Daily business briefing: Toyota reports record profit

May 8, 2014 

Toyota's recent annual profit and sales have reached a record. The automaker manufactured more than 10 million vehicles for the first time and is forecasting a record $17.5 billion profit for the fiscal year through March 2015. Find out more at http://www.bnd.com/business. ...

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Ameren Corp.'s believes the recent severe winter cold helped boost its first quarter profit up to $98 million, the St. Louis Business Journal reports. The company recorded a loss of $143 million in the prior-year quarter. Read more at http://www.bizjournals.com/stlouis. ...

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Mortgage giant Freddie Mac posted net income of $4 billion during the first quarter. The government-controlled company has turned a profit in each of the past 10 quarters. Learn more at http://www.bnd.com/business. ...

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More than 80 percent of people who have signed up for health insurance under President Obama's new health care law have gone on to pay their premiums. For more information, go to http://www.bnd.com/business.

-- Will Buss, BND business writer

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