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  • SPRING HILL, Tenn.— General Motors announced Wednesday that it is spending $790 million to build a new high-efficiency engine at its plant in Tennessee, creating nearly 800 jobs. United Auto Workers have credited collective bargaining agreements with the company for ensuring production returned to Tennessee. The most recent contract signed last year said...

  • MEMPHIS, Tenn. _ International Paper Co. on Wednesday reported first-quarter profit of $334 million. The average estimate of 10 analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 69 cents per share. International Paper shares have increased 15 percent since the beginning of the year, while the Standard& Poor's 500 index has climbed slightly...

  • FRANKLIN, Tenn. _ Franklin Financial Network Inc. on Tuesday reported first-quarter profit of $6.2 million. Franklin Financial Network shares have declined 11 percent since the beginning of the year. Keywords: Franklin Financial Network, Earnings Report.

  • NEW YORK, April 26- The dollar fell on Tuesday after weaker-than-expected U.S. economic data boosted expectations the Federal Reserve would hold interest rates lower for longer, while U.S. Tuesday's economic data "plays into the idea that the Fed need not be in any rush to raise rates," said Richard Franulovich, senior currency strategist at Westpac Banking...

  • NEW YOEK, April 26- The dollar sank on Tuesday after weaker-than-expected U.S. economic data boosted expectations the Federal Reserve would hold interest rates lower for longer, while U.S. Tuesday's economic data "plays into the idea that the Fed need not be in any rush to raise rates," said Richard Franulovich, senior currency strategist at Westpac Banking...

  • NEW YORK, April 26- U.S. Treasury yields nudged higher on Tuesday, with the 10- year yield hitting its highest level in nearly five weeks as a weaker-than-forecast monthly rise in domestic durable goods orders offset pressure from government supply in Europe and the United States. "It is pretty much a given that the FOMC won't raise rates at this meeting, and may not...

  • MEMPHIS, Tenn. _ Mueller Industries Inc. on Tuesday reported first-quarter profit of $28.6 million. Mueller Industries shares have increased 16 percent since the beginning of the year. Keywords: Mueller Industries, Earnings Report.

  • CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. _ Astec Industries Inc. on Tuesday reported first-quarter profit of $17.7 million. The average estimate of six analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 73 cents per share. Astec Industries shares have increased 13 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • NASHVILLE, Tenn. _ HealthStream Inc. on Monday reported first-quarter net income of $1.5 million. The average estimate of five analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was also for earnings of 7 cents per share. HealthStream shares have climbed 6 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • Newspaper publisher Gannett said Monday that it wants to buy rival Tribune Publishing for more than $388 million, here's a closer look at each company and what it owns. Recent moves: Gannett moved all of its television companies into a separate company, Tegna, last summer. Other papers: 11 daily newspapers including Los Angeles Times, Baltimore Sun, Orlando...

  • NASHVILLE, Tenn.— Volkswagen on Monday announced plans to appeal a National Labor Relations Board ruling that upheld a unionization vote among a portion of workers at the German automaker's lone U.S. assembly plant in Tennessee. The United Auto Workers union criticized the move as a "stall tactic that won't work," and called on the federal labor panel to issue an...

  • DETROIT, April 25- Volkswagen AG said on Monday it would go to a U.S. federal appeals court in an effort to keep the United Auto Workers union from representing a portion of the company's plant workers in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Earlier this month, the National Labor Relations Board upheld a December vote of about 160 skilled trades workers at the plant who voted to...

  • TOKYO— Japanese nuclear regulators said they will revise laws, nearly double inspection staff and send some inspectors to the U.S. for training to address deficiencies cited by the International Atomic Energy Agency. The Nuclear Regulation Authority announced the plans Monday in response to an IAEA evaluation of Japan's nuclear safety regulations since...

  • Democratic presidential candidate former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton

    Hillary Clinton’s advisers and allies have begun extensive discussions about who should be her running mate, the NYT reports.

  • NEW YORK— The Obama administration is trying to address Iranian complaints that U.S. financial regulations are denying Iran the sanctions relief it deserves under last year's landmark nuclear deal. Kerry also said the administration was willing to further clarify what transactions are now permitted with Iran and urged foreign financial institutions to...

  • April 22- General Motors said on Friday it will close four North American plants that primarily make cars and not SUVs or trucks, for two weeks due to a parts shortage linked to the recent earthquake in Japan. Operations at Lordstown, Ohio; Fairfax, Kansas; Spring Hill, Tennessee; and the Flex Oshawa plant in Ontario will be shut for two weeks beginning on April 25, GM...

  • April 22- General Motors said on Friday it would temporarily close four North American plants, as it assess the potential impact on its supply chain from the recent earthquakes in Japan. Operations at Spring Hill, Tennessee; the Flex Assembly in Oshawa, Ontario; Lordstown, Ohio; and Fairfax, Kansas, will be shut for two weeks beginning on April 25.

  • Prices ticked up slightly last month in the Los Angeles, Boston, Phoenix and Portland, Oregon, metro areas. Rents fell in Cleveland, Memphis and Oklahoma City. For all of 2015, finished construction of multifamily buildings soared 21 percent, according to the Commerce Department.

  • NEW YORK, April 21- Oil prices slipped on Thursday as producers hinted at more output, while U.S. stocks had their first loss in four sessions after a mixed bag of earnings reports. "Markets are convinced that the ECB will do more if it becomes necessary," said Sireen Harajli, currency strategist at Mizuho Corporate Bank in New York. Crude oil prices fell as Russia and...

  • GREENEVILLE, Tenn. _ Forward Air Corp. on Thursday reported first-quarter profit of $13.1 million. The average estimate of eight analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was also for earnings of 43 cents per share. Forward Air shares have increased slightly more than 6 percent since the beginning of the year.