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  • CSX CEO says rail deals would face tough scrutiny Wednesday, 15 Oct 2014 | 10:43 AM ET

    OMAHA, Neb.— CSX railroad's top executive said Wednesday regulators are likely to be reluctant about consolidation among the major industry players because they remain concerned about service. CSX CEO Michael Ward said Wednesday the Surface Transportation Board would likely take a cautious approach to any railroad consolidation deals because there are...

  • CSX 3Q profit rises 12 percent, tops estimates Tuesday, 14 Oct 2014 | 4:09 PM ET

    OMAHA, Neb.— CSX Corp. on Tuesday said its third-quarter profit grew 12 percent to $509 million as it hauled more freight amid an improving economy. The Jacksonville, Florida- based company reported profit per share of 51 cents, beating the 47- cent average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research. Zacks says analysts expected $3.16 billion.

  • Hearings planned for Nebraska power line project Monday, 13 Oct 2014 | 12:26 PM ET

    OMAHA, Neb.— Nebraska Public Power District plans to begin hearings along the route of its recently approved 345,000- vote transmission line through the Nebraska Sandhills while some ranchers and others decide whether to take their opposition to court. The Nebraska Power Review Board on Friday approved the $328 million project. "I think it's a tragedy for...

  • Small-business owners argue against wage measure Thursday, 9 Oct 2014 | 1:13 PM ET

    LINCOLN, Neb.— Small-business owners who oppose Nebraska's minimum wage ballot measure are taking their case to voters, despite lukewarm opposition from the state's largest business groups. The proposal would increase Nebraska's minimum wage from $7.25 an hour— the same as the federal minimum— to $9 an hour by 2016. Supporters from Nebraskans for Better Wages...

  • Warren Buffett confident Hillary Clinton will run Tuesday, 7 Oct 2014 | 1:18 PM ET

    OMAHA, Neb.— Billionaire Warren Buffett says he's confident Hillary Rodham Clinton will run for president and win the job. Buffett was speaking Tuesday at Fortune magazine's Most Powerful Women conference in Laguna Niguel, California. Buffett is chairman and CEO of the Omaha, Nebraska, based Berkshire Hathaway conglomerate.

  • Oct 6- After nearly a week in hospital, the first Ebola patient diagnosed in the United States began to receive an experimental therapy initially developed to treat other viral diseases, according to the Dallas hospital where he lies in critical condition. On Monday, however, a spokeswoman for Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital said Duncan began receiving a...

  • WASHINGTON/ DALLAS, Oct 6- President Barack Obama said on Monday that the government would develop expanded screening of airline passengers for Ebola, both in the West African countries hit by the disease and the United States. Authorities in the United States and the public are on alert following Duncan's diagnosis just over a week ago, raising concerns that...

  • The drug, called brincidofovir, was developed by Chimerix Inc. The patient, Liberian national Thomas Eric Duncan, remains in critical but stable condition, the Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas said. The patients included two at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta, Georgia, with ZMapp produced by San Diego- based Mapp Biopharmaceutical and one at...

  • WASHINGTON/ DALLAS, Oct 6- Federal officials and airlines are discussing whether U.S. airports should screen passengers to identify people who might have Ebola, but the White House on Monday said a ban on travel from West African countries would slow the fight against the virus. "What we're looking to do is review these screening measures," White House spokesman...

  • DALLAS, Oct 6- The fifth American to contract Ebola in West Africa arrived in the United States for treatment on Monday as the first patient diagnosed with the deadly virus on U.S. soil was in critical condition at a Dallas hospital, officials said. A private plane carrying Ashoka Mukpo, a freelance cameraman for NBC News who contracted Ebola in Liberia, landed in...

  • DALLAS/ NEW YORK, Oct 6- The fifth American to contract Ebola in West Africa arrived in the United States for treatment on Monday as the first patient diagnosed with the deadly virus on U.S. soil fought for his life at a Dallas hospital, officials said. A private plane carrying Ashoka Mukpo, a freelance cameraman for NBC News who contracted Ebola in Liberia, landed in...

  • Oct 1- U.S. apartment vacancy rate rose by 10 basis points in the third quarter, while new construction accelerated to its second-highest quarterly rise since the fourth quarter of 2002, real estate research firm Reis Inc said in a report. New York remained the most expensive market in the country with effective rents registering $3,185 per month, a 47 percent...

  • New York, Oct 1- ADT Corp dominates sales of home security monitoring in the United States, its shares are up 27 percent since March and the size of its business market is tripling, as a non-compete agreement with its former parent expired this week. It claims 6.4 million customers, roughly as many as when it split from Tyco International two years ago.

  • Sept 18- ConAgra Foods Inc, the maker of Hunt's Ketchup and Chef's Boyardee pastas, on Thursday reported a higher-than-expected quarterly profit and said its consumer foods business was recovering. Net income rose to $484.5 million, or $1.12 per share, in the first quarter ended on Aug. 24 from $147.2 million, or 34 cents per share, a year earlier.

  • According to court papers, the silo had been smoldering for several weeks before it exploded on April 27, 2010, injuring Justin Becker, who was employed by West Side, and John Jentz and Robert Schmidt, who were employed by a subcontractor.

  • According to court papers, the silo had been smoldering for several weeks before it exploded on April 27, 2010, injuring Justin Becker, who was employed by West Side, and John Jentz and Robert Schmidt, who were employed by a subcontractor.

  • CHICAGO, Sept 7- David Fullington paid a "ridiculous" price of $13,600 an acre for a 200- acre farm in Illinois within the last year and says he and his partners would probably bid again for prime land that is in tight supply, despite tumbling grain prices. "No regrets at all," Fullington said of the purchase of his neighbor's land, now farmed by a son of one of his partners.

  • *Payrolls data weaker than expected. NEW YORK, Sept 5- U.S. stocks were little changed on Friday, and the benchmark S&P 500 was on pace for its first weekly drop in five, following a weak payrolls report that reassured investors the Federal Reserve wouldn't speed up plans to hike interest rates.

  • *Payrolls data weaker than expected. NEW YORK, Sept 5- U.S. stocks were poised to dip slightly at the open on Friday following a weaker-than-expected payrolls report which allayed investor concerns of an imminent interest rate hike by the Federal Reserve.

  • *Warren Buffett flags support for' passive' investing. LONDON, Aug 31- Warren Buffett built a fortune of nearly $60 billion from astute stock picking, but when the 83- year-old dies, the vast majority of the money he leaves his wife will be parked in a fund that simply moves in step with an index.