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  • CHEEKTOWAGA, N.Y.— A Delta Air Lines flight bound for Atlanta has returned to Buffalo, New York, after the crew received an indication of a possible issue with one of its two engines. The airline says Flight 1672 landed safely at Buffalo Niagara International Airport on Thursday morning and maintenance technicians are evaluating the aircraft.

  • Graphic Packaging beats 1Q profit forecasts Thursday, 23 Apr 2015 | 9:21 AM ET

    ATLANTA _ Graphic Packaging Holding Co. on Thursday reported first-quarter net income of $55.1 million. The average estimate of four analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 16 cents per share. Graphic Packaging shares have climbed roughly 5 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • Ameris Bancorp misses Street 1Q forecasts Thursday, 23 Apr 2015 | 9:15 AM ET

    MOULTRIE, Ga. _ Ameris Bancorp on Thursday reported first-quarter profit of $9.8 million. The average estimate of four analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 39 cents per share. Ameris Bancorp shares have increased slightly since the beginning of the year.

  • State Bank Financial posts 1Q profit Thursday, 23 Apr 2015 | 8:39 AM ET

    ATLANTA _ State Bank Financial Corp. on Thursday reported first-quarter profit of $9.2 million. The average estimate of seven analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 27 cents per share. State Bank Financial shares have climbed 5 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • PulteGroup misses Street 1Q forecasts Thursday, 23 Apr 2015 | 6:42 AM ET

    ATLANTA— PulteGroup Inc. on Thursday reported first-quarter profit of $55 million. The average estimate of 11 analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 20 cents per share. PulteGroup shares have increased 1 percent since the beginning of the year, while the Standard& Poor's 500 index has increased slightly more than 2 percent.

  • NEW YORK— Arris Group said Wednesday it will buy British set-top box maker Pace for $2.1 billion in cash and stock and reincorporate in the U.K. to cut its taxes. Arris Group Inc. makes high-speed Internet equipment, and in 2013 it paid Google Inc. more than $2 billion to acquire for set-top operations that once belonged to Motorola Mobility.

  • *Visa, MasterCard rise as China opportunity seen. April 22- U.S. stocks ended stronger on Wednesday as Visa's potential expansion into China and talk of a turnaround at McDonald's helped investors look beyond a mixed bag of quarterly earnings. Visa ended 4.07 percent higher at $68.01 after hitting a record high of $69.98, while MasterCard closed up 3.91 percent...

  • *Brent advances on Yemen, WTI crude choppy. NEW YORK, April 22- Stocks in major markets drifted higher on Wednesday as investors took an optimistic view of the latest batch of U.S. corporate earnings, while U.S. "People are seeing the negative effects of foreign exchange and that's not been drastically worse than expected," said Michael Sansoterra, portfolio manager...

  • Equifax beats Street 1Q forecasts Wednesday, 22 Apr 2015 | 4:16 PM ET

    ATLANTA _ Equifax Inc. on Wednesday reported first-quarter earnings of $88.3 million. For the current quarter ending in June, Equifax expects its per-share earnings to range from $1.09 to $1.11. Equifax expects full-year earnings in the range of $4.28 to $4.35 per share, with revenue ranging from $2.59 billion to $2.64 billion.

  • CDC eyeing bird flu vaccine for humans, though risk is low Wednesday, 22 Apr 2015 | 12:38 PM ET

    MINNEAPOLIS— Federal officials said Wednesday they're taking steps to create a human vaccine for the bird flu virus that's slammed the Midwest poultry industry, though they still consider the danger to be low and the food supply not at risk. Alicia Fry, an influenza expert with the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, said officials are hopeful...

  • *Oil advances on Yemen lingering concern. NEW YORK, April 22- Stocks in major markets were little changed on Wednesday as the latest round of U.S. corporate earnings kept equities in check, while U.S. "We are moving along within a pretty tight range and that will likely continue until you start to see some shift," said Ed Hyland, global investment specialist at JP Morgan...

  • Coke profit tops expectations, helped by price hikes Wednesday, 22 Apr 2015 | 7:39 AM ET

    In its flagship North America market, overall volume was flat. "We're doing a lot of work in North America to understand what's going on," Waller said of the decline of diet sodas. The overall soda decline in North America was offset by a 2 percent increase in noncarbonated drinks, such as bottled teas.

  • United Community Banks meets 1Q profit forecasts Wednesday, 22 Apr 2015 | 6:13 AM ET

    BLAIRSVILLE, Ga. _ United Community Banks Inc. on Wednesday reported first-quarter net income of $17.7 million. The average estimate of four analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was also for earnings of 29 cents per share. United Community Banks shares have fallen slightly more than 2 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • With bird flu spreading, USDA starts on potential vaccine Wednesday, 22 Apr 2015 | 1:17 AM ET

    MINNEAPOLIS— As losses to poultry producers continue to climb from a deadly strain of bird flu, the U.S. Department of Agriculture is working on a potential vaccine in response to the current outbreak. The USDA would then provide that seed strain to drug manufacturers if the agency ultimately decides the vaccine is necessary to stop avian influenza.

  • WICHITA, Kan.— A former bank president and two of his customers allegedly conspired to launder drug money in Kansas for Mexican cartels, while two former employees of the small southwest Kansas bank failed to report the suspicious financial transactions, according to charges unsealed Tuesday. The 37- count indictment is part of a larger national...

  • Manhattan Associates posts 1Q profit Tuesday, 21 Apr 2015 | 4:27 PM ET

    ATLANTA _ Manhattan Associates Inc. on Tuesday reported first-quarter profit of $23.2 million. Manhattan Associates expects full-year earnings in the range of $1.34 to $1.36 per share, with revenue in the range of $541 million to $550 million. Manhattan Associates shares have risen 38 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • ATLANTA— Federal regulators proposed an $11,200 fine Tuesday against Chicago Bridge& Iron Co. because its workers dropped a prefabricated section for a new nuclear power plant in South Carolina and then tried to cover it up, officials said. The accident happened March 1, 2013, at the CB&I manufacturing plant in Lake Charles, Louisiana. The facility makes...

  • US lets in Thai fish caught by slaves despite law Tuesday, 21 Apr 2015 | 1:03 PM ET

    WASHINGTON— In its first report on trafficking around the world, the U.S. criticized Thailand as a hub for labor abuse. It has also spared Thailand from sanctions slapped on other countries with weak records in human trafficking because of a complex political relationship that includes cooperation against terrorism. The question of how to deal with Thailand...

  • HOUSTON— A massive recall has brought more attention and put more pressure on a century-old Texas ice cream company that has been searching to discover how its products became linked to a deadly string of listeria cases. Texas- based Blue Bell Creameries said Tuesday, a day after recalling all its products, that it is getting closer to pinpointing the cause of the...

  • The good news is that they're releasing the cast album of the show with a powerhouse cast including Broadway stars Christian Borle, Brian d'Arcy James and Megan Hilty. Songwriters Justin Paul and Benj Pasek and story writer Timothy Allen McDonald hope the giveaway will encourage theaters across the country to do the show or, at the very least, make your long car...