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  • CHICAGO, Feb 11- Demand for bank loans, loan extensions and renewals is surging among U.S. farmers, and farm incomes are forecast to fall for a third year as grain and livestock prices remain stubbornly low, according to a quarterly farm economy report from the Federal Reserve Banks of St. Louis and Kansas City. The Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis's region covers...

  • Drew Industries posts 4Q profit Thursday, 11 Feb 2016 | 9:05 AM ET

    ELKHART, Ind. _ Drew Industries Inc. on Thursday reported fourth-quarter profit of $16.1 million. Drew Industries shares have dropped slightly more than 9 percent since the beginning of the year. Keywords: Drew Industries, Earnings Report.

  • CNO beats 4Q profit forecasts Wednesday, 10 Feb 2016 | 6:11 PM ET

    CARMEL, Ind. _ CNO Financial Group Inc. on Wednesday reported fourth-quarter earnings of $137.3 million. The Carmel, Indiana- based company said it had profit of 73 cents per share. The average estimate of five analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 37 cents per share.

  • 2 Indiana HVAC plants to close, costing 2,100 jobs Wednesday, 10 Feb 2016 | 1:58 PM ET

    Carrier Corp. said it would shutter its Indianapolis plant where 1,400 workers and move its manufacturing to Mexico. Carrier Corp. and UTEC are both units of Hartford, Connecticut- based United Technologies Corp.. Carrier's president of North American HVAC systems and services, Chris Nelson, said the company is closing the Indianapolis plant in response to "...

  • Berry Plastics misses Street 1Q forecasts Wednesday, 10 Feb 2016 | 8:35 AM ET

    EVANSVILLE, Ind. _ Berry Plastics Group Inc. on Wednesday reported fiscal first-quarter net income of $4 million. The average estimate of four analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 39 cents per share. Berry Plastics shares have decreased 17 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • *USDA projects record-large world wheat ending stocks. Most-active wheat futures at the Chicago Board of Trade traded as low at $4.55 a bushel, the lowest level since the summer of 2010, before closing down 1 cent at $4.57-1/ 2. Corn futures ended down 1-1/ 4 cents at $3.61 after the most-active contract touched its lowest price since Jan. 15.

  • Noranda Aluminum files for bankruptcy Tuesday, 9 Feb 2016 | 10:29 AM ET

    KANSAS CITY, Mo.— One of North America's biggest makers of aluminum foil is seeking bankruptcy protection to restructure, citing falling aluminum prices and other market challenges that also will force it to idle production at a Missouri smelter. Noranda Aluminum Holding Corp., which refines aluminum and mines bauxite, made the Chapter 11 filing Monday in St....

  • Pennsylvania stuck in historic budget gridlock Tuesday, 9 Feb 2016 | 1:54 AM ET

    Tom Wolf warned lawmakers on Tuesday that Pennsylvania's finances are a ticking time bomb amid a record-long budget gridlock, sending them a spending proposal for the coming fiscal year with no full plan in place for the fiscal year that began back in July. "This deficit isn't just a cloud hanging over Pennsylvania's long-term future. House Majority Leader...

  • All but Florida had accepted a Medicaid expansion that is one of two major pathways to coverage under President Barack Obama's health care law. GOP presidential candidates are vowing to repeal "Obamacare," while offering hardly any detail on how they'd replace it without millions losing coverage. They are Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Illinois,...

  • Allison Transmission beats Street 4Q forecasts Monday, 8 Feb 2016 | 4:39 PM ET

    INDIANAPOLIS _ Allison Transmission Holdings Inc. on Monday reported fourth-quarter earnings of $13 million. The average estimate of nine analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 57 cents per share. Allison Transmission shares have dropped 9 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • *Argentina crops benefit during critical weekend. CHICAGO, Feb 8- U.S. soybean futures slid to seven-week lows on Monday after weekend rains across major exporter Argentina reduced the likelihood that dry weather would curb yields. Soybean traders focused on Argentina after storms brought moisture to dry fields during a key time for crop development.

  • First Financial Corp. posts 4Q profit Monday, 8 Feb 2016 | 10:47 AM ET

    TERRE HAUTE, Ind. _ First Financial Corp. on Monday reported fourth-quarter profit of $7.1 million. The average estimate of three analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 62 cents per share. First Financial Corp. shares have declined slightly more than 6 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • CTS reports 4Q loss Monday, 8 Feb 2016 | 8:17 AM ET

    ELKHART, Ind. _ CTS Corp. on Monday reported a fourth-quarter loss of $13.7 million, after reporting a profit in the same period a year earlier. The Elkhart, Indiana- based company said it had a loss of 42 cents per share. CTS expects full-year earnings to be 95 cents to $1.05 per share, with revenue in the range of $390 million to $400 million.

  • EDEN, N.C.— Giant earthmoving machines beep and grind as they drop 17- ton scoops of coal ash and dirt into dozens of railroad cars lined up for two-thirds of a mile at a site along the Virginia- North Carolina border, where the country's largest electricity company was responsible for one of the worst spills of the toxic, liquefied waste in U.S. history.

  • Haynes International posts 1Q profit Thursday, 4 Feb 2016 | 6:47 PM ET

    KOKOMO, Ind. _ Haynes International Inc. on Thursday reported fiscal first-quarter net income of $228,000. Haynes International shares have fallen 15 percent since the beginning of the year. Keywords: Haynes International, Earnings Report.

  • Kite Realty Group reports 4Q results Thursday, 4 Feb 2016 | 6:19 PM ET

    INDIANAPOLIS _ Kite Realty Group Trust on Thursday reported a key measure of profitability in its fourth quarter. The real estate investment trust, based in Indianapolis, said it had funds from operations of $42.4 million, or 50 cents per share, in the period. The average estimate of eight analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for funds from...

  • Kimball Electronics posts 2Q profit Thursday, 4 Feb 2016 | 8:45 AM ET

    JASPER, Ind. _ Kimball Electronics Inc. on Thursday reported fiscal second-quarter net income of $4.6 million. Kimball Electronics shares have fallen 13 percent since the beginning of the year. Keywords: Kimball Electronics, Earnings Report.

  • Cummins beats Street 4Q forecasts Thursday, 4 Feb 2016 | 8:19 AM ET

    COLUMBUS, Ind. _ Cummins Inc. on Thursday reported fourth-quarter earnings of $161 million. The average estimate of 14 analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of $2.08 per share. Seven analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $4.71 billion.

  • WASHINGTON— Pharmaceutical chief Martin Shkreli refused to testify Thursday in an appearance before U.S. lawmakers over severe hikes for a drug sold by a company that he acquired, yet even without answering questions, managed to leave them infuriated. Shkreli, widely scorned for hiking the price of a long-established and potentially lifesaving drug by more...

  • *Wall St closes higher after late-day rally. NEW YORK, Feb 3- The U.S. dollar tumbled on Wednesday after comments from a Federal Reserve official and a soft services sector report suggested a slowing pace of rate hikes, sparking a rally in oil prices that also boosted U.S. equities. "The 8- percent rise in oil and the weakening dollar are the two things that seem to be...