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  • WASHINGTON— Alex Acosta has been confirmed as the nation's new labor secretary, filling out President Donald Trump's Cabinet as he approaches his 100th day in office. A 60-38 vote by the Senate on Thursday confirmed Acosta to the post. Tim Scott, R- S.C., spoke for many Republicans with a statement issued just after the vote saying he hopes Acosta's focus will be "...

  • CHESTERFIELD, Mo. _ Reinsurance Group of America Inc. on Thursday reported first-quarter net income of $145.5 million. The average estimate of four analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of $2.11 per share. Reinsurance Group shares have risen 3 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • April 27- Duracell, a unit of Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Inc, on Thursday filed a lawsuit accusing a Missouri wholesaler of illegally selling gray market versions of its copper-top alkaline batteries. According to a complaint filed in federal court in Chicago, JRS Ventures Inc is importing and selling batteries made in China that were intended for...

  • CARTHAGE, Mo. _ Leggett& Platt Inc. on Thursday reported first-quarter net income of $86.1 million. The average estimate of three analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 59 cents per share. Legget& Platt expects full-year earnings to be $2.55 to $2.75 per share, with revenue in the range of $3.95 billion to $4.05 billion.

  • NORTH KANSAS CITY, Mo. _ Cerner Corp. on Thursday reported first-quarter profit of $173.2 million. Twelve analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $1.23 billion. Analysts surveyed by Zacks had expected revenue of $1.3 billion.

  • KANSAS CITY, Mo. _ Kansas City Life Insurance Co. on Thursday reported earnings of $5.2 million in its first quarter. On a per-share basis, the Kansas City, Missouri- based company said it had profit of 53 cents. This story was generated by Automated Insights using data from Zacks Investment Research.

  • WASHINGTON— The Senate on Thursday confirmed Alex Acosta as Labor secretary, filling out President Donald Trump's Cabinet as he approaches his 100th day in office. Tim Scott, R- S.C., spoke for many Republicans with a statement issued just after the vote saying he hopes Acosta's focus will be "promoting labor policies that are free of unnecessarily burdensome...

  • OKLAHOMA CITY— Four years ago, Oklahoma's oil patch was booming, unemployment was falling and state lawmakers were debating what to do with $200 million in surplus revenue. Oklahoma's woes are intensifying just as President Donald Trump's administration proposes its own ambitious plan to slash corporate and personal taxes. The White House insists the...

  • JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. _ Hawthorn Bancshares Inc. on Thursday reported first-quarter profit of $2.1 million. The Jefferson City, Missouri- based bank said it had earnings of 37 cents per share. Keywords: Hawthorn Bancshares, Earnings Report.

  • ST. LOUIS _ Cass Information Systems Inc. on Thursday reported first-quarter earnings of $6.3 million. On a per-share basis, the St. Louis- based company said it had profit of 56 cents. Keywords: Cass Information Systems, Earnings Report.

  • ST LOUIS _ Build-A-Bear Workshop Inc. on Thursday reported first-quarter earnings of $2.8 million. The St. Louis- based company said it had net income of 17 cents per share. This story was generated by Automated Insights using data from Zacks Investment Research.

  • KANSAS CITY, Mo. _ DST Systems Inc. on Thursday reported first-quarter net income of $246.4 million. The average estimate of three analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of $1.27 per share. DST Systems shares have climbed 13 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • SPRINGFIELD, Mo. _ O'Reilly Automotive Inc. on Wednesday reported first-quarter net income of $264.9 million. O'Reilly Automotive expects full-year earnings to be $12.05 to $12.15 per share, with revenue in the range of $9.1 billion to $9.3 billion. O'Reilly Automotive shares have decreased almost 5 percent since the beginning of the year, while the Standard&...

  • NEW YORK— A Fox News Channel anchor who is black has joined a racial discrimination lawsuit against his company, saying Wednesday that the network marginalized him and has little interest in promoting diversity. He said former Fox host Bill O'Reilly rejected a piece Wright had prepared after racial protests in Ferguson, Missouri, because it showed blacks in "...

  • WASHINGTON, April 26 (Reuters)- Public pension funds in at least seven U.S. states have invested millions of dollars in an investment fund that owns a New York hotel and pays one of President Donald Trump's companies to run it, according to a Reuters review of public records. The Trump SoHo Hotel and Condominium in Manhattan is an upscale 46- story property owned by a...

  • Health insurers are pressing President Donald Trump and Congress to guarantee a crucial customer subsidy for the Affordable Care Act's shaky insurance exchanges, and one of the biggest carriers has thrown in its participation as bargaining chip. Blue Cross- Blue Shield insurer Anthem covers more than 1 million people on the exchanges and said Wednesday...

  • WASHINGTON, April 26- Public pension funds in at least seven U.S. states have invested millions of dollars in an investment fund that owns a New York hotel and pays one of President Donald Trump's companies to run it, according to a Reuters review of public records. The White House referred comment to the Trump Organization, the parent conglomerate for Trump's...

  • LONDON— United Airlines is reviewing its handling of a giant showcase rabbit that died after being shipped across the Atlantic from Britain on one of its flights, the latest in a growing list of customer complaints. Distraught breeder Annette Edwards told The Associated Press by phone Wednesday that a veterinarian had checked Simon— a 10- month-old, 3-...

  • The lawsuit, filed in state Supreme Court, adds eight former and current Fox employees to a case involving three former Fox workers and their accusations against a since-fired Fox financial executive. Fox News said it vehemently denies the allegations, calling them "copycat complaints. They say Brandi told them it was because Slater "knew too much" about former...

  • SAINT LOUIS, Mo. _ Panera Bread Co. on Tuesday reported first-quarter earnings of $42.5 million. The average estimate of 12 analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of $1.84 per share. Seven analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $718 million.