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  • ATLANTA— Georgia lawmakers may eliminate a tax break for airlines buying jet fuel at the world's busiest airport, setting up a face-off with one of the state's largest employers, Atlanta- based Delta Airlines. Earl Ehrhart would remove the break for all airlines, updating his original proposal to end only Delta's. Ehrhart still bristled this week at the...

  • JACKSON, Miss.— An employee being sued by Southern Co. will get another four weeks to work out his defense and look for a lawyer, but won't be able to sue the company or talk about his employment dispute in the meantime. An Alabama state court judge on Friday extended a temporary restraining order that also bans Brett Wingo from talking about his work for Southern...

  • American Software posts 3Q profit Thursday, 26 Feb 2015 | 5:43 PM ET

    ATLANTA _ American Software Inc. on Thursday reported fiscal third-quarter profit of $2.8 million. American Software shares have increased roughly 5 percent since the beginning of the year. Keywords: American Software, Earnings Report.

  • Heat blamed for spray vaccine's failure against swine flu Thursday, 26 Feb 2015 | 12:53 PM ET

    ATLANTA— The makers of the nasal spray version of the flu vaccine say now they know why it has failed to protect young U.S. children against swine flu— fragile doses got too warm. The AstraZeneca FluMist vaccine works well for most flu strains, but small studies found it didn't work very well against the swine flu bug that first emerged in 2009. Swine flu has returned...

  • Panel: Use new meningitis vaccines only for outbreaks Thursday, 26 Feb 2015 | 12:11 PM ET

    ATLANTA— A federal panel on Thursday recommended that two new meningitis vaccines only be used for rare outbreaks, resisting tearful pleas to give it routinely to teens and college students. So the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices declined to recommend routine shots for all adolescents and college students. One woman, Patti Wukovits from New...

  • "The Coca-Cola Bottle: An American Icon at 100" opens Saturday at Atlanta's High Museum and is set to run through Oct. 4. Coca-Cola is headquartered in Atlanta. The Root Glass Company in Terre Haute, Indiana, developed the winning design in " Georgia Green" glass with a bulge in the center and ridges down the sides.

  • Carter's tops Street 4Q forecasts Thursday, 26 Feb 2015 | 6:48 AM ET

    ATLANTA _ Carter's Inc. on Thursday reported fourth-quarter profit of $67.7 million. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of $1.27 per share. Analysts expected $852 million, according to Zacks.

  • Popeyes meets 4Q profit forecasts Thursday, 26 Feb 2015 | 6:43 AM ET

    ATLANTA _ Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen Inc. on Wednesday reported fourth-quarter earnings of $8.8 million. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was also for earnings of 38 cents per share. Popeyes expects full-year earnings in the range of $1.83 to $1.88 per share.

  • DIARY-Top Economic Events to March 10 Wednesday, 25 Feb 2015 | 7:01 PM ET

    ATLANTA, United States- Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta President Dennis Lockhart speaks on monetary policy and the economic outlook before the 2015 Banking Outlook Conference- 1800 GMT. LONDON- Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas President Richard Fisher gives a lecture on "Reflections on 10 Years at the Fed: Through the Financial Crisis" at event hosted by the...

  • WASHINGTON— A Florida fisherman convicted of tossing undersized grouper off his boat is off the hook after a divided Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that he should not have been ensnared by a law targeting accounting fraud. In a 5-4 decision the justices threw out the conviction of commercial fishing boat captain John Yates, who was prosecuted under a law passed...

  • Hosman is CEO of Assessments.com, a Utah company with about 100 contracts with state and county governments from Florida to California. An early advocate and true believer in the industry, Hosman has spoken at justice forums in Texas, Idaho and Washington state. He also has been a frequent visitor to county jails in his home state of Utah and other states in the...

  • Former Coca-Cola executive Donald Keough dies Tuesday, 24 Feb 2015 | 3:46 PM ET

    Feb 24- Donald Keough, Coca-Cola Co's COO and president during the company's intense "cola war" days with PepsiCo Inc in the' 80 s, has died at the age of 88.. Keough, who came to Coke following the purchase of Duncan Foods in 1960, rose through the ranks and became president and chief operating officer in 1981.. Goizueta and Keough replaced the Coca-Cola formula for the...

  • Longtime Coke executive Donald Keough dies at 88 Tuesday, 24 Feb 2015 | 3:21 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Donald Keough, who helped steer Coca-Cola through the "cola wars" of the 1980 s and played a key role in the introduction of New Coke, died Tuesday in Atlanta, according to the company. During his tenure, however, Coca-Cola also introduced "New Coke" as it was fighting off efforts by PepsiCo to take market share. A song called "Coke Was It," mocking the company's "Coke...

  • HOUSTON, Feb 24- United Steelworkers union International President Leo Gerard said on Tuesday that the U.S. refinery strike could spread if talks do not resume soon. "depends on what happens in the next round of negotiations and that those negotiations resume fairly quickly," Gerard in a telephone news conference from Atlanta. No date has been set to resume talks...

  • Home Depot beats Street 4Q forecasts Tuesday, 24 Feb 2015 | 11:58 AM ET

    ATLANTA _ The Home Depot Inc. on Tuesday reported fiscal fourth-quarter earnings of $1.38 billion. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 89 cents per share. Analysts expected $18.67 billion, according to Zacks.

  • Union chief says U.S.refinery strike could spread Tuesday, 24 Feb 2015 | 11:33 AM ET

    HOUSTON, Feb 24- United Steelworkers union International President Leo Gerard said on Tuesday that the U.S. refinery strike could spread if talks do not resume soon. A total of 6,550 USW members are on strike at 15 plants, including 12 refineries accounting for one-fifth of U.S. capacity. "depends on what happens in the next round of negotiations and that those...

  • Home Depot 4Q tops Street on holiday; OKs $18B buyback Tuesday, 24 Feb 2015 | 6:24 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Shoppers liked what they saw at Home Depot during the holidays, helping the home improvement chain beat Wall Street expectations for its fourth-quarter results. The Atlanta- based company posted a fourth-quarter profit of $1.38 billion, or $1.05 per share, for the period ended Feb. 1. Excluding a gain related to the sale of a portion of HD Supply, its profit...

  • ATLANTA— Now that the cellphone in your pocket can be used to track your movements, federal appeals judges in Atlanta are considering whether investigators must get a search warrant from a judge to obtain cellphone tower tracking data in a case that highlights the courts' effort to keep up with changing technology. The issue stems from the Miami case of...

  • HOUSTON, Feb 23- Talks to end the largest U.S. refinery strike in 35 years are not expected to resume this week, sources familiar with the negotiations said on Monday after the number of plants hit by walkouts increased over the weekend. The halt in talks comes after the USW pulled workers from three Motiva Enterprises LLC refineries in Louisiana and Texas...

  • DIARY-Top Economic Events to March 9 Monday, 23 Feb 2015 | 7:01 PM ET

    FRANKFURT- European Central Bank President Mario Draghi gives a speech at an event to unveil the new 20 euro banknote- 1400 GMT. LONDON, United Kingdom- Bank of England monetary policy member Kristin Forbes speaks at the annual State of the Economy Conference on "Prospects for the UK Economy" organized by the Institute of Economic Affairs- 0910 GMT.