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  • The 48- year-old central Indiana farmer can't recall anything like the deluges he's seen from late May on this summer; the latest was a 4- inch downpour a week ago. It's a scene playing out in Illinois and Indiana, both of which set rainfall records for June, and four other key farm states. The Midwestern Regional Climate Center in Champaign, Illinois, is looking into...

  • US oil and natural gas rig count down 2 to 874 Friday, 31 Jul 2015 | 2:21 PM ET

    HOUSTON— Oilfield services company Baker Hughes Inc. says the number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. declined by two this week to 874.. Among major oil- and gas-producing states, New Mexico gained three rigs, Louisiana gained two and North Dakota, Ohio, Texas and Wyoming each gained one. Kansas lost four rigs, Utah declined by three, Alaska and...

  • TOPEKA, Kan.— Kansas reported Friday that it collected slightly less in taxes this month than expected, and officials attributed the $3.7 million shortfall largely to a national softness in consumer spending affecting sales tax revenues. Sam Brownback's administration announced $63 million in changes to the state budget to make a deficit less likely.

  • YRC beats 2Q profit forecasts Thursday, 30 Jul 2015 | 5:39 PM ET

    OVERLAND PARK, Kan. _ YRC Worldwide Inc. on Thursday reported second-quarter net income of $26 million, after reporting a loss in the same period a year earlier. The average estimate of four analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 17 cents per share. Three analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $1.3 billion.

  • Kamada reports 2Q loss Thursday, 30 Jul 2015 | 9:03 AM ET

    NESS ZIONA, Israel _ Kamada Ltd. on Thursday reported a loss of $2.3 million in its second quarter. The average estimate of three analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for a loss of 3 cents per share. Kamada expects full-year revenue in the range of $70 million to $73 million.

  • AMC Entertainment misses 2Q profit forecasts Wednesday, 29 Jul 2015 | 5:03 PM ET

    LEAWOOD, Kan. _ AMC Entertainment Holdings Inc. on Wednesday reported second-quarter earnings of $43.9 million. The average estimate of eight analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 47 cents per share. AMC Entertainment shares have climbed 16 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • Capitol Federal posts 3Q profit Wednesday, 29 Jul 2015 | 9:12 AM ET

    TOPEKA, Kan. _ Capitol Federal Financial Inc. on Wednesday reported fiscal third-quarter net income of $19.6 million. The holding company for Capitol Federal Savings Bank posted revenue of $52.2 million in the period. Keywords: Capitol Federal Financial, Earnings Report.

  • Spirit Aerosystems tops 2Q profit forecasts Wednesday, 29 Jul 2015 | 7:45 AM ET

    WICHITA, Kan. _ Spirit Aerosystems Holdings Inc. on Wednesday reported second-quarter net income of $154.9 million. Spirit Aerosystems expects full-year earnings in the range of $3.60 to $3.80 per share, with revenue in the range of $6.6 billion to $6.7 billion. Spirit Aerosystems shares have climbed 23 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • Euronet Worldwide beats 2Q profit forecasts Tuesday, 28 Jul 2015 | 7:39 PM ET

    LEAWOOD, Kan. _ Euronet Worldwide Inc. on Tuesday reported second-quarter profit of $26.8 million. The average estimate of four analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 70 cents per share. Euronet Worldwide shares have climbed 18 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • Nova Measuring Instruments posts 2Q profit Tuesday, 28 Jul 2015 | 5:13 PM ET

    NESS- ZIONA, Israel _ Nova Measuring Instruments Ltd. on Tuesday reported second-quarter net income of $2.2 million. For the current quarter ending in September, Nova Measuring Instruments expects its per-share earnings to range from 10 cents to 20 cents. Nova Measuring Instruments shares have increased 17 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • Kansas fish farms benefiting from wet weather Tuesday, 28 Jul 2015 | 9:04 AM ET

    WICHITA, Kan.— After years of drought, all the recent wet weather in Kansas has been a boon to the state's fish farmers. "Usually we're not this busy this time of the year, but people have water and they're wanting fish for their ponds," said Brent Culver of Culver's Fish Farm in McPherson. Mike Miller, Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism information chief,...

  • Waddell & Reed misses 2Q profit forecasts Tuesday, 28 Jul 2015 | 7:09 AM ET

    OVERLAND PARK, Kan. _ Waddell& Reed Financial Inc. on Tuesday reported second-quarter earnings of $67.4 million. The average estimate of six analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 83 cents per share. Waddell& Reed shares have declined 13 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • Compass beats 2Q profit forecasts Monday, 27 Jul 2015 | 4:33 PM ET

    OVERLAND PARK, Kan. _ Compass Minerals International Inc. on Monday reported second-quarter net income of $13.2 million, after reporting a loss in the same period a year earlier. The average estimate of four analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 32 cents per share. This story was generated by Automated Insights using data from...

  • NEW YORK, July 27- A professional racecar driver is in talks to settle a U.S. regulator's lawsuit accusing him of participating in a deceptive payday lending scheme, as federal prosecutors decide whether to bring criminal charges, according to court filings. Lawyers for Scott Tucker, who competes on U.S. and European circuits, said in a filing on Friday in Las Vegas...

  • NEW YORK— Five days before he was to start college, Fred Maahs' world turned upside down. Off the Delaware coast in 1980, on the last day of summer vacation, the 18- year-old took a dive from his family's boat into an unseen sandbar barely a foot below the surface, sustaining injuries that paralyzed him from the chest down. Some 2,000 people with disabilities— elated...

  • Brownback says more Kansas budget cuts coming Friday, 24 Jul 2015 | 12:27 PM ET

    Sam Brownback says his budget director will outline spending cuts next week to help prevent a deficit. Brownback said Friday that budget director Shawn Sullivan's duties also have been expanded so that he'll examine what the governor called "back office" operations across state government to see whether savings can be found. Sam Brownback expects to outline...

  • BRENHAM, Texas— Blue Bell Creameries has started ice cream production trial runs in Alabama three months after a listeria scare halted all sales. The Texas- based company said it's evaluating enhanced production processes at its plant in Sylacauga, Alabama. Company products were linked to 10 listeria illnesses in four states, including three deaths in Kansas,...

  • They think of him as Kenyan-American, "said EJ Hogendoorn, deputy program director for Africa at the International Crisis Group. Obama's link to Kenya is a father he barely knew, but whose influence can nonetheless be seen in his son's presidency. A White House initiative to support young men of color who face similar circumstances has become a project dear to...

  • House passes bill to prevent mandatory GMO labeling Thursday, 23 Jul 2015 | 2:07 PM ET

    WASHINGTON— Food companies would not have to disclose whether their products include genetically modified ingredients under legislation passed by the House Thursday. So far, Vermont is the only state set to require the labels. Maine and Connecticut have also passed laws requiring the labeling, but those measures don't take effect unless neighboring states...

  • WASHINGTON— States could no longer require labels on genetically modified foods under legislation the House is considering. So far, Vermont is the only state set to require the labels. "The reality is, biotechnology has time and time again proved safe," the bill's sponsor, Kansas Republican Rep.