Top News & Analysis Georgia

  • Aug 18- Financial and commodity markets operator Intercontinental Exchange said on Thursday that British competition authorities' concerns about its $650 million takeover of Trayport were not justified. The Competition and Markets Authority said on Tuesday that ICE should consider reversing its takeover of commodities trading software house...

  • *Pound awaits UK employment data after rising overnight. Dealers said some of the weaker dollar trades that dominated the past week had been blown out by New York Fed chief William Dudley and Atlanta colleague Dennis Lockhart's warnings that the U.S. central bank could still raise interest rates in September. "The communication from the Fed has just been all...

  • US President Barack Obama

    Aetna says it will offer individual Affordable Care Act exchange plans in just four states, down from 15 this year, to reduce its losses.

  • LOUISVILLE, Aug 15- The head of United Parcel Service Inc said on Monday the United States runs the risk of missing out on setting the terms for international trade by not approving the Trans-Pacific Partnership and said the company is lobbying members of Congress to approve the deal. UPS is lobbying members of Congress during the summer recess to get TPP...

  • WASHINGTON, Aug 12- The judge overseeing the U.S. Justice Department's bid to stop health insurer Anthem from merging with competitor Cigna said on Friday her goal was to have a ruling by the end of January, later than the Dec. 30 date sought by Anthem. In a brief order issued late on Friday, Judge Amy Berman Jackson of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia...

  • WASHINGTON, Aug 12- The judge overseeing the U.S. Justice Department's bid to stop big health insurer Anthem from merging with competitor Cigna said on Friday her goal was to have a ruling by the end of January, later than the Dec. 30 sought by Anthem. The Justice Department filed lawsuits on July 21 asking a federal court to stop two huge mergers: Anthem's planned $45...

  • *Key index of world stock markets up near one-year high. NEW YORK, Aug 11- Stocks in the United States and Europe raced higher on Thursday helped by encouraging corporate reports, while oil prices surged over 4 percent triggered by comments from the Saudi oil minister and a forecast that crude markets are set to tighten. "There seems to be little risk that central...

  • *Wall Street gains, heads back toward record highs. NEW YORK, Aug 11- Stocks on major world markets gained on Thursday, while oil prices surged more than 3 percent on buying triggered by comments from an Saudi oil minister and a forecast that crude markets are set to tighten. "There seems to be little risk that central banks, either domestically or internationally, are...

  • *Plants to supplement, not replace Asia manufacturing. LONDON, Aug 10- Adidas will open a new factory near Atlanta in 2017 largely operated by robots, part of a drive to shift production closer to customers and counter rising wages in Asia and lengthy shipping times. Founded by German cobbler Adi Dassler in 1949, Adidas had closed all but one of its 10 shoe factories...

  • *Plants to supplement, not replace Asia manufacturing. LONDON, Aug 10- Adidas will open a new factory near Atlanta in 2017 largely operated by robots, part of a drive to shift production closer to customers and counter rising wages in Asia and lengthy shipping times. Founded by German cobbler Adi Dassler in 1949, Adidas had closed all but one of its 10 shoe factories...

  • Delta Airlines passengers use kiosks to check in for flights at San Francisco International Airport in San Francisco, California.

    Delta said it expects to return to normal operations later on Wednesday after a power outage hit its computer systems on Monday.

  • Aug 10- Delta Air Lines said it expects to return to normal operations later on Wednesday after a power outage hit its computer systems on Monday, causing the cancellation of more than 1,600 flights over two days. However, the airline said scattered thunderstorms forecast for the eastern United States could slow the recovery. Georgia Power, a unit of Southern Co,...

  • *Wall Street has bought up and rented out thousands of homes. NEW YORK/ LOS ANGELES, Aug 10- Seeking a yard for her two dogs and proximity to her new government job, Alison Owen set out to buy a home this spring in the hot market of Austin, Texas. Owen had to offer $215,000 for a property listed at $198,000 to fend off at least nine other bidders for the 1,200- square-foot...

  • The first-of-its-kind nearly 1,500- mile, nine stop trip over five days in a rented bus wrapped in NHTSA logos and safety messages, will take Rosekind from Miami to Fort Worth, Texas during the hottest time of the year. About half of vehicles checked in Miami on Tuesday and about half of 300 vehicles checked during an event in July in Atlanta showed uncompleted...

  • "When Delta doesn't fly aircraft, not only do customers not get to their destination, but flight crews don't get to where they are scheduled to be," Delta's chief operating officer, Gil West, said on Tuesday in an online posting. Analyst Jim Corridore of S&P Global Market Intelligence estimated that passenger refunds, overtime hours for workers and other costs will...

  • "Leaders and employees continue to focus on promptly moving departures at the airline's Atlanta hub, the world's busiest," Delta said. Customers traveling on Tuesday should check the status of their flight at delta.com or the Fly Delta App, the company said. Chief Executive Officer Ed Bastian apologized to customers on a video posted on the company's website and...

  • Customers traveling on Tuesday should check the status of their flight at delta.com or the Fly Delta App, the company said. Delta Chief Executive Ed Bastian apologized to customers on a video posted on the company's website and said the company was working round the clock to restore its systems. 1/ 8 http://bit.ly/2aCyuSY 3/ 8. The problems arose after a...

  • Aug 9- Delta Air Lines Inc said it was cancelling nearly 250 flights on Tuesday as it looks to restore operations after a power outage hit its computer systems on Monday, causing the cancellation of about 1,000 flights. "We were able to bring our systems back on line and resume flights within a few hours yesterday but we are still operating in recovery mode," Delta, the...

  • Aug 8- Delta Air Lines Inc canceled hundreds of flights and delayed many others on Monday after an outage hit its computer systems, grounding planes and stranding passengers of one of the world's largest carriers at airports around the globe. Atlanta- based Delta, the second-largest U.S. airline by passenger traffic, said it had canceled 451 flights after a power...

  • Atlanta- based Delta, the second-largest U.S. airline by passenger traffic, said it had canceled 451 flights after a power outage that began around 2:30 a.m. EDT in Atlanta. The problems arose after a switchgear, which helps control and switch power flows like a circuit breaker in a home, malfunctioned for reasons that were not immediately clear, said Georgia...