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  • Blue Bell Creameries issues recall of all products Monday, 20 Apr 2015 | 10:22 PM ET

    BRENHAM, Texas— Texas- based Blue Bell Creameries issued a voluntary recall Monday night for all of its products on the market after two samples of chocolate chip cookie dough ice cream tested positive for listeria, a potentially deadly bacteria. Five others in Kansas and Texas were sickened with listeriosis, which can cause fever, muscle aches,...

  • JACKSON, Miss.— Here's a look at 10 projects given preliminarily approval to share in $134 million in funding from BP PLC's $1 billion set-aside dedicated to recovery from its 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico:. $45, 000: Osprey nesting platforms at Portersville Bay, Dauphin Island, Fort Morgan, Little Lagoon of Gulf Shores and Gulf State Park.

  • Brown & Brown meets 1Q profit forecasts Monday, 20 Apr 2015 | 5:21 PM ET

    DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. _ Brown& Brown Inc. on Monday reported first-quarter profit of $56.9 million. The average estimate of 10 analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was also for earnings of 40 cents per share. Brown& Brown shares have increased slightly since the beginning of the year.

  • NEW YORK— Target shoppers found out this weekend that when stores make deals to carry merchandise from high-end designers for a limited time, it can be, well, really limiting. The discounter partnered with the Lilly Pulitzer brand to carry a collection of 250 pieces for a fraction of the price of the Palm Beach designer's original merchandise.

  • Finalists: The Boston Globe for its stories, videos, photos and graphics exposing a poorly regulated, profit-driven housing system that subjected thousands of college students in Boston to unsafe, and even deadly, conditions; and The Wall Street Journal for "Deadly Medicine," a stellar reporting project that documented the significant cancer risk to women of a...

  • April 20- A union working on behalf of Wal-Mart employees laid off in the sudden temporary closure of five stores filed a claim on Monday to the National Labor Relations Board accusing the retailer of retaliating against workers for organizing activity and seeking to get them rehired. Wal-Mart Stores, which announced last week that it was temporarily closing...

  • Correction: Sprint-Cuba story Monday, 20 Apr 2015 | 1:34 PM ET

    NEW YORK— In a story April 17 about Sprint's Boost Mobile unit, The Associated Press reported erroneously that Boost Mobile's prepaid Cuba plan would involve calling cards. NEW YORK— Sprint's Boost Mobile business is offering prepaid plans for Miami customers who want to call Cuba. Cuba charges some of the world's highest rates for long-distance calling, and...

  • Judge says new Revel owner can cancel tenant leases Monday, 20 Apr 2015 | 1:02 PM ET

    ATLANTIC CITY, N.J.— The new owner of Atlantic City's Revel casino can terminate the leases of former business tenants there, a judge ruled Monday. The decision by U.S. Bankruptcy Court Judge Gloria Burns frees Glenn Straub to either renegotiate new leases with the former tenants, including restaurants and nightclubs, or seek new firms to rent space once the...

  • *Sees adj profit of $4.45- $4.65/ shr vs prev $4.65- $4.85. Fuel prices have risen 14 percent and the dollar has gained 3.5 percent since the company's previous forecast, Royal Caribbean executives said on a post-earnings call. The Miami- based cruise operator cut its earnings expectations to $4.45- $4.65 per share for the year ending December, from the $4.65- $4.85 it...

  • TALLAHASSEE, Fla.— Some Florida lawmakers want to impose state-level regulations on the free-wheeling online world, and are drawing opposition from some of the nation's biggest Internet companies including Google, Yahoo, Facebook and Ebay. Anitere Flores, R- Miami, told the Senate Judiciary Committee, is "to protect consumers against websites engaged in...

  • COLUMN-Two-year degrees can really pay off Monday, 20 Apr 2015 | 11:36 AM ET

    LOS ANGELES, April 20- Steven Polasck of Corpus Christi, Texas, liked math and science in high school. He considered attending a four-year college but ultimately decided to use his strengths to get a two-year degree in instrumentation from Texas State Technical College. "I went to work on the Monday after graduation," said Polasck, 27, who monitors and fixes systems...

  • WASHINGTON, April 20- Chiquita Brands International Inc will not have to face U.S. lawsuits by more than 4,000 Colombians accusing the fruit company of human rights violations after the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to take up the case. The court rejected an appeal filed by the plaintiffs, leaving intact a July 2014 ruling by the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of...

  • WASHINGTON, April 20- Chiquita Brands International Inc will not have to face U.S. lawsuits by more than 4,000 Colombians accusing the fruit company of human rights violations after the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to take up the case. The court rejected an appeal filed by the plaintiffs, leaving intact a July 2014 ruling by the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of...

  • NEW YORK— A group made up of Wal-Mart workers is asking labor regulators to go to court to force the discounter to rehire all 2,200 employees affected by the abrupt temporary closing of five stores a week ago. Wal-Mart says it closed the stores to fix plumbing issues. "This is a new low, even for Wal-Mart," Venanzi Luna, an eight-year Wal-Mart worker and member of OUR...

  • Royal Caribbean cuts full-year outlook, shares slump Monday, 20 Apr 2015 | 8:15 AM ET

    Royal Caribbean earned $45.2 million, or 20 cents per share, for the period ended March 31. The average estimate of nine analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 14 cents per share. Its revenue of $1.82 billion missed the $1.83 billion estimate of six analysts surveyed by Zacks.

  • RALEIGH, N.C.— As 800,000 past and present tobacco farmers or their heirs seek part of a $340 million reserve held by a much-shrunken tobacco marketing cooperative, North Carolina's Supreme Court was asked Monday to decide if the group is simply too big and diverse for one class-action lawsuit. The court heard from attorneys about the fight over money built up...

  • Vacationers to Europe will fare better with the average ticket down 3 percent to $1,619, about $50 less than last summer. Flights to Hawaii, Florida and New Orleans are cheaper, but travelers heading to New York, Denver and San Francisco can expect to pay more. Overall fares are down but it will cost more this summer to fly to cities like Amsterdam; London; Budapest,...

  • NEW ORLEANS— As oil gushed from BP's ruptured well five years ago and public outrage built by the day, the Obama administration issued a six-month moratorium on drilling in the Gulf of Mexico. In January, the Interior Department unveiled a plan to open up drilling next year in the Chukchi and Beaufort seas on the Arctic coast of Alaska and off the coast between...

  • Prologis purchases KTR Capital for $5.9 billion Sunday, 19 Apr 2015 | 5:02 PM ET

    WASHINGTON— Warehouse and distribution center operator Prologis Inc. says it has acquired KTR Capital Partners, which owns more than 300 industrial properties in the U.S. Prologis, which owns and operates more than 2,800 properties in North America, South America, Europe and Asia, will pay $5.9 billion for KTR. The acquisition will increase Prologis' presence...

  • NEW YORK, April 19- In January 2014, veteran short-seller Bill Fleckenstein said he was readying a new fund to bet on falling stock prices. Despite lackluster U.S. economic data, a world grappling with slow growth, concern that Greece and Ukraine could default on their debts, the U.S. stock market has been more than resilient. "It all comes down to free money and that old...