CORTEZ -- The Florida Maritime Museum will host its second annual Boatyard Bash Nov. 15.
The museum is looking for arts and crafts vendors and musical performers for the acoustic stage.
Activities will focus on the theme of sea monsters, in conjunction with the museum's featured exhibit "Maritime Mythologies: Creatures of the Deep."
In an effort to generate interest and confidence in boatbuilding, FMM is looking to expand the number of home-built boats on display. If you would like to display your home-built boat at this year's event, contact John Beale at email@example.com, 941-708-6120. Boats can be up to 18 feet in length and made from any material.
For information about volunteering, vending, performing or sponsoring contact Amara Nash at 941-708-6121 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Apple's fiscal 3Q earnings top analyst forecasts
SAN FRANCISCO -- Earnings topped analysts' projections for the third quarter as Apple Inc. sold 35.2 million iPhones. That was a 13 percent increase from the same time last year, even though many people are believed to be holding off on new device purchases until the next version comes out this fall.
Apple earned $7.7 billion, or $1.28 per share, for the three months ending June 28. That represented a 12 percent increase from income of $6.9 billion, or $1.07 per share, at the same time last year.
The earnings per share for the latest quarter exceeded the average estimate of $1.23 per share among analysts surveyed by FactSet.
Revenue rose 6 percent from last year to $37.4 billion -- about $600 million below analysts' forecasts.
If media reports based on leaks from Apple suppliers prove accurate, the iPhone 6 will boast a screen of at least 4.7 inches compared to the 4-inch display that the company switched to in 2012. Some analysts also speculate Apple will simultaneously unveil an iPhone with a 5.5-inch screen.
A bigger-screen iPhone might tempt consumers already accustomed to the larger screens on a variety
of smartphones running on Google Inc.'s Android operating system.
Microsoft 4Q earnings hurt by Nokia acquisition
REDMOND, Wash. -- Microsoft is reporting fourth-quarter earnings that took a hit from the Nokia devices business that it bought in April.
Net income in the three months through June 30 fell 7 percent to $4.61 billion, or 55 cents per share, from $4.97 billion, or 59 cents per share, a year ago. Adjusted for charges mostly related to Nokia, earnings was 66 cents.
Analysts polled by FactSet were expected 60 cents per share of earnings.
Microsoft Corp. said the absorption of the Nokia unit cut 8 cents per share from earnings.
Revenue rose 18 percent to $23.4 billion, although $2 billion came from the Nokia unit.
That was slightly better than the $23 billion analysts were looking for.
Herald staff and wire reports