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  • Olin meets 3Q profit forecasts Thursday, 23 Oct 2014 | 6:46 PM ET

    CLAYTON, Mo. _ Olin Corp. on Thursday reported third-quarter earnings of $26.1 million. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was also for earnings of 42 cents per share. Analysts expected $612.3 million, according to Zacks.

  • Cerner meets 3Q profit forecasts Thursday, 23 Oct 2014 | 4:18 PM ET

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. _ Cerner Corp. on Thursday reported third-quarter profit of $129 million. Analysts expected $853.6 million, according to Zacks. For the current quarter ending in December, Cerner expects its per-share earnings to range from 46 cents to 47 cents.

  • Fed Governor Daniel Tarullo, who oversees bank regulation, invited CEOs from a group of banks with between roughly $50 billion and roughly $150 billion of assets, the sources said this week. Under the 2010 Dodd-Frank regulatory reform law, banks that have more than $50 billion of assets must show how they would fare in stressful situations before they can...

  • 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...

  • NEW YORK, Oct 23- Some very big investors are betting on an upswing in two problematic parts of the world right now, Europe and Japan, their confidence bolstered by the brisk money-printing from central banks in both regions. Standard Life Investments, Goldman Sachs Asset Management, and Seven Investment Management are among those who believe in the potential...

  • Build-A-Bear posts 3Q profit Thursday, 23 Oct 2014 | 9:45 AM ET

    ST LOUIS, Mo. _ Build-A-Bear Workshop Inc. on Thursday reported net income of $1.8 million in its third quarter. The St. Louis- based company said it had net income of 10 cents per share. This story was generated by Automated Insights using data from Zacks Investment Research.

  • Sigma-Aldrich meets 3Q profit forecasts Thursday, 23 Oct 2014 | 9:15 AM ET

    ST LOUIS, Mo. _ Sigma-Aldrich Corp. on Thursday reported third-quarter net income of $108 million. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was also for earnings of $1.06 per share. Analysts expected $691 million, according to Zacks.

  • Noteworthy ballot measures in upcoming election Thursday, 23 Oct 2014 | 5:06 AM ET

    In Colorado, a "personhood" amendment would add fetuses to those protected by the state's criminal and wrongful death act. In Oregon, Alaska and the District of Columbia, voters will have a chance to legalize the recreational use of marijuana by adults, a step approved two years by voters in Colorado and Washington state. Washington state has two competing...

  • 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...