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  • Iron Mountain to buy Recall Holdings for about $2.2 bln Tuesday, 28 Apr 2015 | 11:02 AM ET

    April 28- Document and data storage services company Iron Mountain Inc said it will buy Australia- listed data protection services provider Recall Holdings Ltd for about $2.2 billion in cash and stock. Atlanta, Georgia- based Recall rejected an offer of A $7 per share from Boston- based Iron Mountain in December, saying the premium was too low.

  • CHICAGO, April 27- Initial tests have found probable avian influenza outbreaks at five new commercial poultry sites in Iowa, affecting more than 6 million birds, the state's agriculture department and the U.S. Department of Agriculture said on Monday. "This is a big deal," Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey said during a conference call on Monday.

  • CHICAGO, April 28- United Parcel Service Inc on Tuesday reported higher first-quarter net profit due to price increases and productivity improvements, and reaffirmed its earnings outlook for 2015.. The world's largest package delivery company posted a first-quarter net profit of $1.03 billion, or $1.12 per share, up 10 percent from $911 million, or 98 cents...

  • CryoLife reports 1Q loss Tuesday, 28 Apr 2015 | 8:45 AM ET

    KENNESAW, Ga. _ CryoLife Inc. on Tuesday reported a first-quarter loss of $274,000, after reporting a profit in the same period a year earlier. The Kennesaw, Georgia- based company said it had a loss of 1 cent per share. CryoLife shares have decreased 12 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • CHICAGO, April 28- United Parcel Service Inc on Tuesday reported a higher quarterly net profit due to price increases and productivity improvements, and reaffirmed its earnings outlook for 2015.. Earlier this month, its main rival, FedEx Corp, announced it would buy Dutch package delivery firm TNT Express. If FedEx's acquisition of TNT is approved, it would...

  • PRGX Global reports 1Q loss Tuesday, 28 Apr 2015 | 8:33 AM ET

    ATLANTA _ PRGX Global Inc. on Tuesday reported a loss of $3 million in its first quarter. The average estimate of three analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for a loss of 7 cents per share. Three analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $35.1 million.

  • AGL Resources misses 1Q profit forecasts Tuesday, 28 Apr 2015 | 8:15 AM ET

    ATLANTA _ AGL Resources Inc. on Tuesday reported first-quarter net income of $193 million. AGL Resources expects full-year earnings in the range of $2.70 to $2.80 per share. AGL Resources shares have decreased 7 percent since the beginning of the year, while the Standard& Poor's 500 index has increased slightly more than 2 percent.

  • Agco tops 1Q profit forecasts Tuesday, 28 Apr 2015 | 8:15 AM ET

    DULUTH, Ga. _ Agco Corp. on Tuesday reported first-quarter net income of $30.1 million. Agco expects full-year revenue in the range of $7.7 billion to $7.9 billion. Agco shares have risen 7 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • UPS 1Q profit up 14 percent to more than $1 billion Tuesday, 28 Apr 2015 | 7:45 AM ET

    United Parcel Service Inc. said Tuesday that its net income equaled $1.12 per share and compared with profit of $911 million, or 98 cents per share, a year earlier. The average estimate of 15 analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of $1.09 per share. Overall, revenue rose 1 percent to $13.98 billion, which was below the $14.32 billion...

  • On subtropical farmland in South Florida, researchers are doing battle with the deadly fungus, laurel wilt, which is spread by a tiny beetle and has the potential to decimate Florida's avocado crop. "This is probably the biggest threat to the Florida avocado that's ever been seen" said Jonathan H. Crane, a tropical fruit crop specialist at the University of Florida.

  • B-29 Superfortress dropped the atomic bomb on Hiroshima 70 years ago this summer, none knew the four-engine bomber better than Capt. On Wednesday, two of his wartime flight log books, Hiroshima bombing plans, mission notes and other items are up for sale during an auction of World War II material being held at Bonhams in Manhattan. "He wrote down everything and he...

  • MiMedx posts 1Q profit Monday, 27 Apr 2015 | 7:57 PM ET

    MARIETTA, Ga. _ MiMedx Group Inc. on Monday reported first-quarter net income of $4.1 million, after reporting a loss in the same period a year earlier. For the current quarter ending in June, MiMedx said it expects revenue in the range of $44 million to $46 million. MiMedx shares have decreased 18 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • Rob Portman is reaching back to a familiar topic in his likely 2016 faceoff with Ohio's former governor: jobs. "Ohio lost over 350,000 jobs on Strickland's watch and his endless excuses will never cover up the fact that Ohio lagged behind 47 other states in job creation. Ohio voters can't let Ted Strickland take them backwards. "

  • Michigan vote tests pothole angst vs. will to raise taxes Saturday, 25 Apr 2015 | 12:24 PM ET

    Mary Jo Walentovic was driving on a Detroit- area interstate in February when a car kicked up a large chunk of road that smashed through her van's windshield, destroying the rearview mirror and an armrest. Fed up, she plans to vote for a 1- cent sales tax increase on Michigan's May 5 ballot that would put an additional $1.2 billion a year into fixing deteriorating...

  • HOUSTON, April 24- Aubrey McClendon, the former CEO of Chesapeake Energy Corp, is under investigation by the U.S. Department of Justice for potential antitrust violations related to leasing oil and gas properties, according to a regulatory filing by a new business venture he helps run. "In connection with the formal investigation of Chesapeake in 2012 by the U.S....

  • Recalls this week: vacuum cleaners, bicycles Friday, 24 Apr 2015 | 1:55 PM ET

    Vacuum cleaners that pose an electric shock risk to users are among this week's recalled consumer products. Others include Trek bicycles with a defect that has caused several injuries. They were sold at Bed Bath& Beyond, Best Buy, Kohl's, Lowes, Target and other stores nationwide, online at www.sharkclean.com and through television infomercials from August...

  • What could McDonald's do to fix its business? Friday, 24 Apr 2015 | 10:13 AM ET

    NEW YORK— When it comes to McDonald's, everyone seems to have an opinion about what the company needs to do differently. After turning in another quarter of sliding sales and profit, McDonald's CEO Steve Easterbrook said the chain will unveil initial details on a plan to turn around its fortunes on May 4. McDonald's recently began testing an all-day breakfast...

  • Diet Pepsi dropping aspartame on customer concerns Friday, 24 Apr 2015 | 10:05 AM ET

    NEW YORK— PepsiCo says it's dropping aspartame from Diet Pepsi in response to customer worries and replacing it with sucralose, another artificial sweetener commonly known as Splenda. The Food and Drug Administration says aspartame, known by the brand names Equal and NutraSweet, is "one of the most exhaustively studied substances in the human food supply, with...

  • Aaron's beats Street 1Q forecasts Friday, 24 Apr 2015 | 7:36 AM ET

    ATLANTA _ Aaron's Inc. on Friday reported first-quarter net income of $49.2 million. The average estimate of seven analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 54 cents per share. Six analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $792.8 million.

  • Premiere Global posts 1Q profit Thursday, 23 Apr 2015 | 6:01 PM ET

    ATLANTA _ Premiere Global Services Inc. on Thursday reported first-quarter earnings of $1.2 million. The Atlanta- based company said it had net income of 3 cents per share. Premiere Global expects full-year earnings in the range of 90 cents to 92 cents per share.