• Union Pacific operational overhaul gains traction, shares rise

    Efforts to streamline operations and create surge capacity helped railway crews reroute the 50-60 daily trains that use the east-west main line that flood waters severed for almost two weeks, Chief Executive Lance Fritz told Reuters. The Omaha, Nebraska-based company early this year hired former Canadian National Railway Co executive and turnaround expert Jim Vena as its chief operating officer and tasked him with overseeing its plan to lower costs and improve service and reliability. Vena had worked with Hunter Harrison, who led the revival of two Canadian railroads and died in 2017 after a short stint as CEO of rival railroad operator CSX Corp.


  • Why Sleep Number, Skechers, and Atlassian Slumped Today

    These stocks were left out of the broader market's rally.


  • Refused U.S. Visa Eight Times, Zoom CEO Is Now a Billionaire

    The U.S. government denied his visa application -- eight times. After two years of rejection, Yuan finally made it to the U.S. and is now the major shareholder of video conference services firm Zoom Video Communications Inc., which raised $751 million in an initial public offering Wednesday. Yuan, 49, and his family sold stock worth $57 million, based on Zoom’s IPO price of $36 a share.


  • Refused U.S. Visa Eight Times, Zoom CEO Is Now a Billionaire

    The U.S. government denied his visa application -- eight times. After two years of rejection, Yuan finally made it to the U.S. and is now the major shareholder of video conference services firm Zoom Video Communications Inc., which raised $751 million in an initial public offering Wednesday. Yuan, 49, and his family sold stock worth $57 million, based on Zoom’s IPO price of $36 a share.


  • Severe storm system threatens Deep South with strong winds, flooding, tornadoes

    A three-day severe storm system that brought hail, high winds and some tornadoes to the Kansas-Texas corridor moved slowly eastward.


  • Oil prices little changed despite Saudi export cuts, U.S. stocks draw

    Oil futures held steady on Thursday as a drop in crude exports from OPEC's de facto leader, Saudi Arabia, and a draw in U.S. oil inventories supported prices, while a strengthening dollar kept futures in check. Brent crude futures were higher at $71.73 a barrel by 1:20 p.m. EDT (1720 GMT), up 11 cents from their last close and near Wednesday's five-month high of $72.27. U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude futures were down 10 cents at $63.66 a barrel.


  • BB&T Corp (BBT) Q1 2019 Earnings Call Transcript

    BBT earnings call for the period ending March 31, 2019.


  • With A 8.4% Return On Equity, Is Sims Metal Management Limited (ASX:SGM) A Quality Stock?

    Many investors are still learning about the various metrics that can be useful when analysing a stock. This article is for those who would like to learn about Return On Equity (ROE). By way of learning-by-doing, we'll look at ROE...


  • Ku Klux Klan recruiter caught on surveillance video

    Surveillance footage from downtown Lafayette, obtained by the J&C, shows a man distributing bags of Ku Klux Klan propaganda early Tuesday morning.


  • Woman Offers to Describe Parts of Herman Cain’s Body to Prove Affair

    Ginger White said she was willing to show, under oath, that the affair took place by identifying certain -- normally hidden -- parts of his body. Cain has previously denied the affair. “I ask Herman, if I never had a relationship with you, how would I be in the position to describe parts of your body that are not visible,” White told a news briefing Thursday in New York.


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