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  • ST. LOUIS _ Isle of Capri Casinos Inc. on Thursday reported fiscal third-quarter earnings of $8.2 million. The average estimate of three analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 18 cents per share. Isle of Capri Casinos shares have decreased almost 1 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • Beneath the capital's radar looms a vexing problem— a catchall spending package that's likely to top $1 trillion and could get embroiled in the politics of building Trump's wall at the U.S.- Mexico border and a budget-busting Pentagon request. Despite the big power shift in Washington, the path to success— and averting a shuttering of the government— goes...

  • A related issue is whether Ohio has a realistic chance of finding an alternative drug— a barbiturate called pentobarbital— that once was widely used in executions but has become difficult or, in Ohio's case, impossible to obtain. The court's ruling, likely a few weeks afterward, will be closely watched not just in Ohio but in other states that use midazolam or might...

  • said Tiffanie Pieper, of San Diego, who has been in the camp most of the winter. Protesters have been at the campsite since August to fight the $3.8 billion pipeline that will carry oil from North Dakota through South Dakota and Iowa to a shipping point in Illinois. Dallas- based Energy Transfer Partners began work on the last big section of the pipeline this month...

  • CHICAGO, Feb 16- Creditors of Abengoa Bioenergy US Holding, a unit of Spanish renewable energy company Abengoa SA, have reached an agreement over the distribution of asset sale proceeds, removing a key hurdle for the company to exit bankruptcy. Abengoa subsidiaries that filed for U.S. bankruptcy protection last year while the Seville- based parent worked out a...

  • CONCORD, N.H.— New Hampshire rejected legislation Thursday targeting labor unions despite aggressive lobbying from Republican Gov. New Hampshire was targeted as the next likely state to approve the bill, following Kentucky and Missouri earlier this year. In New Hampshire, 32 of the 223 House Republicans bucked the new governor's wishes over concerns the bill...

  • ST LOUIS _ Ameren Corp. on Thursday reported fourth-quarter earnings of $32 million. Ameren expects full-year earnings to be $2.65 to $2.85 per share. Ameren shares have risen slightly since the beginning of the year, while the Standard& Poor's 500 index has risen nearly 5 percent.

  • ST LOUIS _ Build-A-Bear Workshop Inc. on Thursday reported fourth-quarter earnings of $318,000. The St. Louis- based company said it had profit of 2 cents per share. The average estimate of three analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 69 cents per share.

  • WASHINGTON/ NEW YORK, Feb 16- America's largest banks are to propose a complete overhaul of how financial institutions investigate and report potential criminal activity, arguing that rules imposed in the years after the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks and strengthened during the Obama administration are onerous and ineffective, sources said. The proposal, which...

  • WASHINGTON— The tea party wing of the GOP gained a voice in President Donald Trump's Cabinet on Thursday when Mick Mulvaney was sworn in as director of the White House budget office. Vice President Mike Pence administered the oath of office hours after the Senate confirmed the South Carolina Republican's nomination on a narrow 51-49 vote in the GOP- controlled...

  • CONCORD, N.H.— The fate of so-called right-to-work legislation is uncertain this week in the GOP- controlled New Hampshire House, potentially handing new Republican Gov. Now with a Republican governor in charge, New Hampshire has been viewed as a top target for passage from Americans for Prosperity, the advocacy group backed by the billionaire Koch brothers, and...

  • *Financials lift Wall St to another record. NEW YORK, Feb 15- Stocks on major world markets rose further on Wednesday and U.S. "It makes it more interesting, March, for sure," said Brian Rehling, co-head of global fixed income strategy for Wells Fargo Investment Institute in St. Louis.

  • ST. LOUIS _ Express Scripts Holding Co. on Tuesday reported fourth-quarter earnings of $1.43 billion. Ten analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $26.27 billion. For the current quarter ending in April, Express Scripts expects its per-share earnings to range from $1.30 to $1.34.

  • *Financials power Wall Street to record. NEW YORK, Feb 14- Financial stocks propelled Wall Street to a record on Tuesday and the dollar strengthened as U.S. Yellen told the U.S. Senate Banking Committee the central bank will likely need to raise interest rates at an upcoming meeting, although she expressed caution about the considerable economic policy...

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 14- Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen goes to Congress on Tuesday for the first time since Republicans took control of the White House and both houses of the legislature with less clarity on the direction of U.S. economic policy than at any time of her three-year tenure. Yellen is due to give semi-annual testimony before the Senate Banking...

  • The Washington- based Consumer Federation of America says it found rate hikes on annual premiums as high as $400, in some cases. In the report released Monday, the group analyzed premium quotes in 10 cities, including New York and Chicago, from five of the nation's largest auto insurers. Rates in Oklahoma City and Los Angeles did not change.

  • District Judge James "Jeb" Boasberg is overseeing a lawsuit filed by the Standing Rock and Cheyenne River Sioux that could be their last hope of stopping the $3.8 billion pipeline to carry North Dakota oil to Illinois. That doesn't surprise Michael Kellogg, a law firm colleague of Boesberg's in the mid-1990s, or Virginia attorney Tim Heaphy, who once worked with...

  • COLUMBUS, Ohio— The Latest on the death penalty in Ohio:. The Ohio parole board has recommended against mercy for a condemned Ohio killer who shot two people to death in back-to-back robberies over two days. Gary Otte was sentenced to die for the Feb. 12, 1992, killing of Robert Wasikowski and the Feb. 13, 1992, killing of Sharon Kostura.

  • Kasich said he's confident Ohio will win the appeal but that the court calendar didn't provide enough time to prepare for executions scheduled this month, next month and April. The delay was another setback for death penalty supporters who hoped that new supplies of drugs obtained by Ohio last year would allow executions to move forward after a...

  • BERLIN- German Chancellor Angela Merkel to meet European Central Bank President Mario Draghi. LONDON- Bank of England Governor Mark Carney to speak at the Bank of England Inclusion Reception- 1830 GMT. ST. LOUIS, United States- St.