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  • The Army Corps of Engineers said it hired Illinois- based Great Lakes Dredge and Dock Company to dredge the outer harbor, beginning in the Savannah River off Tybee Island and extending into the Atlantic Ocean. East Coast seaports including Savannah are scrambling for deeper channels to make room for supersized cargo ships expected to begin arriving via an...

  • Alimera Sciences reports 4Q loss Wednesday, 4 Mar 2015 | 5:46 PM ET

    ALPHARETTA, Ga. _ Alimera Sciences Inc. on Wednesday reported a loss of $9.3 million in its fourth quarter. On a per-share basis, the Alpharetta, Georgia- based company said it had a loss of 23 cents. Alimera Sciences shares have fallen 6 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • WASHINGTON, March 3- Republican lawmakers at a hearing on Tuesday said that the U.S. consumer watchdog should stop attempts to regulate overdraft charges on prepaid cards even as the agency considers tighter rules on the practice. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau in November proposed rules to treat overdraft fees on prepaid cards as a form of credit...

  • Feb. private payrolls growth weaker than expected. NEW YORK, March 4- U.S. The Institute for Supply Management, meanwhile, said its services index was 56.9 in February, up slightly from 56.7 in January and beating analysts' expectation for a reading of 56.5, according to a Reuters poll.

  • Halyard reports 4Q loss Wednesday, 4 Mar 2015 | 7:45 AM ET

    ALPHARETTA, Ga. _ Halyard Health Inc. on Wednesday reported a loss of $2.4 million in its fourth quarter. On a per-share basis, the Alpharetta, Georgia- based company said it had a loss of 5 cents. For the year, the company reported profit of $27.1 million, or 58 cents per share.

  • Republicans on the committee that oversees financial services disagree, and Texas Representative Randy Neugebauer plans to introduce a bill later this week to replace the agency's director with a five-person commission appointed by the president. "Sometimes, I think you are trying to do good, but in the end, what you do creates harm to an industry where people...

  • Traffic rises but key revenue figure falls at Delta Tuesday, 3 Mar 2015 | 11:55 AM ET

    ATLANTA— Delta Air Lines Inc. said Tuesday that a key revenue measure fell 1.5 percent in February mostly because the strong dollar reduced the value of international ticket sales. Atlanta- based Delta said that domestic operations and corporate accounts continued to generate strong revenue. Shares of Delta rose 32 cents to $45.71 in late-morning trading.

  • PRGX Global reports 4Q loss Tuesday, 3 Mar 2015 | 7:43 AM ET

    ATLANTA _ PRGX Global Inc. on Tuesday reported a loss of $2.1 million in its fourth quarter. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 6 cents per share. PRGX Global shares have dropped 11 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • NASHVILLE, Tenn.— The Federal Communication Commission ruled last week that cities like Chattanooga may expand their municipal broadband service, but Tennessee officials who oppose the decision are lining up to block the move. Slatery was among several prominent Republicans who had urged the FCC not to override a state law blocking Chattanooga's electric...

  • Cumulus posts 4Q profit Monday, 2 Mar 2015 | 7:13 PM ET

    ATLANTA _ Cumulus Media Inc. on Monday reported fourth-quarter earnings of $3.4 million. On a per-share basis, the Atlanta- based company said it had net income of 2 cents. Keywords: Cumulus Media, Earnings Report.

  • Carmike reports 4Q loss Monday, 2 Mar 2015 | 5:24 PM ET

    COLUMBUS, Ga. _ Carmike Cinemas Inc. on Monday reported a fourth-quarter loss of $2.2 million, after reporting a profit in the same period a year earlier. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 16 cents per share. Analysts expected $189.6 million, according to Zacks.

  • JACKSON, Georgia— Georgia postpones its 1st execution of a woman in 70 years, citing problem with injection drug.

  • ORLANDO, Fla.— As Florida's housing market tanked seven years ago, construction worker David Rager saw jobs dry up. In a recent survey of more than 900 contractors by Associated General Contractors of America, 83 percent said they were having trouble filling craft positions. Given the amount of building going on, "it's going to be interesting because we're going to...

  • WASHINGTON, March 1- Congress narrowly averted a partial shutdown of the U.S. domestic security agency late on Friday night, but the forces behind the chaotic episode remain- fractious Republicans and House Speaker John Boehner's lack of control over them. In five to seven months, the federal debt ceiling will again be reached, and by October Congress must pass...

  • ATLANTA— Georgia lawmakers may eliminate a tax break for airlines buying jet fuel at the world's busiest airport, setting up a face-off with one of the state's largest employers, Atlanta- based Delta Airlines. Earl Ehrhart would remove the break for all airlines, updating his original proposal to end only Delta's. Ehrhart still bristled this week at the...

  • House Roll Call: Approving 1-week DHS funding bill Friday, 27 Feb 2015 | 10:25 PM ET

    The 357-60 roll call Friday by which the House approved a bill to fund the Homeland Security Department for one week. The bill goes to President Barack Obama for his signature. Republicans— Aderholt, X; Brooks, N; Byrne, Y; Palmer, N; Roby, Y; Rogers, Y.

  • Correction: Earns-LHC Group story Friday, 27 Feb 2015 | 2:22 PM ET

    LAFAYETTE, La.— In a Feb. 26 story about the financial results of LHC Group Inc., The Associated Press reported erroneously, in a report generated by Automated Insights using data from Zacks Investment Research, that the company missed Wall Street profit expectations. LHC Group beats 4 Q net income, revenue forecasts. LAFAYETTE, La.— LHC Group Inc. on Wednesday...

  • JACKSON, Miss.— An employee being sued by Southern Co. will get another four weeks to work out his defense and look for a lawyer, but won't be able to sue the company or talk about his employment dispute in the meantime. An Alabama state court judge on Friday extended a temporary restraining order that also bans Brett Wingo from talking about his work for Southern...

  • Congressional Republicans name new budget referee Friday, 27 Feb 2015 | 10:18 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— Congressional Republicans Friday named economist Keith Hall to serve as Capitol Hill's budget referee as director of the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office. The budget office provides cost estimates of legislation and other research to Congress to better inform their policy decisions. "His vast understanding of economic and labor...

  • American Software posts 3Q profit Thursday, 26 Feb 2015 | 5:43 PM ET

    ATLANTA _ American Software Inc. on Thursday reported fiscal third-quarter profit of $2.8 million. American Software shares have increased roughly 5 percent since the beginning of the year. Keywords: American Software, Earnings Report.