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  • Andrew Cuomo's proposal to make the state's public colleges free for hundreds of thousands of middle-class students is seen as one of the nation's most ambitious efforts to tackle skyrocketing higher education debt. A: Full-time New York students whose families earn less than $125,000 a year would pay no tuition to attend two- or four-year colleges in the...

  • MARYVILLE, Tenn. _ Ruby Tuesday Inc. on Thursday reported a loss of $38 million in its fiscal second quarter. The Maryville, Tennessee- based company said it had a loss of 63 cents per share. Keywords: Ruby Tuesday, Earnings Report.

  • NASHVILLE, Tenn.— The company that owns the Grand Ole Opry and the Ryman Auditorium is opening two new venues in Tennessee and Oklahoma with the help of country star Blake Shelton. At a press conference Thursday in Nashville, Shelton and Colin Reed, the CEO of Ryman Hospitality Properties, announced details about Ole Red Nashville and Ole Red Tishomingo, in the...

  • His death Tuesday in Nashville was announced by Vanderbilt University where Daane had been a longtime professor at the Vanderbilt Owen Graduate School of Management. Before joining the faculty at Vanderbilt in 1974, Daane had 35 years of combined government service in the Federal Reserve System and at the U.S. Treasury Department. Up until his 98th year, he...

  • *30- year yield falls to 3- week low. "With stocks a little softer than people anticipated after the move yesterday, that opened the door for people to add just a few more Treasuries," said Jim Vogel, interest rate strategist at FTN Financial in Memphis. Benchmark 10- year Treasury yields fell to 2.466 percent, their lowest since Dec. 14.

  • ALLENTOWN, Pa., Dec 23- A cargo plane emblazoned with " Prime Air" descended from an empty sky at Lehigh Valley International Airport on Tuesday, ninety minutes from the bustle of New York City, loaded with crates of goods during the peak holiday shopping season. Exclusive payload data reviewed by Reuters and interviews with airport officials around the country...

  • CHICAGO, Dec 20- Package delivery company FedEx Corp on Tuesday reported a higher quarterly net profit, boosted by revenue growth across all business units but results lagged Wall Street expectations and the company's stock fell nearly 3 percent in after-market trading. The Memphis- based company reported net income for its fiscal second quarter ending Nov....

  • The Memphis- based company reported net income for its fiscal second quarter ending Nov. 20 of $700 million or $2.59 per share, up from $691 million or $2.44 per share a year earlier.

  • *European shares steady after attacks in Germany, Turkey. NEW YORK, Dec 20- U.S. equities touched record highs on Tuesday and the dollar hit a fresh 14- year peak as markets shrugged off risk aversion following attacks in Turkey and Germany. European stocks steadied as reassurance over Italy's plan to spend up to 20 billion euros to rescue its troubled banks...

  • *European shares steady after attacks in Germany, Turkey. On Wall Street, the Dow neared the 20,000 level as reassurance over Italy's plan to spend up to 20 billion euros to rescue its troubled banks offset risk aversion following attacks in Turkey and Germany a day earlier. U.S. stocks have rallied since the Nov. 8 election, with the S&P 500 rising nearly 6 percent on...

  • *Turkish lira recovers after Russian envoy gunned down in Ankara. NEW YORK, Dec 20- The dollar climbed to a 14- year high on Tuesday after Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen's comments about the labor market reinforced the notion of a faster pace of U.S. interest rate hikes next year than had been expected. "The dollar and bonds have been trading in lockstep," said...

  • NEW YORK, Dec 20- U.S. Bond prices had rallied on Monday as some investors covered short positions and as terrorism concerns promoted by the shooting of the Russian ambassador in Turkey and a truck attack on a Berlin Christmas market raised demand for low-risk bonds. "The main reason for the increase today is the little bit of' risk on' trading that buoyed European...

  • NEW YORK, Dec 19- Just how much would you give up for your children to go to their dream schools? For Seattle's Al Sanders, the answer was his precious stash of 5,000 comics starring everyone from the Avengers to Iron Man to the Fantastic Four. It was a tough decision for the lifelong comic fan, but the four-figure proceeds helped with his daughter's first year at Fisk...

  • NEW YORK, Dec 19- Just how much would you give up for your children to go to their dream schools? For Seattle's Al Sanders, the answer was his precious stash of 5,000 comics starring everyone from the Avengers to Iron Man to the Fantastic Four. It was a tough decision for the lifelong comic fan, but the four-figure proceeds helped with his daughter's first year at Fisk...

  • NEW YORK, Dec 19- Just how much would you give up for your children to go to their dream schools? For Seattle's Al Sanders, the answer was his precious stash of 5,000 comics starring everyone from the Avengers to Iron Man to the Fantastic Four. It was a tough decision for the lifelong comic fan, but the four-figure proceeds helped with his daughter's first year at Fisk...

  • WASHINGTON, Dec 15- DeVry University has agreed to pay $100 million to settle a U.S. Federal Trade Commission lawsuit accusing the for-profit school of misleading potential students with ads promoting job and salary success for graduates, the agency said on Thursday. Under the settlement, DeVry will forgive $50.6 million in debt owed by students for tuition...

  • ADDISON, Ill., Dec 14- In an unassuming building in the Chicago suburb of Addison, United Parcel Service Inc engineers design custom boxes for retailers as part of a joint effort to tackle a vexing issue: the high cost of delivering e-commerce packages. Online retail sales are expected to reach $392.5 billion this year, according to research firm eMarketer, but with...

  • Rex Tillerson, CEO of Exxon Mobil.

    Exxon Mobil Corp Chief Executive Officer Rex Tillerson emerged on Friday as President-elect Donald Trump's leading candidate for U.S. secretary of state, a senior transition official said.

  • GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., Dec 9- Exxon Mobil Corp Chief Executive Officer Rex Tillerson emerged on Friday as President-elect Donald Trump's leading candidate for U.S. secretary of state, a senior transition official said. Tillerson's favored status was revealed as former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani formally withdrew from consideration for secretary of state.

  • GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., Dec 9- Exxon Mobil Corp Chief Executive Rex Tillerson emerged on Friday as President-elect Donald Trump's leading candidate for U.S. secretary of state, a senior transition official said. Tillerson's favored status was revealed as former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani formally withdrew from consideration for secretary of state.