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  • CHICAGO _ Morningstar Inc. on Tuesday reported fourth-quarter profit of $70.3 million. On a per-share basis, the Chicago- based company said it had net income of $1.63. For the year, the company reported profit of $161 million, or $3.72 per share.

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 21- The new head of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said on Tuesday that America need not choose between jobs and the environment, in a nod to the energy industry, as the White House prepares executive orders that could come as soon as this week to roll back Obama-era regulation. Democrats, environmental advocates and many of the EPA's...

  • Native Americans and environmental activists have lived at the Oceti Sakowin camp in North Dakota for months, fighting the construction of the pipeline that they say threatens the water resources of the Standing Rock Sioux tribe and sacred land. North Dakota Governor Doug Burgum and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers have set a Wednesday afternoon deadline for...

  • Native Americans and environmental activists have lived at the Oceti Sakowin camp in North Dakota for months, fighting the construction of the pipeline that they say threatens the water resources of the Standing Rock Sioux tribe and sacred land. North Dakota Governor Doug Burgum and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers have set a Wednesday afternoon deadline for...

  • Native Americans and environmental activists have lived at the Oceti Sakowin camp in North Dakota for months, fighting the construction of the pipeline that they say threatens the water resources of the Standing Rock Sioux tribe and sacred land. North Dakota Governor Doug Burgum and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers have set a Wednesday afternoon deadline for...

  • Native Americans and environmental activists have lived at the Oceti Sakowin camp in North Dakota for months, fighting the construction of the pipeline that they say threatens the water resources of the Standing Rock Sioux tribe and sacred land. North Dakota Governor Doug Burgum and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers have set a Wednesday afternoon deadline for...

  • Native Americans and environmental activists have lived at the Oceti Sakowin camp in North Dakota for months, fighting the construction of the pipeline that they say threatens the water resources of the Standing Rock Sioux tribe and sacred land. North Dakota Governor Doug Burgum and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers have set a Wednesday afternoon deadline for...

  • Native Americans and environmental activists have lived at the Oceti Sakowin camp in North Dakota for months, fighting the construction of the pipeline that they say threatens the water resources of the Standing Rock Sioux tribe and sacred land. North Dakota Governor Doug Burgum and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers have set a Wednesday afternoon deadline for...

  • NEW YORK/ LONDON, Feb 21- Gold prices pared losses on weaker-than-expected U.S. economic data on Tuesday, after falling 1 percent on renewed expectations of an increase in U.S. interest rates next month that pushed the dollar higher. Spot gold was down 0.2 percent at $1,235.85 an ounce since the start of the year. "The Fed was pretty hawkish on the weekend but the PMI...

  • CHICAGO— Grain futures were mostly lower Tuesday on the Chicago Board of Trade. Wheat for Mar. was off 5 cents to 4.36 a bushel; Mar. corn rose 1 cent at 3.6925 a bushel; Mar. oats fell 4.25 cents at $2.5675 a bushel; while Mar. soybeans declined 6.25 cents to $10.2625 a bushel. February live cattle was up 1.18 cents at $1.1919 a pound; March feeder cattle rose. 48 cents at...

  • American announced early Tuesday that it began selling the new fares for flights starting March 1 on 10 different routes from its hub airports in Dallas, Miami, Philadelphia and Charlotte, North Carolina. United followed suit later in the day, posting reduced fares on some flights from Minneapolis to seven of its hub cities including New York, Chicago and Los...

  • *Soy sags as Brazil crop seen offsetting Argentine issues. Wheat futures were also lower while corn firmed, supported As of 12:08 p.m. CST, Chicago Board of Trade March soybean futures were down 3-3/ 4 cents at $10.28-3/ 4 per bushel after dipping to $10.26-1/ 2, the contract's lowest since Feb. 6. Favorable weather in Brazil, which is forecast to harvest a...

  • BISMARCK, N.D.— The Army Corps of Engineers said it won't extend a Wednesday deadline for Dakota Access oil pipeline opponents to vacate their encampment on federal land in North Dakota. The camp has existed since August and at times has housed thousands of people who supported the concerns of Sioux nations that the $3.8 billion pipeline to carry North Dakota...

  • The researchers said more studies are needed to determine long-term effects— the kind of research the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has already asked supplement makers to conduct. "I don't think anybody would interpret these results as saying,' Wow, this is a fountain of youth, this is a magical anti-aging potion,'" said study co-author Susan Ellenberg, a...

  • PARIS/ SINGAPORE, Feb 21- Chicago soybean futures edged higher on Tuesday after a two-session slide, with heavy rain in major exporter Argentina bringing weather risks back into focus. Gains were limited by overall expectations for large soybean harvests in Argentina and Brazil, as well as a sharp rise in the dollar that makes U.S. grains more expensive overseas.

  • WESTCHESTER, Ill. _ Fenix Parts Inc. on Tuesday reported second-quarter net income of $1.4 million, after reporting a loss in the same period a year earlier. The Westchester, Illinois- based company said it had profit of 7 cents per share. Keywords: Fenix Parts, Earnings Report.

  • *Soybeans up 1 pct, potential yield loss after rains in Argentina. SINGAPORE, Feb 21- Chicago soybean futures gained almost 1 percent on Tuesday as the market recovered from its lowest in more than two weeks with rains in Argentina raising concerns over potential decline in yields. The Chicago Board Of Trade most-active soybean contract rose 0.9 percent to...

  • SYDNEY, Feb 21- U.S. soybeans rose 1 percent on Tuesday, rebounding from a more than two-week low hit in the previous session, as heavy rains in Argentina over the weekend stoked concerns over potential yield losses. *The most active soybean futures on the Chicago Board Of Trade rose 0.94 percent to $10.42-1/ 4 a bushel, having closed down 1.1 percent on Friday when...

  • LAMBERTVILLE, N.J.— A United Airlines lobbyist and longtime state official accused of conspiracy in a shakedown benefiting the former chairman of the agency that controls New York City- area airports has died. Jamie Fox, who held numerous governmental posts during his career, died Monday at age 62, the Van Horn-McDonough Funeral Home said.

  • said Tiffanie Pieper, of San Diego, who has been in the camp most of the winter. Protesters have been at the campsite since August to fight the $3.8 billion pipeline that will carry oil from North Dakota through South Dakota and Iowa to a shipping point in Illinois. Dallas- based Energy Transfer Partners began work on the last big section of the pipeline this month...