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  • Among major oil- and gas-producing states, Louisiana and New Mexico each gained two, while Colorado, Ohio, Oklahoma and Pennsylvania were up one apiece. Texas declined by three, Alaska and West Virginia by two each and Utah by one. Arkansas, California, Kansas, North Dakota and Wyoming were unchanged.

  • OVERLAND PARK, Kan. _ YRC Worldwide Inc. on Thursday reported second-quarter net income of $27.1 million. The average estimate of three analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 51 cents per share. This story was generated by Automated Insights using data from Zacks Investment Research.

  • TOPEKA, Kan. _ Capitol Federal Financial Inc. on Thursday reported fiscal third-quarter net income of $20.6 million. The holding company for Capitol Federal Savings Bank posted revenue of $53.4 million in the period. Keywords: Capitol Federal Financial, Earnings Report.

  • OVERLAND PARK, Kan. _ QTS Realty Trust Inc. on Tuesday reported a key measure of profitability in its second quarter. The average estimate of six analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for funds from operations of 61 cents per share. QTS Realty expects full-year funds from operations in the range of $2.55 to $2.65 per share.

  • TOPEKA, Kan.— A major rating agency on Tuesday downgraded Kansas' credit rating for the second time in two years because of the state's budget problems. S&P Global Ratings dropped its rating for Kansas to AA-, from AA, three months after putting the state on a negative credit watch. Kansas has struggled to balance its budget since Republican Gov.

  • OVERLAND PARK, Kan. _ Waddell& Reed Financial Inc. on Tuesday reported second-quarter earnings of $33.7 million. The average estimate of three analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 48 cents per share. Waddell& Reed shares have declined 35 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • OVERLAND PARK, Kan. _ Compass Minerals International Inc. on Monday reported second-quarter profit of $6.3 million. The average estimate of four analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 17 cents per share. This story was generated by Automated Insights using data from Zacks Investment Research.

  • Some analysts and investors had raised questions about Sprint's financial position after majority owner SoftBank Corp agreed earlier this month to buy UK chipmaker ARM Holdings Plc for $32 billion. Sprint had negative cash flow of $3.17 billion in the financial year ended March 31. The carrier, based in Overland Park, Kansas, also experienced its lowest...

  • SAN FRANCISCO, July 21- Agriculture technology startup Indigo has raised $100 million in a new round of funding, bringing its total financing to more than $150 million, a sign of growing investor interest in new ways to ease food scarcity. The $100 million investment led by the Alaska Permanent Fund, a $54.3 billion fund owned and managed by the state of Alaska, is...

  • Houston oilfield services company Baker Hughes Inc. said Friday that 371 rigs sought oil and 88 explored for natural gas this week. Among major oil- and gas-producing states, Texas gained 15, California was up by two and New Mexico gained one. Arkansas, Colorado, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Utah, West Virginia and Wyoming were unchanged.

  • WICHITA, Kan. _ Equity Bancshares Inc. on Thursday reported net income of $2.8 million in its second quarter. Equity Bancshares shares have dropped nearly 3 percent since the beginning of the year. Keywords: Equity Bancshares, Earnings Report.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, July 21- Agriculture technology startup Indigo has raised $100 million in a new round of funding, bringing its total financing to more than $150 million, a sign of growing investor interest in new ways to ease food scarcity. The $100 million investment led by the Alaska Permanent Fund, a $54.3 billion fund owned and managed by the state of Alaska, is...

  • July 19- Investors who sold oil and natural gas land leases to Chesapeake Energy Corp and now-bankrupt SandRidge Energy Corp sued Chesapeake and Tom Ward, SandRidge's former CEO, alleging that they conspired to depress the market for those leases. Chisholm Partners LLC, an investment firm that owned leases in Kansas, and other leaseholders said the alleged...

  • July 19- Investors who sold oil and natural gas land leases to Chesapeake Energy Corp and now-bankrupt SandRidge Energy Corp sued Chesapeake and Tom Ward, SandRidge's former CEO, alleging that they conspired to depress the market for those leases. Chisholm Partners LLC, an investment firm that owned leases in Kansas, and other leaseholders said the alleged...

  • July 19- Investors who sold oil and natural gas land leases to Chesapeake Energy Corp and now-bankrupt SandRidge Energy Corp sued Chesapeake and Tom Ward, SandRidge's former CEO, alleging that they conspired to depress the market for those leases. Chisholm Partners LLC, an investment firm that owned leases in Kansas, and other leaseholders said the alleged...

  • The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service said the move follows recent court rulings in Texas that stripped the lesser prairie chicken of federal protection. The Permian Basin Petroleum Association said it would impede operations and cost companies hundreds of millions of dollars in oil and gas development in one of the country's most prolific basins, the Permian...

  • ALBANY, N.Y., July 8- Dozens of large U.S. companies on Friday backed the Obama administration's bid to strike down a North Carolina law restricting the use of public bathrooms by transgender people, saying the law hurts their recruitment efforts and could discourage investment in the state. In a friend-of-the-court brief filed in federal court in...

  • July 7- The U.S. Senate on Thursday approved legislation that would for the first time require food to carry labels listing genetically-modified ingredients, which labeling supporters say could create loopholes for some U.S. crops. The Senate voted 63-30 for the bill that would display GMO contents with words, pictures or a bar code that can be scanned with...

  • Drawing praise from farmers, Republican Pat Roberts from Kansas and Democrat Debbie Stabenow of Michigan have sponsored a bill that is the latest attempt to introduce a national standard that would override state laws, including Vermont's that some say is more stringent, and comes amid growing calls from consumers for greater transparency.

  • Initial claims for state unemployment benefits declined 16,000 to a seasonally adjusted 254,000 for the week ended July 2, the Labor Department said on Thursday. A Labor Department analyst said there were no special factors influencing last week's claims data. However, claims for Hawaii, Kansas, Nebraska, Puerto Rico, Virginia and Wyoming were estimated...