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  • MEMPHIS, Tenn. _ Education Realty Trust Inc. on Tuesday reported a key measure of profitability in its fourth quarter. The Memphis, Tennessee- based real estate investment trust said it had funds from operations of $43.2 million, or 59 cents per share, in the period. The average estimate of six analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for funds from...

  • FRANKLIN, Tenn. _ Community Health Systems Inc. on Monday reported a loss of $220 million in its fourth quarter. The average estimate of 10 analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 12 cents per share. Community Health Systems shares have climbed 23 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • BRENTWOOD, Tenn. _ LifePoint Hospitals Inc. on Friday reported fourth-quarter net income of $43.9 million. The average estimate of nine analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of $1.07 per share. Eight analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $1.63 billion.

  • MURFREESBORO, Tenn. _ National Health Investors Inc. on Friday reported a key measure of profitability in its fourth quarter. The Murfreesboro, Tennessee- based real estate investment trust said it had funds from operations of $50.6 million, or $1.27 per share, in the period. The average estimate of four analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for...

  • NASHVILLE, Tenn.— A Tennessee inmate has filed a lawsuit claiming the food he has to eat in prison doesn't meet kosher standards. The Tennessean reports Perry A. March sued the Tennessee Department of Correction and Philadelphia- based food vendor Aramark earlier this month in Nashville federal court. The state prison system and Aramark defend the food service.

  • WASHINGTON— President Donald Trump and a leading Republican are highlighting a key fact about labor secretary nominee Alexander Acosta: He has been confirmed three times by the Senate. Acosta's nomination is off to a good start because he's already been confirmed by the Senate three times, "said Sen. Lamar Alexander, R- Tenn., the chairman of the Senate panel that...

  • FRANKFORD, Del.— Police say an Uber driver in Delaware would drop off passengers at their destination and return to their homes to burglarize them. Delaware State Police say 26- year-old Saddam A. Awadallah has been arrested after he drove passengers from their homes to businesses and restaurants in the Ocean City and Dewey Beach areas. Police say Awadallah was...

  • COLUMBIA, S.C.— Boeing workers' overwhelming anti-union vote at the aviation giant's 787 Dreamliner plant in South Carolina is a big victory for Southern politicians and business leaders who have lured manufacturing jobs to the region on the promise of keeping unions out. It's also a win for the company that will host President Donald Trump at its North...

  • It was a rough Valentine's Day for the U.S. health insurance industry. Aetna said it was abandoning its planned $34 billion purchase of Medicare Advantage provider Humana early Tuesday. Then, later in the day, Cigna said it is suing Anthem to kill a $48 billion acquisition bid.

  • NASHVILLE, Tenn. _ Healthcare Realty Trust Inc. on Wednesday reported a key measure of profitability in its fourth quarter. The real estate investment trust, based in Nashville, Tennessee, said it had funds from operations of $47.1 million, or 41 cents per share, in the period. The average estimate of seven analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for...

  • MURFREESBORO, Tenn. _ National HealthCare Corp. on Wednesday reported fourth-quarter profit of $13.9 million. National HealthCare shares have decreased roughly 4 percent since the beginning of the year. Keywords: National HealthCare, Earnings Report.

  • NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C.— Nearly 3,000 production workers at Boeing's South Carolina plant have voted not to join the Machinists, maintaining southern reluctance toward unionization. If successful, the balloting on whether employees should join the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers would have sent a significant message to...

  • It was a rough day for the already-roiled U.S. health insurance market: One giant merger was abandoned, another is threatened by infighting, and a major insurer announced it will stop selling coverage on public exchanges in 11 states. Aetna said it was abandoning its planned $34 billion purchase of Medicare Advantage provider Humana early Tuesday.

  • ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.— The U.S. Energy Department said Tuesday that shipments to the nation's only underground nuclear waste repository are expected to resume in April, more than three years after they were halted in response to a radiation release that contaminated part of the facility. Todd Shrader, manager of the DOE's Carlsbad Field Office, acknowledged that...

  • BRENTWOOD, Tenn. _ Brookdale Senior Living Inc. on Monday reported a loss of $268.5 million in its fourth quarter. The Brentwood, Tennessee- based company said it had a loss of $1.45 per share. Three analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $1.22 billion.

  • NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C.— Two days before South Carolina Boeing employees vote on whether to join a union, workers gathered Monday to hear from union leaders why they should vote to organize in a state where union membership is the lowest in the country. Workers and members of the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers for an hour rallied at...

  • By comparison, Japan and Germany get off easy. The U.S. trade gap with Mexico, though, is smaller than the ones with Japan and Germany. Why does Mexico bear the brunt of Trump's wrath, while Germany and Japan usually get a pass?

  • WASHINGTON— Rattled by bitter fights over President Donald Trump's Cabinet picks, Republicans and their allies have launched a fresh campaign to defend fast food executive Andrew Puzder's nomination to lead the Labor Department. The answer: let us count the ways.# ConfirmPuzder, "the National Restaurant Association tweeted Friday. In the testy aftermath of...

  • In an earnings call this week, CoreCivic President/CEO Damon Hininger identified the possible opportunity to grow its detention business with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. CoreCivic's statement further indicates that private prison firms think they could profit from a Trump presidency, who has already issued executive orders aimed at...

  • VONORE, Tenn. _ MCBC Holdings Inc. on Thursday reported fiscal second-quarter profit of $4 million. The average estimate of seven analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 29 cents per share. MCBC Holdings shares have risen 1 percent since the beginning of the year.