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selfie-012815.jpg There's no escape from the selfie phenomenon, even in the fantasy world of video games. WoW Insider, a blog dedicated to the popular World of Warcraft game, reports on an update "bringing us the S.E.L.F.I.E. Camera, a marvelous device that finally lets us egomaniacs turn our cameras on the one person...

marriot-internet-012815.jpg The FCC has warned Marriott and other hotel chains to stop the "disturbing trend" of illegally blocking guests' private wi-fi. Marriott, which was fined $600,000 for blocking personal hotspots in hotel rooms and conference spaces, recently stopped the practice after a storm of criticism on social...

Energy company Hess Corp. (HES) on Wednesday reported a loss for the fourth quarter on lower revenues, as higher production was offset by lower oil and gas prices. Adjusted earnings per share missed analysts' expectations, while revenues beat their estimates. For the fourth quarter, net loss attributable...

Meredith Corporation (MDP) reported second-quarter net income of $39.59 million or $0.87 per share, compared to $30.57 million or $0.67 per share, prior year. Excluding special charges, second quarter earnings per share was $1.00. On average, five analysts polled by Thomson Reuters expected the company...

Cullen/Frost Bankers, Inc. (CFR) Wednesday said fourth-quarter net income available to common shareholders rose to $70.69 million or $1.11 per share, up from $50.66 million or $0.99 per share in the comparable quarter last year. On average, 18 analysts polled by Thomson Reuters expected earnings of...

Meredith Corp. (MDP) announced it has reached an agreement to acquire Shape magazine and the digital assets of the Shape, Natural Health, and Fit Pregnancy brands from American Media. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. The company said the transaction will be accretive to its fiscal 2015...

Knight Transportation Inc. (KNX) reported that its fourth-quarter net income attributable to the company increased to $32.94 million or $0.40 per share from $20.10 million or $0.25 per share in the prior year. Total revenue for the quarter grew to $317.47 million from $249.72 million in the prior...

Energizer Holdings, Inc. (ENR) Wednesday reported first-quarter net earnings of $105.1 million or $1.69 per share, down from $107.9 million or $1.71 per share a year ago. Excluding certain items, adjusted net income for the latest first quarter declined to $129.3 million or $2.07 per share from $132.6...

HanesBrands (HBI) announced that its Board is raising the company's quarterly cash dividend by 33 percent and has approved a 4-for-1 stock split to be executed in the form of a stock dividend issued to stockholders. Upon completion of the split, the number of weighted average shares outstanding of Hanes...

Courier Corp. (CRRC) announced Wednesday that its Board has reasonably determined that the non-binding, unsolicited proposal from R.R. Donnelley & Sons Company (RRD) to acquire the Company for $23.00 per share in cash or RR Donnelley common stock is reasonably likely to result in a "Superior Proposal"...

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCAU) reported full year 2014 profit before taxes of 1.18 billion euros, compared to 1.02 billion euros, prior year. Net profit was 632 million euros, compared to 1.95 billion euros. Basic earnings per share was 0.465 euros, compared to 0.744 euros. Adjusted for unusual...

SEI Investments Co.'s (SEIC) fourth-quarter 2014 net income attributable to the company advanced to $77.1 million from $65.5 million in the prior-year quarter. Quarterly earnings per share were $0.45 compared with $0.37 in the fourth quarter 2013. The company said earnings were hurt by an after-tax...

BOK Financial Corp. (BOKF) Wednesday said net income attributable to stockholders for the fourth quarter declined to $64.3 million or $0.93 per share from $72.98 million or $1.06 per share in the prior year. Net interest revenue after provision for credit losses fell to $169.66 million from $177.64...

Gentex Corp. (GNTX) reported that its net income for the fourth quarter of 2014 was $71.0 million, up 2% compared with net income of $69.9 million in the fourth quarter of 2013. Earnings per share were $0.24, unchanged from last year. Analysts polled by Thomson Reuters expected the company to report...

Shares of Boeing Co. (BA) were trading higher by nearly 3 percent or $4 at $136 in the pre-market trading Wednesday, propelled by better-than-expected results for the fourth quarter. Please read our story on the company's quarterly performance.

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