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  • HOUSTON _ Group 1 Automotive Inc. on Thursday reported a fourth-quarter loss of $33.4 million, after reporting a profit in the same period a year earlier. The average estimate of six analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of $1.78 per share. Three analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $2.65 billion.

  • HOUSTON _ Stewart Information Services Corp. on Thursday reported fourth-quarter profit of $2.6 million. The Houston- based company said it had net income of 11 cents per share. Stewart Information Services shares have declined 12 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • WASHINGTON— State and local governments would be permanently barred from taxing access to the Internet under a bipartisan compromise that Congress is a step away from sending to President Barack Obama. Since 1998, in the Internet's early days, Congress has passed a series of bills temporarily prohibiting state and local governments from imposing the types...

  • MEXICO CITY— Four families have sued global bank HSBC in federal court in Texas alleging that the bank permitted Mexican drug cartels to launder money and thereby provided material support to terrorists. Among the people represented are Jaime Zapata and Victor Avila, agents for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. HSBC did not immediately respond to a...

  • HOUSTON _ Ion Geophysical Corp. on Wednesday reported a loss of $5.5 million in its fourth quarter. The Houston- based company said it had a loss of 51 cents per share. Keywords: Ion Geophysical, Earnings Report.

  • AUSTIN, Texas _ Q2 Holdings Inc. on Wednesday reported a loss of $8.4 million in its fourth quarter. The average estimate of four analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was also for a loss of 9 cents per share. For the current quarter ending in April, Q2 Holdings said it expects revenue in the range of $32.7 million to $33.3 million.

  • THE COLONY, Texas _ Rave Restaurant Group Inc. on Wednesday reported a loss of $4.8 million in its fiscal second quarter. Rave Restaurant Group shares have decreased 16 percent since the beginning of the year. Keywords: Rave Restaurant Group, Earnings Report.

  • HOUSTON _ Service Corp. International on Wednesday reported fourth-quarter earnings of $72.4 million. Service Corp. expects full-year earnings in the range of $1.20 to $1.36 per share. Service Corp. shares have fallen 15 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • NEW ORLEANS— Louisiana's U.S. senators and environmental groups are blasting the White House for proposing to help Alaska deal with rising seas by taking money away from similar efforts along the Gulf Coast. In its proposed budget for 2017, the White House said Tuesday that it wanted to repeal a 2006 provision that establishes a formula for sharing revenues...

  • HOUSTON _ Oceaneering International Inc. on Wednesday reported fourth-quarter net income of $27.5 million. The average estimate of 10 analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was also for earnings of 58 cents per share. Oceaneering International shares have declined 25 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • AUSTIN, Texas— Whole Foods says its sales at established locations slipped in its fiscal first quarter and forecast the figure to be flat to down 2 percent for the year, as it works to keep prices down and fend off rivals. Whole Foods has been under pressure as organic foods and products marketed as natural have become increasingly mainstream, with big-box...

  • IRVING, Texas _ Pioneer Natural Resources Co. on Wednesday reported a fourth-quarter loss of $623 million, after reporting a profit in the same period a year earlier. The average estimate of 17 analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for a loss of 38 cents per share. Pioneer Natural Resources shares have decreased 13 percent since the beginning of...

  • DETROIT, Feb 10- Nearly one in five vehicles on U.S. roads is in need of repair of a safety issue serious enough to be involved in a federal government recall, according to used-car history provider Carfax. The highest rates of unfixed vehicles were, in order, Texas, Mississippi, Alaska, Utah and West Virginia, Carfax said. The U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety...

  • NEW YORK, Feb 10- The U.S. Supreme Court's decision to block federal regulations to curb carbon dioxide emissions failed to give a sustained boost to shares of the long-battered coal sector on Wednesday. After initially trading higher, Consol Energy Inc stock slipped 2.3 percent, and Peabody Energy Corp fell 0.9 percent. The states, led by coal producer West...

  • DETROIT— Computers that control cars of the future can be considered drivers just like humans, the federal government's highway safety agency has decided. The redefinition of "driver" by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is an important break for Google, which is developing self-driving cars that get around without steering wheels, pedals—...

  • USA Compression reports 4Q loss Wednesday, 10 Feb 2016 | 6:19 AM ET

    AUSTIN, Texas _ USA Compression Partners LP on Wednesday reported a fourth-quarter loss of $159.6 million, after reporting a profit in the same period a year earlier. The average estimate of three analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 16 cents per share. USA Compression shares have dropped 28 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • The rout in oil prices since 2014 has hurt banks that made loans to oil and gas companies across the United States. At a conference on Tuesday ahead of the downgrade, senior executives at Comerica Inc estimated it would need to set aside an additional $75 million to $125 million in loan-loss reserves over the course of a year if oil prices remain at $30 per barrel.

  • Rush Enterprises misses 4Q profit forecasts Tuesday, 9 Feb 2016 | 7:30 PM ET

    NEW BRAUNFELS, Texas _ Rush Enterprises Inc. on Tuesday reported fourth-quarter profit of $9.8 million. The average estimate of four analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 43 cents per share. Rush Enterprises shares have decreased 15 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 9- The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday delivered a major blow to President Barack Obama by blocking federal regulations to curb carbon dioxide emissions from power plants, the centerpiece of his administration's strategy to combat climate change. The states, led by coal producer West Virginia and oil producer Texas, and several major business...

  • RCI Hospitality posts 1Q profit Tuesday, 9 Feb 2016 | 5:39 PM ET

    HOUSTON _ RCI Hospitality Holdings Inc. on Tuesday reported fiscal first-quarter earnings of $2.6 million. RCI Hospitality shares have decreased 24 percent since the beginning of the year. Keywords: RCI Hospitality, Earnings Report.