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H&R Block Tops Expectations
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H&R Block Tops Expectations

H&R Block (HRB) reported better-than-expected results for its key fourth-quarter period and said it will pay $405 million to acquire Wave, a financial solution platform focused on small business owners. Revenue slowed to $2.33 billion in the fiscal fourth quarter — the period when the tax-preparation company derives most of its sales — from $2.39 billion in the same period […]

Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York, U.S., on Monday, Jan. 4, 2016. U.S. stocks tumbled to start 2016, falling to their lowest levels since mid-October, as a rout in Chinese equities renewed concern that an economic slowdown there will damp global growth. Photographer: Michael Nagle/Bloomberg via Getty Images
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US Adds Fewer Jobs Than Expected in May, April Revised Lower; Unemployment Rate Unchanged at 3.6%

The US added far fewer jobs than expected in May while the unemployment rate remained at historically low levels, as professional and business services led the gain, government data showed on Friday. Total non-farm payroll employment rose by 75,000 last month, the Bureau of Labor Statistics said, compared with April’s rate of 224,000, which was revised down from 263,000 previously. […]

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Conn’s Fiscal Q1 Adjusted EPS Beats, Revenue Misses Forecasts; Initiates $75 Mln Stock Repurchase Program

Conn’s (CONN), a retailer selling furniture, appliances and other home products, reported pre-market Friday fiscal Q1 adjusted earnings of $0.58 per share compared with $0.40 per share in the same period last year. Analysts surveyed by Capital IQ were anticipating adjusted EPS of $0.53. Revenue for the period ending April 30 came in at $353.5 million, down from $358.4 million […]

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Brewin Dolphin First Half Pre-Tax Profit Drops as Year-End Market Volatility Hits Investment Performance

British wealth manager Brewin Dolphin (BRW.L) reported early Friday a drop in pre-tax profit as slower-than-expected growth in discretionary fund flows compounded woes from the company’s investment underperformance in the first half.  While total funds under management rose to 42.4 billion pounds ($55.16 billion) during the six months that ended March 31, from 39.7 billion pounds a year ago, the […]