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  • NEW YORK, April 22- Prominent U.S. litigator David Boies is squaring off against another top American attorney, Alan Dershowitz, in a legal fight centered around a woman who says she was trafficked for sex as an underage girl. Boies and his firm are representing Virginia Roberts, who is a possible witness in a defamation lawsuit in Florida state court pitting...

  • Raymond James posts 2Q profit Wednesday, 22 Apr 2015 | 5:57 PM ET

    ST PETERSBURG, Fla. _ Raymond James Financial Inc. on Wednesday reported fiscal second-quarter net income of $113.5 million. The average estimate of three analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 82 cents per share. Raymond James shares have declined 0.5 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • NEW YORK, April 22- Brokerage and financial services firm Raymond James Financial Inc said on Wednesday its fiscal second-quarter total revenues and profit rose over last year, although profit fell from last quarter on seasonal expenses. The St. Petersburg, Florida- based company reported net income of $113.5 million, or $0.77 per diluted share, for the quarter...

  • Citrix misses Street 1Q forecasts Wednesday, 22 Apr 2015 | 4:19 PM ET

    FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. _ Citrix Systems Inc. on Wednesday reported first-quarter earnings of $28.9 million. Fifteen analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $771.5 million. For the current quarter ending in June, Citrix expects its per-share earnings to range from 80 cents to 83 cents.

  • WASHINGTON, April 22- Republican Jeb Bush on Wednesday bashed Democratic 2016 presidential contender Hillary Clinton for voicing reservations about overseas trade talks, a rare issue on which the White House enjoys support from Republicans, with many Democrats opposed. The U.S. Congress is debating whether to give President Barack Obama "fast-track"...

  • Consolidated-Tomoka posts 1Q profit Wednesday, 22 Apr 2015 | 2:21 PM ET

    DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. _ Consolidated-Tomoka Land Co. on Wednesday reported first-quarter net income of $353,000. The Daytona Beach, Florida- based company said it had net income of 6 cents per share. This story was generated by Automated Insights using data from Zacks Investment Research.

  • April 22- D.R. Horton Inc's quarterly results gave a strong indication that first-time home buyers are finally returning to the market as home ownership in the United States becomes cheaper than renting. D.R. Horton said sales to this demographic tripled in the quarter ended March 31, helped by more relaxed mortgage rules and rising confidence in the wider...

  • MIAMI— A legal and political scuffle has broken out in Miami over a developer's plans to build a 1,000- foot tourist tower complete with thrill rides, observation decks, restaurants and clubs. Miami voters approved the $430 million project last August with one key promise: No public money would be spent. That has led to a lawsuit against the city and county filed by...

  • States where health law seems to increase food-stamp use Wednesday, 22 Apr 2015 | 1:29 PM ET

    Under the law, many states tried to improve Medicaid and food-stamp enrollment systems by making it easier for people to register for food benefits when they sign up for health coverage. Below is a list of the 11 states with recent enrollment increases in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program. Sources: U.S. Department of Agriculture, U.S. Department of...

  • Health law brings growth in food stamps in some states Wednesday, 22 Apr 2015 | 1:01 PM ET

    CHICAGO— President Barack Obama's health care law has had a surprising side effect: In some states, it appears to be enticing more Americans to apply for food stamps, even as the economy improves. West Virginia's food-stamp enrollment increased 4 percent after a Medicaid expansion that was part of the health care changes. Ten of those states expanded their...

  • ON THE MOVE-RBC hires two advisers from UBS Wednesday, 22 Apr 2015 | 11:53 AM ET

    April 22- RBC Wealth Management, part of Royal Bank of Canada, hired two advisers at Naples, Florida from UBS Financial Services Inc, the wealth management unit of UBS AG. Dustin Smith and James Rubinton managed $289 million in client assets at UBS. RBC said on Monday it hired three Morgan Stanley financial advisers, Brian Friday, Richard Bondi and Eric Gregory, at a...

  • PITTSBURGH— A former Pennsylvania casino worker and a Nevada high school student pleaded not guilty Wednesday to charges in a Uganda- based scheme that produced more than $1.5 million in high-quality counterfeit U.S. bills. Michael Lin, 20, of Bethlehem, and Zackary Ruiz, 28, of Las Vegas, appeared before a federal magistrate in Pittsburgh.

  • DETROIT, April 22- AutoNation Inc, the largest U.S. auto dealer group, on Wednesday posted stronger-than-expected quarterly profit as sales for both new and used vehicles rose. "While expectations were high coming into the quarter, we believe AutoNation did well enough to keep the bulls interested," Shanker said in a research note. Net income in the first quarter...

  • Robert Menendez told a judge Wednesday he is considering filing a motion to have the upcoming corruption trial moved out of New Jersey and possibly to Florida, where the investigation into Menendez's relationship with a longtime friend and campaign donor began. Menendez and Florida ophthalmologist Salomon Melgen, named in a 22- count indictment earlier...

  • Frontier to add 350 jobs in Rochester area over 3 years Wednesday, 22 Apr 2015 | 9:16 AM ET

    ROCHESTER, N.Y.— Frontier Communications says it plans to add as many as 350 new jobs over the next three years at its suburban Rochester call center. The hiring was necessitated by the acquisition this year of Verizon's telephone landlines in Florida, California and Texas, resulting in more customers using the company's new wireline assets.

  • Ryder tops 1Q profit forecasts Wednesday, 22 Apr 2015 | 8:06 AM ET

    MIAMI _ Ryder System Inc. (R) on Wednesday reported first-quarter earnings of $52.9 million. Six analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $1.63 billion. Analysts surveyed by Zacks had forecast adjusted earnings per share of $1.64.

  • DETROIT, April 22- AutoNation Inc, the largest U.S. auto dealer group, on Wednesday posted stronger-than-expected quarterly profit as sales for both new and used vehicles rose, sending shares up 2.5 percent in premarket trading. Net income in the first quarter rose to $111.5 million, or 97 cents a share, from $95.1 million, or 78 cents a share, a year earlier.

  • Tupperware tops Street 1Q forecasts Wednesday, 22 Apr 2015 | 7:18 AM ET

    ORLANDO, Fla.— Tupperware Brands Corp. on Wednesday reported first-quarter earnings of $29.5 million. Four analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $579.8 million. Analysts surveyed by Zacks had forecast adjusted earnings per share of $1.21.

  • Superior Uniform posts 1Q profit Wednesday, 22 Apr 2015 | 7:10 AM ET

    SEMINOLE, Fla. _ Superior Uniform Group Inc. on Wednesday reported first-quarter profit of $2 million. Superior Uniform shares have risen 48 percent since the beginning of the year. Keywords: Superior Uniform, Earnings Report.

  • AutoNation beats Street 1Q forecasts Wednesday, 22 Apr 2015 | 6:54 AM ET

    FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla.— AutoNation Inc. on Wednesday reported first-quarter profit of $111.5 million. The average estimate of eight analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 87 cents per share. AutoNation shares have climbed slightly more than 7 percent since the beginning of the year, while the Standard& Poor's 500 index has increased...