Southern Co. 2Q profit more than doubles

|Wednesday, Jul. 30, 2014

Southern Co. on Wednesday reported earnings that more than doubled in its second quarter, and topped analysts' expectations.

Taser 2Q profit falls 13 percent

|Wednesday, Jul. 30, 2014

Taser International Inc. on Wednesday reported profit that declined by 13 percent in its second quarter on higher expenses, but results beat expectations and sales surged, helped by higher sales of weapon handles to law enforcement agencies.

Grain mixed, livestock mostly higher

|Wednesday, Jul. 30, 2014

Grain futures were mixed Wednesday in early trading on the Chicago Board of Trade.

Amgen cuts will cost 430 jobs in Boulder County

|Wednesday, Jul. 30, 2014

Amgen's plan to cut its worldwide workforce will mean the loss of about 430 jobs in Boulder County.

IMF says Cyprus will need more spending cuts

| |Wednesday, Jul. 30, 2014

Cyprus' president on Wednesday rebuffed an International Monetary Fund assessment that Cyprus will need to make additional spending cuts to meet a key target of its financial rescue program.

Fiat 2Q profits drop by 55 percent

| |Wednesday, Jul. 30, 2014

Italian carmaker Fiat SpA, which controls Chrysler, on Wednesday said second-quarter profits dropped by more than a half due to lower performance in North and Latin America.

Explo to plead guilty in September

|Wednesday, Jul. 30, 2014

The Webster Parish District Attorney's Office says Explo Systems Inc. will plead guilty in September to charges related to the improper storage of millions of pounds of explosives materials at its Camp Minden location.

Alums of Ohio black college fight for its survival

| |Wednesday, Jul. 30, 2014

Alumni of the country's oldest historically black private university are committing money and other support to help their alma mater's fight for survival amid the risk of accreditation loss and financial deficits and low enrollment.

State environmental chief touring Upper Peninsula

|Wednesday, Jul. 30, 2014

The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality is opening a new Upper Peninsula district office in Marquette.

Churchill Downs, Saratoga close to management deal

|Wednesday, Jul. 30, 2014

Churchill Downs Inc. is finalizing a deal with the operators of the Saratoga Casino and Raceway to manage the upstate New York gambling facility and another in Colorado, the companies announced Wednesday.