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  • May 28- Amazon.com Inc said on Thursday it will offer limited free same-day delivery under its Prime shipping service as retailers try to outdo each other on delivery deals, and expanded the service to San Diego and the Tampa Bay Area. Amazon offers same-day delivery to Prime members for $5.99 per order and non-members for $8.99, plus 99 cents per unit.

  • Iao Kun posts 1Q profit Thursday, 28 May 2015 | 7:27 AM ET

    MIAMI _ Iao Kun Group Holding Co. on Thursday reported first-quarter earnings of $17.1 million. The Miami- based company said it had net income of 28 cents per share. Keywords: Iao Kun, Earnings Report.

  • May 28- Amazon.com Inc said on Thursday it will expand same-day delivery to San Diego and the Tampa Bay Area under its Prime shipping service, which has been an engine of revenue growth for the online seller. Amazon offers same-day delivery to Prime members for $5.99 per order and non-members for $8.99 plus 99 cents per unit. The same-day delivery service is...

  • Tech Data beats Street 1Q forecasts Thursday, 28 May 2015 | 6:09 AM ET

    CLEARWATER, Fla. _ Tech Data Corp. on Thursday reported fiscal first-quarter net income of $51.3 million. The average estimate of three analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 69 cents per share. Tech Data shares have dropped 3 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • Jeb Bush and corporate boardrooms: 15 cases Thursday, 28 May 2015 | 3:30 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— Jeb Bush served on the board of directors or as an adviser to at least 15 companies and nonprofits since leaving office as Florida governor in early 2007. Here are the 15, his role for each, the years he served and his pay in the cases it is known:. Tenet Healthcare Corp., publicly traded hospital operator in Dallas. Rayonier Inc., publicly traded timber...

  • WASHINGTON— During his transition from Florida governor to likely presidential candidate, Jeb Bush served on the boards or as an adviser to at least 15 companies and nonprofits, a dizzying array of corporate connections that earned him millions of dollars and occasional headaches. "Board of directors and advisory boards are in charge of high-level oversight,"...

  • From Boston to Miami, New York to Los Angeles, more than half of tenants are paying what experts consider unaffordable rents, says a report by New York University's Furman Center, which studies real estate and urban policy, and bank Capital One, which is a leading affordable-housing lender and financed the research. The study analyzed U.S. Census Bureau data from...

  • BEIJING, May 28- Japan's Takata Corp, which for months resisted U.S. regulators' demands to widen a recall over its potentially lethal air bags, has had an "attitude shift" and is in a mood to compromise to try to resolve the ballooning auto safety crisis, said a person close to the company. "'There's no use or gain in fighting the regulators' is how one Takata management...

  • NEW YORK, May 27- A U.S. judge in California allowed a class action lawsuit to proceed on Wednesday against satellite-radio company Sirius XM Holdings Inc over the payment of royalties for songs produced before 1972, in a case that is being closely watched for its implications for digital media. Gutierrez ruled last September that, under California state law,...

  • Office Depot to pay $3.4 million over faulty chairs Wednesday, 27 May 2015 | 3:58 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Office Depot will pay regulators $3.4 million to settle charges that it did not report defects of two of its office chair models fast enough, even after receiving more than 200 complaints. The agency said Office Depot did not notify the regulator until it contacted the company. Office Depot sold more than 1.4 million of the defective Gibson chairs...

  • U.S. state April income tax revenue returns to growth Wednesday, 27 May 2015 | 3:35 PM ET

    May 27- U.S. state personal income taxes rebounded in the key revenue month of April, partly due to 2014' s strong stock market, after dropping a year ago, but collections have not fully stabilized since big increases in 2013.. Brian Sigritz, director of state fiscal studies at the National Association of State Budget Officers, said income tax revenue, boosted in part...

  • Ban reversed: Leftovers now OK on Norwegian Cruise Line Wednesday, 27 May 2015 | 2:33 PM ET

    MIAMI— Norwegian Cruise Line is reversing course on a ban on doggie bags. The Miami Herald reports that the cruise line upgraded its room service offerings this spring but added a $7.97 charge per order. Information from: The Miami Herald, http://www.herald.com.

  • MIAMI— Since eight hurricanes whipped through Florida during back-to-back seasons a decade ago, causing $33 billion in insurance claims, the state's coastal communities have added an additional 1.5 million people and almost a half-million new houses, an Associated Press analysis shows. The improvement derives from Florida's statewide building code,...

  • Florida leads nation in number of new self-employed jobs Wednesday, 27 May 2015 | 11:12 AM ET

    ORLANDO, Fla.— Florida created more jobs with people working for themselves than any state in the nation, according to figures released Wednesday by the U.S. Census Bureau, but the reason may have more to do with underemployment than anything else. But given Florida's below-average ranking in earnings and weekly hours worked, the increase in self-employed jobs...

  • Maduro rules out dollarizing Venezuela's economy Wednesday, 27 May 2015 | 9:53 AM ET

    CARACAS, May 27- President Nicolas Maduro has ruled out dollarizing Venezuela's economy as a way to resolve the recession-hit OPEC nation's chaotic currency situation. Speculation Venezuela could adopt the U.S. currency emerged after news this month that some local divisions of foreign car companies might charge in dollars due to their difficulties in...

  • Chico's meets 1Q profit forecasts Wednesday, 27 May 2015 | 7:42 AM ET

    FT. MYERS, Fla. _ Chico's FAS Inc. on Wednesday reported fiscal first-quarter profit of $32.5 million. The average estimate of 12 analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was also for earnings of 28 cents per share. Eight analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $718 million.

  • SALEM, Ore.— Oregon lawmakers on Tuesday advanced a proposal aimed at closing a loophole in state privacy laws that recently let a man go unpunished after he took photographs up a teenager's skirt. The state Senate unanimously passed the bill, which would make it a misdemeanor to surreptitiously take photos up women's dresses without their consent.

  • *Time Warner Cable's shares up 7.1 pct, Charter up 2.7 pct. May 26- Charter Communications Inc's $56 billion bid to remake the U.S. cable television industry by acquiring larger rival Time Warner Cable Inc will try to skirt the regulatory obstacles that helped sink Comcast Corp's earlier bid for Time Warner Cable. The transaction faces a close review from the...

  • FOREX-U.S. data drive dollar gains of over 1 percent Tuesday, 26 May 2015 | 3:34 PM ET

    *Euro falls below $1.09, Greek concerns growing. The dollar climbed to its highest in nearly eight years against the Japanese yen and pushed the euro, already weighed down by anxieties over Greece's financial crisis, below $1.09 for the first time in a month. Against the yen, the dollar broke through longer-term resistance and topped 123 yen to a high of 123.32 yen, a...

  • May 26- Delta Air Lines Inc on Tuesday announced new flights from Seattle to five destinations in its latest move to strip market share from Alaska Air Group Inc, which is based in that city. Investors worry that overlaps with the airport's larger operator Alaska Airlines could lead to lower ticket prices and revenue from Seattle. Delta said it would begin...