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  • JACKSON, Miss.— A Chicago bankruptcy judge has blessed plans to dismantle the former casino at the shuttered Harrah's complex in Mississippi's Tunica County. It's one facet of a massive bankruptcy case involving Caesars Entertainment Corp. and its attempt to restructure or shed almost $20 billion in debt. The board collects $3.65 million yearly from a port...

  • VW chairman quits, but questions over future remain Monday, 27 Apr 2015 | 12:05 PM ET

    FRANKFURT, Germany— Volkswagen's patriarch has left the building. Ferdinand Piech shaped the company's destiny for more than 25 years. Piech had criticized CEO Martin Winterkorn in an interview with Germany's Der Spiegel magazine, saying he was "at a distance" from him.

  • Electrolux Q1 profit falls less than expected Friday, 24 Apr 2015 | 3:32 AM ET

    Home appliances maker Electrolux reported a smaller-than-expected fall in first-quarter earnings on Friday.

  • Avenue Financial posts 1Q profit Thursday, 23 Apr 2015 | 6:27 PM ET

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. _ Avenue Financial Holdings Inc. on Thursday reported net income of $1.5 million in its first quarter. The holding company for Avenue Bank posted revenue of $8.8 million in the period. Keywords: Avenue Financial Holdings, Earnings Report.

  • Healthways reports 1Q loss Thursday, 23 Apr 2015 | 4:57 PM ET

    FRANKLIN, Tenn. _ Healthways Inc. on Thursday reported a loss of $2.9 million in its first quarter. Healthways expects full-year earnings in the range of 35 cents to 47 cents per share. Healthways shares have declined almost 2 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • COLUMBUS, Ohio— Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams is recalling all its products from retailers and closing ice cream shops in six states over concerns about possible listeria contamination. Columbus, Ohio- based Jeni's says contamination was found in a random sample by the Nebraska Department of Agriculture. Others are listed in Atlanta; Chicago; Charleston, South...

  • RALEIGH, N.C.— A federal judge ruled this week that boats could not navigate North Carolina's second-largest river system at the time of American independence, a decision that helps Alcoa Inc. as it tries to prove it owns the riverbed on which some valuable hydroelectric dams were built. Judge Terrence W. Boyle said late Wednesday that the 40- mile section of the...

  • Tractor Supply beats Street 1Q forecasts Wednesday, 22 Apr 2015 | 4:09 PM ET

    BRENTWOOD, Tenn. _ Tractor Supply Co. on Wednesday reported first-quarter profit of $58 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 15 percent since the beginning of the year, while the Standard& Poor's 500 index has risen slightly...

  • VA pledges broad review of claims processing Wednesday, 22 Apr 2015 | 3:12 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— The Department of Veterans Affairs said Wednesday it has launched a top-down review of its handling of disability claims and pledged to punish those who falsify data as pressure mounted on Capitol Hill for personnel changes amid mismanagement investigations in Philadelphia and other VA facilities. Separately, the office of the VA inspector...

  • San Fran housing rent up a sizzling 14.8 pct. in 12 months Wednesday, 22 Apr 2015 | 12:02 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— Almost no one is moving to San Francisco to save money. But average home rent has jumped nearly 15 percent in the past year— to $3,129 last month— according to real estate data firm Zillow. Over the 12 months that ended in March, rents nationally climbed a seasonally adjusted average of 3.7 percent nationally, Zillow reported Wednesday.

  • BRUNSWICK, Maine, April 21- Maine Governor Paul LePage on Tuesday proposed amending the state's constitution to eliminate the income tax, telling lawmakers the strategy was the best way to make the tax cut he desires permanent. The proposal, opposed by Democrats who control the state House of Representatives, would insert language in the state's 195- year old...

  • Forward Air misses 1Q profit forecasts Tuesday, 21 Apr 2015 | 4:27 PM ET

    GREENEVILLE, Tenn. _ Forward Air Corp. on Tuesday reported first-quarter net income of $4.8 million. The average estimate of nine analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 41 cents per share. Forward Air shares have risen 2 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • Nissan launches production of redesigned Maxima sedan Tuesday, 21 Apr 2015 | 12:53 PM ET

    SMYRNA, Tenn.— Nissan on Tuesday launched the production of a redesigned version of its Maxima that the Japanese automaker hopes will revive struggling sales for its flagship sedan. At a ceremony at Nissan's sprawling plant in suburban Nashville, company officials emphasized more aggressive exterior and interior design, sportier handling and a 300...

  • HOUSTON— A massive recall has brought more attention and put more pressure on a century-old Texas ice cream company that has been searching to discover how its products became linked to a deadly string of listeria cases. Texas- based Blue Bell Creameries said Tuesday, a day after recalling all its products, that it is getting closer to pinpointing the cause of the...

  • DETROIT— Mexico has become the most attractive place in North America to build new automobile factories, a shift that has siphoned jobs from the U.S. and Canada, yet helped keep car and truck prices in check for consumers. In the past two years, eight automakers have opened or announced new plants or expansions in Mexico. A worker in Mexico costs car companies an...

  • Schumer: School yogurt program expanding nationally Tuesday, 21 Apr 2015 | 9:41 AM ET

    The federal Department of Agriculture pilot program began in 2013 with New York, Tennessee, Idaho and Arizona, adding eight more states last year. Schumer says that starting this fall, the department is officially adding Greek yogurt as an option to the USDA foods list for school meals in every state. According to the New York Democrat's office, two New York...

  • Astec Industries tops Street 1Q forecasts Tuesday, 21 Apr 2015 | 7:24 AM ET

    CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. _ Astec Industries Inc. on Tuesday reported first-quarter earnings of $15.1 million. The average estimate of seven analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 57 cents per share. Astec Industries shares have risen 5.5 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • Little Rock approves anti-discrimination protections Tuesday, 21 Apr 2015 | 1:23 AM ET

    LITTLE ROCK, Ark.— After the state faced widespread backlash over measures critics cast as anti-gay, several Arkansas cities worried about the economic fallout are challenging the new laws by expanding their anti-discrimination protections. Arkansas earlier this year also became the second state after Tennessee to bar local governments from expanding...

  • Blue Bell Creameries pulls all of its products Monday, 20 Apr 2015 | 11:11 PM ET
    Texas-based Blue Bell Creameries issued a voluntary recall Monday, April 20, 2015, for all of its products on the market after two samples of chocolate chip cookie dough ice cream tested positive for listeriosis.

    Texas-based Blue Bell Creameries voluntary recalls all its products after two samples tested positive for listeriosis.

  • Blue Bell Creameries issues recall of all products Monday, 20 Apr 2015 | 10:22 PM ET

    BRENHAM, Texas— Texas- based Blue Bell Creameries issued a voluntary recall Monday night for all of its products on the market after two samples of chocolate chip cookie dough ice cream tested positive for listeria, a potentially deadly bacteria. Five others in Kansas and Texas were sickened with listeriosis, which can cause fever, muscle aches,...