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  • OSASCO, Brazil _ Banco Bradesco SA on Thursday reported first-quarter earnings of $1.37 billion. The bank, based in Osasco, Brazil, said it had earnings of 23 cents per share. The average estimate of three analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 20 cents per share.

  • KANSAS CITY, Mo. _ Kansas City Life Insurance Co. on Thursday reported net income of $1.5 million in its first quarter. On a per-share basis, the Kansas City, Missouri- based company said it had profit of 15 cents. This story was generated by Automated Insights using data from Zacks Investment Research.

  • Executives for MGM and Wynn are tamping down speculation the companies are quietly in talks over Wynn's Boston- area casino. New Wynn Resorts CEO Matt Maddox said in a CNBC interview Wednesday that " Boston is not up for sale," referring to the company's $2.5 billion Wynn Boston Harbor project. MGM President Bill Hornbuckle said Wednesday his company is focused on...

  • SUPERIOR, Wis.— The Latest on a Wisconsin refinery explosion that injured several people:. Essentia Health spokeswoman Maureen Talarico says five patients are being treated at St. Mary's Medical Center in Duluth, Minnesota. Superior Fire Chief Steve Panger has said there are no known fatalities.

  • LONDON— British lawmakers are pressing the government to change course and keep the U.K. in a customs union with the European Union after Brexit. The Conservative government insists Britain will leave the EU's customs union after it quits the bloc next year. Britain also has promised there will be no customs posts or other checks on the border between the U.K.' s...

  • NEW YORK— Investors have been uneasy since stocks dived 10 percent in just nine days in early February. The market has seen big losses and big gains since, mostly driven by a trade dispute between the U.S. and China, and has yet to return to the record highs of late January. Ryan Detrick of LPL Financial says it's a good sign that stocks haven't fallen below the low mark...

  • LONDON— Prosecutors have dropped charges against two Canadian pilots accused of preparing to fly a commercial aircraft while under the influence of alcohol after their blood samples were mistakenly destroyed at a Scottish prison. Prosecutors say there will be no further action against Imran Syed, 39, and Jean-Francois Perreault, 41, who were arrested July...

  • The State Bond Commission, which regulates the roadwork financing plans, disagreed about how and if Louisiana should retaliate against Citigroup and Bank of America for their firearm restriction policies. The quarrel didn't derail plans to jumpstart the projects: a widening of Interstate 10 in Baton Rouge, a new exit from Interstate 20 into Barksdale Air...

  • No fatalities have been reported, but at least 11 people were being treated at hospitals in Superior, where the blast happened, and nearby Duluth, Minnesota. The explosion at the Husky Energy oil refinery happened at about 10 a.m., Superior Fire Chief Steve Panger told The Associated Press. Police blocked roads around the refinery in Superior, which is home to about...

  • Average long-term U.S. mortgage rates continued to climb this week, reaching their highest level in more than four years.

  • JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. _ Hawthorn Bancshares Inc. on Thursday reported first-quarter net income of $2.1 million. The bank, based in Jefferson City, Missouri, said it had earnings of 36 cents per share. This story was generated by Automated Insights using data from Zacks Investment Research.

  • HELIER, Jersey _ NovoCure Ltd. on Thursday reported a loss of $20.7 million in its first quarter. The average estimate of four analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for a loss of 13 cents per share. Three analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $57.1 million.

  • HOUSTON— A charitable organization established by the co-founder of energy company Kinder Morgan and his wife has pledged $70 million to upgrade the largest urban park in Houston. The Kinder Foundation offered the donation Wednesday for city-operated Memorial Park. Backers say the Kinder Foundation's $70 million gift takes the lead in the private-public...

  • MOOREFIELD, W.Va. _ Summit Financial Group Inc. on Thursday reported first-quarter net income of $7.4 million, after reporting a loss in the same period a year earlier. The bank, based in Moorefield, West Virginia, said it had earnings of 60 cents per share. Summit Financial shares have dropped 1.5 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • ENGLEWOOD CLIFFS, N.J. _ ConnectOne Bancorp Inc. on Thursday reported first-quarter net income of $4.3 million. The bank, based in Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, said it had earnings of 13 cents per share. The holding company for ConnectOne Bank posted revenue of $51.9 million in the period.

  • MEXICO CITY _ Coca-Cola FEMSA SAB on Thursday reported first-quarter net income of $128.8 million. The Mexico City- based company said it had profit of 61 cents per share. Coca-Cola FEMSA shares have dropped 7.5 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • PROVIDENCE, R.I.— A New York developer has unveiled his design for what would be the tallest building in Rhode Island, but he still faces strong opposition from Providence community groups. Fane Organization President Jason Fane unveiled a rendering Wednesday for his proposed Hope Point Tower project at a City Plan Commission meeting. The commission has...

  • CONCORD, N.C. _ Speedway Motorsports Inc. on Thursday reported a loss of $2.7 million in its first quarter. The Concord, North Carolina- based company said it had a loss of 7 cents per share. This story was generated by Automated Insights using data from Zacks Investment Research.

  • MONTERREY, Mexico _ Fomento Economico Mexicano SAB on Thursday reported first-quarter net income of $107,000. The Monterrey, Mexico- based company said it had profit of less than 1 cent on a per-share basis. The Coca-Cola bottler posted revenue of $6.15 billion in the period.

  • LONDON _ Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV on Thursday reported first-quarter net income of $1.25 billion. On a per-share basis, the London- based company said it had net income of 80 cents. This story was generated by Automated Insights using data from Zacks Investment Research.