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  • ATLANTA— The governors of three Southern states are lifting restrictions on the number of hours that truck drivers delivering fuel can work, hoping to prevent shortages in both states after the shutdown of a pipeline that spilled at least 252,000 gallons of gasoline in rural Alabama. The pipeline runs from Texas to New Jersey, supplying fuel to states in the...

  • DALLAS— Motorists in the Southeast and East could pay more for gasoline in coming days because of the shutdown of a leaking pipeline in Alabama. It is one of two major pipelines that connect more than two dozen refineries in Texas and Louisiana with cities in the East, from Atlanta to New York. Colonial said that supply disruptions would be felt first in Georgia,...

  • WASHINGTON— President Barack Obama will meet with a variety of political and business leaders as he continues to push for approval of the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement. John Kasich, former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg and former Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson are among those on the White House guest list for the Friday meeting.

  • NEW YORK, Sept 15- Colonial Pipeline Co, operator of the largest refined products pipeline system in the United States, said on Thursday it would delay until next week the full restart of its main gasoline line bringing fuel to the East Coast after a 6,000- barrel leak in Alabama. The company on Friday shut its main gasoline and distillate lines, which are critical...

  • Griff Lynch, executive director of the Georgia Ports Authority, said the expanded rail facility will take advantage of larger ships arriving via the recently expanded Panama Canal to allow Savannah to compete for cargo that now moves through ports on the West Coast. "We're going West," Lynch told a packed ballroom of Savannah business leaders during the annual "...

  • DETROIT— Truckers are warning that a government plan to electronically limit the speed of tractor-trailers will lead to highway traffic jams and possibly an increase in deadly run-ins with cars. Speeds could be limited to 60, 65 or 68 miles per hour when the rule is finalized after a comment period that ends Nov. 7. The National Highway Traffic Safety...

  • Man in apartment, living, real estate

    Within a number of major metro areas, it now costs more to rent an average one-bedroom home than it does to rent a two-bedroom.

  • NEW YORK, Sept 14- Colonial Pipeline Co, the largest refined products system in the United States, on Wednesday increased its estimate of a gasoline leak in Alabama by about six times, but maintained it would restart the affected line completely by the weekend. The pipeline said about 6,000 barrels of gasoline spilled in Shelby County, Alabama, up from an earlier...

  • NEW YORK, Sept 14- Colonial Pipeline Co, the largest refined products system in the United States, on Wednesday increased its estimate of a gasoline leak in Alabama by about six times, but maintained that it would restart the affected line completely by the weekend. The pipeline said it now estimated that about 6,000 barrels of gasoline spilled in Shelby County,...

  • CHICAGO, Sept 14- Package delivery company United Parcel Service Inc said on Wednesday it plans to hire around 95,000 seasonal employees for its crucial peak holiday season this year, unchanged from the past two years as improvements to its network should help it handle rising ecommerce volumes. "We're always looking for how we can improve efficiencies as a...

  • ATLANTA, Sept 13- Holding signs and banners and chanting "Oil Kills," protesters in Atlanta and other U.S. cities on Tuesday shouted support for Native American activists trying to stop construction of a North Dakota pipeline they say will desecrate sacred land and pollute water. "We were all moved by the spirit to be here," said Linda James Thomas, 59, who attended the...

  • ATLANTA, Sept 13- Holding signs and banners and chanting "Oil Kills," protesters in Atlanta on Tuesday shouted support for Native American activists trying to stop construction of a North Dakota pipeline they say will desecrate sacred land and pollute water. "We were all moved by the spirit to be here," said Linda James Thomas, 59, who attended in support of the...

  • ATLANTA, Sept 13- Holding signs and banners and chanting "Oil Kills," protesters in Atlanta on Tuesday shouted support for Native American activists trying to stop construction of a North Dakota pipeline they say will desecrate sacred land and pollute water. "We were all moved by the spirit to be here," said Linda James Thomas, 59, a Native American who said she...

  • NEW YORK, Sept 13- If you think only humans are living longer, check out Willoughby. The adorable little shih tzu from Atlanta is still trucking at the ripe old age of 18. Dogs are now living an average of 11.8 years, according to the 2016 State of Pet Health report from privately owned Banfield Pet Hospital, which operates veterinary clinics around the United States.

  • Atlanta Fed President Lockhart to step down

    CNBC's Steve Liesman reports that Atlanta Fed President Dennis Lockhart has announced he will step down on February 28, 2017.

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 12- Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump said on Monday that U.S. Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen was keeping interest rates low because of political pressure from the Obama administration, questioning the motives of an institution whose work hinges on maintaining its independence. The Fed's Washington- based board had no...

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 12- Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump said on Monday that U.S. Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen was keeping interest rates low because of political pressure from the Obama administration. "Well, it's staying at zero because she's obviously political and she's doing what Obama wants her to do," Trump told CNBC in a phone interview,...

  • Sept 12- U.S. stock index futures were lower for the third straight day on Monday as oil prices fell and on increasing speculation about a possible U.S. interest rate hike as early as next week. *Fed Governor and permanent voting member Lael Brainard's speech at 1:15 p.m. ET will be scrutinized to see if she maintains her dovish stance on rates or takes a more...

  • A test conducted by PlaneGard, which makes cases meant to contain the fire and smoke if a device’s battery malfunctions during a flight.

    So far there have been no airliner disasters specifically attributed to digital devices. But experts worry about the sheer mathematics. NYT reports.

  • The SEC charged Atlanta- based businessman Christopher F. Brogdon, who managed the offerings, with fraud in November for tapping those funds for other business and personal expenses. A court later ordered Brogdon to repay $85 million to investors, according to the SEC. BOKF, which was also the dissemination agent, failed in its "gatekeeper role," the SEC said.