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  • 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.

  • KNOXVILLE, Tenn. _ Scripps Networks Interactive Inc. on Tuesday reported fourth-quarter net income of $52.1 million. The average estimate of nine analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of $1.05 per share. Four analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $881.2 million.

  • MEMPHIS, Tenn. _ Education Realty Trust Inc. on Tuesday reported a key measure of profitability in its fourth quarter. The Memphis, Tennessee- based real estate investment trust said it had funds from operations of $43.2 million, or 59 cents per share, in the period. The average estimate of six analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for funds from...

  • FRANKLIN, Tenn. _ Community Health Systems Inc. on Monday reported a loss of $220 million in its fourth quarter. The average estimate of 10 analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 12 cents per share. Community Health Systems shares have climbed 23 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • BRENTWOOD, Tenn. _ LifePoint Hospitals Inc. on Friday reported fourth-quarter net income of $43.9 million. The average estimate of nine analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of $1.07 per share. Eight analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $1.63 billion.

  • MURFREESBORO, Tenn. _ National Health Investors Inc. on Friday reported a key measure of profitability in its fourth quarter. The Murfreesboro, Tennessee- based real estate investment trust said it had funds from operations of $50.6 million, or $1.27 per share, in the period. The average estimate of four analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for...

  • NASHVILLE, Tenn.— A Tennessee inmate has filed a lawsuit claiming the food he has to eat in prison doesn't meet kosher standards. The Tennessean reports Perry A. March sued the Tennessee Department of Correction and Philadelphia- based food vendor Aramark earlier this month in Nashville federal court. The state prison system and Aramark defend the food service.

  • WASHINGTON— President Donald Trump and a leading Republican are highlighting a key fact about labor secretary nominee Alexander Acosta: He has been confirmed three times by the Senate. Acosta's nomination is off to a good start because he's already been confirmed by the Senate three times, "said Sen. Lamar Alexander, R- Tenn., the chairman of the Senate panel that...

  • FRANKFORD, Del.— Police say an Uber driver in Delaware would drop off passengers at their destination and return to their homes to burglarize them. Delaware State Police say 26- year-old Saddam A. Awadallah has been arrested after he drove passengers from their homes to businesses and restaurants in the Ocean City and Dewey Beach areas. Police say Awadallah was...

  • COLUMBIA, S.C.— Boeing workers' overwhelming anti-union vote at the aviation giant's 787 Dreamliner plant in South Carolina is a big victory for Southern politicians and business leaders who have lured manufacturing jobs to the region on the promise of keeping unions out. It's also a win for the company that will host President Donald Trump at its North...

  • It was a rough Valentine's Day for the U.S. health insurance industry. Aetna said it was abandoning its planned $34 billion purchase of Medicare Advantage provider Humana early Tuesday. Then, later in the day, Cigna said it is suing Anthem to kill a $48 billion acquisition bid.

  • NASHVILLE, Tenn. _ Healthcare Realty Trust Inc. 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 $47.1 million, or 41 cents per share, in the period. The average estimate of seven analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for...

  • MURFREESBORO, Tenn. _ National HealthCare Corp. on Wednesday reported fourth-quarter profit of $13.9 million. National HealthCare shares have decreased roughly 4 percent since the beginning of the year. Keywords: National HealthCare, Earnings Report.

  • NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C.— Nearly 3,000 production workers at Boeing's South Carolina plant have voted not to join the Machinists, maintaining southern reluctance toward unionization. If successful, the balloting on whether employees should join the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers would have sent a significant message to...

  • NEW YORK, Feb 9- A potential increase in gasoline taxes in several U.S. states could put a dent in demand at the pumps and mark another setback for a market already flooded with excess fuel. "It's all a question of how quickly cause and effect can kick in," said Sandy Fielden, director of oil and products research at Morningstar. In October, New Jersey Governor Chris...

  • The White House meeting comes at a time of heightened tension within the industry after U.S. carriers raised concerns about ongoing trade agreements with foreign carriers. The session will include reforming the air traffic control system, Transportation Security Administration issues, user fees and regulatory burdens, a White House official told Reuters.

  • WASHINGTON/ HOUSTON, Feb 8- Native American groups said they would step up efforts to block the development of energy infrastructure across the United States to prevent future water contamination and damage to sacred land, following the defeat for the Standing Rock Sioux in its battle against the $3.8 billion Dakota Access Pipeline. In states including Texas,...

  • Feb 3- More than 9.2 million U.S. consumers signed up for health insurance using the Healthcare.gov website during the open enrollment period between November and Jan. 31, the U.S. government said on Friday. Enrollment was down from 9.7 million a year ago but the decline was smaller than some had predicted amid President Donald Trump's push to overturn former...