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  • COLUMBUS, Ga. _ Synovus Financial Corp. on Tuesday reported fourth-quarter profit of $29.6 million. The average estimate of nine analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 68 cents per share. Seven analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $338.7 million.

  • NEW YORK— The first government shutdown of Donald Trump's presidency spanned 69 hours. The question is who lost the most, "said Republican pollster Frank Luntz. In the short term at least, Senate Democrats— led by Minority Leader Chuck Schumer— were pounded Monday for giving into GOP demands in exchange for a promise from Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to...

  • **SINGAPORE- 1st Meeting of the Senior Economic Officials for the 49th ASEAN Economic Ministers Meeting and related meetings. **MANILA- Philippines Finance Minister, Carlos Dominguez will deliver a speech before inducting the 2018 officers of the Management Association of the Philippines.- 0330 GMT. ABUJA- Central Bank of Nigeria holds monetary policy meeting.

  • Jan 22- Waymo, Alphabet Inc's self-driving car unit, would start testing its self-driving vehicles in Atlanta, it said on Twitter on Monday. "Atlanta is a major hub for technology and innovation, and a natural fit for Waymo's testing program," Waymo said on Twitter. With over eight years of testing under its belt, Waymo is a pioneer of self-driving technology, and is...

  • Health scientist Tom Chapel was among the many who spent the day at home after being furloughed from his job at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta. Senators on Monday reached a deal to keep the government funded through Feb. 8, lifting worries of lost business in cities from Atlanta to Kittery, Maine, home to a large U.S. Navy facility that...

  • Health scientist Tom Chapel, was among the large numbers of workers who spent the day at home, after being furloughed briefly from his job at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta. The federal government shutdown at midnight Friday amid a fight over immigration and border security between Democrats and President Donald Trump's...

  • Here's who this tech analyst thinks has the best chance at Amazon's HQ2

    GBH Insights predicts five cities out of the new list of 20 candidates have a better chance to get Amazon's second headquarters project.

  • SAVANNAH, Ga.— The Port of Savannah loaded and unloaded a milestone 4 million shipping container units for the first time in 2017 as larger cargo ships fueled double-digit growth at its docks, the Georgia Ports Authority announced Monday. That makes Savannah only the fourth U.S. seaport to handle that many container units— each equal to one-half a standard 40-...

  • The White House says President Donald Trump has signed a bill reopening the government, ending a 69- hour display of partisan dysfunction after Democrats reluctantly voted to temporarily pay for resumed operations. The shutdown took effect Saturday on the one-year anniversary of the president's inauguration, but the White House maintains that Trump came...

  • DALLAS— Solar energy is booming in the United States, but companies riding the wave fear that President Donald Trump could undercut them this week if he decides to impose new tariffs on imported solar panels. Businesses that install solar-power systems are benefiting from a glut of cheaper panels made overseas, mostly in Asia. On the other side are two U.S....

  • Funding for federal agencies ran out at midnight with no agreement in Congress, meaning the second year of Donald Trump's presidency began without a fully functioning government. "The president will not negotiate on immigration reform until Democrats stop playing games and reopen the government, White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders said.

  • A Republican senator from Montana says the Trump administration is trying to minimize the effects of the government shutdown by keeping at least some national parks open, but former President Barack Obama tried to make shutdowns painful for the American people. Steve Daines said Saturday that Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke, a former Montana congressman,...

  • But across the country in New York, the nation's most famous monuments to immigration— the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island— were closed. We had a great day planned, "said Dan O'Meara, a California firefighter who wanted to visit the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island. In Yellowstone, cross-country skier Carol Weaver was unhappy with lawmakers, even though the...

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 20- The second year of Donald Trump's presidency began on Saturday with the U.S. government in shutdown mode while lawmakers gathered in hopes of finding a compromise that would fund federal agencies. Facing a political crisis that could have an impact on November's congressional elections, the Republican-controlled Senate and House of...

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 20- The world's most powerful government shut down on Saturday after President Donald Trump and the U.S. Congress failed to reach a deal on funding for federal agencies, highlighting America's deep political divisions. For the first time since October 2013- when a similar standoff that lasted 16 days kept only essential agency operations...

  • Jan 19- President Donald Trump and the U.S. Congress are racing to meet a midnight Friday deadline to pass a short-term bill to keep the U.S. government open and prevent agencies from shutting down. After previous government shutdowns, Congress passed measures to ensure that essential and nonessential employees received retroactive pay.

  • Jan 19- Regions Financial Corp and SunTrust Banks Inc reported quarterly earnings on Friday that topped Wall Street expectations, benefiting from higher interest rates amid sluggish lending. In the latest quarter, Alabama- based Regions reported a 5.6 percent increase in net interest income. Atlanta- headquartered SunTrust's net interest income climbed...

  • Coca-Cola Co. said it will work with local governments and environmental groups to meet the recycling goals. Greenpeace, which has criticized Coca-Cola before, said the company should focus on reducing the amount of plastic it produces, rather than just recycling more. "We can't recycle our way out of this mess," said Greenpeace campaigner Louise Edge, in a...

  • DALLAS— Delta Air Lines will soon require owners of service and support animals to provide more information before their animal can fly in the passenger cabin, including an assurance that it's trained to behave itself. Delta, American and United all charge $125 each way for small pets in the cabin. A rift has grown between disabled people who rely on trained...

  • Jan 19- Regions Financial Corp and SunTrust Banks Inc topped Wall Street expectations for fourth-quarter earnings on Friday, as both U.S. banks benefited from higher interest rates even as lending remained sluggish. While Alabama- based Regions reported a 5.6 percent increase in net interest income in the quarter ended Dec. 31, Atlanta- headquartered...