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  • The legislation kicks off a likely battle this year between the Chairman of the House Committee on Financial Services, Jeb Hensarling, one of the bank's strongest critics, and moderate Republicans, Democrats and business groups determined to keep Ex-Im open. A bill introduced by Tennessee lawmaker Stephen Fincher and 57 fellow Republicans would give the...

  • The legislation kicks off what is likely to be a battle this year between the Chairman of the House Committee on Financial Services, Jeb Hensarling, one of the bank's strongest critics, and moderate Republicans, Democrats and business groups determined to keep Ex-Im open. A bill introduced by Tennessee lawmaker Stephen Fincher and 57 fellow Republicans would...

  • Tractor Supply beats Street 4Q forecasts Wednesday, 28 Jan 2015 | 4:27 PM ET

    BRENTWOOD, Tenn. _ Tractor Supply Co. on Wednesday reported fourth-quarter earnings of $112.1 million. Tractor Supply expects full-year earnings to be $2.95 to $3.05 per share, with revenue in the range of $6.2 billion to $6.3 billion. Tractor Supply shares have climbed slightly more than 1 percent since the beginning of the year, while the Standard& Poor's 500...

  • California declares electronic cigarettes a health threat Wednesday, 28 Jan 2015 | 2:32 PM ET

    SACRAMENTO, Calif.— California health officials Wednesday declared electronic cigarettes a health threat that should be strictly regulated like tobacco products, joining other states and health advocates across the U.S. in seeking tighter controls as "vaping" grows in popularity. The California Department of Public Health released a report saying...

  • International Paper misses 4Q profit forecasts Wednesday, 28 Jan 2015 | 7:42 AM ET

    MEMPHIS, Tenn. _ International Paper Co. on Wednesday reported fourth-quarter earnings of $134 million. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 60 cents per share. International Paper shares have climbed slightly since the beginning of the year, while the Standard& Poor's 500 index has fallen slightly more...

  • Between the 2009 and 2013 fiscal years, funding for a wide swath of discretionary grant programs, from Head Start preschool education to anti drug initiatives, fell by an average of 40 percent in Republican-leaning states like Texas and Mississippi. By contrast, funding to Democratic-leaning states such as California and politically competitive swing...

  • U.S. FCC warns against blocking personal Wi-Fi access Tuesday, 27 Jan 2015 | 9:05 PM ET

    It said it was "aggressively investigating and acting against such unlawful intentional interference," and advised consumers who suspected such activities to file a complaint with the FCC. The paper said the Marriott had petitioned the FCC to change its policy. Marriott's request seeking the FCC's blessing to block guests' use of non-Marriott networks is...

  • Treasury debt prices ended mixed on Tuesday after 30- year yields touched record lows amid data-driven worries about sputtering world growth and a sharp sell-off on Wall Street. "The idea that lower oil costs are nothing but a tax rebate or a decline in tax on consumption is running into the first wave of hard economic data indicating business investment is...

  • NASHVILLE, Tenn.— Google said Tuesday it has selected four metro areas in the Southeast to receive its fiber optic service that can deliver Internet speeds at more than 50 times the national broadband average. Google officials said five Western cities previously identified as finalists remain in the running for fiber down the line. "We had four cities here in the...

  • *Long bond yield hits record low 2.328 pct. NEW YORK, Jan 27- U.S. The Commerce Department said non-defense capital goods orders excluding aircraft, a closely watched proxy for business spending plans, fell 0.6 percent last month after a downwardly revised 0.6 percent drop in November.

  • KANSAS CITY, Mo.— Twenty-eight oil companies and retailers have agreed to settle litigation claiming customers were knowingly overcharged when gas station fuel temperatures rose, plaintiffs announced Friday. Federal officials earlier consolidated about 50 lawsuits filed since 2006 from consumers across the country in the U.S. District Court in Kansas...

  • $2 gasoline: Good times keep rolling at the pump Friday, 23 Jan 2015 | 1:30 PM ET

    But for the first time since 2009, most Americans are paying less than $2 a gallon. "It's crazy," says Michael Noel, an economics professor at Texas Tech University who studies oil and gasoline prices. U.S. crude oil traded Friday just below $46 a barrel and the average price for a gallon of gas was $2.04.

  • UPS takes a hit during the holidays, cuts outlook Friday, 23 Jan 2015 | 9:22 AM ET

    NEW YORK— UPS spent heavily to avoid last year's debacle over the holidays, when an unexpected crush of last-minute shipping and terrible weather led millions of late deliveries. UPS cut its outlook for the year Friday and warned that fourth-quarter earnings would come in well below Wall Street expectations. Shares tumbled 10 percent and UPS pulled down rival...

  • First Horizon tops 4Q profit forecasts Friday, 23 Jan 2015 | 7:21 AM ET

    MEMPHIS, Tenn. _ First Horizon National Corp. on Friday reported fourth-quarter profit of $50.9 million. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 17 cents per share. Analysts expected $280.9 million, according to Zacks.

  • Family Dollar shareholders approve Dollar Tree takeover Thursday, 22 Jan 2015 | 11:09 AM ET

    Family Dollar shareholders voted on Thursday to approve a takeover bid by rival Dollar Tree, despite higher competing offers from Dollar General. Dollar General's pursuit of Family Dollar is now likely finished. Family Dollar said it rejected Dollar General's bids because it expected that it would be harder to get regulatory approval for the deal even...

  • The Brookings Institution and JPMorgan Chase ranked 300 major cities worldwide for economic performance last year.

  • Forbes: Haslam now country's richest elected official Wednesday, 21 Jan 2015 | 4:48 PM ET

    NASHVILLE, Tenn.— Forbes Magazine says Tennessee Gov. According to Forbes, Haslam's net worth has more than doubled since August from $980 million to $2 billion. But the wealth of the Haslam family was illustrated when the governor's brother, Jimmy, bought the NFL's Cleveland Browns for $1 billion in 2012..

  • Missouri governor urges 'healing and hope' after Ferguson Wednesday, 21 Jan 2015 | 2:34 AM ET

    Jay Nixon implored lawmakers to embrace policies that "foster healing and hope" Wednesday as he delivered his first State of the State address since the unrest that erupted over the fatal police shooting of a black 18- year-old in Ferguson. "The legacy of Ferguson will be determined by what we do next to foster healing and hope and the changes we make to strengthen...

  • Pinnacle Financial meets 4Q profit forecasts Tuesday, 20 Jan 2015 | 5:48 PM ET

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. _ Pinnacle Financial Partners Inc. on Tuesday reported fourth-quarter net income of $18.7 million. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was also for earnings of 53 cents per share. Pinnacle Financial shares have decreased 9 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • PITTSBURGH— Ralph Martin, the chief executive of the company that publishes the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, has resigned to become CEO of Civitas Media. Besides the Tribune-Review, the company publishes six other dailies and more than 20 weekly newspapers across western Pennsylvania. Martin said he considered making a change following the death July 4 of...