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  • WASHINGTON— The main thing to know about President Barack Obama's final, $4 trillion budget is that it comes on the same day as the New Hampshire primary, ensuring it gets minimal attention with all the focus on the White House contenders. Typically, the budget is released on a Monday, but White House press secretary Josh Earnest says Tuesday's release allowed...

  • Delta Natural Gas posts 2Q profit Friday, 5 Feb 2016 | 5:27 PM ET

    WINCHESTER, Ky. _ Delta Natural Gas Co. on Friday reported fiscal second-quarter net income of $1.8 million. Delta Natural Gas shares have risen 2.5 percent since the beginning of the year. Keywords: Delta Natural Gas, Earnings Report.

  • Tempur Sealy reports 4Q loss Thursday, 4 Feb 2016 | 8:19 AM ET

    LEXINGTON, Ky.— Tempur Sealy International Inc. on Thursday reported a fourth-quarter loss of $11.3 million, after reporting a profit in the same period a year earlier. The average estimate of eight analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was also for earnings of 99 cents per share. Tempur Sealy shares have declined 14 percent since the beginning of the...

  • Yum's sales mixed in China, climb in US Wednesday, 3 Feb 2016 | 4:36 PM ET

    LOUISVILLE, Ky.— Yum Brands on Wednesday reported mixed quarterly results for its troubled China unit, which the company is spinning off. The Louisville, Kentucky company said sales rose 6 percent at established KFC restaurants in China, while its Pizza Hut sales fell 8 percent. "The marketplace has affected casual dining sales in general, which has had an impact on...

  • Lawmakers seek $1 billion for struggling coal states Wednesday, 3 Feb 2016 | 2:53 PM ET

    Hal Rogers, chairman of the House Appropriations Committee and one of the bill's sponsors, said the measure has bipartisan support and was crafted with help from the White House. The $1 billion taken from the Abandoned Mine Reclamation Fund would be used for economic development— tourism, infrastructure, new business— on or near sites that have been deemed...

  • FRANKFORT, Ky.— Producers of Kentucky bourbon and Tennessee whiskey are toasting another year of strong sales and revenue growth, led by consumers increasingly ordering high-priced, super-premium brands. Combined U.S. revenues for bourbon, Tennessee whiskey and rye whiskey shot up 7.8 percent to $2.9 billion in 2015, up $210 million from the prior year, the...

  • President Barack Obama will push for $1.1 billion in new funding to expand treatment for the fast-growing number of people addicted to heroin and prescription pain killers, the White House said on Tuesday. In 2014, a record number of Americans died from drug overdoses, with the highest rates seen in West Virginia, New Mexico, New Hampshire, Kentucky and Ohio.

  • Feb 1- CVS Health Corp said it would make the opioid overdose antidote, naloxone, available without a prescription at all its pharmacies across Ohio, a state with one of the highest rates of overdose-related deaths. Naloxone quickly reverses the effects of an overdose of heroin or other opioid drugs and U.S. law enforcement officials have embraced its use in the...

  • New federal coal mine dust rules taking effect Monday, 1 Feb 2016 | 9:58 AM ET

    The U.S. Mine Safety and Health Administration is requiring coal operators to increase the number of air samples taken in underground mines. The United Mine Workers of America has supported it, saying the rule will reduce the incidence of black lung among workers. The National Mining Association, an industry group, has opposed the new rule, saying the increased...

  • Feb 1- Canada's Amaya Inc, operator of online gambling website PokerStars, said it received a non-binding proposal from Chief Executive David Baazov to buy the company for about C $21 per share. Based on Amaya's basic share count, the proposed offer values the company at about C $2.8 billion, representing a premium of about 40 percent to its Friday close on the...

  • Trump holds Iowa lead as caucus vote nears Sunday, 31 Jan 2016 | 10:13 AM ET
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    Donald Trump has widened his edge against rival Ted Cruz in Iowa, according to poll that shows the billionaire gaining momentum.

  • UPDATE 1-Trump skips debate, wins on social media Friday, 29 Jan 2016 | 11:08 AM ET

    Senator Ted Cruz of Texas, Senator Marco Rubio of Florida, retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson and former Florida Governor Jeb Bush also gained traction on Google. Trump boycotted the event after Fox News refused to yield to his demand that network anchor Megyn Kelly be replaced as a moderator. After Fox News issued a sarcastic news release about the contretemps,...

  • HopFed Bancorp posts 4Q profit Friday, 29 Jan 2016 | 10:45 AM ET

    HOPKINSVILLE, Ky. _ HopFed Bancorp Inc. on Friday reported fourth-quarter net income of $656,000, after reporting a loss in the same period a year earlier. HopFed Bancorp shares have dropped 4 percent since the beginning of the year. Keywords: HopFed Bancorp, Earnings Report.

  • FRANKFORT, Ky.— KentuckyWired was supposed to be a can't-miss project, a high-tech solution that would help revive the floundering Appalachian economy. But a key portion of how Kentucky was to pay for the deal has fallen apart, leading Gov. Matt Bevin's administration to fret publicly Thursday that the deal could put taxpayers at risk for paying back a $289...

  • Coal executive demands tax break for industry in free fall Wednesday, 27 Jan 2016 | 12:24 PM ET

    West Virginia already expects a $384 million gap this budget year and a $466 million gap in 2017, largely because coal and natural gas severance tax dollars have fizzled. Murray says West Virginia needs to help its coal industry compete against states like Pennsylvania that don't apply severance taxes. Murray Energy's operations are in West Virginia,...

  • Stock Yards posts 4Q profit Wednesday, 27 Jan 2016 | 7:47 AM ET

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. _ Stock Yards Bancorp Inc. on Wednesday reported fourth-quarter profit of $9.6 million. The average estimate of three analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 62 cents per share. This story was generated by Automated Insights using data from Zacks Investment Research.

  • Cloud Peak Energy and Lighthouse Resources Inc. want to mine a combined 644 million tons of coal from government-controlled reserves in Montana and Wyoming. Details on projects in Oklahoma, Kentucky, Alabama and Arkansas were withheld by the Interior Department, meaning the amount of coal could be significantly higher. The governors of Montana and Wyoming...

  • LOUISVILLE, Ky.— Kentucky officials won't fight a federal court ruling that supports giving a tax incentive to a Christian theme park featuring a 510- foot-long Noah's Ark. A spokeswoman for Kentucky Republican Gov. Matt Bevin said Tuesday that the state has no plans to appeal and that the new governor's administration is pleased with U.S.

  • NEW YORK— Huntington Bancshares said Tuesday that it will pay about $3.4 billion to buy rival FirstMerit, creating the largest bank in Ohio. FirstMerit, headquartered in Akron, Ohio, has nearly 370 branches in Illinois, Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin. Under the terms of the deal, FirstMerit shareholders will receive 1.72 shares of Huntington stock and...

  • NEW YORK/ WASHINGTON, Jan 23- A blizzard that has paralyzed much of the U.S. East Coast intensified on Saturday, bringing Washington to a standstill and forcing the closure of roads, bridges and tunnels into New York until Sunday morning. It ranked No. 3 in terms of snowfall accumulation in New York City history with at least 25.1 inches, and was among Washington's...