Business Highlights

___ FCC chairman sets out to repeal ‘net neutrality’ rules WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai is followin…

Stone Energy merges with Talos Energy

LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) — Houston-based offshore oil and gas firm Talos Energy says it’s acquiring Lafayette-based Stone Energy in a merger wort…

Neiman Marcus sees key sales figure rise

NEW YORK (AP) — Neiman Marcus saw a key sales figure rise for the first time in two years. The Dallas-based chain, which operates more than …

Patterson Cos. misses Street 2Q forecasts

ST PAUL, Minn. (AP) _ Patterson Cos. (PDCO) on Tuesday reported fiscal second-quarter earnings of $40.2 million. The St Paul, Minnesota-base…

Hormel beats Street 4Q forecasts

AUSTIN, Minn. (AP) _ Hormel Foods Corp. (HRL) on Tuesday reported fiscal fourth-quarter profit of $218.2 million. On a per-share basis, the …