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  • Feb 25- Warren Buffett on Saturday used part of his annual letter to Berkshire Hathaway Inc shareholders to defend the businesses practices of one of his conglomerate's lesser-known but more controversial operating units: Clayton Homes. The mobile home unit, which Berkshire bought for $1.7 billion in 2003, came under fire in reports two years ago in the...

  • The number of demonstrators had dwindled from the thousands who poured into the camp starting in August to oppose the pipeline that critics say threatens the water resources and sacred land of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe. The 1,170- mile line, built by Energy Transfer Partners LP, will move crude from the shale oilfields of North Dakota to Illinois en route to...

  • NEW YORK, Feb 24- U.S. benchmark 10- year Treasury note yields dropped to five-week lows on Friday, pressured by declines in Europe amid persistent political uncertainty and a soft batch of U.S. data that suggested a more mixed outlook for the world's largest economy. In Europe, German two-year yields fell to record lows, while France's 10- year bond yield hit.

  • NEW YORK, Feb 24- U.S. benchmark 10- year Treasury note yields dropped to five-week lows on Friday, pressured by declines in Europe amid persistent political uncertainty and a soft batch of U.S. data that suggested a more mixed outlook for the world's largest economy. In Europe, German two-year yields fell to record lows, while France's 10- year bond yield hit.

  • DES MOINES, Iowa— Republican governors from seven states are calling for dramatic changes to Medicaid, which provides insurance to more than 70 million low-income Americans, as they nervously watch President Donald Trump and GOP congressional leaders move to repeal and replace the Obama-era health law. According to a draft of the proposal obtained by The...

  • FRANKLIN, Tenn. _ Community Healthcare Trust Inc. on Thursday reported a key measure of profitability in its fourth quarter. The Franklin, Tennessee- based real estate investment trust said it had funds from operations of $4.8 million, or 38 cents per share, in the period. The average estimate of three analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for funds...

  • HENDERSON, Louisiana, Feb 22- When Hope Rosinski's father gave her a six-acre plot in Louisiana more than a decade ago, she was surprised to find oil and gas pipelines crisscrossing the property. Opposition to the company's planned extension of the Bayou Bridge pipeline has made Louisiana bayous the latest battleground in a nationwide war against new pipeline...

  • FRANKLIN, Tenn. _ Healthways Inc. on Thursday reported fourth-quarter net income of $6.9 million, after reporting a loss in the same period a year earlier. The average estimate of four analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 32 cents per share. Four analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $125.4 million.

  • FRANKLIN, Tenn. _ Acadia Healthcare Co. on Thursday reported fourth-quarter net income of $41.8 million. The average estimate of 10 analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 55 cents per share. Eight analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $706.6 million.

  • FLORIDA, N.Y.— Discount retailer Dollar General says it has chosen a site near the New York State Thruway in the Mohawk Valley for a distribution center that will employ more than 400 people. The Goodlettsville, Tennessee- based company announced Wednesday that it will construct a 750,000- square-foot building in the Montgomery County town of Florida, 30 miles...

  • MEMPHIS, Tenn. _ ServiceMaster Global Holdings Inc. on Thursday reported fourth-quarter earnings of $31 million. On a per-share basis, the Memphis, Tennessee- based company said it had profit of 23 cents. The average estimate of three analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 40 cents per share.

  • WASHINGTON— With states seizing the initiative on shaping the future of self-driving cars, General Motors is trying to persuade lawmakers across the country to approve rules that would benefit the automaker while potentially keeping its competitors off the road. GM began by getting a bill passed last year on its home turf, in Michigan. This year, bills similar...

  • Caterpillar Inc., United Technologies Corp., Dana Inc., 3 M Co., Timken Co. and General Electric Co., are offshoring work to Mexico, China, India and other countries, according to a Reuters review of U.S. Labor Department records. The six firms are part of the Manufacturing Jobs Initiative, a White House advisory council created to help Trump deliver on his promise to...

  • Caterpillar Inc., United Technologies Corp., Dana Inc., 3 M Co., Timken Co. and General Electric Co., are offshoring work to Mexico, China, India and other countries, according to a Reuters review of U.S. Labor Department records. The six firms are part of the Manufacturing Jobs Initiative, a White House advisory council created to help Trump deliver on his promise to...

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  • HENDERSON, Louisiana, Feb 22- When Hope Rosinski's father gave her a six-acre plot in Louisiana more than a decade ago, she was surprised to find oil and gas pipelines crisscrossing the property. Opposition to the company's planned extension of the Bayou Bridge pipeline has made Louisiana bayous the latest battleground in a nationwide war against new pipeline...

  • NASHVILLE, Tenn. _ HealthStream Inc. on Tuesday reported a fourth-quarter loss of $311,000, after reporting a profit in the same period a year earlier. The average estimate of five analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 3 cents per share. HealthStream shares have decreased almost 5 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • By a 2-1 vote, the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia said a lower court had correctly barred claims that the government overstepped its authority in 2012 by eliminating dividend payouts to various shareholders and requiring the companies to pay the U.S. "For me, it looks like the end of the road," Ellis Phifer, senior market strategist at...

  • LEBANON, Tenn. _ Cracker Barrel Old Country Store Inc. on Tuesday reported fiscal second-quarter profit of $52.7 million. The average estimate of three analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of $2.14 per share. This story was generated by Automated Insights using data from Zacks Investment Research.

  • CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. _ Astec Industries Inc. on Tuesday reported fourth-quarter net income of $12.4 million. The average estimate of five analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 54 cents per share. Astec Industries shares have climbed slightly more than 4 percent since the beginning of the year.