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  • *Mitt Romney, 2012 Republican presidential nominee and former Massachusetts governor. *Jon Huntsman, former Republican Utah governor and ambassador to China under President Barack Obama, ran for Republican presidential nomination in 2012. *John Bolton, U.S. ambassador to the United Nations under President George W. Bush, foreign policy adviser to 2012...

  • MEMPHIS, Tenn. _ Fred's Inc. on Thursday reported a fiscal third-quarter loss of $38.4 million, after reporting a profit in the same period a year earlier. The average estimate of three analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for a loss of 17 cents per share. Three analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $512.6 million.

  • The remains of a home smolder in the wake of a wildfire November 30, 2016 in Gatlinburg, Tennessee.

    Authorities said the suspects of the Tennessee wildfire could be charged as adults and other charges "are on the table," NBC News reports.

  • Company representatives and city officials confirmed a two-year lease extension on Bridgestone's Advanced Technology Workshop in the original Firestone Tire and Rubber Company's Plant One building on Wednesday. Bridgestone officials called the plant one of the company's most historic and unique in North America. Sam DeShazior, Akron's deputy mayor...

  • WASHINGTON— With an atypical burst of bipartisanship, the Senate shipped legislation to President Barack Obama on Wednesday lowering hurdles for government drug approvals as the 114th Congress bumped toward the end of a two-year run highlighted by upheaval and stalemate. Lamar Alexander, R- Tenn., chairman of the Senate health committee.

  • Nearly 40 malls in the U.S. have installed high-tech settings that let kids tap tablets, play games or take a virtual ride to the North Pole as they make their way to meet Santa. WHERE: 13 malls, including Northlake Mall in Charlotte, North Carolina; Fashion Show Mall in Las Vegas and Oak Park Mall in Overland Park, Kansas. WHERE: 12 malls, including Twelve Oaks Mall in Novi,...

  • MEMPHIS, Tenn. _ AutoZone Inc. on Tuesday reported fiscal first-quarter earnings of $278.1 million. The average estimate of 11 analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was also for earnings of $9.36 per share. AutoZone shares have risen nearly 5 percent since the beginning of the year, while the Standard& Poor's 500 index has climbed almost 8 percent.

  • President-elect Donald Trump said on Monday he would nominate retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson, a presidential rival-turned-supporter to serve as Department of Housing and Urban Development secretary. *Jon Huntsman, former Republican Utah governor and ambassador to China under President Barack Obama, ran for 2012 Republican presidential nomination in...

  • NEW YORK— Donald Trump chose retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson on Monday to be secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development, raising fresh concerns about the lack of experience some of Trump's Cabinet picks have with agencies they're now being chosen to lead. Nikki Haley, Trump's choice to be ambassador to the United Nations, has no foreign policy...

  • Donald Trump says that the Green Party is dropping its recount lawsuit in Pennsylvania, but that's not the whole story. Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein has spearheaded a recount effort in Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin, states where Trump won narrowly over Democrat Hillary Clinton. Trump tweeted Sunday that "the Green Party just dropped...

  • Rep. Marsha Blackburn on Trump's 'America first' policies

    Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) shares her take on whether President-elect Donald Trump's business message is resonating.

  • NASHVILLE, Tenn. _ Genesco Inc. on Friday reported fiscal third-quarter earnings of $25.9 million. The average estimate of seven analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 91 cents per share. Four analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $714.3 million.

  • NEW YORK, Dec 1- Brent crude futures rose to a 16- month high on Thursday on the heels of OPEC's agreement a day earlier to cut oil output, while Treasury yields continued to climb following the weakest monthly performance for global bonds in almost 13 years. Treasury yield jumped to its highest since July 2015 to start the month, after Bank of America Merrill...

  • *Deal for $83/ share, or $4.3 bln, including debt. Dec 1- Parker-Hannifin Corp, whose motion and control systems are used in a variety of industries, said on Thursday it would buy Clarcor Inc for about $4.3 billion, including debt, to double the size of its filtration systems business. Clarcor's high percentage of recurring after-market sales would make...

  • WASHINGTON— American consumers and businesses would pay— literally— if President-elect Donald Trump followed through on his campaign pledge to slap big taxes on imports from China and Mexico. "There are few alternative sources for the main products the U.S. buys from China," says Mark Williams, Capital Economics' chief Asia economist. He notes, for example, that...

  • Dec 1- Discount retailer Dollar General Corp reported a surprise drop in quarterly comparable sales and tempered its full-year profit forecast, hit by lower grocery prices and reduced food stamp coverage in several U.S. states. The company's shares were down 7.3 percent at $71.67 in morning trading on Thursday. "It became apparent that our incremental actions...

  • Seven deaths confirmed as Tennessee wildfires spread

    Officials say the 'human-caused' fires have killed at least seven people and burned hundreds of buildings.

  • The remains of a business smolders after a wildfire November 29, 2016 in Gatlinburg, Tennessee.

    Sevier County Mayor Larry Waters confirmed three new deaths at a news conference Wednesday afternoon, reports NBC News.

  • NEW YORK— Parker Hannifin is buying Clarcor, a maker of mobile, industrial and environmental filtration products, in a deal valued at about $4.03 billion so it can expand its filtration portfolio. Parker Hannifin Corp. will pay $83 for each Clarcor share. Clarcor's annual sales are about $1.4 billion.

  • The company's shares were down 7.6 percent at $71.48 in premarket trading on Thursday. Discount retailers have also been hit by changes in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, formerly called the food stamp program. States implementing SNAP changes this year include Florida, Georgia, Alabama and Tennessee, which have some of the highest...