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  • DIARY - Top Economic Events to Nov 11 Tuesday, 28 Oct 2014 | 8:01 PM ET

    Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker participates in Washington Ideas Forum session hosted by the Atlantic and the Aspen Institute- 1300 GMT. BIRMINGHAM- Bank of England Chief Economist Andy Haldane to speak at the Maxwell Fry Global Finance Lecture- 1715 GMT. TALLINN- Estonian Central Bank to present its Financial Stability Review- 0800 GMT.

  • Huron Consulting misses Street 3Q forecasts Tuesday, 28 Oct 2014 | 7:01 PM ET

    CHICAGO _ Huron Consulting Group Inc. on Tuesday reported profit of $12.2 million in its third quarter. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 67 cents per share. Huron Consulting expects full-year earnings in the range of $3.35 to $3.45 per share.

  • Arthur J. Gallagher meets 3Q profit forecasts Tuesday, 28 Oct 2014 | 6:42 PM ET

    ITASCA, Ill. _ Arthur J. Gallagher& Co. on Tuesday reported third-quarter earnings of $93.6 million. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was also for earnings of 68 cents per share. Analysts expected $1.1 billion, according to Zacks.

  • UPDATE 1-U.S. Steel loss narrowed in third quarter Tuesday, 28 Oct 2014 | 6:06 PM ET

    Oct 28- United States Steel Corp reported a narrower third-quarter loss on Tuesday, citing strong demand from the auto, construction and appliance industries and lower energy costs. The Pittsburgh- based steelmaker posted a third-quarter net loss of $207 million, or $1.42 a share, compared with a loss of $1.79 billion, or $12.38 a share, during the comparable...

  • Equity Residential reports 3Q results Tuesday, 28 Oct 2014 | 5:30 PM ET

    CHICAGO _ Equity Residential on Tuesday 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 80 cents per share. For the current quarter ending in December, Equity Residential expects its per-share funds from operations to range from 81 cents to...

  • U.S. Steel loss narrowed in third quarter Tuesday, 28 Oct 2014 | 5:22 PM ET

    Oct 28- United States Steel Corp reported a narrower third-quarter loss on Tuesday as strong demand from the auto and building industries lifted demand for its products and supported prices. The Pittsburgh- based steelmaker posted a third-quarter net loss of $207 million, or $1.42 a share, compared with a loss of $1.79 billion, or $12.38 a share, during the...

  • Buffett's newspaper unit selling marketing firm Tuesday, 28 Oct 2014 | 4:21 PM ET

    OMAHA, Neb.— Berkshire Hathaway's media unit is selling its marketing company to a Wisconsin group, so it can focus more on its newspapers. Warren Buffett's company announced the sale of World Marketing Inc. to businessman Robert M. Kraft on Tuesday. World Marketing's clients have included American Airlines, Kraft Foods and Blue Cross Blue Shield.

  • Quinn touts job news ahead of governor election Tuesday, 28 Oct 2014 | 2:15 PM ET

    CHAMPAIGN, Ill.— Announcements that hundreds of jobs will be coming to Illinois at a new fertilizer plant and for online retailer Amazon highlighted the starkly different prescriptions for reviving the Illinois economy from Gov. Quinn joined Amazon Vice President for Global Policy Paul Misener in Chicago Tuesday to hail the company's plans for 1,000 new...

  • Oct 28- Whirlpool Corp on Tuesday posted a higher quarterly profit as the housing recovery in the United States lifted sales of its washers and dryers, cooktops, stoves and refrigerators. Benton Harbor, Michigan- based Whirlpool posted a third-quarter profit of $230 million, or $2.88 a share, up from $196 million, or $2.42 a share, a year earlier.

  • Illinois high court justice accused of bias Tuesday, 28 Oct 2014 | 12:25 PM ET

    ST. LOUIS— An Illinois Supreme Court justice seeking retention again is embroiled in a big-money campaign, this time with a group of plaintiffs' attorneys contributing more than $1 million in hopes of ousting the Republican they accuse of being partial to corporate interests. Voters in Illinois' 37 southernmost counties will decide Nov. 4 whether Lloyd...

  • Oct 28- U.S. nuclear regulators are investigating a leak of uranium hexafluoride that occurred on Sunday at an Illinois plant operated by Honeywell International Inc where union workers have been locked out. Honeywell confirmed the Sunday evening leak at its Metropolis, Illinois plant, saying it was due to an equipment failure. There were no injuries and no...

  • Grain mostly higher, livestock mixed Tuesday, 28 Oct 2014 | 11:21 AM ET

    CHICAGO— Grain futures were higher Tuesday in early trading on the Chicago Board of Trade. Wheat for Dec delivery was 4.25 cents higher at $5.27 a bushel; Dec corn was 6.75 cents higher at $3.6975 a bushel; Dec oats were unchanged at $3.6050 a bushel; while Nov soybeans gained 9 cents to $10.15 a bushel. Dec live cattle was. 22 cent lower at $1.6760 pound; Jan feeder...

  • $1.4 billion fertilizer plant coming to Illinois Tuesday, 28 Oct 2014 | 10:40 AM ET

    CHAMPAIGN, Ill.— A chemical company plans to build a $1.4 billion fertilizer plant in eastern Illinois, state economic officials confirmed Tuesday. Cronus Chemicals will build the plant just outside Tuscola, a town about 20 miles south of Champaign, and plans to open a U.S. headquarters in Chicago, according to Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic...

  • Illinois harvesting catches a break with weather Tuesday, 28 Oct 2014 | 9:53 AM ET

    SPRINGFIELD, Ill.— Warmer, drier weather has given Illinois farmers a big boost in catching up on their harvests of corn and soybeans. The U.S. Department of Agriculture says last week's corn harvest jumped 16 percent over the previous work, bringing to 59 percent the amount of the crop that's been brought in from the fields. The USDA says nearly two-thirds of the...

  • Oct 28- HCA Holdings Inc, the largest U.S. hospital operator, on Tuesday announced a deal to acquire a Dallas- based provider of urgent-care services and said its board authorized the repurchase of up to $1 billion of its outstanding shares. HCA said its third-quarter net income rose to $518 million, or $1.16 a share, compared with $365 million, or 79 cents a share, a...

  • Titan International reports 3Q loss Tuesday, 28 Oct 2014 | 9:18 AM ET

    QUINCY, Ill. _ Titan International Inc. on Tuesday reported a loss of $9.1 million in its third quarter. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 1 cent per share. Analysts expected $467.8 million, according to Zacks.

  • A.M. Castle posts 3Q loss Tuesday, 28 Oct 2014 | 8:48 AM ET

    OAK BROOK, Ill. _ A.M. Castle& Co. on Tuesday reported a loss of $7.3 million in its third quarter. The Oak Brook, Illinois- based company said it had a loss of 31 cents per share. A.M. Castle shares have declined 51 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • Amazon to open facilities in Illinois, hire 1,000 Tuesday, 28 Oct 2014 | 8:06 AM ET

    CHICAGO— Amazon Inc. has chosen Illinois for future facilities expected to create 1,000 jobs by 2017.. He says Illinois has the workforce and the deal has been in the works for some time. Dick Durbin announced the $75 million project Tuesday, saying Illinois has the transportation infrastructure.

  • Anixter International misses 3Q profit forecasts Tuesday, 28 Oct 2014 | 8:03 AM ET

    GLENVIEW, Ill. _ Anixter International Inc. on Tuesday reported third-quarter profit of $52.5 million. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of $1.71 per share. Anixter International shares have declined 7 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • Heidrick & Struggles misses Street 3Q forecasts Tuesday, 28 Oct 2014 | 7:27 AM ET

    CHICAGO _ Heidrick& Struggles International Inc. on Tuesday reported profit of $3 million in its third quarter. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 22 cents per share. For the current quarter ending in December, Heidrick& Struggles said it expects revenue in the range of $112 million to $123 million.