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  • CryoLife posts 4Q profit Tuesday, 17 Feb 2015 | 7:01 AM ET

    KENNESAW, Ga. _ CryoLife Inc. on Tuesday reported fourth-quarter earnings of $1.8 million. CryoLife expects full-year revenue in the range of $151 million to $153 million. CryoLife shares have declined slightly since the beginning of the year.

  • Defense hawks want to wipe out previous spending cuts to steer more money to the military, but the GOP is divided over how to do it without piling billions onto the deficit. Lawmakers who want to rein deficit spending insist that any increases for the military should be financed by cuts to domestic programs— even as GOP pragmatists warn that could cause a budget...

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 17- Five Republican state governors say they will not rescue a crucial part of Obamacare if it is struck down by the Supreme Court, underlining the prospect for a chaotic aftermath to a ruling that could force millions of Americans to pay much more for coverage or lose their health insurance. In response to Reuters' queries, spokespeople for the...

  • DIARY-Top Economic Events to Feb 27 Monday, 16 Feb 2015 | 8:00 PM ET

    Treasury Under Secretary for International Affairs Nathan Sheets participates in "A Conversation With Treasury Under Secretary for International Affairs Nathan Sheets" on the global economy at the Peterson Institute in Washington- 1345 GMT. NORWICH, England- Bank of England chief economist Andy Haldane at the University of East Anglia lecture series- 1830...

  • Heavy snowfall and ice moving from the Southern Plains eastward pounded Missouri, Arkansas, southern Illinois, Tennessee, Kentucky, Indiana and Ohio, the National Weather Service said. With the storm headed east and sleet and freezing rain expected to also take a swipe at the South, North Carolina, Virginia, Mississippi and Georgia declared states of emergency.

  • Two plants under construction in Sanmen and Haiyang, China, are the first-ever built using Westinghouse Electric Co.' s AP1000 reactor design. Utility companies in Georgia and South Carolina are building two similar plants in the United States using a very similar design. Officials at China's State Nuclear Power Technology Corp. blame the delays on the late...

  • Feb 13- United Airlines will outsource about 1,150 positions at 16 airports across the country, but reached tentative agreements with its union to keep another 800 jobs in-house that also had been under scrutiny, a company spokesman said on Friday. Before taking effect, the agreement must be approved by a vote of the affected workers, who are located in or near...

  • DIARY-Top Economic Events to Feb 26 Thursday, 12 Feb 2015 | 7:01 PM ET

    SAN ANTONIO, United States- Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas President Richard Fisher speaks on "Reflections on 10 Years at the Fed" before a community luncheon sponsored by the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas San Antonio branch- 1830 GMT. LONDON- European Central Bank executive board member Peter Praet to speak at AFME Conference- 1550 GMT. COVENTRY, England-...

  • Insurers are benefiting from increased number of patients, aided by an expansion of Medicaid, a federal health insurance program for lower-income people that is administered by the states, under Obamacare. WellCare members under the Medicaid health plans increased 31 percent to 2.3 million in the fourth quarter ended Dec. 31, helped by additions in Florida,...

  • The busier-than-normal flu season has resulted in some U.S. insurers such as Centene Corp and Humana Inc flagging cost concern. We are disappointed with our fourth quarter earnings due to the effect of the early and more severe flu season on our Medicaid business, "WellCare Chief Executive Kenneth Burdick said in a statement on Wednesday.

  • CENTRAL BANK CHIEF SAYS GEORGIA'S FINANCIAL STABILITY NOT UNDER THREAT, SEES INFLATION RISING TO 5 PERCENT IN SECOND HALF OF YEAR.

  • SAN FRANCISCO/ WASHINGTON, Feb 5- One of Google Inc's major business operations could fall under the day-to-day jurisdiction of the U.S. Federal Communications Commission for the first time, potentially subjecting the fast-moving Internet company to regulations it has often criticized. That would put Google's high-speed Internet service, Google Fiber,...

  • GEORGIA'S FINANCE MINISTRY SAYS GDP GROWTH TO EXCEED 4 PCT IN 2015; INITIAL FORECAST WAS 5 PCT.

  • CHICAGO, Feb 4- After successfully treating four Ebola patients last year, Emory University in Atlanta is now leading a government-funded project that will use blood from survivors of the deadly virus to test a novel way of treating infectious disease. The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, the Pentagon's elite research arm, has awarded Emory up to...

  • Feb 3- United Parcel Service Inc said on Tuesday it will start applying surcharges for residential packages this year after its costs soared during the recent disappointing holiday season. The Atlanta- based company had mobilized more workers and equipment for an anticipated surge in holiday packages, but the extra business failed to materialize.

  • DETROIT, Jan 30- The United Auto Workers union and Navistar International Corp have reached a tentative four-year contract agreement, the union said on Friday. Workers at Navistar, a vehicle and engine manufacturer, will now vote on whether to accept the terms of the contract, which were not released publicly. There are 1,800 UAW-represented Navistar workers in...

  • BOSTON, Jan 30- Topface, one of the world's largest dating websites, said it has paid a hacker an undisclosed sum to stop trying to sell about 20 million email addresses stolen from the Russian company. Topface Chief Executive Dmitry Filatov said the company located the hacker, who had published ads to sell the data but had not actually sold them.

  • GEORGIA C.BANK PLANS TO REVISE DOWN 5 PCT ECONOMIC GROWTH FORECAST FOR 2015.

  • GEORGIA C.BANK PLANS TO TIGHTEN MONETARY POLICY FROM NEXT WEEK.

  • TREASURIES-Bond prices back up on strong jobless data Thursday, 29 Jan 2015 | 4:16 PM ET

    *Treasury sells $64 billion of new debt. NEW YORK, Jan 29- U.S. Treasuries fell on Thursday, with long-term yields backing away from record lows as U.S. jobless claims figures shrank to a 15- year low and investors made room for $64 billion of new government debt.