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Bank SNB reports higher earnings in second quarter

Southwest Bancorp said it ended the second quarter with higher net income despite an increase in expenses and the setting aside of money for loan losses.

S&P 500 ekes out record high as earnings roll in

The stock market eked out a record high Wednesday, as investors weighed positive earnings from the technology industry against disappointing news from Boeing and other companies.

ConocoPhillips 401(k) tops Bloomberg list; Facebook finishes last

For most workers, an employer-provided 401(k) is the primary retirement savings vehicle.

Sharks prove a big draw for Cape Cod tourists

Great white sharks are having an unusual effect on Cape Cod this summer, and many a merchant is going to need a bigger wallet.

Fortune 500 firm Sealed Air moving HQ to Charlotte

Fortune 500 packaging company Sealed Air Corp. will consolidate management operations from several states and relocate its New Jersey headquarters to the Charlotte area, where it plans to employ nearly 1,300 jobs in three years.

PepsiCo raises outlook, looks to new Lay's flavors

PepsiCo raised its forecast for the year on Wednesday and said its new Lay's potato chips — including a cappuccino variety — should help boost its profit in the months ahead.

Stopping deadly oil train fires: New rules planned

Responding to a series of fiery train crashes, the government proposed rules Wednesday that would phase out tens of thousands of older tank cars that carry increasing quantities of crude oil and other highly flammable liquids through America's towns and cities.

Judges in health care rulings vote party line

In rapid succession, six federal judges on two appeals courts weighed in on a key component of President Barack Obama's health care law. Their votes lined up precisely with the party of the president who appointed them.

Delta 2Q profit rises 17 percent

Delta Air Lines Inc. said Wednesday that second-quarter earnings rose 17 percent, topping analysts' expectations, as passengers flew more miles at higher average fares and fuel spending declined.

NYC official: Thieves got into 1K StubHub accounts

Some of the hottest tickets in town — to Broadway hits, Jay-Z and Justin Timberlake concerts, a New York Yankees-Boston Red Sox game — were snapped up by an international ring of cyber thieves who commandeered more than 1,000 StubHub users' accounts to make big money by fraudulently buying tickets and reselling them, prosecutors said Wednesday.

UMB sees second quarter earnings rise

The holding company of UMB Bank said Tuesday its second quarter 2014 earnings rose 16 percent from a year ago.

Buyers look for keepsakes, as well as deals, at Boeing auction

Some came to take home a piece of history.

Sunbelt Rentals enters market with store

WICHITA — Sunbelt Rentals, an international company that bills itself as the second-largest rental company nationally, is entering the Wichita market.

Ford says new F-150 can compete with rivals

Ford says its aluminum-sided F-150 pickup will hold its own against rivals despite its lighter weight.

California firm issues nationwide fruit recall

A Central California company is recalling specific lots of its fresh peaches, plums, nectarines and pluots sold nationwide over concerns of possible listeria contamination.

Augusta Municipal Airport manager hopes to have restaurant at airport

WICHITA — Augusta Municipal Airport manager Lloyd Partin's latest hope for the airport is a restaurant.

Academy Sports changes opening date for east-side store

Academy Sports & Outdoors said it plans to open an east Wichita store at K-96 and Greenwich in 2015.

Construction industry official to speak at Hutchinson chamber luncheon

The impact that the construction industry has on the local and state economy will be the topic of of a luncheon speech in Hutchinson Wednesday.

US stocks climb as earnings reports roll in

Solid earnings for a range of big companies helped nudge the stock market higher on Tuesday.

Marion touting free lots at its business, industrial parks

Marion’s economic development director of four months is looking to spur growth in the central Kansas town of about 2,000 residents by promoting a little-known incentive: free land for some companies that relocate there and bring jobs.

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