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  • GREEN BAY, Wis. _ Associated Banc-Corp on Thursday reported first-quarter earnings of $69.5 million. The average estimate of 10 analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 41 cents per share. Six analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $292.5 million.

  • *Chip stocks, Apple tumble on TSMC's weak outlook. NEW YORK April 19- Wall Street's three major indexes closed lower on Thursday, with tobacco stocks leading a tumble in consumer staples while concerns about smartphone demand hurt the technology sector and rising bond yields and earnings helped financials rebound. The market pared some losses late in the...

  • Philip Morris International Inc., down $15.80 to $85.64. American Express Co., up $7.22 to $102.37. Procter& Gamble Co., down $2.53 to $74.95.

  • April 19- Toymaker Mattel Inc Chief Executive Officer Margaret Georgiadis, who took the helm in February last year, will step down and be replaced by company director Ynon Kreiz, effective April 26, the company said on Thursday. Georgiadis, who informed the board that she plans to pursue a new opportunity in the technology sector, will serve in an advisory role at...

  • CINCINNATI _ Chemed Corp. on Thursday reported first-quarter earnings of $45 million. The Cincinnati- based company said it had net income of $2.66 per share. The operator of the Roto-Rooter plumbing service and Vitas Healthcare hospices posted revenue of $439.2 million in the period.

  • Attorneys for a British cybersecurity expert credited with stopping a computer virus have been given more time to prepare for arguments on whether to suppress statements he made to the FBI after his arrest on criminal indictment. Attorneys for Marcus Hutchins asked for a continuance Thursday because prosecutors alerted them Wednesday night that they...

  • DANVILLE, Va. _ American National Bankshares Inc. on Thursday reported first-quarter profit of $5.8 million. The Danville, Virginia- based bank said it had earnings of 67 cents per share. American National Bankshares shares have increased 2.5 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • MENLO PARK, Calif. _ Exponent Inc. on Thursday reported first-quarter net income of $20.3 million. The Menlo Park, California- based company said it had net income of 75 cents per share. This story was generated by Automated Insights using data from Zacks Investment Research.

  • ABILENE, Texas _ First Financial Bankshares Inc. on Thursday reported first-quarter profit of $34.5 million. The bank, based in Abilene, Texas, said it had earnings of 51 cents per share. The commercial banker operating mostly in Texas posted revenue of $93.5 million in the period.

  • RIDGELAND, Miss. _ EastGroup Properties Inc. on Thursday reported a key measure of profitability in its first quarter. The average estimate of six analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for funds from operations of $1.10 per share. EastGroup Properties expects full-year funds from operations to be $4.51 to $4.61 per share.

  • Cesar Rincon, a former manager at Bariven, the procurement unit of Venezuela's state-owned energy company Petroleos de Venezuela SA, entered his plea to one count of conspiracy to commit money laundering before District Judge Kenneth Hoyt in Houston, according to the U.S. Department of Justice. In entering his guilty plea, Rincon admitted that he took bribes...

  • OMAHA, Neb. _ Werner Enterprises Inc. on Thursday reported first-quarter net income of $27.8 million. The average estimate of 10 analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 37 cents per share. Seven analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $554.4 million.

  • HANOVER, Mass. _ Independent Bank Corp. on Thursday reported first-quarter net income of $27.6 million. The holding company for Rockland Trust posted revenue of $93.6 million in the period. Independent Bank Corp. shares have risen almost 6 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • WASHINGTON, April 19- The euro zone and International Monetary Fund are discussing options for future debt relief for Greece at meetings this week in Washington, but are not considering any extensions of the Greek bailout, top euro zone officials said on Thursday. "There are still decisions to take on the continuation of this process, but those are framed around...

  • WICHITA, Kan. _ Equity Bancshares Inc. on Thursday reported first-quarter earnings of $8.7 million. The Wichita, Kansas- based bank said it had earnings of 58 cents per share. Equity Bancshares shares have climbed 14 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • LOWELL, Mass. _ Enterprise Bancorp Inc. on Thursday reported first-quarter net income of $6.8 million. The Lowell, Massachusetts- based bank said it had earnings of 58 cents per share. Enterprise Bancorp shares have risen almost 8 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • WASHINGTON, April 19- Canadian, Mexican and U.S. ministers seeking to revamp the NAFTA trade deal have made good progress on the vital question of autos content, Canadian Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland said on Thursday as pressure to wrap up a deal intensified. Although Lighthizer is pressing for a quick deal to avoid clashing with a July 1 presidential...

  • SPOKANE, Wash. _ Clearwater Paper Corp. on Thursday reported first-quarter net income of $2.6 million. On a per-share basis, the Spokane, Washington- based company said it had profit of 16 cents. This story was generated by Automated Insights using data from Zacks Investment Research.

  • April 19- Toymaker Mattel Inc said on Thursday its Chief Executive Officer Margaret Georgiadis will step down and be replaced by company director Ynon Kreiz effective April 26.

  • MANHATTAN BEACH, Calif. _ Skechers USA Inc. on Thursday reported first-quarter net income of $117.7 million. The average estimate of four analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was also for earnings of 75 cents per share. Three analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $1.2 billion.