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Herman Miller Inc (MLHR), a maker of office furniture systems and seating products, Wednesday reported second-quarter net earnings of $27.8 million or $0.46 per share, compared with a loss of $80.6 million or $1.37 per share last year. Excluding items, adjusted earnings for the quarter were $0.51...

Kirby Corp. (KEX) on Wednesday lowered its fourth quarter earnings outlook to a range of $1.10 to $1.20 per share from its prior outlook of $1.30 to $1.40 per share. The company also lowered its full year earnings guidance to a range of $4.84 to $4.94 per share from its previous guidance of $5.04...

Oracle Corp. (ORCL) reported net income for the second quarter of $2.50 billion or $0.56 per share, compared to $2.55 billion or $0.56 per share for the year-ago quarter. Excluding items, adjusted net income for the second quarter was $3.12 billion or $0.69 per share, compared to $3.16 billion or...

Oracle Corp (ORCL) Wednesday reported second-quarter net earnings of $2.50 billion, compared with $2.55 billion last year. On a per share basis, earnings for the quarter were unchanged from a year ago at $0.56, reflecting a lower share count. Excluding items, adjusted earnings for the quarter were...

Jabil Circuit, Inc. (JBL) reported net income for the first quarter of $72.2 million or $0.37 per share, compared to $117.9 million or $0.57 per share for the year-ago quarter. Excluding items, core earnings for the first quarter were $108.2 million or $0.55 per share, compared to $89.0 million or...

Apogee Enterprises Inc (APOG) Wednesday reported third-quarter net earnings of $13.7 million or $0.47 per share compared with $9.7 million or $0.33 per share last year. Revenues for the quarter were up 23% at $244.4 million compared with $199.4 million in the prior year. Analysts polled by Thomson...

The Federal Reserve said Wednesday it will "be patient" in determining when to raise interest rates, a subtle change in language from its previous vow to keep rates near zero for a "considerable time." Nearly all Fed officials see a rate hike in 2015, but policy makers think increases will be even...

Varian Medical Systems (VAR) said on Wednesday it intends to submit an offer to acquire MeVis Medical Solutions AG, a company based in Bremen, Germany that provides image processing software and services for cancer screening. The company said that VMS Deutschland Holdings GmbH, a Varian affiliate,...

United Stationers Inc. (USTR) said Wednesday that its subsidiary, United Stationers Supply Co., has sold MBS Dev, a subsidiary focused on software solutions for distribution companies, to Project AX, a newly-formed Microsoft Dynamics AX provider. For the nine months ended September 2014, MBS Dev's...

DISH Network Corp. (DISH) said Wednesday that it has become the first major pay-TV provider in the U.S. to integrate the Netflix (NFLX) app into its set-top box. Available on DISH's second-generation Hopper, the app gives customers the ability to instantly stream Netflix movies and TV shows, including...

tesla-cars-121714.jpg The current drop in fuel prices could lead to a major sales dip for electric automaker Tesla, according to some industry experts. The Elon Musk led manufacturer had predicted sales of over 500,000 new vehicles by 2020, but now that number could fall by as much as 40 percent.

BlackBerry Ltd. (BBRY, BB.TO) on Wednesday unveiled the BlackBerry Classic, sporting its iconic QWERTY keyboard, familiar design and also a touch screen. The struggling Canadian smartphone maker expects the Classic to woo back consumers with preference for a physical keyboard and help it regain the...

Shares of Rice Midstream Partners LP (RMP) fell in their trading debut on the New York Stock Exchange Wednesday following its initial public offering. Rice Midstream Partners shares opened for trading at $15.79, and are currently trading at $15.77 after trading as high as $16.34 and as low as $15.75...

WESCO International Inc (WCC) on Wednesday said it now expects 2014 earnings to be at the lower end of its prior guidance, and provided a weak outlook for 2015. The company also announced a $300 million share buyback program that would be spread over three years. WESCO, based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania,...

Krispy Kreme Doughnuts, Inc. (KKD) on Wednesday said Executive Chairman Jim Morgan will now transition to the role of non-executive chairman, effective January 29, 2015. The move will complete the company's executive succession plan that saw Antony Thompson succeeding Morgan as the new president and...