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  • Papa John's beats Street 1Q forecasts Tuesday, 5 May 2015 | 5:54 PM ET

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. _ Papa John's International Inc. on Tuesday reported first-quarter earnings of $22.2 million. Papa John's expects full-year earnings to be $2 to $2.08 per share. Papa John's shares have risen 10 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • WASHINGTON— The Senate's top Democrat fiercely opposes expanded trade deals, but he signaled Tuesday he won't stand on the railroad tracks to block them. Under fast track— which, in a partisan twist, congressional Republicans generally support, and Democrats generally oppose— presidents can submit trade deals that Congress can endorse or kill, but not amend.

  • EPA is attempting to "force states into shuttering coal-fired power plants" in an effort to drive the nation away from fossil fuels and other traditional sources of energy, Pruitt said. Oklahoma and West Virginia are among 15 coal-reliant states that are suing the EPA to block the so-called "Clean Power Plan," which would require states to cut carbon dioxide...

  • Hemp advocates led by state Agriculture Commissioner James Comer touted the crop at an event in an old tobacco warehouse that could symbolize the past and future of Kentucky agriculture. Hemp, which once flourished in Kentucky, is seen by some as one potential option on the farm. Comer predicted that within a decade, hemp will take its place as a major Kentucky...

  • Senate adopts GOP budget targeting 'Obamacare' Tuesday, 5 May 2015 | 3:07 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— The Senate on Tuesday adopted a GOP budget that paves the way for an assault on President Barack Obama's health care law this summer and a partisan showdown over spending bills this fall. And in the near term the GOP plan promises a $38 billion, 7 percent increase for the Pentagon that is possible only by padding war accounts. Republicans and many...

  • Texas Roadhouse beats 1Q profit forecasts Monday, 4 May 2015 | 4:09 PM ET

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. _ Texas Roadhouse Inc. on Monday reported first-quarter earnings of $32.3 million. The average estimate of 14 analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 44 cents per share. Texas Roadhouse shares have fallen slightly since the beginning of the year.

  • Tensions in places such as Baltimore and Ferguson, Missouri, have prompted candidates to explore the complicated relationship between poor communities and the police, and the deep-seated issues that have trapped many of the 45 million people who live in poverty in the United States. A frustrated President Barack Obama challenged the nation to do "some...

  • Some make nothing at all when Congress is in recess. Members of the House and Senate collect their $174,000 annual salaries whether Congress is making laws, taking a break or causing a partial government shutdown. "This is the most important building in the world," said Sontia Bailey, who works the cash register and stocks the shelves at the "Refectory" takeout on the...

  • NEW YORK— Shares of the parent company of KFC, Taco Bell and Pizza Hut soared Friday after a prominent investor said he's taken a stake in the company and thinks it could soon recover from years of trouble in China. Louisville, Kentucky- based Yum gets much of its revenue from China, where it is still recovering after a TV report allegedly showed one of its suppliers...

  • Duke, which sells power to 7.3 million customers in North Carolina, South Carolina, Florida, Indiana, Ohio and Kentucky, said adjusted income in its regulated power business rose 5 percent to $774 million. Net income attributable to Duke was $864 million, or $1.22 per share, in the first quarter ended March 31, compared with a loss of $97 million, or 14 cents per share, a...

  • OSCEOLA, Mo.— After 45 years of providing health care in rural Missouri, Sac-Osage Hospital is being sold piece by piece. Sac- Osage is one of a growing number of rural U.S. hospitals closing their doors, citing a complex combination of changing demographics, medical practices, management decisions and federal policies that have put more financial pressure on...

  • CHICAGO, April 30- The highly pathogenic H5 avian flu turned up in initial tests at five more farms in Iowa, including a commercial egg operation housing up to 5.5 million birds, Iowa's agriculture department said on Thursday. The egg farm's owner, Rembrandt Foods, one of the top U.S. egg producers, confirmed the outbreak but disputed the number of birds affected.

  • CHICAGO, April 30- The highly pathogenic H5 avian flu turned up in initial tests at five more farms in Iowa, including a commercial egg operation housing up to 5.5 million birds, Iowa's agriculture department said on Thursday. Avian flu was "probable" at four other commercial farms in Buena Vista, Sioux and Clay counties, the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land...

  • WASHINGTON— Thousands of jobs would "disappear pretty quickly" if the Export-Import Bank were to expire abruptly when its charter runs out at the end of June, House Speaker John Boehner said on Thursday. The Ohio Republican has asked Financial Services Chairman Jeb Hensarling, R- Texas, to come up with a plan to overhaul or wind down the operations of the bank, which...

  • PONTIAC, Ill.— It's the latest front in the continuing battle over organized labor's influence, but what's happening in Illinois looks nothing like the juggernaut unleashed in other Midwestern states where conservative statehouses have stripped power from unions with barely a second thought. "The special interests have got to be stopped," Rauner told local...

  • CHICAGO, April 30- An Iowa-based chicken broiler breeding farm has initially tested positive for the highly pathogenic H5 bird flu, the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship confirmed on Thursday. The facility in Kossuth County, Iowa, houses an estimated 19,000 birds, state officials said. The H5N2 strain has been reported in Arkansas, Idaho, Iowa,...

  • HopFed Bancorp posts 1Q profit Thursday, 30 Apr 2015 | 11:58 AM ET

    HOPKINSVILLE, Ky. _ HopFed Bancorp Inc. on Thursday reported first-quarter earnings of $1.4 million. HopFed Bancorp shares have climbed 2 percent since the beginning of the year. Keywords: HopFed Bancorp, Earnings Report.

  • Ashland tops 2Q profit forecasts Wednesday, 29 Apr 2015 | 7:48 PM ET

    COVINGTON, Ky. _ Ashland Inc. on Wednesday reported fiscal second-quarter net income of $224 million, after reporting a loss in the same period a year earlier. The average estimate of seven analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of $1.72 per share. Four analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $1.42 billion.

  • Fact sheet: 2015 Lincoln Navigator Wednesday, 29 Apr 2015 | 12:49 PM ET

    2015 Lincoln Navigator 4 X4. BASE PRICE: $61,920 for 4 X2 model; $65,495 for 4 X4 model. OPTIONS: Reserve equipment group $7,150; Ruby Red metallic exterior paint $495.

  • The "net neutrality" rules, which are slated to take effect in June, are backed by the Obama administration and were passed by the Democratic majority of the Federal Communications Commission in February. AT&T Inc and wireless and cable trade associations are challenging them in court. Paul's resolution, if adopted, would allow the Senate to fast-track a vote to...