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  • Colonial, the largest U.S. refined products pipeline system, last Friday shut its main gasoline and distillate lines that run from the Gulf Coast refining hub to the East Coast, after the leak was discovered in Shelby County, Alabama. Greg Robinson, the head of Alabama's Emergency Management Agency, said on Friday Colonial told him it hoped to get the pipeline up...

  • LOUISVILLE, Ky., Sept 16- United Parcel Service plans to expand its 3 D printing service to Asia and Europe, the U.S. shipping company has told Reuters, in a bid to fully embrace and get ahead of a trend that threatens to eat away a small but lucrative part of its business. Amling said UPS is looking at either Singapore or Japan for an Asian 3 D printing factory.

  • Colonial, the largest U.S. refined products pipeline system, last Friday shut its main gasoline and distillate lines that run from the Gulf Coast refining hub to the East Coast, after the leak was discovered in Shelby County, Alabama. Greg Robinson, the head of Alabama's Emergency Management Agency, said on Friday Colonial told him it hoped to get the pipeline up...

  • 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...

  • Consumers who shelled out $850 or more for the sleek Galaxy Note 7 are moving right through the stages of grief following Samsung's recall of smartphones that have been catching fire— and not in the good way. "I'm not mad, but it's a little bit aggravating to have to go through the recall," said Philip Montgomery, a retiree in Ft. Worth, Texas. Out of 2.5 million Note 7 s sold...

  • Sept 16- A sinkhole spanning 45 feet in diameter opened at a Mosaic Co phosphate fertilizer facility in Florida, leaking 215 million gallons of "slightly radioactive water," a company spokesman said on Friday. The Minnesota- based company immediately reported the incident to state and federal environmental authorities, Mosaic spokesman Ben Pratt said on...

  • NEW YORK, Sept 16- Gasoline futures have soared and prices at the pump in certain states have started to spike due to an ongoing partial shutdown of Colonial Pipeline, the vital artery bringing gasoline and other products to the U.S. East Coast. Specifically, traders and analysts say the six states most likely to be affected are Georgia, Virginia, South Carolina,...

  • 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,...

  • TAMPA, Fla.— More than 200 million gallons of contaminated waste water from a fertilizer plant in central Florida leaked into one of the state's main underground sources of drinking water after a massive sinkhole opened up beneath a storage pond, a phosphate company said Friday. "Groundwater moves very slowly," said David Jellerson, Mosaic's senior director for...

  • NEW YORK, Sept 16- Gasoline futures have soared and prices at the pump in certain states have started to spike as a result of an ongoing shutdown of the Colonial Pipeline, the key artery bringing gasoline and other products to the U.S. East Coast. Specifically, traders and analysts say the six states that are most likely to be affected are Georgia, Virginia, South...

  • NEW YORK, Sept 16- Gasoline futures have soared and prices at the pump in certain states have started to spike as a result of an ongoing shutdown of the Colonial Pipeline, the key artery bringing gasoline and other products to the U.S. East Coast. Retail prices in Georgia and Tennessee were also higher, with regular gasoline rising to $2.136 a gallon on Friday from...

  • 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...

  • NEW YORK— Colson Whitehead's " The Underground Railroad," already a favorite of critics, readers and Oprah Winfrey, is on the fiction longlist for the National Book Awards. Also on the longlist were Adam Haslett's "Imagine Me Gone," Lydia Millett's "Sweet Lamb of Heaven" and debut novelist Garth Greenwell's "What Belongs to You. The five remaining works on the longlist...

  • 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...

  • ALPHARETTA, Ga. _ Biota Pharmaceuticals Inc. on Wednesday reported a loss of $7 million in its fiscal fourth quarter. Three analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $15.5 million. Access a Zacks stock report on AVIR at http://www.zacks.com/ap/AVIR.

  • 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,...

  • CINCINNATI— Fifth Third Bank says it plans to consolidate or sell 44 branches and five parcels of undeveloped land next year. Bank officials expect the plan will result in asset write-downs of $25 million to $30 million and require $4 million to $6 million for lease terminations. Besides Ohio, Fifth Third has branches in Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana,...