BRIEF-The Geo Group awarded 10-year contracts by the federal bureau of prisons for 3,532 existing beds in Big Spring, Texas
* The Geo Group awarded 10-year contracts by the federal bureau of prisons for 3,532 existing beds in Big Spring, Texas
May 19 The following are the top stories in the Wall Street Journal. Reuters has not verified these stories and does not vouch for their accuracy.
- The Federal Communications Commission approved a plan to begin rolling back Obama-era net-neutrality rules, reopening a battle over internet regulation that has raged for much of the last decade and siding with cable and wireless internet providers who say the current rules go too far. on.wsj.com/2qxUFEH
- Salesforce.com posted a 26 percent jump in deferred revenue for its first quarter, easing concerns after the company provided a lukewarm forecast for billings three months ago. Results were much better than expected and Salesforce lifted its outlook for revenue for the year by $100 million from what it had anticipated last quarter. on.wsj.com/2qxNuMH
- Roger Ailes, who combined political savvy with television showmanship to build the Fox News Channel into a conservative media juggernaut, but whose fabled career ended abruptly last year amid a sexual-harassment scandal, died on Thursday. Ailes, a hemophiliac who had been in failing health, was hospitalized in recent days after complications from a fall. on.wsj.com/2qxzvGU
- An 18-year-old woman was killed and 22 people were injured when a car plowed through a crowded sidewalk in Times Square around mid-day Thursday. Richard Rojas, a 26-year-old U.S. citizen who served in the Navy, was apprehended by police and civilians after the car he was driving crashed into a stanchion. on.wsj.com/2qxJI67 (Compiled by Bengaluru newsroom)
* Investors Real Estate Trust - announces acquisition of Oxbō Apartments, a multifamily property in St. Paul, minnesota Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage: