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  • News outlets report the TVA announced Wednesday it has hired a real estate firm to market about 900 acres of its Muscle Shoals Reservation property along the Tennessee River in northwest Alabama. TVA spokesman Scott Fiedler says the utility hasn't set a price. TVA is the nation's largest public utility and provides electricity to about 9 million people in...

  • The Monroe, North Carolina- based business's 2016 revenue was about $570 million and would complement 3 M's personal safety business, which also manufactures safety devices, 3 M said. Proceeds from the deal are expected to be about $1.8 billion- $1.9 billion, and would be used to repay a portion of Tyco International Plc's $4.0 billion of merger-related debt,...

  • CHARLOTTE, N.C. _ Cato Corp. on Thursday reported a fiscal fourth-quarter loss of $12.8 million, after reporting a profit in the same period a year earlier. The Charlotte, North Carolina- based company said it had a loss of 48 cents per share. For the year, the company reported profit of $47.2 million, or $1.72 per share.

  • WASHINGTON— As a new president who has vowed to keep his campaign promises, Donald Trump knows he'll be judged on whether he can repeal the so-called Obamacare law and replace it with something new. Dealing with skepticism from conservatives and moderates alike, the White House is considering changes to the bill that might reassure conservatives, all in an...

  • WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. _ Primo Water Corp. on Wednesday reported a fourth-quarter loss of $11.7 million, after reporting a profit in the same period a year earlier. For the current quarter ending in April, Primo Water said it expects revenue in the range of $62 million to $65 million. Primo Water shares have increased 22 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • With a crunch-time House vote on a GOP bill replacing that law planned for next week, Vice President Mike Pence ensured conservative lawmakers that the administration was open to changes. With opposition from conservative and moderate GOP lawmakers endangering the measure in the House and Senate, President Donald Trump was expected to urge lawmakers to...

  • The rare mid-March "nor'easter" was tapering off over upstate New York and northern New England after dumping as much as a foot of snow with gale-force winds throughout the region on Tuesday, the weather service said. Amtrak said its trains would operate on a modified schedule between New York City and Boston and between New York City and Albany on Wednesday.

  • Still, millions of people on the East Coast will face temperatures 10 to 25 degrees below average, wind gusts of 30 mph and slick roads and sidewalks as they return to work and school on Wednesday, the National Weather Service said. The rare mid-March "nor'easter" was tapering off over upstate New York and northern New England after dumping as much as a foot of snow...

  • WHEELING, W.Va., March 15- When Mike Lujano and George Lenz hoisted a rainbow flag outside their business in a Victorian brownstone on Market Street two decades ago, they found that few neighbors in socially conservative Wheeling, West Virginia, knew it was a symbol of gay pride. Defying stereotypes in the U.S. culture wars over lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender...

  • NEW YORK/ BOSTON, March 15- A late-season snowstorm that swept the mid-Atlantic and northeastern United States began to weaken on Wednesday after closing schools, grounding flights and knocking out electricity supply to hundreds of thousands of consumers. Snowfall brought by the rare mid-March "nor'easter" will slowly taper off over upstate New York and...

  • NEW YORK/ BOSTON, March 14- A late-season snowstorm swept the mid-Atlantic and northeastern United States on Tuesday, closing public school systems from Washington, D.C., to Boston, grounding thousands of airline flights and knocking out electricity to 200,000 customers. Tens of millions of residents from Maryland to Maine faced a "rapidly intensifying...

  • HARTFORD, Conn.— A group of doctors who treated mass shooting victims is asking the state Supreme Court to reinstate a lawsuit against the maker of the rifle used in the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre. The doctors include emergency room physicians and trauma surgeons who treated patients shot by military-style rifles including AR-15s in attacks at the...

  • The legislation from Senators Chuck Grassley, an Iowa Republican, and Debbie Stabenow, a Michigan Democrat, would add the secretaries of the Agriculture Department and Health and Human Services, which oversees the Food and Drug Administration, to a panel that reviews mergers and other deals to ensure that transactions do not harm national security.

  • WASHINGTON— Undaunted by fellow Republicans' defiance, GOP leaders and the White House redoubled their efforts Tuesday to muscle legislation overhauling America's health care system through Congress following a sobering report about millions being shoved off insurance coverage. President Donald Trump, whose strong Election Day showing in GOP regions...

  • Two flight attendants are suing American Airlines over harassing Facebook messages posted by male co-workers. One of the flight attendants, Melissa Chinery of Philadelphia, said after announcing that she was seeking a union position she was harassed by a group of male flight attendants and called obscene names. The other flight attendant, Laura Medlin, based...

  • BOSTON— The U.S. Department of Justice says a Massachusetts company has agreed to pay $1.8 million to settle claims it overbilled the federal government. Charles River Laboratories International Inc. was accused of violating the False Claims Act on contracts with the National Institutes of Health. The Justice Department says the firm billed for labor and...

  • WASHINGTON— Fourteen million Americans would lose coverage next year under House Republican legislation remaking the nation's health care system, and that number would balloon to 24 million by 2026, Congress' budget analysts projected Monday. Their report deals a stiff blow to a GOP drive already under fire from both parties and large segments of the...

  • NEW YORK, March 9- The run of gains on Wall Street turns 8 years old on Thursday and, despite its advanced age, is expected to rage on, with perhaps a few hiccups, based on a combination of stronger company earnings, lower taxes and a corporate-friendly administration in Washington. "Just because the market has hit a birthday, or is among the longest ever, doesnt mean that...

  • March 7- A highly pathogenic strain of bird flu was found in a chicken breeder flock on a Tennessee farm contracted to Tyson Foods Inc, the first discovered in the United States this year. POULTRY PRODUCING STATES Georgia: 1.340 billion broiler chickens in 2015 Alabama: 1.083 billion Arkansas: 962 million North Carolina: 823 million Mississippi: 723 million...

  • McDonald's Buttermilk Crispy Chicken Tenders.

    McDonald's announces it is testing a new, preservative-free, buttermilk chicken tender in North Carolina.