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  • Correction: Air Bag Recall-Glance story Wednesday, 22 Oct 2014 | 3:28 PM ET

    The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has expanded the number of vehicles and manufacturers covered by a warning about air bags. But Wednesday it added multiple models and removed about 133,000 older General Motors cars that were put on the list by mistake. The agency is urging people in high-humidity areas such as Florida, Puerto Rico, Guam,...

  • A Republican Senate means changing the chairmen Wednesday, 22 Oct 2014 | 1:58 PM ET

    WASHINGTON— If Republicans win the Senate, the Pentagon should brace for constant grilling from Sen. The size of a Republican majority would determine committee ratios and budgets; more seats in the Senate translate into a greater advantage on the panels. "If we lose the Senate, for one thing, the way this Senate's been operating, they could end up blocking all my...

  • Alabama small business panel holds first meeting Wednesday, 22 Oct 2014 | 11:03 AM ET

    Robert Bentley unveiled a new website meant to help entrepreneurs and small business owners during the first meeting of the Alabama Small Business Commission. The commission is headed by Rosemary Elebash, who is the Alabama director for the National Federation of Independent Business. The U.S. Small Business Administration says Alabama has about 400,000...

  • Regions Financial tops 3Q profit forecasts Tuesday, 21 Oct 2014 | 6:15 AM ET

    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. _ Regions Financial Corp. on Tuesday reported third-quarter profit of $325 million. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 21 cents per share. Regions Financial shares have decreased slightly more than 7 percent since the beginning of the year, while the Standard& Poor's 500 index has risen 3...

  • Labor Secretary Perez pushes Obama jobs proposals Monday, 20 Oct 2014 | 5:35 PM ET

    WASHINGTON— Labor Secretary Tom Perez sought Monday to re-energize President Barack Obama's stalled push for raising the minimum wage from $7.25 to $10.10 an hour and for making paid leave for mothers of newborns more widely available. Perez formerly headed the Justice Department's civil rights division and has been mentioned as a possible replacement...

  • Federal offshore oil lease sale set for March Friday, 17 Oct 2014 | 2:40 PM ET

    NEW ORLEANS— Oil and gas leases for 40 million acres off the coasts of Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama will be offered by the federal government in a March sale at the Superdome in New Orleans, the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management said Friday. "As one of the most productive basins in the world, the Gulf of Mexico is a cornerstone of our domestic energy portfolio,...

  • Publix recalls snack mix that had peanuts Friday, 17 Oct 2014 | 12:02 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Supermarket chain Publix is recalling a snack mix because the label doesn't warn shoppers that it contains peanuts. Publix Asian Mix was sold at all its stores in Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, Alabama, Tennessee and North Carolina. Customers who bought the product can return it to a Publix store for a full refund.

  • *Netflix tumbles after quarterly results. NEW YORK, Oct 16- The S&P 500 and Nasdaq eked out slight gains after another choppy session on Thursday as economic data eased fears about the potential effect of a weakening global economy on the United States. Providing some support to the market, St. Louis Federal Reserve Bank President James Bullard told Bloomberg...

  • *Netflix tumbles after quarterly results. *UnitedHealth leads Dow, S&P higher. NEW YORK, Oct 16- The S&P 500 and Nasdaq moved in and out of positive territory in afternoon trading Thursday after starting the day with losses, as economic reports eased fears about the potential impact of a weakening global economy on the United States.

  • MONTGOMERY, Ala.— Pastor accused of affairs, not revealing he had AIDS temporarily banned from church.

  • John Green's first book to be reissued in 2015 Wednesday, 15 Oct 2014 | 7:40 AM ET

    NEW YORK— John Green's "Looking for Alaska," published nearly a decade ago, will be reissued in a special anniversary edition. "Looking for Alaska" was Green's first book. Sarah Polley, the actress and director, is planning a film adaptation of "Looking for Alaska."

  • Adtran tops 3Q net income expectations Wednesday, 15 Oct 2014 | 5:03 AM ET

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. _ Adtran Inc. on Tuesday reported third-quarter profit of $11.3 million. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 23 cents per share. Analysts expected $168.5 million, according to Zacks.

  • Treasury clears way for oil spill recovery grants Tuesday, 14 Oct 2014 | 4:44 PM ET

    NEW ORLEANS— The U.S. Treasury Department says it has cleared the way for Gulf Coast states and local governments to begin applying for recovery grants through a federal RESTORE Act trust fund containing money from civil penalties in the 2010 BP oil spill. Under rules finalized Tuesday, 35 percent of the Gulf Restoration Trust Fund will be divided equally among...

  • US high court: Who best judges fair competition? Monday, 13 Oct 2014 | 11:10 AM ET

    RALEIGH, N.C.— The U.S. Supreme Court is set to hear a North Carolina case over whether U.S. states can delegate the regulation of professions such as dentistry, plumbing, cosmetology and more to boards of practitioners drawn from those occupations. The specific case before the court involves a 2007 decision by the North Carolina Board of Dental Examiners warning...

  • New $3.7B gas line proposed for Ala., Ga., Fla. Saturday, 11 Oct 2014 | 9:21 AM ET

    ATLANTA— A proposal to build a $3.7 billion pipeline system carrying natural gas into Florida is raising complaints from Georgia residents— including media mogul Ted Turner— who say they'd face environmental costs while others get the benefits. Spectra Energy Partners LP and NextEra Energy Inc. are seeking federal permission to build the Sabal Trail and the...

  • Oct 3- The United Auto Workers on Friday announced the formation of UAW Local 112 for hourly workers at Daimler AG's Mercedes-Benz plant in Alabama, and confirmed it will work with two German labor groups to organize the plant. "What happens here is important to the future of the labor movement," said UAW president Dennis Williams, who swore in the initial members of...

  • UAW forms new local for Daimler Alabama workers Friday, 3 Oct 2014 | 5:51 PM ET

    Oct 3- The United Auto Workers on Friday announced the formation of UAW Local 112 for hourly workers at Daimler AG's Mercedes-Benz plant in Alabama, and confirmed it will work with two German labor groups to organize the plant. The American union's efforts at the plant will be similar to a strategy it employed for the Volkswagen AG plant in Chattanooga, Tennessee,...

  • MUMBAI, Oct 3- A former Infosys Ltd employee responsible for starting a U.S. investigation into the Indian information technology company's visa practices has filed another lawsuit, demanding damages for alleged wrongful termination. U.S. national Jack Palmer, who was employed by Infosys in Alabama, said in the lawsuit filed on Thursday with a New Jersey court...

  • DETROIT, Oct 2- The United Auto Workers and two German labor groups will announce on Friday plans to work together to organize Daimler AG's Mercedes-Benz plant workers in Alabama, sources close to one of the German labor groups said on Thursday. The goal is for the UAW to eventually represent Daimler workers in Alabama in negotiations with the luxury automaker.

  • Daimler works council to meet UAW union in Alabama Friday, 26 Sep 2014 | 12:34 PM ET

    FRANKFURT/ DETROIT, Sept 26- Daimler's works council boss will travel to the carmaker's factory in Alabama, United States, to explore possibilities for improving worker representation at a plant that is a key target for the United Auto Workers union.