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Sun Communities Inc. Q4 Income Retreats

Sun Communities Inc. (SUI) released a profit for fourth quarter that decreased from the same period last year.

The company’s earnings came in at $7.59 million, or $0.07 per share. This compares with $28.55 million, or $0.31 per share, in last year’s fourth quarter.

Analysts had expected the company to earn $0.09 per share, according to figures compiled by Thomson Reuters. Analysts’ estimates typically exclude special items.

The company’s revenue for the quarter rose 27.3% to $384.27 million from $301.82 million last year.

Sun Communities Inc. earnings at a glance:

-Earnings (Q4): $7.59 Mln. vs. $28.55 Mln. last year.
-EPS (Q4): $0.07 vs. $0.31 last year.
-Analysts Estimate: $0.09
-Revenue (Q4): $384.27 Mln vs. $301.82 Mln last year.

Mosaic Co. Q4 adjusted earnings Beat Estimates

Below are the earnings highlights for Mosaic Co. (MOS):

-Earnings: $827.9 million in Q4 vs. -$921.0 million in the same period last year.
-EPS: $2.17 in Q4 vs. -$2.43 in the same period last year.
-Analysts projected $0.20 per share
-Revenue: $2.46 billion in Q4 vs. $2.08 billion in the same period last year.

Senators say U.S. mail's continued delays are 'unacceptable'

US Postal Service faces budget problems, operational changes

FOX Business’ Hillary Vaughn reports on what the U.S. Postal Service is doing to deal with budget issues and the rising push for mail-in voting.

A group of 33 U.S. senators on Wednesday urged Postmaster General Louis DeJoy to address continuing "unacceptable delays" in mail deliveries and questioned if his decisions are continuing to hinder mail deliveries.

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USPS NOTCHES QUARTERLY PROFIT 

DeJoy, a Trump supporter who was named head of the U.S. Postal Service last year, suspended operational changes in August after he came in for enormous criticism from U.S. lawmakers over delays in deliveries. He is set to testify next week before a U.S. House of Representatives committee on the Postal Service's financial outlook.

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Last week Reuters reported that DeJoy warned that USPS faces massive projected losses as it faces declining mail volumes. He warned that unless “service, reliability, and costs do not improve” USPS’s ability to deliver to all 161 million U.S. households “will be threatened, and our relevancy diminished.”

Nutrien Ltd. Q4 adjusted earnings of $0.24 per share

Below are the earnings highlights for Nutrien Ltd. (NTR.TO):

-Earnings: $316 million in Q4 vs. -$48 million in the same period last year.
-EPS: $0.55 in Q4 vs. -$0.08 in the same period last year.
-Excluding items, Nutrien Ltd. reported adjusted earnings of $138 million or $0.24 per share for the period.
-Revenue: $4.05 billion in Q4 vs. $3.46 billion in the same period last year.

Bright Horizons Family Solutions Q4 Profit Down

Bright Horizons Family Solutions Inc. (BFAM) Wednesday reported fourth-quarter net income of $2.56 million or $0.04 per share, down from $47.8 million or $0.81 per share last year.

Adjusted earnings was $0.36 per share for the fourth quarter, compared to $1.01 per share last year.

Revenues for the quarter dropped to $377.1 million from $520.6 million last year.

Analysts polled by Thomson Reuters expected a loss of $0.19 per share and revenues of $342.1 million. Analysts’ estimates typically exclude special items.

Couple Arrested For Shooting Woman Who Shushed Them In Atlanta Movie Theater

Police have arrested two people who had been wanted for shooting a fellow moviegoer who had shushed them in an Atlanta theater last month.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that Camryn King, 20, and Yvonne Crawford, 22, were taken into custody by U.S. Marshals in Indiana and have been charged with aggravated assault and possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime.

Atlanta police said King and Crawford will be extradited from Indiana to face charges in the Georgia capital.

The alleged incident took place January 9 inside a theater at the AMC Camp Creek 14 in Atlanta. The victim told police she and her wife were watching a movie and said the group behind them was being too loud. She got into a brief argument with them, and a man pulled a handgun from his companion’s purse and fired.

The victim, who had been shot in the shoulder, then left the theater at about 9:10 p.m. and called police from a nearby drug store. She suffered non-life-threatening injuries.

Witnesses reported hearing a single gunshot inside the theater.

The incident was followed three weeks later by another shooting at the shopping center that houses the AMC Camp Creek 14. In that case, three teenagers here wounded by gunfire after a man opened fired on a group of people. That case led police is adjoining East Point to impose a 9 p.m.-6 a.m. curfew for people ages 17 and younger.

 

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Ted Cruz Admits He Has ‘No Defense’ For Texas’ Current Energy Debacle

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) seems to take pride in trying to own the libs on Twitter, but he was the one who got owned on Tuesday.

After a massive snowstorm knocked out power to more than 4 million homes and businesses in the Lone Star state, many people suddenly remembered that last August Cruz slammed California on Twitter for being “unable to perform even basic functions of civilization, like having reliable electricity.”

Considering the massive failure of Texas’ power grid, Cruz wasn’t in a position to attack other states for their energy issues ― and he knew it.

Cruz took a certain amount of ownership ― a smidgen? ― in a tweet that linked to a story in The Hill about the resurfaced tweets: “I got no defense. A blizzard strikes Texas & our state shuts down. Not good. Stay safe!”

Many Twitter users weren’t impressed with the mea culpa.

Some people pointed out that Cruz really had no defense for using the shrug emoji in his tweet.

But one Twitter user just had a simple request for the senator that would probably solve all conflict.