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  • COVINGTON, Ky. _ Ashland Inc. on Tuesday reported fiscal third-quarter net income of $71 million. The average estimate of five analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of $2.07 per share. Three analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $1.32 billion.

  • 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.

  • LOUISVILLE, Ky. _ Republic Bancorp Inc. on Friday reported second-quarter net income of $8.3 million. Republic Bancorp shares have increased 13 percent since the beginning of the year. Keywords: Republic Bancorp, Earnings Report.

  • ST. LOUIS— The restaurant chain Panera filed a lawsuit Wednesday alleging that a former executive who left to go to work for pizza chain Papa John's took trade secrets with him. The lawsuit against former Panera executive Michael Nettles and Louisville, Kentucky- based Papa John's International says Nettles worked for four years as a vice president in Panera's...

  • July 20- Electronics and smart-phone retailers are seeing a jump in sales of mobile charging equipment since Pokemon GO was released in the United States two weeks ago and are now looking for more ways to drive potential customers into stores through the wildly popular game. AT&T Inc, GameStop Corp and RadioShack are all seeing a bump in sales of mobile chargers...

  • July 20- Electronics and smart-phone retailers are seeing a jump in sales of mobile charging equipment since Pokemon GO was released in the United States two weeks ago and are now looking for more ways to drive potential customers into stores through the wildly popular game. AT&T Inc, GameStop Corp and RadioShack are all seeing a bump in sales of mobile chargers...

  • PIKEVILLE, Ky. _ Community Trust Bancorp Inc. on Wednesday reported second-quarter profit of $11.6 million. Community Trust Bancorp shares have climbed 2.5 percent since the beginning of the year. Keywords: Community Trust Bancorp, Earnings Report.

  • LOUISVILLE, Ky.— Federal regulators have announced that nearly all dust samples from the nation's coal mines were in compliance with limits that were newly toughened to cut miners' exposure to particles that can cause deadly black lung disease. Citing a Monday announcement from Joseph Main, the head of the U.S. Mine Safety and Health Administration, the...

  • RALEIGH, N.C.— Duke Energy Corp.' s purchase of Piedmont Natural Gas Co. will create a company with the financial resources to expand the distribution of natural gas across the country as utilities shift further away from coal to the cleaner-burning fuel, the chief executive of the country's largest electric company said Monday. Duke Energy is spending $5...

  • TOKYO, July 15- Japanese aluminium products makers such as UACJ Corp and Kobe Steel are boosting output capacity in the United States in a bid to snare market share as automakers turn to the lighter metal to meet stricter environmental rules. UACJ, Japan's biggest rolled-aluminium products maker, began production of sample aluminium sheets for autos last...

  • TOKYO, July 15- Japanese aluminum products makers such as UACJ Corp and Kobe Steel are boosting output capacity in the United States in a bid to snare market share as automakers turn to the lighter metal to meet stricter environmental rules. UACJ, Japan's biggest rolled-aluminum products maker, began production of sample aluminum sheets for autos last month at...

  • To win approval, they agreed to sell 13 bank branches in northeastern Ohio, two in Ashtabula county and 11 in Stark County, the department said in a statement. The deal, estimated to be worth about $3.4 billion, must still be approved by the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System and the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency. Ohio- based Huntington is in...

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  • The proposed fines cover two shipments of materials in May and June 2014, and come less than two weeks after the FAA proposed a $350,000 fine against Amazon for a shipment that injured several UPS workers who handled a package. The FAA said Amazon in May 2014 sent packages containing corrosive rust stain preventer from Illinois to Florida.

  • BOSTON, June 15- Sig Sauer Inc, maker of the semi-automatic rifle believed to have been used in the Orlando shooting rampage, has been growing rapidly in the United States, with plans to sell more silencers and ammunition while vying for a contract to supply several hundred thousand handguns to the U.S. military. Though not as well known as publicly traded U.S....

  • June 13- On Sunday, June 5, hundreds crowded into a Louisville, Kentucky mosque to celebrate the life of boxer Muhammad Ali in an interfaith service. Muhammad Babar began the service with a poem: "You were the true face of faith," he read. On the presidential campaign trail, presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump called for a ban on immigration from countries with...

  • June 13- On Sunday, June 5, hundreds crowded into a Louisville, Kentucky mosque to celebrate the life of boxer Muhammad Ali in an interfaith service. Muhammad Babar began the service with a poem: "You were the true face of faith," he read. On the presidential campaign trail, presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump called for a ban on immigration from countries with...

  • The penalty is the largest fine the FAA has proposed imposing on Amazon, which the agency said has had a series of at least 24 hazardous materials violations in recent years. The FAA alleged that on Oct. 15, 2014, Amazon sent a UPS package with a one-gallon container of "Amazing! The package leaked and nine UPS employees who came into contact with the box reported...

  • The penalty is the largest fine the FAA has proposed imposing on Amazon, which the agency said has had a series of at least 24 hazardous materials violations in recent years. The FAA alleged that on Oct. 15, 2014, Amazon sent a UPS package with a one-gallon container of "Amazing! The package leaked and nine UPS employees who came into contact with the box reported...

  • The penalty is largest fine the FAA has proposed imposing on Amazon, which the agency said has had a series of hazardous materials violations. The FAA alleged that on Oct. 15, 2014, Amazon sent a UPS package with a one-gallon container of "Amazing! It was not clear how many total times Amazon paid fines or admitted responsibility, since the FAA does not issue press...