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  • NEW YORK, May 27- Verizon Communications Inc and unions representing nearly 40,000 wireline workers have reached a tentative deal to end a strike that has stretched for more than month, U.S. The action was called by the Communications Workers of America and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers. Verizon Communications and representatives...

  • May 27- U.S. meteorologists on Friday predicted the number of storms in the upcoming hurricane season will increase from years of below-average levels, as a weather system brewed off the East Coast potentially disrupting Americans' Memorial Day weekend. As Americans readied for the long weekend that marks the start of the U.S. summer, the U.S. National Oceanic...

  • NEW YORK, May 26- As college attendance wanes through the semester, one professor teaches her 300 geoscience students how to work out the cost of cutting class. Skippers waste $50 to $70 per lecture, depending on whether the student is in-state, said Julie Brigham-Grette of the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. One 2014 study at Harvard University, using...

  • Microsoft and Facebook are building a new underwater Internet cable that will cross the Atlantic Ocean, carrying customers' data between North America and Southern Europe. The project will be operated by an affiliate of Spanish telecommunications firm Telefonica, which will sell unused capacity on the cable to other customers. It will connect data hubs in...

  • NEW YORK— Dollar Tree Inc. on Thursday raised its outlook for the year after its first-quarter profit more than tripled and topped Wall Street expectations. Dollar Tree's net income in the three months through April 30 rose to $232.7 million, or 98 cents per share, from $69.5 million, or 34 cents per share, the year before. Eight analysts surveyed by Zacks expected...

  • FALLS CHURCH, Va. _ CSRA Inc. on Wednesday reported a loss of $71.9 million in its fiscal fourth quarter. The average estimate of six analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 48 cents per share. CSRA expects full-year earnings in the range of $1.91 to $2.04 per share, with revenue in the range of $5 billion to $5.2 billion.

  • For dozens of Chinese nationals at the University of Iowa, the offers proved irresistible. Take Online Courses for you, "says the social-messaging profile of one Chinese coaching outfit used by Iowa students, UI International Student Services. Today, the University of Iowa, one of the largest state universities in the American Midwest, says it is investigating...

  • RICHMOND, Va.— In a story May 24 about Universal Corp.' s earnings— generated by Automated Insights using data from Zacks Investment Research— The Associated Press reported erroneously that the company reported adjusted quarterly profit of 37 cents per share. Universal Corp. posts profit of $48 million in fourth quarter. RICHMOND, Va.— Universal Corp. on Tuesday...

  • Alabama- Jay Grinney, HealthSouth, $7.8 million. Arizona- Don Slager, Republic Services, $10.9 million. Arkansas- Doug McMillon, Wal-Mart Stores, $19.8 million.

  • SAN FRANCISCO— Hewlett Packard Enterprise is continuing to slim down by selling its business services division to competitor Computer Sciences Corp.. Both companies said the deal is worth about $8.5 billion to shareholders in HP Enterprise, one of two companies formed last year by the breakup of struggling tech giant Hewlett-Packard, Inc..

  • FALLS CHURCH, Va. _ Computer Sciences Corp. on Tuesday reported a fiscal fourth-quarter loss of $126 million, after reporting a profit in the same period a year earlier. The average estimate of nine analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 68 cents per share. Computer Sciences expects full-year earnings in the range of $2.75 to $3 per...

  • CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla., May 24- Orbital ATK on Tuesday unveiled plans for a new rocket to compete against United Launch Alliance and Elon Musk's Space Exploration Technologies for missions to launch U.S. military and commercial satellites. Orbital's Next Generation Launcher is based on the solid-rocket strap-on boosters that flew on NASA's space shuttles,...

  • RICHMOND, Va. _ Universal Corp. on Tuesday reported fiscal fourth-quarter profit of $48 million. The Richmond, Virginia- based company said it had net income of $1.72 per share. Universal Corp. shares have fallen roughly 2 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • McLEAN, Va.— The Romanian hacker known as Guccifer, who is charged with breaking into computer accounts of the Bush family, Secretary of State Colin Powell and others, is scheduled to plead guilty to federal charges. A change-of-plea hearing is scheduled Wednesday at U.S. District Court in Alexandria for Marcel Lazar, 44, of Arad, Romania, according to court records.

  • NEW YORK— Tribune Publishing rejected a second takeover bid from USA Today owner Gannett, but did say Monday that it was open to further talks. Gannett last week raised its per-share bid for the owner of the Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune and other newspapers to $15, from $12.25. Gannett Co. said Monday that it will determine whether to continue its pursuit of...

  • WASHINGTON— Five days after boosting its unsolicited takeover bid for Tribune Publishing Co., USA Today owner Gannett is urging Tribune shareholders to reject the company's slate of board nominees. In a letter Friday that disparaged Michael W. Ferro Jr., the publisher's non-executive chairman, Gannett criticized the Tribune's decision to adopt a "poison pill"...

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  • The iPhone maker is overhauling its nearly 480 stores worldwide, starting with its new two-story location in San Francisco. Apple provided a glimpse of its revised approach to retailing on Thursday, the 15th anniversary of the company's first stores in Virginia and California. The San Francisco store, scheduled to open to the public Saturday, is supposed to...

  • ROANOKE, Va. _ Advance Auto Parts Inc. on Thursday reported first-quarter profit of $158.8 million. The average estimate of 12 analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of $2.61 per share. Advance Auto Parts shares have fallen 4.5 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • "It's sort of a situation where nobody, really, is going to end up looking good," said James Stevenson, director of North American coal for analyst firm IHS. Nationwide, self-bonding in the coal-mining industry tops $3.3 billion. That includes $2.3 billion in IOUs that the three biggest bankrupt coal companies— Alpha Natural Resources, Arch Coal and Peabody— owe in...