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  • Denny's meets 4Q profit forecasts Wednesday, 18 Feb 2015 | 7:36 PM ET

    SPARTANBURG, S.C. _ Denny's Corp. on Wednesday reported fourth-quarter net income of $9.7 million. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was also for earnings of 11 cents per share. Analysts expected $123.4 million, according to Zacks.

  • *Reports adjusted profit $0.86/ share vs estimate of $0.88. Feb 18- Duke Energy Corp said it could reach a settlement with the U.S. government in the "next several days" over a federal grand jury probe into a coal ash spill in North Carolina's Dan River last February. A pipe break at a retired Duke coal plant triggered the third-worst coal ash spill in U.S. history,...

  • Feb 18- Duke Energy Corp said it could reach a settlement with the U.S. government in the "next several days" over a federal grand jury probe into a coal ash spill in North Carolina's Dan River last February. A pipe break at a retired Duke coal plant triggered the third-worst coal ash spill in U.S. history, prompting North Carolina's Senate to ask Duke to close 33 coal...

  • Duke has been retiring some of its coal powered plants to comply with North Carolina's Coal Ash Management Act of 2014. The state's Senate has asked Duke to close 33 coal ash ponds within 15 years after coal ash was released into the Dan River from a retired plant in February last year. The company said it recorded a charge of 14 cents per share in anticipation of...

  • Electronic cigarettes, growing in popularity since their U.S. introduction about a decade ago, are showing up at jails in more than a dozen states, including Ohio, Illinois, South Carolina and Texas. With most jails and prisons banning tobacco-burning cigarettes, inmates who smoke often suffer nicotine withdrawal and become agitated and short-tempered, said...

  • 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...

  • NEW YORK— In a nod to a craft in the spotlight after the Paris terrorist attacks, Garry Trudeau will be the first cartoonist ever honored for his entire career's work when the 2014 George Polk Awards in Journalism are given out in April. The discussion will be the subject of a seminar titled "Dangerous Lines: Cartoonists and Other Subversives" at Long Island...

  • 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...

  • NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C., Feb 11- Boeing Co will send more work to a new aircraft component plant in South Carolina than it had previously announced, company executives said on Wednesday, as the planemaker seeks to reduce labor costs. Boeing chose the new Propulsion South Carolina plant because of the state's "business-friendly" environment, said Beverly Wyse, the...

  • The 2017 to 2022 drilling plan begins a process that could take many years before waters off the coasts of Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina or Georgia are cleared for drilling. The administration canceled a lease sale there after BP Plc's deadly explosion and oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico that year. In addition, President Barack Obama took parts of...

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 27- Rick Perry's farewell speech to the Texas legislature listed the accomplishments expected from an outgoing Republican governor of the country's largest oil-producing state. "We have expanded our economy while protecting our environment," said Perry, who is openly exploring a second White House run in 2016.. Conservative political...

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 27- Rick Perry's farewell speech to the Texas legislature listed the accomplishments expected from an outgoing Republican governor of the country's largest oil-producing state. "We have expanded our economy while protecting our environment," said Perry, who is openly exploring a second White House run in 2016.. Conservative political...

  • The threats against Delta Air Lines flight 1156, coming from Portland, Oregon, and Southwest Airlines flight 2492, from Milwaukee, were deemed credible, said airport spokesman Reese McCranie. No bomb was found aboard the Delta flight while the Southwest flight was still being searched by explosives units, Federal Bureau of Investigation spokesman Special...

  • South Carolina shuts down Uber  Thursday, 22 Jan 2015 | 11:51 AM ET

    Discussing South Carolina's statewide ban of Uber, with Dukes Scott, South Carolina Office of Regulatory Staff.

  • SEATTLE, Jan 13- Boeing Co said on Tuesday it picked the chief of its fastest-running assembly line to head the South Carolina factory where it makes the 787 Dreamliner. Beverly Wyse, who streamlined the 737 factory in Renton, Washington, as Boeing increased output to 42 airliners a month, will become vice president and general manager of the second Dreamliner...

  • This state had the biggest exodus in 2014: Survey Tuesday, 6 Jan 2015 | 8:09 AM ET

    Nearly two-thirds of moves involving this state were outbound, according to a moving company's survey.

  • Americans saved $14B on gasoline in 2014: Report Wednesday, 31 Dec 2014 | 1:55 PM ET
    Gas prices at a Costco station in Westminster, Colorado, December 23, 2014.

    According to a report by AAA, Americans collectively saved an estimated $14 billion on gasoline compared to the previous year.

  • Last U.S. holiday shopping weekend off to solid start Saturday, 20 Dec 2014 | 3:57 PM ET

    CHICAGO/ NEW YORK, Dec 20- Shoppers filled up malls and department stores on the last weekend before Christmas, as the weather cooperated to help raise the prospect of a solid finish to a holiday season that has so far produced mixed results. Crowds were building at stores in and around New York, Philadelphia, Chicago and Los Angeles by midday on Saturday.

  • The watchdog announced sanctions totaling 345.2 million euros on cleaning products makers Colgate-Palmolive, Henkel, Unilever, Procter& Gamble, Reckitt Benckiser, Sara Lee, SC Johnson and Bolton Solitaire. It announced a further 605.9 million euros of fines relating to personal hygiene products against Colgate-Palmolive, Henkel, Unilever, Procter& Gamble,...

  • The watchdog announced fines of a total of 345.2 million euros against cleaning product manufacturers Colgate-Palmolive, Henkel, Unilever, Procter& Gamble, Reckitt Benckiser, Sara Lee, SC Johnson and Bolton Solitaire. It announced a further 605.9 million euros of fines relating to personal hygiene products against Colgate-Palmolive, Henkel, Unilever,...