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  • L Brands beats Street 4Q forecasts Wednesday, 25 Feb 2015 | 5:19 PM ET

    COLUMBUS, Ohio _ L Brands Inc. on Wednesday reported fiscal fourth-quarter profit of $564.8 million. L Brands expects full-year earnings to be $3.45 to $3.65 per share. L Brands shares have climbed roughly 7 percent since the beginning of the year, while the Standard& Poor's 500 index has increased almost 3 percent.

  • FACT CHECK: Talking heads skew 'net neutrality' debate Wednesday, 25 Feb 2015 | 11:33 AM ET

    That means broadband providers like Comcast, Verizon, AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile must act in the "public interest" when providing your Internet connection and conduct business in ways that are "just and reasonable." The goal, as stated by regulators: Prevent those service providers from creating paid Internet "fast lanes" and charging sites such as Google, YouTube...

  • More cold, snow, ice in South, but relief may be in sight Wednesday, 25 Feb 2015 | 10:24 AM ET

    The wintry mix of precipitation was expected from northern Texas eastward across the Gulf states and into the Carolinas, according to the National Weather Service. The latest storm comes after several others have hit much of the South, Mid-Atlantic Midwest and East Coast. The National Weather Service reported Wednesday that the snowfall as recorded at Logan...

  • Omnicare reports 4Q loss Wednesday, 25 Feb 2015 | 10:15 AM ET

    CINCINNATI _ Omnicare Inc. on Wednesday reported a loss of $6 million in its fourth quarter. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 95 cents per share. Omnicare expects full-year earnings in the range of $4.08 to $4.16 per share, with revenue in the range of $6.5 billion to $6.7 billion.

  • Myers reports 4Q loss Wednesday, 25 Feb 2015 | 8:31 AM ET

    AKRON, Ohio _ Myers Industries Inc. on Wednesday reported a fourth-quarter loss of $10.1 million, after reporting a profit in the same period a year earlier. The Akron, Ohio- based company said it had a loss of 32 cents per share. For the year, the company reported a loss of $6.4 million, or 19 cents per share, swinging to a loss in the period.

  • Youngstown State faculty, trustees approve new contract Wednesday, 25 Feb 2015 | 8:02 AM ET

    YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio— Faculty members at a northeast Ohio university have a new contract after months of negotiations. Trustees at Youngstown State University on Tuesday approved the contract that calls for a wage freeze this year, then 1 and 2 percent raises over the next two years. The faculty union approved the agreement last week.

  • National Interstate posts 4Q profit Tuesday, 24 Feb 2015 | 8:03 PM ET

    RICHFIELD, Ohio _ National Interstate Corp. on Tuesday reported fourth-quarter profit of $4.9 million. National Interstate shares have decreased 12 percent since the beginning of the year. Keywords: National Interstate, Earnings Report.

  • Bravo Brio beats Street 4Q forecasts Tuesday, 24 Feb 2015 | 5:31 PM ET

    COLUMBUS, Ohio _ Bravo Brio Restaurant Group Inc. on Tuesday reported fourth-quarter net income of $3.8 million, after reporting a loss in the same period a year earlier. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 20 cents per share. Analysts expected $103.5 million, according to Zacks.

  • Nordson beats 1Q profit forecasts Tuesday, 24 Feb 2015 | 4:36 PM ET

    WESTLAKE, Ohio _ Nordson Corp. on Tuesday reported fiscal first-quarter earnings of $42.9 million. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 66 cents per share. Nordson shares have risen almost 1 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • Goodyear paying $16M to settle bribery-related charges Tuesday, 24 Feb 2015 | 1:36 PM ET

    WASHINGTON— Goodyear will pay about $16 million to settle federal regulators' charges that it failed to prevent persistent bribery in Kenya and Angola aimed at winning tire sales. The Securities and Exchange Commission announced the settlement Tuesday with Goodyear Tire& Rubber Co., one of the world's biggest tire makers. The SEC said Goodyear's...

  • State-by-state breakdown of used cars with open recalls Tuesday, 24 Feb 2015 | 12:18 PM ET

    Carfax, a company that sells vehicle history reports to dealers and car buyers, searched recalls and state registration databases and found that more than 46 million cars are on U.S. roads with recalled parts that have yet to be repaired. Here is a state-by-state breakdown of cars with unfixed recalls in 2014:. Source: Study of 2014 state registration data by...

  • Chart Industries tops Street 4Q forecasts Tuesday, 24 Feb 2015 | 11:58 AM ET

    GARFIELD HEIGHTS, Ohio _ Chart Industries Inc. on Tuesday reported fourth-quarter earnings of $26.9 million. Chart Industries expects full-year earnings in the range of $1.60 to $2.10 per share, with revenue in the range of $1.05 billion to $1.2 billion. Chart Industries shares have decreased slightly more than 8 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • Macy's tops 4Q profit forecasts Tuesday, 24 Feb 2015 | 11:58 AM ET

    CINCINNATI _ Macy's Inc. on Tuesday reported fiscal fourth-quarter earnings of $793 million. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of $2.43 per share. Analysts expected $9.39 billion, according to Zacks.

  • WASHINGTON— Defying the Republican-run Congress, President Barack Obama rejected a bill Tuesday to approve construction of the Keystone XL oil pipeline, wielding his veto power for only the third time in his presidency. Instead, Obama sought to reassert his authority to make the decision himself, rebuffing GOP lawmakers who will control both the House and...

  • Macy's offers cautious annual profit outlook Tuesday, 24 Feb 2015 | 8:32 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Macy's delivered a disappointing full-year profit outlook Tuesday as the department store chain reported sluggish sales for the holiday quarter. The department store chain, which also operates the upscale Bloomingdale's chain, has been a standout among its peers throughout the economic recovery and has reaped the benefits of its strategy to...

  • HOUSTON, Feb 23- Talks to end the largest U.S. refinery strike in 35 years are not expected to resume this week, sources familiar with the negotiations said on Monday after the number of plants hit by walkouts increased over the weekend. The halt in talks comes after the USW pulled workers from three Motiva Enterprises LLC refineries in Louisiana and Texas...

  • HOUSTON, Feb 23- Talks to end the largest U.S. refinery strike in 35 years are not expected to resume this week, sources familiar with the negotiations said on Monday after the number of plants hit by walkouts increased over the weekend. Face-to-face meetings between the United Steelworkers union and lead refinery owner representative Shell Oil Co, the U.S. arm of...

  • Correction: Recession City Revisited story Monday, 23 Feb 2015 | 5:04 PM ET

    WILMINGTON, Ohio— In a story Feb. 22 about the recession-battered city of Wilmington, The Associated Press erroneously reported the mayor's first name. WILMINGTON, Ohio— Folks in this little Ohio city are thankful for all the interest and help: the national TV coverage, the attention from politicians of all stripes, the visits by celebrities, the generous...

  • AtriCure reports 4Q loss Monday, 23 Feb 2015 | 4:37 PM ET

    WEST CHESTER, Ohio _ AtriCure Inc. on Monday reported a loss of $5.3 million in its fourth quarter. AtriCure expects full-year revenue in the range of $122.5 million to $124.5 million. AtriCure shares have fallen nearly 9 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • The union said its per-meal cost came in at $1.22 compared with $1.28 for Aramark, saving taxpayers $2.9 million a year. The Department of Rehabilitation and Correction has recommended renewing Aramark's contract, saying it has saved taxpayers more than expected and had relatively few problems. The prisons agency last year levied $272,000 in fines on...