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  • WASHINGTON, Oct 30- Media General Inc has won U.S. antitrust approval to buy LIN Media LLC after agreeing to divest television stations in five markets, the Justice Department said on Thursday. To win government approval for the deal, the companies agreed to sell one station in Birmingham, Alabama, two in Savannah, Georgia, one near Alabama's border with Florida, one...

  • Ebola fears infect Louisiana medical conference Thursday, 30 Oct 2014 | 11:49 AM ET

    Louisiana state health officials told thousands of doctors planning to attend a tropical diseases meeting this weekend in New Orleans to stay away if they have been to certain African countries or have had contact with an Ebola patient in the last 21 days. State officials said a similar letter will go to organizers of the American Public Health Association,...

  • Journal Communications posts 3Q profit Thursday, 30 Oct 2014 | 10:01 AM ET

    MILWAUKEE _ Journal Communications Inc. on Thursday reported net income of $7 million in its third quarter. The Milwaukee- based company said it had net income of 14 cents per share. Journal Communications shares have climbed slightly more than 2 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • Modine posts 2Q profit Thursday, 30 Oct 2014 | 8:27 AM ET

    RACINE, Wis. _ Modine Manufacturing Co. on Thursday reported profit of $1.7 million in its fiscal second quarter. Modine expects full-year earnings in the range of 63 cents to 73 cents per share. Modine shares have dropped 3 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • Johnson Controls tops 4Q profit forecasts Thursday, 30 Oct 2014 | 7:24 AM ET

    MILWAUKEE _ Johnson Controls Inc. on Thursday reported earnings of $309 million in its fiscal fourth quarter. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of $1.01 per share. Analysts expected $11.21 billion, according to Zacks.

  • Wisconsin candidate rejects claim Trek fired her Thursday, 30 Oct 2014 | 7:20 AM ET

    MADISON, Wis.— Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mary Burke and her brother on Wednesday rejected a claim by a former top Trek executive that she was fired from her job at the family company, calling it "character assassination" just days before an election where she's running close with GOP Gov. Both Mary Burke and her brother John Burke, the current head of Trek,...

  • Roadrunner tops Street 3Q forecasts Thursday, 30 Oct 2014 | 5:03 AM ET

    CUDAHY, Wis. _ Roadrunner Transportation Systems Inc. on Thursday reported third-quarter profit of $14.4 million. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 38 cents per share. Analysts expected $475.6 million, according to Zacks.

  • NEW YORK, Oct 29- U.S. stocks were mixed, while the dollar and government bond yields rose on Wednesday, after the Federal Reserve announced the end of its stimulus program in a statement that also noted the improvements in the U.S. labor market. The Fed, as expected, said it will no longer add to its holdings of Treasury bonds and mortgage-backed securities,...

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 29- The Federal Reserve on Wednesday ended its monthly bond purchase program and dropped a characterization of U.S. labor market slack as "significant" in a show of confidence in the economy's prospects. In a statement after a two-day meeting, the central bank largely dismissed recent financial market volatility, dimming growth in Europe and a...

  • Ford recalls 205,000 SUVs for fuel tank leaks Wednesday, 29 Oct 2014 | 10:47 AM ET

    DEARBORN, Mich.— Ford is recalling about 205,000 SUVs in cold-weather states and parts of Canada to fix gas tanks that can rust, leak and cause a fire. The recall affects Ford Edge and Lincoln MKX vehicles from the 2007 and 2008 model years. The SUVs are being recalled in Connecticut, Delaware, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan,...

  • Wisconsin Energy beats 3Q profit forecasts Wednesday, 29 Oct 2014 | 10:07 AM ET

    MILWAUKEE _ Wisconsin Energy Corp. on Wednesday reported net income of $126.3 million in its third quarter. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 51 cents per share. Wisconsin Energy shares have climbed 17 percent since the beginning of the year, while the Standard& Poor's 500 index has increased nearly 8...

  • Apple Pay rival defends service, exclusivity Wednesday, 29 Oct 2014 | 9:44 AM ET

    NEW YORK— In a story Oct. 29 about Apple Inc.' s new payment system, The Associated Press misattributed a quotation from an Apple Pay user in Indianapolis. The speaker was Thomas Pritchard, not Ben Heyman. Retailer resistance to Apple Pay had been expected because Apple hasn't offered incentives to install pricey point-of-sale terminals and train staff on its new...

  • Rocket explosion setback for commercial space Wednesday, 29 Oct 2014 | 9:33 AM ET

    Orbital Sciences Corp.' s unmanned Antares rocket blew up just moments after liftoff Tuesday evening from the Virginia coast. The smooth flight was in stark contrast to the Orbital Sciences' failed launch, and had been planned well in advance of the accident. The Orbital Sciences rocket was carrying a Cygnus capsule loaded with 2½ tons of space station...

  • Grocery chain sues Clorox for price discrimination Wednesday, 29 Oct 2014 | 6:47 AM ET

    MADISON, Wis.— The Woodman's grocery store chain is suing Clorox Corp., alleging price discrimination. In a lawsuit filed Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Madison, Woodman's claims Clorox will only make large packs of products available to warehouse clubs, including Costco and Sam's Club. The lawsuit alleges that Clorox told Woodman's it was changing its...

  • Russian deliver space station cargo after US flop Wednesday, 29 Oct 2014 | 4:25 AM ET

    Orbital Sciences Corp.' s unmanned Antares rocket blew up just moments after liftoff Tuesday evening from the Virginia coast. The smooth flight was in stark contrast to the Orbital Sciences' failed launch, and had been planned well in advance of the accident. The Orbital Sciences rocket was carrying a Cygnus capsule loaded with 2½ tons of space station...

  • Russian rocket engines suspected in launch blast Wednesday, 29 Oct 2014 | 2:40 AM ET

    NASA is paying billions of dollars to Orbital Sciences and the SpaceX company to make station deliveries, and it's counting on SpaceX and Boeing to start flying U.S. astronauts to the orbiting lab as early as 2017. This was the fourth flight by Orbital Sciences to the orbiting lab. The Orbital Sciences' Antares rocket blew up over the beachside launch complex at...

  • Supply rocket headed to space station explodes Tuesday, 28 Oct 2014 | 6:40 PM ET

    NASA is paying billions of dollars to Orbital Sciences and the SpaceX company to make station deliveries, and it's counting on SpaceX and Boeing to start flying U.S. astronauts to the orbiting lab as early as 2017. This was the fourth flight by Orbital Sciences to the orbiting lab. The Orbital Sciences' Antares rocket blew up over the beachside launch complex at...

  • Fiserv beats Street 3Q forecasts Tuesday, 28 Oct 2014 | 5:04 PM ET

    BROOKFIELD, Wis. _ Fiserv Inc. on Tuesday reported third-quarter profit of $239 million. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 84 cents per share. Fiserv expects full-year earnings in the range of $3.34 to $3.38 per share.

  • Buffett's newspaper unit selling marketing firm Tuesday, 28 Oct 2014 | 4:21 PM ET

    OMAHA, Neb.— Berkshire Hathaway's media unit is selling its marketing company to a Wisconsin group, so it can focus more on its newspapers. Warren Buffett's company announced the sale of World Marketing Inc. to businessman Robert M. Kraft on Tuesday. World Marketing's clients have included American Airlines, Kraft Foods and Blue Cross Blue Shield.

  • Retail skirmish blocks Apple Pay at checkout line Tuesday, 28 Oct 2014 | 3:26 PM ET

    Retailer resistance to Apple Pay had been expected because Apple hasn't offered incentives to install pricey point-of-sale terminals and train staff on its new mobile payment system. In the meantime, some of the group's biggest members, like CVS, 7- Eleven, Best Buy and Wal-Mart, are nixing so-called NFC payments even though they already have the...