GO
Loading...

Tennessee

More

  • The share of people in each state who reported taking out a payday loan in the past five years, which ranged from 1 percent to 13 percent, according to a 2012 survey by Pew Charitable Trusts. Because the Pew survey was only conducted in the continental U.S., the figures do not include Alaska or Hawaii. In cases where states had too few survey respondents, the percentage...

  • TREASURIES-Prices jump on U.S. GDP growth wobble Friday, 30 Jan 2015 | 3:34 PM ET

    *Long bond, 10- year yields touch record lows. NEW YORK, Jan 30- U.S. That would be the long bond's best total return performance since September 2011, according to Bank of America Merrill Lynch data.

  • Charles Schumer is asking International Paper to separate two old landfills at a former upstate New York plant from the rest of the property in an effort to make the site more attractive to potential buyers. The Post-Star of Glens Falls reports that Schumer has written to IP's CEO, urging the company to agree to sell the property without the buyer having to take...

  • Eastman Chemical beats Street 4Q forecasts Thursday, 29 Jan 2015 | 5:27 PM ET

    KINGSPORT, Tenn. _ Eastman Chemical Co. on Thursday reported fourth-quarter net income of $16 million. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of $1.54 per share. Eastman Chemical shares have dropped 9.5 percent since the beginning of the year, while the Standard& Poor's 500 index has dropped nearly 2 percent.

  • WASHINGTON— Key U.S. senators said they want more oversight of the Overseas Private Investment Corporation, the federal government's development finance agency that was the subject of an Associated Press investigation earlier this week into a failed $217 million energy project in western Africa marked by insider connections and questionable due...

  • Senate panel approves Iran sanctions bill Thursday, 29 Jan 2015 | 11:18 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— A bill that would levy tough new sanctions on Iran if it fails to sign an agreement to curb its nuclear program cleared a Senate committee on Thursday. Republican and Democratic members of the Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee voted 18-4 to pass the bill aimed at ramping up economic pressure on Iran starting in July if it doesn't ink...

  • Jan 29- Dow Chemical Co's adjusted profit handily beat analysts' estimate as margins in its agricultural sciences business soared, helped largely by new crop protection products. The company plans to raise $7.5 billion to $8 billion from asset sales by mid-2016. Net income available for the company's shareholders fell 24 percent to $734 million, or 63 cents per...

  • Dow Chemical's profit falls 24 pct Thursday, 29 Jan 2015 | 7:20 AM ET

    Jan 29- Dow Chemical Co's quarterly profit fell 24 percent, hurt by a $500 million loss related to abandonment of a plant in Tennessee by a joint venture and other charges. Net income available for the company's shareholders fell to $734 million, or 63 cents per share, in the fourth quarter ended Dec. 31, from $963 million, or 79 cents per share, a year earlier.

  • 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.