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  • Over the past year scores of commodity-related businesses have filed for bankruptcy as prices for metals, energy and coal have plummeted amid a slowdown in markets such as China and Brazil. "This is due to a number of factors, principal among them is the sustained and dramatic decline in the price of primary aluminum," Chief Financial Officer Dale Boyles said in a...

  • Wyden's inquiry follows a recent Associated Press story that found nearly a third of panelists at a December meeting of the Interagency Pain Research Coordinating Committee had apparent financial ties to painkiller manufacturers, including the maker of OxyContin. "These financial and professional relationships raise serious concerns about the...

  • The Franklin, Tennessee- based company said challenging market conditions for the aluminum industry and recent disruptions in its primary business operations led to the decision. Noranda listed both assets and liabilities in the range of $1 billion to $10 billion. The case is in U.S. Bankruptcy Court, for the Eastern District of Missouri, Case No 16-10083..

  • Steinem, Albright rip women Sanders backers Sunday, 7 Feb 2016 | 9:24 AM ET
    Madeleine Albright

    Hillary Clinton’s older feminist supporters have a message for young women not backing her candidacy: Shame on you, The NY Times reports.

  • ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.— New Mexico has succeeded in a lengthy legal battle aimed at barring a horse slaughter operation from opening in the state. Bruce Wagman, an attorney for the horse advocacy group Front Range Equine Rescue, said Friday that the order and previous rulings from the judge effectively end any chance of a horse slaughter operation opening in New...

  • Wyoming sees record number of tourists in 2015 Friday, 5 Feb 2016 | 10:09 AM ET

    CHEYENNE, Wyo.— Wyoming attracted a record number of tourists— and their money— in 2015, according to preliminary numbers. Lower fuel prices, well executed marketing campaigns and more foreign travelers all had a part in boosting travel in Wyoming and nationwide, state Office of Tourism Executive Director Diane Shober said. According to preliminary numbers, a...

  • NEW YORK, Feb 5- The U.S. dollar rebounded against a basket of major currencies on Friday after data showed a pickup in U.S. wages in January, suggesting greater inflation and denting the view that the Federal Reserve would not hike rates at all this year. U.S. Labor Department data showed that average hourly earnings increased 12 cents, or 0.5 percent, last month,...

  • Empire District Electric posts 4Q profit Thursday, 4 Feb 2016 | 7:27 PM ET

    JOPLIN, Mo. _ Empire District Electric Co. on Thursday reported fourth-quarter earnings of $9.9 million. Empire District Electric expects full-year earnings to be $1.38 to $1.54 per share. Empire District Electric shares have risen roughly 5 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • Post Holdings beats 1Q profit forecasts Thursday, 4 Feb 2016 | 6:19 PM ET

    ST. LOUIS _ Post Holdings Inc. on Thursday reported fiscal first-quarter net income of $25.5 million, after reporting a loss in the same period a year earlier. The average estimate of four analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 25 cents per share. Post Holdings shares have decreased almost 7 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • Charter reports 4Q loss Thursday, 4 Feb 2016 | 8:34 AM ET

    STAMFORD, Mo. _ Charter Communications Inc. on Thursday reported a loss of $122 million in its fourth quarter. The average estimate of 10 analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for a loss of 12 cents per share. Seven analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $2.52 billion.

  • Feb 3- The Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco on Wednesday imposed a new policy banning staff from tweeting from its official Twitter account on their personal devices, a day after the bank apologized for an employee's unauthorized tweet dismissing the Iowa caucuses as irrelevant. On Monday night, as results were coming in from the Iowa caucuses, a San...

  • Laclede misses 1Q profit forecasts Wednesday, 3 Feb 2016 | 7:35 AM ET

    ST LOUIS _ The Laclede Group Inc. on Wednesday reported fiscal first-quarter earnings of $46.9 million. The average estimate of five analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of $1.09 per share. This story was generated by Automated Insights using data from Zacks Investment Research.

  • Energizer beats Street 1Q forecasts Wednesday, 3 Feb 2016 | 5:59 AM ET

    ST LOUIS _ Energizer Holdings Inc. on Wednesday reported fiscal first-quarter earnings of $65.5 million. The average estimate of seven analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 66 cents per share. Five analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $458.7 million.

  • NEW DELHI, Feb 3- U.S. aircraft maker Boeing Co is in a "conversation" on manufacturing its F/A-18 Super Hornet fighter jet in India, Chief Executive Officer Dennis Muilenburg was quoted on Wednesday as saying on his first visit to the country. Prime Minister Narendra Modi's' Make in India' drive is designed to expand India's industrial base. India is locked in talks...

  • Jack Henry beats Street 2Q forecasts Tuesday, 2 Feb 2016 | 5:05 PM ET

    MONETT, Mo. _ Jack Henry& Associates Inc. on Tuesday reported fiscal second-quarter earnings of $59.3 million. The average estimate of five analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 67 cents per share. Three analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $331.8 million.

  • NEW YORK, Feb 2- Burned by the housing bust of 2008, more black Americans are tying up their wealth in the U.S. equity market through workplace retirement plans, experts say. "Initially, my experience was that black Americans were more prone to invest in real estate- things they could touch, feel, see," said Jerry Murphy, a certified financial planner at JDM Financial&...

  • Shares of the world's largest publicly traded oil company fell as much as 3.6 percent on the New York Stock Exchange as the price of crude slid 4.2 percent. "We have built this business to ensure that it is durable in a low price environment," Jeff Woodbury, Exxon's head of investor relations, told analysts on a conference call. Oil analyst Brian Youngberg at Edward...

  • Feb 2- The Federal Reserve should push ahead with interest rate hikes because of the strong fundamentals of the U.S. economy, a Fed policymaker said on Tuesday, downplaying the impact of financial market volatility. "My view is that the committee should continue the gradual adjustment of moving rates higher," Kansas City Fed Bank President Esther George, who has a...

  • Shares of Exxon, the world's largest publicly traded oil company, fell 2.2 percent in premarket trading to $74.59, hit by a more than 4 percent slide in the price of crude oil. "While our financial results reflect the challenging environment, we remain focused on the business fundamentals, including project execution and effective cost management," Rex Tillerson,...

  • Net earnings attributable to Emerson's common shareholders fell to $349 million, or 53 cents per share, from $525 million, or 75 cents per share, a year earlier. Excluding items, Emerson earned 56 cents per share, compared with the average Wall Street estimate of 51 cents. St. Louis, Missouri- based Emerson forecast adjusted earnings of 60- 65 cents per share for its...