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  • NEW YORK, Feb 19- Diversified U.S. manufacturer Emerson Electric Co is "moving to being more of a buyer"- after shedding businesses worth $3.5 billion in recent years- and would consider multi-billion-dollar acquisitions, the company's president said on Thursday. Emerson is still exploring $500 million to $1 billion worth of divestitures to focus the business,...

  • Build-A-Bear posts 4Q profit Thursday, 19 Feb 2015 | 8:42 AM ET

    ST LOUIS _ Build-A-Bear Workshop Inc. on Thursday reported fourth-quarter net income of $11.8 million. The St. Louis- based company said it had profit of 67 cents per share. For the year, the company reported net income of $14.4 million, or 81 cents per share, swinging to a profit in the period.

  • NEW HAVEN, Conn.— Officials at Tweed New Haven Regional Airport say they're negotiating with a Missouri- based airline to link southern Connecticut to Washington, D.C.. The New Haven Register reports reports that airport authority Chairman John Picard and Executive Director Tim Larson the airport is is negotiating with Buzz Airways of Branson, Missouri, to run...

  • American Railcar misses 4Q profit forecasts Thursday, 19 Feb 2015 | 5:03 AM ET

    ST. CHARLES, Mo. _ American Railcar Industries Inc. on Thursday reported fourth-quarter earnings of $22.7 million. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of $1.09 per share. This story was generated by Automated Insights using data from Zacks Investment Research.

  • DIARY-Top Economic Events to March 4 Wednesday, 18 Feb 2015 | 7:01 PM ET

    FRANKFURT- Andreas Dombre, a board member of Germany's Bundesbank, to speak at International Bankers Forum- 1500 GMT. ROME- OECD Secretary General Angel Gurria will present the Economic Survey of Italy at a news conference with Economy Minister and Finance Minister Pier Carlo Padoan. LONDON- ECB Board member Yves Mersch takes part in a panel discussion on "The...

  • SunEdison reports 4Q loss Wednesday, 18 Feb 2015 | 4:58 PM ET

    MARYLAND HEIGHTS, Mo. _ SunEdison Inc. on Wednesday reported a loss of $242.1 million in its fourth quarter. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for a loss of 33 cents per share. SunEdison shares have risen 13 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • Stocks in Europe at seven-year high. NEW YORK, Feb 18- U.S. stocks showed modest declines on Wednesday while the dollar pulled back from earlier gains in the wake of the release of minutes from the Federal Reserve's policy meeting last month. "A rate hike is still possible but it's not necessarily a sure thing," said Gary Thayer, head of global macro strategy at Wells...

  • Janet McCabe, assistant administrator for air and radiation at the EPA, confirmed later in the day that the EPA may revisit the timeline, noting a change in the interim target "was very much on the table." Last week, St. Louis- based utility Ameren flagged concerns about the interim target and proposed ways for the EPA to achieve the same goals of its proposed rule...

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 17- Five Republican state governors say they will not rescue a crucial part of Obamacare if it is struck down by the Supreme Court, underlining the prospect for a chaotic aftermath to a ruling that could force millions of Americans to pay much more for coverage or lose their health insurance. In response to Reuters' queries, spokespeople for the...

  • Heavy snowfall and ice moving from the Southern Plains eastward pounded Missouri, Arkansas, southern Illinois, Tennessee, Kentucky, Indiana and Ohio, the National Weather Service said. With the storm headed east and sleet and freezing rain expected to also take a swipe at the South, North Carolina, Virginia, Mississippi and Georgia declared states of emergency.

  • Feb 16- Record-breaking cold gripped the Eastern United States on Monday as an icy winter storm crippled the nation's central states before it was expected to barrel toward the mid-Atlantic in time to snarl Tuesday's morning commute. Heavy snowfall and ice moving from the Southern Plains eastward pounded Missouri, Arkansas, southern Illinois, Tennessee,...

  • Feb 16- Record-breaking cold gripped the Eastern United States on Monday as an icy winter storm crippled the nation's central states before it was expected to barrel toward the mid-Atlantic in time to snarl Tuesday's morning commute. Heavy snowfall and ice moving from the Southern Plains eastward pounded Missouri, Arkansas, southern Illinois, Tennessee,...

  • Feb 13- United Airlines will outsource about 1,150 positions at 16 airports across the country, but reached tentative agreements with its union to keep another 800 jobs in-house that also had been under scrutiny, a company spokesman said on Friday. Before taking effect, the agreement must be approved by a vote of the affected workers, who are located in or near...

  • CHICAGO, Feb 12- Farmland prices in the southern U.S. "It is very difficult for farmers to buy farmland and new equipment with corn prices in the $3.50 range," one Missouri lender told the bank. Louis Fed bank's district comprises all of Arkansas, most of Missouri, parts of southern Illinois and Indiana, western Kentucky and Tennessee, and northern Mississippi.

  • ST. LOUIS/ WASHINGTON, Feb 12- Clashes over strategy within JPMorgan Chase& Co's compliance operations have led to the departure of a series of managers in the past year, according to three of those who have left. The moves are being watched closely by the rest of Wall Street and could be adopted more widely if JPMorgan is successful in keeping compliance costs under...

  • Feb 11- Panera Bread Co on Wednesday warned that 2015 earnings per share could decline as it works to speed up service at its popular bakery cafes, sending shares down 6 percent in extended trading. St. Louis- based Panera said it expects 2015 diluted earnings per share growth that is flat or possibly mid- to high-single digit percentage points lower from 2014' s...

  • DETROIT, Feb 10- General Motors Co Chief Executive Mary Barra's strategy of rebuilding the Cadillac brand has run into twin roadblocks: the carmaker can't persuade enough American sedan buyers to switch from foreign competitors such as BMW or Mercedes, and it can't make enough of its Escalade SUVs to satisfy domestic demand. At Brotherton Cadillac Buick GMC in...

  • Feb 8- A federal judge in New Jersey on Sunday called a temporary halt to the pending sale of bankrupt Revel Casino in Atlantic City and scheduled a hearing on Monday on a motion to block some of the terms of the $94.5 million deal. U.S. District Court Judge Jerome B. Simandle ordered an emergency hearing for 3 p.m. in the proposed sale of the property to Florida...

  • CHICAGO, Feb 8- For decades, Chuck Souder relied on corn and soybeans to keep his 400- acre Iowa farm running, but with corn selling for half its price two years ago and soybeans slumping, Souder has shifted to what he hopes will be a more profitable crop: Pigs. Minnesota, Missouri, Illinois and other states are seeing a similar surge, said state agriculture officials.

  • The acquisition vehicle, dubbed Quinpario Acquisition Corp 2, has so far outbid private equity firms, including American Securities LLC, in the auction for Royal Adhesives, the people said on Friday. Arsenal Capital Partners, the buyout firm that owns Royal Adhesives, may still decide to sell the company to American Securities or another bidder, the people added.