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  • The lawsuit, filed in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in California, argues that the Environmental Protection Agency did not adequately analyze the impact of one of the new herbicide's active ingredients, 2,4- D, before granting approval on Oct. 15 to Dow's Enlist Duo herbicide. "They did not do an adequate job," said Andrew Kimbrell, an attorney with...

  • O'Reilly Automotive beats Street 3Q forecasts Wednesday, 22 Oct 2014 | 5:31 PM ET

    SPRINGFIELD, Mo. _ O'Reilly Automotive Inc. on Wednesday reported earnings of $217 million in its third quarter. Analysts expected $1.85 billion, according to Zacks. For the current quarter ending in December, O'Reilly Automotive expects its per-share earnings to range from $1.60 to $1.64.

  • Legget & Platt tops 3Q profit expectations Wednesday, 22 Oct 2014 | 4:45 PM ET

    CARTHAGE, Mo. _ Leggett& Platt Inc. on Wednesday reported third-quarter net income of $48.2 million. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 50 cents per share. Analysts expected $1.03 billion, according to Zacks.

  • Small business view: Ebola, energy and elections Wednesday, 22 Oct 2014 | 2:25 PM ET

    And the upcoming elections are raising questions about what the new Congress is likely to do. Craig Beal has had three cancellations for safaris to places like Botswana and South Africa that are nine hours by plane from the countries with widespread Ebola outbreaks. A similar pattern emerged after riots in South Africa and a shooting last year at a Nairobi,...

  • 'Silicon Beach' brings tech boom to Los Angeles Wednesday, 22 Oct 2014 | 1:41 PM ET

    LOS ANGELES— So long Silicon Valley. In the past few years Google, Microsoft, Facebook, and YouTube have opened offices on the west side of Los Angeles from Santa Monica south to Venice and Playa del Rey. "Historically, Silicon Valley has been the center of gravity for tech and startups but I think more and more, these types of companies can be built anywhere," says Erik...

  • Website asks high court to throw out lawsuit Wednesday, 22 Oct 2014 | 2:14 AM ET

    SEATTLE— A lawyer told the Washington Supreme Court on Tuesday that a lawsuit filed by three young girls who were sold as prostitutes on a website should be thrown out because the website didn't write the ads, so it's not liable. "No one has the right to sell a kid for sex," said Jo Lembo, with Shared Hope International. " A similar case was filed last week in federal court in...

  • CHICAGO, Oct 21- With rain delaying the U.S. harvest and domestic and export use of crops strong, the squeeze on storage space in the world's biggest food exporter is not as bad as many feared, a top grain market analyst said on Tuesday. But the fact that we are stretching harvest out means that every day you are consuming another 70 million bushels, " Darrel Good,...

  • Jury rules against Texas company in guardrail case Tuesday, 21 Oct 2014 | 1:56 PM ET

    DALLAS— A jury has decided that a Texas company should pay $175 million in a case involving the safety of thousands of guardrails on highways around the country. The verdict against Trinity Industries Inc. was handed down Monday in federal district court in Marshall, Texas. The Marshall case was brought by whistleblower Josh Harman, a guardrail installer from...

  • IAPA: Press freedom deteriorating in the Americas Tuesday, 21 Oct 2014 | 1:40 PM ET

    SANTIAGO, Chile— Freedom of expression and the press have sharply deteriorated in the Americas over the last six months due to an increase in censorship and physical attacks on journalists, the Inter American Press Association said Tuesday. Journalists suffered violence in almost every country in the region, including Venezuela, where some were attacked by...

  • 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...