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*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.
The electric car maker said late Monday that it was notified by German regulators that they were closing their investigation into the post-crash fires in Washington, Tennessee and Mexico and would take no further action. Shares of Tesla Motors Inc. rose $7.83, or 6.3 percent, to $132 in premarket trading about an hour before the market opening.
HONOLULU-- Retired professors Rod Powell and Bob Eddinger have been partners in life since they met at the University of Hawaii in 1977. On Monday, they joined in marriage on the first day their home state allowed same-sex couples to form such unions. Instead, they took Carolyn Golojuch, a gay rights activist who performed the marriage, and her husband out to lunch.
DETROIT, Dec 2- The United Auto Workers union is considering hiking membership dues by 25 percent, the first increase since 1967, as it faces dwindling membership and rising costs, a top UAW official and several union sources said.
DETROIT, Dec 2- Electric-car maker Tesla Motors Inc said Monday that Germany's vehicle regulatory agency will pursue "no further measures" after concluding a review of recent Tesla Model S fires in the United States and Mexico. Germany's Kraftfahrt-Bundesamt, or Federal Motor Transport Authority, was not immediately available for comment.
Valero Energy Partners makes money by charging for transporting crude oil and refined petroleum products. The units in the IPO represent a 25.5 percent limited partner interest in Valero Energy Partners. The underwriters are expected to be given a 30- day option to buy up to an additional 2.3 million units from Valero Energy Partners.
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn.-- German automaker has begun construction at its Chattanooga, Tenn. plant for an extension of its assembly parts shop warehouse. Volkswagen says the expansion is entirely aimed at production of the Passat sedan, which the plant produces for markets in the United States, Canada, Mexico, South Korea and Middle Eastern countries.
JACKSON, Miss.-- A Tennessee furniture maker is opening two plants in northeast Mississippi, hiring 250.. Jackson Furniture, based in Cleveland, Tenn., announced Monday that it will add a plant in Myrtle to one it opened in Mantachie in September, investing $2 million overall.
The company topped both profit and revenue expectations of Wall Street, but shares still slid 5 percent before the opening bell, possibly because some believe its outlook was modest given the big quarter. NUMBERS: For the period ended Nov. 1, Cracker Barrel Old Country Store Inc. earned $27.2 million, or $1.14 per share.
DETROIT, Nov 25- Volkswagen AG officials in Germany and the United States are performing a delicate dance with VW's influential German union as they wrestle with the possible representation of workers at the company's plant in Tennessee.
Wider efforts to rebuild America's deeply depressed cities can't succeed until public safety is restored.
NASHVILLE, Tenn.-- Tennessee health officials have confirmed that a strain of E. coli that sickened nine children has been matched to animal waste collected at a dairy farm that sells raw milk. Health officials inspected McBee Dairy Farm and did laboratory analysis and interviews with close to 90 households that purchased milk from the farm near Knoxville.
*Yellen nomination clears Senate banking panel on 14-8 vote. Full Senate expected to confirm Yellen in post in December. WASHINGTON, Nov 21- Federal Reserve Vice Chair Janet Yellen moved closer on Thursday to becoming the first woman to lead the U.S. central bank after a Senate committee approved her nomination and sent it to the full Senate for a final vote.
WASHINGTON, Nov 21- The U.S. Senate Banking Committee on Thursday approved Janet Yellen's nomination to become the first woman to lead the Federal Reserve, sending it to the full Senate for a final vote.
Even struggling metros are having success in attracting investment. In the process, they are creating a virtuous cycle of creativity.
*Weekly jobless claims fall 21,000. WASHINGTON, Nov 21- The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits fell more than expected last week, suggesting some strengthening of labor market conditions. Initial claims for state unemployment benefits dropped 21,000 to a seasonally adjusted 323,000, the Labor Department said.
Aiming to generate growth and jobs, small- and mid-sized companies in more metro areas are making bigger bets on the global economy.