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  • CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida— Spacewalking astronauts successfully completed a three-day cable job outside the International Space Station on Sunday, routing several-hundred feet of power and data lines for new crew capsules commissioned by NASA. It was the third spacewalk in just over a week for Americans Terry Virts and Butch Wilmore, and the quickest...

  • FairPoint more attractive to buyers with new labor pact Saturday, 28 Feb 2015 | 9:19 AM ET

    PORTLAND, Maine— FairPoint Communications said it needed to bring costs and benefits into sync with competitors in the telecommunications industry. Workers said during a four-month strike in northern New England that the company was positioning itself for potential sale, and a Wall Street analyst said shareholders are pressing for one.

  • House Roll Call: Approving 1-week DHS funding bill Friday, 27 Feb 2015 | 10:25 PM ET

    The 357-60 roll call Friday by which the House approved a bill to fund the Homeland Security Department for one week. The bill goes to President Barack Obama for his signature. Republicans— Aderholt, X; Brooks, N; Byrne, Y; Palmer, N; Roby, Y; Rogers, Y.

  • Ted Cruz of Texas told an influential anti-tax group Friday that he opposes Common Core education standards, a day after potential GOP presidential rival Jeb Bush endorsed the program. Cruz described Common Core as "national standards being dictated from Washington" during an appearance at the Club for Growth's annual winter meeting. Cruz and Bush are among...

  • OPKO Health reports 4Q loss Friday, 27 Feb 2015 | 5:45 PM ET

    MIAMI _ Opko Health Inc. on Friday reported a loss of $53 million in its fourth quarter. OPKO Health shares have climbed 46 percent since the beginning of the year. Keywords: OPKO Health, Earnings Report.

  • The FDIC, which is overseeing the shutdown and shift of operations, said Banco Popular will take over eight of Doral's 26 former branches and work with three other banks to operate the other 18 locations on the island. Banco Popular North America will operate Doral's three branches in New York City and Centennial Bank will take over its five branches in Florida.

  • Recalls this week: hand trucks, ceiling fans Friday, 27 Feb 2015 | 3:10 PM ET

    DETAILS: Cosco Home& Office Products 3- in-1 convertible aluminum hand trucks with model numbers 12-301 ABL and 12-301 ABL1. They were manufactured from January 2009 to October 2011. They were sold at Ace Hardware, Costco Wholesale Club, Lowe's, Price Mart and United Stationers and online at The Home Depot.com from March 2009 to October 2011.

  • Correction: Earns-LHC Group story Friday, 27 Feb 2015 | 2:22 PM ET

    LAFAYETTE, La.— In a Feb. 26 story about the financial results of LHC Group Inc., The Associated Press reported erroneously, in a report generated by Automated Insights using data from Zacks Investment Research, that the company missed Wall Street profit expectations. LHC Group beats 4 Q net income, revenue forecasts. LAFAYETTE, La.— LHC Group Inc. on Wednesday...

  • Armour Residential REIT posts 4Q loss Friday, 27 Feb 2015 | 1:01 PM ET

    VERO BEACH, Fla. _ Armour Residential REIT Inc. on Tuesday reported a loss of $143.2 million in its fourth quarter. The Vero Beach, Florida- based company said it had a loss of 41 cents per share. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 12 cents per share.

  • LOS ANGELES— In 1975, Leonard Nimoy published an autobiography with the defiant title, "I Am Not Spock." Two decades later, he bowed to fate with "I Am Spock," a revisionist sequel. Nimoy died Friday of end-stage chronic obstructive pulmonary disease at his Los Angeles home, with family at his side, said his son, Adam Nimoy.

  • MIAMI— As Florida lawmakers appear ready to allow key portions of the state's high-stakes gambling deal with the Seminole to expire, other gambling interests are watching keenly for openings in the multi-billion dollar industry if the tribe and Gov. The tribe owns six casinos in Florida, including the highly profitable Hard Rock Casinos in South Florida and...

  • St. Joe reports 4Q loss Friday, 27 Feb 2015 | 5:13 AM ET

    WATERSOUND, Fla. _ The St. Joe Co. on Thursday reported a fourth-quarter loss of $11.1 million, after reporting a profit in the same period a year earlier. The Watersound, Florida- based company said it had a loss of 12 cents per share. For the year, the company reported profit of $406.5 million, or $4.40 per share.

  • Seacor posts 4Q profit Friday, 27 Feb 2015 | 5:13 AM ET

    FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. _ Seacor Holdings Inc. on Thursday reported fourth-quarter earnings of $40.1 million. The Fort Lauderdale, Florida- based company said it had profit of $1.85 per share. For the year, the company reported profit of $100.1 million, or $4.71 per share.

  • "Introducing that new generation, that younger generation to the flower show is something that we want to do," said Drew Becher, president of the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society, which sponsors the show. Children and adults alike will surely recognize the large orange clownfish in the exhibit by J. Downend Landscaping of Ridley Park, in the Philadelphia...

  • Interval Leisure posts 4Q profit Thursday, 26 Feb 2015 | 7:03 PM ET

    MIAMI _ Interval Leisure Group Inc. on Thursday reported fourth-quarter profit of $15.6 million. Interval Leisure expects full-year revenue in the range of $690 million to $720 million. Interval Leisure shares have risen 24 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • MasTech tops Street 4Q forecasts Thursday, 26 Feb 2015 | 5:15 PM ET

    CORAL GABLES, Fla. _ MasTec Inc. on Thursday reported fourth-quarter earnings of $22.3 million. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 38 cents per share. For the current quarter ending in March, MasTech expects its per-share earnings to range from 16 cents to 19 cents.

  • Federated National beats 4Q profit forecasts Thursday, 26 Feb 2015 | 5:09 PM ET

    SUNRISE, Fla. _ Federated National Holding Co. on Thursday reported fourth-quarter earnings of $10 million. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 56 cents per share. Federated National shares have climbed 25 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • SBA Communications tops Street 4Q forecasts Thursday, 26 Feb 2015 | 4:39 PM ET

    BOCA RATON, Fla. _ SBA Communications Corp. on Thursday reported fourth-quarter net income of $388,000, after reporting a loss in the same period a year earlier. Analysts expected $394.6 million, according to Zacks. For the current quarter ending in March, SBA Communications said it expects revenue in the range of $403 million to $413 million.

  • Power plant seeks to block Revel sale, liquidate property Thursday, 26 Feb 2015 | 12:57 PM ET

    ACR Energy Partners wants a bankruptcy court judge to cancel the latest proposed sale to a Florida developer, and appoint a trustee to liquidate the property instead. The company says the latest sale contract to Florida developer Glenn Straub would leave nothing for most creditors, and would cost the power supplier $32 million. Straub's Polo North Country...

  • NEW YORK— You may think you're immune to transparent sales pitches like "Do you want fries with that?" But the tactics restaurants use to nudge you into spending a little extra may be subtler than you realize. Greg Rapp, a menu consultant in California, says he advises restaurants and fast-food chains to leave those off when listing prices on a menu.