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  • MasTech tops 3Q profit forecasts Thursday, 30 Oct 2014 | 5:48 PM ET

    CORAL GABLES, Fla. _ MasTec Inc. on Thursday reported net income of $45.3 million in its third quarter. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 55 cents per share. For the current quarter ending in December, MasTech expects its per-share earnings to be 38 cents.

  • Federated National beats 3Q profit forecasts Thursday, 30 Oct 2014 | 5:21 PM ET

    SUNRISE, Fla. _ Federated National Holding Co. on Thursday reported third-quarter earnings of $7.2 million. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 31 cents per share. Analysts expected $59.5 million, according to Zacks.

  • New U.S. rockets include crew launch-escape systems Thursday, 30 Oct 2014 | 5:15 PM ET

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. Oct 30- Heeding a lesson from history, designers of a new generation of U.S. rockets will include escape systems to give crew members a fighting chance of surviving launch accidents such as the one that felled an unmanned Orbital Sciences Antares rocket on Tuesday. The illusion was shattered on Jan. 28, 1986, when gas leaking from a solid-fuel...

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 30- Media General Inc has won U.S. antitrust approval to buy LIN Media LLC after agreeing to divest television stations in five markets, the Justice Department said on Thursday. To win government approval for the deal, the companies agreed to sell one station in Birmingham, Alabama, two in Savannah, Georgia, one near Alabama's border with Florida, one...

  • *NHTSA sets Dec. 1 deadline for Takata documents. DETROIT, Oct 30- U.S. auto safety regulators on Thursday ordered Japanese supplier Takata Corp to provide documents and answer questions under oath related to the government's ongoing probe of potentially defective Takata air bags in millions of U.S. vehicles. Takata spokesman Alby Berman said on Thursday the...

  • US turns up heat on Takata over air bag problem Thursday, 30 Oct 2014 | 1:39 PM ET

    DETROIT— U.S. safety regulators are ordering Japanese auto supplier Takata Corp. to provide more information about air bags that can explode and shoot shrapnel toward drivers and passengers. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration also wants to know how many replacement parts Takata can make each day and what it has discussed with automakers...

  • Police: Safely complete online sales in our lobby Thursday, 30 Oct 2014 | 1:38 PM ET

    CONSHOHOCKEN, Pa.— A police department in suburban Philadelphia has created a "safe zone" for people to complete transactions they arranged online. The Conshohocken Police Department said individuals making purchases from other people through Craigslist and other online sites are free to complete the deals in the police department's lobby or parking lot.

  • Insurers have big plans for 2015 Obamacare enrollment Thursday, 30 Oct 2014 | 1:01 PM ET

    Oct 30- U.S. insurers planning to sell 2015 Obamacare health plans expect at least 20 percent growth in customers and in some states anticipate more than doubling sign-ups. With the start of enrollment barely two weeks away, their assessment is dramatically different from a year ago, when it was unclear how many Americans would apply for the brand new insurance...

  • US voters deciding on billions for conservation Thursday, 30 Oct 2014 | 12:20 PM ET

    The most money at stake is in Florida, California and New Jersey. "These are highly developed and dense states, and they are watching the good natural places disappear," said Will Rogers, president and CEO of the Trust for Public Land, which tracks and raises money for the ballot measures. Other states with significant conservation funding on their ballots include...

  • H. Gary Morse, who built senior utopia, dies at 77 Thursday, 30 Oct 2014 | 12:06 PM ET

    Harold Gary Morse, who transformed his father's cluster of a few hundred mobile homes in central Florida into the gigantic retirement utopia The Villages and made it a must-stop on campaign trails with his funding of Republican politics, has died. Over the past few decades, The Villages grew into a sprawling, unmatched symbol of a new American ideal of...

  • NeoGenomics tops Street 3Q forecasts Thursday, 30 Oct 2014 | 10:39 AM ET

    FORT MYERS, Fla. _ NeoGenomics Inc. on Thursday reported a loss of $291,000 in its third quarter. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for a loss of 1 cent per share. For the current quarter ending in December, NeoGenomics said it expects revenue in the range of $23 million to $24.5 million.

  • Bird strike forces flight to return to Los Angeles Thursday, 30 Oct 2014 | 9:28 AM ET

    LOS ANGELES— A Spirit Airlines flight from Los Angeles International Airport is back on its way to Florida after a bird strike initially forced it to return to LAX following an extended holding pattern. It's due at Fort Lauderdale at 9:36 a.m. local time. Spirit spokesman Paul Berry tells City News Service that the flight may not have been able to immediately...

  • RTI Surgical beats Street 3Q forecasts Thursday, 30 Oct 2014 | 9:21 AM ET

    ALACHUA, Fla. _ RTI Surgical Inc. on Thursday reported earnings of $2 million in its third quarter. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 2 cents per share. Analysts expected $64.7 million, according to Zacks.

  • Fidelity National meets 3Q profit forecasts Thursday, 30 Oct 2014 | 7:31 AM ET

    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. _ Fidelity National Information Services Inc. on Thursday reported third-quarter earnings of $150.5 million. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was also for earnings of 80 cents per share. Analysts expected $1.6 billion, according to Zacks.

  • Mednax beats Street 3Q forecasts Thursday, 30 Oct 2014 | 6:54 AM ET

    SUNRISE, Fla. _ Mednax Inc. on Thursday reported earnings of $86.2 million in its third quarter. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 85 cents per share. Analysts expected $618.7 million, according to Zacks.

  • ACI Worldwide tops 3Q profit forecasts Thursday, 30 Oct 2014 | 6:21 AM ET

    NAPLES, Fla. _ ACI Worldwide Inc. on Thursday reported profit of $15.7 million in its third quarter. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 13 cents per share. Analysts expected $257 million, according to Zacks.

  • United Insurance beats 3Q profit forecasts Thursday, 30 Oct 2014 | 5:03 AM ET

    SAINT PETERSBURG, Fla. _ United Insurance Holdings Corp. on Thursday reported net income of $8.6 million in its third quarter. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 37 cents per share. United Insurance shares have risen 29 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • FNF Group misses 3Q profit forecasts Thursday, 30 Oct 2014 | 5:03 AM ET

    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. _ Fidelity National Financial Inc. on Thursday reported third-quarter profit of $114 million. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 54 cents per share. FNF Group shares have declined 9.5 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • Armour Residential REIT posts 3Q profit Thursday, 30 Oct 2014 | 5:03 AM ET

    VERO BEACH, Fla. _ Armour Residential REIT Inc. on Thursday reported third-quarter earnings of $54.1 million. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 15 cents per share. This story was generated by Automated Insights using data from Zacks Investment Research.

  • PGT misses 3Q profit forecasts Thursday, 30 Oct 2014 | 5:03 AM ET

    NOKOMIS, Fla. _ PGT Inc. on Thursday reported third-quarter net income of $2.3 million. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 13 cents per share. Analysts expected $76.1 million, according to Zacks.