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  • EDEN, N.C.— Giant earthmoving machines beep and grind as they drop 17- ton scoops of coal ash and dirt into dozens of railroad cars lined up for two-thirds of a mile at a site along the Virginia- North Carolina border, where the country's largest electricity company was responsible for one of the worst spills of the toxic, liquefied waste in U.S. history.

  • MCBC Holdings beats Street 2Q forecasts Thursday, 4 Feb 2016 | 5:03 PM ET

    VONORE, Tenn. _ MCBC Holdings Inc. on Thursday reported fiscal second-quarter net income of $1.9 million. The average estimate of six analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 30 cents per share. MCBC Holdings shares have decreased 10 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • David Detweiler, an attorney with law firm Clifford Chance, has been named executive vice president and general counsel at Volkswagen of America Group. VW also announced it is opening an office soon in downtown Washington, as it has in other world capitals. VW has been working to bolster its relationships with lawmakers and others in Washington in the face of the...

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 4- Volkswagen AG has replaced the head of its U.S. legal department with an outside lawyer as it works to win approval to fix nearly 600,000 vehicles with excess emissions, a person briefed on the matter said Thursday. David Detweiler, an attorney with law firm Clifford Chance, has been named the top attorney at Volkswagen of America Group.

  • CBL reports 4Q results Wednesday, 3 Feb 2016 | 6:15 PM ET

    CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. _ CBL& Associates Properties Inc. on Wednesday reported a key measure of profitability in its fourth quarter. The average estimate of 10 analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for funds from operations of 66 cents per share. Four analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $273 million.

  • Mid-America Apartment Communities reports 4Q results Wednesday, 3 Feb 2016 | 5:53 PM ET

    MEMPHIS, Tenn. _ Mid-America Apartment Communities Inc. on Wednesday reported a key measure of profitability in its fourth quarter. The average estimate of 11 analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for funds from operations of $1.39 per share. Seven analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $263.2 million.

  • Malibu Boats meets 2Q profit forecasts Wednesday, 3 Feb 2016 | 8:11 AM ET

    LOUDON, Tenn. _ Malibu Boats Inc. on Wednesday reported fiscal second-quarter net income of $5.1 million. The average estimate of five analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was also for earnings of 30 cents per share. Malibu Boats shares have dropped 23 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • International Paper beats 4Q profit forecasts Wednesday, 3 Feb 2016 | 7:31 AM ET

    MEMPHIS, Tenn. _ International Paper Co. on Wednesday reported fourth-quarter profit of $178 million. The average estimate of 10 analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 83 cents per share. International Paper shares have dropped 10 percent since the beginning of the year, while the Standard& Poor's 500 index has fallen roughly 7...

  • Unum tops Street 4Q forecasts Tuesday, 2 Feb 2016 | 4:43 PM ET

    CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. _ Unum Group on Tuesday reported fourth-quarter net income of $226.1 million, after reporting a loss in the same period a year earlier. The average estimate of 10 analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 92 cents per share. Unum shares have decreased 18 percent since the beginning of the year, while the Standard& Poor's...

  • 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...

  • Mueller Industries posts 4Q profit Tuesday, 2 Feb 2016 | 8:57 AM ET

    MEMPHIS, Tenn. _ Mueller Industries Inc. on Tuesday reported fourth-quarter net income of $14.4 million. Mueller Industries shares have decreased nearly 8 percent since the beginning of the year. Keywords: Mueller Industries, Earnings Report.

  • Commerce Union posts 4Q profit Tuesday, 2 Feb 2016 | 8:47 AM ET

    BRENTWOOD, Tenn. _ Commerce Union Bancshares Inc. on Tuesday reported net income of $1.5 million in its fourth quarter. The bank, based in Brentwood, Tennessee, said it had earnings of 21 cents per share. Keywords: Commerce Union Bancshares, Earnings Report.

  • Two brothers involved in a failed Atlantic City loan program filed a counterclaim in a court battle over $3 million, saying the problem was created when the struggling resort town reneged on its deal to fund the program that promised to lend as much as $40 million to struggling homeowners and businesses. The company used most of the city money to buy TN Bidco,...

  • DETROIT— Nissan is recalling nearly 930,000 Altima midsize cars worldwide— some for a third time— to fix a latch problem that could let the hood fly open while the cars are moving. Nissan says paint can flake off the latch, exposing bare metal. If the main latch isn't closed and the car is driven, the secondary latch may not hold the hood down, Nissan said in documents...

  • Avenue Financial posts 4Q profit Thursday, 28 Jan 2016 | 6:27 PM ET

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. _ Avenue Financial Holdings Inc. on Thursday reported fourth-quarter earnings of $2.1 million. Avenue Financial shares have fallen almost 5 percent since the beginning of the year. Keywords: Avenue Financial Holdings, Earnings Report.

  • Eastman Chemical tops 4Q profit forecasts Thursday, 28 Jan 2016 | 5:13 PM ET

    KINGSPORT, Tenn. _ Eastman Chemical Co. on Thursday reported fourth-quarter earnings of $124 million. The average estimate of eight analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of $1.55 per share. Eastman Chemical shares have dropped nearly 7 percent since the beginning of the year, while the Standard& Poor's 500 index has dropped slightly...

  • LAS VEGAS— The Las Vegas Review-Journal has a new publisher recruited and hired by the family of billionaire casino mogul Sheldon Adelson, who secretly bought the newspaper last fall in a sale that has been heavily scrutinized over transparency concerns. The owners said Thursday in a statement that Craig A. Moon has been appointed publisher of Nevada's...

  • HCA 4Q profit rises on admissions, topping forecasts Thursday, 28 Jan 2016 | 8:43 AM ET

    NEW YORK— HCA Holdings Inc. on Thursday reported a boost in fourth-quarter profit on an increase in hospital admissions. The average estimate of 14 analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of $1.39 per share. Eleven analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $10.14 billion.

  • Tractor Supply misses 4Q profit forecasts Wednesday, 27 Jan 2016 | 5:03 PM ET

    BRENTWOOD, Tenn. _ Tractor Supply Co. on Wednesday reported fourth-quarter net income of $111.7 million. Tractor Supply expects full-year earnings to be $3.40 to $3.48 per share, with revenue in the range of $6.9 billion to $7 billion. Tractor Supply shares have declined 1.5 percent since the beginning of the year, while the Standard& Poor's 500 index has dropped...

  • NEW YORK, Jan 27- A U.S. judge on Wednesday dismissed a federal racketeering lawsuit claiming FedEx Corp overcharged customers by inflating package weights, and wrongly collecting customs duties on products sent to Canada from shippers instead of recipients. District Judge Katherine Forrest in Manhattan said the FedEx Ground unit that imposed the charges...