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  • DALLAS, Oct 20- The United States issued stringent new protocols on Monday for health workers treating Ebola victims, directing medical teams to wear protective gear that leaves no skin or hair exposed to prevent medical workers from becoming infected. The new guidelines from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta come as 43 people who...

  • DALLAS, Oct 20- The United States issued stringent new protocols on Monday for health workers treating Ebola victims, directing medical teams to wear protective gear that leaves no skin or hair exposed when caring for patients infected with the virus. The new guidelines from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta come as 43 people who...

  • DALLAS, Oct 20- The United States is issuing new protocols for health workers treating Ebola patients and a rapid-response military medical team will start training even as Americans' anxiety about the spread of the virus abates with 43 people declared risk free. The government's new guidelines, which were set to come out at 7 p.m. EDT on Monday, were expected to...

  • Ebola fear factor subsides in U.S. financial markets Monday, 20 Oct 2014 | 6:34 PM ET

    NEW YORK, Oct 20- Investors should expect more calm to return to U.S. equity markets after some of the most volatile trading since 2012 as the 21- day incubation period for Ebola passes for many in Texas without new infections. But fears that Ebola could spread in the United States after three people in Dallas were diagnosed with the hemorrhagic fever added more...

  • UPS increases some shipping rates by 4.9 percent Monday, 20 Oct 2014 | 5:05 PM ET

    ATLANTA— UPS says it is raising rates for a number of its shipping services by an average of 4.9 percent for 2015.. The Atlanta- based company said Monday it is increasing rates for its ground, air, international, UPS Freight, and UPS air freight rates within and between the U.S., Canada and Puerto Rico. The increase goes into effect on Dec. 29.

  • UPS says U.S. rates to rise 4.9 pct as of Dec. 29 Monday, 20 Oct 2014 | 4:52 PM ET

    CHICAGO, Oct 20- Package delivery company United Parcel Service Inc said on Monday that rates for its services within and between the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico will rise by an average of 4.9 percent as of the end of the year. Last month, the company's main rival FedEx Corp announced a similar rate increase of 4.9 percent, which also includes shipments...

  • DALLAS, Oct 20- The United States is issuing new protocols for health workers treating Ebola patients and a rapid-response military medical team prepared to start training, even as 43 people being monitored for the virus were declared risk free. The government's new guidelines, which a top health official said could come out as soon as Monday, were expected to...

  • Genuine Parts beats Street 3Q forecasts Monday, 20 Oct 2014 | 9:01 AM ET

    ATLANTA _ Genuine Parts Co. on Monday reported net income of $190.5 million in its third quarter. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of $1.23 per share. Analysts expected $3.96 billion, according to Zacks.

  • SunTrust misses Street 3Q forecasts Friday, 17 Oct 2014 | 6:12 AM ET

    ATLANTA _ SunTrust Banks Inc. on Friday reported third-quarter profit of $576 million. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 82 cents per share. Analysts expected $2.06 billion, according to Zacks.

  • Oct 16- Delta Air Lines said Ebola fears have not hurt the carrier's bookings, forecasting strong current-quarter margins as it ramps up capacity in the Americas and trims growth on transatlantic and Pacific routes. Many of the capacity changes will begin this winter, after Delta has already reduced seats serving Moscow, Tel Aviv and Ebola-ravaged West Africa...

  • Wal-Mart Stores Inc. plans Ga. distribution center Thursday, 16 Oct 2014 | 12:18 PM ET

    UNION CITY, Ga.— State officials say a new Georgia distribution center planned by Wal-Mart Stores Inc. will create more than 400 jobs over the next three years. Nathan Deal's office said the 1.2- million-square-foot facility will support the Bentonville, Arkansas- based retailer's e-commerce business. Plans call for the facility to be built in the Union City...

  • Oct 16- Delta Air Lines said on Thursday that it expected strong margins in the fourth quarter despite widespread concern that the spread of Ebola could curb travel, and its shares rose nearly 2 percent. Delta's outlook "suggests a relatively strong domestic revenue environment is more than offsetting weakening trends in markets," Deutsche Bank analyst...

  • Delta's 3Q profit falls on one-time items Thursday, 16 Oct 2014 | 8:50 AM ET

    DALLAS— Delta Air Lines Inc. said Thursday that third-quarter profit fell 74 percent on one-time costs such as retiring older planes. Two people who flew on domestic flights in the past month have tested positive for the virus— a man from Liberia died, one of his nurses is hospitalized in Atlanta. "I think what is worth noting is you really can't catch Ebola on an...

  • Oct 16- Delta Air Lines Inc's quarterly profit slumped 74 percent as higher operating expenses did not allow the U.S. airline to take advantage of strong business and leisure travel. The Atlanta- based airline also booked a $134 million loss on extinguishment of debt and set aside $222 million as income tax provision. Net income dropped to $357 million, or 42 cents...

  • Delta beats Street 3Q forecasts Thursday, 16 Oct 2014 | 7:39 AM ET

    ATLANTA _ Delta Air Lines Inc. on Thursday reported earnings of $357 million in its third quarter. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of $1.18 per share. Analysts expected $11.12 billion, according to Zacks.

  • Georgia's jobless rate drops to 7.9 percent Thursday, 16 Oct 2014 | 5:46 AM ET

    ATLANTA— State labor officials say Georgia's jobless rate has dropped to 7.9 percent. The Georgia Department of Labor announced the new seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for September early Thursday morning. He said in a statement that Georgia has added 80,000 jobs since September 2013.

  • DIARY - Top Economic Events to Oct 29 Wednesday, 15 Oct 2014 | 8:01 PM ET

    CHELSEA, United States- Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen tours the CONNECT facility and meets consortium leaders and local residents to hear about conditions in the local economy and the impact of CONNECT for residents entering or re-entering the workforce- 1645 GMT. LONDON- Bank of England Deputy Governor Jon Cunliffe takes part in a panel discussion at...

  • Shares of Delta, American Airlines and United Airlines have dropped more than 18 percent on average in the last month on fears that people will cut travel to reduce the chance of catching Ebola. Buying American Airlines shares now almost guarantees gains, according to a JPMorgan report by analyst Jamie Baker published Tuesday. When shares of Continental...

  • Snow, ice and maybe profit for small businesses Wednesday, 15 Oct 2014 | 2:08 PM ET

    NEW YORK— What do you do in the midst of mountains of snow? Jeff Oddo isn't waiting for a forecast of snow to order salt. "We ended up losing a ton of money last year," says Oddo, whose company is based in Lenexa, Kansas.

  • Indiana police: Megabus crashes, 18 injured Wednesday, 15 Oct 2014 | 8:12 AM ET

    INDIANAPOLIS— A double-decker passenger bus flipped onto its side on a highway in suburban Indianapolis on Tuesday after striking a crashed car, leaving 18 people with mostly minor injuries, police said. The bus, operated by Megabus, was traveling from Atlanta to Chicago, said Sean Hughes, spokesman for the line's parent company, Coach USA North America.