Union Pacific beats Street 4Q forecasts

OMAHA, Neb./January 19, 2016 (AP)(STL.News) — Union Pacific Corp. (Ticker:UNP) on Thursday reported fourth-quarter profit of $1.14 billion. The Omaha, Nebraska-based company said it had profit of $1.39 per share. The results surpassed Wall Street expectations. The average estimate of 12 analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of $1.34 per share. The … Continue reading Union Pacific beats Street 4Q forecasts

Former President George H.W. Bush and wife hospitalized

HOUSTON (AP)(STL.News) — Former President George H.W. Bush and his wife, Barbara, remain hospitalized in Houston, where he was in intensive care for pneumonia and she was being watched after complaining of fatigue and coughing. The 92-year-old former president went into the ICU on Wednesday and underwent a procedure “to protect and clear his airway … Continue reading Former President George H.W. Bush and wife hospitalized

Facebook to build its 3rd data center outside US in Denmark

COPENHAGEN, Denmark/January 19, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) — Facebook will build a 56,500 square meter (608,161 square foot) data center in central Denmark, its third such center outside the United States. Facebook executive Niall McEntegart says the facility to be built west of Denmark’s third-largest city, Odense, “will be one of the most advanced, energy-efficient data centers.” … Continue reading Facebook to build its 3rd data center outside US in Denmark

Ellen DeGeneres takes home 3 People’s Choice Awards

LOS ANGELES (AP)(STL.News) — Ellen DeGeneres set a record at the People’s Choice Awards , becoming the winningest entertainer in the show’s history. DeGeneres picked up three trophies at Wednesday’s ceremony for a career total of 20 People’s Choice wins. Other stars taking home crystal statuettes this year included Jennifer Lopez, Johnny Depp, Sofia Vergara, … Continue reading Ellen DeGeneres takes home 3 People’s Choice Awards

Ways to Win a Commemorative FM News Talk 97.1 T-shirt

The Rick and Tracy Ellis Team Designed Commemorative FM News Talk 97.1 T-Shirt ST LOUIS, MO/January 19, 2017 (STL.News) Thousands are expected to converge on Washington, D.C. this Friday to watch the swearing in of the 45th President of the United States.  President- Elect Donald J. Trump and Vice President- Elect Mike Pence will take the oath … Continue reading Ways to Win a Commemorative FM News Talk 97.1 T-shirt

Trump’s Treasury pick facing criticism over foreclosures

WASHINGTON (AP)(STL.News) — Donald Trump’s pick to lead the Treasury Department, Stephen Mnuchin, built his reputation and his fortune as a savvy Wall Street investor. But one of those investments has put him in the crosshairs of Democrats as he heads into his confirmation hearing Thursday: sub-prime mortgage lender IndyMac bank. Mnuchin, who served as … Continue reading Trump’s Treasury pick facing criticism over foreclosures

In Texas, Perry was ‘all of the above’ on energy production

WASHINGTON (AP)(STL.News) Energy Production — Rick Perry was for “all of the above” on energy production before President Barack Obama embraced the strategy. Years before the Democratic president endorsed all types of energy production — from oil and gas to renewable sources like wind and solar power — Perry was putting the policy into practice … Continue reading In Texas, Perry was ‘all of the above’ on energy production

Asian shares mixed, Japan’s Nikkei gains on weaker yen

TOKYO (AP)(STL.News) — Shares were meandering in sluggish trading in Asia on Thursday as investors awaited the inauguration of Donald Trump as president. Japan’s benchmark rose after the dollar slipped against the yen. KEEPING SCORE: Japan’s Nikkei 225 gained 1.0 percent to 19,075.98 and Australia’s S&P ASX 200 added 0.1 percent to 5,685.60. The Hang … Continue reading Asian shares mixed, Japan’s Nikkei gains on weaker yen