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  • DIARY- Top Economic Events to Feb 11 Wednesday, 28 Jan 2015 | 7:01 PM ET

    FAIRFAX, United States- Federal Reserve Board Governor Daniel Tarullo speaks on "Advancing Macroprudential Policy Objectives" before the Office of Financial Research and Financial Stability Oversight Council 4th Annual Conference: Evaluating Macroprudential Tools: Complementarities and Conflicts "- 1745 GMT. SARASOTA, United States- Federal Reserve...

  • Citrix beats Street 4Q forecasts Wednesday, 28 Jan 2015 | 4:36 PM ET

    FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. _ Citrix Systems Inc. on Wednesday reported fourth-quarter profit of $95.2 million. Analysts expected $845 million, according to Zacks. For the current quarter ending in March, Citrix expects its per-share earnings to range from 70 cents to 72 cents.

  • Romney takes aim at Obama, Clinton in Mississippi Wednesday, 28 Jan 2015 | 1:09 PM ET

    STARKVILLE, Miss.— Mitt Romney hasn't officially declared himself a presidential candidate again, but the 2012 Republican nominee looked and sounded like one during a stop Wednesday in Mississippi, back-slapping at a popular barbecue joint before delivering a speech that questioned Democrat Hillary Rodham Clinton's foreign policy and economic...

  • Former Revel casino gets big tax break for 2015 Wednesday, 28 Jan 2015 | 12:20 PM ET

    The former Atlantic City casino is getting a big tax break this year under a settlement it reached with the city and will see its property tax assessment for 2015 be reduced from $625 million to $225 million. It is being sold to Florida developer Glenn Straub for $95.4 million. Chris Filiciello, a spokesman for Atlantic City Mayor Don Guardian, defended the...

  • Treasure hunter who found a fortune in gold is captured Wednesday, 28 Jan 2015 | 9:47 AM ET

    Marshals Service tracked Tommy Thompson to a Hilton hotel in West Boca Raton and arrested him Tuesday, said Brian Babtist, a senior inspector in the agency's office in Columbus, Ohio, where a federal civil arrest warrant was issued for him in 2012 for failing to show up to a key court hearing. Central America, also known as the Ship of Gold. Two of them sued— a...

  • LONDON, Jan 28- Motorists in California purchased more gasoline in October 2014 than any corresponding month since 2007, according to state tax records, confirming the renewed growth in U.S. fuel demand. In October, California gasoline sales hit 1.272 billion gallons, up from 1.242 billion gallons in October 2013. Multiplying up to national level, gasoline...

  • ST. PETERSBURG, Fla.— Home shopping network HSN has declared a special dividend of $10 per share and more than doubled its credit line to pay for it. The special dividend of approximately $525 million will be paid on Feb. 19 to shareholders of record on Feb. 9, the home shopping network operator said. In addition, HSN Inc. announced on Wednesday that it entered a new $1.25...

  • ADT beats Street 1Q forecasts Wednesday, 28 Jan 2015 | 7:21 AM ET

    BOCA RATON, Fla. _ ADT Corp. on Wednesday reported fiscal first-quarter earnings of $72 million. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 49 cents per share. Analysts expected $881.5 million, according to Zacks.

  • Tupperware 4Q results top analysts' estimates Wednesday, 28 Jan 2015 | 7:12 AM ET

    The Orlando, Florida- based company earned $82.3 million, or $1.63 per share, for the period ended Dec. 27. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of $1.53 per share. This still managed to top the $664.3 million that analysts polled by Zacks predicted.

  • EverBank misses Street 4Q forecasts Wednesday, 28 Jan 2015 | 6:21 AM ET

    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. _ EverBank Financial Corp. on Wednesday reported fourth-quarter net income of $38 million. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 31 cents per share. Analysts expected $240.2 million, according to Zacks.

  • Between the 2009 and 2013 fiscal years, funding for a wide swath of discretionary grant programs, from Head Start preschool education to anti drug initiatives, fell by an average of 40 percent in Republican-leaning states like Texas and Mississippi. By contrast, funding to Democratic-leaning states such as California and politically competitive swing...

  • Seacoast Banking reports 4Q loss Tuesday, 27 Jan 2015 | 6:16 PM ET

    STUART, Fla. _ Seacoast Banking Corp. of Florida on Tuesday reported a loss of $1.5 million in its fourth quarter. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 12 cents per share. Analysts expected $30 million, according to Zacks.

  • WASHINGTON— Some 9.5 million people have already signed up for 2015 coverage under President Barack Obama's health care law, and the administration is on track to surpass its nationwide enrollment target set last year. The Health and Human Services Department said Tuesday that, through the middle of January, more than 7.1 million people had signed up in 37...

  • MIAMI, Jan 27- Cargill Inc, one of the world's largest privately held corporations and a top commodities trader, will likely remain private for at least another decade, the chief executive said on Tuesday as he assessed challenges facing the 150- year old company. David MacLennan, who has led Cargill for the past 13 months, also revealed that unrest in Ukraine had...

  • A major effort a decade ago by the federal government to check a rise in violent pipeline failures in "high-consequence" areas where people are more likely to be hurt or buildings destroyed has resulted in a slight leveling off of such incidents, but no decline, the National Transportation Safety Board said. A steady increase in pipeline explosions and fires in...

  • Add American Airlines to the list of carriers that want to take you to Cuba. Delta Air Lines, United Airlines and JetBlue Airways have expressed interest since President Barack Obama announced last month that the U.S. would establish diplomatic relations and expand trade and tourism with Cuba. Southwest Airlines CEO Gary Kelly said last week that his airline...

  • WASHINGTON— The Obama administration floated a plan Tuesday that for the first time would open up a broad swath of the Atlantic Coast to drilling, even as it moved to restrict drilling indefinitely in environmentally-sensitive areas off Alaska. The proposal envisions auctioning areas located more than 50 miles off Virginia, North and South Carolina, and...

  • NEW YORK, Jan 27- U.S. single-family home price appreciation slowed to its weakest level more than two years in November as lean inventories and tight lending standards limited housing market activity, according to a closely watched survey released on Tuesday. "With the spring home buying season, and spring training, still a month or two away, the housing recovery...

  • 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.