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  • The actions, brought under an SEC initiative that encouraged municipal bond issuers to self-report certain violations, involved conduct that occurred between 2011 and 2014, the SEC said. All of the entities involved settled with the SEC without admitting or denying the SEC's findings, the agency said. The action covers a wide range of other issuers and...

  • NEW YORK, Aug 25- U.S. Treasury yields ended higher on Thursday after the government saw reduced demand for a sale of new seven-year notes, ahead of a highly anticipated speech by Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen on Friday. "Everybody wanted to play it a little bit safer and move into the five-year," said Jim Vogel, an interest rate strategist at FTN Financial in...

  • NEW YORK— Discount-store rivals Dollar General and Dollar Tree reported weaker-than-expected sales figures Thursday, as struggling lower-income shoppers spent less at their stores. At Dollar Tree, the company said food stamp cuts had less of an impact on its sales but said some of its Family Dollar customers were "under pressure." Dollar General's results...

  • GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn.— Dollar General Corp. on Thursday reported fiscal second-quarter profit of $306.5 million. The average estimate of eight analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of $1.09 per share. Dollar General shares have climbed 28 percent since the beginning of the year, while the Standard& Poor's 500 index has climbed...

  • Shoals Entrepreneurial Center in Florence: $1 million for an entrepreneurship program in a nine-county region in Alabama, Mississippi and Tennessee. University of Kentucky Research Foundation in Lexington: $1.5 million, for downtown revitalization projects in eight Kentucky communities. Youngstown State University, Youngstown: $23,000 to develop a...

  • The actions, brought under an SEC initiative that encouraged municipal bond issuers to self-report certain violations, involved conduct that occurred between 2011 and 2014, the SEC said. All of the entities involved settled with the SEC without admitting or denying the SEC's findings, the agency said. The action covers a wide range of other issuers and...

  • Montana was omitted from the list, which also includes Alabama, Mississippi, Nevada, Wyoming, and Utah. The grisly death of a 10- year-old boy on a Kansas water slide and a Ferris wheel accident in Tennessee this summer have led to renewed demands for tighter inspection rules for amusement rides. The grisly death of a 10- year-old boy on a Kansas water slide and a...

  • Then along came Jeffrey Bullock, the newly appointed secretary of state for Delaware. Delaware's second-biggest biggest source of revenue was fees from few-questions-asked company registrations and other corporate services. The global pushback against shell companies was threatening to dim Delaware's longstanding appeal as a secretive corporate...

  • CHICAGO, Aug 24- Two of the world's biggest agricultural trading houses bungled crop sales they made on behalf of U.S. farmers this year because of what one described as "unique" price moves for soybeans, prompting both to take rare steps to keep disgruntled customers. Every year, hundreds of U.S. farmers trust major grain traders, including privately held Cargill...

  • Officials for the Appalachian Regional Commission and other agencies announced the 29 projects totaling nearly $39 million Wednesday at a news conference in Huntington, West Virginia. The projects are intended to help communities in Texas and in eight Appalachian states: Alabama, Kentucky, Mississippi, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia and West...

  • BRENTWOOD, Tenn. _ Kirkland's Inc. on Tuesday reported a loss of $3.6 million in its fiscal second quarter. Kirkland's expects full-year earnings to be 70 cents to 80 cents per share. Kirkland's shares have increased nearly 2 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • The grisly death of a 10- year-old boy on a Kansas water slide and a Ferris wheel accident that injured three little girls at a county fair in Tennessee this summer have focused attention on what safety experts say is an alarming truth about amusement rides: How closely they are regulated varies greatly from state to state. Twenty-nine deaths on amusement rides...

  • TRENTON, N.J.— Tens of thousands of fans will crowd into MetLife Stadium three times over the next week to watch Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band, some because they acted quickly enough to buy tickets at face value— and others because they were willing to pay more on the secondary market. Bill Pascrell of New Jersey has been seeking for seven years to solve the...

  • NASHVILLE, Tenn. _ First Acceptance Corp. on Friday reported a second-quarter loss of $19.9 million, after reporting a profit in the same period a year earlier. On a per-share basis, the Nashville, Tennessee- based company said it had a loss of 48 cents. Keywords: First Acceptance, Earnings Report.

  • A third prison company, Management and Training Corp., is a private company. The company was founded in 1983, went public in 1986 and was listed on the NYSE in 1994. The company went public in 1994 and was listed on the NYSE in 1996..

  • CHICAGO, Aug 18- All four of the major U.S. corn syrup makers are raising prices, letters to customers seen by Reuters show, despite a years of slowing demand and as food companies such as McDonald's Corp swap the syrup for sugar in their products. Corn sweetener manufacturers including Archer Daniels Midland Co and Cargill Inc sent letters to buyers this month...

  • HARTFORD, Conn.— A man who targeted watches during a string of outlet store break-ins from Florida to Maine will have to serve time in prison. Perez, who most recently lived in New Jersey, led a group that in 2013 broke into Fossil and other outlet stores, getting away with more than $1.8 million in watches from burglaries in Connecticut, Massachusetts, Maryland,...

  • NEW YORK— GreenPal CEO Bryan Clayton came to realize he had to scrap his company's $90,000 website. The business aims to link homeowners with lawn care companies, but its software wasn't equipped to easily handle requests from mobile users, and 85 percent of visitors using those devices left without a transaction. "We knew we had to completely gut the entire...

  • NEW YORK/ KNOXVILLE, Tenn., Aug 16- The Federal Reserve is raising expectations for an interest rate rise this year, even as early as next month, after two policymakers on Tuesday said the economic stars now appear to be aligning despite weak U.S. economic growth in the first half of 2016.. New York Fed President William Dudley said "it's possible" to raise rates at the...

  • NEW YORK/ KNOXVILLE, Tenn., Aug 16- The Federal Reserve is raising expectations for an interest rate rise this year, even as early as next month, after two policymakers on Tuesday said the economic stars now appear to be aligning despite weak U.S. economic growth in the first half of 2016.. New York Fed President William Dudley said "it's possible" to raise rates at the...