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  • 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,...

  • 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.

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Emerson Electric tops Street 1Q forecasts Tuesday, 2 Feb 2016 | 7:15 AM ET

    ST LOUIS _ Emerson Electric Co. on Tuesday reported fiscal first-quarter net income of $349 million. For the current quarter ending in April, Emerson Electric expects its per-share earnings to range from 60 cents to 65 cents. Emerson Electric shares have dropped roughly 5 percent since the beginning of the year, while the Standard& Poor's 500 index has declined...

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 1- The Pentagon's next five-year budget proposal seeks over $13 billion in funding for a new submarine to carry nuclear ballistic missiles, plus orders for more Boeing Co and Lockheed Martin Corp fighter jets, according to sources familiar with the plans. Over the next five years, the Navy would spend over $4 billion on research and development of...

  • Cass posts 4Q profit Thursday, 28 Jan 2016 | 8:51 AM ET

    ST. LOUIS _ Cass Information Systems Inc. on Thursday reported fourth-quarter earnings of $6.1 million. On a per-share basis, the St. Louis- based company said it had profit of 53 cents. Keywords: Cass Information Systems, Earnings Report.

  • Radioactive traces found near St. Louis-area landfill Wednesday, 27 Jan 2016 | 4:31 PM ET

    BRIDGETON, Mo.— A Missouri agency has found more off-site radiation contamination near a St. Louis- area landfill where nuclear waste was illegally dumped four decades ago. KMOX-AM reports that the Missouri Department of Natural Resources said gamma radiation was found in the lower range in most samples. But some areas near the West Lake Landfill in Bridgeton...

  • Pulaski Financial posts 1Q profit Tuesday, 26 Jan 2016 | 6:09 PM ET

    ST LOUIS _ Pulaski Financial Corp. on Tuesday reported fiscal first-quarter net income of $3.2 million. Pulaski Financial shares have decreased 9 percent since the beginning of the year. Keywords: Pulaski Financial, Earnings Report.

  • Centene loses personal, health data of 950,000 members Tuesday, 26 Jan 2016 | 10:21 AM ET

    ST. LOUIS— Health insurer Centene Corp. says it is missing half a dozen hard drives that contain the personal and health information of roughly 950,000 clients. Centene said it is notifying regulators and affected individuals, who will be offered free credit and health care monitoring. "Centene takes the privacy and security of our members' information...

  • Chief Executive Michael Neidorff said the drives contained data that was part of a project where laboratory results were used to improve the health outcomes of their members. The missing data from the hard drives included the names, addresses, dates of birth, Social Security numbers, member identification numbers and health information of patients who...

  • The surprise winners of the NFL's return to LA Wednesday, 13 Jan 2016 | 11:39 AM ET
    St. Louis Blues Vladimir Tarasenko celebrates after scoring against the Minnesota Wild.

    If the Rams and Chargers move to Los Angeles, other teams in St. Louis and San Diego could see a financial boost.

  • NEW YORK, Jan 10- The average price of a gallon of regular-grade gasoline in the United States fell 1 cent over the past three weeks to $2.05, according to a Lundberg survey released on Sunday. The price was 15 cents lower than this time last year and nearly the lowest in seven years as the tumbling price of oil continues to drag prices downward, said survey publisher...

  • NEW YORK, Jan 8- Investors who were bloodied in the year-opening stock rout will be hard pressed to find any salve next week. With prospects dimming for a strong start to earnings season, and worries about slow growth in China continuing to overhang the market, even a price-driven rally may not last beyond a day or three, say longtime market watchers.

  • *December nonfarm payrolls 292,000 vs 200,000 est. *Unemployment rate holds steady at 5 pct. Jan 8- Wall Street was set to open higher on Friday as Chinese stocks recovered, oil prices clawed back and data showed robust job growth in the United States.