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  • ATLANTA _ SunTrust Banks Inc. on Friday reported third-quarter net income of $538 million. The average estimate of 14 analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was also for earnings of $1.06 per share. Eight analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $2.29 billion.

  • The Atlanta- based bank said on Friday its net interest income rose 9.3 percent to $1.47 billion in the quarter ended Sept. 30. Net income available to common shareholders rose to $512 million from $457 million, a year earlier. Earnings per share rose to $1.06 from $0.91.

  • Oct 20- U.S. regional lender SunTrust Banks Inc's profit rose 12 percent in the third quarter, as interest rate hikes by the Federal Reserve drove higher net interest income. The Atlanta- based bank said on Friday net income available to its common shareholders climbed to $512 million in the quarter ended Sept. 30, from $457 million a year earlier.

  • CHICAGO, Oct 20- Are unsuspecting seniors around the United States being scooped up without warning from their homes, placed in nursing homes and having their possessions taken away? The investigation by journalist Rachel Aviv shines a light on problems in the Nevada courts that run the system of court-appointed guardians for the elderly.

  • Oct 20- U.S. home solar companies, believing President Donald Trump will soon slap tariffs on imported panels and make their systems more expensive, are using that threat to juice their slowing sales. Smaller, local installers and solar advocates from California to Massachusetts are also raising the prospect of higher prices at sales consultations, in blog...

  • NEW YORK, Oct 20- President Donald Trump's reversals in the past week on maintaining Obamacare subsidies to insurers are sowing new confusion over what kind of health insurance will be available to consumers, and at what price, when enrollment for 2018 begins in two weeks. Trump said last week his administration would stop paying billions of dollars in...

  • *Nigeria promised to cap output at 1.8 mln bpd of crude. *Estimates of Nigeria's crude output: http://tmsnrt.rs/2xTcNOM. LONDON, Oct 20- When OPEC agreed to exempt Nigeria from its oil production-restraint deal last year, it knew the country faced a huge challenge in recouping output lost due to militant unrest.

  • LEAWOOD, Kan. _ Euronet Worldwide Inc. on Thursday reported third-quarter earnings of $100.3 million. The average estimate of five analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of $1.60 per share. For the current quarter ending in December, Euronet Worldwide expects its per-share earnings to be $1.12.

  • The White House said in a statement that Trump "applauds the Senate for passing its FY 2018 Budget Resolution today and taking an important step in advancing the Administration's pro-growth and pro-jobs legislative agenda. Republicans must now shift their focus to enacting President Donald Trump's sweeping tax plan, a far heavier lift than the $4 trillion...

  • WASHINGTON— Republicans must now shift their focus to enacting President Donald Trump's sweeping tax plan, a far heavier lift than the $4 trillion budget plan they've muscled through the Senate to lay the groundwork for the first tax overhaul in three decades. The Senate methodically worked through a pack of amendments, with Republicans rebuffing Democrats'...

  • HONG KONG— Hong Kong's last remaining stock market floor traders are taking their final orders as the exchange prepares to shut its trading hall, joining other world exchanges in going fully automated. The bourse's operator, Hong Kong Exchanges& Clearing, says it will close the trading hall by the end of the month and turn the space into a showcase for the city's...

  • The new iPhone 8, iPhone X and iPhone 8S are displayed during an Apple special event at the Steve Jobs Theatre on the Apple Park campus on September 12, 2017 in Cupertino, California.

    Jabil Inc., which runs the Green Point factory in Wuxi city, maintains that only 20 to 40 employees were actually protesting.

  • This photo shows orange wine, a Salinia Wine Company 2012 Sonoma County Chalk Hill Pinot Gris, in New York

    The vineyards of NY's Finger Lakes region known for producing golden-hued rieslings and chardonnays also are offering a splash of orange wine.

  • ormer U.S. President Barack Obama prepares to leave the Gates Foundation Inaugural Goalkeepers event after speaking there on September 20, 2017 in New York City.

    "Some of the politics we see now, we thought we put that to bed," former President Barack Obama told rallies in New Jersey and Virginia.

  • NEW YORK— Celebrity chef and restaurateur Bobby Flay says he will close his New York restaurant, Bar Americain, early next year. Flay and his business partner, Laurence Kretchmer, said in a statement that renewing the lease for the brasserie in midtown Manhattan would have required an expensive overhaul of the space. The New York Times reports the restaurant...

  • *Nigeria promised to cap output at 1.8 mln bpd of crude. *Estimates of Nigeria's crude output: http://tmsnrt.rs/2xTcNOM. LONDON, Oct 20- When OPEC agreed to exempt Nigeria from its oil production-restraint deal last year, it knew the country faced a huge challenge in recouping output lost due to militant unrest.

  • Destroyed trees and houses are seen after the passage of hurricane Irma and Maria in Orient Bay, St. Martin, on September 20, 2017.

    Swiss Re estimated its claims burden from hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria in the United States and from two earthquakes in Mexico at roughly $3.6 billion in the third quarter.

  • BURDETT, N.Y.— The sloping vineyards of New York's Finger Lakes region known for producing golden-hued rieslings and chardonnays also are offering a splash of orange wine. A lot of tea flavors, too, come through, "winemaker Vinny Aliperti said, taking a break from harvest duties at Atwater Estate Vineyards on Seneca Lake. The practice dates back thousands of years,...

  • MORGANTOWN, West Virginia, Oct 20- A shortage of nurses at U.S. hospitals hit West Virginia's Charleston Area Medical Center at the worst possible time. It faces a $40 million deficit this year as it struggles with fewer privately insured patients, cuts in government reimbursement and higher labor costs to attract a shrinking pool of nurses.

  • SINGAPORE, Oct 20- Singapore Airlines Ltd said on Friday it will finalise an order for 39 Boeing Co aircraft worth $13.8 billion at list prices when Singaporean Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong visits Washington D.C. next week. Lee told CNBC television on Thursday that he hoped an agreement would be signed with Boeing to buy more aircraft for Singapore Airlines...