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  • Cree misses Street 1Q forecasts Tuesday, 21 Oct 2014 | 4:33 PM ET

    DURHAM, N.C. _ Cree Inc. on Tuesday reported earnings of $11.1 million in its fiscal first quarter. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 34 cents per share. Analysts expected $434.6 million, according to Zacks.

  • New efforts to ban tobacco farm child labor Tuesday, 21 Oct 2014 | 12:45 PM ET

    "I think that many members of Congress have been shocked that children are suffering nicotine poisoning from working in U.S. tobacco fields," said Jo Becker, Human Rights Watch's children's rights advocacy director. Philip Morris International, which limits the type of work children can do on tobacco farms, says it would like to see stronger U.S. regulations in...

  • Pilot errors, fatigue led to deadly Ga. jet crash Tuesday, 21 Oct 2014 | 11:59 AM ET

    SAVANNAH, Ga.— The pilot of a private jet failed to follow correct landing procedures and likely was fatigued from a lack of sleep when the plane went down in a fiery crash in eastern Georgia last year, killing a vascular surgeon and four co-workers on board, federal investigators concluded in a report Tuesday. Richard Trammell was at the controls of the jet on the...

  • Packaging error prompts recall of naproxen pills Tuesday, 21 Oct 2014 | 11:29 AM ET

    GREENSBORO, N.C.— A North Carolina company is recalling nearly 12,000 boxes of pain relief tablets sold at Dollar Tree stores because some cartons contain a different medication that could cause allergic reactions. Greensboro- based Contract Packaging Resources Inc. says it mistakenly placed bottles of ibuprofen inside boxes sold at Dollar Tree stores...

  • FairPoint accuses striking workers of intimidation Tuesday, 21 Oct 2014 | 9:45 AM ET

    A nor'easter that arrived Tuesday could deliver the first major test for replacement workers hired by FairPoint Communications in Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont, with driving rain and strong wind gusts possibly causing service disruptions as more than 1,700 workers remain on strike. Charlotte, North Carolina- based FairPoint Communications Inc., which...

  • Sonic Automotive misses 3Q profit forecasts Tuesday, 21 Oct 2014 | 7:48 AM ET

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. _ Sonic Automotive Inc. on Tuesday reported earnings of $24.7 million in its third quarter. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 48 cents per share. Sonic Automotive shares have dropped slightly more than 6 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • Reynolds' net rises on higher cigarette prices Tuesday, 21 Oct 2014 | 7:42 AM ET

    The Winston-Salem, North Carolina- based company said its profit rose to $467 million, or 88 cents per share, for the quarter which ended Sept. 30, up from $457 million, or 84 cents per share, in the same quarter last year. Reynolds' adjusted earnings of 95 cents per share beat expectations for 91 cents per share, according to Zacks Investment Research.

  • Carlisle beats 3Q profit forecasts Tuesday, 21 Oct 2014 | 6:06 AM ET

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. _ Carlisle Cos. Inc. on Tuesday reported net income of $87.3 million in its third quarter. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of $1.21 per share. This story was generated by Automated Insights using data from Zacks Investment Research.

  • DALLAS, Oct 20- The United States issued stringent new protocols on Monday for health workers treating Ebola victims, directing medical teams to wear protective gear that leaves no skin or hair exposed to prevent medical workers from becoming infected. The new guidelines from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta come as 43 people who...

  • DALLAS, Oct 20- The United States issued stringent new protocols on Monday for health workers treating Ebola victims, directing medical teams to wear protective gear that leaves no skin or hair exposed when caring for patients infected with the virus. The new guidelines from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta come as 43 people who...

  • DALLAS, Oct 20- The United States is issuing new protocols for health workers treating Ebola patients and a rapid-response military medical team will start training even as Americans' anxiety about the spread of the virus abates with 43 people declared risk free. The government's new guidelines, which were set to come out at 7 p.m. EDT on Monday, were expected to...

  • DALLAS, Oct 20- The United States is issuing new protocols for health workers treating Ebola patients and a rapid-response military medical team prepared to start training, even as 43 people being monitored for the virus were declared risk free. The government's new guidelines, which a top health official said could come out as soon as Monday, were expected to...

  • DALLAS, Oct 20- Weeks of worry about Ebola infection ended on Monday for several dozen people who came off watch lists in the United States, but more than 260 others were still being monitored for symptoms as the U.S. government ramped up its response to the virus. In Texas, 43 people who had contact with Liberian Thomas Eric Duncan, the first person diagnosed with the...

  • DALLAS, Oct 20- Weeks of worry about Ebola infection ended on Monday for several dozen people who came off watch lists in the United States, but 120 others were still being monitored for symptoms as the U.S. government ramped up its response to the virus. Forty-three people who had contact with Liberian Thomas Eric Duncan, the first person diagnosed with the...

  • DALLAS, Oct 20- Weeks of worry about Ebola infection ended for dozens of people who came off watch lists in the United States on Monday, but scores were still being monitored after potential exposure to the virus, Texas health officials said. Forty-three people who had contact with Thomas Eric Duncan, the first person diagnosed with the disease in the United...

  • V.F. misses Street 3Q forecasts Monday, 20 Oct 2014 | 7:09 AM ET

    GREENSBORO, N.C. _ V.F. Corp. on Monday reported third-quarter profit of $470.5 million. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of $1.09 per share. Analysts expected $3.57 billion, according to Zacks.

  • IBM 3Q disappoints as it sheds 'empty calories' Monday, 20 Oct 2014 | 6:29 AM ET

    NEW YORK— IBM disappointed investors Monday, reporting weak revenue growth again and a big charge to shed its costly chipmaking division as the tech giant tries to steer its business toward cloud computing and social-mobile services. Is it too late for IBM? Remaking itself is something IBM has done many times through its long history.

  • Electrolux buoyed by US growth Monday, 20 Oct 2014 | 4:47 AM ET

    STOCKHOLM— Growth in the U.S. and efficiency gains in Europe helped Swedish home-appliance maker Electrolux post a 42 percent jump in third-quarter profits. Electrolux CEO Keith McLoughlin told The Associated Press said he was "quite pleased with the result in what could be characterized as challenging macro conditions." Last month, Electrolux— ranked as the...

  • NC insurers press for higher homeowner rates Monday, 20 Oct 2014 | 4:01 AM ET

    RALEIGH, N.C.— North Carolina's insurance commissioner on Monday began deciding whether to allow homeowner's coverage costs to rise by as much as 35 percent even as more insurers demand even higher rates in agreements with customers. Craig Smith has seen the annual insurance premium for his rural Pitt County home double to $2,000 since he and his wife Brenda...

  • Urgent-care clinics ill-equipped to treat Ebola Monday, 20 Oct 2014 | 1:10 AM ET

    When a Dallas County sheriff's deputy who had entered the apartment of the first patient to die from Ebola in the U.S. started feeling ill himself, he didn't rush to the nearest hospital. So did a man who recently traveled to West Africa and was complaining of flu-like symptoms, prompting the suburban Boston urgent-care practice where he went to briefly shut down...