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BC-TN--Tennessee News Coverage Advisory 8:30 am, TN

March 14, 2019

Good morning! Here’s a look at how AP’s general news coverage is shaping up in Tennessee. Questions about coverage plans are welcome and should be directed to the AP-Nashville bureau at 615-373-9988 or apnashville@ap.org. Becky Yonker is on the desk. News editor Scott Stroud can be reached at sstroud@ap.org.

A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change. Expected stories may not develop, or late-breaking and more newsworthy events may take precedence. Advisories and digests will keep you up to date. All times are Central unless noted. For up-to-the minute information on AP’s coverage, visit Coverage Plan at newsroom.ap.org.

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Top Stories:

EARNS-DOLLAR GENERAL

GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn. _ Dollar General Corp. posted mixed fourth-quarter results, with profit pressured by an income tax expense while revenue grew during the critical holiday period. The discount retailer also provided a fiscal 2019 profit outlook below Wall Street’s view. Shares fell 6.8 percent before the market open on Thursday.

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CONDUIT GLOBAL-JOBS

New York-based call center operator Conduit Global has told state officials it plans to cut 112 jobs from its facility in Memphis, Tennessee.

In Brief:

PINK ADOPTS A PUP, from NASHVILLE, Tenn. _ The pop star Pink added another member to her family this week when she adopted a puppy while in Tennessee on her “Beautiful Trauma” tour.

DUCKS UNLIMITED CEO, from MEMPHIS, Tenn. _ Former Florida Agriculture Commissioner Adam H. Putnam has been named CEO of the conservation group Ducks Unlimited.

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