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  • SAN FRANCISCO, Jan 29- Google Inc plans to keep making ambitious and costly bets on futuristic products, even if it means shelving some of its most beloved projects. The comments by Chief Financial Officer Patrick Pichette during Thursday's quarterly results conference call struck a decidedly different tone from Google's talk earlier this month of Glass "...

  • Legget & Platt misses 4Q profit forecasts Thursday, 29 Jan 2015 | 4:52 PM ET

    CARTHAGE, Mo. _ Leggett& Platt Inc. on Thursday reported fourth-quarter profit of $20.6 million. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 44 cents per share. Analysts expected $946.1 million, according to Zacks.

  • WASHINGTON— Key U.S. senators said they want more oversight of the Overseas Private Investment Corporation, the federal government's development finance agency that was the subject of an Associated Press investigation earlier this week into a failed $217 million energy project in western Africa marked by insider connections and questionable due...

  • NEW YORK— The family of an unarmed man fatally shot by a police officer in a Brooklyn housing project stairway said Thursday that it intends to file a lawsuit seeking $50 million. Kimberly Ballinger, the domestic partner of Akai Gurley and mother of his toddler daughter, filed one claim against the city, the New York Police Department and officers Peter Liang and...

  • DEARBORN, Mich.— Ford Motor Co. is putting a tough year behind it and promising big things despite a bumpy global market. The Dearborn- based automaker's net income fell 56 percent to $3.2 billion in 2014. Sales were down slightly, to 6.32 million cars and trucks, and revenue dropped 2 percent to $144.1 billion. Ford plowed money into five new plants in Asia and racked...

  • TRENTON, N.J.— Police departments in New Jersey might have new rules to follow before acquiring military surplus equipment from the federal government. Police use of military equipment, acquired through a program within the Pentagon, drew criticism after police in Missouri used it to quell protests. Police departments in New Jersey have received more than $50...

  • First-day frenzy forces Vegas White Castle to close Wednesday, 28 Jan 2015 | 8:41 PM ET

    LAS VEGAS— A 24- hour White Castle location on the Las Vegas Strip that opened to long lines of the burger chain's fans had to close for more than two hours to restock after its grand opening. The Las Vegas Sun reports the restaurant reopened at about 3:15 p.m. Wednesday. White Castle is in the Best Western Plus Casino Royale on the Las Vegas Strip in between The...

  • Branson AirExpress to fly from Cincinnati-area airport Wednesday, 28 Jan 2015 | 2:05 PM ET

    CINCINNATI— Branson AirExpress is set this spring to start flights from the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport to destinations including New Orleans and cities in Missouri and Mexico. They say the airline operated by Orange Air will start flights to New Orleans and to Branson, Missouri, and Cancun, Mexico, on May 7. The airline says it will...

  • The FDIC said in an internal memo this week that any recommendations to terminate customers' deposit accounts must be made in writing, vetted by legal staff and discussed with bank managers. FDIC officials have repeatedly said Choke Point is a Justice Department operation. Both the FDIC and Justice Department have said they would conduct internal...

  • The FDIC said in an internal memo this week that any recommendations to terminate customers' deposit accounts must be made in writing, vetted by legal staff and discussed with bank managers. FDIC officials have repeatedly said Choke Point is a Justice Department operation. Both the FDIC and Justice Department have said they would conduct internal...

  • Energizer misses Street 1Q forecasts Wednesday, 28 Jan 2015 | 8:12 AM ET

    ST LOUIS _ Energizer Holdings Inc. on Wednesday reported fiscal first-quarter profit of $105.1 million. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of $2.16 per share. Analysts expected $1.11 billion, according to Zacks.

  • Pulaski Financial posts 1Q profit Tuesday, 27 Jan 2015 | 6:22 PM ET

    ST LOUIS _ Pulaski Financial Corp. on Tuesday reported fiscal first-quarter net income of $3.1 million. Pulaski Financial shares have climbed nearly 1 percent since the beginning of the year. Keywords: Pulaski Financial, Earnings Report.

  • UMB posts 4Q profit Tuesday, 27 Jan 2015 | 5:58 PM ET

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. _ UMB Financial Corp. on Tuesday reported fourth-quarter profit of $26.9 million. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 76 cents per share. This story was generated by Automated Insights using data from Zacks Investment Research.

  • NASHVILLE, Tenn.— Google said Tuesday it has selected four metro areas in the Southeast to receive its fiber optic service that can deliver Internet speeds at more than 50 times the national broadband average. Google officials said five Western cities previously identified as finalists remain in the running for fiber down the line. "We had four cities here in the...

  • House GOP moves toward possible lawsuit on immigration Tuesday, 27 Jan 2015 | 11:47 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— House Republicans are moving toward authorizing a potential lawsuit against President Barack Obama on immigration, House Speaker John Boehner announced Tuesday, as the GOP struggled for a way to stop the president's unilateral deportation curbs. Boehner announced the plans in a closed-door meeting with lawmakers, telling them GOP leaders are...

  • Commerce tops 4Q profit forecasts Tuesday, 27 Jan 2015 | 8:54 AM ET

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. _ Commerce Bancshares Inc. on Tuesday reported fourth-quarter profit of $68.2 million. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 65 cents per share. Analysts expected $270.7 million, according to Zacks.

  • NEW ORLEANS— A historic cemetery that may have begun the New Orleans tradition of above-ground crypts will soon be off-limits to tourists wandering about on their own because of tomb vandalism, the Catholic archdiocese that owns the property announced. Louis Cemetery No. 1 and its labyrinth of mausoleums will be restricted to relatives of the dead buried...

  • Great Southern Bancorp beats 4Q profit forecasts Monday, 26 Jan 2015 | 7:21 PM ET

    SPRINGFIELD, Mo. _ Great Southern Bancorp Inc. on Monday reported fourth-quarter profit of $12.1 million. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 77 cents per share. Great Southern Bancorp shares have declined slightly more than 6 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • ST. LOUIS— Post Holdings will spend $1.15 billion to bulk up its presence in the cereal aisle by buying the privately held MOM Brands Co., maker of Malt-O-Meal cereals. Post has been on acquisition spree lately to diversify, adding the PowerBar and Musashi nutrition brands, which it purchased from Nestle SA, and the peanut butter maker American Blanching Co..

  • 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...