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  • Perficient posts 4Q profit Thursday, 5 Mar 2015 | 8:45 AM ET

    ST. LOUIS _ Perficient Inc. on Thursday reported fourth-quarter net income of $6.4 million. The St. Louis- based company said it had profit of 19 cents per share. Perficient expects full-year earnings in the range of $1.38 to $1.49 per share, with revenue in the range of $470 million to $505 million.

  • Fed survey finds US economy growing at moderate pace Wednesday, 4 Mar 2015 | 2:01 PM ET

    The Boston district said businesses in its area remained upbeat despite a series of huge snowstorms. Fed Chair Janet Yellen delivered the central bank's semiannual economic report to Congress last week and indicated that the Fed is still willing to be "patient" in terms of raising interest rates because of weak wage growth and inflation well below the Fed's 2...

  • *ECB policymakers meet in Cyprus on Wednesday, Thursday. NEW YORK, March 2- The dollar edged up on Monday, with an index that tracks the greenback against major currencies touching an 11- year peak even after soft economic data. "The dollar's long-term trend is up but it now is in some consolidation," said Paul Christopher, international strategist at Wells Fargo in St...

  • FOREX-Dollar touches 11-year peak as euro gains fade Monday, 2 Mar 2015 | 11:58 AM ET

    *ECB policymakers meet in Cyprus on Wednesday, Thursday. The yen was off 0.45 percent at 120.07 yen to the dollar in late-morning New York trade. "The dollar's long-term trend is up but it now is in some consolidation," said Paul Christopher, international strategist at Wells Fargo in St Louis.

  • The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is taking comments and data about monarchs through March 2, and a decision on whether to list the monarch as threatened is due in December. Environmentalists say the butterfly's decline— the overwinter population in Mexico reached a low in 2013— has coincided with the rise of St. Louis- based agribusiness giant Monsanto's...

  • Huttig reports 4Q loss Thursday, 26 Feb 2015 | 6:33 PM ET

    ST LOUIS _ Huttig Building Products Inc. on Thursday reported a loss of $500,000 in its fourth quarter. The St. Louis- based company said it had a loss of 2 cents per share. For the year, the company reported profit of $2.2 million, or 9 cents per share.

  • Viking boats to cruise Mississippi River Wednesday, 25 Feb 2015 | 5:22 PM ET

    NEW ORLEANS, Feb 25- Viking Cruises Ltd will establish its first North American beachhead, a homeport in New Orleans, and will offer cruises up the Mississippi River starting in 2017, the company and Louisiana officials announced. The company- whose boats ply the rivers of Europe, Russia, China, Southeast Asia and Egypt- will begin cruising the Mississippi with two...

  • ADM cuts biodiesel output as industry hit by weak margins Wednesday, 25 Feb 2015 | 1:23 PM ET

    WINNIPEG/ NEW YORK, Feb 25- Archer Daniels Midland, one of the world's top biofuels producers, has slowed North American biodiesel output, the latest sign the industry is battling uncertainty over U.S. renewable fuel policy while the oil rout curbs demand. The Chicago- based agri business has "temporarily" shifted production at its Velva, North Dakota, oilseeds...

  • Isle of Capri Casinos tops Street 3Q forecasts Wednesday, 25 Feb 2015 | 8:39 AM ET

    ST. LOUIS _ Isle of Capri Casinos Inc. on Wednesday reported fiscal third-quarter earnings of $5.4 million. Analysts expected $226.3 million, according to Zacks. Isle of Capri Casinos shares have climbed 20 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • Ameren beats 4Q profit forecasts Wednesday, 25 Feb 2015 | 8:18 AM ET

    ST LOUIS _ Ameren Corp. on Wednesday reported fourth-quarter profit of $48 million. Ameren expects full-year earnings to be $2.45 to $2.65 per share. Ameren shares have declined almost 7 percent since the beginning of the year, while the Standard& Poor's 500 index has increased nearly 3 percent.

  • NEW ORLEANS— European river cruise giant Viking, already gaining a high profile in the United States with its sponsorship of popular PBS television shows, announced Tuesday that it will make New Orleans its first North American home port for Mississippi River cruises expected to begin by late 2017.. Viking's move will produce 416 new jobs in New Orleans,...

  • WASHINGTON— The Supreme Court appeared likely Tuesday to make it easier for participants in employee retirement plans to challenge companies' investment decisions that eat into retirement savings. The justices heard arguments in an appeal filed by current and former employees of energy company Edison International. Fifty-three million people hold...

  • NEW YORK— Stifel Financial Corp. is buying rival financial services firm Sterne Agee for $150 million, boosting its presence in money management and fixed income. It's the latest move by Stifel, whose other large purchases include the investment advisory unit of Legg Mason last year, the investment bank KBW in 2013 and Thomas Weisel in 2010..

  • Stifel posts 4Q profit Monday, 23 Feb 2015 | 5:01 PM ET

    ST. LOUIS _ Stifel Financial Corp. on Monday reported fourth-quarter earnings of $45.2 million. The bank, based in St. Louis, said it had earnings of 58 cents per share. For the year, the company reported profit of $176.1 million, or $2.31 per share.

  • ST. LOUIS— Shares of Express Scripts Holding Co. traded higher in extended trading Monday after the nation's largest pharmacy benefit manager reported better-than-expected quarterly results. Express Scripts earned $581.8 million, or 79 cents per share, compared with $501.9 million, or 63 cents per share. Express Scripts forecast a profit of $1.07 to $1.11...

  • NEW YORK— Lockheed Martin has agreed to pay $62 million to settle a class-action lawsuit that accused the defense contractor of mismanaging employee retirement accounts and using funds with excessive fees. Lockheed Martin agreed to settle in December, but terms of the settlement were disclosed for the first time Friday. In settling the case, Bethesda,...

  • Energizer to name Schick-Playtex spinoff Edgewell Friday, 20 Feb 2015 | 12:48 PM ET

    On that day, Edgewell is expected to start trading on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol "EPC." Energizer Holdings Inc. will continue to trade under the "ENR" symbol. Shares of St. Louis- based Energizer slipped 18 cents to $134.31 in afternoon trading Friday.

  • HOUSTON, Feb 20- Barely two months into his new job as the head of the world's largest offshore driller, Steven Newman was steering Transocean through the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill, quickly earning a reputation as a CEO with a steady hand. A Transocean official declined to comment. According to a Transocean presentation, its fleet is about 25 percent larger than...

  • 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,...

  • 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...