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  • CHICAGO _ CNA Financial Corp. on Monday reported a fourth-quarter loss of $70 million, after reporting a profit in the same period a year earlier. The average estimate of three analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 90 cents per share. CNA Financial shares have decreased nearly 8 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • SYDNEY, Feb 8- U.S. soybeans dipped to a 10- day low in Asian trade on Monday as rains in Argentina relieved pressure on crops, although trading was muted amid Lunar New Year holidays. *Chicago Board Of Trade front-month soybeans eased slightly to $8.67 a bushel, the lowest since January 29. *Front-month corn rose 0.1 percent to $3.66 a bushel, having earlier hit a low of...

  • BEDFORD, N.Y.— A builder whose company worked on the World Trade Center in New York City, the Century City complex in Los Angeles and Walt Disney's EPCOT center in Florida among other high-profile developments has died. Tishman died Saturday morning at his home in Bedford, about 35 miles north of New York. He later oversaw the construction of some of the nation's...

  • Golub Capital BDC misses Street 1Q forecasts Friday, 5 Feb 2016 | 4:15 PM ET

    CHICAGO _ Golub Capital BDC Inc. on Friday reported fiscal first-quarter profit of $20.6 million. The average estimate of five analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 32 cents per share. Golub Capital BDC shares have decreased slightly more than 7 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • Lawsuit challenges tribal reservation decision Friday, 5 Feb 2016 | 3:51 PM ET

    "The federal government has grossly overstepped its authority," said Adam Bond, a lawyer for the 25 Taunton residents named in the suit. The 2015 decision granted the Mashpee Wampanoags 151 acres in Taunton and 170 acres in Mashpee, a town some 50 miles away on Cape Cod. Backed by Malaysian casino developers the Genting Group, the tribe proposes a $500 million Las...

  • Grain lower, livestock mixed Friday, 5 Feb 2016 | 10:39 AM ET

    CHICAGO— Grain futures were lower Friday in early trading on the Chicago Board of Trade. Wheat for March delivery was 5.25 cents lower at $4.6740 a bushel; March corn was 1.25 cents lower at $3.6720 a bushel; March oats were 1 cent higher at $1.9720 a bushel; while March soybeans was 1.25 cents lower at $8.7320 a bushel. April live cattle was. 60 cent lower at $1.3505 a...

  • Wyoming sees record number of tourists in 2015 Friday, 5 Feb 2016 | 10:09 AM ET

    CHEYENNE, Wyo.— Wyoming attracted a record number of tourists— and their money— in 2015, according to preliminary numbers. Lower fuel prices, well executed marketing campaigns and more foreign travelers all had a part in boosting travel in Wyoming and nationwide, state Office of Tourism Executive Director Diane Shober said. According to preliminary numbers, a...

  • USG tops 4Q profit forecasts Friday, 5 Feb 2016 | 8:20 AM ET

    CHICAGO _ USG Corp. on Friday reported fourth-quarter net income of $812 million, after reporting a loss in the same period a year earlier. The average estimate of nine analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 30 cents per share. Five analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $946.6 million.

  • *March wheat in Paris falls to contract low. LONDON, Feb 5- Wheat futures in both Chicago and Paris were lower on Friday, weighed down by the slow pace of exports while corn was little changed and soybeans edged up. March wheat on the Chicago Board of Trade was off 0.3 percent at $4.71-1/ 2 a bushel at 1152 GMT.

  • CME tops Street 4Q forecasts Friday, 5 Feb 2016 | 7:15 AM ET

    CHICAGO _ CME Group Inc. on Friday reported fourth-quarter earnings of $291.7 million. The average estimate of nine analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 90 cents per share. Six analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $807.4 million.

  • FRANKFURT, Feb 5- Monsanto could seek to expand in agricultural chemicals by deepening its partnership with Germany's BASF after losing out to ChemChina in its bid to buy seeds and pesticides firm Syngenta. But while the Ludwigshafen, Germany- based company is not willing to sell its pesticides unit, recent consolidation in the industry means it is now seen by...

  • NEW YORK, Feb 5- Investment vehicles that funneled more than $100 billion into U.S. pipelines, storage and other facilities during the shale boom now face an existential crisis after oil tumbled so low that it upended assumptions about risks and returns they offer. The collapse in stock prices of such master limited partnerships as Plains All American and...

  • Enova International posts 4Q profit Thursday, 4 Feb 2016 | 6:17 PM ET

    CHICAGO _ Enova International Inc. on Thursday reported fourth-quarter profit of $4.2 million. For the current quarter ending in April, Enova International said it expects revenue in the range of $150 million to $165 million. Enova International shares have dropped 17 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • Kemper posts 4Q profit Thursday, 4 Feb 2016 | 6:11 PM ET

    CHICAGO _ Kemper Corp. on Thursday reported fourth-quarter net income of $4.6 million. The Chicago- based company said it had profit of 9 cents per share. For the year, the company reported profit of $85.7 million, or $1.65 per share.

  • Echo Global Logistics tops 4Q profit forecasts Thursday, 4 Feb 2016 | 4:27 PM ET

    CHICAGO _ Echo Global Logistics Inc. on Thursday reported fourth-quarter net income of $1.7 million. The average estimate of eight analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 25 cents per share. Echo Global Logistics expects full-year revenue in the range of $1.8 billion to $1.88 billion.

  • NEW YORK, Feb 4- The U.S. dollar extended its plunge against major currencies on Thursday as traders sharply unwound bullish bets against the greenback on continued skepticism that the Federal Reserve would be able to hike interest rates this year. The euro rose more than 1 percent to its highest in 15 weeks at $1.12390 against the dollar, while the dollar fell...

  • Correction: Las Vegas-Pay To Park story Thursday, 4 Feb 2016 | 2:40 PM ET

    LAS VEGAS— In a story Feb. 2 about MGM Resorts International outsourcing its Las Vegas Strip parking operations to a Chicago- based firm, The Associated Press erroneously reported the title of MGM Resorts executive Corey Sanders. SP Plus Corp. will handle paid parking at all non-union MGM Resorts International properties, including Mandalay Bay, Delano, Monte...

  • CHICAGO, Feb 4- Wheat futures on the Chicago Board of Trade fell more than 1 percent on Thursday on disappointing U.S. export sales data, traders said. March corn was down 2 cents at $3.69 per bushel and March soybeans were down 2-3/ 4 cents at $8.74 a bushel. "The problem is, no matter what you look at, we've got plenty of everything," said Roy Huckabay with the Linn Group, a...

  • Rauner wants public-private deal to add lanes to I-55 Thursday, 4 Feb 2016 | 1:59 PM ET

    Bruce Rauner said Thursday that he wants lawmakers to approve a plan that would allow the Illinois Department of Transportation to use a public-private partnership to add lanes to a busy stretch of Interstate 55 in the Chicago area. But it also would require approval by the Democratic-controlled General Assembly at a time when lawmakers are sharply divided...

  • *Materials sector rallies as Wall St advances. NEW YORK, Feb 4- Global equity markets rose on Thursday as diminished expectations of U.S. interest rate hikes this year pushed the dollar lower, which in turned boosted the prices of commodities. "The market is starting to price in anything that is the reverse of the Fed tightening," said Andrew Slimmon, portfolio...