Optometrist Jeffrey Kempf has moved his practice south, from Belleville to Columbia. He is now seeing patients at Midwest Vision Care and will continue to see patients at Fontana Eyecare Associates in South St. Louis.
Walgreens is forecasting a raise in earnings this year. The Deerfield, Ill. company expects full-year earnings to range from $4.30 to $4.55 per share. Read more here.
Athletic shoe retailers Finish Line Inc. is now anticipating less profit this year than initially forecast. The company’s full-year profit is expected to reach $1.18 to $1.23 per share, much less than the originally projected $1.67. The company’s shares are down 15 percent in early trading Thursday. Learn more here.
Unemployment applications have fallen by 10,000 to a seasonally adjusted 277,000, according to the Labor Department. During the past 12 months, the number of people receiving benefits has fallen 8.3 percent to 2.2 million. Find out more here.
-Will Buss, BND business writer