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  • The constitutional and statutory authority for who can terminate the 1994 North American Free Trade Agreement- Trump or the U.S. Congress- is deeply disputed, and it may take the U.S. Supreme Court or a truce between the White House and Capitol Hill to sort it out. "I think this is headed for a huge legal morass if the president were to unilaterally send a notice of...

  • NEW YORK— As Thanksgiving approaches, NBC can be thankful for another weekly ratings win. As with last week, NBC won largely thanks to football. Overall, NBC averaged 8.8 million viewers in prime time, followed by CBS and ABC.

  • LEBANON, Tenn. _ Cracker Barrel Old Country Store Inc. on Tuesday reported fiscal first-quarter earnings of $46.4 million. The average estimate of three analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of $1.86 per share. This story was generated by Automated Insights using data from Zacks Investment Research.

  • BRENTWOOD, Tenn. _ Kirkland's Inc. on Tuesday reported a loss of $2.4 million in its fiscal third quarter. Kirkland's expects full-year earnings to be 50 cents to 60 cents per share. Kirkland's shares have declined 17 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • Nov 20- Tyson Foods Inc said it was putting on hold plans to build a chicken production plant in Kansas following opposition from local residents and the No. 1 U.S. meat processor said it would build a new $300 million facility in Tennessee. The company will continue to consider potential sites in Kansas for additional expansion of its poultry business, spokesman...

  • A nonpartisan analysis says the Senate tax overhaul bill would produce tax increases for half of all taxpayers by 2027.. Senate leaders hope for passage next week. Bob Corker says he's "all for" taking out a health care provision from Senate legislation to overhaul the tax code if it stands in the way of passing the bill.

  • HUMBOLDT, Tenn.— Tyson Foods Inc. plans to build a new chicken production complex in Tennessee, a $300 million project that is expected to create more than 1,500 jobs when the facility begins operations in late 2019, the company said Monday. The new plant in Humboldt will produce pre-packaged trays of fresh chicken for retail grocery stores nationwide, the...

  • HUMBOLDT, Tenn.— CORRECTS: Tyson Foods to build new chicken plant in Tennessee, a $300 M project expected to create more than 1,500 jobs.

  • Lamar Alexander during his interview with John Harwood.

    Sen. Lamar Alexander on Trump: "He's completely unconventional ... I'm going to try to help him succeed."

  • Lamar Alexander during his interview with John Harwood.

    Sen. Lamar Alexander says Americans need to study history and sort out immigration once and for all.

  • Lamar Alexander during his interview with John Harwood.

    On the Roy Moore scandal, Sen. Lamar Alexander said: "My view on it is the charges, as detailed, seemed well-documented and serious."

  • Lamar Alexander during his interview with John Harwood.

    Sen. Lamar Alexander of Tennessee has earned a reputation for seriousness, diligence and pragmatism.

  • WASHINGTON— President Donald Trump on Monday promised a tax overhaul by Christmas, a day after the White House signaled its willingness to strike a health care provision from Senate tax legislation if it's an impediment to passing the tax bill. Susan Collins of Maine, whose vote the White House needs. Senators would have to find the money elsewhere to meet the...

  • WASHINGTON— Two of President Donald Trump's leading economic advisers sent mixed signals Sunday on the fate of a health care provision in the Senate version of a $1.5 trillion measure to overhaul business and personal income taxes that is expected to be voted on after Thanksgiving. Bob Corker of Tennessee, John McCain and Jeff Flake of Arizona, and Rand Paul of...

  • Shiekh Shoes, which also sells streetwear apparel, has about 120 stores across 10 states stretching from California to Tennessee. Shiekh Shoes is talking to four to five banks about funding to avoid filing for bankruptcy, he said, adding that he is not in default with any creditors or landlords. Shiekh Shoes renovated stores to meet demands from suppliers, who...

  • LITTLE ROCK, Ark.— A major agribusiness company asked an Arkansas judge Friday to halt the state's plan to ban an herbicide that's drawn complaints from farmers across several states who say the weed killer has drifted onto their fields and caused widespread damage. Monsanto asked a Pulaski County judge to strike down the rule approved by the state Plant Board...

  • WASHINGTON— Unemployment rates fell to record lows in Idaho and Tennessee in September, and dropped in 9 other states. The Labor Department's report on state unemployment, released Friday, also showed the extent of Hurricane Irma's damage in Florida, which lost 127,400 jobs that month, or about 1.5 percent of the state's total jobs. The jobless rate dropped to 2.8...

  • A measure passed the House of Representatives on Thursday, moving the action to the Senate, where the plan has already encountered resistance. Republicans control the Senate by a 52-48 margin, leaving little room for defections. Senator Ron Johnson of Wisconsin surprised colleagues on Wednesday by becoming the first Republican to announce opposition to the...

  • WASHINGTON— As part of its effort to expand private health care, the Department of Veterans Affairs is exploring the possibility of merging its health system with the Pentagon's, a cost-saving measure that veterans groups say could threaten the viability of VA hospitals and clinics. Griffin Anderson, a spokesman for the Democrats on the House Veterans...

  • Thorny problems await in the Senate, though. But in the Senate, a similar measure received a politically awkward verdict from nonpartisan congressional analysts showing it would eventually produce higher taxes for low- and middle-income earners but deliver deep reductions for those better off. The Senate bill was approved late Thursday by the Finance...