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  • BASSETT, Va. _ Bassett Furniture Industries Inc. on Thursday reported fiscal third-quarter profit of $4.2 million. On a per-share basis, the Bassett, Virginia- based company said it had profit of 38 cents. This story was generated by Automated Insights using data from Zacks Investment Research.

  • NEW YORK, Sept 28- You do not learn a lot from tax returns, Republican Donald Trump proclaimed in Monday's U.S. presidential debate. "From a tax return, you get distinct, discrete financial numbers," says Jude Boudreaux, a certified financial planner at Upperline Financial Planning in New Orleans. Democrat Hillary Clinton's returns showed that she and her husband,...

  • NEW YORK, Sept 28- You do not learn a lot from tax returns, Republican Donald Trump proclaimed in Monday's U.S. presidential debate. "From a tax return, you get distinct, discrete financial numbers," says Jude Boudreaux, a certified financial planner at Upperline Financial Planning in New Orleans. Democrat Hillary Clinton's returns showed that she and her husband,...

  • NEW YORK, Sept 28- You do not learn a lot from tax returns, Republican Donald Trump proclaimed in Monday's U.S. presidential debate. "From a tax return, you get distinct, discrete financial numbers," says Jude Boudreaux, a certified financial planner at Upperline Financial Planning in New Orleans. Democrat Hillary Clinton's returns showed that she and her husband,...

  • Donald Trump says he saved former Miss Universe Alicia Machado's job by shaming her into losing weight. Trump told Fox News host Bill O'Reilly Wednesday night that he "saved her job because they wanted to fire her for putting on so much weight." Donald Trump wants to know how many Christian conservatives are backing him in Iowa.

  • SPRINGFIELD, Mass.— A prosecutor on Wednesday released composite images of a suspect in the unsolved slaying of a middle school aide nearly a quarter century ago, a rendering that uses genetics to predict someone's appearance. The technology to produce such images were not available in 1992 when the body of Lisa Ziegert, of Agawam, was found just days after she...

  • CHEYENNE, Wyo.— A state environmental review board voted Wednesday to allow Wyoming's first major coal mine in decades to proceed despite the objections of another coal company. Kentucky- based Ramaco's relatively small Brook Mine would buck that trend but has faced opposition from another company and a ranch. The Wyoming Environmental Quality Council voted...

  • A new survey from student loan lender Sallie Mae warns that if economic growth does not keep up with inflation, then they may not have enough despite their best intentions. The latest "How America Saves for College" report, released by Sallie Mae on Thursday, finds that the number of parents saving for college jumped to 57 percent, from 48 percent last year.

  • CHANTILLY, Va.— Airline pilots and air traffic controllers are on schedule to switch to text communications at most of the nation's busiest airports by the end of the year, a milestone that holds the potential to reduce delays, prevent errors and save billions of dollars in fuel cost, says the Federal Aviation Administration. Controllers and pilots will still use...

  • NEWARK, N.J.— Federal prosecutors in New Jersey said Monday the part-owner of two information technology firms and an employee fraudulently used a visa program to reduce skilled labor costs. Prosecutors filed conspiracy charges against Sowrabh Sharma, of New York; his two firms, Jersey City- based SCM Data and MMC Systems, of Ashburn, Virginia; and Shikha Mohta, a...

  • RALEIGH, N.C.— Duke Energy Corp. has agreed to pay a $6 million fine for a big spill that coated the Dan River with liquefied coal ash in 2014, North Carolina's environment agency said Friday. The spill coated 70 miles of the river on the North Carolina- Virginia border in more than 30,000 tons of sludge after a pipe burst at a holding pit at Duke Energy's power plant in...

  • RICHMOND, Va.— Prosecutor says he won't pursue federal criminal civil rights charges against three officers in Virginia stun gun case.

  • BRENHAM, Texas— Blue Bell Creameries recalled select flavors of ice cream distributed across the South after finding chocolate chip cookie dough from a third-party supplier for use as an ingredient was potentially contaminated with listeria, the Brenham, Texas- based company announced Wednesday. Blue Bell said it was recalling half gallons and pints of Blue...

  • *Nasdaq closes at record high. *Fed signals it could still tighten by year end. Sept 21- Wall Street racked up gains on Wednesday after the U.S.

  • NEW YORK, Sept 21- Drivers from Tennessee and Georgia to New Jersey may soon breathe a collective sigh of relief as service is restored on Colonial Pipeline, cutting gasoline prices that have surged following a leak on the key line. Still, the 12- day disruption on Colonial, the main artery that flows about 1.3 million barrels per day of fuel from the refining hub on...

  • The International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions on Wednesday announced it intends to move its headquarters to Orlando from Alexandria, Virginia, outside Washington. The association also says it intends to hold its massive annual conference in Orlando for another five years. The association had committed to holding the conference in...

  • RICHMOND, Va. _ CarMax Inc. on Wednesday reported fiscal second-quarter earnings of $162.4 million. The average estimate of 10 analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was also for earnings of 88 cents per share. CarMax shares have climbed slightly more than 3 percent since the beginning of the year, while the Standard& Poor's 500 index has climbed nearly...

  • The IRS chief made the remarks at a House Judiciary Committee hearing on a drive by hard-line conservatives to oust Koskinen. Their impeachment resolution accuses him of lying to lawmakers, ignoring subpoenas and overseeing an agency that destroyed emails as Congress investigated how the IRS subjected tea party groups seeking tax exemptions to harsh...

  • WASHINGTON— Unemployment rates in U.S. presidential swing states, including Florida and North Carolina, mostly fell in August compared with a year ago. But they were up in some hotly contested states, such as Pennsylvania, where the rate jumped to 5.7 percent from 4.9 percent 12 months earlier, according to a report Tuesday from the U.S. Labor Department.

  • ATLANTA— The Latest on the rupture of the Colonial Pipeline in Alabama:. The auto club AAA reports that gas prices continue to climb in several southern states after a pipeline leak in Alabama slowed the flow of fuel across the South. AAA reports that in Georgia, Tuesday's average price for regular gas rose about 5 cents since Monday, to an average $2.36 statewide— up...