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  • ATLANTA— United Parcel Service Co. agreed to pay more than $25 million to settle complaints that it kept false records to hide late deliveries and collect more for overnight packages to government customers. The Department of Justice said Tuesday that the payment settles a whistleblower lawsuit filed by a former UPS employee, who will get $3.75 million.

  • *Q1 ex items $1.16/ share vs. *Sees full-year profit $5.24 to $5.27/ share. May 19- Home Depot Inc reported higher-than-expected quarterly profit and sales on Tuesday and raised its full-year earnings forecast as North American customers spent more on home repairs after a harsh winter.

  • Blue Bird reports 1Q loss Tuesday, 19 May 2015 | 7:21 AM ET

    FORT VALLEY, Ga. _ Blue Bird Corp. on Tuesday reported a loss of $11.1 million in its first quarter. Blue Bird expects full-year revenue in the range of $918 million to $940 million. Keywords: Blue Bird, Earnings Report.

  • May 19- Home Depot Inc, the world's largest home improvement chain by sales, reported better-than-expected quarterly profit and sales as customers in North America spent more on home repairs after a harsh winter. Several northeastern parts of the United States experienced heavy snowfall this winter, with cities including New York, Chicago and Boston hit with...

  • LOS ANGELES— A Georgia man who posed as an airline employee to make cut-rate reservations then resold the tickets for thousands of dollars has been sentenced in Los Angeles to six months in prison. The U.S. Attorney's Office says 38- year-old Gilbert Myers Jr. of Atlanta was also sentenced to six months of home detention and ordered to pay over $91,000 in...

  • NEW YORK— Ocwen said Monday that it is now in compliance with New York Stock Exchange rules after filling its delayed annual report last week. Earlier this year, Ocwen reached settlements with regulators in New York and California after investigations identified wrongful foreclosures, poorly documented procedures, missing paperwork and other issues.

  • SAVANNAH, Ga.— The top executive over Georgia's seaports in Savannah and Brunswick said Monday he expects another record-breaking fiscal year following a busy spring in which East Coast ports benefited from a labor dispute on the West Coast. Curtis Foltz, the port authority's executive director, said he's "pretty comfortable" that the fiscal year ending June 30...

  • As it turns out, they are raising their prices to state Medicaid programs, too. The federal government issued guidance in October requiring states to build the tax into what they pay for-profit Medicaid health plans that serve low-income people. The first year's tax was due to the IRS in September, and state governments are now settling up with insurance...

  • She's drawn over 44,000 followers with her playful updates and witty replies as the real life shark cruises up and down the East Coast. "I would settle for an ice bag to put on my aching Twitter fin.-:" Mary Lee replied. But OCEARCH expedition leader Chris Fischer, who named Mary Lee after his mother, says the organization appreciates the attention the maritime...

  • LYNCHBURG, Va., May 16- Virginia's Sweet Briar College held what could turn out to be its final commencement on Saturday, as supporters battle to keep the 114- year-old institution from joining the ranks of all-women's schools that have shut down in recent years. In a decision that caught many by surprise, its board of directors announced in March that Sweet Briar...

  • As it turns out, they are raising their prices to state Medicaid programs, too. The federal government issued guidance in October requiring states to build the tax into what they pay for-profit Medicaid health plans that serve low-income people. The first year's tax was due to the IRS in September, and state governments are now settling up with insurance...

  • May 15- Delta Air Lines Inc said on Friday that Amtrak customers whose tickets were canceled because of Tuesday's train crash in Philadelphia can fly between New York and Boston or Washington for free on Delta's shuttle service for the next four days. The Atlanta- based airline is adding seats along the Eastern Seaboard in response to the crash by flying more...

  • ATLANTA— Delta Air Lines CEO Richard Anderson leans back in his chair, smiles and explains why he's so happy. With a healthy balance sheet, Anderson, who just turned 60, is now focusing on a fight with government-backed Middle East airlines, building long-term partnerships with other international carriers and improving the onboard experience for passengers.

  • AdCare Health reports 1Q loss Thursday, 14 May 2015 | 5:39 PM ET

    ROSWELL, Ga. _ AdCare Health Systems Inc. on Thursday reported a loss of $5 million in its first quarter. On a per-share basis, the Roswell, Georgia- based company said it had a loss of 29 cents. Keywords: AdCare Health Systems, Earnings Report.

  • COLUMBUS, Ohio— Ohio- based Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams says it has restarted production after a massive recall triggered by the discovery of listeria in some pints. Jeni's says several Ohio ice cream producers offered to make some of Jeni's ice creams to help out, and Smith's dairy in Orrville will be doing just that. Besides in Ohio, Jeni's has shops in Atlanta;...

  • NEW YORK— JPMorgan Chase said Thursday that it will buy $45 billion in mortgage-servicing right from Ocwen Financial as the subprime mortgage servicer continues to sell off assets. Ocwen Financial Corp. is one of the largest mortgage service companies in the U.S. More recently it reached additional settlements with regulators in New York and California.

  • NEW YORK— The CW network, aiming to please its target young-adult audience, is adding a fourth DC Comics-based series to its schedule next season. "The new show stars Rachel Bloom as a lawyer who tosses over her job to go in search of love. "Crazy Ex-Girlfriend" was originally developed as a half-hour for Showtime and picked up by CW.

  • May 14- Delta Air Lines Inc expects to see some "choppiness" in its monthly revenue per available seat mile, which measures sales relative to planes' carrying capacity, Chief Financial Officer Paul Jacobson said Thursday during a transportation conference that was webcast. The Atlanta- based carrier expects unit revenue to be "a little worse" in May than in April,...

  • YOUR MONEY-How much should you give as a wedding gift? Thursday, 14 May 2015 | 8:00 AM ET

    BOSTON, May 14- When you go to as many weddings as Stephanie Wong does, you need to come up with some guidelines for gift-giving. During the past two years, Wong, 32, who works in marketing for a book publisher in San Francisco, has been to about a half-dozen weddings. She offers these guidelines to wedding-goers wherever they might be: A distant relative or co-worker...

  • CHICAGO, May 13- Wal-Mart Stores said it will start disclosing directly to investors what it spends on lobbying on a state-by-state basis, responding to shareholder pressure to improve transparency on how the retailing giant seeks to influence public policy. The previously unreported move would make Wal-Mart the first constituent of the Dow Jones...