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  • *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.

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • INSIGHT-Germany turns on its top gunmaker Tuesday, 12 May 2015 | 8:09 AM ET

    OBERNDORF, Germany, May 12- In the lush forests of southern Germany sits a fenced-in compound of drab white buildings that house a company under siege. But lately, the mood in Berlin has shifted. Last year, Berlin reversed course on arms exports following a storm of media criticism.

  • PARIS/ DETROIT, May 11- Sweden's Volvo Cars has chosen a site in South Carolina for a $500 million investment in its first U.S. plant, it said on Monday, targeting a bigger share of the increasingly competitive North American premium market. Work will begin this year on the factory in Berkeley County, with production due to start in 2018 and quickly reach 100,000...

  • A Volvo truck equipped with safety technology.

    PARIS/ DETROIT, May 11- Sweden's Volvo Cars has chosen a site in South Carolina for a $500 million investment in its first U.S. plant, it said on Monday, targeting a bigger share of the increasingly competitive North American premium market. Work will begin this year on the factory in Ridgeville, Berkeley County, with production due to start in 2018 and quickly reach...

  • Ebola survivor's eye still teeming with virus Friday, 8 May 2015 | 3:55 PM ET
    Dr. Steven Yeh, an ophthalmologist, examined Dr. Ian Crozier in March, five months after Dr. Crozier's initial recovery from Ebola.

    Ian Crozier, who survived Ebola, calls himself a poster child for 'post-Ebola syndrome,' which is also being reported in W. Africa, NYT reports.

  • DETROIT, May 8- Fiat Chrysler Automobiles has asked for a new trial following one that ended early in April with a Georgia jury awarding $150 million to the family of a 4- year-old boy killed in a fiery crash involving at 1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee. The filing with the Superior Court of Decatur County says the $120 million wrongful death award is more than 11 times the...

  • Test drive a Porsche at firm's new headquarters Thursday, 7 May 2015 | 11:05 AM ET
    A Porsche 911 GT3 at the new test track

    Porsche's new $100 million North America headquarters, which opened just outside of Atlanta, includes a test track.

  • The FAA has been under intense pressure from industry and Congress to allow beyond-line-of-sight operations. Reuters first reported last week that the FAA is in talks with drone manufacturers and operators about testing beyond-line-of-sight drone systems, and an announcement is expected as soon as this week. "We anticipate receiving valuable data from...

  • The FAA has been under intense pressure from industry and Congress to allow beyond-line-of-sight operations. The FAA is in talks with drone manufacturers and operators about testing beyond-line-of-sight drone systems, and an announcement is expected as soon as this week. "We anticipate receiving valuable data from each of these trials that could result in...

  • May 4- DaVita HealthCare Partners Inc, one of the largest U.S. kidney dialysis providers, said it agreed to pay $450 million to settle a whistleblower lawsuit accusing it of deliberately wasting medicines in order to receive higher Medicare payments. The lawsuit alleged that DaVita, whose largest shareholder is Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Inc, used...

  • Crown Castle to buy Quanta Fiber Networks for 1 bln Thursday, 30 Apr 2015 | 6:28 AM ET

    April 30- Wireless infrastructure provider Crown Castle International Corp said it would buy Quanta Fiber Networks Inc for $1 billion to expand its presence in top U.S. metropolitan markets. Quanta Fiber, a subsidiary of Quanta Services Inc, owns or has rights to nearly 10,000 miles of fiber across the United States in markets such as Los Angeles, Philadelphia,...

  • NEW YORK/ BOSTON, April 29- Coca-Cola Co shareholders on Wednesday approved the beverage maker's pay for top executives by a lower-than-average margin in the face of concerns by large proxy advisers. Coke said preliminary results from its annual shareholders meeting in Atlanta showed 80.4 percent of votes cast were in favor of its executive compensation,...