NEW YORK (AP) — Tepid corporate results and another drop in the price of crude oil pulled stocks mostly lower on Tuesday.
Major indexes started the day slightly higher, turned lower around noon, then languished until the closing bell. A mixed batch of first-quarter earnings reports offered traders little direction.
4. Events - Friday, February 27, 2015
Nashville Lawn and Garden Show. This year’s Nashville Lawn and Garden Show will partner with the Tennessee Farm Winegrowers Alliance to present a one-day-only Wine Festival during the show’s traditional four-day show, which runs through Sunday, at the Tennessee State Fairgrounds. The Show will incorporate locally produced wine from more than a dozen of the state’s most celebrated wineries on Saturday, March 7, noon-7 p.m. Wine Festival wrist bands will be available inside the Nashville Lawn & Garden Show. Each wrist band will allow the purchaser to enjoy wine tastings, a complimentary wine glass, and have the opportunity to purchase wine produced in the Volunteer State. Information: 876-7680, www.nashvillelawnandgardenshow.com.5. Events - Friday, February 13, 2015
Music Tech & Futures Summit. The interactive conference, organized by Innovation Enterprise, will bring together pioneers within the music industry to discuss optimizing digital music and enhancing benefits within a high tech industry. The two-day conference will address topics such as the future of the record label, sharing music and its importance to the industry, data decisions through song placement and platforms vs. publishers. International Events Director at Innovation Enterprise Nathan Meyer said Nashville was the obvious choice to host the event. Speakers include executives from Kobalt Music, Deezer, Downtown Records, Viacom, ASCAP and iHeart Radio. Conference sessions will run Thursday and Friday, 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m., with multiple face-to-face networking opportunities with industry leaders. Online videos of all sessions, with integrated slides and audio, will be made available to all attendees after the event. Information and registration: http://bit.ly/1tt7MmL.6. US factories grew last month at slowest pace in a year - Friday, January 30, 2015
WASHINGTON (AP) — US factories expanded last month at the slowest pace in a year, as orders, production, and hiring all declined. The figures suggested manufacturing may not add much to growth in the first few months of 2015.7. Capella Healthcare names corporate compliance officer - Friday, October 03, 2014
Capella Healthcare has announced the appointment of Angie L. Mulder as corporate compliance officer.
With more than 20 years of leadership experience in health care, Mulder began her career at Ernst & Young, where she was primarily assigned to health care audit clients, including HealthTrust. She then held various financial and audit roles for Symphony Home Care and HCA.8. HipD: Donelson finds its cool side - Friday, September 26, 2014
The tag “Hip Donelson” evoked plenty of snickers, eye rolls and snarky comments when it first appeared. After all, the local joke goes, Donelson’s known for hip replacements – not hipsters.9. Dow closes at record after Fed keeps rates intact - Friday, September 12, 2014
NEW YORK (AP) — The stock market rose Wednesday after the Federal Reserve told investors to expect low interest rates for a while yet, pushing the Dow Jones industrial average to a record high.10. US stocks manage tiny gains, end week lower - Friday, June 27, 2014
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are closing with tiny gains after a late-afternoon turn higher, but still ended the week with a loss.
The Dow Jones industrial average was down for most of the day before a last-minute advance pushed it barely above its previous day's close.
11. Before recalls, safety was low in GM hierarchy - Friday, May 30, 2014
DETROIT (AP) — To understand how General Motors allowed a problem with a small part to balloon into a crisis, look at the organization chart.
As of early last year, the director of vehicle safety was four rungs down the ladder from the CEO, according to a copy of the chart obtained by The Associated Press. Finance, sales and public relations had a direct path to the top.
12. Turner talks retirement, possible mayoral run - Friday, March 14, 2014
State Representative and Nashville Democrat Mike Turner is retiring from the General Assembly and considering a run for mayor.
He served for 14 years, representing District 51, including parts of Old Hickory, Madison, East Nashville, downtown Nashville and Germantown.13. Amazon to hire 2,500 new workers across US, including Murfreesboro - Friday, February 07, 2014
SEATTLE (AP) — Amazon says it is hiring more than 2,500 full-time workers at its order fulfillment centers around the U.S.
Amazon.com Inc. plans to announce Wednesday that the jobs are available in Chester, Va., and Petersburg, Va.; Coffeyville, Kan.; Columbia, S.C.; Dupont, Wash.; Murfreesboro.14. The secret, dirty cost of Obama's green power push - Friday, November 08, 2013
CORYDON, Iowa (AP) — The hills of southern Iowa bear the scars of America's push for green energy: The brown gashes where rain has washed away the soil. The polluted streams that dump fertilizer into the water supply.15. Stocks close up as Bernanke reassures on stimulus - Friday, July 12, 2013
NEW YORK (AP) — Some soothing words from Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke pushed the stock market to slender gains on Wednesday. Higher earnings for several major companies also helped.
Bernanke said that the U.S. central bank had no firm timetable for cutting back on its bond purchases. The Fed would consider reducing its stimulus program if the economy improves, but Bernanke emphasized in his testimony to Congress that the reductions were "by no means on a preset course."16. DuPont reports 4Q earnings dropped - Friday, January 18, 2013
DOVER, Del. (AP) — Chemical and bioscience company DuPont Co. says weakness in its performance chemicals and electronics and communications businesses, coupled with costs associated with growth initiatives, led to a sharp drop in fourth-quarter income.17. US stocks rise as tech, industrial earns roll in - Friday, January 18, 2013
Strong earnings reports from big U.S. companies helped push the Dow Jones industrial average to its eighth gain in nine sessions Tuesday.
DuPont, Verizon and Travelers Cos., three of the 30 stocks that make up the Dow, closed higher after reporting their financial results for the final quarter of 2012.18. Stocks end little changed after Fed rally fizzles - Friday, December 07, 2012
NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks ended the day little changed Wednesday after a rally prompted by the Federal Reserve's latest economic stimulus program fizzled out.
The Dow Jones industrial average closed down 2.99 points at 13,245.45. It had risen as much as 81 points after the Fed said earlier in the day that it would extend a bond-buying plan and keep interest extremely low.19. Stocks stabilize on Wall Street after a sell-off - Friday, October 19, 2012
NEW YORK (AP) — The steep losses finally stopped Wednesday as the stock market turned calm, a day after one of its biggest sell-offs of the year. Indexes ended with slight losses after the Federal Reserve said the U.S. economy still needs support.20. Stocks sink as DuPont, Xerox, 3M scare investors - Friday, October 19, 2012
NEW YORK (AP) — Nobody was expecting this round of corporate earnings reports to be great. But companies' underwhelming results are still rattling investors.
The Dow Jones industrial average plunged Tuesday to its lowest level in nearly seven weeks. Big-name companies reported weak quarterly revenue and lowered their forecasts for the rest of the year.21. Stocks waver on Spain report, Mosaic miss - Friday, September 28, 2012
NEW YORK (AP) — Mixed signals on the world economy tugged on major stock indexes Tuesday.
The country's largest fertilizer company, Mosaic, said weak demand from China and India have hurt its profits. Mosaic, Dupont and stocks of other companies in the materials industry fell.22. Lattimore Black names new COO - Friday, September 07, 2012
Lattimore Black Morgan & Cain, PC, Tennessee’s largest regional accounting and business consulting firm, has named John A. Litchfield, Jr. as its COO.23. Stocks drop for a 3rd day as earnings slide - Friday, July 20, 2012
NEW YORK (AP) — A parade of grim news, from weak corporate earnings to a pullback at U.S. factories to spreading fault lines in Europe's debt crisis, sent investors fleeing stocks for a third straight day on Tuesday.24. Stocks mixed as American manufacturing slows - Friday, June 29, 2012
NEW YORK (AP) — Investors rejoiced over Europe last week. On Monday, they got back to worrying about the United States.
Stocks struggled to stay out of the red in quiet holiday-week trading after the government said American manufacturing shrank in June for the first time in almost three years.25. Strong earnings from AT&T, 3M lift Dow average - Friday, April 20, 2012
The Dow Jones industrial average is closing higher after several companies in the index reported strong quarterly earnings.
Five of the 30 stocks in the Dow rose 1.5 percent or more. AT&T led the gains after reporting better-than-expected profit. Verizon was close behind. 3M rose sharply after delivering an impressive quarterly report. GE, DuPont and Caterpillar rounded out the list of top gainers.
26. Stocks drop on mixed news on profits, economy - Friday, April 20, 2012
NEW YORK (AP) — A slew of U.S. companies announced big profits Thursday, but investors spooked about the economy sold stocks anyway.
Investors shifted between buying and selling early Thursday, then stuck with selling after deciding that strong earnings results weren't enough to make up for weak reports on jobs, housing and manufacturing.27. Stocks slightly lower on Greece talks worries - Friday, January 20, 2012
NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks fell in the United States and Europe on Tuesday as investors worried that a deal to cut Greece's national debt and hold off a possible financial crisis might fall through.28. Stocks gain as Europe moves closer to budget pact - Friday, December 09, 2011
A deal to forge stronger ties between most of Europe's economies sent stocks sharply higher Friday afternoon as hopes grew that the region is close to resolving its debt crisis. The Dow Jones industrial average rose 178 points.29. DuPont reports 23 pct increase in 3Q earnings - Friday, October 21, 2011
DOVER, Del. (AP) — Chemical maker DuPont says strong demand for its agricultural products helped boost third-quarter net income by 23 percent.
E.I. DuPont de Nemours & Co. on Tuesday reported net income of $452 million, or 48 cents per share, for the period ended Sept. 30. That's up from $367 million, or 40 cents per share, for the same period a year ago. In last year's quarter, the expiration of patents in DuPont's pharmaceuticals segment lowered net income by 13 cents per share.30. Chemical plant coming to Humphreys County - Friday, July 22, 2011
NASHVILLE (AP) - Occidental Chemical Corp. of Dallas has announced plans to build a plant in Humphreys County, Tenn., that will create approximately 85 full-time jobs.