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  • Manpower beats 4Q profit forecasts Friday, 30 Jan 2015 | 7:48 AM ET

    MILWAUKEE _ ManpowerGroup Inc. on Friday reported fourth-quarter profit of $117.2 million. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of $1.43 per share. This story was generated by Automated Insights using data from Zacks Investment Research.

  • Senate roll call vote on the Keystone XL Pipeline Thursday, 29 Jan 2015 | 5:49 PM ET

    The 62-36 roll call Thursday by which the Senate passed a bill approving the construction of the Keystone XL Pipeline Act. Baldwin, Wis.; Blumenthal, Conn.; Booker, N.J.; Boxer, Calif.; Brown, Ohio; Cantwell, Wash.; Cardin, Md.; Coons, Del.; Durbin, Ill.; Feinstein, Calif.; Franken, Minn.; Gillibrand, N.Y.; Heinrich, N.M.; Hirono, Hawaii; Kaine, Va.; Klobuchar, Minn.; Leahy, Vt.; Markey, Mass.; Menendez, N.J.;...

  • First Business Financial Services posts 4Q profit Thursday, 29 Jan 2015 | 5:48 PM ET

    MADISON, Wis. _ First Business Financial Services Inc. on Thursday reported fourth-quarter profit of $3.7 million. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 81 cents per share. First Business Financial Services shares have decreased slightly more than 7 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • Manitowoc says it will split into 2 companies in 2016 Thursday, 29 Jan 2015 | 5:43 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Crane-maker and food service company Manitowoc said Thursday it will split itself in two, a move encouraged by activist investors. Manitowoc said it plans to spin off the food service business, which had $1.6 billion in revenue in 2014 and makes equipment including ice, beverage, refrigeration, food preparation, and cooking for restaurants,...

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 29- President Barack Obama will call for a 7 percent rise in U.S. domestic and military spending in his budget that would end caps known as' sequestration,' the White House said on Thursday, setting up a new source of conflict with Republicans in Congress. The White House rejects that criticism and hopes Obama can find common ground with lawmakers...

  • Strattec Security posts 2Q profit Thursday, 29 Jan 2015 | 5:10 PM ET

    MILWAUKEE _ Strattec Security Corp. on Thursday reported fiscal second-quarter profit of $5.8 million. Strattec Security shares have declined nearly 10 percent since the beginning of the year. Keywords: Strattec Security, Earnings Report.

  • Manitowoc misses Street 4Q forecasts Thursday, 29 Jan 2015 | 4:43 PM ET

    MANITOWOC, Wis. _ Manitowoc Co. on Thursday reported fourth-quarter net income of $33.6 million. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 33 cents per share. Analysts expected $1.07 billion, according to Zacks.

  • DES MOINES, Iowa— Closing in on a decision about whether to again run for president, Mitt Romney is finding that several past major fundraisers and donors in key states have defected to former Florida Gov. The donors, in interviews with The Associated Press, said they see in Bush what they liked about Romney in 2012, namely what they believe it takes to serve...

  • Bemis beats 4Q profit forecasts Thursday, 29 Jan 2015 | 7:39 AM ET

    NEENAH, Wis. _ Bemis Co. on Thursday reported fourth-quarter profit of $59.1 million. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 56 cents per share. Analysts expected $1.08 billion, according to Zacks.

  • MILWAUKEE— Harley-Davidson's fourth-quarter earnings slipped as a stronger U.S. dollar hurt the motorcycle maker's bottom line, which still topped analyst expectations. Analysts expected, on average, earnings of 33 cents per share, according to Zacks Investment Research. Harley-Davidson Inc. shares climbed 71 cents to $63 in premarket trading Thursday 30...

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 29- President Barack Obama's budget will call for an increase in domestic and military spending that would end spending caps known as "sequestration," a White House official said, setting up a new source of conflict with Republicans in Congress. The fiscal 2016 budget, which the White House intends to unveil on Monday, would fund a host of programs...

  • Fed nods to global troubles, while keeping faith in U.S. Wednesday, 28 Jan 2015 | 4:58 PM ET

    WASHINGTON, Jan 28- For months now Federal Reserve policymakers have watched the economic turmoil overseas, from Ebola to Russia to the ongoing travails of the euro, and largely held their tongue. That's the first time since January 2013 that an overt reference to overseas economic events has warranted a nod from the Federal Open Market Committee, and some...

  • *Fed says to keep "patient" approach on rates. NEW YORK, Jan 28- U.S. stocks closed down on Wednesday, driven by a sharp decline in the S&P 500 energy sector, after the Federal Reserve said the domestic economy was growing at a solid pace, signaling it remains on track to raise interest rates later this year. While many market participants said they were unsurprised by the...

  • Rockwell Automation beats Street 1Q forecasts Wednesday, 28 Jan 2015 | 7:10 AM ET

    MILWAUKEE _ Rockwell Automation Inc. on Wednesday reported fiscal first-quarter profit of $214.2 million. Rockwell Automation expects full-year earnings in the range of $6.50 to $6.80 per share. Rockwell Automation shares have fallen almost 4 percent since the beginning of the year, while the Standard& Poor's 500 index has dropped slightly more than 1...

  • Marten Transport beats 4Q profit forecasts Tuesday, 27 Jan 2015 | 5:21 PM ET

    MONDOVI, Wis. _ Marten Transport Ltd. on Tuesday reported fourth-quarter profit of $9 million. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 25 cents per share. Marten Transport shares have declined 2.5 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • Treasury debt prices ended mixed on Tuesday after 30- year yields touched record lows amid data-driven worries about sputtering world growth and a sharp sell-off on Wall Street. "The idea that lower oil costs are nothing but a tax rebate or a decline in tax on consumption is running into the first wave of hard economic data indicating business investment is...

  • "Virtually every city is grappling with this," said Tom Murphy, an urban revitalization expert and former mayor of Pittsburgh, referring to the demolitions designed to enliven dowdy business districts. No one tracks how many old parking garages are being replaced, but it's happening more frequently, said Shannon Sanders McDonald, an architecture professor at...

  • Shares of Microsoft, down 9.1 percent, and Caterpillar, down nearly 8 percent, were among the biggest drags on U.S. stocks. Microsoft's results showed the main engine of its historic earnings power, selling Windows and Office software to big businesses, is waning. Caterpillar's quarterly profit came in below analysts' expectations and the company warned that...

  • *Caterpillar, Microsoft shares slide after results. NEW YORK, Jan 27- U.S. stocks tumbled on Tuesday, with Microsoft and Caterpillar shares down sharply after quarterly results, while an unexpected decline in durable goods orders also weighed on sentiment. Microsoft fell nearly 9 percent to $42.93 the day after the Dow component reported results.

  • Shares of Microsoft and Caterpillar weighed on U.S. stocks. Microsoft's results showed the main engine of its historic earnings power, selling Windows and Office software to big businesses, is waning. Caterpillar's quarterly profit came in below analysts' expectations and it warned that lower oil prices will hurt 2015 results.