GO
Loading...

Tennessee

More

  • Holiday travelers greeted by cheap gas, storms Wednesday, 26 Nov 2014 | 11:49 AM ET

    The 23- year-old Georgia man had a car full of passengers when he pulled over Wednesday to fill up his tank in Atlanta. He hoped to make it to Chattanooga, Tennessee, within a few hours to see his 9- year-old goddaughter, who is being treated at the Ronald McDonald House. One traffic jam aside, the low gas prices made the cost a bit easier, he said, though he laughed about...

  • VW policy for US plant sets off labor scramble Tuesday, 25 Nov 2014 | 11:59 AM ET

    CHATTANOOGA, Tenn.— In rival camps located about a mile apart, both supporters and opponents of the United Auto Workers' efforts to unionize their first foreign auto plant in the South say a new labor policy at the Volkswagen factory is going to help them. The new policy, known as "Community Organization Engagement," establishes formal rules for labor groups at the...

  • Cracker Barrel beats 1Q profit forecasts Tuesday, 25 Nov 2014 | 8:06 AM ET

    LEBANON, Tenn. _ Cracker Barrel Old Country Store Inc. on Tuesday reported net income of $34 million in its fiscal first quarter. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of $1.29 per share. This story was generated by Automated Insights using data from Zacks Investment Research.

  • Fred's misses 3Q profit forecasts Tuesday, 25 Nov 2014 | 8:04 AM ET

    MEMPHIS, Tenn. _ Fred's Inc. on Tuesday reported a fiscal third-quarter loss of $10.4 million. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for a loss of 13 cents per share. Analysts expected $468.6 million, according to Zacks.

  • Artists weigh in on music streaming services Monday, 24 Nov 2014 | 12:47 PM ET

    NASHVILLE, Tennessee— While music fans largely embrace free streaming music services such as Spotify, musicians and artists from pop to country have expressed reservations about the impact on the financial and creative value of music. "I think if you're a listener, if you're a fan and Spotify is there, of course you're going to use it and should use it but it doesn't...

  • NASHVILLE, Tenn.— From board rooms in Japan to songwriter's rooms in Nashville, a debate is brewing in music industry circles about the financial and creative value of streaming music, even as its popularity and impact skyrocket. At a recent investor meeting in Tokyo, Sony Music Chief Financial Officer Kevin Kelleher said a lot of conversation had been happening...

  • *Oil regains some lost ground ahead of OPEC meeting. NEW YORK, Nov 24- U.S. stocks opened higher on Monday, extending a global equity rally in Asia and Europe fueled by merger activity and signals that central banks were willing to step further into the economic breach to support growth and inflation. European Central Bank President Mario Draghi also looked to be...

  • *RenaissanceRe to buy Platinum for $1.9 bln. NEW YORK, Nov 24- U.S. stocks rose on Monday, with major indexes hitting fresh records on the back of multiple merger deals and hopes that China will take further accommodative monetary policy action. "The carry-over effect from China, taken with the fact that the U.S. is pretty healthy, and you have a market with a bias to...

  • Kirkland's tops Street 3Q forecasts Thursday, 20 Nov 2014 | 6:57 AM ET

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. _ Kirkland's Inc. on Thursday reported net income of $1.3 million in its fiscal third quarter. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 3 cents per share. Analysts expected $114.4 million, according to Zacks.

  • 'Booze Traveler' host explores how world drinks Thursday, 20 Nov 2014 | 12:53 AM ET

    BOSTON— Jack Maxwell drinks for a living. In a telephone interview with The Associated Press, the Los Angeles- based actor said his early years in the neighborhood known as Southie— where convicted gangster James "Whitey" Bulger once reigned— showed him what cocktails can teach about a culture. Part travelogue, part drinking diary, "Booze Traveler" takes viewers with...

  • Animal rights group releases slaughterhouse video Wednesday, 19 Nov 2014 | 3:36 PM ET

    NASHVILLE, Tenn.— A year after Tennessee Gov. A call to Park Ridge, Illinois- based Koch Foods was not immediately returned. The bill was introduced after the Humane Society in 2011 secretly filmed video inside a Tennessee walking horse training stable.

  • Family Dollar delays special shareholders meeting Wednesday, 19 Nov 2014 | 10:57 AM ET

    MATTHEWS, N.C.— Family Dollar is delaying a special meeting at which shareholders were to vote on its $8.5 billion acquisition by Dollar Tree as regulators determine how many stores might need to be divested for antitrust reasons. Dollar General said in a separate statement that is still committed to acquiring Family Dollar and that it is in talks with the FTC...

  • TREASURIES-Yields rise as markets brace for Fed minutes Wednesday, 19 Nov 2014 | 10:25 AM ET

    NEW YORK, Nov 19- U.S. Treasuries were also pressured by the expected new issuance of Alibaba Group Holding's $8 billion corporate bond deal, traders said. Asset managers are selling Treasuries to make way for the Alibaba deal.

  • NRC chair: Work needed to finish Fukushima changes Tuesday, 18 Nov 2014 | 3:16 PM ET

    ATLANTA— The outgoing chair of the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission said Tuesday the industry must finish making the safety changes required after a nuclear disaster in Japan, and it faces unresolved questions over how to store nuclear waste as existing plants close. Allison Macfarlane became the agency's leader in July 2012 after the stormy tenure of...

  • TV 'Millionaire' sentenced in extortion case Tuesday, 18 Nov 2014 | 7:05 AM ET

    KNOXVILLE, Tenn.— A Tennessee man who appeared as "the Beverly Hillbilly" on television's "The Millionaire Matchmaker" has been sentenced to three months in prison for trying to extort $2.5 million from a nuclear weapons plant. Prosecutors say Adam Winters in May emailed Babcock and Wilcox, the contractor operating the Y-12 National Security Complex in Oak Ridge.

  • Miss. could be site for $1.2 billion aluminum mill Monday, 17 Nov 2014 | 7:22 PM ET

    JACKSON, Miss.— Mississippi appears to be the favored location for a proposed $1.2 billion aluminum mill that would hire 650 or more workers to supply aluminum for auto bodies. The company won't say what locations it's considering, but has filed for environmental permits at a site near Golden Triangle Regional Airport, just west of Columbus in Lowndes County.

  • ATLANTA, Nov 17- United Parcel Service Inc's chief executive officer said on Monday the company's closer collaboration with major retailers should bring a smooth holiday season, but he said UPS would charge customers more or even refuse packages if last-minute sales by a major customer threaten the company's system. FedEx Corp, the main rival of UPS, is also...

  • WASHINGTON, Nov 17- The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to hear Dean Foods Co's appeal over claims the business conspired to restrict competition for bottled milk in the southeastern United States, forcing the company to face an antitrust suit over the matter. The high court's refusal to intervene means a January ruling by the Cincinnati- based U.S. 6th...

  • NEW YORK, Nov 16- Almost every year for more than a decade, tour group operator Carson Zhang guided a delegation of about two dozen Chinese government officials from Guangdong province's Forestry Administration for a two-week trip through the national parks of California, Tennessee, and Georgia. Along with presentations about forest fires and trail...

  • Companies accuse Haslam of directing Pilot fraud Saturday, 15 Nov 2014 | 6:00 PM ET

    KNOXVILLE, Tenn.— Two trucking companies are accusing Cleveland Browns owner Jimmy Haslam of directly orchestrating a scheme to cheat customers out of promised rebates and discounts, according to recent court filings. The accusations against him came in a bill of particulars filed Friday in federal court by National Retail Transportation Inc. and Keystone...