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  • INSIGHT-U.S. jockeys with China over GMO crop issues Friday, 31 Oct 2014 | 3:32 PM ET

    Oct 31- With U.S. approval for Dow AgroSciences' package of chemicals and new genetically engineered crops now in hand, the Dow Chemical Co unit faces a major obstacle to a $1 billion market opportunity: Chinese import barriers. China for the last year has been rejecting U.S. corn shipments containing traces of a type of GMO corn developed by Syngenta AG.

  • FACTBOX-GMO crops have fans, critics Friday, 31 Oct 2014 | 3:32 PM ET

    China has recently slowed its process for allowing imports of certain types of GMO corn and rejected millions of dollars worth of U.S. corn shipments. *GMO crop developers and other backers say many scientific studies show the crops are safe, and the USDA promotes the crops as a means to enhancing global food security. The last import approval for a GMO grain was...

  • Oct 31- A surge in refining profits boosted quarterly results for Exxon Mobil Corp and Chevron Corp, helping to offset lower oil and gas output and slumping crude oil prices. "Exxon Mobil's quarterly results demonstrate the strength of our integrated business model," Chief Executive Officer Rex Tillerson said in a statement after his company posted results.

  • YOUR MONEY-How to donate to help fight Ebola Friday, 31 Oct 2014 | 11:09 AM ET

    You can find comprehensive lists of charities fighting Ebola from organizations that vet nonprofits like Guidestar, Charity Navigator, and the Better Business Bureau Wise Giving Alliance. The organization, also known as Medecins Sans Frontieres, announced it is budgeting $64 million for its work fighting Ebola. It has raised at least $35 million in private...

  • Oct 31- A surge in refining profits boosted quarterly results at Exxon Mobil Corp and Chevron Corp, helping to offset declining oil and gas production and falling crude oil prices. "Exxon Mobil's quarterly results demonstrate the strength of our integrated business model," Chief Executive Officer Rex Tillerson said in a statement after his company posted...

  • Empire District Electric posts 3Q profit Friday, 31 Oct 2014 | 5:03 AM ET

    JOPLIN, Mo. _ Empire District Electric Co. on Friday reported net income of $23.9 million, or 55 cents per share, in its third quarter. Empire District Electric expects full-year earnings to be $1.50 to $1.60 per share. Empire District Electric shares have risen 25 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • Pilot in Kansas small plane crash identified Friday, 31 Oct 2014 | 3:00 AM ET

    WICHITA, Kan.— The bodies of four people who died when a small plane crashed into a flight training facility at a Kansas airport remained at the site Friday as authorities assessed what needed to be done to make the building safe to enter. Three of the victims were from the Wichita area and one was from another country. "We don't want to get anybody else hurt," Wichita...

  • Kum & Go chain settles disabilities lawsuit Thursday, 30 Oct 2014 | 6:15 PM ET

    The class-action lawsuit— filed by an Iowa man who uses a wheelchair— alleged the company failed to provide fuel dispensers with operable controls at an appropriate height, didn't provide accessible parking spaces of an appropriate width and in an appropriate location, and otherwise failed to comply with the ADA. Modifications the company will make include...

  • GDP grows 3.5 percent in Q3; Treasuries briefly cut gains. NEW YORK, Oct 30- U.S. "It didn't help that we had an uninspiring seven-year auction," said David Keeble, global head of interest rates strategy at Credit Agricole in New York.

  • US voters deciding on billions for conservation Thursday, 30 Oct 2014 | 12:20 PM ET

    The most money at stake is in Florida, California and New Jersey. "These are highly developed and dense states, and they are watching the good natural places disappear," said Will Rogers, president and CEO of the Trust for Public Land, which tracks and raises money for the ballot measures. Other states with significant conservation funding on their ballots include...

  • Rural Tennessee museum a success in first year Thursday, 30 Oct 2014 | 10:01 AM ET

    School groups and repeat visitors attracted by fun, educational exhibits have led attendance figures to blow past expectations for this one-of-a-kind museum located in Union City, Tennessee, a town of 11,000 located a few hours' drive from Memphis, Nashville and St. Louis. Discovery Park CEO Jim Rippy said attendance could hit 300,000 by the end of this calendar...

  • DST Systems posts 3Q profit Thursday, 30 Oct 2014 | 9:21 AM ET

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. _ DST Systems Inc. on Thursday reported earnings of $100 million in its third quarter. The Kansas City, Missouri- based company said it had net income of $2.51 per share. DST Systems shares have climbed nearly 1 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • Aegion reports 3Q loss Thursday, 30 Oct 2014 | 5:03 AM ET

    CHESTERFIELD, Mo. _ Aegion Corp. on Thursday reported a loss of $17.1 million in its third quarter. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was also for earnings of 43 cents per share. Aegion expects full-year earnings to be $1.27 to $1.37 per share.

  • Ford recalls 205,000 SUVs for fuel tank leaks Wednesday, 29 Oct 2014 | 10:47 AM ET

    DEARBORN, Mich.— Ford is recalling about 205,000 SUVs in cold-weather states and parts of Canada to fix gas tanks that can rust, leak and cause a fire. The recall affects Ford Edge and Lincoln MKX vehicles from the 2007 and 2008 model years. The SUVs are being recalled in Connecticut, Delaware, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan,...

  • FACTBOX-GMO crops have history of controversy Wednesday, 29 Oct 2014 | 10:26 AM ET

    Oct 29- Since commercialization of the world's first genetically engineered crops in 1995-1996, there has been an ongoing debate globally about the safety and effectiveness of the crops. On Nov. 4, voters in Oregon and Colorado will weigh in on proposed laws that would require foods made with genetically engineered crops and sold in those states to be labeled...

  • Cape Girardeau again looks for airport tenant Wednesday, 29 Oct 2014 | 10:20 AM ET

    CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo.— Cape Girardeau is looking for an airport tenant for the second time in the past decade, after a private manufacturing company again went bankrupt. The 52,500- square-foot building at Cape Girardeau Regional Airport has sat vacant since Commander Premier Aircraft Corporation was evicted in 2011, unable to pay its rent.

  • Belden tops 3Q profit forecasts Wednesday, 29 Oct 2014 | 9:52 AM ET

    ST. LOUIS _ Belden Inc. on Wednesday reported profit of $33.8 million in its third quarter. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of $1.12 per share. Analysts expected $617.2 million, according to Zacks.

  • Charter misses 3Q profit forecasts Wednesday, 29 Oct 2014 | 9:52 AM ET

    STAMFORD, Mo. _ Charter Communications Inc. on Wednesday reported a loss of $53 million in its third quarter. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for a loss of 5 cents per share. This story was generated by Automated Insights using data from Zacks Investment Research.

  • Houston bus owner gets probation in 2008 crash Wednesday, 29 Oct 2014 | 1:31 AM ET

    HOUSTON— The owner of a Houston bus company who was charged after a 2008 crash that killed 17 passengers on their way to a religious retreat has avoided prison after a federal judge sentenced him to three years of probation in a plea agreement. Le's 62- year-old mother, Catherine Tuong So Lam, was one of 55 members of Houston's Vietnamese Catholic community who had...

  • EPR Properties reports 3Q results Tuesday, 28 Oct 2014 | 6:30 PM ET

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. _ EPR Properties on Tuesday reported a key measure of profitability in its third quarter. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for funds from operations of $1.04 per share. For the current quarter ending in December, EPR Properties expects its per-share funds from operations to range from $1.03 to $1.07.