Yields fall sharply in Portuguese debt auction

| |Wednesday, Apr. 23, 2014

Portugal's chances of ending its three-year bailout program without requiring more help have increased after interest rates fell steeply in a 10-year bond auction Wednesday.

TD Ameritrade fiscal 2Q profit jumps 35 percent

|Wednesday, Apr. 23, 2014

Online brokerage TD Ameritrade says brisk stock trading in the first three months of the year lifted its quarterly profit 35 percent.

Boeing offers buyouts to some St. Louis workers

|Wednesday, Apr. 23, 2014

The Boeing Co. is offering buyouts to some of its nonunion employees in the St. Louis region.

Massachusetts homes sales down in March

|Wednesday, Apr. 23, 2014

Two organizations that follow the state's real estate market say a shortage of homes on the market is driving down sales while driving up prices.

Delta navigates nasty winter, tops profit forecast

| |Wednesday, Apr. 23, 2014

Delta Air Lines Inc. is making more money by filling more seats on its planes and paying a bit less for fuel.

Kemper Co. official: Pharma Pac headed for closure

| |Wednesday, Apr. 23, 2014

A Kemper County drugmaker has laid off most of its remaining employees, making it likely that it will shut down while owing the state economic development money.

Faster production brings Boeing $965M 1Q profit

| |Wednesday, Apr. 23, 2014

Boeing's increased rate of commercial jet manufacturing is starting to pay off for shareholders.

Summit League tourneys boost Sioux Falls economy

|Wednesday, Apr. 23, 2014

The Sioux Falls economy received an $8.5 million boost from the recent Summit League men's and women's basketball tournaments.

Reynolds American 1Q profit falls more than 28 pct

| |Wednesday, Apr. 23, 2014

Reynolds American Inc.'s first-quarter profit fell more than 28 percent as the company sold fewer cigarettes and spent more on expanding its electronic cigarette brand and legal costs.

Procter & Gamble 3Q net income up on cost cuts

| |Wednesday, Apr. 23, 2014

Procter & Gamble's fiscal third-quarter net income rose 2 percent as it cut costs to offset sluggish sales in categories like beauty and family products.