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  • Judge to rule against Ameren in power line case Monday, 20 Oct 2014 | 3:28 PM ET

    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo.— A judge said Monday that he will rule against a subsidiary of Ameren Corp. in a legal fight over whether it needs state regulators' permission to build a high-voltage power line across northern Missouri. Cole County Circuit Judge Dan Green said he's inclined to reject Ameren's request for a declaration that the Missouri Public Service...

  • Appeals court revives Syngenta, Bunge GMO lawsuit Monday, 20 Oct 2014 | 3:07 PM ET

    DES MOINES, Iowa— A federal appeals court gave agricultural chemical-maker Syngenta Seeds hope Monday that it may be able to proceed with a lawsuit against grain storage and transportation company Bunge North America for refusing to accept one of Syngenta's genetically modified corn varieties. Syngenta sued Bunge in 2011, claiming it illegally refused to...

  • Report on whistleblower is inconclusive Monday, 20 Oct 2014 | 11:52 AM ET

    SPOKANE, Wash.— The U.S. Department of Energy's inspector general on Monday said it could not determine if a whistleblower on the Hanford Nuclear Reservation was fired for raising safety concerns because two contractors failed to provide all the documents needed in the investigation. Donna Busche was fired in February after raising questions about the...

  • Peabody beats Street 3Q forecasts Monday, 20 Oct 2014 | 8:12 AM ET

    ST LOUIS, Mo.— Peabody Energy Corp. on Monday reported a third-quarter loss of $150.6 million. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for a loss of 66 cents per share. Analysts expected $1.64 billion, according to Zacks.

  • Oct 17- Opponents of GMO food labeling proposals on the ballot next month in Oregon and Colorado have contributed roughly $20 million for campaigning against the proposed laws, nearly triple the money raised by supporters of the initiatives, campaign finance reports show. Voters in Colorado and Oregon weigh in on the issue in mid-term election voting on Nov. 6.

  • NEW YORK, Oct 17- The U.S. dollar edged higher against a basket of major currencies on Friday after strong data on U.S. consumer sentiment calmed nerves after a week of severe market volatility. The Thomson Reuters/ University of Michigan preliminary October reading on the overall index on consumer sentiment came in at 86.4, the highest since July 2007 and marking...

  • Oct 17- Railroad operator Kansas City Southern's reported a higher-than-expected quarterly revenue as it shipped more grains and automobiles. Kansas City Southern operates on a unique, north-south route in central United States and derives half of its annual revenue from cross-border business with Mexico. Exports from the United States to Mexico rose...

  • Kansas City Southern tops Street 3Q forecasts Friday, 17 Oct 2014 | 8:09 AM ET

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. _ Kansas City Southern on Friday reported third-quarter net income of $138.1 million. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of $1.26 per share. Analysts expected $668.1 million, according to Zacks.

  • FBI Director James Comey on Thursday made his strongest comments yet about encryption features built into new cell phones by Google Inc and Apple Inc, warning they could hurt law enforcement efforts to crack homicide and child exploitation cases. FBI agents are generally able to access information stored on cell phones with a court order related to a...

  • Dogs welcome at St. Louis museum about, well, dogs Thursday, 16 Oct 2014 | 7:02 AM ET

    But what really makes this St. Louis museum unique is the visitors: Dogs are welcome, and curators aren't worried about the canines knocking things over or making a mess. "We do it and have been doing it for many years, and to my knowledge it's never caused a problem," said Stephen George, executive director of the American Kennel Club Museum of the Dog.

  • DIARY - Top Economic Events to Oct 29 Wednesday, 15 Oct 2014 | 8:01 PM ET

    CHELSEA, United States- Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen tours the CONNECT facility and meets consortium leaders and local residents to hear about conditions in the local economy and the impact of CONNECT for residents entering or re-entering the workforce- 1645 GMT. LONDON- Bank of England Deputy Governor Jon Cunliffe takes part in a panel discussion at...

  • The herbicide is approved immediately for use in six states, and the EPA is evaluating expansion to additional states. "EPA has not followed the law," said Greg Loarie, an attorney with Earthjustice, a non-profit environmental law organization that is evaluating legal action to try to stop the commercialization of Enlist Duo. Loarie said EPA also failed to fully...

  • In announcing the decision, EPA said it had thoroughly evaluated the risks, including those for endangered species, that come with what is expected to be a large increase in the use of the chemical agent 2,4- D, which is an active ingredient of Enlist Duo. "EPA has not followed the law," said Greg Loarie, an attorney with Earthjustice, a non-profit environmental law...

  • Fed survey finds moderate growth nationwide Wednesday, 15 Oct 2014 | 2:04 PM ET

    The Fed report released Wednesday said six of its 12 regions— Cleveland, Chicago, St. Louis, Minneapolis, Dallas and San Francisco— reported "moderate" growth. In the New York region, however, manufacturing growth stalled, and Boston reported weaker results than in the past few reports. Three districts— Cleveland, Chicago and San Francisco— reported stronger demand...

  • EPA said it was applying "first-time-ever restrictions" on its approval of the herbicide, called Enlist Duo, which is designed to be used with new genetically modified crops developed by Dow AgroSciences, a unit of Dow Chemical. EPA said the approval lays out a template of new requirements for future approvals of herbicides designed for use with genetically...

  • Taco Bell tests Sriracha flavored items Wednesday, 15 Oct 2014 | 12:40 PM ET

    Taco Bell is testing a new menu that promises just that, looking to tap into the cult following for the red Thai hot sauce known as Sriracha. Taco Bell, which is owned by Yum Brands Inc., has been on a strong run since rolling out its Dorito-flavored tacos in 2012. Since then, it has looked to build on the success with a variety of new offerings, including snacks intended...

  • EPA said that it was applying "first-time ever restrictions" to its approval of the new herbicide, called Enlist Duo, which is designed to be used with new genetically modified crops developed by Dow AgroSciences, a unit of Dow Chemical.

  • EPA approves new weed killer for engineered crops Wednesday, 15 Oct 2014 | 12:00 PM ET

    The EPA said Wednesday that it will allow the use of a 2,4- D weed killer called Enlist Duo, a new version of the popular herbicide used since the 1940 s. The EPA said in a release that the agency's decision reflects a large body of science and that officials used "highly conservative and protective assumptions to evaluate human health and ecological risks."

  • Commerce meets 3Q profit forecasts Wednesday, 15 Oct 2014 | 7:12 AM ET

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. _ Commerce Bancshares Inc. on Wednesday reported third-quarter profit of $68.2 million. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was also for earnings of 72 cents per share. Analysts expected $273.3 million, according to Zacks.

  • Synergetics posts 4Q profit Tuesday, 14 Oct 2014 | 4:51 PM ET

    O`FALLON, Mo. _ Synergetics USA Inc. on Tuesday reported earnings of $1.4 million in its fiscal fourth quarter. The O`Fallon, Missouri- based company said it had net income of 6 cents per share. This story was generated by Automated Insights using data from Zacks Investment Research.