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  • BIRMINGHAM, Ala.— A Nevada company said it will try to purchase an unfinished nuclear power plant from the Tennessee Valley Authority and use the site in northeast Alabama to produce electricity with new technology. TVA said it has spent more than $4 billion at Bellefonte over the last four decades. TVA chief executive Bill Johnson said the property has been...

  • LOUISVILLE, Ky. _ PharMerica Corp. on Friday reported first-quarter net income of $4.1 million. PharMerica expects full-year earnings in the range of $1.95 to $2.05 per share, with revenue in the range of $2.13 billion to $2.15 billion. PharMerica shares have declined 31 percent since the beginning of the year.

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    Speaker Paul Ryan, the nation’s highest-ranking elected Republican, says he's "not ready" to endorse Donald Trump.

  • WASHINGTON— If there's a War on Coal, it's increasingly clear which side is winning. And while Republican lawmakers in Washington have fought to protect coal-fired power plants, opposing President Barack Obama's efforts to curtail climate-warming carbon emissions, data show their home states are often the ones benefiting most from the nation's...

  • Legislation approved by a House committee last month would ease rules proposed by the Food and Drug Administration to regulate e-cigarettes for the first time. The legislation would prevent the FDA from requiring retroactive safety reviews of e-cigarettes that are already on the market and exempt some premium and large cigars from those same regulations.

  • LOUISVILLE, Ky. _ Almost Family Inc. on Wednesday reported first-quarter earnings of $3.9 million. The average estimate of three analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was also for earnings of 59 cents per share. Almost Family shares have increased 10 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • Revenue also fell slightly to $13.8 billion, thought that also edged out Wall Street projections, according to a poll Zacks Investment Research. Earnings, adjusted for non-recurring costs, came to $1.86 per share, which was a nickel better than Wall Street had been projecting, according to Zacks. The Louisville, Kentucky's company retail segment, which sells...

  • NEW YORK— Consumer backlash is growing against Target's stance on what type of bathrooms its transgender customers and employees can use. Two weeks ago, the Minneapolis- based discounter issued a statement that said customers and employees can use the restroom or fitting room that "corresponds to their gender identity." One online petition started by a group...

  • Net income attributable to Duke fell to $694 million, or $1.01 per share, in the first quarter ended March 31, from $864 million, or $1.22 per share, a year earlier. Total operating revenue fell 7.3 percent to $5.62 billion. Duke sells power to 7.3 million customers in North Carolina, South Carolina, Florida, Indiana, Ohio and Kentucky.

  • Seventh-generation master distiller Fred Noe and Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin sealed the barrel Monday at the company's flagship distillery in Clermont, Kentucky, about 20 miles south of Louisville. Bevin said Kentucky bourbon is now an international symbol of the state's heritage and craftsmanship.

  • LOUISVILLE, Ky. _ Texas Roadhouse Inc. on Monday reported first-quarter net income of $35.6 million. The average estimate of 10 analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 54 cents per share. Texas Roadhouse shares have risen 17 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • A study published Monday in the journal Health Affairs includes a list of the 10 U.S. hospitals with the highest profit from patient care services in fiscal year 2013.. To calculate the rankings, co-authors Ge Bai of Washington and Lee University in Lexington, Virginia, and Gerard F. Anderson of Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in Baltimore,...

  • The familiar campaigns are overseen by USDA but paid for by the industries that vote to organize them. In a non-binding report accompanying the agriculture spending bill, the House Appropriations Committee urged USDA to recognize that the campaigns are "not agencies of the federal government" and therefore should not be subject to information requests...

  • May 2- Wall Street was little changed on Monday after data showed that U.S. manufacturing sector's PMI for April was at its lowest since 2009.. Wall Street closed lower on Friday, with U.S. stocks marking their largest weekly drop in more than two months as corporate earnings continued to disappoint. "I suspect for some stability to come in after the selloff in the...

  • May 2- Wall Street was set to open slightly higher on the first trading day of the month on Monday as investors await manufacturing data to further assess the health of the world's largest economy. Wall Street closed lower on Friday, with U.S. stocks marking their largest weekly drop in more than two months as corporate earnings continued to disappoint.

  • Comments released publicly by the federal utility show that the Republican Bentley and Alabama Republican Shelby, along with local officials, one environmental group and others want the Tennessee Valley Authority to get rid of the twin-reactor facility in northeast Alabama near Hollywood. The final decision on whether to sell is up to the TVA board.

  • HOPKINSVILLE, Ky. _ HopFed Bancorp Inc. on Friday reported first-quarter profit of $509,000. HopFed Bancorp shares have decreased almost 6 percent since the beginning of the year. Keywords: HopFed Bancorp, Earnings Report.

  • LOUIVILLE, Ky. _ Churchill Downs Inc. on Thursday reported first-quarter net income of $2.8 million, after reporting a loss in the same period a year earlier. The average estimate of three analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 49 cents per share. Three analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $275 million.

  • LEXINGTON, Ky. _ Tempur Sealy International Inc. on Thursday reported first-quarter earnings of $39.6 million. The average estimate of eight analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 62 cents per share. Tempur Sealy shares have declined 17 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • HIGHLAND HEIGHTS, Ky. _ General Cable Corp. on Wednesday reported a loss of $4.7 million in its first quarter. General Cable shares have risen 2 percent since the beginning of the year. Keywords: General Cable, Earnings Report.