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  • SPRINGFIELD, Ill. _ Horace Mann Educators Corp. on Wednesday reported second-quarter earnings of $11.8 million. On a per-share basis, the Springfield, Illinois- based company said it had profit of 29 cents. This story was generated by Automated Insights using data from Zacks Investment Research.

  • July 28- U.S. grains trader Bunge Ltd reported a 2.2 percent fall in quarterly revenue on Thursday due to lower sales in its agribusiness and sugar business. However, net income attributable to Bunge rose to $109 million, or 78 cents per share, in the second quarter ended June 30 from $72 million, or 50 cents per share, a year earlier. Net sales fell to $10.54 billion from...

  • In their suites at the Ritz Carlton hotel, where many are staying during this week's Democratic convention, and at its auxiliary swanky parties, the supporters of Hillary Clinton are sounding the alarm about Trump's break with decades of presidential campaign tradition. Moishe Mana, a top fundraiser for Clinton, has offered to give $1 million to the charity of...

  • NEW YORK, July 28- For the oil industry, Yahoo Inc's decision this week to sell its core business to Verizon Communications Inc for $4.8 billion does not matter all that much. For Gene Grabinski, who was trading crude in Chicago for BP Plc, one of the largest energy companies in the world, it was just the solution needed to stem the endless flood of phone calls as he...

  • SYDNEY, July 28- U.S. soybeans rose for a third consecutive session on Thursday to hit a six-day high, boosted by concerns over potential adverse weather over the next month in key U.S. growing regions. *The most active soybean futures on the Chicago Board Of Trade rose 0.63 percent to $9.92-1/ 4 a bushel, near the session high of $9.97 a bushel- the highest since July 22.

  • NORTHBROOK, Ill. _ KapStone Paper and Packaging Corp. on Wednesday reported second-quarter earnings of $20.7 million. The average estimate of five analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 30 cents per share. Five analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $823.8 million.

  • CHICAGO _ Coeur Mining Inc. on Wednesday reported second-quarter net income of $14.5 million, after reporting a loss in the same period a year earlier. The average estimate of three analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 3 cents per share. Coeur Mining shares have risen fivefold since the beginning of the year.

  • CHICAGO _ Echo Global Logistics Inc. on Wednesday reported second-quarter net income of $1.9 million, after reporting a loss in the same period a year earlier. Echo Global Logistics expects full-year revenue in the range of $1.7 billion to $1.76 billion. Echo Global Logistics shares have climbed 19 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • DEERFIELD, Ill. _ Fortune Brands Home& Security Inc. on Wednesday reported second-quarter profit of $125.2 million. Fortune Brands Home& Security expects full-year earnings to be $2.07 per share. Fortune Brands Home& Security shares have risen 11 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • CHICAGO _ Groupon Inc. on Wednesday reported a second-quarter loss of $54.9 million, after reporting a profit in the same period a year earlier. The average estimate of eight analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for a loss of 3 cents per share. Groupon expects full-year revenue in the range of $3 billion to $3.1 billion.

  • SEATTLE— As crude oil trains began rolling through its downtown a few years ago, Spokane was among the first cities to pass a resolution calling for stronger federal safety regulations. But when a mile-long train derailed in the scenic Columbia River Gorge along the Oregon- Washington border last month— after earlier passing through this major railroad hub in...

  • MEXICO CITY, July 27- Fund manager Michael Hasenstab expects Mexico's peso to be supported by the country's solid economy and says investors who are using the currency as a proxy bet against risks in other emerging markets could be burned. However, the number of bets against the currency registered on the Chicago exchange fell sharply since Mexico's central...

  • CBOT soybeans bounded to session highs after the U.S. Department of Agriculture said at midmorning that exporters sold 131,000 tonnes of U.S. soybeans to top global importer China. Most-active CBOT November soybeans were up 19 cents at $9.92-3/ 4 per bushel as of 11:40 a.m. CDT, on pace for their biggest daily gains in 1-1/ 2 weeks. You put it all together, you get a...

  • Under agreements reached with Wyoming, New Mexico and Indiana, about 15 percent of Peabody's $1.2 billion in self-bonds will be secured by debtor-in-possession financing during its bankruptcy. Wyoming can receive $127 million cash if Peabody were to walk away from reclamation in that state while in bankruptcy, New Mexico $32 million and Indiana $17 million.

  • CHICAGO— British billionaire Richard Branson says if kids are going to smoke marijuana, their parents should join them. The Chicago Tribune reports the Virgin Group founder told an audience of entrepreneurs in Chicago on Tuesday that if their kids are "going to have a joint, do it with them." He adds, "Don't let them sneak off and do it on their own.

  • MILAN/ DETROIT, July 27- Fiat Chrysler Automobiles nudged up its full-year adjusted earnings guidance on Wednesday, but its shares came off earlier highs after recall costs hit second-quarter profit and concerns remained about its exposure to a peaking U.S. market. But earnings fell 14 percent when including charges related to recall costs and production...

  • CHICAGO— Grain futures were higher Wednesday in early trading on the Chicago Board of Trade. Wheat for Sept. delivery was 3.50 cents a bale higher $4.1860 a bushel; Sept. corn was 4.25 cents higher at $3.3660 bushel; Sept. oats was unchanged at $2.0020 a bushel; while August soybeans gained 20.25 cents to $10.1360 a bushel. August live cattle was. 13 cents lower at...

  • NEW YORK— Boeing, absorbing billions in write-downs related to two of its newest commercial jets and a military fuel tanker, reported its first quarterly loss in nearly seven years. Yet revenue for the Chicago aerospace giant rose 1 percent to $24.8 billion, and company shares rose steadily before the opening bell Wednesday. Charges totaling $3 billion before...

  • DEERFIELD, Ill.— Mondelez International Inc. on Wednesday reported second-quarter earnings of $464 million. Mondelez expects full-year earnings to be 8 cents per share. Mondelez shares have climbed nearly 1 percent since the beginning of the year, while the Standard& Poor's 500 index has increased 6 percent.

  • CHICAGO— Boeing Co. on Wednesday reported a second-quarter loss of $234 million, after reporting a profit in the same period a year earlier. The average estimate of seven analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for a loss of 88 cents per share. Three analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $24.45 billion.