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  • Container Store misses Street 4Q forecasts Monday, 27 Apr 2015 | 5:06 PM ET

    COPPELL, Texas _ The Container Store Group Inc. on Monday reported fiscal fourth-quarter net income of $13 million. The average estimate of eight analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 31 cents per share. For the current quarter ending in May, Container Store expects its per-share earnings to range from 15 cents to 17 cents.

  • American Campus Communities reports 1Q results Monday, 27 Apr 2015 | 4:42 PM ET

    AUSTIN, Texas _ American Campus Communities Inc. on Monday reported a key measure of profitability in its first quarter. The average estimate of six analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for funds from operations of 67 cents per share. American Campus Communities expects full-year funds from operations in the range of $2.30 to $2.42 per share.

  • Rent-A-Center beats Street 1Q forecasts Monday, 27 Apr 2015 | 4:39 PM ET

    PLANO, Texas _ Rent-A-Center Inc. on Monday reported first-quarter earnings of $27.3 million. The average estimate of seven analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 50 cents per share. Rent-A-Center shares have decreased 26 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • CHICAGO, April 27- U.S. corn and wheat futures fell on Monday to their lowest levels since October, on outlooks for speedy corn plantings in the Midwest and crop-friendly rains in the southern Plains wheat belt. "We could have two solid weeks of planting, with some scattered showers in between, which would be pretty much ideal," said Jefferies Bache grains analyst...

  • REUTERS BUSINESS NEW SCHEDULE AT 1830 GMT/2:30 PM ET Monday, 27 Apr 2015 | 2:38 PM ET

    Apple Inc is expected to report a 20 percent increase in quarterly profit and that iPhone sales in China surpassed those in the United States for the first time., expect by 1930 GMT/ 4:30 PM ET, by Bill Rigby, 200 words). -BARRICK GOLD-RESULTS/, expect by expect by 1930 GMT/ 4:30 PM ET, 200 words). U.S. stocks move lower as healthcare stocks led by Amgen drag on the three major...

  • DES MOINES, Iowa— Wild birds are believed to be behind the first major widespread outbreak of bird flu in the United States, with the virus confirmed in the animals in 10 states. The number of birds infected climbed to more than 9 million Monday with more reported cases in Iowa. The U.S. Department of Agriculture and the U.S. Geological Survey have reported three...

  • *Lynch takes over after protests in Baltimore. *Justice Department is probing use of excessive force. Lynch, 55, takes over as the country's top law enforcement official after a weekend that saw thousands of people in Baltimore take to the streets in mostly peaceful protests over the latest such case.

  • Ennis posts 4Q profit Monday, 27 Apr 2015 | 11:51 AM ET

    MIDLOTHIAN, Texas _ Ennis Inc. on Monday reported fiscal fourth-quarter net income of $8.6 million, after reporting a loss in the same period a year earlier. The Midlothian, Texas- based company said it had profit of 34 cents per share. For the year, the company reported a loss of $44.5 million, or $1.72 per share, swinging to a loss in the period.

  • WASHINGTON— House and Senate GOP negotiators neared agreement Monday on a budget blueprint that would enable Republicans controlling Congress to more easily target President Barack Obama's signature health care law while delivering an almost $40 billion budget boost to the Pentagon. The emerging plan relies on deep cuts to domestic agency budgets and...

  • REUTERS BUSINESS NEW SCHEDULE AT 1500 GMT/11 AM ET Monday, 27 Apr 2015 | 11:00 AM ET

    Editor: Alden Bentley +646 223 6200. Cap Gemini to buy U.S.-based IGATE for $4 bln, raises 2015 outlook. PARIS- Cap Gemini plans to buy United States- based IGATE Corp for $4 billion cash to make North America its biggest market and is raising its sales outlook for 2015 after a solid first-quarter, the French IT services company says.

  • *Lynch takes over after protests in Baltimore. *Justice Department is probing use of excessive force. Besides the death of Freddie Gray in Baltimore, other questionable encounters between police and black males in recent months have led to unrest in South Carolina, Missouri, Ohio and New York.

  • VAN HORN, Texas— An isolated edge of vast West Texas is home to a highly secretive part of the 21st- century space race, one of two being directed in the Lone Star State by Internet billionaires whose personalities and corporate strategies seem worlds apart. The presence of Blue Origin, LLC, the brainchild of Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, barely registers in nearby Van...

  • NEW YORK, April 26- Four-hundred miles from the near overflowing tanks at the U.S. oil hub in Cushing, Oklahoma, a second glut in the Permian Basin of West Texas is pressuring oil prices once again as pipeline disruptions strand millions of barrels in the region. Stockpiles in Cushing, the delivery point for the U.S. futures contract, hit a record in the week to March 13,...

  • Obama takes aim at Trump at Correspondents' Dinner Sunday, 26 Apr 2015 | 12:00 AM ET
    The presidents translator, Luther (L), as portrayed by comedian Keegan-Michael Key, gestures as President Barack Obama speaks at the annual White House Correspondent's Association Gala at the Washington Hilton hotel April 25, 2015 in Washington, D.C.

    President Obama roasted himself, Hillary Rodham Clinton and Donald Trump at the annual White House Correspondents' Association dinner.

  • Town prays for Texas ice cream maker linked to listeria Saturday, 25 Apr 2015 | 2:35 PM ET

    BRENHAM, Texas— Alice Stern and Billie Schomburg were among the more than 200 people who gathered at a prayer vigil Saturday to show what they say is their unwavering support for Blue Bell Creameries, which is working to resume operations after a series of listeria illnesses linked to its ice cream prompted the company to recall all of its products.

  • Michigan vote tests pothole angst vs. will to raise taxes Saturday, 25 Apr 2015 | 12:24 PM ET

    Mary Jo Walentovic was driving on a Detroit- area interstate in February when a car kicked up a large chunk of road that smashed through her van's windshield, destroying the rearview mirror and an armrest. Fed up, she plans to vote for a 1- cent sales tax increase on Michigan's May 5 ballot that would put an additional $1.2 billion a year into fixing deteriorating...

  • The Food and Drug Administration and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention say there's no reason to think that listeria illnesses and deaths linked to Texas- based Blue Bell Creameries and the discovery of listeria in Ohio- based Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams are related. Jeni's ice cream hasn't been linked to any illnesses, but the company recalled its...

  • SIOUX FALLS, S.D.— Bill MacFarlane has been anxious since a case of a deadly bird flu strain was recently confirmed in domestic poultry just 50 miles from his southern Wisconsin farm, the largest pheasant operation in North America that supplies 1.8 million birds each year to the game bird industry. At MacFarlane Farms, feed trucks that come onto the farm have to be...

  • American, United delay, change Boeing 787 orders Friday, 24 Apr 2015 | 4:23 PM ET

    American Airlines Group Inc. says it will delay delivery of five Boeing 787 jets in response to slower growth in international travel demand. It plans to put the first one into service next month on flights between Dallas and Chicago, then use 787 s on international routes starting in June. News of the delay surfaced a day after United Continental Holdings Inc....

  • CALGARY, Alberta, April 24- TransCanada Corp, whose controversial Keystone XL pipeline project has waited more than six years for U.S. approvals, is asking the Obama administration to approve another pipeline, one that would take American crude oil into Canada. The company, Canada's No. 2 pipeline operator, said it applied on Wednesday for a presidential permit...