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  • WASHINGTON, April 28- Tiffany Cartagena said she was eating with her mixed-race girlfriend at a restaurant in Ohio last month when she heard nearby diners remark about the "monkey" at the next table. As Trump nears his 100th day in the White House after a campaign punctuated by his inflammatory comments about Muslims and immigrants, a number of Americans say U.S....

  • BIRMINGHAM, Ala. _ HealthSouth Corp. on Thursday reported first-quarter net income of $66.8 million. HealthSouth expects full-year earnings in the range of $2.61 to $2.73 per share, with revenue in the range of $3.85 billion to $3.95 billion. HealthSouth shares have risen 5.5 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • But a leading GOP moderate criticized the reshaped legislation as a conservative exercise in "blame-shifting and face-saving" that wasn't winning new support from party centrists, leaving its fate unclear. The embrace by the hard-line Freedom Caucus Wednesday supplied fresh votes and momentum for GOP leaders, who also lined up behind the plan and crave a...

  • But a leading GOP moderate criticized the reshaped legislation as a conservative exercise in "blame-shifting and face-saving" that wasn't winning new support from party centrists, leaving its fate unclear. The embrace by the hard-line Freedom Caucus supplied fresh votes and momentum for GOP leaders, who also lined up behind the plan and crave a legislative...

  • WASHINGTON— Congress is close to a deal to extend health benefits for more than 22,000 retired miners and widows whose medical coverage is set to expire Sunday, coal-state lawmakers said Wednesday. Joe Manchin, D- W.Va., and other lawmakers. Trump, who has repeatedly vowed to revive the struggling coal industry, won West Virginia, Kentucky and other coal-producing...

  • BIRMINGHAM, Ala. _ National Commerce Corp. on Monday reported first-quarter earnings of $5.9 million. Three analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $24.7 million. National Commerce shares have risen 2 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • AUBURN, Ala. _ Auburn National Bancorporation Inc. on Monday reported first-quarter profit of $1.9 million. The bank, based in Auburn, Alabama, said it had earnings of 52 cents per share. This story was generated by Automated Insights using data from Zacks Investment Research.

  • April 24- The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to hear an appeal by former WellCare Health Plans Inc Chief Executive Todd Farha of his 2013 fraud conviction for his role in a scheme to cheat the Medicaid health insurance program for the poor. Farha began serving a three-year sentence at a minimum security federal prison in Alabama after the Atlanta- based...

  • Joe Manchin and other coal-state Democrats threatened to shut down the government over the issue in December, but they retreated after winning a four-month extension that preserves benefits through April 30. "We will use every vehicle we can, every pathway we can, to make sure we do not leave here... until we have our miners protected," he said in a speech on the Senate...

  • Top prosecutors for Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Louisiana, Michigan, Nebraska, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Texas, Utah and Wisconsin, all of whom are Republicans, filed a brief in U.S. District Court in Manhattan supporting a lawsuit by Exxon to halt a probe by New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman and Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey.

  • HUNTSVILLE, Ala. _ Adtran Inc. on Tuesday reported first-quarter profit of $6.7 million. The average estimate of three analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 13 cents per share. Adtran shares have dropped 12 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • The Comerica Bank Tower stands in Dallas, Texas.

    If you want a microcosm of the problem with banking, you should look at what the big regional banks are saying.

  • NEW YORK, April 18- Harbert Management Corporation and its top executives agreed to pay $40 million to settle with New York over a failure to pay state and city income taxes on hundreds of millions of dollars of hedge fund performance fees, according to the New York attorney general. Alabama- based Harbert Management was the fund sponsor for Philip Falcone's...

  • In a string of posts, Anglin accused Gersh and other Jewish residents of Whitefish, Montana, of engaging in an "extortion racket" against the mother of white nationalist Richard Spencer. Gersh's lawsuit said she agreed to help Spencer's mother sell commercial property she owns in Whitefish amid talk of a protest outside the building. Gersh is represented by the...

  • The bank said provisions for bad loans dropped 89.2 percent to $16 million in the first quarter ended March 31. Earnings per share, excluding items, was 98 cents per share, handily beating analysts' average estimate of 93 cents. Noninterest expenses declined about $1 million to $457 million.

  • BIRMINGHAM, Ala. _ Regions Financial Corp. on Tuesday reported first-quarter net income of $301 million. The average estimate of 26 analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 22 cents per share. Regions Financial shares have fallen almost 3 percent since the beginning of the year, while the Standard& Poor's 500 index has increased...

  • Senior man looking at paperwork

    Amy A. Lecoq shed her home-centered life to become an activist, traveling to testify about financial exploitation of older Americans.

  • As President Trump faces pressure to deliver on his promise to revive manufacturing in the northern "rust belt" states that put him in the White House, his biggest challenge may not be Mexico or China, but the southern U.S. states that form the other pillar of his political base. States like Alabama have built a presence in the global supply chain in direct...

  • As President Trump faces pressure to deliver on his promise to revive manufacturing in the northern "rust belt" states that put him in the White House, his biggest challenge may not be Mexico or China, but the southern U.S. states that form the other pillar of his political base. States like Alabama have built a presence in the global supply chain in direct...

  • A NY Waterway ferry crosses the East River in front of the Brooklyn Bridge on December 30, 2016 in New York City. (

    The future of public transportation in New York City is taking shape on the bayous of Louisiana and Alabama.