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  • WICHITA, Kan.— A federal appeals court has upheld the convictions of a Kansas obesity specialist who co-authored the "Atkins Diabetes Revolution." The 10th Circuit Court of Appeals on Tuesday affirmed all five counts of attempted tax evasion against Dr. The Lawrence woman was sentenced in 2014 to three years and five months and ordered to pay more than $311,000 in...

  • NEW YORK— Canadian utility Fortis is buying electric transmission company ITC Holdings in a cash-and-stock deal valued at about $6.9 billion as it looks to further diversify its business. ITC stockholders will own about 27 percent of Fortis' common stock. Fortis said that it will apply for a listing on the New York Stock Exchange and will continue to list on the...

  • Falling electricity demand due to increased energy efficiency has spurred a spate of mergers in the United States, with utilities looking to cut their exposure to volatile power prices in unregulated markets. ITC shareholders will get $45 per share- $22.57 in cash and 0.7520 Fortis shares for each share they hold- a 14 percent premium to the stock's closing...

  • TOPEKA, Kan.— The University of Kansas turned to a Wisconsin agency to secure financing for new student housing and new science labs because it needed to move quickly, university officials said Tuesday, as the school sought to answer Republican lawmakers' allegations that it went rogue. "This is a crucially important and exciting project for the university and...

  • Compass beats 4Q profit forecasts Monday, 8 Feb 2016 | 4:35 PM ET

    OVERLAND PARK, Kan. _ Compass Minerals International Inc. on Monday reported fourth-quarter net income of $58.4 million. On a per-share basis, the Overland Park, Kansas- based company said it had profit of $1.72. The average estimate of three analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of $1.38 per share.

  • Feb 5- The Kansas health department has confirmed one positive case of norovirus related to Buffalo Wild Wings Inc, the department's Johnson County office said. "These types of illness are common this time of year," Johnson County Department of Health and Environment Director Lougene Marsh said in a statement. Norovirus is the most common cause of food-borne...

  • Feb 5- The Kansas health department has confirmed one positive case of norovirus related to Buffalo Wild Wings Inc, the department's Johnson County office said. "These types of illness are common this time of year," Johnson County Department of Health and Environment Director Lougene Marsh said on Friday. Norovirus is the most common cause of food-borne disease...

  • BEVERLY HILLS, Calif.— A Beverly Hills- based beauty school says it's closing all 56 of its campuses in five states after losing federal funding over allegations of misconduct. It shut facilities this week in California, Nevada, Utah, Kansas and Connecticut. School officials told the San Gabriel Valley Tribune that about 5,000 students and employees will receive...

  • HOUSTON— Oilfield services company Baker Hughes Inc. says the number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. declined by 48 this week to 571.. Among major oil- and gas-producing states, Texas declined by 19 rigs, Oklahoma dropped eight, Louisiana dropped five, Pennsylvania lost three, North Dakota, Utah and Wyoming each declined by two and Ohio dropped...

  • YRC reports 4Q loss Thursday, 4 Feb 2016 | 5:29 PM ET

    OVERLAND PARK, Kan. _ YRC Worldwide Inc. on Thursday reported a fourth-quarter loss of $23.5 million, after reporting a profit in the same period a year earlier. The Overland Park, Kansas- based company said it had a loss of 73 cents per share. The average estimate of three analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 20 cents per share.

  • NIC misses Street 4Q forecasts Thursday, 4 Feb 2016 | 4:15 PM ET

    OLATHE, Kan. _ NIC Inc. on Thursday reported fourth-quarter profit of $9 million. The average estimate of four analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 14 cents per share. Three analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $71.3 million.

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 4- Senate Agriculture Committee Chairman Pat Roberts is turning up the heat on the U.S. derivatives and commodities regulator over an accounting error that could mean it has deficient funds. Roberts, a Kansas Republican, sent a letter dated Feb. 3 to Timothy Massad, head of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, calling for answers on the error,...

  • WASHINGTON— The food industry is pressuring Congress to act before the state of Vermont requires food labels for genetically modified ingredients. At issue is how food companies will deal with Vermont's law. The food industry wants Congress to pre-empt Vermont's law and bar mandatory labeling of genetically modified foods before it goes into effect.

  • Buffalo Wild Wings falls after illness report Wednesday, 3 Feb 2016 | 11:47 AM ET
    A file photo of a Buffalo Wild Wings location.

    Buffalo Wild Wings shares fell more than 7 percent after health officials said they were investigating an illness that affected at least 10 diners.

  • Spirit Aerosystems beats Street 4Q forecasts Wednesday, 3 Feb 2016 | 7:55 AM ET

    WICHITA, Kan. _ Spirit Aerosystems Holdings Inc. on Wednesday reported fourth-quarter net income of $138.3 million, after reporting a loss in the same period a year earlier. The average estimate of nine analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 94 cents per share. Spirit Aerosystems expects full-year earnings to be $4.15 to $4.35 per...

  • *Egypt cancels tender amid wrangling over import terms. PARIS/ SINGAPORE, Feb 2- U.S. and European wheat futures dipped on Tuesday as ample supplies continued to weigh on sentiment and uncertainty over import policy in top buyer Egypt fuelled export concerns. Chicago Board of Trade most-active wheat was down 0.2 percent at $4.74-1/ 4 a bushel by 1255 GMT, adding to a...

  • Kamada posts 4Q profit Tuesday, 2 Feb 2016 | 7:37 AM ET

    NESS ZIONA, Israel _ Kamada Ltd. on Tuesday reported fourth-quarter net income of $988,000. On a per-share basis, the Ness Ziona, Israel- based company said it had profit of 3 cents. For the year, the company reported that its loss narrowed to $11.3 million, or 31 cents per share.

  • Waddell & Reed meets 4Q profit forecasts Tuesday, 2 Feb 2016 | 6:59 AM ET

    OVERLAND PARK, Kan. _ Waddell& Reed Financial Inc. on Tuesday reported fourth-quarter earnings of $62.9 million. The average estimate of seven analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was also for earnings of 76 cents per share. Waddell& Reed shares have fallen 7.5 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • SINGAPORE, Feb 2- Chicago wheat futures were largely unchanged on Tuesday, after falling in the previous session with the market facing headwinds from plentiful global supplies and improved crop conditions in top U.S. producing areas. Condition ratings for winter wheat improved during January in Kansas, the top U.S. winter wheat state, but declined elsewhere...

  • TOPEKA, Kan.— Kansas collected $7 million less in taxes than expected in January, and a top aide to Republican Gov. The report Monday from the Department of Revenue came with the House Appropriations and Senate Ways and Means committees preparing later this week to debate proposals for balancing the budget for the fiscal year beginning July 1.