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  • Feb 13- Conservative U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia has died, setting up a major political showdown between President Barack Obama and the Republican-controlled Senate over who will replace the jurist just months before a presidential election. FORMER PRESIDENT GEORGE W. BUSH. "The American people should have a voice in the selection of their next...

  • Feb 13- Conservative U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia has died, setting up a major political showdown between President Barack Obama and the Republican-controlled Senate over who will replace him just months before a presidential election. REPUBLICAN SENATE MAJORITY LEADER MITCH MCCONNELL "The American people should have a voice in the selection...

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 13- In almost 30 years on the bench of the U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia was strident, colorful, and most of all, conservative. That made him an unlikely buddy for fellow justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Scalia, who died at age 79, was appointed to the high court by President Ronald Reagan in 1986 and built a reputation as one of the nation's most...

  • HOUSTON— Oilfield services company Baker Hughes Inc. says the number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. declined by 30 this week to 541.. Colorado, Pennsylvania and Wyoming lost two apiece and Kansas was off by one. Alaska, Arkansas, Ohio, Utah and West Virginia were all unchanged.

  • Feb 12- Now markets have delivered their verdict on inflation- it's not picking up any time soon- economic data due next week will show whether price pressures are rising meaningfully or falling back in some of the world's major economies. Sweden's Riksbank also slashed its repo rate to -0.50 percent on Thursday, partly as insurance against expectations that...

  • Bryan- based Ohio Art Co. made the surprise move to sell the Etch A Sketch and its spinoff, the Doodle Sketch, to Spin Master Corp. for an undisclosed price. "I think it's such an icon, it's a part of our everyday life here," Martin Killgallon, Ohio Art's president, told The Blade in Toledo. "Ohio Art is squarely focused on continuing to build its reputation as one of the...

  • CINCINNATI— Ohio- based grocery chain Kroger Co. said Friday it will make the overdose-reversal drug naloxone available without a prescription in its pharmacies across Ohio and northern Kentucky, a region hard-hit by deadly heroin. "We want families dealing with addiction to know that they can count on having the drug available in the event that they need it,"...

  • Rocky Brands posts 4Q profit Thursday, 11 Feb 2016 | 5:39 PM ET

    NELSONVILLE, Ohio _ Rocky Brands Inc. on Thursday reported fourth-quarter earnings of $1.4 million. Rocky Brands shares have dropped 8 percent since the beginning of the year. Keywords: Rocky Brands, Earnings Report.

  • DDR reports 4Q results Thursday, 11 Feb 2016 | 5:39 PM ET

    The Beachwood, Ohio- based real estate investment trust said it had funds from operations of $114.1 million, or 31 cents per share, in the period. The average estimate of 10 analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for funds from operations of 31 cents per share. Five analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $250.2 million.

  • WASHINGTON— Protecting the privacy of law-abiding citizens from the government is a pillar of Ted Cruz's Republican presidential candidacy, but his campaign is testing the limits of siphoning personal data from supporters. Cruz's sophisticated analytics operation was heralded as key to his victory in Iowa earlier this month— the first proof, his campaign...

  • Diebold beats 4Q profit forecasts Thursday, 11 Feb 2016 | 8:45 AM ET

    NORTH CANTON, Ohio _ Diebold Inc. on Thursday reported fourth-quarter profit of $35.7 million. On a per-share basis, the North Canton, Ohio- based company said it had net income of 54 cents. The average estimate of four analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 67 cents per share.

  • Invacare reports 4Q loss Thursday, 11 Feb 2016 | 6:53 AM ET

    ELYRIA, Ohio _ Invacare Corp. on Thursday reported a loss of $2.9 million in its fourth quarter. The Elyria, Ohio- based company said it had a loss of 9 cents per share. Invacare shares have declined 17 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • Congress gives final OK to banning local Internet taxes Thursday, 11 Feb 2016 | 3:40 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— Congress voted Thursday to permanently bar state and local governments from taxing access to the Internet, as lawmakers leapt at an election-year chance to demonstrate their opposition to imposing levies on online service. The White House said President Barack Obama will sign it. Since 1998 in the Internet's early days, Congress has passed a...

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 10- The U.S. power sector's shift toward burning less coal and using more natural gas and renewable energy will not be derailed by the Supreme Court ruling against the Obama administration's limits on carbon emissions, state regulators and utilities said on Wednesday. The U.S. Supreme Court decided 5-4 on Tuesday to block the Environmental...

  • Andersons reports 4Q loss Wednesday, 10 Feb 2016 | 5:41 PM ET

    MAUMEE, Ohio _ The Andersons Inc. on Wednesday reported a fourth-quarter loss of $47 million, after reporting a profit in the same period a year earlier. On a per-share basis, the Maumee, Ohio- based company said it had a loss of $1.68. The average estimate of four analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 60 cents per share.

  • NEW YORK, Feb 10- New York Governor Andrew Cuomo on Wednesday urged federal regulators to block KeyCorp's plan to acquire First Niagara Financial Group Inc, saying the merger would impede retail banking competition and cost thousands of jobs upstate. The request, unusual for a sitting governor, came 3-1/ 2 months after Cleveland- based KeyCorp announced plans to...

  • WASHINGTON— A Senate panel voted on Wednesday to hold the classified advertising website Backpage.com in civil contempt for failing to comply with a congressional subpoena into how it screens ads for possible sex trafficking. The full Senate must vote on the resolution. Senate approval would mark the first time in two decades the chamber has voted to hold...

  • Andrew Cuomo is urging federal regulators to reject KeyCorp's $4.1 billion deal to buy First Niagara Financial Group and create the 13th largest commercial bank in the United States. The New York Democrat says the proposed acquisition of Buffalo- based First Niagara by Cleveland- based KeyCorp would reduce retail banking competition in upstate New York,...

  • Owens Corning tops Street 4Q forecasts Wednesday, 10 Feb 2016 | 7:39 AM ET

    TOLEDO, Ohio _ Owens Corning on Wednesday reported fourth-quarter net income of $109 million. The average estimate of 10 analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 44 cents per share. Owens Corning shares have declined 11 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • Multi-Color posts 3Q profit Tuesday, 9 Feb 2016 | 8:39 AM ET

    BATAVIA, Ohio _ Multi-Color Corp. on Tuesday reported fiscal third-quarter earnings of $9.6 million. The Batavia, Ohio- based company said it had net income of 57 cents per share. This story was generated by Automated Insights using data from Zacks Investment Research.