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  • Health care enrollments by state Tuesday, 2 Jun 2015 | 5:02 PM ET

    Source: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

  • The ad features Jesse Ehrenfeld, a Nashville doctor and Navy reservist who recently returned from Afghanistan. Tennessee is one of four states whose ban on same-sex marriage is currently before the U.S. Supreme Court. Solomon said other television stations in Chattanooga, Nashville and Memphis are running it.

  • Michael Burgess, R- Texas, said at a subcommittee hearing to question federal regulators and officials from Takata Corp., the Japanese company that makes the air bags. Takata agreed last month to expand recalls of driver and passenger air bags from around 16 million to 33.8 million under pressure from regulators. Another concern: After years of testing by Takata,...

  • GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn.— Dollar General's fiscal first-quarter profit topped Wall Street's expectations, and a key sales measurement rose thanks to better traffic and shoppers spending more per transaction. The average estimate of 12 analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 82 cents per share. Dollar General's revenue increased to...

  • NEW YORK, June 1- Medicare, the government-run health insurance program for elderly and disabled Americans, paid physicians $90 billion in 2013, up 17 percent from $77 billion in 2012, U.S. healthcare officials reported on Monday. Physician payments accounted for less than one-fifth of Medicare's 2013 net outlays of $492 billion, which rose from $466 billion...

  • CHATTANOOGA, Tenn.— The head of a rival group to the United Auto Workers at the Volkswagen plant in Tennessee says his group doesn't share close links to another outfit that worked against a union election at the factory last year. The American Council of Employees was formed after the UAW narrowly lost that vote. A group called Southern Momentum organized...

  • Genesco misses Street 1Q forecasts Friday, 29 May 2015 | 7:51 AM ET

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. _ Genesco Inc. on Friday reported fiscal first-quarter net income of $9.9 million. Genesco expects full-year earnings in the range of $4.70 to $4.80 per share. Genesco shares have fallen 12 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • Nothing was said about running a loan program for Atlantic City. But as Drummon negotiated with Thigpen to purchase the Tennessee Business and Industrial Development Corp., Drummon was working with former Atlantic City Mayor Lorenzo Langford to get $3 million from the city to launch a community loan program. Atlantic City is suing to get the $3 million back,...

  • Bolan, because it ends the SEC case against him while permitting him to go back to work immediately, "he said. The settlement was reached on the eve of a trial before an SEC administrative law judge over charges the SEC first leveled against Bolan and Ruggieri in September. The SEC had alleged that Ruggieri, who worked at Wells Fargo in New York, in 2010 and 2011 traded...

  • NASHVILLE, Tenn.— Discount retailer Dollar General has named a new chief executive officer. He was promoted to chief operations officer in 2013. Before joining Dollar General, Vasos served in executive positions with Longs Drug Stores Corp.. Dollar General plans to open 730 stores this year as it expands its footprint into Maine, Oregon and Rhode Island.

  • Atlantic City sues over failed community loan program Thursday, 28 May 2015 | 9:53 AM ET

    Atlantic City is suing to get back $3 million it gave to the company that has failed to run the Community Loan Program, launched in 2013 by Lorenzo Langford, the mayor at the time. The company used most of the city money to buy a finance firm in Tennessee that has since had management of more than $6.6 million in government-backed loans taken away by the Small...

  • Fred's tops 1Q profit forecasts Thursday, 28 May 2015 | 7:58 AM ET

    MEMPHIS, Tenn. _ Fred's Inc. on Thursday reported a fiscal first-quarter loss of $29,000, after reporting a profit in the same period a year earlier. The average estimate of five analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for a loss of 2 cents per share. Three analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $510.1 million.

  • UAW rival at VW represented by 'union avoidance' expert Wednesday, 27 May 2015 | 5:10 PM ET

    NASHVILLE, Tenn.— The rival group to the United Auto Workers union at the Volkswagen plant in Tennessee brands itself as local, independent and free of outside influence or political agenda. But the American Council of Employees won't divulge how it is funded, and the lawyer who recently filed the group's overdue disclosures with the U.S. Department of Labor...

  • U.S. state April income tax revenue returns to growth Wednesday, 27 May 2015 | 3:35 PM ET

    May 27- U.S. state personal income taxes rebounded in the key revenue month of April, partly due to 2014' s strong stock market, after dropping a year ago, but collections have not fully stabilized since big increases in 2013.. Brian Sigritz, director of state fiscal studies at the National Association of State Budget Officers, said income tax revenue, boosted in part...

  • MIAMI— Since eight hurricanes whipped through Florida during back-to-back seasons a decade ago, causing $33 billion in insurance claims, the state's coastal communities have added an additional 1.5 million people and almost a half-million new houses, an Associated Press analysis shows. The improvement derives from Florida's statewide building code,...

  • BISMARCK, N.D.— An autopsy will determine whether a man had drugs or alcohol in his system when he fatally shot one worker and injured a second before killing himself at a North Dakota Wal-Mart store, police said Wednesday. Police said the shooting at the store in Grand Forks a few minutes after 1 a.m. Tuesday may have been random. Police on Wednesday identified the...

  • NEW YORK— Amazon is hiring 6,000 full-time workers to staff up across its more than 50 distribution centers in the U.S. Its $99 annual Prime membership service comes with free two-day delivery on many items. The Seattle- based company employed about 154,100 full-time and part-time workers in total at the end of 2014..

  • AutoZone beats 3Q profit forecasts Tuesday, 26 May 2015 | 7:10 AM ET

    MEMPHIS, Tenn. _ AutoZone Inc. on Tuesday reported fiscal third-quarter net income of $309.1 million. The average estimate of 15 analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of $9.50 per share. AutoZone shares have risen 11 percent since the beginning of the year, while the Standard& Poor's 500 index has climbed slightly more than 3 percent.

  • Police: US airman shoots Wal-Mart workers, kills self Tuesday, 26 May 2015 | 7:08 AM ET

    The father and girlfriend of a U.S. Air Force airman accused of a deadly shooting at a Wal-Mart Supercenter in North Dakota early Tuesday are saying little about the man. Grand Forks police say 21- year-old Marcell Willis walked into the store and opened fire with a handgun, killing one worker and injuring a second before shooting himself. A U.S. airman walked into...

  • ORANGE BEACH, Ala.— With the Memorial Day holiday just around the corner, fallout from the oil spill that left Gulf Coast beaches smeared with gooey tar balls and scared away visitors in 2010 is being credited, oddly, with something no one imagined back then: An increase in tourism in the region. Questions remain about the long-term environmental impacts of the BP...