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  • Rates rise at weekly US Treasury auction Monday, 20 Oct 2014 | 5:31 PM ET

    WASHINGTON— Interest rates on short-term Treasury bills rose in Monday's auction with rates on six-month bills reaching their highest level since July. The Treasury Department auctioned $24 billion in three-month bills at a discount rate of 0.020 percent, up from 0.010 percent last week. For a $10,000 bill, the three-month price was $9,999.49, while a...

  • Equity Lifestyle Properties reports 3Q results Monday, 20 Oct 2014 | 5:31 PM ET

    CHICAGO _ Equity Lifestyle Properties Inc. on Monday reported a key measure of profitability in its third quarter. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for funds from operations of 66 cents per share. For the current quarter ending in December, Equity Lifestyle Properties expects its per-share funds from operations to...

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Oct 20- Microsoft Corp will provide free cloud-computing and research applications to qualified medical researchers working on the Ebola virus, the software company's chief executive said on Monday. Azure is the name of Microsoft's cloud-computing platform, essentially a group of datacenters that allow users to access large amounts of...

  • *Dow recovers from IBM earnings miss. NEW YORK, Oct 20- A measure of global equity markets rose on Monday after strong U.S. corporate results lifted Wall Street, despite a quarterly earnings miss from IBM, building on positive sentiment that grew out of a surge in Japanese shares. On Wall Street, IBM shares closed down 7.1 percent at $169.10.

  • Celanese beats Street 3Q forecasts Monday, 20 Oct 2014 | 5:21 PM ET

    IRVING, Texas _ Celanese Corp. on Monday reported profit of $253 million in its third quarter. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of $1.44 per share. Analysts expected $1.74 billion, according to Zacks.

  • Leaking North Dakota oil well contained Monday, 20 Oct 2014 | 5:14 PM ET

    WILLISTON, N.D.— North Dakota oil regulators say a well that leaked oil, gas and brine for more than two days was brought under control over the weekend. Oil and Gas Division spokeswoman Alison Ritter says the out-of-control XTO Energy Inc. well in McKenzie County was under control by 6:30 p.m. Saturday. The North Dakota Department of Health says the incident...

  • East West Bancorp tops Wall Street 3Q forecasts Monday, 20 Oct 2014 | 5:12 PM ET

    PASADENA, Calif. _ East West Bancorp Inc. on Monday reported third-quarter profit of $88.8 million. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 60 cents per share. For the current quarter ending in December, East West Bancorp expects its per-share earnings to range from 63 cents to 65 cents.

  • Brookfield Canada reports 3Q results Monday, 20 Oct 2014 | 5:12 PM ET

    TORONTO _ Brookfield Canada Office Properties on Monday reported a key measure of profitability in its third quarter. The Toronto- based real estate investment trust said it had funds from operations of $33.8 million, or 36 cents per share, in the period. This story was generated by Automated Insights using data from Zacks Investment Research.

  • Packaging Corp. meets 3Q profit forecasts Monday, 20 Oct 2014 | 5:09 PM ET

    LAKE FOREST, Ill. _ Packaging Corp. of America on Monday reported third-quarter net income of $104.4 million. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was also for earnings of $1.26 per share. Analysts expected $1.5 billion, according to Zacks.

  • UPS increases some shipping rates by 4.9 percent Monday, 20 Oct 2014 | 5:05 PM ET

    ATLANTA— UPS says it is raising rates for a number of its shipping services by an average of 4.9 percent for 2015.. The Atlanta- based company said Monday it is increasing rates for its ground, air, international, UPS Freight, and UPS air freight rates within and between the U.S., Canada and Puerto Rico. The increase goes into effect on Dec. 29.

  • *IBM slumps after quarterly results. NEW YORK, Oct 20- U.S. stocks ended higher on Monday on investor hopes for a strong earnings season, but IBM's disappointing results limited gains. IBM shares slumped 7.1 percent to $169.10, the biggest drag on both the Dow and S&P 500, after third-quarter earnings fell well short of Wall Street expectations.

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 20- U.S. officials will examine how to boost efficiency of the Strategic Petroleum Reserve now that domestic energy production is booming, according to a letter from a Department of Energy official. "DOE believes that a broad, long-range strategic review of the SPR needs to be accomplished," Christopher Smith of the DOE Office of Fossil Energy,...

  • Ultra Clean reports 3Q loss Monday, 20 Oct 2014 | 5:01 PM ET

    HAYWARD, Calif. _ Ultra Clean Holdings Inc. on Monday reported a third-quarter loss of $5.3 million. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 15 cents per share. For the current quarter ending in December, Ultra Clean expects its per-share earnings to range from 11 cents to 14 cents.

  • The U.S. Department of Energy is expected to release a report in late October that will help assess whether domestic gasoline prices would rise if Congress or the Obama administration lifted the 40- year ban on crude oil exports. Congress mandated the oil export ban following the Arab oil embargo of the 1970 s, which sent shock waves through energy markets and...

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Oct 20- Texas Instruments Inc posted third-quarter revenue of $3.50 billion, up 8 percent from the year-ago period, and above expectations on Wall Street following recent concerns about weak industry demand. Texas Instruments said on Monday its second-quarter net income rose 31 percent to $826 million. Texas Instruments' results came after...

  • DETROIT, Oct 20- Toyota Motor Corp recalled 247,000 cars, SUVs and pickup trucks in the United States on Monday because of potentially defective front passenger air bag inflators from Japan's Takata Corp that can rupture and spray metal shrapnel, according to U.S. safety regulators. That raised the number of vehicles affected by regional recalls launched in...

  • Idex beats Street 3Q forecasts Monday, 20 Oct 2014 | 4:52 PM ET

    LAKE FOREST, Ill. _ IDEX Corp. on Monday reported third-quarter profit of $71.4 million. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 84 cents per share. Idex expects full-year earnings to be $3.52 to $3.55 per share.

  • UPS says U.S. rates to rise 4.9 pct as of Dec. 29 Monday, 20 Oct 2014 | 4:52 PM ET

    CHICAGO, Oct 20- Package delivery company United Parcel Service Inc said on Monday that rates for its services within and between the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico will rise by an average of 4.9 percent as of the end of the year. Last month, the company's main rival FedEx Corp announced a similar rate increase of 4.9 percent, which also includes shipments...

  • Potlatch misses Street 3Q forecasts Monday, 20 Oct 2014 | 4:42 PM ET

    SPOKANE, Wash. _ Potlatch Corp. on Monday reported earnings of $33.2 million in its third quarter. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 86 cents per share. Analysts expected $187.7 million, according to Zacks.

  • Apple reports record 39.3 million iPhone sales Monday, 20 Oct 2014 | 4:39 PM ET

    SAN FRANCISCO— Excitement for Apple's new iPhone 6 and 6 Plus models drove sales of a record 39.3 million iPhones in the last quarter, boosting the company's earnings and revenue well above expectations. Apple's signature smartphones are the company's biggest source of revenue and profit. Maestri said Apple is counting on interest in new models coming out...