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  • ST LOUIS _ Centene Corp. on Tuesday reported third-quarter net income of $205 million. The average estimate of 11 analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of $1.25 per share. Centene expects full-year earnings in the range of $4.86 to $5.04 per share, with revenue in the range of $47.4 billion to $48.2 billion.

  • POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. _ Southern Missouri Bancorp Inc. on Monday reported fiscal first-quarter earnings of $4.9 million. On a per-share basis, the Poplar Bluff, Missouri- based company said it had net income of 56 cents. Southern Missouri Bancorp shares have risen slightly more than 2 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • CLAYTON, Mo. _ Enterprise Financial Services Corp. on Monday reported third-quarter net income of $16.3 million. The average estimate of three analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 68 cents per share. Enterprise Financial Services shares have fallen slightly since the beginning of the year.

  • Regions and cities in 43 U.S. states from Maine to Alaska, as well as Washington, D.C., submitted bids by the Oct. 19 deadline, Amazon said. The states that did not bid were Arkansas, Hawaii, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Vermont and Wyoming. Canadian bids came from the provinces of Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, Nova Scotia, Ontario and Quebec.

  • NEW YORK— Amazon will be sorting through 238 proposals from cities and regions in the United States, Canada and Mexico that are hoping to land the company's second headquarters and the investment it'll bring. Proposals were due last week, and Amazon made clear that tax breaks and grants would be a big factor in deciding what entry prevails. Besides looking for...

  • NEW YORK, Oct 23- In its first offering of online bank accounts, JPMorgan Chase& Co on Monday launched a new smartphone app that it hopes will attract new depositors, many of whom are young and may live far from any of its branch offices. The bank is starting with an initial test of the app account for Apple phone users with ZIP codes in St. Louis, where Chase has no branches,...

  • A California judge on Friday threw out a $417 million verdict against Johnson & Johnson.

  • Oct 20- A California judge on Friday threw out a $417 million verdict against Johnson& Johnson in a lawsuit by a woman who claimed she developed ovarian cancer after using its talc-based products like Johnson's Baby Powder for feminine hygiene. The ruling by Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Maren Nelson marked the latest setback facing women and family...

  • up to 50,000 high-paying jobs and $5 billion- plus worth of investment. --New Jersey is offering a potential $7 billion in local and state tax credits if the company picks Newark and meets hiring commitments.-- Chicago assembled a committee of political and business leaders to work on its pitch and on Friday released several potential sites including a massive, but...

  • LITTLE ROCK, Ark.— A major agribusiness company sued Arkansas regulators on Friday for banning its version of an herbicide that's drawn complaints from farmers across several states who say the weed killer has drifted onto their crops and caused widespread damage. "The Plant Board's arbitrary approach also has deprived, and if left unchecked will continue to...

  • Oct 20- Regional U.S. railroad Kansas City Southern posted a better-than expected quarterly profit on Friday despite disruptions from Hurricane Harvey but may be impacted by the NAFTA negotiations as more than a quarter of its revenue comes from shipments between Mexico and the United States. Operating income of $234 million represented a 17 percent...

  • The railroad posted third-quarter operating income of $234 million, representing a 17 percent increase from the same quarter a year ago, even as it took a $19 million to $23 million hit from Hurricane Harvey, which devastated the U.S. Gulf Coast in August. After adjustments for one-time items, the railroad earned $1.35 per share, versus the $1.31 analysts...

  • KANSAS CITY, Mo. _ Kansas City Southern on Friday reported third-quarter profit of $129.3 million. The average estimate of nine analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of $1.32 per share. Five analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $647.9 million.

  • MORGANTOWN, West Virginia, Oct 20- A shortage of nurses at U.S. hospitals hit West Virginia's Charleston Area Medical Center at the worst possible time. It faces a $40 million deficit this year as it struggles with fewer privately insured patients, cuts in government reimbursement and higher labor costs to attract a shrinking pool of nurses.

  • KANSAS CITY, Mo. _ DST Systems Inc. on Friday reported third-quarter earnings of $48.5 million. The average estimate of four analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 73 cents per share. DST Systems shares have climbed slightly more than 4 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • WASHINGTON— Republicans must now shift their focus to enacting President Donald Trump's sweeping tax plan, a far heavier lift than the $4 trillion budget plan they've muscled through the Senate to lay the groundwork for the first tax overhaul in three decades. The Senate methodically worked through a pack of amendments, with Republicans rebuffing Democrats'...

  • MORGANTOWN, West Virginia, Oct 20- A shortage of nurses at U.S. hospitals hit West Virginia's Charleston Area Medical Center at the worst possible time. It faces a $40 million deficit this year as it struggles with fewer privately insured patients, cuts in government reimbursement and higher labor costs to attract a shrinking pool of nurses.

  • "There is no better place to do business than Canada," Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said in an Oct. 13 letter to Amazon's Chief Executive Jeff Bezos, seen by Reuters. New Jersey proposed $7 billion in potential credits against state and city taxes if Amazon locates in Newark and sticks to hiring commitments, according to a news release from the governor's office...

  • --Connecticut glossed over its deepening financial problems and Hartford's potential municipal bankruptcy to push the Stamford and Hartford areas as ideal sites. --The Canadian cities of Toronto, Edmonton and Ottawa, as well as Hamilton, Halifax, Montreal, Sault Ste. Marie, Vancouver, and Windsor submitted bids, according to Reuters' reporting and local media...

  • Oct 19- A public contest ending Thursday to bid over housing Amazon.com Inc's second headquarters has drawn pitches from governors and a prime minister, marketing campaigns and offers of tax credits worth at least as much as $7 billion. "There is no better place to do business than Canada," Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said in an Oct. 13 letter to Amazon's Chief...