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  • LifePoint beats 4Q profit forecasts Friday, 12 Feb 2016 | 7:23 AM ET

    BRENTWOOD, Tenn. _ LifePoint Hospitals Inc. on Friday reported fourth-quarter net income of $53 million. The average estimate of 12 analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of $1.06 per share. LifePoint expects full-year earnings in the range of $3.65 to $3.91 per share, with revenue in the range of $6.45 billion to $6.55 billion.

  • CHICAGO, Feb 11- Demand for bank loans, loan extensions and renewals is surging among U.S. farmers, and farm incomes are forecast to fall for a third year as grain and livestock prices remain stubbornly low, according to a quarterly farm economy report from the Federal Reserve Banks of St. Louis and Kansas City. The Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis's region covers...

  • Louisiana-Pacific reports 4Q loss Thursday, 11 Feb 2016 | 7:55 AM ET

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. _ Louisiana-Pacific Corp. on Thursday reported a loss of $7.6 million in its fourth quarter. The average estimate of six analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for a loss of 2 cents per share. Louisiana-Pacific shares have fallen 22 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • CCA reports 4Q results Wednesday, 10 Feb 2016 | 6:27 PM ET

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. _ Corrections Corp. of America 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 $68.6 million, or 58 cents per share, in the period. The prison operator, based in Nashville, Tennessee, posted revenue of $447.8 million in the...

  • Jack Daniel's Distillery announces $140 million expansion Wednesday, 10 Feb 2016 | 2:27 PM ET

    NASHVILLE, Tenn.— The historic Jack Daniel's Distillery is planning a $140 million expansion project to help meet global demand for prized Tennessee Whiskey. The Louisville, Kentucky- based Brown-Forman company owns the distillery. This story has been corrected to reflect that the name is Jack Daniel's Distillery, not Jack Daniel Distillery.

  • Former president of Pilot Flying J, employees indicted Wednesday, 10 Feb 2016 | 8:46 AM ET

    In July 2014 Pilot Flying J agreed to pay a $92 million to resolve its criminal liability over a scheme that the U.S. Justice Department said caused customers to lose $56 million. The case followed an investigation in which Federal Bureau of Investigation and Internal Revenue Service agents searched Pilot Flying J's headquarters in Knoxville in April 2013.

  • NASHVILLE, Tenn.— The United Auto Workers alleges that Volkswagen has failed to consult with a newly elected maintenance workers union on a range of issues from vending machine prices to out-of-pocket prescription drug costs despite a union victory at the plant in December. "If Volkswagen maintains this position, more and more charges will accumulate and the...

  • Regal Entertainment beats 4Q profit forecasts Tuesday, 9 Feb 2016 | 4:33 PM ET

    KNOXVILLE, Tenn. _ Regal Entertainment Group on Tuesday reported fourth-quarter profit of $55 million. The average estimate of nine analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 33 cents per share. Regal Entertainment shares have declined 4 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • Forward Air beats 4Q profit forecasts Tuesday, 9 Feb 2016 | 4:25 PM ET

    GREENEVILLE, Tenn. _ Forward Air Corp. on Tuesday reported fourth-quarter earnings of $23.2 million. The average estimate of nine analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 63 cents per share. Forward Air shares have declined slightly since the beginning of the year.

  • Noranda Aluminum files for bankruptcy Tuesday, 9 Feb 2016 | 10:29 AM ET

    KANSAS CITY, Mo.— One of North America's biggest makers of aluminum foil is seeking bankruptcy protection to restructure, citing falling aluminum prices and other market challenges that also will force it to idle production at a Missouri smelter. Noranda Aluminum Holding Corp., which refines aluminum and mines bauxite, made the Chapter 11 filing Monday in St....

  • Brookdale reports 4Q loss Monday, 8 Feb 2016 | 5:23 PM ET

    BRENTWOOD, Tenn. _ Brookdale Senior Living Inc. on Monday reported a loss of $174.3 million in its fourth quarter. The average estimate of four analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was also for earnings of 58 cents per share. Three analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $1.25 billion.

  • Over the past year scores of commodity-related businesses have filed for bankruptcy as prices for metals, energy and coal have plummeted amid a slowdown in markets such as China and Brazil. "This is due to a number of factors, principal among them is the sustained and dramatic decline in the price of primary aluminum," Chief Financial Officer Dale Boyles said in a...

  • Noranda Aluminum files for bankruptcy Monday, 8 Feb 2016 | 3:49 AM ET

    The Franklin, Tennessee- based company said challenging market conditions for the aluminum industry and recent disruptions in its primary business operations led to the decision. Noranda listed both assets and liabilities in the range of $1 billion to $10 billion. The case is in U.S. Bankruptcy Court, for the Eastern District of Missouri, Case No 16-10083..

  • 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.