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  • US home price gains slow in November on weaker sales Tuesday, 27 Jan 2015 | 9:04 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— U.S. home prices rose at a modest pace in November, held back by weaker sales and a limited number of houses for sale. The Standard& Poor's/Case-Shiller 20- city home price index, released Tuesday, increased 4.3 percent in November from 12 months earlier. Lower mortgage rates, healthy hiring, and lower down payment requirements from mortgage giants...

  • Capital City Bank posts 4Q profit Tuesday, 27 Jan 2015 | 8:45 AM ET

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. _ Capital City Bank Group on Tuesday reported fourth-quarter earnings of $1.9 million. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 13 cents per share. Capital City Bank shares have fallen roughly 5 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • International Speedway posts 4Q profit Tuesday, 27 Jan 2015 | 8:39 AM ET

    DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. _ International Speedway Corp. on Tuesday reported fiscal fourth-quarter net income of $25.8 million. International Speedway expects full-year earnings in the range of $1.10 to $1.30 per share, with revenue in the range of $615 million to $630 million. International Speedway shares have fallen 3 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • NextEra misses 4Q profit forecasts Tuesday, 27 Jan 2015 | 7:57 AM ET

    JUNO BEACH, Fla. _ NextEra Energy Inc. on Tuesday reported fourth-quarter profit of $884 million. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of $1.04 per share. NextEra expects full-year earnings in the range of $5.40 to $5.70 per share.

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 27- Rick Perry's farewell speech to the Texas legislature listed the accomplishments expected from an outgoing Republican governor of the country's largest oil-producing state. "We have expanded our economy while protecting our environment," said Perry, who is openly exploring a second White House run in 2016.. Conservative political...

  • BUCHANAN, Liberia— The auburn-red soil and lush green vegetation lured the foreign investors to Liberia's third-largest city with visions of environmental gold. The Overseas Private Investment Corporation, a little known U.S. government agency 4,700 miles away, backed the venture with $217 million in loan approvals from 2008 to 2011..

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 27- Rick Perry's farewell speech to the Texas legislature listed the accomplishments expected from an outgoing Republican governor of the country's largest oil-producing state. "We have expanded our economy while protecting our environment," said Perry, who is openly exploring a second White House run in 2016.. Conservative political...

  • BOSTON— A JetBlue flight has returned to the gate before takeoff from Boston because of an unspecified threat, but authorities say nothing hazardous has been found. Massachusetts state police spokesman David Procopio says passengers were taken off Flight 321 to Palm Beach, Florida, on Monday night. New York- based JetBlue Airways Corp. spokesman Sebastian...

  • Stonegate Bank posts 4Q profit Monday, 26 Jan 2015 | 7:15 PM ET

    FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. _ Stonegate Bank on Monday reported fourth-quarter profit of $5.2 million. Stonegate Bank shares have fallen slightly more than 4 percent since the beginning of the year. Keywords: Stonegate Bank, Earnings Report.

  • HOLLYWOOD, Fla., Jan 26- Winklevoss Capital, the firm run by Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss, expects to get regulatory approval to launch a U.S. exchange for investors to buy and sell the virtual currency bitcoin in the first quarter, the twins told Reuters on Monday. And we will be ready by then, " Cameron Winklevoss, a principal at New York-based Winklevoss Capital, said...

  • Brown & Brown tops Street 4Q forecasts Monday, 26 Jan 2015 | 6:21 PM ET

    DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. _ Brown& Brown Inc. on Monday reported fourth-quarter profit of $24.6 million. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 14 cents per share. Brown& Brown shares have dropped slightly more than 3 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • But for all the flurry of activity in the GOP race, set off last month by former Florida Gov. "I don't think there's this rush that everybody's trying to create here," said Fred Malek, a longtime GOP donor and finance chairman of the Republican Governors Association. "It seems like there needs to be a little more clarity of who's running before people make commitments,"...

  • CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida— NASA expects to save millions of dollars sending astronauts to the International Space Station, once its commercial crew program starts flying in a couple of years. SpaceX and Boeing said Monday that they are on track to carry out their first manned test flights to the space station in 2017. NASA chose the two private companies last...

  • The New Jersey Casino Control Commission will hold a special meeting Thursday to consider preliminary approval for the company to own a casino in Atlantic City. But in a regulatory filing, Hard Rock said it has had "a long-standing interest" in the Atlantic City market. Hard Rock said it "remains interested in the Atlantic City casino industry and may, if found...

  • Milk industry fights back against 'anti-dairy folks' Monday, 26 Jan 2015 | 12:02 PM ET

    NEW YORK— The milk industry is fed up with all the sourness over dairy. Julia Kadison, CEO of Milk Processor Education Program, which represents milk companies, says the breaking point came last year when the British Medical Journal published a study suggesting drinking lots of milk could lead to earlier deaths and higher incidents of fractures.

  • CHICAGO, Jan 26- A California turkey farm has been quarantined after confirmation of the first case of an outbreak of the highly pathogenic H5N8 avian influenza strain in the Pacific Northwest and in a commercial flock, the U.S. government said. In the latest outbreak, Foster Farms said in a statement that it had informed the U.S. Department of Agriculture after...

  • Prison operator The Geo Group will spend $312 million in cash to buy eight correctional and detention locations from the privately held LCS Corrections Services. The deal price could rise to around $350 million, if the locations meet some performance targets, Geo Group said Monday. Geo Group said the deal will immediately increase its revenues by about $75...

  • Airport spokesman Perry Cooper says a JetBlue flight from Long Beach, California, and a regional SkyWest jet from Phoenix were the planes involved. Additionally, a Delta Air Lines spokesman says a flight from Los Angeles to Orlando was diverted to Dallas Sunday afternoon due to "a security concern. Laura Eimiller, a spokeswoman for the FBI in Los Angeles, said...

  • Roper Industries tops 4Q profit forecasts Monday, 26 Jan 2015 | 7:18 AM ET

    SARASOTA, Fla. _ Roper Industries Inc. on Monday reported fourth-quarter net income of $185.9 million. Analysts expected $953.9 million, according to Zacks. For the current quarter ending in March, Roper Industries expects its per-share earnings to range from $1.47 to $1.53.

  • Jan 26- New Jersey Governor Chris Christie and his supporters have formed a political-action committee ahead of a likely bid for president, adding a third well-known Republican figure to the fight for campaign funds among the party's core donor class, the Wall Street Journal reported. The PAC signals increased competition for the same set of large-dollar...