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*Earnings $6.29/ share vs est $6.28. Dec 10- AutoZone Inc, the largest U.S. auto parts retailer, reported a better-than-expected quarterly profit as cold weather and delayed repairs drove demand for vehicle parts.
MEMPHIS, Tenn.-- NEWS: AutoZone's first-quarter net income rose 7 percent as the retailer added stores. NUMBERS: AutoZone earned $218.1 million, or $6.29 per share, up from $203.5 million, or $5.41 per share, in the same quarter the year before. STOCK: AutoZone shares rose $8.40, or 2 percent, to $468 in premarket trading.
Dec 10- AutoZone Inc, the largest U.S. auto parts retailer, reported a better-than-expected 7 percent rise in quarterly profit as demand for repairs improves. AutoZone's performance has been weaker than some of its rivals due to its larger exposure to the do-it-yourself market, which has not recovered as fast as commercial repair.
As much as 5 inches of snow were forecast for Monday night into Tuesday for an area stretching from Virginia into New York, the National Weather Service said. "I don't think things are going to warm up anytime soon," said Bruce Sullivan, National Weather Service meteorologist.
Northern Maryland received 7 to 10 inches of snow over the weekend, while central and eastern Pennsylvania got 4 to 10 inches, and parts of New York received up to 10 inches through Monday morning, according to the weather service.
They want the EPA to force nine states- Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, North Carolina, Ohio, Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia- to regulate the emissions that cross into their borders through prevailing winds and contribute to higher ozone levels to the north and east of the upwind states.
Dec 9- A massive winter storm that drove parts of the southern United States into a deep freeze over the weekend kept a tight grip on the region on Monday while bitter temperatures, snow and ice spread through the East Coast.
They want the EPA to force nine "upwind" states- Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, North Carolina, Ohio, Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia- to regulate the emissions that cross into their borders through prevailing winds and contribute raising ozone levels to the north and east of them.
NEW YORK, Dec 9- U.S. The Fed will buy between $1.25 billion and $1.75 billion in bonds due between 2036 and 2043 as well as $2.75 billion and $3.50 billion in notes due 2021-2023 on Monday as part of its ongoing purchases.
Marching north, it was expected to pummel the East Coast with snow, sleet, and freezing rain from Baltimore to north of Portland, Maine, according to the National Weather Service. The Delaware Memorial Bridge, which links Delaware with New Jersey, was closed briefly "due to ice and multiple accidents," according to the bridge's official Twitter account.
The storm was moving up the East Coast, with snow, sleet, and freezing rain expected from Baltimore, Maryland, to north of Boston, according to the National Weather Service. The system was expected to reach Philadelphia and New York City by Sunday afternoon and linger over the area through Monday morning's rush hour commute.
*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.
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.
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.
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.
*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.
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