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  • TVA board votes to retire Memphis coal plant Thursday, 21 Aug 2014 | 11:28 AM ET

    The TVA said the plant consumes about 7,200 tons of coal daily. TVA already has announced plans to shut down coal-fired boilers at plants in Alabama, Kentucky and Tennessee. The U.S. government-owned utility supplies power to about 9 million people in Tennessee, Alabama, Mississippi, Kentucky, Georgia, North Carolina and Virginia.

  • Two Russian rocket engines arrive in U.S. as planned -ULA Wednesday, 20 Aug 2014 | 6:56 PM ET

    WASHINGTON, Aug 20- Two Russian-built rocket engines arrived in the United States on Wednesday aboard a giant Antonov cargo plane despite fears that tensions between the United States and Russia could disrupt the supply of engines needed to launch U.S. satellites into space.

  • Obama weighs broader move on legal immigration Wednesday, 20 Aug 2014 | 4:41 PM ET

    Following a bevy of recent White House meetings, top officials have compiled specific recommendations from business groups and other advocates whose support could undercut GOP claims that Obama is exceeding his authority to help people who have already violated immigration laws.

  • Health care company expanding in Alabama Wednesday, 20 Aug 2014 | 4:17 PM ET

    OPELIKA, Ala.— Health care company Baxter International has announced plans for a multimillion expansion of its manufacturing plant in Opelika, Ala.. Officials from Baxter, Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley and Opelika officials announced the nearly $300 million expansion of its Opelika manufacturing facility on Wednesday.

  • FOND DU LAC, Wis., Aug 20- Glenn Grothman is a fiery conservative who wants to slash welfare programs and crack down on illegal immigrants who he says will "destroy" America. And if U.S. House Speaker John Boehner wants to keep his job next year, he had better be sure Grothman and his fellow House of Representatives newcomers are happy.

  • Aug 20- Departures and primary losses for 28 Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives have created opportunities for a new wave of conservative and Tea Party- backed candidates. The Republican nominee to replace him is Gary Palmer, a fund raiser for a conservative think tank in Alabama who is backed by the anti-tax group Club for Growth.

  • Aug 19- Southeastern Grocers LLC, which operates supermarket chains Winn- Dixie and BI-LO, called off its plans for an initial public offering, joining a list of companies that have pulled their offerings this year. The company runs more than 650 BI-LO and Winn- Dixie stores in southeastern U.S. states of Florida, Alabama, Louisiana and Georgia.

  • Alabama goes against trend on unemployment Tuesday, 19 Aug 2014 | 5:31 AM ET

    MONTGOMERY, Ala.— For the second month, Alabama is the only state with an unemployment rate higher than a year ago. Bentley said nearly 60,000 new jobs have been announced since he became governor, and Alabama is poised for better days when plants come on line like Airbus in Mobile, Golden Dragon Copper Tubing in Wilcox County and Remington in Huntsville.

  • Alabama high court upholds generic drug decision Friday, 15 Aug 2014 | 3:23 PM ET

    MONTGOMERY, Ala.— Brand-name drug makers can be held liable for warnings on a generic medication even if it was produced by another company, the Alabama Supreme Court ruled Friday, standing by an earlier decision that business leaders viewed as a defeat.

  • Husband of UPS pilot sues over deadly crash Friday, 15 Aug 2014 | 8:31 AM ET

    NASHVILLE, Tenn.— The husband of a Tennessee pilot killed when a UPS cargo jet crashed in Alabama has filed suit against the company that made warning equipment used in the aircraft. Bret Tucker Fanning is seeking $2 million in his federal lawsuit filed against Honeywell Aerospace.

  • Post-election committee leadership changes and growing momentum behind bipartisan fixes may lead to tweaks to the 2010 Dodd-Frank law for the smallest community banks, larger firms such as PNC Financial Services of Pittsburgh and Regions Financial of Birmingham, Alabama, and insurers, lobbyists and congressional staffers said.

  • Aug 13- BioCryst Pharmaceuticals Inc said the U.S. government exercised options to test the company's antiviral drug in humans and non-primates as a treatment for hemorrhagic fever viruses such as Ebola.

  • Marvel heroes and villains fight it out _ live Tuesday, 12 Aug 2014 | 10:01 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Marvel Entertainment, which muscled into pop culture with comic books, TV cartoons and movies, is gambling on attracting new fans as it tackles 3- D— but forget the silly glasses. "We pushed ourselves so much on this project to do things that have never been done before," said producer Juliette Feld, who is a Feld Entertainment executive vice president. "

  • Philly history may hold Democratic convention edge Monday, 11 Aug 2014 | 1:59 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— One of five cities bidding for the Democratic National Convention, Philadelphia appears to hold an early edge with a track record of hosting the major gathering— not to mention that Hillary Rodham Clinton and Vice President Joe Biden have family ties to the state.

  • Idahoans spend big chunk of income on essentials Friday, 8 Aug 2014 | 12:41 PM ET

    BOISE, Idaho— Idaho residents have among the lowest personal incomes in the nation but spend a higher percentage of their money on food, housing and other essentials compared with most others, according to data released Thursday by the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis.

  • NEW YORK, July 31- Several hundred claims are expected to be filed at the start of a GM-financed program being launched Friday to compensate victims of a faulty ignition switch on some of its vehicles, lawyers say.

  • July 29- International Paper Co, the largest corrugated box maker in North America, posted a higher-than-expected profit on Tuesday, citing slowly returning demand in the United States and Europe. For the second quarter, the company posted net income of $161 million, or 37 cents per share, compared with $259 million, or 57 cents per share, a year earlier.

  • *Dollar Tree offers to buy Family Dollar; deal valued at $9.2 bln. Dollar Tree Inc offered to buy rival discount chain Family Dollar Stores Inc for about $8.5 billion. Zillow Inc agreed to buy Trulia Inc for $3.5 billion in stock in a deal that would combine the two most popular U.S. real estate website operators Trulia's shares jumped 15.4 percent to $65.04.

  • The FCC's Media Bureau said Sinclair will divest the TV station in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, and give up the licenses of Allbritton stations in Birmingham, Alabama, and Charleston, South Carolina, delivering programming there through so-called multi-casting on the signal of stations Sinclair already owns.

  • Companies such as General Electric Co and Intel Corp have reported solid results. Intel declared that personal computer sales have stabilized, while it forecast third-quarter revenue above Wall Street's expectations.