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  • Correction: Earns-McDonald's story Thursday, 23 Oct 2014 | 12:25 PM ET

    NEW YORK— In an Oct. 21 story about McDonald's third-quarter earnings results, The Associated Press reported that a TV station in China showed one of the company's suppliers repackaging expired meat. NEW YORK— After posting yet another disappointing quarter, McDonald's CEO Don Thompson said Tuesday the company hasn't been keeping up with the times and that...

  • Oct 23- Dunkin' Brands Group Inc on Thursday warned that this year's sales at established U.S. Dunkin' Donuts coffee shops will be weaker than forecast as more chains try to take a bite out of the fast-food breakfast business. Shares in the company, which reaps roughly three-quarters of total revenue from its U.S. Dunkin' Donuts business, dropped 3.5 percent to...

  • Ultratech reports 3Q loss Thursday, 23 Oct 2014 | 9:27 AM ET

    SAN JOSE, Calif. _ Ultratech Inc. on Thursday reported a loss of $6.6 million in its third quarter. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was breakeven on a per-share basis. Analysts expected $46.7 million, according to Zacks.

  • Teledyne tops 3Q earnings expectations Thursday, 23 Oct 2014 | 9:12 AM ET

    THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. _ Teledyne Technologies Inc. on Thursday reported third-quarter net income of $55.6 million. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of $1.29 per share. Teledyne expects full-year earnings to be $5.49 to $5.53 per share.

  • Reliance Steel misses 3Q profit forecasts Thursday, 23 Oct 2014 | 9:06 AM ET

    LOS ANGELES _ Reliance Steel& Aluminum Co. on Thursday reported profit of $95.5 million in its third quarter. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of $1.36 per share. Analysts expected $2.7 billion, according to Zacks.

  • First American Financial beats 3Q profit forecasts Thursday, 23 Oct 2014 | 8:54 AM ET

    SANTA ANA, Calif. _ First American Financial Corp. on Thursday reported earnings of $80.7 million in its third quarter. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 59 cents per share. First American Financial shares have increased almost 1 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • OSI meets 1Q profit forecasts Thursday, 23 Oct 2014 | 8:42 AM ET

    HAWTHORNE, Calif. _ OSI Systems Inc. on Thursday reported net income of $11.2 million in its fiscal first quarter. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was also for earnings of 57 cents per share. Analysts expected $217.6 million, according to Zacks.

  • Ryland tops 3Q net income expectations Thursday, 23 Oct 2014 | 8:21 AM ET

    WESTLAKE VILLAGE, Calif. _ Ryland Group Inc. on Thursday reported third-quarter profit of $48.5 million. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 79 cents per share. Analysts expected $701.5 million, according to Zacks.

  • ProLogis reports 3Q results Thursday, 23 Oct 2014 | 8:18 AM ET

    SAN FRANCISCO _ ProLogis Inc. on Thursday 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 46 cents per share. ProLogis expects full-year funds from operations in the range of $1.85 to $1.86 per share.

  • Oct 23- Dunkin' Brands Group Inc reported a better-than-expected quarterly profit, helped by a rise in sales at its Dunkin' Donuts chain in the United States, its largest market. Sales at established Dunkin' Donuts franchisees in the United States rose 2 percent in the third quarter ended Sept. 27, helped by growing sales of beverages and add-ons like hash browns and...

  • COLUMN-History of controls on U.S. oil exports: Kemp Thursday, 23 Oct 2014 | 7:21 AM ET

    LONDON, Oct 23- On Oct. 20, 1973, King Faisal of Saudi Arabia imposed a total embargo on oil shipments to the United States among other countries in response to their support for Israel during the Arab-Israeli war. Following the U.S. mid-term elections next month, Congress will take up the issue again, a debate that would benefit from an understanding of the history...

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Oct 22- Shipments of Bakken crude oil from North Dakota to California by barge have quietly overtaken those by train for the first time, showing how the state's isolated refiners are using any means necessary to tap into the nation's shale oil boom. While tough permitting rules and growing resistance by environmentalists have slowed efforts to...

  • West Marine posts 3Q profit Thursday, 23 Oct 2014 | 6:54 AM ET

    WATSONVILLE, Calif. _ West Marine Inc. on Thursday reported earnings of $4.9 million in its third quarter. West Marine expects full-year earnings to be 15 cents to 20 cents per share. West Marine shares have fallen 35 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • Dunkin' profit rises 36 pct on higher U.S. sales Thursday, 23 Oct 2014 | 6:18 AM ET

    Oct 23- Dunkin' Brands Group Inc reported a 36 percent rise in quarterly profit as more customers visited its coffee and doughnut chain, Dunkin Donuts, in the United States. The company, which also owns the Baskin-Robbins ice cream brand, said net income rose to $54.7 million, or 52 cents per share, in the quarter ended Sept. 27, from $40.2 million, or 37 cents per share, a...

  • Jakks beats Street 3Q forecasts Thursday, 23 Oct 2014 | 6:13 AM ET

    MALIBU, Calif. _ Jakks Pacific Inc. on Thursday reported profit of $44.1 million in its third quarter. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of $1.01 per share. Analysts expected $319.6 million, according to Zacks.

  • Quality Systems misses 2Q profit forecasts Thursday, 23 Oct 2014 | 5:12 AM ET

    IRVINE, Calif. _ Quality Systems Inc. on Thursday reported fiscal second-quarter profit of $4.8 million. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 14 cents per share. Analysts expected $119.5 million, according to Zacks.

  • Noteworthy ballot measures in upcoming election Thursday, 23 Oct 2014 | 5:06 AM ET

    In Colorado, a "personhood" amendment would add fetuses to those protected by the state's criminal and wrongful death act. In Oregon, Alaska and the District of Columbia, voters will have a chance to legalize the recreational use of marijuana by adults, a step approved two years by voters in Colorado and Washington state. Washington state has two competing...

  • Corporate giants funding state ballot initiatives Thursday, 23 Oct 2014 | 5:00 AM ET

    Many of the messages are tailored to defend or expand the business interests of companies such as Coca-Cola, Monsanto and ExxonMobil, yet few have their names in the ads. Through Oct. 20, TV ad spending on ballot issues totaled roughly $119 million, according to an analysis conducted by the Washington- based Center for Public Integrity, based on preliminary data...

  • Delta plane clips smaller jet at Minnesota airport Thursday, 23 Oct 2014 | 4:14 AM ET

    MINNEAPOLIS— A Delta Air Lines plane clipped wings with a smaller jet as the two were preparing to take off from Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport on Wednesday night, officials said. The smaller Embraer jet, flown by the Delta feeder Compass Airlines, was bound for Louisville, Kentucky, and had 74 customers on board. Federal Aviation Administration...

  • HealthCare.gov's EZ form not for legal immigrants Thursday, 23 Oct 2014 | 3:12 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— HealthCare.gov' s simpler online application is being touted as a big win for consumers. "The whole idea was that HealthCare.gov was going to be a seamless and easy process, but that doesn't seem to be the case for immigrants," said Alvaro Huerta, an attorney at the National Immigration Law Center in Los Angeles. The White House wants more Latinos to sign...