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  • American, United delay, change Boeing 787 orders Friday, 24 Apr 2015 | 4:23 PM ET

    American Airlines Group Inc. says it will delay delivery of five Boeing 787 jets in response to slower growth in international travel demand. It plans to put the first one into service next month on flights between Dallas and Chicago, then use 787 s on international routes starting in June. News of the delay surfaced a day after United Continental Holdings Inc....

  • Recalls this week: vacuum cleaners, bicycles Friday, 24 Apr 2015 | 1:55 PM ET

    Vacuum cleaners that pose an electric shock risk to users are among this week's recalled consumer products. Others include Trek bicycles with a defect that has caused several injuries. They were sold at Bed Bath& Beyond, Best Buy, Kohl's, Lowes, Target and other stores nationwide, online at www.sharkclean.com and through television infomercials from August...

  • BIRMINGHAM, Ala.— A new group plans to produce a stage version of "To Kill a Mockingbird" in author Harper Lee's hometown, where leaders fear a stalemate over rights to the play will kill an annual production that lures thousands of visitors annually. The effort comes as Illinois- based Dramatic Publishing Co. is refusing to sell performance rights beyond this year...

  • Correction: Illinois Budget story Friday, 24 Apr 2015 | 11:52 AM ET

    SPRINGFIELD, Ill.— In a story April 23 and April 24 about Gov. Bruce Rauner's budget cuts, The Associated Press erroneously reported that Illinois community colleges spokesman Matthew Berry said the cuts would have an immediate impact on schools. SPRINGFIELD, Ill.— Services for domestic violence victims, homeless young people and rape victims are among those...

  • SAN FRANCISCO/ CHICAGO, April 24- The UK- based trader accused by U.S. authorities of making more than $40 million manipulating markets and contributing to the 2010 Wall Street flash crash was on the losing end of at least one trade: his purchase of the CME Group seat that helped to make the alleged scheme possible. Navinder Sarao bought the seat in May 2008 for...

  • Grain lower, livestock higher Friday, 24 Apr 2015 | 10:57 AM ET

    CHICAGO— Grain futures were lower Friday in early trading on the Chicago Board of Trade. Wheat for July delivery was unchanged at $5.0125 a bushel; July corn was 6.75 cents lower at $3.70 a bushel; July oats were unchanged at $2.5550 a bushel; while July soybeans was 7 cents lower at 9.73 a bushel. June live cattle was. 12 cent lower at $1.4890 a pound; August feeder...

  • Arthur J. Gallagher beats Street 1Q forecasts Friday, 24 Apr 2015 | 8:15 AM ET

    ITASCA, Ill. _ Arthur J. Gallagher& Co. on Friday reported first-quarter net income of $21.9 million. The average estimate of 10 analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 25 cents per share. Arthur J. Gallagher shares have increased slightly more than 1 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • Ventas reports 1Q results Friday, 24 Apr 2015 | 7:51 AM ET

    CHICAGO _ Ventas Inc. on Friday reported a key measure of profitability in its first quarter. The real estate investment trust, based in Chicago, said it had funds from operations of $387.5 million, or $1.18 per share, in the period. The average estimate of seven analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for funds from operations of $1.13 per share.

  • LAS VEGAS— Elaine Wynn failed Friday to win re-election to the board of Wynn Resort Ltd.— the casino-hotel company she co-founded with ex-husband Steve Wynn— a development that ended a feud over the issue. Shareholders who had to decide between re-electing Elaine Wynn or agreeing with a company recommendation to re-elect two other sitting board members...

  • WASHINGTON/ CHICAGO, April 23- The Briton blamed for contributing to the May 2010 Wall Street flash crash maintained frenetic relationships with a series of brokers, banks and software firms that appear to mirror his rapid-fire trading activity, U.S. court documents showed. Navinder Singh Sarao, 36, was arrested in London on criminal charges this week, and...

  • *Minnesota is second U.S. state to declare emergency over bird flu. *National Guard will be called up if needed- Minnesota governor. CHICAGO, April 23- Minnesota declared a state of emergency on Thursday over a fast-spreading strain of avian flu that has led to the extermination of more than 7.3 million birds in the country.

  • SPRINGFIELD, Ill.— Services for domestic violence victims, homeless young people and rape victims are among those facing cuts as Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner's office tries to close a $1.6 billion budget gap. According to a document released by Rauner's budget office, the Department of Human Services will see an overall loss of $1.1 million.

  • WASHINGTON/ CHICAGO, April 23- The Briton blamed for contributing to the May 2010 Wall Street flash crash maintained frenetic relationships with a series of brokers, banks and software firms that appear to mirror his rapid-fire trading activity, court documents showed. Navinder Singh Sarao, 36, was arrested in London on criminal charges this week, and...

  • First Industrial Realty Trust reports 1Q results Thursday, 23 Apr 2015 | 6:18 PM ET

    CHICAGO _ First Industrial Realty Trust Inc. on Thursday reported a key measure of profitability in its first quarter. The average estimate of six analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for funds from operations of 31 cents per share. First Industrial Realty Trust expects full-year funds from operations in the range of $1.27 to $1.37 per share.

  • April 23- Amazon.com Inc's first-quarter revenue grew more than expected as rising sales in North America and its burgeoning cloud-computing services unit offset new business investments. Cloud computing has turned out to be more lucrative than expected, Wedbush Securities analyst Michael Pachter noted. Amazon's sales from North America rose 24 percent...

  • Knowles reports 1Q loss Thursday, 23 Apr 2015 | 5:18 PM ET

    ITASCA, Ill. _ Knowles Corp. on Thursday reported a first-quarter loss of $15.8 million, after reporting a profit in the same period a year earlier. The average estimate of four analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 3 cents per share. Four analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $235.5 million.

  • Hub Group meets 1Q profit forecasts Thursday, 23 Apr 2015 | 5:03 PM ET

    LOMBARD, Ill. _ Hub Group Inc. on Thursday reported first-quarter earnings of $10.3 million. The average estimate of nine analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was also for earnings of 32 cents per share. Hub Group shares have declined 1 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • DeVry tops 3Q profit forecasts Thursday, 23 Apr 2015 | 4:51 PM ET

    DOWNERS GROVE, Ill. _ DeVry Education Group Inc. on Thursday reported fiscal third-quarter profit of $47.1 million. The average estimate of eight analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 68 cents per share. Five analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $495.7 million.

  • Stericycle misses Street 1Q forecasts Thursday, 23 Apr 2015 | 4:39 PM ET

    LAKE FOREST, Ill. _ Stericycle Inc. on Thursday reported first-quarter net income of $75.5 million. The average estimate of 10 analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of $1.10 per share. Stericycle shares have risen 7 percent since the beginning of the year, while the Standard& Poor's 500 index has climbed roughly 3 percent.

  • April 23- E-commerce company Amazon.com Inc reported higher-than-expected quarterly revenue as sales rose from North America, its biggest market, and its fast-growing cloud-computing services unit. Amazon's sales from North America rose 24 percent to $13.4 billion in the first quarter ended March 31, the company said on Thursday. Amazon reported a loss of...