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  • CHICAGO/ TAMPA, Fla., Aug 26- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration recommended on Friday that all blood donated in the United States and its territories be tested for Zika virus, as it moves to prevent transmission of the virus through the blood supply. The agency said its decision to expand blood screening in the United States was based on concerns about more cases...

  • CHICAGO, Aug 26- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration recommended on Friday that all blood donated in the United States and its territories be tested for Zika virus, as it moves to prevent transmission of the virus through the blood supply. The agency said its move to expand blood screening in the United States was based on concerns about increasing cases of local...

  • DETROIT— The U.S. is seeking to forcibly limit how fast trucks, buses and other large vehicles can travel on the nation's highways. The proposal, which comes from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, does not force older heavy vehicles to add the speed-limiting technology, but the regulators are...

  • ROCHESTER, N.Y.— A United Airlines ExpressJet flight from New Jersey to Toronto had to make an emergency landing in Rochester, New York, just hours after a previous flight carrying the same passengers had to return to the Newark airport. Atlanta- based ExpressJet, a regional affiliate of United, says the passengers had been on another Toronto- bound flight that had...

  • WASHINGTON— The government told all U.S. blood banks Friday to start screening for Zika, a major expansion intended to protect the nation's blood supply from the mosquito-borne virus. Previously, blood testing was mostly limited to parts of Florida and Puerto Rico, where Zika is spreading. Peter Marks said in a Food and Drug Administration release.

  • ATLANTA _ American Software Inc. on Thursday reported fiscal first-quarter net income of $1.7 million. American Software shares have climbed 14 percent since the beginning of the year. Keywords: American Software, Earnings Report.

  • WASHINGTON— The world's key central banks have worked themselves into contortions to try to rev up economic growth, raise inflation and coax consumers and businesses to borrow and spend more. They've pumped trillions into financial systems and driven interest rates about as low as they can go— even below zero in Europe and Japan. "It's pushing on a string if...

  • WASHINGTON, Aug 25- Wells Fargo, Advanced Micro Devices and Fifth Third Bank have in recent years agreed to settlement deals that seek to muzzle former employees in ways that some lawyers said could violate U.S. whistleblower protection laws. A SEC spokeswoman declined to comment. Since 2015, the SEC has brought four cases targeting specific types of so-called...

  • If you're listening to music coming out of the tinny speaker on your phone, you're not hearing much. And inexpensive Bluetooth speakers or flimsy earbuds aren't much better, as they fail to give you a proper spectrum of sound that your music deserves. The $500 Fluance Fi70 is the beefiest Bluetooth speaker you'll likely come across.

  • Montana was omitted from the list, which also includes Alabama, Mississippi, Nevada, Wyoming, and Utah. The grisly death of a 10- year-old boy on a Kansas water slide and a Ferris wheel accident in Tennessee this summer have led to renewed demands for tighter inspection rules for amusement rides. The grisly death of a 10- year-old boy on a Kansas water slide and a...

  • The grisly death of a 10- year-old boy on a Kansas water slide and a Ferris wheel accident that injured three little girls at a county fair in Tennessee this summer have focused attention on what safety experts say is an alarming truth about amusement rides: How closely they are regulated varies greatly from state to state. Twenty-nine deaths on amusement rides...

  • ASHEVILLE, N.C.— Hillary Clinton "owes the state of North Carolina a very big apology," Donald Trump thundered, condemning the loss of manufacturing jobs due to free-trade deals supported by the Democratic presidential nominee. In the state that may be the most pivotal to Trump's White House bid, the audience for the Republican's chief economic pitch is shrinking...

  • On Thursday, the Department of Justice said it had ordered the Federal Bureau of Prisons to let private prison contracts expire or scale them back to a level consistent with recent declines in the prison population. That announcement triggered fears other federal and state agencies would follow suit, and wiped out nearly a third of the companies' market value...

  • NEW YORK, Aug 19- Investors questioning whether record high U.S. stock prices mean it is time to bail out of equities should look beyond the elevated levels found in the widely used valuation tool, the price-to-earnings ratio, experts say. The benchmark S&P 500 stock index hovers just underneath an all-time peak, and its P/E ratio has recently been at the highest...

  • Shares of Deere were up 12.8 percent at $86.75 in late afternoon trading after the company reported better-than-expected second-quarter results. Deere officials said they are relying on cost cutting, not a rebound in demand, to deliver fiscal-year earnings of $1.35 billion, up from the previous forecast of $1.2 billion. Deere has put about 2,000 employees in...

  • "The move is significant, though it is limited in its own right," said David Shapiro, an attorney at the MacArthur Justice Center at Northwestern University. Corrections Corp and Geo Group are down 24.7 percent and 20.6 percent this year, respectively. For Geo Group, such contracts accounted for about 16 percent of revenue last year.

  • GEO Group's shares rose 12 percent to $21.90 in morning trading, making the stock the top percentage gainer on the New York Stock Exchange. GEO Group said on Friday the BOP rescinded its previously granted extension of its contract for the D. Ray James Correctional Facility in Folkston, Georgia. GEO Group said it expects to get a new contract modification under...

  • Aug 19- Private prison operator Geo Group Inc said the Federal Bureau of Prisons rescinded a previously granted extension to operate a facility after renewing the contract. The company said earlier on Friday the BOP had renewed its contract for the D. Ray James Correctional Facility in Folkston, Georgia through Sept. 30, 2018. The U.S. Justice Department...

  • Corrections Corp's shares rose 9.6 percent to $19.26, while GEO Group's stock gained 8 percent to $21.10. The U.S. Justice Department on Thursday directed the Bureau of Prisons to gradually phase out private prison operators by letting contracts expire or by scaling them back to a level consistent with recent declines in the U.S. prison population.

  • Corrections Corp's shares rose 9.6 percent to $19.26, while GEO Group's stock gained 8 percent to $21.10. The U.S. Justice Department on Thursday directed the Bureau of Prisons to gradually phase out private prison operators by letting contracts expire or by scaling them back to a level consistent with recent declines in the U.S. prison population.