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  • SunTrust misses Street 3Q forecasts Friday, 17 Oct 2014 | 6:12 AM ET

    ATLANTA _ SunTrust Banks Inc. on Friday reported third-quarter profit of $576 million. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 82 cents per share. Analysts expected $2.06 billion, according to Zacks.

  • Oct 16- Delta Air Lines said Ebola fears have not hurt the carrier's bookings, forecasting strong current-quarter margins as it ramps up capacity in the Americas and trims growth on transatlantic and Pacific routes. Many of the capacity changes will begin this winter, after Delta has already reduced seats serving Moscow, Tel Aviv and Ebola-ravaged West Africa...

  • Wal-Mart Stores Inc. plans Ga. distribution center Thursday, 16 Oct 2014 | 12:18 PM ET

    UNION CITY, Ga.— State officials say a new Georgia distribution center planned by Wal-Mart Stores Inc. will create more than 400 jobs over the next three years. Nathan Deal's office said the 1.2- million-square-foot facility will support the Bentonville, Arkansas- based retailer's e-commerce business. Plans call for the facility to be built in the Union City...

  • Oct 16- Delta Air Lines said on Thursday that it expected strong margins in the fourth quarter despite widespread concern that the spread of Ebola could curb travel, and its shares rose nearly 2 percent. Delta's outlook "suggests a relatively strong domestic revenue environment is more than offsetting weakening trends in markets," Deutsche Bank analyst...

  • Delta's 3Q profit falls on one-time items Thursday, 16 Oct 2014 | 8:50 AM ET

    DALLAS— Delta Air Lines Inc. said Thursday that third-quarter profit fell 74 percent on one-time costs such as retiring older planes. Two people who flew on domestic flights in the past month have tested positive for the virus— a man from Liberia died, one of his nurses is hospitalized in Atlanta. "I think what is worth noting is you really can't catch Ebola on an...

  • Oct 16- Delta Air Lines Inc's quarterly profit slumped 74 percent as higher operating expenses did not allow the U.S. airline to take advantage of strong business and leisure travel. The Atlanta- based airline also booked a $134 million loss on extinguishment of debt and set aside $222 million as income tax provision. Net income dropped to $357 million, or 42 cents...

  • Delta beats Street 3Q forecasts Thursday, 16 Oct 2014 | 7:39 AM ET

    ATLANTA _ Delta Air Lines Inc. on Thursday reported earnings of $357 million in its third quarter. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of $1.18 per share. Analysts expected $11.12 billion, according to Zacks.

  • Georgia's jobless rate drops to 7.9 percent Thursday, 16 Oct 2014 | 5:46 AM ET

    ATLANTA— State labor officials say Georgia's jobless rate has dropped to 7.9 percent. The Georgia Department of Labor announced the new seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for September early Thursday morning. He said in a statement that Georgia has added 80,000 jobs since September 2013.

  • DIARY - Top Economic Events to Oct 29 Wednesday, 15 Oct 2014 | 8:01 PM ET

    CHELSEA, United States- Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen tours the CONNECT facility and meets consortium leaders and local residents to hear about conditions in the local economy and the impact of CONNECT for residents entering or re-entering the workforce- 1645 GMT. LONDON- Bank of England Deputy Governor Jon Cunliffe takes part in a panel discussion at...

  • Shares of Delta, American Airlines and United Airlines have dropped more than 18 percent on average in the last month on fears that people will cut travel to reduce the chance of catching Ebola. Buying American Airlines shares now almost guarantees gains, according to a JPMorgan report by analyst Jamie Baker published Tuesday. When shares of Continental...

  • Snow, ice and maybe profit for small businesses Wednesday, 15 Oct 2014 | 2:08 PM ET

    NEW YORK— What do you do in the midst of mountains of snow? Jeff Oddo isn't waiting for a forecast of snow to order salt. "We ended up losing a ton of money last year," says Oddo, whose company is based in Lenexa, Kansas.

  • Immigration-control group starts ads in 10 states Wednesday, 15 Oct 2014 | 11:08 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— An immigration-control group on Wednesday began running more than $1 million in ads that criticize lawmakers for not doing more to stop the flow of new workers into the United States. NumbersUSA will run the 30- second ad in 10 states where there are competitive Senate races. The group claims it has 2 million activists who want to reduce the numbers...

  • Indiana police: Megabus crashes, 18 injured Wednesday, 15 Oct 2014 | 8:12 AM ET

    INDIANAPOLIS— A double-decker passenger bus flipped onto its side on a highway in suburban Indianapolis on Tuesday after striking a crashed car, leaving 18 people with mostly minor injuries, police said. The bus, operated by Megabus, was traveling from Atlanta to Chicago, said Sean Hughes, spokesman for the line's parent company, Coach USA North America.

  • Democratic ads off the air in Kentucky Senate race Wednesday, 15 Oct 2014 | 3:11 AM ET

    FLORENCE, Ky.— The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee has stopped running TV ads in Kentucky's U.S. Senate race, a severe blow to Alison Lundergan Grimes in her challenge to Republican leader Mitch McConnell. The committee's decision in Kentucky was in strong contrast to its activities in other states with pivotal Senate races. Democrats continued to...

  • CHICAGO, Oct 15- A leading U.S. pork association will use an online marketing campaign to counter a critical television documentary on antibiotics use in livestock, pointing consumers to industry-funded websites that defend the practice, according to an association email. "The industry will tie any consumer searches for' PBS Frontline' and' Antibiotics' to the...

  • GENEVA/ WASHINGTON, Oct 14- India broke World Trade Organization rules by blocking imports of U.S. poultry and other farm products because of unsubstantiated bird flu fears, a WTO dispute panel ruled on Tuesday, potentially opening up an estimated $300 million a year export market for the United States. India had claimed its import restrictions, imposed in 2007,...

  • Oct 14- Gulfstream Aerospace Corp, a unit of General Dynamics Corp, said it had launched two new business jets, the G500 and G600, and signed agreements for orders of up to 70 aircraft from Flexjet LLC and Qatar Airways. Dallas- based Flexjet LLC, a provider of fractional jet ownership and leasing services, will order up to 50 aircraft, including the 16- seater G450, the...

  • Ebola screening starts Thursday at 4 US airports Tuesday, 14 Oct 2014 | 10:33 AM ET

    NEWARK, New Jersey— Customs and health officials at airports in Washington, Chicago, Atlanta and Newark will take the temperatures of passengers from three West African countries starting Thursday. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Tuesday that screenings will start Thursday at Washington Dulles, Chicago O'Hare, Newark's Liberty and...

  • Indiana police: Tour bus crashes, several injured Tuesday, 14 Oct 2014 | 8:34 AM ET

    INDIANAPOLIS— A double-decker passenger bus flipped onto its side on a highway in suburban Indianapolis on Tuesday after apparently swerving to avoid an earlier crash, badly injuring one person and hurting more than a dozen others, officials said. The bus, operated by the Megabus line, was traveling from Atlanta to Chicago, said Sean Hughes, a spokesman for the...

  • DIARY - Top Economic Events to Oct 27 Monday, 13 Oct 2014 | 8:01 PM ET

    MADRID- Bank of Spain Deputy Governor Fernando Restoy will deliver a lecture on "Central Bank Perspectives: A New Model for Banking and Finance" as part of the FT Spain Summit: Restoring Competitiveness, organized by Financial Times- 1245 GMT. NEW YORK- Federal Reserve Bank of New York President William Dudley gives introductory remarks and presides over a dinner...