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  • Consumer confidence in Florida drops slightly Tuesday, 28 Oct 2014 | 1:16 PM ET

    GAINESVILLE, Fla.— Florida's consumer confidence is dipping slightly after reaching its highest point since the Great Recession. The monthly University of Florida survey released Tuesday shows consumer confidence was 82 in the month of October. Chris McCarty, director of the UF center that does the survey, said the slight decline is not significant and...

  • CenterState meets 3Q profit forecasts Tuesday, 28 Oct 2014 | 11:25 AM ET

    WINTER HAVEN, Fla. _ CenterState Banks Inc. on Tuesday reported third-quarter profit of $3.6 million. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was also for earnings of 8 cents per share. Analysts expected $44.1 million, according to Zacks.

  • Del Monte posts 3Q profit Tuesday, 28 Oct 2014 | 9:52 AM ET

    CORAL GABLES, Fla. _ Fresh Del Monte Produce Inc. on Tuesday reported earnings of $19.9 million, or 35 cents per share, in its third quarter. The company, based in Coral Gables, Florida, posted revenue of $884.6 million in the period. This story was generated by Automated Insights using data from Zacks Investment Research.

  • US home price gains slow for 4th straight month Tuesday, 28 Oct 2014 | 9:10 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— U.S. home prices grew more slowly in August amid modest sales, a trend that could help make homes more affordable in the months ahead. The annual price gain in Las Vegas braked sharply to just 10.1 percent from 12.8 percent in July. Prices rose 9 percent in San Francisco from a year earlier, down from 10.5 percent.

  • DETROIT, Oct 28- AutoNation Inc on Tuesday reported a 15 percent jump in third-quarter earnings, in part because of robust profit from used cars. The Fort Lauderdale, Florida- based company earned 90 cents per share, beating Wall Street expectations of 86 cents, according to Thomson Reuters I/B/E/S. During the quarter, AutoNation repurchased 4.4 million shares of...

  • AutoNation beats Street 3Q forecasts Tuesday, 28 Oct 2014 | 7:12 AM ET

    FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla.— FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla.— AutoNation Inc. on Tuesday reported net income of $106.5 million in its third quarter. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 86 cents per share. Analysts expected $4.8 billion, according to Zacks.

  • Harris beats Street 1Q forecasts Tuesday, 28 Oct 2014 | 6:42 AM ET

    MELBOURNE, Fla. _ Harris Corp. on Tuesday reported fiscal first-quarter profit of $125.1 million. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of $1.10 per share. Analysts expected $1.15 billion, according to Zacks.

  • Spirit beats Street 3Q forecasts Tuesday, 28 Oct 2014 | 6:39 AM ET

    MIRAMAR, Fla.— Spirit Airlines Inc. on Tuesday reported earnings of $67 million in its third quarter. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 96 cents per share. Analysts expected $518.9 million, according to Zacks.

  • Investment adviser sentenced to 30 years in prison Tuesday, 28 Oct 2014 | 4:33 AM ET

    STATESBORO, Ga.— Nearly two years after a banker who vanished was wrongly declared dead, he was sentenced Tuesday to 30 years in prison as he faced angry investors who lost millions of dollars entrusted to the former preacher who turned his persuasive powers into a career as an investment adviser. Aubrey Lee Price, 48, fled southeast Georgia in summer 2012 after...

  • Oct 27- Takata Corp, the Japanese company whose potentially defective airbags have led to the recall of millions of vehicles, was sued on Monday by consumers who claimed Takata and several car manufacturers defrauded them by concealing crucial information. If that status is granted, it could subject Takata to a larger payout in a trial or settlement than if...

  • Oct 27- Takata Corp, the Japanese company whose potentially defective airbags have led to the recall of millions of vehicles, was sued on Monday by consumers who claimed Takata and several car manufacturers defrauded them by concealing crucial information.

  • SAO PAULO, Oct 27- President Dilma Rousseff promised on Monday to make changes to her economic policies as she sought to build bridges with business leaders after narrowly winning re-election at the end of an acrimonious campaign. Rousseff said in television interviews the changes would be announced next month after broad discussions with industrial and...

  • BEIJING/ TOKYO, Oct 28- Japan's Takata Corp, whose potentially defective car air bags have been linked to four deaths in the United States, is unlikely to be dumped by its automaker customers given the cost and disruption of such a move- for now. But over the coming few years, as the next new models are designed and built, loyalty to Tokyo- based Takata, the world's No.2...

  • SAO PAULO, Oct 27- President Dilma Rousseff's narrow re-election victory met with cold reality on Monday as Brazil's financial markets tumbled on doubts that she can restore confidence in the economy and maintain political support in a sharply divided nation. Finance Minister Guido Mantega, whose replacement is the focus of intense speculation, tried to...

  • SAO PAULO, Oct 27- President Dilma Rousseff's narrow re-election victory met with cold reality on Monday as Brazil's financial markets tumbled on doubts that can restore confidence in the economy and maintain political support in a sharply divided nation. Brazil's benchmark Bovespa stock index fell around 5 percent in early trading, while Brazil's real...

  • Roper Industries beats 3Q profit forecasts Monday, 27 Oct 2014 | 7:12 AM ET

    SARASOTA, Fla. _ Roper Industries Inc. on Monday reported third-quarter earnings of $155.5 million. Analysts expected $888.5 million, according to Zacks. For the current quarter ending in December, Roper Industries expects its per-share earnings to range from $1.75 to $1.81.

  • SAO PAULO, Oct 27- Despite opposition from nearly half of Brazil's voters, leftist President Dilma Rousseff won re-election on Sunday and will have another four years to try to revive growth in a once-booming economy gone stagnant. The 66- year-old Rousseff, who was a Marxist guerrilla in her youth, overcame growing dissatisfaction with the economy, poor public...

  • SAO PAULO, Oct 27- Despite opposition from nearly half of Brazil's voters, leftist President Dilma Rousseff won re-election on Sunday and will have another four years to try to revive growth in a once-booming economy gone stagnant. The 66- year-old Rousseff, who was a Marxist guerrilla in her youth, overcame growing dissatisfaction with the economy, poor public...

  • TOKYO, Oct 27- Takata Corp is considering booking a quarterly charge of 2- 3 billion yen to cover the cost of additional recalls of vehicles fitted with potentially defective airbags, two people familiar with the matter said. The additional charge- on top of 75 billion yen previously set aside for airbag recalls- would cover the projected cost of recent recalls...

  • Housing market in Ohio on rebound post-recession Monday, 27 Oct 2014 | 12:01 AM ET

    CLEVELAND— The housing market in Ohio is on the rebound after a steep drop in prices during the recession that took hold in 2008. That economic decline was the result of Wall Street's bad bets on risky subprime mortgages. In Ohio, housing prices tumbled starting around 2007 and had not improved by the time Gov. Prices in Franklin County increased 6.4 percent, while...