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  • What you need to know about massive air bag recall Friday, 24 Oct 2014 | 4:51 PM ET

    So far, more than 12 million vehicles worldwide with air bags made by Japanese parts supplier Takata Corp. have been recalled for the problem. There have been recalls in Japan, Europe, China and other areas. A: Chemicals that quickly inflate air bags during a crash are exploding with too much force in Takata air bags made from 2001 to 2011. This blows apart metal...

  • Oct 24- Shares of SodaStream International Ltd surged on Friday after the at-home soda machine maker said it would sell some PepsiCo Inc brands in a limited test. The 10- week trial will begin in a few weeks at Wal-Mart Stores Inc and Bed Bath& Beyond Inc in Orlando and Tampa, Florida, trade publication Beverage Digest reported. SodaStream shares surged as much as 24...

  • FCB Financial reports 3Q loss Thursday, 23 Oct 2014 | 7:24 PM ET

    WESTON, Fla. _ FCB Financial Holdings Inc. on Thursday reported a third-quarter net loss of $3.4 million. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 22 cents per share. This story was generated by Automated Insights using data from Zacks Investment Research.

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 23- Two U.S. senators demanded Thursday that safety regulators issue a nationwide recall of automobiles with potentially defective air bags that can launch metal shards into occupants. Senators Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut and Edward Markey of Massachusetts, both Democrats, said the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration...

  • FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Oct 23- A former senior Swiss bank executive on trial for federal tax evasion was a micro-manager intimately involved in efforts to deceive U.S. authorities, a former employee testified on Thursday. Martin Liechti, the former head of the wealth management division for the Americas at UBS, was testifying in Fort Lauderdale for a second day in...

  • Correction: Earns-Brown & Brown Thursday, 23 Oct 2014 | 2:24 PM ET

    DAYTONA BEACH, Fla.— In a story and in headlines about third-quarter earnings results, The Associated Press reported erroneously in a report generated by Automated Insights using data from Zacks Investment Research that Brown& Brown Inc. missed third-quarter Wall Street profit forecasts. Brown& Brown meets 3 Q profit forecasts. DAYTONA BEACH, Fla.— Brown& Brown...

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 23- Two U.S. senators demanded Thursday that safety regulators issue a nationwide recall of automobiles with potentially defective air bags that can launch metal shards into occupants. Senators Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut and Edward Markey of Massachusetts, both Democrats, said the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration...

  • Royal Caribbean tops 3Q net income expectations Thursday, 23 Oct 2014 | 8:42 AM ET

    MIAMI— Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. on Thursday reported earnings of $490.2 million in its third quarter. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of $2.19 per share. For the current quarter ending in December, Royal Caribbean expects its per-share earnings to range from 35 cents to 40 cents.

  • Watsco beats 3Q profit expectations Thursday, 23 Oct 2014 | 8:18 AM ET

    COCONUT GROVE, Fla. _ Watsco Inc. on Thursday reported third-quarter earnings of $50.4 million. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of $1.55 per share. Watsco expects full-year earnings to be $4.20 to $4.40 per share.

  • Landstar tops 3Q net income expectations Thursday, 23 Oct 2014 | 8:12 AM ET

    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. _ Landstar System Inc. on Thursday reported profit of $36.8 million in its third quarter. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 81 cents per share. Analysts expected $821 million, according to Zacks.

  • Miami passenger charged with bomb hoax Thursday, 23 Oct 2014 | 7:11 AM ET

    MIAMI— Several flights were delayed at Miami International Airport after authorities say an international passenger joked about having a bomb. Airport officials said in a news release that 60- year-old Manuel Alberto Alvarado was checking in for his Avianca Airlines flight to Caracas, Venezuela, on Wednesday morning when he made a comment about having...

  • Noteworthy ballot measures in upcoming election Thursday, 23 Oct 2014 | 5:06 AM ET

    In Colorado, a "personhood" amendment would add fetuses to those protected by the state's criminal and wrongful death act. In Oregon, Alaska and the District of Columbia, voters will have a chance to legalize the recreational use of marijuana by adults, a step approved two years by voters in Colorado and Washington state. Washington state has two competing...

  • Highlights of ballot initiatives voters to weigh Thursday, 23 Oct 2014 | 5:05 AM ET

    Large companies and national advocacy groups are putting millions of dollars in ads behind ballot measures this year, from questions about oil companies' profits in Alaska to recreational marijuana in Florida, according to an analysis of advertising data released Thursday from the Center for Public Integrity. Colorado casinos are helping fund $5.7...

  • HealthCare.gov's EZ form not for legal immigrants Thursday, 23 Oct 2014 | 3:12 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— HealthCare.gov' s simpler online application is being touted as a big win for consumers. "The whole idea was that HealthCare.gov was going to be a seamless and easy process, but that doesn't seem to be the case for immigrants," said Alvaro Huerta, an attorney at the National Immigration Law Center in Los Angeles. The White House wants more Latinos to sign...

  • Sharp drops in many of the stocks owned by Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway in recent weeks hit the sprawling conglomerate's equity portfolio hard. The loss on seven of those holdings alone totals more than $5 billion provided Berkshire's stakes have remained the same since June 30, the last date for which they were disclosed. Berkshire Hathaway did not respond...

  • NEW YORK, Oct 22- U.S. federal prosecutors are trying to determine whether Japanese auto parts maker Takata Corp misled U.S. regulators about the number of defective air bags it sold to automakers, including Toyota Motor Corp and Honda Motor Co Ltd, The Wall Street Journal reported on Wednesday. Word of the investigation follows a notice on Tuesday from the U.S....

  • Citrix tops 3Q profit expectations Wednesday, 22 Oct 2014 | 4:30 PM ET

    FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. _ Citrix Systems Inc. on Wednesday reported third-quarter earnings of $47.5 million. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 73 cents per share. Citrix expects full-year earnings in the range of $3.22 to $3.25 per share.

  • California malpractice cap generates big spending Wednesday, 22 Oct 2014 | 3:55 PM ET

    SACRAMENTO, Calif.— Bob Pack wanted to go after the HMO doctors for recklessly prescribing painkillers to a drug-abusing nanny who ran over his 10- year-old son and 7- year-old daughter as they were heading for ice cream one early fall evening in 2003.. But under California's 1970 s-era medical malpractice law there was a $250,000 cap on pain and suffering.

  • Correction: Air Bag Recall-Glance story Wednesday, 22 Oct 2014 | 3:28 PM ET

    The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has expanded the number of vehicles and manufacturers covered by a warning about air bags. But Wednesday it added multiple models and removed about 133,000 older General Motors cars that were put on the list by mistake. The agency is urging people in high-humidity areas such as Florida, Puerto Rico, Guam,...

  • DETROIT, Oct 22- U.S. safety regulators on Wednesday expanded the number of vehicles in the United States that may be affected by recalls for potentially defective Takata Corp air bags that could spray shrapnel at occupants. The NHTSA has urged owners of certain Toyota, Honda, Mazda, BMW, Nissan, Mitsubishi, Subaru, Chrysler, Ford and General Motors vehicles to...