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  • CHICAGO, Sept 14- Package delivery company United Parcel Service Inc said on Wednesday it plans to hire around 95,000 seasonal employees for its crucial peak holiday season this year, unchanged from the past two years as improvements to its network should help it handle rising ecommerce volumes. "We're always looking for how we can improve efficiencies as a...

  • ATLANTA, Sept 13- Holding signs and banners and chanting "Oil Kills," protesters in Atlanta and other U.S. cities on Tuesday shouted support for Native American activists trying to stop construction of a North Dakota pipeline they say will desecrate sacred land and pollute water. "We were all moved by the spirit to be here," said Linda James Thomas, 59, who attended the...

  • ATLANTA, Sept 13- Holding signs and banners and chanting "Oil Kills," protesters in Atlanta on Tuesday shouted support for Native American activists trying to stop construction of a North Dakota pipeline they say will desecrate sacred land and pollute water. "We were all moved by the spirit to be here," said Linda James Thomas, 59, who attended in support of the...

  • ATLANTA, Sept 13- Holding signs and banners and chanting "Oil Kills," protesters in Atlanta on Tuesday shouted support for Native American activists trying to stop construction of a North Dakota pipeline they say will desecrate sacred land and pollute water. "We were all moved by the spirit to be here," said Linda James Thomas, 59, a Native American who said she...

  • NEW YORK— A Delta Air Lines jet skidded off a snowy runway at New York's LaGuardia Airport last year because the pilot used too much reverse thrust and lost control of the plane's direction, federal investigators said Tuesday. There were no serious injuries aboard the airliner arriving from Atlanta on March 5, 2015, but the National Transportation Safety Board...

  • NEW YORK, Sept 13- If you think only humans are living longer, check out Willoughby. The adorable little shih tzu from Atlanta is still trucking at the ripe old age of 18. Dogs are now living an average of 11.8 years, according to the 2016 State of Pet Health report from privately owned Banfield Pet Hospital, which operates veterinary clinics around the United States.

  • WASHINGTON— Dennis Lockhart, the president of the Federal Reserve's Atlanta regional bank, announced Tuesday that he plans to step down in February of next year. Lockhart is leaving after a decade as president of the Atlanta bank, one of the Fed's 12 regional banks. Marie Gooding, the Atlanta bank's vice president, will serve as interim president if a successor is...

  • GOTHENBURG, Sweden, Sept 13- Swedish bearings maker SKF is betting on automated manufacturing to help it stay global market leader in an industry hit by sluggish demand and weak pricing, with its first fully automated assembly line set to be running by early 2017.. SKF has invested 190 million crowns in its new Gothenburg product line for bearings used in...

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 12- Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump said on Monday that U.S. Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen was keeping interest rates low because of political pressure from the Obama administration, questioning the motives of an institution whose work hinges on maintaining its independence. The Fed's Washington- based board had no...

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 12- Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump said on Monday that U.S. Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen was keeping interest rates low because of political pressure from the Obama administration. "Well, it's staying at zero because she's obviously political and she's doing what Obama wants her to do," Trump told CNBC in a phone interview,...

  • Sept 12- U.S. stock index futures were lower for the third straight day on Monday as oil prices fell and on increasing speculation about a possible U.S. interest rate hike as early as next week. *Fed Governor and permanent voting member Lael Brainard's speech at 1:15 p.m. ET will be scrutinized to see if she maintains her dovish stance on rates or takes a more...

  • A test conducted by PlaneGard, which makes cases meant to contain the fire and smoke if a device’s battery malfunctions during a flight.

    So far there have been no airliner disasters specifically attributed to digital devices. But experts worry about the sheer mathematics. NYT reports.

  • The SEC charged Atlanta- based businessman Christopher F. Brogdon, who managed the offerings, with fraud in November for tapping those funds for other business and personal expenses. A court later ordered Brogdon to repay $85 million to investors, according to the SEC. BOKF, which was also the dissemination agent, failed in its "gatekeeper role," the SEC said.

  • The case involved the bank's overseeing of what turned out to be fraudulent bond offerings managed by Atlanta- based businessman Christopher F. Brogdon, who has been charged with fraud and ordered to repay $85 million to investors, the SEC said in a statement.

  • "It is important to maintain cautious optimism as we navigate through 2016," ACI World Director General Angela Gittens said in a news release. While the highest number of passengers, 2.46 billion, went through the Asia-Pacific region in 2015, up 8.6 percent from a year earlier, Atlanta's Hartsfield- Jackson remained the world's busiest airport, the report said.

  • Delta Chief Financial Officer Paul Jacobson said on a conference call with investors that the airline expected a $150 million drop in pretax income due to a power outage that shut down computer systems in August. The Atlanta- based airline has not canceled a single flight in the past 10 days, Jacobson said. The airline said capacity growth in the United States, its...

  • RICHMOND, Va., Sept 7- Josiah Cooper-Pope, born 15 weeks premature, did fine in the neonatal intensive care unit for the first 10 days of his life. His mother, Shala Bowser, said nurses at Chippenham Hospital in Richmond, Virginia, told her that Josiah had an infection and that she should prepare for the worst. The shock of her son's death came back to her when, after being...

  • Fallout from the outage reduced pretax income by $150 million, or 1.5 percentage points, the company said. Atlanta- based Delta also said it expected a measure that compares sales to flight capacity to decline about 7 percent in the quarter from a year earlier, with one point stemming from the outage. For months, extra flights from rivals and attacks from Paris to...

  • DENVER, Sept 6- The drumbeat of hammers echoes most mornings through suburban Denver, where Jay Small, the owner of company that frames houses, is building about 1,300 new homes this year. Eight years after the housing bust drove an estimated 30 percent of construction workers into new fields, homebuilders across the country are struggling to find workers at all...

  • DENVER, Sept 6- The drumbeat of hammers echoes most mornings through suburban Denver, where Jay Small, the owner of company that frames houses, is building about 1,300 new homes this year. Eight years after the housing bust drove an estimated 30 percent of construction workers into new fields, homebuilders across the country are struggling to find workers at all...