report said that a slowdown in the chemical industry had been reported by contacts in St. Louis and...

  • *Bank of America profit rises as costs fall. *Netflix to report after the bell. Intel jumped 4.5 percent to $32.91 after it said late on Tuesday it expects flat revenue for the entire year, despite some weakness in the first quarter.

  • April 15- Delta Air Lines Inc on Wednesday reported first-quarter profit that topped analysts' expectations and said it would reduce international capacity in the fourth quarter where a strong U.S. dollar has weakened demand. While a strong U.S. dollar has dented demand abroad and concerned investors, Delta's unit revenue and capacity guidance painted a...

  • DALLAS— Delta Air Lines plans to reduce international flying later this year as travel demand in some places weakens due to lower oil prices and the strong U.S. dollar. The airline said Wednesday that it will make cuts of up to 20 percent on routes to Japan, India, Brazil, Africa and the Middle East. It will suspend winter flights to Moscow.

  • *Chesapeake to receive $25 million and oil-gas leases. *AEP says McClendon had rights to Chesapeake data. The settlement could raise questions about whether EMG, which has invested more than $3 billion in ventures formed by McClendon since 2013, may be separating itself from McClendon, a successful oil and gas executive who co-founded Chesapeake in 1989. He...

  • April 14- Energy& Minerals Group, which has invested billions in oil and gas ventures with former Chesapeake Energy Corp Chief Executive Officer Aubrey McClendon, has moved to extricate itself from a lawsuit filed by Chesapeake alleging McClendon stole its trade secrets and used them to build up his new businesses. Houston- based EMG, a private investment firm...

  • April 14- Energy& Minerals Group, which has invested billions in oil and gas ventures with former Chesapeake Energy Corp Chief Executive Officer Aubrey McClendon, has moved to extricate itself from a lawsuit filed by Chesapeake alleging McClendon stole its trade secrets and used them to build up his new businesses. Houston- based EMG, a private investment firm...

  • Ocwen reports 4Q loss Tuesday, 14 Apr 2015 | 9:09 AM ET

    ATLANTA _ Ocwen Financial Corporation on Tuesday reported a fourth-quarter loss of $598.4 million, after reporting a profit in the same period a year earlier. On a per-share basis, the Atlanta- based company said it had a loss of $4.77. For the year, the company reported a loss of $546.3 million, or $4.18 per share, swinging to a loss in the period.

  • The top 20 U.S. metropolitan areas projected to see the biggest growth in average effective apartment rent this year. Effective rent is what a tenant pays after factoring in landlord concessions, such as a free month at move-in. Source: Marcus& Millichap Research Services, MPF Research.

  • *Mylan jumps after offering to buy Perrigo for about $29 bln. *Alcoa flat in extended trading after results. NEW YORK, April 8- U.S. stocks ended a volatile session with modest gains on Wednesday after minutes from a U.S.

  • *Fed minutes indicate rate hike in 2015, but members differ on month. *Mylan jumps after offering to buy Perrigo for about $29 bln. NEW YORK, April 8- U.S. stocks rose on Wednesday, but trading was volatile following the release of minutes from the U.S.

  • "We look for companies that have solid employee rankings and want to buy companies that have improvements in employee opinions," said Paul Ebner, a portfolio manager and member of BlackRock's scientific active equity group, a team of quantitative managers. At BlackRock, which has more than $4.65 trillion in assets, the company's 77- member quantitative team...