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  • One health insurer is eager to dive back into the Affordable Care Act's troubled insurance exchanges next year, even as competitors waver and President Donald Trump tweets doom about the law's future. Centene Corp. said Tuesday that its exchange enrollment has swelled 74 percent since last year, up to nearly 1.2 million people. This comes as competitors like...

  • NEW YORK, April 25- The Nasdaq Composite index crossed the 6,000 threshold for the first time on Tuesday, aided by gains in a handful of large-cap tech names, more than 17 years after it last marked a 1,000 point milestone. This isn't driven by companies that don't have products, "said Kim Forrest, senior equity research analyst at Fort Pitt Capital Group in...

  • KANSAS CITY, Mo. _ UMB Financial Corp. on Tuesday reported first-quarter net income of $44.2 million. The average estimate of six analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 84 cents per share. Four analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $252.6 million.

  • EPS guidance raised to $4.50- $4.90. The St. Louis, Missouri- based company, which bought rival Health Net for $6.30 billion last year, said it had 12.15 million members as of March. 31, an increase of 5 percent from a year earlier. Centene, which primarily focuses on government-backed health insurance plans, reported a net profit of $139 million, or 79 cents per share,...

  • Centene, which primarily focuses on government-backed health insurance plans, reported a net profit of $139 million, or 79 cents per share, for the first quarter ended March 31, compared with a loss of $16 million, or 13 cents per share, a year earlier. St. Louis, Missouri- based Centene bought rival Health Net for $6.30 billion last year. Centene also raised its...

  • ST LOUIS _ Centene Corp. on Tuesday reported first-quarter net income of $139 million, after reporting a loss in the same period a year earlier. Centene expects full-year earnings in the range of $4.50 to $4.90 per share, with revenue in the range of $46 billion to $46.8 billion. Centene shares have increased 27 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. _ Southern Missouri Bancorp Inc. on Monday reported fiscal third-quarter profit of $4 million. Southern Missouri Bancorp shares have fallen 2 percent since the beginning of the year. Keywords: Southern Missouri Bancorp, Earnings Report.

  • CLAYTON, Mo. _ Enterprise Financial Services Corp. on Monday reported first-quarter net income of $12.4 million. The average estimate of three analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was also for earnings of 59 cents per share. Enterprise Financial Services shares have climbed slightly more than 1 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • ST. LOUIS— Shares of Express Scripts Holding Co. tumbled in extended trading Monday after the prescription drug manager said its biggest customer, Anthem, doesn't plan to extend its contract when it expires 2019.. The St. Louis- based company said Monday that Anthem, which is the nation's second-largest health insurer, isn't interested in contract talks even...

  • The wall is also unpopular with many Republicans, and GOP negotiators on Capitol Hill were uneasy about the clash over the wall potentially sparking a government shutdown. Congress must pass a $1 trillion catch-all spending bill to pay for all agencies of government by midnight Friday or trigger a partial shutdown the next day, which happens to coincide with...

  • WASHINGTON, April 24- The U.S. Transportation Department said on Monday it has granted preliminary approval to St. Louis to explore putting its city-owned airport under private management. The Transportation Department told Reuters it approved the preliminary application of St. Louis Lambert International Airport, owned and operated by the city of St. Louis,...

  • CHICAGO, April 21- A fungus that causes vomitoxin has been found in some U.S. corn harvested last year, forcing poultry and pork farmers to test their grain, and giving headaches to grain growers already wrestling with massive supplies and low prices. A vessel carrying a shipment of corn from Paraguay is due next month at a North Carolina port used by Smithfield...

  • DES MOINES, Iowa— Raw milk advocates' efforts to expand availability across the U.S. have not slowed despite health officials' assertions that it's dangerous to drink milk that hasn't been heated to kill bacteria. Efforts to legalize raw milk sales in some form have succeeded in 42 states, and expansion pushes are ongoing this year in states including Illinois,...

  • Employees lift a motorcycle up to the shipping area on the assembly line at the Harley-Davidson Inc. manufacturing facility in York, Pennsylvania, U.S., on Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2015.

    Harley-Davidson said it will lay off 118 workers at its York, Pennsylvania, plant and shift employment to Kansas City, The AP reports.

  • Unemployment rates fell in 17 states in March and were mostly unchanged in 33, the Labor Department said Friday. Arkansas, Colorado, Maine and Oregon reported the lowest unemployment rates since 1976. Colorado's rate, at 2.6 percent, was the nation's lowest. Several other states are benefiting from low unemployment rates: The rate is 2.7 percent in Hawaii and...

  • KANSAS CITY, Mo. _ Kansas City Southern on Friday reported first-quarter net income of $146.6 million. The average estimate of 10 analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was also for earnings of $1.17 per share. Kansas City Southern shares have risen roughly 7 percent since the beginning of the year, while the Standard& Poor's 500 index has climbed 5...

  • BUFFALO, New York, April 21- Laicie Manzella lived in a rundown house on Buffalos east side when three of her children tested with dangerously high levels of lead in their blood. A Reuters investigation found at least four city zip codes here where 40 percent of children tested from 2006 to 2014 had high lead levels, making Buffalo among the most dangerous lead...

  • April 20- Motorcycle maker Harley-Davidson Inc said on Thursday it will lay off 118 workers at its York, Pennsylvania, plant and shift employment to Kansas City, Missouri. The company said it told employees in November 2015 of plans to shift production of Harley-Davidson Cruisers from the Pennsylvania plant to Kansas City starting in the 2018 model year.

  • FESTUS, Mo.— The owner of a suburban St. Louis nursing home where 60 residents had to be rescued after food ran out and trash piled up has pleaded guilty to federal charges for stealing $667,000 from Medicaid and spending it on strippers, gambling and other things. Johnnie Mac Sells, 52, pleaded guilty Wednesday to two counts of health care fraud, the St. Louis...

  • SPRINGFIELD, Mo. _ Great Southern Bancorp Inc. on Wednesday reported first-quarter net income of $11.5 million. Great Southern Bancorp shares have decreased 11 percent since the beginning of the year. Keywords: Great Southern Bancorp, Earnings Report.