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  • Aug 5- Mary Beth Jachec lives in a three-bedroom house in Wauconda, a village of 14,000 in Illinois, 45 miles northwest of Chicago. The 53- year-old insurance manager gets a real estate tax bill for 20 different local government authorities and a total payout of about $7,000 in 2014. They include the Village of Wauconda, the Wauconda Park District, the Township of...

  • CHICAGO _ Enova International Inc. on Wednesday reported profit of $10.9 million in its second quarter. For the current quarter ending in October, Enova International said it expects revenue in the range of $165 million to $185 million. Enova International shares have decreased 23 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • *Corn gives up recent price strength. Corn was down after rising on bargain-buying after prices slid to a six-week low earlier this week. "Corn is little changed to slightly weaker with U.S. harvest progress better.

  • The FDA recommended at the time that any facilities using the TJF-Q180V device should train staff on the new instructions and implement them as soon as possible. In its latest safety update the FDA recommended hospitals also consider microbiological culturing to identify any bacterial contamination that may be present after the cleaning and...

  • CHICAGO _ Coeur Mining Inc. on Tuesday reported a loss of $16.7 million in its second quarter. The average estimate of six analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for a loss of 22 cents per share. Three analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $166.7 million.

  • LAS VEGAS— Caesars Entertainment Corp.' s new president and CEO said Tuesday the company is getting savvier at deciding which gamblers get freebies and which don't, helping to boost its profit margins for earnings before costs in the second quarter. The company's quarterly earnings no longer include its bankrupt subsidiary Caesars Entertainment Operating...

  • CHICAGO _ Potbelly Corp. on Tuesday reported second-quarter profit of $2.5 million. The average estimate of three analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 11 cents per share. This story was generated by Automated Insights using data from Zacks Investment Research.

  • *AIG, Allstate fall a day after results. Aug 4- Wall Street ended lower on Tuesday for a third straight session as investors worried about a rise in interest rates while Apple's shares hit their lowest in over six months. "Apple has been the weak sister in the market today," said Alan Gayle, senior investment strategist and director of asset allocation at RidgeWorth...

  • CHICAGO— Allscripts Healthcare Solutions Inc. on Tuesday reported a loss of $3.2 million in its second quarter. The average estimate of 15 analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 10 cents per share. Eight analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $350.4 million.

  • WINNIPEG, Manitoba, Aug 4- Corn futures edged higher on Tuesday, recovering from a six-week low as bargain-buying and an outlook for drier U.S. weather offset pressure from comfortable global supply. Grains were supported by dry conditions in parts of the eastern corn belt, and as traders adjusted positions ahead of private forecasts this week and the U.S....

  • *AIG, Allstate fall a day after results. *Walt Disney, Genworth to report after the bell. *Indexes down: Dow 0.51 pct, S&P 0.43 pct, Nasdaq 0.41 pct.

  • WINNIPEG, Manitoba, Aug 4- Chicago corn and wheat futures edged higher on Tuesday, recovering from six-week lows while soybeans rose off a one-week low as a technical bounce and bargain-buying offset pressure from comfortable global supply. Grains were supported by dry conditions in parts of the eastern corn belt, and as traders adjusted positions ahead of...

  • *Stocks little changed globally; China up, Europe off. NEW YORK, Aug 4- Apple weighed heavily on all major U.S. stock indexes on Tuesday as it fell for the fifth straight day, while oil steadied a day after a broad measure of commodity prices hit a 12- year low. U.S. crude rose and copper edged up but the outlook for commodities continued to be clouded by concerns over a...

  • CHICAGO, Aug 4- U.S. agribusiness group Archer Daniels Midland Co reported a lower-than-expected quarterly profit on Tuesday following declines in ethanol margins and exports from North America. The Chicago- based grain trader and processor became the second major crop handler to disappoint investors with second- quarter results after rival Bunge Ltd last...

  • *Baxalta soars after $30- billion Shire offer. *AIG, Allstate fall a day after results. *Walt Disney, Genworth to report after the bell.

  • *Stability in China shares, oil prices reduces safety bids. NEW YORK, Aug 4- U.S. "There isn't as much of a safe-haven bid," said Justin Lederer, Treasury strategist at Cantor Fitzgerald in New York.

  • CHICAGO— Grain futures were higher in early trading Tuesday on the Chicago Board of Trade. Wheat for September delivery rose 3 cents to $5.02 a bushel; December corn was 2.25 cents higher at $3.7875 a bushel; December oats were 2.75 cents higher at $2.48 bushel; while November soybeans gained 7.5 cents to 9.43 cents a bushel. October live cattle was. 60 cent higher at...

  • CHICAGO, Aug 4- Archer Daniels Midland Co's plans to acquire a privately held sweetener manufacturer in central China have fallen through, the U.S. agribusiness company's chief executive officer said on Tuesday. In May, the Chicago- based company said it had struck a deal to buy Meiweiyuan Biotechnology, in the central Chinese province of Hubei, to "better meet...

  • PROVIDENCE, R.I.— A Chicago- based company that plans to build a natural-gas-fueled energy facility in Rhode Island said Tuesday that the project will reduce harmful emissions, cut energy costs and create more than 300 jobs. Gina Raimondo to unveil details about the $700 million Clear River Energy Center to be built in Burrillville. Invenergy estimates the...

  • CHICAGO, Aug 4- U.S. agribusiness Archer Daniels Midland Co reported a lower-than-expected quarterly profit on Tuesday due to weaker production margins for corn-based ethanol. The Chicago- based grain trader and processor became the second major crop handler to disappoint investors with second- quarter results after rival Bunge Ltd last week posted...