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  • *Nissan working on plan to utilise Japan capacity- exec. "The key word is flexibility," Jose Munoz, executive vice president at Nissan and chairman of its North American arm, told reporters at Nissan's headquarters in Yokohama. With recent and upcoming model launches in the United States such as the Murano sport-utility vehicle, Maxima sedan and Titan pickup truck,...

  • NASHVILLE, Tenn.— State Senate Speaker Ron Ramsey said Thursday that it may have been "a mistake" for Tennessee to subsidize the development of the General Motors plant outside Nashville because it has a United Auto Workers union contract. Republican lawmakers have grumbled about the United Auto Workers union's ongoing role at the plant, and Ramsey pointed to...

  • Graceland brings Elvis back to his Las Vegas home Thursday, 26 Feb 2015 | 2:01 PM ET

    LAS VEGAS— Graceland will always be home, but Las Vegas is set to be Elvis Presley's home away from home yet again. Officials with Elvis Presley Enterprises Inc. and the Westgate Las Vegas casino-hotel revealed details Thursday of plans for "Graceland Presents Elvis: The Exhibition- The Show- The Experience" expected to open April 23, 59 years to the day when Elvis...

  • *Traders focus on higher U.S. core CPI for Jan. NEW YORK, Feb 26- U.S. Well this piece of data was fine, it was roughly as expected, and so now I can be slightly less defensive, "' said Jim Vogel, interest rate strategist at FTN Financial in Memphis, Tennessee.

  • Ryman Hospitality Properties posts 4Q profit Thursday, 26 Feb 2015 | 11:03 AM ET

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. _ Ryman Hospitality Properties Inc. on Thursday reported fourth-quarter profit of $62.2 million. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 97 cents per share. Ryman Hospitality Properties expects full-year earnings in the range of $4.96 to $5.34 per share.

  • Symmetry Surgical reports 4Q loss Thursday, 26 Feb 2015 | 10:01 AM ET

    ANTIOCH, Tenn. _ Symmetry Surgical Inc. on Thursday reported a loss of $29.5 million in its fourth quarter. On a per-share basis, the Antioch, Tennessee- based company said it had a loss of $3.08. Keywords: Symmetry Surgical, Earnings Report.

  • ServiceMaster tops Street 4Q forecasts Thursday, 26 Feb 2015 | 7:57 AM ET

    MEMPHIS, Tenn. _ ServiceMaster Global Holdings Inc. on Thursday reported fourth-quarter net income of $20 million, after reporting a loss in the same period a year earlier. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 22 cents per share. Analysts expected $575.9 million, according to Zacks.

  • FCC allows city-owned Internet providers to expand Thursday, 26 Feb 2015 | 4:57 AM ET

    The decision quietly played out minutes before the FCC took up the higher-profile issue of Internet neutrality, which imposed the toughest rules yet on broadband providers like Comcast, Verizon and AT&T. In the less prominent case, the cities of Wilson, North Carolina, and Chattanooga, Tennessee, asked the FCC to override state laws that have prevented them from...

  • Regulators approve tougher rules for Internet providers Thursday, 26 Feb 2015 | 3:05 AM ET

    "Today is a red-letter today for Internet freedom," said FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler, whose remarks at Thursday's meeting frequently prompted applause by Internet activists in the audience. In an online letter, he thanked the millions who wrote to the FCC and spoke out on social media in support of the change. "Today's FCC decision will protect innovation and create a...

  • Wright Medical reports 4Q loss Wednesday, 25 Feb 2015 | 6:54 PM ET

    ARLINGTON, Tenn. _ Wright Medical Group Inc. on Wednesday reported a loss of $111.2 million in its fourth quarter. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for a loss of 27 cents per share. Wright Medical expects full-year results to range from a loss of $1.77 per share to a loss of $1.67 per share, with revenue in the range of $325...

  • Viking boats to cruise Mississippi River Wednesday, 25 Feb 2015 | 5:22 PM ET

    NEW ORLEANS, Feb 25- Viking Cruises Ltd will establish its first North American beachhead, a homeport in New Orleans, and will offer cruises up the Mississippi River starting in 2017, the company and Louisiana officials announced. The company- whose boats ply the rivers of Europe, Russia, China, Southeast Asia and Egypt- will begin cruising the Mississippi with two...

  • Amsurg beats Street 4Q forecasts Wednesday, 25 Feb 2015 | 5:09 PM ET

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. _ Amsurg Corp. on Wednesday reported fourth-quarter net income of $27.4 million. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 73 cents per share. For the current quarter ending in March, Amsurg expects its per-share earnings to range from 55 cents to 58 cents.

  • Hutton, will join Barclays PLC's wealth and investment management division in the Americas next month as general counsel, a company spokeswoman said on Wednesday. "It's been a memorable journey," McKay wrote in a memo to Dominick employees, adding that he accepted Barclays' offer "after much tortured thought." The bank's former chief executive, Robert Diamond,...

  • More cold, snow, ice in South, but relief may be in sight Wednesday, 25 Feb 2015 | 10:24 AM ET

    The wintry mix of precipitation was expected from northern Texas eastward across the Gulf states and into the Carolinas, according to the National Weather Service. The latest storm comes after several others have hit much of the South, Mid-Atlantic Midwest and East Coast. The National Weather Service reported Wednesday that the snowfall as recorded at Logan...

  • AAC Holdings posts 4Q profit Tuesday, 24 Feb 2015 | 7:06 PM ET

    BRENTWOOD, Tenn. _ AAC Holdings Inc. on Tuesday reported profit of $3.4 million in its fourth quarter. AAC Holdings shares have risen nearly 8 percent since the beginning of the year. Keywords: AAC Holdings, Earnings Report.

  • Healthways tops Street 4Q forecasts Tuesday, 24 Feb 2015 | 4:24 PM ET

    FRANKLIN, Tenn. _ Healthways Inc. on Tuesday reported fourth-quarter net income of $2.6 million, after reporting a loss in the same period a year earlier. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 19 cents per share. Healthways expects full-year earnings in the range of 35 cents to 47 cents per share, with revenue...

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 24- Tough questions aimed at Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen from a rising force in the Democratic Party on Tuesday showed how the U.S. central bank is facing increasing pressure from both sides of the political aisle. "I urge you... to assess whether the leadership of the Fed's staff is on the same page as the Federal Reserve Board," Senator...

  • SALT LAKE CITY— After observing an increasing interest in the use of bitcoin, a Utah lawmaker is asking the state to study the feasibility of accepting the digital currency. Marc Roberts, R- Santaquin, made the case to a House committee on Tuesday that the state should make sure it understands how bitcoin works and determine whether it is a valid payment method for...

  • State-by-state breakdown of used cars with open recalls Tuesday, 24 Feb 2015 | 12:18 PM ET

    Carfax, a company that sells vehicle history reports to dealers and car buyers, searched recalls and state registration databases and found that more than 46 million cars are on U.S. roads with recalled parts that have yet to be repaired. Here is a state-by-state breakdown of cars with unfixed recalls in 2014:. Source: Study of 2014 state registration data by...

  • Cracker Barrel posts 2Q profit Tuesday, 24 Feb 2015 | 11:58 AM ET

    LEBANON, Tenn. _ Cracker Barrel Old Country Store Inc. on Tuesday reported fiscal second-quarter profit of $47.2 million. Cracker Barrel expects full-year earnings in the range of $6.40 to $6.50 per share, with revenue in the range of $2.8 billion to $2.85 billion. Keywords: Cracker Barrel Old Country Store, Earnings Report.