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  • LAS VEGAS— A federal judge in Chicago ruled Wednesday that a bankrupt division of Caesars Entertainment Corp. can tap some of the $847 million in cash it has on hand for at least five weeks. Judge Benjamin Goldgar said Caesars Entertainment Operating Co. could access its cash in the interim despite objections from some of the company's creditors.

  • The Army Corps of Engineers said it hired Illinois- based Great Lakes Dredge and Dock Company to dredge the outer harbor, beginning in the Savannah River off Tybee Island and extending into the Atlantic Ocean. East Coast seaports including Savannah are scrambling for deeper channels to make room for supersized cargo ships expected to begin arriving via an...

  • SP Plus posts 4Q profit Wednesday, 4 Mar 2015 | 6:07 PM ET

    CHICAGO _ SP Plus Corp. on Wednesday reported fourth-quarter net income of $9.2 million. SP Plus expects full-year earnings in the range of 93 cents to $1.03 per share. SP Plus shares have dropped nearly 10 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • Fed survey finds US economy growing at moderate pace Wednesday, 4 Mar 2015 | 2:01 PM ET

    The Boston district said businesses in its area remained upbeat despite a series of huge snowstorms. Fed Chair Janet Yellen delivered the central bank's semiannual economic report to Congress last week and indicated that the Fed is still willing to be "patient" in terms of raising interest rates because of weak wage growth and inflation well below the Fed's 2...

  • Technology is raising a high bar for high-end mixology Wednesday, 4 Mar 2015 | 1:42 PM ET

    Take the "Highlander," a cocktail offered at Barmini in Washington, D.C. The drink is a combination of bartender Juan Coronado's favorite highland ingredients, scotch and mezcal from Oaxaca, combined with a touch of simple syrup and served in a glass with a floating cloud of creme de cocoa, rosemary, citrus peels and dry ice. "It's quite amazing to see this floating...

  • Grain mostly lower, livestock higher Wednesday, 4 Mar 2015 | 11:04 AM ET

    CHICAGO— Grain futures were mostly lower Wednesday on the Chicago Board of Trade. Wheat for May delivery were off 10 cents to $4.96 a bushel; May corn fell 1.50 cents to 3.8950 a bushel; May oats were 1 cent higher at $2.8475 a bushel; while May soybeans declined 18.25 cents to $9.94 a bushel. April live cattle was up 3 cents to $1.5405 a pound; May feeder cattle rose 4.50...

  • March 4- McDonald's Corp's U.S. restaurants will gradually stop buying chicken raised with antibiotics vital to fighting human infections, the most aggressive step by a major food company to force chicken producers to change practices in the fight against dangerous' superbugs.'. The world's biggest restaurant chain announced on Wednesday that within two...

  • March 4- McDonald's Corp's U.S. restaurants will gradually stop buying chicken raised with antibiotics vital to fighting human infections, the most aggressive step by a major food company to force chicken producers to change practices in the fight against dangerous "superbugs." The world's biggest restaurant chain will announce on Wednesday that within two...

  • Tribune Publishing posts 4Q profit Wednesday, 4 Mar 2015 | 8:30 AM ET

    CHICAGO _ Tribune Publishing Co. on Wednesday reported net income of $15.5 million in its fourth quarter. Tribune Publishing expects full-year revenue in the range of $1.65 billion to $1.67 billion. Tribune Publishing shares have declined 12 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • CHICAGO— A former software engineer for CME Group who pleaded guilty in 2012 to stealing source code to create a similar program in China won't spend any time in prison. Chunlai Yang of Libertyville was sentenced Tuesday to four years of probation for stealing software that underpinned the CME Group's Globex trading platform. Prosecutors said the 50-...

  • SAN FRANCISCO— While 72 passengers have settled their personal-injury claims stemming from the crash of an Asiana Airlines flight in San Francisco two years ago, other people are continuing their legal fight with the airliner and others involved in the accident that killed three Chinese teenagers and injured nearly 200 people. Arthur Wolk, a lawyer...

  • BOSTON, March 4- Mutual fund companies, including No. 2 Fidelity Investments, have slashed fees on their most popular funds by shifting billions of dollars into collective trusts not regulated by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. "CITs are more opaque to the outside world because reporting requirements are not as stringent," said Michael Rawson,...

  • SAN FRANCISCO— More than 70 passengers aboard an Asiana Airlines flight that crashed in San Francisco two years ago have reached a settlement in their lawsuits against the airline, attorneys for the passengers and airline said in a court filing Tuesday. The settlement with 72 passengers who filed personal injury claims also includes Boeing Co., which made the...

  • Middleby misses 4Q profit forecasts Tuesday, 3 Mar 2015 | 7:27 PM ET

    ELGIN, Ill. _ The Middleby Corp. on Tuesday reported fourth-quarter earnings of $51.7 million. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 97 cents per share. Middleby shares have climbed nearly 8 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • March 3- The operating unit of casino company Caesars Entertainment Corp unveiled its plan to cut $10 billion of debt and to exit Chapter 11 in a late Monday filing with a U.S. Bankruptcy Court. Bankruptcy Judge Benjamin Goldgar in Chicago and creditors, a process that can easily take a year. The plan was filed on Monday when the parent company Caesars...

  • SCHAUMBURG, Ill.— Shares of Career Education Corp. surged in after-market trading Tuesday after the for-profit education company posted a smaller quarterly loss than Wall Street expected. A year ago, Career Education posted a fourth-quarter loss of $30.6 million, or 46 cents a share, on revenue of $199.4 million. Career Education's stock was up 67 cents, or 13...

  • Caesars' operating unit files bankruptcy exit plan Tuesday, 3 Mar 2015 | 12:20 PM ET

    March 3- The operating unit of casino company Caesars Entertainment Corp unveiled its plan to cut $10 billion of debt and to exit Chapter 11 in a late Monday filing with a U.S. Bankruptcy Court. Bankruptcy Judge Benjamin Goldgar in Chicago and creditors, a process that can easily take a year or more. The plan was filed on Monday when the parent company Caesars...

  • Grain lower, livestock lower Tuesday, 3 Mar 2015 | 10:56 AM ET

    CHICAGO— Grain futures were lower Tuesday in early trading on the Chicago Board of Trade. Wheat for May delivery unchanged at $5.00 a bushel; May corn was 1.75 cents lower at $3.8625 a bushel; May oats were unchanged at $2.78 a bushel; while May soybeans lost 9.75 cents to $10.04 a bushel. April live cattle was. 85 cent lower at $1.5260 a pound; March feeder cattle was. 10...

  • Navistar reports 1Q loss Tuesday, 3 Mar 2015 | 8:01 AM ET

    LISLE, Ill.— Navistar International Corp. on Tuesday reported a loss of $42 million in its fiscal first quarter. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for a loss of $1.15 per share. Navistar shares have dropped 14 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • EVANSVILLE, Ind.— Personal finance company Springleaf Holdings is buying Citigroup's OneMain Financial for $4.25 billion. The Citigroup subsidiary, originally founded as Commercial Credit, has about 5,600 employees. Citi said that it will use part of the proceeds from the sale to retire certain funding that currently supports Citi Holdings.