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WASHINGTON, Dec 10- A bipartisan budget deal announced in the U.S. Congress on Tuesday, while modest in its spending cuts, would end nearly three years of partisan stand-offs between Democrats and Republicans that culminated in October with a partial government shutdown.
NASHVILLE, Tenn.-- Tennessee's general fund tax collections fell $22 million short of projections in November, the fourth month of the state's budget year. However, Finance Commissioner Larry Martin said Tuesday that total revenues for the month were $799 million, which is about 4 percent above the same month last year.
Dec 10- AutoZone Inc, the largest U.S. auto parts retailer, reported a better-than-expected quarterly profit as it focuses on its fast-growing business that sells to auto repair chains to offset weakness in its main do-it-yourself market.
*Earnings $6.29/ share vs est $6.28. Dec 10- AutoZone Inc, the largest U.S. auto parts retailer, reported a better-than-expected quarterly profit as cold weather and delayed repairs drove demand for vehicle parts.
MEMPHIS, Tenn.-- NEWS: AutoZone's first-quarter net income rose 7 percent as the retailer added stores. NUMBERS: AutoZone earned $218.1 million, or $6.29 per share, up from $203.5 million, or $5.41 per share, in the same quarter the year before. STOCK: AutoZone shares rose $8.40, or 2 percent, to $468 in premarket trading.
Dec 10- AutoZone Inc, the largest U.S. auto parts retailer, reported a better-than-expected 7 percent rise in quarterly profit as demand for repairs improves. AutoZone's performance has been weaker than some of its rivals due to its larger exposure to the do-it-yourself market, which has not recovered as fast as commercial repair.
As much as 5 inches of snow were forecast for Monday night into Tuesday for an area stretching from Virginia into New York, the National Weather Service said. "I don't think things are going to warm up anytime soon," said Bruce Sullivan, National Weather Service meteorologist.
Northern Maryland received 7 to 10 inches of snow over the weekend, while central and eastern Pennsylvania got 4 to 10 inches, and parts of New York received up to 10 inches through Monday morning, according to the weather service.
They want the EPA to force nine states- Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, North Carolina, Ohio, Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia- to regulate the emissions that cross into their borders through prevailing winds and contribute to higher ozone levels to the north and east of the upwind states.
Dec 9- A massive winter storm that drove parts of the southern United States into a deep freeze over the weekend kept a tight grip on the region on Monday while bitter temperatures, snow and ice spread through the East Coast.
They want the EPA to force nine "upwind" states- Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, North Carolina, Ohio, Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia- to regulate the emissions that cross into their borders through prevailing winds and contribute raising ozone levels to the north and east of them.
NEW YORK, Dec 9- U.S. The Fed will buy between $1.25 billion and $1.75 billion in bonds due between 2036 and 2043 as well as $2.75 billion and $3.50 billion in notes due 2021-2023 on Monday as part of its ongoing purchases.
Marching north, it was expected to pummel the East Coast with snow, sleet, and freezing rain from Baltimore to north of Portland, Maine, according to the National Weather Service. The Delaware Memorial Bridge, which links Delaware with New Jersey, was closed briefly "due to ice and multiple accidents," according to the bridge's official Twitter account.
The storm was moving up the East Coast, with snow, sleet, and freezing rain expected from Baltimore, Maryland, to north of Boston, according to the National Weather Service. The system was expected to reach Philadelphia and New York City by Sunday afternoon and linger over the area through Monday morning's rush hour commute.
NEWS: Flat sales and added expenses helped drive fiscal third-quarter earnings down 34 percent at Genesco Inc. The specialty retailer said a slow start to the fourth quarter prompted it to lower its forecast for the year. DETAILS: The Nashville, Tenn., company said Friday that revenue in the quarter that ended Nov. 2 grew less than 1 percent.
BIRMINGHAM, Ala.-- Alabama is getting the largest share of $255 million in federal funding to connect more homes and businesses to broadband internet service. The Federal Communications Commission says it's authorizing $27.8 million to provide access to almost 38,000 homes and businesses in rural Alabama.
*Winterkill worries in Kansas, Nebraska. A bigger issue will be the ice cover from northeast Texas into the Delta, "said Don Keeney, a meteorologist for MDA Weather Services.
WASHINGTON-- All 50 states and the District of Columbia have more lax financial disclosure rules for their high court justices than the disclosure requirements for federal judges, according to an analysis from a watchdog group.
LONDON, Dec 4- Supporters of renewables often imply the clean-energy revolution is close to phasing out fossil fuels for electricity generation in the United States, especially polluting coal-fired power plants.
The electric car maker said late Monday that German regulators notified the company that they were closing their investigation into post-crash fires in Washington, Tennessee and Mexico and would take no further action. Shares of Tesla Motors Inc. jumped $17.51, or 14 percent, to $141.58 in afternoon trading.