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  • LOS ANGELES, July 26- The owners of a giant rabbit named Simon who died on a United Airlines flight while bound for the Iowa State Fair sued the carrier on Monday, claiming its employees were responsible for the hare's death. The lawsuit was filed in Polk County District Court in Des Moines on behalf of a group of investors which purchased Simon, the offspring of the "...

  • SPRINGFIELD, Mo. _ O'Reilly Automotive Inc. on Wednesday reported second-quarter net income of $282.8 million. O'Reilly Automotive expects full-year earnings to be $11.77 to $11.87 per share, with revenue in the range of $8.9 billion to $9.1 billion. O'Reilly Automotive shares have fallen 33 percent since the beginning of the year, while the Standard& Poor's...

  • CHICAGO, July 26- U.S. wheat futures firmed on Wednesday, with MGEX spring wheat contracts posting the biggest gains as results from a crop tour confirmed that drought in the northern Plains severely crimped harvest potential in that key growing region. Traders also noted bargain buying in wheat futures as the benchmark Chicago Board of Trade soft red winter...

  • DES MOINES, Iowa— A group of Iowa businessmen filed a lawsuit Wednesday against United Airlines over the death of Simon, a giant rabbit whose lifeless body was discovered in a kennel after a flight from London to Chicago. Attorney Guy Cook represents the three Des Moines- area businessmen who bought Simon with the intention of showing him at the Iowa State Fair and...

  • KANSAS CITY, Mo. _ UMB Financial Corp. on Tuesday reported second-quarter net income of $42.8 million. The average estimate of five analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 92 cents per share. Three analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $258.1 million.

  • ST. LOUIS _ Express Scripts Holding Co. on Tuesday reported second-quarter earnings of $801.8 million. Nine analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $25.4 billion. For the current quarter ending in October, Express Scripts expects its per-share earnings to range from $1.88 to $1.92.

  • Centene Corp. said Tuesday that a better-than-expected performance in those individual insurance markets prompted it to beat Wall Street expectations in the second quarter and raise its forecast for 2017.. But Chairman and CEO Michael Neidorff, like other insurance executives, is worried about the fate of cost-sharing reduction payments that ease...

  • EPS forecast to $4.70- $5.06. The company's results come a week after President Donald Trump and Republicans revised attempts to dismantle former President Barack Obama's Affordable Care Act, commonly known as Obamacare, collapsed in the U.S. Senate. On Monday, President Trump made a last-ditch plea to U.S. Senate Republicans to "do the right thing" and fulfill...

  • EPS forecast to $4.70- $5.06. The results come a week after President Donald Trump and Republicans revised attempts to dismantle former President Barack Obama's Affordable Care Act, commonly known as Obamacare, collapsed in the U.S. Senate. On Monday, President Trump made a last-ditch plea to U.S. Senate Republicans to "do the right thing" and fulfill campaign...

  • ST. LOUIS _ Centene Corp. on Tuesday reported second-quarter earnings of $254 million. Centene expects full-year earnings in the range of $4.70 to $5.06 per share, with revenue in the range of $46.4 billion to $47.2 billion. Centene shares have climbed 49 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • Domestic consumers and businesses have been embracing solar energy at a furious pace- thanks to a big assist from China. Low-cost photovoltaic cells and panels made in China and other Asian countries have helped drive down costs by around 70% since 2010, enabling more Americans to go solar. About 95% of cells and panels sold in the U.S. last year were made abroad,...

  • POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. _ Southern Missouri Bancorp Inc. on Monday reported fiscal fourth-quarter net income of $3.7 million. Southern Missouri Bancorp shares have dropped 11 percent since the beginning of the year. Keywords: Southern Missouri Bancorp, Earnings Report.

  • CLAYTON, Mo. _ Enterprise Financial Services Corp. on Monday reported second-quarter profit of $12 million. The average estimate of three analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 63 cents per share. Enterprise Financial Services shares have dropped slightly more than 5 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • ST. LOUIS— A federal judge on Friday approved an $11.2 million settlement between the marital infidelity website Ashley Madison and users who sued after hackers released personal information, including financial data and details of their sexual proclivities. District Judge John Ross in St. Louis gave preliminary approval to a class action settlement that...

  • KANSAS CITY, Mo. _ Kansas City Southern on Friday reported second-quarter earnings of $134.4 million. The average estimate of nine analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of $1.26 per share. Kansas City Southern shares have climbed 23 percent since the beginning of the year, while the Standard& Poor's 500 index has risen 10 percent.

  • MINNEAPOLIS— Target Corp. is ending the Cartwheel Perks rewards program that it began testing in five markets last year. The Star Tribune reports that the program was part of the company's Cartwheel app, which provides in-store shoppers with digital coupons for extra savings when they check out. The rewards program was tested in Denver, Houston,...

  • ATLANTIC CITY, N.J.— An MGM Resorts International executive will become the next president of Atlantic City's Borgata casino. Glover joined MGM in 2015, serving as general manager and then president and chief operating office of Beau Rivage Resort& Casino in Biloxi, Mississippi. MGM and Boyd Gaming opened the Borgata in 2003, and MGM bought out Boyd's...

  • "Temperatures will continue to bake the northern Plains and western Corn Belt until the weekend, with triple-digit readings expected in parts of Iowa," Farm Futures senior analyst Bryce Knorr said in a note to clients. The benchmark Chicago Board of Trade September soft. Chicago Board of Trade corn for December delivery settled up 8-1/ 2 cents at $4.04-3/ 4 a bushel.

  • "Temperatures will continue to bake the northern Plains and western Corn Belt until the weekend, with triple-digit readings expected in parts of Iowa," Farm Futures senior analyst Bryce Knorr said in a note to clients. The benchmark Chicago Board of Trade September soft. At 11:39 a.m. CDT, Chicago Board of Trade corn.

  • SPRINGFIELD, Mo. _ Great Southern Bancorp Inc. on Wednesday reported second-quarter earnings of $16.2 million. Great Southern Bancorp shares have decreased nearly 5 percent since the beginning of the year. Keywords: Great Southern Bancorp, Earnings Report.