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  • LOS ANGELES— Cheap gas prices are good for summer vacationers, especially those taking road trips. That's one of the reasons that Steve Joyce, CEO of Choice Hotels, is optimistic about this year. The Rockville, Maryland company has 6,300 hotels with more than 500,000 rooms under brands including Comfort Inn, Clarion, EconoLodge and Rodeway Inn.

  • Trump holds Iowa lead as caucus vote nears Sunday, 31 Jan 2016 | 10:13 AM ET
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    Donald Trump has widened his edge against rival Ted Cruz in Iowa, according to poll that shows the billionaire gaining momentum.

  • WASHINGTON— Sunday night is the sign-up deadline for subsidized private health insurance under President Barack Obama's health care law. Administration officials say the deadline is 11:59 p.m. PST, or 2:59 a.m. EST Monday. The minimum penalty is $695 for someone who's uninsured the full year.

  • NEW YORK, Jan 29- Amazon.com Inc shares' unusual roller-coaster move before and after the world's No. 1 online retailer reported quarterly results on Thursday helped some traders make money shorting the stock. In between, the stock was all over the place, hitting a Thursday high of $638.06 and falling to a low of $540 in the action after Thursday's close.

  • Fugro search director Paul Kennedy has described SAS as developing technology with some questions about its reliability. Because the search was in such a remote region, Fugro opted for established technology with ready supplies of spare parts. The Dong Hai Jiu 101 will join two Fugro ships, Furgo Discovery and Furgo Equator, which will continue to search with...

  • PROVIDENCE, R.I.— It would cost up to $20 for big-rig trucks to cross through Rhode Island along the East Coast's most-traveled highway under a new plan proposed Thursday by the state's Democratic leaders. The bill also includes a provision lawmakers added to reassure Rhode Island residents the bill would not collect tolls on cars. Each truck toll would be about...

  • T. Rowe tops Street 4Q forecasts Thursday, 28 Jan 2016 | 7:53 AM ET

    BALTIMORE _ T. Rowe Price Group Inc. on Thursday reported fourth-quarter net income of $303.2 million. The average estimate of 11 analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of $1.10 per share. Six analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $1.02 billion.

  • Under Armour beats Street 4Q forecasts Thursday, 28 Jan 2016 | 7:53 AM ET

    BALTIMORE _ Under Armour Inc. on Thursday reported fourth-quarter earnings of $105.6 million. Under Armour expects full-year revenue of $4.95 billion. Under Armour shares have decreased 15 percent since the beginning of the year, while the Standard& Poor's 500 index has declined almost 8 percent.

  • The Baltimore, Maryland- based company forecast full-year 2016 sales of $4.95 billion and operating income growth of 23 percent. The company's net income rose 20.4 percent to $105.6 million, or 48 cents per share, in the fourth quarter ended Dec. 31, higher than the average analyst estimate of 46 cents per share. Revenue rose 31 percent to $1.17 billion, above...

  • McCormick beats Street 4Q forecasts Thursday, 28 Jan 2016 | 6:55 AM ET

    SPARKS, Md. _ McCormick& Co. on Thursday reported fiscal fourth-quarter earnings of $149.2 million. The average estimate of six analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of $1.17 per share. Four analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $1.19 billion.

  • Jan 27- The International Monetary Fund and World Bank are discussing possible financing aid for oil exporter Azerbaijan to help it cope with mounting currency and budget pressures from a steep drop in crude prices, the institutions said on Wednesday. "The World Bank and the IMF are in active dialogue with the Government of Azerbaijan, discussing both...

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 26- Lockheed Martin Corp on Tuesday said commercial helicopter sales for its Sikorsky Aircraft unit this year were expected to be about $375 million, half the level projected last summer, due to the sustained drop in world oil prices. Lockheed expected the unit's commercial helicopter sales to be about $750 million, down from a 2014 peak of $1.5...

  • Robert Califf, is a cardiologist and researcher who joined the FDA a year ago as a deputy commissioner. Califf's extensive ties to the pharmaceutical industry give me no reason to believe that he would make the FDA work for ordinary Americans, rather than just the CEOs of pharmaceutical companies, "Sanders said in a statement. Peter Pitts, a former associate...

  • LOS ANGELES, Jan 24- With a blizzard hammering the East Coast, Leonardo DiCaprio's "The Revenant" topped a subdued U.S. box office with $16 million at 3,711 locations this weekend, according to Sunday estimates. Winter Storm Jonas shut down theaters Saturday in New York City, Washington D.C., Baltimore, and Philadelphia, cutting the nation's overall moviegoing for...

  • LOS ANGELES, Jan 24- With a blizzard hammering the East Coast, Leonardo DiCaprio's "The Revenant" topped a subdued U.S. box office with $16 million at 3,711 locations this weekend, according to Sunday estimates. Winter Storm Jonas shut down theaters Saturday in New York City, Washington D.C., Baltimore, and Philadelphia, cutting the nation's overall moviegoing for...

  • NEW YORK/ WASHINGTON, Jan 23- A blizzard that has paralyzed much of the U.S. East Coast intensified on Saturday, bringing Washington to a standstill and forcing the closure of roads, bridges and tunnels into New York until Sunday morning. It ranked No. 3 in terms of snowfall accumulation in New York City history with at least 25.1 inches, and was among Washington's...

  • NEW YORK/ WASHINGTON, Jan 23- A blizzard that has paralyzed much of the U.S. East Coast intensified on Saturday, bringing Washington to a standstill and forcing the closure of roads, bridges and tunnels into New York until Sunday morning. At least 13 people have been killed in weather-related car crashes in Arkansas, North Carolina, Kentucky, Ohio, Tennessee and...

  • NEW YORK/ WASHINGTON, Jan 23- A blizzard that has paralyzed much of the U.S. East Coast intensified on Saturday, bringing the nation's capital to a standstill and forcing the closure of roads, bridges and tunnels into New York, the largest city in the country. At least 13 people have been killed in weather-related car crashes in Arkansas, North Carolina, Kentucky, Ohio,...

  • NEW YORK/ WASHINGTON, Jan 23- A monster blizzard that has paralyzed much of the U.S. East Coast intensified on Saturday as it barreled into New York City, forcing the closure of all bridges and tunnels into the largest U.S. city and prompting a travel ban on area highways. At least 13 people have been killed in weather-related car crashes in Arkansas, North Carolina,...

  • *Record tides cause major flooding in New Jersey, Delaware. NEW YORK/ WASHINGTON, Jan 23- A monster blizzard that has paralyzed the U.S. East Coast intensified on Saturday afternoon as it barreled into New York City, prompting a travel ban on area highways as high winds whipped up record-setting tides in New Jersey and Delaware. New York Governor Andrew Cuomo...