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  • WASHINGTON, Jan 27- Rick Perry's farewell speech to the Texas legislature listed the accomplishments expected from an outgoing Republican governor of the country's largest oil-producing state. "We have expanded our economy while protecting our environment," said Perry, who is openly exploring a second White House run in 2016.. Conservative political...

  • Lexmark reports 4Q loss Tuesday, 27 Jan 2015 | 6:48 AM ET

    LEXINGTON, Ky. _ Lexmark International Inc. on Tuesday reported a fourth-quarter loss of $25.6 million, after reporting a profit in the same period a year earlier. For the current quarter ending in March, Lexmark expects its per-share earnings to range from 70 cents to 80 cents. Lexmark shares have dropped 3 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 27- Rick Perry's farewell speech to the Texas legislature listed the accomplishments expected from an outgoing Republican governor of the country's largest oil-producing state. "We have expanded our economy while protecting our environment," said Perry, who is openly exploring a second White House run in 2016.. Conservative political...

  • Ashland beats 1Q profit forecasts Monday, 26 Jan 2015 | 5:34 PM ET

    COVINGTON, Ky. _ Ashland Inc. on Monday reported fiscal first-quarter earnings of $32 million. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of $1.43 per share. Analysts expected $1.43 billion, according to Zacks.

  • WASHINGTON— Rand Paul is demonstrating how he could disrupt the Republican presidential field if he seeks the nomination, sparring with potential rivals over Iran, Cuba and the Pentagon's budget in a face-to-face forum that offered an early preview of the feisty policy debate to come. The Kentucky Republican joined fellow first-term senators Ted Cruz of...

  • KANSAS CITY, Mo.— Twenty-eight oil companies and retailers have agreed to settle litigation claiming customers were knowingly overcharged when gas station fuel temperatures rose, plaintiffs announced Friday. Federal officials earlier consolidated about 50 lawsuits filed since 2006 from consumers across the country in the U.S. District Court in Kansas...

  • Farmers Capital posts 4Q profit Thursday, 22 Jan 2015 | 5:03 AM ET

    FRANKFORT, Ky. _ Farmers Capital Bank Corp. on Thursday reported fourth-quarter profit of $4.2 million. The bank, based in Frankfort, Kentucky, said it had earnings of 51 cents per share. Keywords: Farmers Capital Bank, Earnings Report.

  • CONCORD, N.H.— Mitt Romney launched his last campaign for president at a New Hampshire farm, relied upon a New Hampshire victory to fuel his strategy to win the nomination and even posed the photos of his last family Christmas card on the shores of a New Hampshire lake where he still owns a home. But whatever home-field advantage the Republican Party's 2012 nominee...

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 21- Most U.S. states expect to hit their revenue targets this fiscal year, but at least six states say they could fall short, the National Conference of State Legislatures said on Wednesday. Alaska, Arizona, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Michigan, and Vermont all expect to miss their revenue forecasts, according to the report. New Mexico and Indiana are...

  • Community Trust Bancorp posts 4Q profit Wednesday, 21 Jan 2015 | 9:36 AM ET

    PIKEVILLE, Ky. _ Community Trust Bancorp Inc. on Wednesday reported fourth-quarter net income of $10 million. Community Trust Bancorp shares have dropped 5 percent since the beginning of the year. Keywords: Community Trust Bancorp, Earnings Report.

  • CINCINNATI— The Cincinnati company behind dozens of Frisch's Big Boy restaurants alleges a former assistant treasurer stole an estimated $3.3 million in a multiyear embezzlement scheme. Frisch's Restaurants Inc. accuses Michael Hudson of manipulating accounting records and forging payroll documents to funnel money to himself, his relatives, a...

  • PITTSBURGH— Ralph Martin, the chief executive of the company that publishes the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, has resigned to become CEO of Civitas Media. Besides the Tribune-Review, the company publishes six other dailies and more than 20 weekly newspapers across western Pennsylvania. Martin said he considered making a change following the death July 4 of...

  • WASHINGTON— Republicans running Congress have promised to use every weapon in their arsenal to take down President Barack Obama's health care law. It's the only filibuster-proof option available to Republicans, who control the Senate with 54 seats but must still muster 60 votes to pass other legislation. Ted Cruz, R- Texas, told a Heritage Foundation gathering...

  • WASHINGTON— President Barack Obama is turning to his biggest television audience of the year to pitch tax increases on the wealthiest Americans and put the new Republican Congress in the position of defending top income earners over the middle class. Tax increases are rarely welcomed by congressional Republicans, who now hold majorities in the House and the...

  • WASHINGTON— President Barack Obama will call for increasing taxes on the wealthiest Americans by raising the capital gains rate and eliminating a tax break on inheritances, then using the revenue to fund new tax credits and other cost-saving measures for the middle class. The president's proposals are likely to be cheered by the Democratic Party's liberal...

  • Foreign holdings of US Treasury securities up Friday, 16 Jan 2015 | 4:00 PM ET

    Treasury securities rose to a record level in November following two months of declines, reflecting a big increase in purchases by Japan. The Treasury Department said Friday that foreign holdings increased 1 percent to a record $6.11 trillion in November following small declines in October and September. Japan, the No. 2 foreign buyer of Treasury debt, boosted...

  • Republic Bancorp posts 4Q profit Friday, 16 Jan 2015 | 8:36 AM ET

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. _ Republic Bancorp Inc. on Friday reported fourth-quarter profit nearly quadrupled to $5.2 million. The holding company for Republic Bank& Trust posted revenue of $35.7 million in the period. Republic Bancorp shares have decreased almost 8 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • US--APNewsAlert, US Thursday, 15 Jan 2015 | 8:25 AM ET

    LOUISVILLE, Ky.— Muhammad Ali back in hospital for' follow-up care' related to urinary tract infection.

  • Yet that's what the 22- year-old has been doing for the past two years as part of a partnership between 3 M and the Bluegrass Community& Technical College. Stories like hers mean a lot to Kentucky manufacturers, who are having a hard time finding skilled workers for their increasingly technical plants. The expansion includes some of the state's largest...

  • US House votes to overturn Obama's immigration actions Wednesday, 14 Jan 2015 | 1:33 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— Shunning a White House veto threat and opposition within their own party, House Republicans approved legislation Wednesday to overturn President Barack Obama's key immigration policies and expose hundreds of thousands of younger immigrants to expulsion from the U.S. The 236-191 vote came on a broad bill that would provide $39.7 billion to...