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  • Senate roll call vote on the Keystone XL Pipeline Thursday, 29 Jan 2015 | 5:49 PM ET

    The 62-36 roll call Thursday by which the Senate passed a bill approving the construction of the Keystone XL Pipeline Act. Baldwin, Wis.; Blumenthal, Conn.; Booker, N.J.; Boxer, Calif.; Brown, Ohio; Cantwell, Wash.; Cardin, Md.; Coons, Del.; Durbin, Ill.; Feinstein, Calif.; Franken, Minn.; Gillibrand, N.Y.; Heinrich, N.M.; Hirono, Hawaii; Kaine, Va.; Klobuchar, Minn.; Leahy, Vt.; Markey, Mass.; Menendez, N.J.;...

  • First Business Financial Services posts 4Q profit Thursday, 29 Jan 2015 | 5:48 PM ET

    MADISON, Wis. _ First Business Financial Services Inc. on Thursday reported fourth-quarter profit of $3.7 million. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 81 cents per share. First Business Financial Services shares have decreased slightly more than 7 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • Manitowoc says it will split into 2 companies in 2016 Thursday, 29 Jan 2015 | 5:43 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Crane-maker and food service company Manitowoc said Thursday it will split itself in two, a move encouraged by activist investors. Manitowoc said it plans to spin off the food service business, which had $1.6 billion in revenue in 2014 and makes equipment including ice, beverage, refrigeration, food preparation, and cooking for restaurants,...

  • Hawaiian Holdings beats 4Q profit forecasts Thursday, 29 Jan 2015 | 5:42 PM ET

    HONOLULU _ Hawaiian Holdings Inc. on Thursday reported fourth-quarter profit of $11.1 million. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 38 cents per share. Hawaiian Holdings shares have risen 2 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • Boston Properties reports 4Q results Thursday, 29 Jan 2015 | 5:39 PM ET

    BOSTON _ Boston Properties Inc. on Thursday reported a key measure of profitability in its fourth quarter. The Boston- based real estate investment trust said it had funds from operations of $193.2 million, or $1.26 per share, in the period. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for funds from operations of $1.26 per share.

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 29- President Barack Obama will call for a 7 percent rise in U.S. domestic and military spending in his budget that would end caps known as' sequestration,' the White House said on Thursday, setting up a new source of conflict with Republicans in Congress. The White House rejects that criticism and hopes Obama can find common ground with lawmakers...

  • MELBOURNE/ NEW YORK, Jan 29- Macquarie Group Ltd is in talks to buy Jefferies Group LLC's commodities and financial derivatives brokerage, three sources said, as the Australian bank continues to expand its commodities business while rivals retreat. News of the talks come just a month after the U.S. investment bank, owned by Leucadia National Corp, said it was...

  • Coherent tops Street 1Q forecasts Thursday, 29 Jan 2015 | 5:27 PM ET

    SANTA CLARA, Calif. _ Coherent Inc. on Thursday reported fiscal first-quarter net income of $17.4 million. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 77 cents per share. Analysts expected $196.4 million, according to Zacks.

  • Eastman Chemical beats Street 4Q forecasts Thursday, 29 Jan 2015 | 5:27 PM ET

    KINGSPORT, Tenn. _ Eastman Chemical Co. on Thursday reported fourth-quarter net income of $16 million. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of $1.54 per share. Eastman Chemical shares have dropped 9.5 percent since the beginning of the year, while the Standard& Poor's 500 index has dropped nearly 2 percent.

  • TFS Financial posts 1Q profit Thursday, 29 Jan 2015 | 5:24 PM ET

    CLEVELAND _ TFS Financial Corp. on Thursday reported fiscal first-quarter net income of $16.6 million. TFS Financial shares have dropped roughly 5 percent since the beginning of the year. Keywords: TFS Financial, Earnings Report.

  • Biogen tops 4Q profit forecasts Thursday, 29 Jan 2015 | 5:21 PM ET

    CAMBRIDGE, Mass. _ Biogen Idec Inc. on Thursday reported fourth-quarter earnings of $883.5 million. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of $3.76 per share. Analysts expected $2.65 billion, according to Zacks.

  • DETROIT, Jan 29- Honda Motor Co said on Thursday that a driver was killed last week in a Houston suburb in a 2002 Accord equipped with a Takata Corp air bag that may have ruptured. The Harris County Sheriff is investigating the crash, which occurred Jan. 18 in Spring, Texas, north of Houston, and identified the driver as 35- year-old Carlos Solis. Takata's handling of air...

  • Tuesday Morning posts 2Q profit Thursday, 29 Jan 2015 | 5:18 PM ET

    DALLAS _ Tuesday Morning Corp. on Thursday reported fiscal second-quarter earnings of $23.7 million. Tuesday Morning shares have decreased 3 percent since the beginning of the year. Keywords: Tuesday Morning, Earnings Report.

  • SAN FRANCISCO— A woman who says an Uber driver raped her in New Dehli, India has sued the San Francisco- based company in federal U.S. court. The woman's report to police sparked widespread protest in India over sexual violence and demands there for more effort to ensure women's safety. Protesters have also called for banning Uber from India.

  • Visa announces 4-to-1 stock split Thursday, 29 Jan 2015 | 5:17 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Payment processor Visa has announced a four-to-one stock split, effective March 18. Based on the close of Visa's stock Thursday at $248, the new shares will be worth $62 each. The Dow's calculation makes Visa, at $248 a share and a $164 billion market capitalization, a more influential stock than General Electric, which is $24.08 a share but has a $241...

  • Riverview Bancorp posts 3Q profit Thursday, 29 Jan 2015 | 5:16 PM ET

    VANCOUVER, Wash. _ Riverview Bancorp Inc. on Thursday reported fiscal third-quarter net income of $1.1 million. The holding company for Riverview Community Bank posted revenue of $9 million in the period. Keywords: Riverview Bancorp, Earnings Report.

  • Administration to seek $1 billion for tribal schools Thursday, 29 Jan 2015 | 5:16 PM ET

    WASHINGTON— The Obama administration says it will ask Congress for $1 billion next year to run schools for Native American children— including millions in new money to help fix crumbling buildings. The request— $150 million more than in this year's budget— sets aside $58 million in new funding for school construction and $18 million in new funding for repairs.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Jan 29- A U.S. judge on Thursday said it was "very difficult" to decide whether drivers for smartphone-enabled car service Lyft are employees or independent contractors, but that California law appears to favor the drivers. Lyft and larger rival Uber face separate lawsuits seeking class action status in San Francisco federal court, brought on...

  • Abaxis tops Street 3Q forecasts Thursday, 29 Jan 2015 | 5:16 PM ET

    UNION CITY, Calif. _ Abaxis Inc. on Thursday reported fiscal third-quarter net income of $5.9 million. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 25 cents per share. Abaxis shares have risen 5 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • Amazon's big spending pays off in 4th quarter Thursday, 29 Jan 2015 | 5:14 PM ET

    NEW YORK— It was a Prime quarter for Amazon. Amazon surprised investors on Thursday with a fourth-quarter profit that soundly beat expectations, despite a continued increase in spending and a slight sales miss, partly linked to the strong dollar. The results seem to indicate that areas in which Amazon has been investing in heavily for years, its $99 annual...