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  • EPA expected to treat coal ash waste like garbage Friday, 19 Dec 2014 | 3:08 AM ET

    The Obama administration is under court order to unveil the rule Friday, ending a six-year effort that began after a massive spill at a Tennessee power plant in 2008. Since then, the Environmental Protection Agency has documented coal ash waste sites tainting hundreds of waterways and underground aquifers in numerous states with heavy metals and other...

  • UPDATE 3-FedEx profit misses expectations; stock down Wednesday, 17 Dec 2014 | 10:18 AM ET

    CHICAGO, Dec 17- FedEx Corp on Wednesday posted lower-than-expected quarterly earnings as results at its FedEx Ground and FedEx Freight units missed estimates, and it reiterated an outlook analysts consider conservative, sending its stock down nearly 5 percent. Both FedEx and main rival United Parcel Service Inc are in the final days of their peak holiday...

  • CHICAGO, Dec 17- Increased U.S. domestic and international volumes sparked higher quarterly profit at FedEx Corp, the package delivery company said on Wednesday, but quarterly earnings and its full-year outlook fell short of expectations. Both FedEx and main rival United Parcel Service Inc are in the final days of their holiday peak season, which has boomed...

  • CHICAGO, Dec 17- Package delivery company FedEx Corp reported lower-than-expected quarterly profit on Wednesday as U.S. domestic package and international export volumes rose, and reaffirmed its full-year profit outlook. Both FedEx and main rival United Parcel Service Inc are in the final days of their holiday peak season, which has boomed over the past...

  • CHICAGO, Dec 17- Package delivery company FedEx Corp reported a 23 percent jump in quarterly profits on Wednesday driven by higher U.S. domestic package and international export volumes, but fell short of analyst expectations. The Memphis- based company reported net income of $616 million for the quarter ending Nov. 30, compared with $500 million a year earlier.

  • FedEx misses Street 2Q forecasts, but profit jumps 23 pct Wednesday, 17 Dec 2014 | 7:39 AM ET

    FedEx's second-quarter earnings soared 23 percent, but the package delivery company missed Wall Street forecasts due partially to a lower-than-expected benefit from falling fuel prices. FedEx also said Wednesday that a jump in plane maintenance blunted gains the company reaped from managing costs, lowering its pension expense and growing its export...

  • Temporary tax breaks _ which ones affect you? Tuesday, 16 Dec 2014 | 8:23 PM ET

    Congress gave final approval Tuesday to a bill extending more than 50 expired tax breaks through the end of 2014. They include:. —A tax credit for the production of wind, solar and other renewable energy. Nine states have no tax on wages: Alaska, Florida, Nevada, New Hampshire, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Washington and Wyoming.

  • Robin Williams tops 2014 list of Google searches Tuesday, 16 Dec 2014 | 3:00 AM ET

    SAN FRANCISCO— Robin Williams' suicide seared into the world's collective mindset more than anything else this year, based on what people were searching for on Google. Other topics of worldwide intrigue on Google included the addictive smartphone game "Flappy Bird," bearded drag queen Conchita Wurst, the Middle East extremist group ISIS, the hit Disney movie "...

  • DETROIT, Dec 15- The president of the United Auto Workers union on Monday called the National Labor Relations Board's recent decisions to allow employees to use company email to organize and unions to hold faster elections to represent workers "the right thing to do." "It made all the sense in the world," Dennis Williams told reporters at the union's headquarters in...

  • US Congress readies new sanctions on Russia Saturday, 13 Dec 2014 | 3:14 AM ET
    Vladimir Putin

    U.S. lawmakers were expected on Friday to approve new sanctions on Russian weapons companies and investors in the country's high-tech oil projects.

  • U.S. Congress readies new sanctions on Russia Friday, 12 Dec 2014 | 4:45 PM ET

    WASHINGTON, Dec 12- U.S. lawmakers were expected on Friday to approve new sanctions on Russian weapons companies and investors in the country's high-tech oil projects, putting more U.S. pressure on President Vladimir Putin for interference in eastern Ukraine. The bill, which will be sent to Obama to sign, requires him to apply sanctions on Russian state-owned...

  • NLRB issues rule to speed up union organizing Friday, 12 Dec 2014 | 10:36 AM ET

    AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka said the NLRB's "modest but important reforms" will help reduce delays and make it easier for workers to vote on forming a union. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce said the new rule will "hamstring employers facing organizing drives and give unions the upper hand." And the Retail Industry Leaders Association called it flawed and...

  • Spending bill cleaves Pelosi from Obama and Senate Friday, 12 Dec 2014 | 3:24 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— Democratic House leader Nancy Pelosi was the odd person out when the Democratic-led Senate and the Democratic president joined most House Republicans in backing a $1.1 trillion spending bill she opposed. She said she was "enormously disappointed" the White House backed it. Less than three hours before the government was to run out of money, Pelosi...

  • *Treasury sells $13 bln 30- yr bonds to strong demand. NEW YORK, Dec 11- Long bonds rallied and the yield curve was the flattest in six years on Thursday after the government auction for 30- year bonds saw strong demand, selling at the lowest yields since 2012. A reach for yield has pushed investors to seek out longer-dated U.S. debt, with few alternatives for...

  • NEW YORK, Dec 11- Intermediate-dated U.S. The Commerce Department said retail sales, excluding automobiles, gasoline, building materials and food services, increased 0.6 percent last month after an unrevised 0.5 percent rise in October. "It's the last piece of reliable data in front of the Fed," said Jim Vogel, an interest rate strategist at FTN Financial in Memphis,...

  • Renasant of Miss. buying Ga. bank in $258M deal Wednesday, 10 Dec 2014 | 6:45 PM ET

    JACKSON, Miss.— Mississippi- based regional bank Renasant Corp. said Wednesday that it will acquire Georgia- based Heritage Financial Group, the parent of HeritageBank of the South for $258 million in stock. The merger will move Renasant, based in Tupelo, into southern Georgia and northern Florida for the first time and slightly bolster the bank's position in the...

  • UPDATE 3-McDonald's to pare U.S. menus, ingredient lists Wednesday, 10 Dec 2014 | 2:49 PM ET

    Dec 10- McDonald's Corp said on Wednesday it plans to cut the number of items on its U.S. menus and use fewer ingredients in food as it moves to speed up service, bolster sales and offer consumers personalized options to compete better with Subway and Chipotle Mexican Grill. The company is testing its slimmed-down menus in six markets, including Bakersfield,...

  • Dec 10- McDonald's Corp in January will cut eight food items and reduce the number of so-called Extra Value Meals on its U.S. menus in a bid to speed up service and bolster sales, Mike Andres, the company's U.S. president, said on Wednesday. The company is testing its slimmed-down menus in six markets, including Bakersfield, California, and Knoxville, Tennessee, a...

  • LePage seeks to prevent dismantling of Maine mill Wednesday, 10 Dec 2014 | 12:10 PM ET

    Paul LePage's administration said Wednesday that he's concerned about the proposed sale of a Maine paper mill to a Canadian scrap metal recycler and is weighing state actions to ensure the mill remains intact. Verso Paper Corp. has reached a deal to sell its Bucksport mill to a subsidiary of Montreal- based American Iron and Metal for $60 million.

  • Miller Energy reports 2Q loss Wednesday, 10 Dec 2014 | 9:05 AM ET

    KNOXVILLE, Tenn. _ Miller Energy Resources Inc. on Wednesday reported a loss of $167.9 million in its fiscal second quarter. On a per-share basis, the Knoxville, Tennessee- based company said it had a loss of $3.71. This story was generated by Automated Insights using data from Zacks Investment Research.