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  • Entrepreneur now shipping his glowing toilet seats Thursday, 14 May 2015 | 10:31 AM ET
    Toilet glows in the dark

    A Tennessee inventor hopes his glow-in-the-dark toilet seats will revolutionize nighttime trips to the bathroom, WSMV reports.

  • 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, 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...

  • NEW YORK, April 16- U.S. Treasury yields rose on Thursday, reversing earlier bond strength, after a manufacturing survey showed economic improvement and as Federal Reserve Vice Chairman Stanley Fischer cited rising inflation and wage pressures. "The minute bond prices moved up, people started selling again," said interest rate strategist Jim Vogel of FTN...

  • NEW YORK, April 16- U.S. Treasury yields fell slightly on Thursday as weak housing data added to concerns over slowing U.S. economic growth, while the standoff between Greece and its creditors also added a safety bid to the debt. "We turned a little bit on the housing data, which was weaker than expected, and it's getting harder to blame the weather," said market...

  • WASHINGTON, April 15- A Republican lawmaker pushing to reauthorize the U.S. Export-Import Bank said on Wednesday he was confident the export credit agency would get a lifeline before a June 30 deadline, based on "positive interactions" he has had with Ex-Im critic Jeb Hensarling. Hensarling, chairman of the House of Representatives committee with jurisdiction...

  • WASHINGTON, April 14- U.S. House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner appointed five largely loyal Republican allies to a negotiating panel on Tuesday to work out differences between House- and Senate- passed budgets. The Republican negotiators are led by Budget Committee Chairman Tom Price and include panel vice chairman Todd Rokita of Indiana, Diane...

  • NORTH CHARLESTON, South Carolina, April 14- Labor union officials say they could postpone a vote seeking to organize 3,000 workers at Boeing Co's factory here in South Carolina if their campaign fails to gain enough traction against fierce opposition from the company and local politicians. Organizers for the International Association of Machinists are...

  • NORTH CHARLESTON, South Carolina, April 14- Labor union officials say they could postpone a vote seeking to organize 3,000 workers at Boeing Co's factory here in South Carolina if their campaign fails to gain enough traction against fierce opposition from the company and local politicians. Organizers for the International Association of Machinists are...

  • April 9- First Tennessee Bank, the regional bank for First Horizon National Corp, said it would pay $212.5 million to settle claims of mortgage lending violations related to the business the company sold in 2008.. First Tennessee has reached an agreement with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the U.S. Department of Justice to settle claims...