GO
Loading...

Tennessee

More

  • Kirkland's tops Street 3Q forecasts Thursday, 20 Nov 2014 | 6:57 AM ET

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. _ Kirkland's Inc. on Thursday reported net income of $1.3 million in its fiscal third quarter. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 3 cents per share. Analysts expected $114.4 million, according to Zacks.

  • 'Booze Traveler' host explores how world drinks Thursday, 20 Nov 2014 | 12:53 AM ET

    BOSTON— Jack Maxwell drinks for a living. In a telephone interview with The Associated Press, the Los Angeles- based actor said his early years in the neighborhood known as Southie— where convicted gangster James "Whitey" Bulger once reigned— showed him what cocktails can teach about a culture. Part travelogue, part drinking diary, "Booze Traveler" takes viewers with...

  • Animal rights group releases slaughterhouse video Wednesday, 19 Nov 2014 | 3:36 PM ET

    NASHVILLE, Tenn.— A year after Tennessee Gov. A call to Park Ridge, Illinois- based Koch Foods was not immediately returned. The bill was introduced after the Humane Society in 2011 secretly filmed video inside a Tennessee walking horse training stable.

  • Family Dollar delays special shareholders meeting Wednesday, 19 Nov 2014 | 10:57 AM ET

    MATTHEWS, N.C.— Family Dollar is delaying a special meeting at which shareholders were to vote on its $8.5 billion acquisition by Dollar Tree as regulators determine how many stores might need to be divested for antitrust reasons. Dollar General said in a separate statement that is still committed to acquiring Family Dollar and that it is in talks with the FTC...

  • TREASURIES-Yields rise as markets brace for Fed minutes Wednesday, 19 Nov 2014 | 10:25 AM ET

    NEW YORK, Nov 19- U.S. Treasuries were also pressured by the expected new issuance of Alibaba Group Holding's $8 billion corporate bond deal, traders said. Asset managers are selling Treasuries to make way for the Alibaba deal.

  • NRC chair: Work needed to finish Fukushima changes Tuesday, 18 Nov 2014 | 3:16 PM ET

    ATLANTA— The outgoing chair of the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission said Tuesday the industry must finish making the safety changes required after a nuclear disaster in Japan, and it faces unresolved questions over how to store nuclear waste as existing plants close. Allison Macfarlane became the agency's leader in July 2012 after the stormy tenure of...

  • TV 'Millionaire' sentenced in extortion case Tuesday, 18 Nov 2014 | 7:05 AM ET

    KNOXVILLE, Tenn.— A Tennessee man who appeared as "the Beverly Hillbilly" on television's "The Millionaire Matchmaker" has been sentenced to three months in prison for trying to extort $2.5 million from a nuclear weapons plant. Prosecutors say Adam Winters in May emailed Babcock and Wilcox, the contractor operating the Y-12 National Security Complex in Oak Ridge.

  • Miss. could be site for $1.2 billion aluminum mill Monday, 17 Nov 2014 | 7:22 PM ET

    JACKSON, Miss.— Mississippi appears to be the favored location for a proposed $1.2 billion aluminum mill that would hire 650 or more workers to supply aluminum for auto bodies. The company won't say what locations it's considering, but has filed for environmental permits at a site near Golden Triangle Regional Airport, just west of Columbus in Lowndes County.

  • ATLANTA, Nov 17- United Parcel Service Inc's chief executive officer said on Monday the company's closer collaboration with major retailers should bring a smooth holiday season, but he said UPS would charge customers more or even refuse packages if last-minute sales by a major customer threaten the company's system. FedEx Corp, the main rival of UPS, is also...

  • WASHINGTON, Nov 17- The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to hear Dean Foods Co's appeal over claims the business conspired to restrict competition for bottled milk in the southeastern United States, forcing the company to face an antitrust suit over the matter. The high court's refusal to intervene means a January ruling by the Cincinnati- based U.S. 6th...

  • NEW YORK, Nov 16- Almost every year for more than a decade, tour group operator Carson Zhang guided a delegation of about two dozen Chinese government officials from Guangdong province's Forestry Administration for a two-week trip through the national parks of California, Tennessee, and Georgia. Along with presentations about forest fires and trail...

  • Companies accuse Haslam of directing Pilot fraud Saturday, 15 Nov 2014 | 6:00 PM ET

    KNOXVILLE, Tenn.— Two trucking companies are accusing Cleveland Browns owner Jimmy Haslam of directly orchestrating a scheme to cheat customers out of promised rebates and discounts, according to recent court filings. The accusations against him came in a bill of particulars filed Friday in federal court by National Retail Transportation Inc. and Keystone...

  • Trouble already? Obamacare costs to surge in '15 Saturday, 15 Nov 2014 | 4:58 PM ET
    A woman speaks with a health insurance agent regarding the Affordable Care Act.

    Although consumers will often be able to find new health plans with prices comparable to those they now pay, the situation varies from state to state.

  • German labor chief: VW must halt anti-union group Friday, 14 Nov 2014 | 11:43 AM ET

    IG Metall President Detlef Wetzel said in a statement Friday from Frankfurt, Germany, that called on Volkswagen to "show its true colors" in officially recognizing the United Auto Workers union as its bargaining partner at the Chattanooga factory once the union proves it has signed up a majority of workers there. It also appears to reflect some concern that a new...

  • CHICAGO, Nov 14- Farmland values in the southern U.S. Midwest and Delta region rose almost 15 percent during the third quarter from the same period a year earlier, despite lower farm income, as grain prices fell, the Federal Bank of St. Louis said on Friday. The St. Louis district covers Arkansas, eastern Missouri, southern Illinois and Indiana, and parts of Kentucky,...

  • Aldean: Writers, publishers should be paid fairly Thursday, 13 Nov 2014 | 7:10 AM ET

    NASHVILLE, Tenn.— Country star Jason Aldean pulled one of the year's hottest country albums— his latest record, "Old Boots, New Dirt,"— off the music streaming service Spotify because he said he wants songwriters, publishers, producers and engineers to get fairly compensated. "The debate the whole music industry is having on streaming is complicated," Aldean said in his...

  • AP Exclusive: Drones patrol half of Mexico border Thursday, 13 Nov 2014 | 12:14 AM ET

    SIERRA VISTA, Ariz.— The U.S. government now patrols nearly half the Mexican border by drones alone in a largely unheralded shift to control desolate stretches where there are no agents, camera towers, ground sensors or fences, and it plans to expand the strategy to the Canadian border. Since 2000, the number of Border Patrol agents on the 1,954- mile border more...

  • Conservatives threaten immigration showdown Wednesday, 12 Nov 2014 | 3:04 PM ET

    In the Senate, Jeff Sessions of Alabama and Mike Lee of Utah are among those arguing to use an upcoming must-pass spending bill— either in December or next year— to try to block Obama from taking unilateral action to protect millions of immigrants here illegally from deportation. "Congress appropriates the money," Sessions told reporters Wednesday.

  • BERLIN, Nov 12- Volkswagen AG's U.S. division said Wednesday it has agreed to steps that could allow for union representation at its plant in Chattanooga, Tennessee, where the United Auto Workers has unsuccessfully tried to organize workers. The Chattanooga plant is the only major factory in VW's global network of over 100 facilities that lacks representation...

  • Home health provider agrees to $25M settlement Wednesday, 12 Nov 2014 | 1:03 PM ET

    NASHVILLE, Tenn.— One of Tennessee's largest home health providers has agreed to pay $25 million to resolve allegations of false billing to the Medicare and Medicaid programs. The U.S. Department of Justice said Wednesday that between 2006 and 2013, Nashville- based CareAll Management LLC allegedly violated the False Claims Act by overstating the severity of...