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  • NEW YORK— The maker of Sara Lee, Nature's Harvest and other brands is recalling about 48,000 packages of bread sold in 11 states because they may contain fragments of glass from a broken light bulb at a company factory. The recall covers seven different Sara Lee products, two each sold under the Nature's Harvest and Great Value brands, and one each for the Kroger,...

  • Airfare deals pop up as airlines wage limited fare wars Wednesday, 26 Aug 2015 | 12:46 PM ET

    Don't expect widespread sales or cheap flights home for Thanksgiving. Fliers have been able to fly Chicago to Boston for $80 roundtrip, San Francisco to Las Vegas for $67 roundtrip and New York to Los Angeles, with a connection, for $150 roundtrip. "This is the big break consumers have been waiting for in response to lower fuel prices," says Seth Kaplan, managing...

  • Burger King to McDonald's: Let's make a McWhopper Wednesday, 26 Aug 2015 | 8:31 AM ET

    NEW YORK— This probably isn't what the United Nations had in mind when it established the International Day of Peace: Burger King is asking McDonald's to join forces to create a "McWhopper." Burger King says it wants to serve the concoction for a single day at a popup location in Atlanta, a midway point between the headquarters of the two chains.

  • Urban areas where commuters endure the most extra hours Wednesday, 26 Aug 2015 | 12:01 AM ET

    Traffic congestion nationally reached a new peak last year and is greater than ever before, according to a report by the Texas A&M Transportation Institute and INRIX Inc. Their analysis is based on federal data on the number of cars on the road and on traffic speed data collected by INRIX on 1.3 million miles of urban streets and highways. 1. Washington, D.C.-...

  • The lawsuits were filed between last month and Monday by Ashley Madison users in California, Texas, Missouri, Georgia, Tennessee and Minnesota. "Needless to say, this dumping of sensitive personal and financial information is bound to have catastrophic effects on the lives of the website's users," according to a lawsuit filed Friday on behalf of an anonymous Los...

  • District Judge Rudolph Randa in Milwaukee that it lacked jurisdiction to hear former CEO Laurie Bebo's constitutional challenge to the SEC administrative case against her until the regulator's proceedings have concluded. SEC spokesman John Nester declined to comment. They have halted SEC administrative proceedings on the grounds that the appointment...

  • Fed Up group plans counter Jackson Hole conference Monday, 24 Aug 2015 | 4:28 PM ET

    WASHINGTON— Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen may be skipping this year's annual gathering of central bank policymakers in Wyoming, but a group of demonstrators will be making their second appearance at the elite gathering. The Fed Up coalition, made up of community activist groups, has rented a conference room in the same hotel where the Kansas City Federal...

  • SEC spokesman John Nester declined to comment. They have halted SEC administrative proceedings on the grounds that the appointment of judges who handle them is likely unconstitutional. The SEC has pursued more enforcement cases in-house rather than in federal court, using authority it obtained through the 2010 Dodd-Frank law.

  • ATLANTA— Southern Co. is buying AGL Resources Inc. for approximately $7.93 billion, which would create the second-biggest utility company in the U.S. by customer base. Atlanta- based Southern will pay $66 in cash for each AGL share, a 38 percent premium to the company's Friday closing price of $47.86. In premarket trading an hour before the market open, AGL...

  • Economic issues occupied a small portion of the GOP's first presidential primary debate last month, a stark contrast from the primary debates of 2012, which focused heavily on jobs and the economy. In Nevada, which will pick Republican and Democratic nominees Feb. 20, unemployment is still high at 6.8 percent. Nevada has added about 45,000 jobs in the past year,...

  • It also was a win for the White House, which proposed the rules four years ago as part of an effort to go around an unwilling Congress in a bid to help low-wage workers through executive action. A federal judge had scrapped the Labor Department rules earlier this year after finding that the agency had overstepped its authority. But the U.S. Court of Appeals for the...

  • District Judge Naomi Reice Buchwald sentenced Charles Antonucci Sr. in Manhattan, where he was president of The Park Avenue Bank before his arrest in a fraud prosecutors said included bank bribery, self-dealing, embezzlement of bank funds and a failed effort to fraudulently get more than $11 million worth of taxpayer rescue funds from the Troubled Asset...

  • IOWA CITY, Iowa— The big health insurance companies picked to manage Iowa's $4.2 billion Medicaid program have promised to create hundreds of jobs in the state in the coming months, according to bidding documents released Thursday. UnitedHealthcare projected that it would increase its existing 400- employee staff in Iowa by about 250 people.

  • ATLANTA— As part of her promise to address rising college costs, Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton is calling to expand the AmeriCorps service program launched under her husband's administration. Clinton calls for spending about $20 billion over 10 years on the expansion, increasing the number of civil service volunteers from...

  • Coke to disclose details on its health efforts Thursday, 20 Aug 2015 | 9:30 AM ET

    On Wednesday evening, Coca-Cola CEO Muhtar Kent said in an editorial published in The Wall Street Journal that he was disappointed that the company's actions have created "more confusion and mistrust." The Atlanta- based company came under fire after a New York Times story on Aug. 9 that detailed how Coca-Cola Co. gave $1.5 million to help start the Global Energy...

  • Popeyes meets 2Q profit forecasts Wednesday, 19 Aug 2015 | 4:24 PM ET

    ATLANTA _ Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen Inc. on Wednesday reported second-quarter earnings of $10.3 million. The average estimate of three analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was also for earnings of 44 cents per share. Popeyes expects full-year earnings in the range of $1.85 to $1.90 per share.

  • Aug 19- Suja Life LLC said on Wednesday that Coca-Cola Co has bought a minority stake in the organic juice maker and will distribute its products. San Diego- based Suja, founded in 2012 by entrepreneurs Annie Lawless, Eric Ethans, Jeff Church and James Brennan, makes juices and smoothies under cold pressure to kill harmful bacteria and preserve nutrients and taste.

  • Citi Trends posts 2Q profit Wednesday, 19 Aug 2015 | 6:51 AM ET

    SAVANNAH, Ga. _ Citi Trends Inc. on Wednesday reported fiscal second-quarter net income of $162,000, after reporting a loss in the same period a year earlier. Citi Trends shares have declined nearly 10 percent since the beginning of the year. Keywords: Citi Trends, Earnings Report.

  • NEW YORK, Aug 19- Brooklyn Brewery, the craft beer maker operating from New York City's most populous borough, resisted taking money from investment firms for almost three decades, according to co-founder and Chairman Steve Hindy. The $19.6 billion U.S. craft beer market grew by about 18 percent in barrel volume in 2014, according to the Brewers Association.

  • FORT WORTH, Texas— Federal safety officials are investigating an incident in which a US Airways jet struck runway lights, damaging the underside of the plane's tail, while attempting to land after the pilots reported wind shear. The Charlotte airport closed a runway after workers found debris and damage to the lights, but no other flights were affected, an FAA...