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  • Smucker misses 2Q profit forecasts Wednesday, 19 Nov 2014 | 7:06 AM ET

    ORRVILLE, Ohio _ J.M. Smucker Co. on Wednesday reported net income of $158.3 million in its fiscal second quarter. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of $1.57 per share. This story was generated by Automated Insights using data from Zacks Investment Research.

  • Study will test survivors' blood to treat Ebola Tuesday, 18 Nov 2014 | 10:02 PM ET

    The Bill& Melinda Gates Foundation is giving $5.7 million to scale up production of the treatments for the project in Guinea and other Ebola-affected countries in Africa. Besides helping Ebola patients now, plasma "could be a tool for a future epidemic as well" from different viruses, Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates said in an interview with The Associated...

  • Ryan to chair tax panel, a possible 2016 platform Tuesday, 18 Nov 2014 | 5:43 PM ET

    WASHINGTON— House Republican leaders chose Paul Ryan on Tuesday to head the powerful House Ways and Means Committee for the next two years, giving him a high-profile platform if he decides to run for president in 2016 or beyond. Jason Chaffetz of Utah to head the House Oversight Committee and Rep. Mac Thornberry of Texas to head the Armed Services Committee.

  • Allegiant announces non-stop New Orleans service Tuesday, 18 Nov 2014 | 3:19 PM ET

    NEW ORLEANS— Discount airline Allegiant Air will begin nonstop service to New Orleans from four destinations beginning in early February. Officials with Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport said Tuesday that Allegiant will have nonstop flights from Cincinnati and Columbus, Ohio; Indianapolis; and Florida's Orlando-Sanford International...

  • Hasbro helps kids with disabilities learn to play Tuesday, 18 Nov 2014 | 12:16 PM ET

    PROVIDENCE, R.I.— Toymakers at Hasbro don't want Mr. Hasbro Inc. has partnered with The Autism Project, a group of parents and professionals that help people with autism to create instructional videos and tools to help children with developmental disabilities learn how to play with their toys. Parents and caregivers can access the tools for eight of Hasbro's...

  • LONDON, Nov 18- The biggest product of the U.S. petroleum industry is not oil, gas or condensate but water-- billions and billions of gallons containing dissolved salts, grease and even naturally occurring radioactive materials. The five old oil- and gas-producing states of Texas, California, Oklahoma, Kansas and Louisiana accounted for almost three quarters of...

  • Parents' standing asserted in Ohio slots challenge Tuesday, 18 Nov 2014 | 9:52 AM ET

    John Kasich's decision to legalize slots-like video lottery terminals and use some proceeds for non-educational purposes, and so should be granted legal standing to sue, according to an anti-gambling group's brief to the Ohio Supreme Court. The lawsuit alleges that Kasich's decision to allow video lottery terminals at the state's seven horse tracks and to...

  • Miss. could be site for $1.2 billion aluminum mill Monday, 17 Nov 2014 | 7:22 PM ET

    JACKSON, Miss.— Mississippi appears to be the favored location for a proposed $1.2 billion aluminum mill that would hire 650 or more workers to supply aluminum for auto bodies. The company won't say what locations it's considering, but has filed for environmental permits at a site near Golden Triangle Regional Airport, just west of Columbus in Lowndes County.

  • BUENOS AIRES, Nov 17- Argentina, which faces an acute hard currency shortage, sought to toughen international trade controls on Monday by creating a new agency to keep track of imports and exports and said it would keep tightening currency restrictions. President Cristina Fernandez began restricting access to dollars through legal channels in 2011, forcing...

  • WASHINGTON, Nov 17- The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to hear Dean Foods Co's appeal over claims the business conspired to restrict competition for bottled milk in the southeastern United States, forcing the company to face an antitrust suit over the matter. The high court's refusal to intervene means a January ruling by the Cincinnati- based U.S. 6th...

  • Ohio gas prices up slightly to start the work week Monday, 17 Nov 2014 | 6:28 AM ET

    COLUMBUS, Ohio— Ohio gas prices are a few cents higher to start the work week. The average price for a gallon of regular gas was $2.87 in Monday's survey from auto club AAA, the Oil Price Information Service and WEX Inc. That's up 3 cents from a week ago, but 26 cents less than last month at this time. Toledo saw the lowest prices among Ohio's metropolitan areas, with a...

  • US-Canadian agency looks at Lake Erie algae again Sunday, 16 Nov 2014 | 12:03 PM ET

    OREGON, Ohio— The costs and health risks posed by the string of algae blooms on Lake Erie are getting a closer look from a U.S.-Canadian advisory agency that focuses on Great Lakes and water issues involving both countries. The International Joint Commission plans on spending the next few months studying the impact of the algae blooms before releasing an...

  • Attorney for indicted lawmaker: No plea change Sunday, 16 Nov 2014 | 10:41 AM ET

    CINCINNATI— A state lawmaker accused of misleading investors about a company's financial status and using their money for personal gain is not changing his plea, his attorney said. Pete Beck has pleaded not guilty to more than 60 charges including felony theft and securities fraud. It was delayed to allow both sides more time to review the large amount of...

  • Health care push comes to bars, nail salons Saturday, 15 Nov 2014 | 12:24 PM ET

    "We've had great success at laundromats," said Robin Stockton, the navigator program director for the Center for Family Services, a nonprofit based in Camden, New Jersey. The Obama administration aims to have 9.1 million paying customers enrolled in 2015. That's well below the 13 million that the Congressional Budget Office had projected.

  • Senate to get House bill approving oil pipeline Saturday, 15 Nov 2014 | 12:05 AM ET

    Supporters in the Democratic-run Senate predicted they will get the 60 votes needed to pass it next week. Should the Senate send the bill to Obama for his signature, he would face a decision that pits some of his environmental concerns about the pipeline, mainly its consequences for global warming, against potentially helping a fellow Democrat making a...

  • US rig count up 3 to 1,928 Friday, 14 Nov 2014 | 3:58 PM ET

    HOUSTON— Oilfield services company Baker Hughes Inc. says the number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. rose by three this week to 1,928.. Alaska, California, Louisiana, Utah, West Virginia and Wyoming each gained one. Texas declined by four, Pennsylvania was down three and Kansas and Oklahoma dropped one apiece.

  • Hocking College plans to lay off 36 workers Friday, 14 Nov 2014 | 3:02 AM ET

    Hocking College in Nelsonville has said that the job cuts announced Thursday include administrative, instructional, staff and support positions. "All efforts are being made to minimize the impact of our budget decline on our students, while protecting the areas critical to the mission of Hocking College," Young said. "The revised budget assures we can continue...

  • Republicans mull response to Obama on immigration Friday, 14 Nov 2014 | 2:16 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— The Obama administration is considering a plan that would shield possibly around 5 million immigrants living in the country illegally from deportation as part of a broad set of executive actions that President Barack Obama could announce as early as next week, people familiar with the discussions say. Obama has pledged to move on the measures by...

  • UPDATE 1-Scientific Games bond hits new bump in road Thursday, 13 Nov 2014 | 5:43 PM ET

    NEW YORK, Nov 13- Investor pushback forced Scientific Games to widen talk on its much anticipated acquisition financing bond on Thursday, which could leave the underwriters losing money on the deal. The leads announced price talk of 7.00%-7.25% for a US $700 m 7 NC3 senior secured note offering that was roughly in line with whispers. Bankers away from the deal...

  • AP Sources: Executive order to affect millions Thursday, 13 Nov 2014 | 4:14 PM ET

    WASHINGTON— President Barack Obama is poised to act soon to unveil a series of executive actions on immigration that will shield possibly around 5 million immigrants living in the country illegally from deportation, according to advocates in touch with the White House. White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest said Obama would review final recommendations...