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  • As TV goes online, Suddenlink latest to hook up with Hulu Wednesday, 27 May 2015 | 1:32 PM ET

    It integrated Netflix last year. There has been a string of cable company partnerships with Hulu and Netflix announced over the past year, primarily with smaller providers. "If they're already buying or planning to buy Netflix and/or Hulu, what we're doing gives them more usability for the service and it provides more value to them from the product they get from...

  • Brown Shoe beats Street 1Q forecasts Wednesday, 27 May 2015 | 7:22 AM ET

    ST LOUIS _ Brown Shoe Co. on Wednesday reported fiscal first-quarter earnings of $19.3 million. Brown Shoe expects full-year earnings to be $1.84 to $1.94 per share, with revenue in the range of $2.61 billion to $2.63 billion. Brown Shoe shares have declined 6 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • CHARLESTON, W.Va.— Appalachian coal mining suffered a double blow Friday, as Murray Energy announced plans to lay off more than 1,800 miners, most from West Virginia, and Alpha Natural Resources told another 439 Mountain State miners they could be out of work. On Friday, St. Clairsville, Ohio- based Murray Energy said it told 1,417 workers at five West Virginia mines...

  • BOWLING GREEN, Ky.— General Motors announced Thursday it will spend $439 million to upgrade the Kentucky plant that makes the Chevrolet Corvette sports car. The project includes a new 450,000- square-foot paint shop that is almost half the size of the current production facility in Bowling Green. "The Corvette is one of Kentucky's most-cherished icons,"...

  • CHICAGO, May 21- The U.S. Supreme Court ruled this week that employers have a duty to protect workers in their 401 plans from mutual funds that are too expensive or perform poorly. The high court ruled on a class-action lawsuit against Edison International. St. Louis lawyer Jerome Schlichter, who has made a cause of suing 401 plans to get them to shape up, brought the...

  • European cable and mobile phone operator Altice, controlled by founder Patrick Drahi, is fixing its sights on the U.S. market starting with a $9.1 billion deal for St. Louis- based Suddenlink. Such companies say their costs, per subscriber, are higher than those of cable giants such as Comcast. Comcast's own $45 billion quest for No. 2 rival Time Warner Cable was...

  • WASHINGTON, May 19- The third of four key U.S. congressional committees on Tuesday approved funding for 12 additional Boeing Co fighter jets in fiscal 2016, increasing the prospects that the company will keep its St. Louis production line running past the end of 2017.. The committee followed the lead of the House and Senate armed services committees, which each...

  • May 15- As seed and chemical maker Monsanto Co. woos Swiss agrochemicals firm Syngenta, Monsanto also is trying to win over consumers in key international markets, rolling out social media and marketing campaigns. U.S.-based Monsanto said it has recently launched interactive consumer-oriented websites in China, France, India, Argentina and Brazil, in...

  • JEFFERSON CITY, Mo.— Missouri lawmakers concluded a tumultuous annual session Friday, ending their work ahead of a deadline while failing to pass a bill rewriting the state's deadly force standards for police in response to last summer's fatal shooting in Ferguson. The House quit about 10 minutes early, and the Senate nearly three hours ahead of the mandatory 6...

  • CHICAGO, May 14- Prices for prime crop land in the central Corn Belt held up better than other regions in the first quarter, but the outlook for low grain prices looked likely to pressure land values and farm incomes further in coming months, according to Federal Reserve quarterly surveys of farm bankers issued on Thursday. But it said a jump in farmland values in...

  • CHICAGO, May 14- Wholesale U.S. choice-grade beef hit an all-time high on Thursday, spurred by supermarkets stocking up on tight supplies for the May 25 Memorial Day holiday, the kickoff of the summer grilling season, traders and analysts said. Thursday morning's wholesale price for choice beef hit $264.52 per hundredweight, topping the previous record of...

  • CARACAS/ NEW YORK, May 14- A growing number of U.S. companies say they can't cope with Venezuela's sinking bolivar currency, prompting some of them to remove their operations in the South American nation from their consolidated financial reports. The restructuring moves can shield the financial results of parent companies such as batteries and razors maker...

  • CARACAS/ NEW YORK, May 14- A growing number of U.S. companies say they can't cope with Venezuela's sinking bolivar currency, prompting some of them to remove their operations in the South American nation from their consolidated financial reports. The restructuring moves can shield the financial results of parent companies such as batteries and razors maker...

  • CRUCITO, Colombia— Manuel de Jesus Sanchez holds up a green poncho to protect his skin from the midday sun. From that moment Sanchez was exposed to the glyphosate-based herbicide used by Colombia to wipe out cocaine-producing crops, he says his skin broke out in a yellow rash. Tales of harmful health effects, everything from skin problems to miscarriages, abound...

  • Syngenta rejects $45 billion Monsanto takeover bid Friday, 8 May 2015 | 12:13 PM ET
    Corn plants growing in a greenhouse at the Monsanto Chesterfield Village facility in Chesterfield, Missouri in 2010

    Agricultural companies Monsanto and Syngenta are working with investment banks on a takeover deal, three sources familiar with the matter said.

  • NEW YORK, May 8- The U.S. dollar was mostly little changed against a basket of major currencies on Friday as a mixed U.S. jobs report stoked uncertainty over the health of the U.S. economy and the timing of the Federal Reserve's first interest rate hike. U.S. Labor Department data showed nonfarm payrolls increased 223,000 last month, while the unemployment rate...

  • LONDON/ FRANKFURT, May 8- Agricultural companies Monsanto and Syngenta are working with investment banks on a takeover deal that would create an industry behemoth with combined sales of more than $31 billion, three sources familiar with the matter said. Swiss crop chemicals maker Syngenta is working with Goldman Sachs to assess the merits of a sale to the...

  • WASHINGTON, May 7- Boeing Co will struggle to boost international sales of its F/A-18E/F Super Hornet fighter jets despite a $3- billion- plus deal expected soon with Kuwait, analysts and industry executives said. The Kuwait order will help extend production at Boeing's St. Louis facility into 2019, and preserve its ability to compete for fighter orders from...

  • LONDON/ FRANKFURT, May 7- Agricultural companies Monsanto and Syngenta are working with investment banks on a takeover deal that would create an industry behemoth with combined sales of more than $31 billion, three sources familiar with the matter said. Swiss crop chemicals maker Syngenta is working with Goldman Sachs to assess the merits of a sale to the...

  • WASHINGTON, May 6- Kuwait is expected to announce in coming weeks an order for 28 Boeing Co F/A-18E/F Super Hornets, a $3 billion- plus deal that will keep the jets' St. Louis production line running well into 2019, according to people familiar with the deal. The expected deal would make Kuwait the second foreign country after Australia to order the new Boeing jets.