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  • Speaking to reporters aboard presidential plane Air Force One after the rally, Trump expressed optimism about his plan's chances in Congress. Republicans control both Congress and the White House for the first time in a decade, but the overhaul still faces political battles to be fought by a president new to governing. White House spokesman Sean Spicer told...

  • March 15- President Donald Trump used his barnstorming strategy on Wednesday to try to build momentum for his first legislative initiative, a healthcare overhaul, by holding a massive rally in Nashville, Tennessee, reminiscent of his campaign events. Republicans control both Congress and the White House for the first time in a decade, but the overhaul still...

  • "We're obviously in talks with Speaker Ryan, the entire leadership team over there... to get the best outcome based on feedback from members," White House spokesman Sean Spicer told reporters during a briefing. Specifically, conservatives want Obamacare's expansion of the Medicaid program for the poor to end sooner than proposed by the Ryan plan, and want to...

  • WASHINGTON— President Donald Trump has finalized his first budget for the federal government, a blueprint that would make deep cuts in the Environmental Protection Agency and other domestic programs while significantly increasing spending on the military. Trump has promised a spending plan that fulfills his campaign promises to boost national security,...

  • GM said last week it planned to lay off 1,100 workers in May at its Lansing Delta Township assembly plant in Michigan. GM also said it would add 220 jobs at a plant in Romulus, Michigan, that is building 10- speed automatic transmissions, and it would retain 180 jobs by shifting Lansing workers to a Flint assembly plant to support pickup truck production.

  • OOLTEWAH, Tenn. _ Miller Industries Inc. on Wednesday reported fourth-quarter earnings of $4.5 million. Miller Industries shares have fallen 10 percent since the beginning of the year. Keywords: Miller Industries, Earnings Report.

  • With a crunch-time House vote on a GOP bill replacing that law planned for next week, Vice President Mike Pence ensured conservative lawmakers that the administration was open to changes. With opposition from conservative and moderate GOP lawmakers endangering the measure in the House and Senate, President Donald Trump was expected to urge lawmakers to...

  • GM said last week it planned to lay off 1,100 workers in May at its Lansing Delta Township assembly plant in Michigan. GM also said it would add 220 jobs at a plant in Romulus, Michigan, that is building 10- speed automatic transmissions, and it would retain 180 jobs by shifting Lansing workers to a Flint assembly plant to support pickup truck production.

  • WASHINGTON, March 15- General Motors Co plans next year to rehire 500 workers at a Michigan assembly plant who are to be laid off in May, citing increased demand for larger vehicles, the company said on Wednesday. GM said last week it planned to lay off 1,100 workers in May at its Lansing Delta Township assembly plant in Michigan. The company is moving production of...

  • WASHINGTON— The Latest on President Donald Trump:. President Donald Trump is touting the embattled House Republican health care plan, telling his supporters that "the House legislation does so much for you." President Donald Trump is blasting a court for halting what he's calling a "watered-down version" of his travel ban.

  • MEMPHIS, Tenn. _ GTx Inc. on Wednesday reported a loss of $6.9 million in its fourth quarter. On a per-share basis, the Memphis, Tennessee- based company said it had a loss of 44 cents. For the year, the company reported that its loss narrowed to $17.7 million, or $1.22 per share.

  • The EPA under Obama had promulgated a rule for cars and trucks requiring a fleet-wide average of 36 mpg in real-world driving by 2025.. If the EPA determines they are not appropriate, the agency will submit a new proposal next year. Trump's announcement is expected to set the stage for weaker fuel efficiency standards as well as drawn-out legal battles with...

  • The ax would fall especially hard on Medicaid, the state-federal program that provides health care to the poor and lower-income workers. In Washington, for example, state officials say they would have to come up with $1.5 billion a year starting in 2020 to keep coverage in place for about 600,000 residents who gained coverage through the Medicaid expansion...

  • CHICAGO, March 14- Aviagen, the world's leading poultry breeding company, has euthanized chickens at a farm in Alabama over concerns about bird flu, the company said on Tuesday, as likely cases of the disease emerged in a top chicken-producing state. Alabama officials said they suspected that poultry at three sites in the state were infected with the virus, about a...

  • NASHVILLE, Tenn. _ First Acceptance Corp. on Tuesday reported a fourth-quarter loss of $3.5 million, after reporting a profit in the same period a year earlier. The Nashville, Tennessee- based company said it had a loss of 9 cents per share. Keywords: First Acceptance, Earnings Report.

  • It's riding the wave of bourbon's popularity as its parent company— spirits giant Diageo— looks to expand a brand started 30 years ago when Kentuckian Tom Bulleit revived his family's whiskey recipe. Diageo sees the distillery, built on rolling farmland in Shelby County, as a catalyst for the brand that has flexed its muscle with annual double-digit sales...

  • *Traders square positions ahead of expected Wed. NEW YORK, March 14- U.S. Interest rates futures implied traders saw a 95.2 percent chance the Fed would announce it was raising rates by a quarter percentage-point at the end of its two-day policy meeting, CME Group's FedWatch program showed.

  • FRANKFURT, Germany— The CEO of German automaker Volkswagen says the United States remains a "core market" for the company despite its diesel emissions scandal and has underlined that it hopes to expand there. Matthias Mueller made the comments Tuesday at the company's annual news and investor conference at its headquarters in Wolfsburg, Germany.

  • March 13- Restaurant operator Ruby Tuesday Inc said on Monday it would explore strategic alternatives, including a potential sale or merger, sending its shares up after the bell. The Maryville, Tennessee based-company's shares rose about 14 percent to $1.99 in extended trading. The company, which has a market capitalization of about $106 million, also expects...

  • CHICAGO, March 9- A commercial flock of 17,000 chickens in Tennessee has been culled after becoming infected with low-pathogenic bird flu, state agricultural officials said on Thursday, days after a more dangerous form of the disease killed poultry in a neighboring county. The highly pathogenic case in Tennessee was the first such infection in a commercial...