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  • The hotels will feature modern, sleek interiors and communal areas, and offer rooms at $200 to $300 a night, about half what it costs at some hotels in Trump's luxury chain. It's in the Trump boys' DNA, "said Trump Hotels CEO Eric Danziger. Instead, their company, the Trump Organization, plans to get local real estate developers and their investors to foot the bill, as do...

  • SEATTLE, March 24- A U.S. tax overhaul proposed by Republican leaders in Congress would deepen divisions between big manufacturers like Boeing Co and the thousands of smaller companies that supply them, according to suppliers and tax and trade experts. Aerospace components often zigzag through multiple countries and companies before reaching Boeing's...

  • CHICAGO, March 23- U.S. soybean futures fell to a five-month low on Thursday and corn dropped to a 2-1/ 2 month low, pressured by plentiful global supplies amid bumper South American crops and expectations for large plantings in the United States. Additionally, we're hearing some larger acreage estimates for 2017 U.S. soybean plantings as well, "said Terry Reilly,...

  • Bankruptcy Judge Barry Schermer in St. Louis approved last week a plan by Peabody, which has valuable coal assets both in the United States and Australia, to emerge from bankruptcy in early April with about $2 billion of debt. In a notice of appeal filed with the Bankruptcy Court in St. Louis, about a dozen money managers who voted against the plan asked an appellate...

  • CHICAGO, March 23- U.S. soybean futures fell for a second straight session on Thursday and corn dropped to a 2-1/ 2 month low, pressured by plentiful global supplies amid bumper South American crops and expectations for large plantings in the United States. Additionally, we're hearing some larger acreage estimates for 2017 U.S. soybean plantings as well, "said...

  • CHICAGO— Workers dreaming of early retirement are getting the jitters as Washington debates replacing the Obama-era health care law with a system that could be a lot more expensive for many older Americans. Others who already left jobs with health benefits before reaching Medicare age are second-guessing their move to self-employment.

  • NEW YORK— You might have expected the Trump Organization to tap the brakes on expansion plans given all the criticism over potential conflicts of interest while its owner sits in the Oval Office. The hotels will feature modern, sleek interiors and communal areas, and offer rooms at $200 to $300 a night, about half what it costs at some hotels in Trump's luxury chain.

  • Missouri utility regulators began hearing testimony on a request from Clean Line Energy to build a high-voltage transmission line from western Kansas across Missouri and Illinois to an Indiana power grid that connects with eastern states. Along the way, the line also could supply power to the equivalent of 200,000 Missouri homes. So Clean Line Energy...

  • KANSAS CITY, Mo.— In a story March 17 about a Kansas man accused of tainting a lab with radioactive waste, The Associated Press misstated the name of an organization he founded. Kansas man accused of tainting lab with radioactive waste. KANSAS CITY, Mo.— A Kansas chemist is accused in a federal indictment of illegally storing radioactive material that contaminated...

  • St. Louis- based Peabody, the world's largest private-sector coal producer, owns mines in Australia and the United States and supplies the global market with the metallurgical coal used in steelmaking and the thermal coal used to generate electricity. In the environmental settlement, the Department of Justice was negotiating on behalf of the Environmental...

  • J.C. Penney on Friday released a list of the 138 locations that will close in the coming months as part of its plan to cut costs. Riverview Mall in Bullhead City. Fort Morgan Main Street in Fort Morgan.

  • KANSAS CITY, Mo.— A Kansas chemist is accused in a federal indictment of illegally storing radioactive material that contaminated his now-closed lab in a suburban Kansas City industrial park, costing U.S. taxpayers $760,000 to clean up as a Superfund site. Long-term exposure increases the risk of developing several diseases, such as lymphoma, bone cancer, and...

  • BISMARCK, N.D.— A judge has combined lawsuits filed by four Sioux tribes over the Dakota Access pipeline, streamlining the drawn-out legal battle over the $3.8 billion project to move North Dakota oil to a distribution point in Illinois. The neighboring Standing Rock and Cheyenne River tribes teamed up last summer in the main lawsuit against Texas- based...

  • ST. LOUIS, March 16- Peabody Energy Corp, the world's largest private sector coal producer, said on Thursday it expects to exit its Chapter 11 bankruptcy in early April after a U.S. judge said he would approve its plan to slash over $5 billion of debt. Bankruptcy Judge Barry Schermer said he was ready to sign an order to approve Peabody's bankruptcy emergence once...

  • ST LOUIS _ Caleres Inc. on Thursday reported a fiscal fourth-quarter loss of $6.6 million, after reporting a profit in the same period a year earlier. Caleres Inc. expects full-year earnings in the range of $2.10 to $2.20 per share, with revenue in the range of $2.7 billion to $2.8 billion. Caleres Inc. shares have dropped slightly more than 3 percent since the...

  • CLAYTON, Mo. _ FutureFuel Corp. on Thursday reported fourth-quarter profit of $18.7 million. The Clayton, Missouri- based company said it had profit of 43 cents per share. FutureFuel shares have fallen almost 5 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • ST. LOUIS, March 16- Peabody Energy Corp, the world's largest private sector coal miner, struck a series of last-minute deals with some opponents of its plan to exit an $8 billion Chapter 11 bankruptcy, lawyers said in court on Thursday. The investors will drop a lawsuit against Peabody and other parties involved in the bankruptcy following a deal reached late...

  • KANSAS CITY, Mo.— A look at the civil trial over the U.S. Army Corps' stewardship of the Missouri River and landowner claims that the agency's decisions have contributed to devastating floods. WHAT'S ALLEGED: Several hundred landowners named in the class-action lawsuit filed in 2014 allege in the U.S. Court of Federal Claims that the Army Corps has deemphasized...

  • Those investors- who said in court filings that they own between 5 and 7 percent of the unsecured bonds- will argue in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in St. Louis that Peabody's reorganization plan should be rejected because it violates a bankruptcy statute requiring equal treatment for owners of the same securities. "This is absolutely theft from a small group of people...

  • JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. _ Hawthorn Bancshares Inc. on Wednesday reported fourth-quarter net income of $2 million. The Jefferson City, Missouri- based bank said it had earnings of 35 cents per share. For the year, the company reported profit of $7.3 million, or $1.29 per share.