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  • WASHINGTON, Sept 11- A top Boeing Co executive on Thursday showed no concern that rival Airbus could receive U.S. Export-Import Bank financing for its U.S-manufactured jetliners if it met qualifications.

  • Tea party, lesson learned, plays nice this time Wednesday, 10 Sep 2014 | 4:39 PM ET

    As Congress finishes work on a must-pass spending bill set for votes next week, the most conservative lawmakers on Capitol Hill are eager to send a message on immigration, and stand firm against a government lending bank.

  • NEW YORK, Sept 10- Accounting firms PricewaterhouseCoopers and Crowe Horwath must face a lawsuit accusing them of professional malpractice and breach of contract for not catching a fraud that led to the 2009 collapse of Colonial Bank, a federal judge has ruled.

  • GOP bill would avert fed shutdown till Dec. 11 Tuesday, 9 Sep 2014 | 3:30 PM ET

    WASHINGTON— Republicans controlling the House unveiled a short-term spending bill Tuesday that would keep the government open into mid-December and provide $88 million to battle the Ebola outbreak. The spending measure will also extend the authority of the Export-Import Bank to continue helping foreign buyers purchase U.S. exports until June 30,.

  • Alabama music festival cancels CeeLo Green show Tuesday, 9 Sep 2014 | 8:42 AM ET

    MOBILE, Ala.— A music festival in Mobile, Alabama, is canceling an appearance by singer CeeLo Green following his online comments about sexual assault. Mobile Bayfest CEO Bobby Bostwick issued a statement Monday saying Green's performance scheduled for Oct. 4 is being called off.

  • Safety board finds multiple errors in UPS crash Tuesday, 9 Sep 2014 | 3:06 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— A fatal UPS cargo plane crash during a landing attempt last year was caused by pilots who made a series of errors and should have aborted the landing, the National Transportation Safety Board said Tuesday.

  • The supplemental report adds $3 million in fees and nearly $83,000 in expenses billed in March by Jones Day, the former law firm of Detroit's state-appointed emergency manager, Kevyn Orr. The addition of the March numbers brings Jones Day's total billing from July 2013 to March 2014 to $25.1 million in fees and $1 million in expenses.

  • Chick-fil-A founder S. Truett Cathy dies at 93 Monday, 8 Sep 2014 | 3:34 AM ET

    ATLANTA— Chick-fil-A founder and billionaire S. Truett Cathy rose from poverty, building a privately held restaurant chain that famously closes every Sunday but drew unwanted attention for the Cathy family's opposition to gay marriage.

  • Mercedes to build new SUV at Alabama plant in 2015 Friday, 5 Sep 2014 | 2:12 PM ET

    TUSCALOOSA, Ala.— Mercedes announced Friday that it will start building a fifth model, the ML Coupe, at its Alabama plant next year. Dieter Zetsche, the chairman of Mercedes parent Daimler AG, said in a visit to the Tuscaloosa plant that the company's five-year, $2.4 billion expansion plan reflects growing popularity of SUVs worldwide.

  • Vendor in dispute with Ala. univ. over catering Thursday, 4 Sep 2014 | 11:01 AM ET

    MONTGOMERY, Ala.— The head of a food services company said officials at Alabama State University threatened to cancel the company's contract after it wouldn't commit to providing thousands of dollars in free catering for the new president's inaugural.

  • Sept 2- Halliburton Co, North America's top oilfield services provider, said it reached a $1.1 billion settlement for a majority of claims related to its role in BP Plc's oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico in 2010.. The settlement, which includes legal fees, is subject to approval by the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana, Halliburton said.

  • Laclede Group completes purchase of Alabama Gas Tuesday, 2 Sep 2014 | 1:04 PM ET

    BIRMINGHAM, Ala.— The Laclede Group has completed its purchase of Alabama's largest natural gas utility, Birmingham- based Alabama Gas Corp.. Laclede, based in St. Louis, Missouri, announced in April that it would buy Alabama Gas from Energen and expand its service area beyond Missouri.

  • A statute relied on by the banking regulator to bring this and similar cases on behalf of banks it seized "did not give the FDIC more time to bring claims that would otherwise have been lost," Stanton wrote.

  • Aug 29- BioCryst Pharmaceuticals Inc said it expects to initiate a study within weeks to test its antiviral in primates for use against Ebola infections. This $2.4 million National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases funding is in addition to the $22 million contract awarded to BioCryst by the agency last September.

  • BioCryst expects to begin Ebola study in weeks Friday, 29 Aug 2014 | 7:20 AM ET

    Aug 29- BioCryst Pharmaceuticals Inc said it expects to initiate a study within weeks to test its antiviral in primates for use in Ebola, as it was awarded an additional $2.4 million in U.S. government funding. Birmingham, Alabama- based BioCryst's stock was up about 5 percent at $13.86 in trading before the bell on Friday.

  • NEW YORK/ BANGALORE, Aug 28- Israel- based EZchip Semiconductor's shares rose 10 percent on Thursday and there was a spike in bullish options bets after the chipmaker canceled expected appearances at upcoming brokerage conferences, sparking talk of a possible deal for the company.

  • Immigration could set stage for big U.S. budget showdown Wednesday, 27 Aug 2014 | 3:31 PM ET

    WASHINGTON, Aug 27- Conservatives in the U.S. Congress who object to President Barack Obama's immigration policies are threatening to tie a must-pass budget bill to the issue, making for a possible showdown in September and raising the specter of a government shutdown. One year ago, Congress faced a similar task.

  • Two Russian rocket engines arrive in U.S. as planned -ULA Wednesday, 20 Aug 2014 | 6:56 PM ET

    WASHINGTON, Aug 20- Two Russian-built rocket engines arrived in the United States on Wednesday aboard a giant Antonov cargo plane despite fears that tensions between the United States and Russia could disrupt the supply of engines needed to launch U.S. satellites into space.

  • Aug 20- Departures and primary losses for 28 Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives have created opportunities for a new wave of conservative and Tea Party- backed candidates. The Republican nominee to replace him is Gary Palmer, a fund raiser for a conservative think tank in Alabama who is backed by the anti-tax group Club for Growth.

  • FOND DU LAC, Wis., Aug 20- Glenn Grothman is a fiery conservative who wants to slash welfare programs and crack down on illegal immigrants who he says will "destroy" America. And if U.S. House Speaker John Boehner wants to keep his job next year, he had better be sure Grothman and his fellow House of Representatives newcomers are happy.