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  • FRANKLIN, Tenn.— Long-time Healthways CEO Ben Leedle has left the wellness program provider, which named Chief Financial Officer Alfred Lumsdaine as an interim replacement. The announcement Monday came more than a month after Healthways' board decided against selling the company. Healthways said in late March that its board unanimously decided that...

  • As it turns out, they are raising their prices to state Medicaid programs, too. The federal government issued guidance in October requiring states to build the tax into what they pay for-profit Medicaid health plans that serve low-income people. The first year's tax was due to the IRS in September, and state governments are now settling up with insurance...

  • PHILADELPHIA— Amtrak trains began rolling on the busy Northeast Corridor early Monday, the first time in almost a week following a deadly crash in Philadelphia, and officials vowed to have safer trains and tracks while investigators worked to determine the cause of the derailment. The first northbound train, scheduled to leave Philadelphia at 5:53 a.m., was...

  • As it turns out, they are raising their prices to state Medicaid programs, too. The federal government issued guidance in October requiring states to build the tax into what they pay for-profit Medicaid health plans that serve low-income people. The first year's tax was due to the IRS in September, and state governments are now settling up with insurance...

  • INDIANOLA, Miss.— Outside Indianola, B.B. King was a blues superstar, a guitar legend who inspired Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton and countless other musicians. He would stay there practically all day, "said Ruthie King, a 65- year-old who is not related to the bluesman. B.B. King, born as Riley B. King, died at 89 on Thursday at his home in Las Vegas.

  • Verso reports 1Q loss Friday, 15 May 2015 | 6:12 PM ET

    MEMPHIS, Tenn. _ Verso Paper Corp. on Friday reported a loss of $122 million in its first quarter. The Memphis, Tennessee- based company said it had a loss of $1.53 per share. Keywords: Verso Paper, Earnings Report.

  • National Transportation Safety Board member Robert Sumwalt said an assistant conductor aboard the train told investigators that she heard Amtrak engineer Brandon Bostian talking over the radio with an engineer for a regional railroad just before the crash. The Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority does not yet know what caused the...

  • NEW YORK, May 14- U.S. "Trading is calming down in Europe," said Jim Vogel, an interest rate strategist at FTN Financial in Memphis, Tennessee. "Yields still aren't improving, but the frenzy is less, so that helps Treasuries disconnect from the sharp rise in Europe."

  • WASHINGTON— After the House's lopsided bipartisan vote to end the National Security Agency's bulk collection of Americans' phone records, the Senate is under considerable pressure to pass a similar measure. In the Senate, however, the legislation faces a 60- vote hurdle to begin debate. And the Senate majority leader, Republican Mitch McConnell, has expressed...

  • WASHINGTON, May 7- Sixteen hospitals will pay $15.69 million to resolve allegations they were reimbursed from Medicare for services that were unnecessary, the U.S. Justice Department said on Thursday. As part of the settlement, Health Management Associates Inc and 14 of its formerly associated hospitals will pay $15 million, Community Health Systems and its...

  • DETROIT, May 7- The United Auto Workers said on Thursday it wants to enter new talks with Volkswagen AG about recognizing the union as collective bargaining agent for workers at the German automaker's plant in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Casteel told reporters that Chattanooga is the only VW plant without such a works council. VW said in a statement that...

  • DETROIT, May 7- The United Auto Workers said on Thursday it wants to enter new talks with Volkswagen AG about recognizing the union as collective bargaining agent for workers at the VW plant in Chattanooga, Tennessee. UAW Secretary-Treasurer Gary Casteel said the union made a renewed pitch to the German auto group after a recent filing with U.S. labor officials...

  • For the first quarter, Franklin, Tennessee- based Community Health reported net income of $79 million, or 68 cents a share, compared with a net loss of $112 million, or $1.05 cents a share, a year earlier. Competitors HCA Holdings Inc, the nation's largest hospital operator, and No. 3 Tenet Healthcare Corp this week both posted results that were boosted by growth in...

  • But investors have pushed the shares of some of those restaurants- Shake Shack Inc, Zoe's Kitchen Inc and Habit Restaurants Inc- to sky-high levels that imply growth expectations that may prove hard for the management to deliver. Shake Shack- the big outperformer- is up 260 percent since it went public at the end of January. Based on the number of locations open at...

  • WASHINGTON, May 4- Holcim Ltd, a Swiss company, and Lafarge S.A., which is based in Paris, on Monday won U.S. antitrust approval to merge after they agreed to divest assets, the Federal Trade Commission. Lafarge said previously that it would sell its Davenport cement plant in Iowa and seven terminals along the Mississippi River to Summit Materials for $450 million in...

  • Electrolux Q1 profit falls less than expected Friday, 24 Apr 2015 | 3:32 AM ET

    Home appliances maker Electrolux reported a smaller-than-expected fall in first-quarter earnings on Friday.

  • BRUNSWICK, Maine, April 21- Maine Governor Paul LePage on Tuesday proposed amending the state's constitution to eliminate the income tax, telling lawmakers the strategy was the best way to make the tax cut he desires permanent. The proposal, opposed by Democrats who control the state House of Representatives, would insert language in the state's 195- year old...

  • Blue Bell Creameries pulls all of its products Monday, 20 Apr 2015 | 11:11 PM ET
    Texas-based Blue Bell Creameries issued a voluntary recall Monday, April 20, 2015, for all of its products on the market after two samples of chocolate chip cookie dough ice cream tested positive for listeriosis.

    Texas-based Blue Bell Creameries voluntary recalls all its products after two samples tested positive for listeriosis.

  • COLUMN-Two-year degrees can really pay off Monday, 20 Apr 2015 | 11:36 AM ET

    LOS ANGELES, April 20- Steven Polasck of Corpus Christi, Texas, liked math and science in high school. He considered attending a four-year college but ultimately decided to use his strengths to get a two-year degree in instrumentation from Texas State Technical College. "I went to work on the Monday after graduation," said Polasck, 27, who monitors and fixes systems...

  • NEW YORK, April 16- Most U.S. Treasury yields fell modestly on Thursday after a choppy trading day as investors grappled with mixed data on the U.S. economy and concerns about Greece's standoff with its creditors. "Everyone has gotten so bearish on the economy, the risk is now to the upside," said Gennadiy Goldberg, an interest rate strategist at TD Securities in New...