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  • CHICAGO, April 27- At least 10 major U.S. airports say their rules prevent security officers from physically removing passengers from airplanes unless a crime is committed, meaning they would normally avoid incidents such as the one involving the passenger dragged off a United Airlines flight in Chicago. Officials at 10 of the busiest U.S. airports- in Atlanta,...

  • Often seen as a bellwether of U.S. economic activity, UPS said revenue increased to $15.315 billion in the first quarter from $14.418 billion in the year-ago period, above expectations of $15.17 billion in revenue, according to Thomson Reuters I/B/E/S. Revenue at its domestic segment rose 5 percent to $9.535 billion from $9.084 billion a year ago.

  • Often seen as a bellwether of U.S. economic activity, UPS said revenue increased to $15.315 billion in the first quarter from $14.418 billion in the year-ago period. Revenue at the company's domestic segment rose 5 percent to $9.535 billion from $9.084 billion a year ago, with the company saying e-commerce demand was strong. The Atlanta- based company posted...

  • NEW YORK, April 27- United Parcel Service Inc reported a higher quarterly net profit on Thursday as revenue grew across its domestic, international and supply chain and freight segments. Often seen as a bellwether of U.S. economic activity, UPS said revenue increased to $15.315 billion in the first quarter from $14.418 billion in the year-ago period.

  • April 26- Key healthcare stakeholders, led by the World Economic Forum, plan pilot programs this year to show the value of a new model for healthcare that would track and pay for treatment based on how well it works rather than the volume of care. The first pilot, being set up in Atlanta, Georgia, will focus on treating heart failure. Signatories include Novartis AG,...

  • The company, which was founded in Georgia but sold a majority stake to Hong Kong- based Shunfeng International Clean Energy in 2015, filed a rare Section 201 petition with the U.S. International Trade Commission nine days after seeking Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. The U.S. arm of Germany's Solarworld AG succeeded twice since 2012 in convincing the U.S. to...

  • NEW YORK, April 26- Investors in U.S.-based mutual funds and exchange-traded funds poured $4.7 billion into stock funds in the week ended April 19, marking the biggest inflows in five weeks as investors returned to U.S.-focused share funds, data from the Investment Company Institute showed on Wednesday. Investors committed $1.3 billion to U.S.-focused...

  • Hunter's bill, which was reviewed by Reuters, would exempt vaping devices from many of those rules, including a requirement that new products be reviewed and authorized by the FDA before being sold. The bill adds momentum to a series of legal and legislative efforts by tobacco and vaping companies to derail the FDA rule, though it is unclear how much support it...

  • Coca-Cola and rival PepsiCo Inc's soda sales have taken a hit as consumers in North America and Europe increasingly shun sugary drinks. The Atlanta- based company said it was increasing its cost-cutting target by $800 million in annualized savings and now expects to save $3.8 billion by 2019.. The company, which also reported a smaller-than-expected...

  • Pulte's shares were down 2.9 percent at $22.40 in premarket trading on Tuesday. Wedbush Securities analyst Jay McCanless said slower-than-expected unit closing pace would come under focus in the post-earnings call, noting that first-quarter housing revenues and unit closing were below his forecast. Pulte, which mainly sells single-family homes, said the...

  • WASHINGTON, April 24- The U.S. Senate on Monday confirmed former Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue as secretary of agriculture, leaving all but one of President Donald Trump's Cabinet positions filled. The nomination earlier passed the Senate Agriculture Committee with only one vote in opposition, although some Midwestern senators raised concerns that Perdue...

  • WASHINGTON, April 24- The U.S. Senate on Monday confirmed former Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue as secretary of agriculture, leaving all but one of President Donald Trump's Cabinet positions filled.

  • WASHINGTON, April 24- The U.S. Senate on Monday confirmed former Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue as secretary of agriculture, leaving all but one of President Donald Trump's Cabinet positions filled.

  • WASHINGTON, April 24- The U.S. Senate on Monday confirmed former Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue as secretary of agriculture, leaving all but one of President Donald Trump's Cabinet positions filled.

  • WASHINGTON, April 24- The U.S. Senate on Monday confirmed former Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue as secretary of agriculture, leaving all but one of President Donald Trump's Cabinet positions filled.

  • WASHINGTON, April 24- The U.S. Senate on Monday confirmed former Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue as secretary of agriculture, leaving all but one of President Donald Trump's Cabinet positions filled.

  • WASHINGTON, April 24- The U.S. Senate on Monday confirmed former Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue as secretary of agriculture, leaving all but one of President Donald Trump's Cabinet positions filled.

  • April 24- The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to hear an appeal by former WellCare Health Plans Inc Chief Executive Todd Farha of his 2013 fraud conviction for his role in a scheme to cheat the Medicaid health insurance program for the poor. Farha began serving a three-year sentence at a minimum security federal prison in Alabama after the Atlanta- based...

  • HOUSTON, April 20- ConocoPhillips has beaten its 2017 asset sales target less than four months into the year, after shedding $30.8 billion worth of energy assets in six years. But instead of a chorus of cheers on Wall Street, Chief Executive Ryan Lance is facing investor skepticism that the company can deliver growth from remaining oil and gas fields.

  • WASHINGTON, April 19- The U.S. Justice Department is expected to name a deputy attorney general under former President George W. Bush to serve as independent monitor of Volkswagen AG under a plea agreement over its diesel emissions scandal, a source briefed on the matter said on Wednesday. Larry Thompson, a lawyer at Finch McCranie LLP who was deputy attorney...