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  • Energen reports 1Q loss Wednesday, 6 May 2015 | 6:43 PM ET

    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. _ Energen Corp. on Wednesday reported a first-quarter loss of $15.4 million, after reporting a profit in the same period a year earlier. The average estimate of nine analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 9 cents per share. Energen shares have increased slightly more than 8 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • Harking back to the famous Alabama march led by King in 1965, Jackson told an audience of about 400 people that his crusade for a more inclusive society follows "an unbroken line from Selma to Silicon Valley." Jackson's plea has stuck a chord with Intel Corp., which is spending $300 million to diversify its workforce during the next five years.

  • Lake Forest, Illinois- based Akorn sent the letter in March to attorney general's offices in states including Alabama, Florida, Ohio, Oregon and Texas. Akorn strongly objects to the use of its products in capital punishment, and using the drugs for lethal injection violates federal drug regulations and may also violate federal drug laws, the company said in the...

  • WASHINGTON, May 6- The chairman of the Senate Banking Committee is pushing ahead with a bill to ease rules across sections of the financial industry after the first round of efforts to work with his Democratic counterpart failed. The bill could also seek to ease regulations on regional banks such as Comerica Inc and insurers such as Allstate Corp and curb the...

  • Self-driving semi-truck makes debut on Hoover Dam Wednesday, 6 May 2015 | 2:53 AM ET

    HOOVER DAM, Nevada- Ariizona Border— Daimler officials rolled out their truck of the future Tuesday night, a driverless big rig that negotiated some very tight turns— but with a driver. As the Freightliner navigated switchbacks traveling to the top of the Hoover Dam on the Nevada- Arizona border, Daimler Trucks officials compared their self-driving semi to man's...

  • Panera CEO on push to banish artificial ingredients Tuesday, 5 May 2015 | 10:12 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Panera Bread is the latest company to tout the removal of artificial ingredients, adding fuel to the debate over whether that improves food quality or is just a marketing tool. Some high-profile examples from just last month: PepsiCo said it was dropping the artificial sweetener aspartame from Diet Pepsi, and Kraft said it would remove artificial dyes...

  • Vulcan reports 1Q loss Monday, 4 May 2015 | 7:16 PM ET

    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. _ Vulcan Materials Co. on Monday reported a first-quarter loss of $39.8 million, after reporting a profit in the same period a year earlier. The average estimate of seven analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for a loss of 17 cents per share. Four analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $602.2 million.

  • WASHINGTON, May 3- Republican House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner challenged Hillary Clinton on Sunday to help the White House get trade legislation through the U.S. Congress by speaking out in favor of it. Trade is a rare issue on which the White House enjoys support from Republicans, but many Democrats are opposed. The White House says free-trade...

  • NORMAN, Okla.— Forecasters troubled by the high death count from twisters in Alabama and Joplin, Missouri, four years ago say they must put away their "nerd-speak" and find better ways to communicate if the public is going to react appropriately when bad weather approaches. "We're not giving up," John Murphy, the National Weather Service's chief operating officer,...

  • It took Osman Yaya, a 12- year-old from Bennett Middle School in Salisbury, Maryland, and his skillful town hall moderating to tease out details about Obama's early reading habits, his post-presidency plans and his facility with digital media. Obama was at the Anacostia Library in Washington for a "virtual field trip" with students to promote White House...

  • HealthSouth misses 1Q profit forecasts Thursday, 30 Apr 2015 | 4:57 PM ET

    BIRMINGHAM, Ala.— HealthSouth Corp. on Thursday reported first-quarter earnings of $42.5 million. HealthSouth expects full-year earnings to be $2.13 to $2.19 per share. HealthSouth shares have increased 18 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • Computer Programs and Systems posts 1Q profit Thursday, 30 Apr 2015 | 4:39 PM ET

    MOBILE, Ala. _ Computer Programs and Systems Inc. on Thursday reported first-quarter net income of $5.4 million. The average estimate of 11 analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 56 cents per share. Computer Programs and Systems shares have declined 14 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • April 30- U.S. stocks sold off on Thursday, led by a drop in the Nasdaq, as Apple shares declined and results in tech and biotech names disappointed. The Nasdaq biotech index dropped 3.1 percent, led by a 4.5 percent fall in Celgene, which reported lower-than-expected quarterly revenue. Apple was down 2.7 percent at $125.15 and was the biggest drag on the Dow, S&P 500...

  • And that kind of colored the statement more hawkish for the Fed, "said Bucky Hellwig, senior vice president at BB&T Wealth Management in Birmingham, Alabama. The Nasdaq biotech index dropped 3.2 percent, led by a 3.9 percent fall in Celgene, which reported lower-than-expected quarterly revenue. The company limited the availability of the Apple Watch after a key...

  • International Shipholding posts 1Q loss Wednesday, 29 Apr 2015 | 7:15 PM ET

    MOBILE, Ala. _ International Shipholding Corp. on Wednesday reported a loss of $4.5 million in its first quarter. International Shipholding shares have declined 20 percent since the beginning of the year. Keywords: International Shipholding, Earnings Report.

  • April 29- Cliffs Natural Resources Inc, which is struggling to cope with oversupply in the iron ore market, blamed industry leaders BHP Billiton Ltd, Rio Tinto Plc and Vale SA for weak prices of the commodity. But Wolfe Research analyst Gordon Johnson said "the idea that someone is going to buy coal assets from Cliffs is highly unlikely," noting that the company has...

  • District Judge Katherine Forrest in Manhattan said the claims raised against Nasdaq, Intercontinental Exchange Inc's New York Stock Exchange, BATS Exchange and other exchanges must be reviewed first by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, not the courts. Forrest, however, said Congress created a "comprehensive federal regulatory scheme" empowering...

  • Officials with the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service told Reuters the H5N2 virus- along with two other highly pathogenic strains of bird flu- will likely be passed among birds at breeding grounds in the northern United States and Canada through the summer. The USDA statement marks a shift in tone in the agency's...

  • NEW YORK— The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has fined Regions Bank $7.5 million for illegally charging customers for overdraft protection. Regions Bank, which has branches across 16 states, mostly in the South, has already refunded $49 million in overdraft fees to its customers, the CFPB said Tuesday. The CFPB said Regions Bank did not change its systems...

  • CHICAGO, April 27- Initial tests have found probable avian influenza outbreaks at five new commercial poultry sites in Iowa, affecting more than 6 million birds, the state's agriculture department and the U.S. Department of Agriculture said on Monday. "This is a big deal," Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey said during a conference call on Monday.