Nashville-based Pinnacle Bank profits increase 46 percent

Published Oct. 16 2018

Pinnacle Financial Partners, Inc., Tennessee's second biggest bank headquartered within the state, boosted its third quarter profits by nearly 46...

Audi fined $925 million in Germany over diesel emissions

Published Oct. 16 2018

German law enforcement authorities added another chapter to Volkswagen's diesel scandal Tuesday by fining the company's luxury division Audi 800...

Stocks surge, recovering some recent losses; Dow climbs 547 points

Published Oct. 16 2018

U.S. stocks rocketed to their biggest gain in six months Tuesday following strong earnings from major financial and health care...

Sears' bankruptcy will have ripple effect, not all of it bad

Published Oct. 16 2018

Sears' Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing will have ripple effects on everything from landlords to suppliers to workers.

U.S., South African farmers cry fowl over Trump metal tariffs

Published Oct. 16 2018

Which came first, the chicken or the trade war?

Mega Millions prize of $654 million is nation's 4th-largest

Published Oct. 16 2018

The fourth-largest lottery prize in U.S. history will be on the line as numbers are drawn for the Mega Millions...

U.S. wants drug prices in TV ads: 'Patients deserve to know'

Published Oct. 16 2018

The federal government said Monday that it wants to force drugmakers to disclose prices for prescription medicines in their TV...

Seven companies, 4 men charged in $1 billion telemedicine fraud scheme

Published Oct. 15 2018

Seven companies and four men are facing charges, accused of roles in a $1 billion telemedicine fraud scheme that deceived...

U.S. budget deficit hits highest level in 6 years

Published Oct. 15 2018

The federal budget deficit has surged to $779 billion in fiscal 2018, its highest level in six years as President...

Insurer Anthem will pay record $16 million for massive data breach

Published Oct. 15 2018

The nation's second-largest health insurer has agreed to pay the government a record $16 million to settle potential privacy violations...

Microsoft co-founder, philanthropist Paul Allen dies at 65

Published Oct. 15 2018

Paul G. Allen, who co-founded Microsoft with his childhood friend Bill Gates before becoming a billionaire philanthropist who invested in...

Study: Without Medicaid expansion, poor people forgo medical care

Published Oct. 15 2018

Low-income people in states that haven't expanded Medicaid are much more likely to forgo needed medical care than the poor...


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How Sears went from Gilded Age boom to modern-day bust

Published Oct. 15 2018

To an entire generation of young shoppers, Sears is the store they least want to visit in the mall they...

Market forces put America's recycling industry in the dumps

Published Oct. 13 2018

America's recycling industry is in the dumps.

Single mom masterminds $700,000 swing from debt to savings

Published Oct. 13 2018

When Takiia Anderson graduated from Boston College Law School in 1999, she was a single mom with a 2-year-old child,...

Slight increase coming for Medicare's 'Part B' outpatient care premium

Published Oct. 12 2018

Medicare says its "Part B" premium for outpatient care will rise by just $1.50 a month next year. That means...

Facebook: Hackers accessed personal data from 29 million accounts

Published Oct. 12 2018

Facebook says hackers accessed data from 29 million accounts as part of the security breach disclosed two weeks ago, fewer...

China trade surplus with U.S. widens to record $34.1 billion

Published Oct. 12 2018

China's trade surplus with the United States widened to a record $34.1 billion in September as exports to the American...

Business fluctuations at Roadtec lead to fourth-quarter layoffs

Published Oct. 11 2018

Roadtec Inc., a division of Chattanooga-based Astec Industries that produces asphalt equipment, is laying off 40 to 50 employees, an...

Stocks plunge again; Dow's two-day loss reaches 1,300 points

Published Oct. 11 2018

U.S. stocks sank more than 2 percent Thursday, the second day of steep declines around the globe driven by concerns...

Kid Rock comes to White House as Trump signs music licensing-royalty bill

Published Oct. 11 2018

President Donald Trump welcomed musicians Kid Rock and country star John Rich to the White House on Thursday as he...

Delta profits soar as demand drives ticket prices higher

Published Oct. 11 2018

Airlines have been pouring money into amenities that making flying nicer for high-paying customers while economy-class passengers endure cramped quarters...

After backlash, Amazon to boost pay for longtime workers

Published Oct. 10 2018

Amazon, facing a backlash from longtime warehouse employees who say its $15 hourly minimum wage wouldn't benefit them, will provide...