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  • DIARY- Top Economic Events to April 10 Friday, 27 Mar 2015 | 8:01 PM ET

    STONE MOUNTAIN, United States- Federal Reserve vice chair Stanley Fischer speaks at dinner before the 2015 Financial Markets Conference hosted by the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta- 2315 GMT. RICHMOND, United States- Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond President Jeffrey Lacker speaks on "Economic Outlook, March 2015" before the Greater Richmond Chamber of...

  • NEW YORK— A JetBlue Airways pilot who scared passengers by yelling about Jesus and al-Qaida during a 2012 trip from New York to Las Vegas sued the airline for more than $16 million Friday, saying it jeopardized the flight by failing to recognize he was ill. The lawsuit said Osbon, 52, was a flight standards captain who primarily flew Airbus planes and helped...

  • Hunter Newby describes himself as a real estate entrepreneur, even if he's not marketing houses or land. Newby is chief executive of Allied Fiber, a New York firm that is nearing completion of a broadband route from Miami to Atlanta. One of those weak points was exposed last month when vandals sliced a fiber-optic cable in the Arizona desert between Phoenix and...

  • Atlantic American posts 4Q profit Friday, 27 Mar 2015 | 9:58 AM ET

    ATLANTA _ Atlantic American Corp. on Friday reported fourth-quarter earnings of $1.3 million. The Atlanta- based company said it had net income of 6 cents per share. For the year, the company reported profit of $4.4 million, or 19 cents per share.

  • Mega coffee chain Starbucks wanted to spark a conversation about race when it asked baristas to write "Race Together" on customers' cups as part of a broader effort, but people standing in line for their morning java were not amused. Many voiced complaints on social media and elsewhere that they didn't want a debate with their brew and Starbucks ended the campaign...

  • DIARY- Top Economic Events to April 9 Thursday, 26 Mar 2015 | 8:02 PM ET

    SAN FRANCISCO, United States- Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen speaks on "Monetary Policy" before the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco Conference: The New Normal for Monetary Policy- 1945 GMT. PRISHTINA- European Central Bank's Deputy Director General International& European Relations, Gilles Noblet, speaks at an event to celebrate the conclusion of a...

  • Oxford Industries tops 4Q profit forecasts Thursday, 26 Mar 2015 | 4:18 PM ET

    The owner of the Tommy Bahama, Lilly Pulitzer, Ben Sherman, Lanier Clothes and Ben Sherman clothing lines posted revenue of $274.5 million in the period, which matched Street forecasts. For the current quarter ending in April, Oxford Industries expects its per-share earnings to range from $1.15 to $1.25. Analysts surveyed by Zacks had forecast adjusted...

  • ATLANTA— In the political uproar over Common Core, various myths are peddled as fact. Rand Paul slams "rotten to the core" propaganda forced on children by an initiative that has no curriculum at all. Even so, the 2016 GOP presidential prospects who are criticizing Common Core have a point— if an overstated one— when they dispute the notion that it is strictly a...

  • DIARY- Top Economic Events to April 8 Wednesday, 25 Mar 2015 | 8:01 PM ET

    ROME- European Central Bank president Mario Draghi addresses the Italian parliament's finance and EU policy committees- 1200 GMT. LONDON- Bank of England to publish Financial Policy Committee statement- 0930 GMT. FRANKFURT- Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis President James Bullard gives OMFIF Public Lecture on the economy and monetary policy- 0835 GMT.

  • House Roll Call: Republicans approve conservative budget Wednesday, 25 Mar 2015 | 7:19 PM ET

    The 228-199 roll call Wednesday by which the House passed a conservative budget that relies on nearly $5 trillion in cuts to eliminate deficits over the next decade, calls for repealing the health care law and envisions transformations of the tax code and Medicare. Republicans— Aderholt, Y; Brooks, Y; Byrne, Y; Palmer, Y; Roby, Y; Rogers, Y. Republicans— Crawford, N; Hill, Y;...

  • GOP-controlled House passes budget to erase deficits Wednesday, 25 Mar 2015 | 3:04 PM ET

    WASHINGTON— Normally quarrelsome House Republicans came together Wednesday night and passed a boldly conservative budget that relies on nearly $5 trillion in cuts to eliminate deficits over the next decade, calls for repealing the health care law and envisions transformations of the tax code and Medicare. Tom Price, R- Ga., chairman of the House Budget...

  • NEW YORK, March 25- A forecast model from the Federal Reserve of Atlanta on Wednesday suggested the U.S. economy is barely growing in the first quarter following an unexpectedly steep 1.4 percent drop in durable goods orders in February. "Following this morning's advance report on durable goods manufacturing from the U.S. Census Bureau, the nowcasts for real...

  • Bosses can't get even when staffers gripe on social media Wednesday, 25 Mar 2015 | 11:05 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Bosses can get mad when staffers vent on social media about their jobs, but they may not be able to get even. When one of Bert Martinez' employees posted gripes about her job and the boss on Facebook last year, the publicist consulted his lawyer, who said the staffer couldn't be fired. "The first lesson I learned is, employees are allowed to vent," says Martinez,...

  • Justices revive ex-UPS worker's pregnancy bias lawsuit Wednesday, 25 Mar 2015 | 10:06 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— The Supreme Court gave a former UPS driver another chance Wednesday to prove her claim of discrimination after the company did not offer her lighter duty when she was pregnant. The justices on Wednesday sided 6-3 with former driver Peggy Young in throwing out lower court rulings that rejected her lawsuit. Atlanta- based UPS Inc. maintained that it...

  • March 25- Emergent BioSolutions Inc said the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved its treatment for inhaled anthrax, triggering a $7 million milestone payment from the Department of Health and Human Services. Emergent Bio developed the treatment, Anthrasil, as part of a $160 million contract it signed in 2005 with the Biomedical Advanced Research and...

  • DIARY- Top Economic Events to April 7 Tuesday, 24 Mar 2015 | 8:01 PM ET

    HELSINKI- European Central Bank policy board member and Bank of Finland Governor Erkki Liikanen will brief the press on monetary policy and global economy- 0900 GMT. LONDON- European Central Bank policymaker Peter Praet takes part in panel discussion on "Global Economic Recovery- a Tale of Many Parts" at the International Financial Services Forum- 1025 GMT.

  • Ocwen plans to sell $25B portfolio to Nationstar Tuesday, 24 Mar 2015 | 8:31 AM ET

    ATLANTA— Ocwen Financial plans to sell a portfolio of approximately $25 billion in mortgage servicing rights to a subsidiary of Nationstar Mortgage Holdings Inc.. The portfolio includes about 142,000 loans owned by Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae. It needs approval from Freddie Mac, Fannie Mae and the Federal Housing Finance Agency.

  • HD Supply reports 4Q loss Tuesday, 24 Mar 2015 | 6:21 AM ET

    ATLANTA _ HD Supply Holdings Inc. on Tuesday reported a loss of $93 million in its fiscal fourth quarter. The average estimate of 11 analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 10 cents per share. For the current quarter ending in April, HD Supply expects its per-share earnings to range from 25 cents to 31 cents.

  • WASHINGTON— Responding to pressure from Congress and veterans groups, the Department of Veterans Affairs said Tuesday it is relaxing a rule that makes it hard for some veterans in rural areas to prove they live at least 40 miles from a VA health site. "We've determined that changing the distance calculation will help ensure more veterans have access to care when...

  • Parents seeking urban lifestyles for kids Tuesday, 24 Mar 2015 | 3:26 AM ET

    SEATTLE— A small but growing number of parents are bucking a trend when it comes to raising their kids: Rather than move to suburbs as their parents once did, many are opting to stay in or near downtown. Parents in cities across the country, including Seattle, Minneapolis and Denver, are banding together to advocate for new downtown schools, more playgrounds and more...