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  • TV-over-Internet service Aereo seeks Chapter 11 Friday, 21 Nov 2014 | 1:05 PM ET

    The Supreme Court ruled this summer that Aereo had been operating like a cable TV company, meaning that unless it paid broadcasters licensing fees, it was in violation of copyright law. The company got its start in New York and had expanded to about 10 other metropolitan areas, including Boston, Houston and Atlanta, though it never disclosed how many subscribers...

  • New CEO chosen for Atlanta economic agency Friday, 21 Nov 2014 | 11:03 AM ET

    Atlanta city officials say Richard previously worked as CEO and president of Greater Louisville Inc. and coordinated 32 projects that created more than 3,800 jobs and $571 million in capital investment. Richard also has economic development experience with organizations in Houston, Dallas and Arlington, Texas. Richard earned a bachelor's degree from the...

  • Delta orders 50 Airbus jets, bypassing Boeing Thursday, 20 Nov 2014 | 5:37 PM ET

    ATLANTA— Delta Air Lines Inc. said Thursday it would acquire 50 new planes from Europe's Airbus to replace older Boeing Co. jets. Boeing did win an order for 10 wide-body 777-300 ER jets from Kuwait Airways, however. Shares of Boeing rose 9 cents to close at $131.70.

  • Family gets $6.75 million in Botox treatment case Thursday, 20 Nov 2014 | 3:41 PM ET

    The verdict, in U.S. District Court in Burlington, came three days after the announcement that Parsippany, New Jersey- based drugmaker Actavis would acquire Botox maker Allergan for $66 billion, one of the biggest acquisitions announced this year. Thursday's verdict came four years after Irvine, California- based Allergan agreed to pay $600 million, pleading...

  • Lawsuit settlement in death of film worker in Ga. Thursday, 20 Nov 2014 | 7:11 AM ET

    ATLANTA— The family of a film worker killed when she was hit along train tracks while shooting a biographical movie about singer Gregg Allman announced a settlement Wednesday with several defendants. Richard and Elizabeth Jones of Columbia, South Carolina, the parents of camera assistant Sarah Jones, 27, sued Unclaimed Freight Productions, Inc., Rayonier...

  • Steel is stockpiling extra iron ore ahead of what could be another record-long freeze-up of the Great Lakes. General Motors has built up inventories of critical parts at its plants and established a supply chain "crisis room" that will swing into action in the event of a major winter storm. But Whirlpool, General Motors, Ford Motor Co and Con-way, and other...

  • Gift Guide: Help your selfie with some add-on gear Thursday, 20 Nov 2014 | 3:01 AM ET

    ATLANTA— Not all selfies are created equal. Some are blurry, are poorly framed or miss the action entirely because you might be scrubbing your thumb fishing for a virtual shutter button as the moment passes you by. Although phone manufacturers are trying to help by building in tools for better selfies, many of these have their limits.

  • Steel is stockpiling extra iron ore ahead of what could be another record-long freeze-up of the Great Lakes. General Motors has built up inventories of critical parts at its plants and established a supply chain "crisis room" that will swing into action in the event of a major winter storm. But Whirlpool, General Motors, Ford Motor Co and Con-way, and other...

  • NRC chair: Work needed to finish Fukushima changes Tuesday, 18 Nov 2014 | 3:16 PM ET

    ATLANTA— The outgoing chair of the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission said Tuesday the industry must finish making the safety changes required after a nuclear disaster in Japan, and it faces unresolved questions over how to store nuclear waste as existing plants close. Allison Macfarlane became the agency's leader in July 2012 after the stormy tenure of...

  • ATLANTA, Nov 18- Lower U.S. gasoline prices could boost consumer spending ahead of the holiday season, a critical period for the retail sector, a top executive at United Parcel Service Inc said on Tuesday. "The impact of low fuel prices right now is it puts more discretionary dollars in consumers' pockets," Chief Financial Officer Kurt Kuehn told Reuters at the...

  • Feds: Bullying, lying debt collectors an epidemic Tuesday, 18 Nov 2014 | 10:58 AM ET

    Attorney Preet Bharara said the abusive practices have become so widespread that even a top FBI official in New York City got a call. But Richard Frankel, a top FBI official in New York, said the workers quickly opened another company under a different name and were operating at the time of their arrests. Frankel, who recently received a call at his FBI office from an...

  • Shop top finalists for the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund Tuesday, 18 Nov 2014 | 7:01 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Luxury shoe designer Paul Andrew walked away the winner Nov. 4 for the Council of Fashion Designers of America/Vogue Fashion Fund Award, but there were 10 top finalists spanning many areas of the industry. PAUL ANDREW: He worked for Donna Karan, Calvin Klein and Alexander McQueen for over 15 years leading up to his big moment. RYAN ROCHE: Raised in Idaho and...

  • Home Depot tops Street; breach costs still hazy Tuesday, 18 Nov 2014 | 6:06 AM ET

    The company has a $100 million insurance policy for breach-related expenses, according to Chief Financial Officer Carol Tome. For the three months ended Nov. 2, Home Depot earned $1.54 billion, or $1.15 per share. That dragged down the earnings of home improvement retailers, yet Home Depot appears to be distancing itself from those early rough months, beating...

  • Miss. could be site for $1.2 billion aluminum mill Monday, 17 Nov 2014 | 7:22 PM ET

    JACKSON, Miss.— Mississippi appears to be the favored location for a proposed $1.2 billion aluminum mill that would hire 650 or more workers to supply aluminum for auto bodies. The company won't say what locations it's considering, but has filed for environmental permits at a site near Golden Triangle Regional Airport, just west of Columbus in Lowndes County.

  • ATLANTA, Nov 17- United Parcel Service Inc's chief executive officer said on Monday the company's closer collaboration with major retailers should bring a smooth holiday season, but he said UPS would charge customers more or even refuse packages if last-minute sales by a major customer threaten the company's system. FedEx Corp, the main rival of UPS, is also...

  • Court to consider when second mortgage can be void Monday, 17 Nov 2014 | 9:43 AM ET

    The justices will consider two appeals from Bank of America, which asserts that bankrupt homeowners should not be able to "strip off" a second loan even if they are underwater on primary loans. Both cases involve Florida homeowners who were allowed to nullify second loans held by Bank of America. The Atlanta- based 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed both...

  • US to screen travelers from Mali for Ebola Monday, 17 Nov 2014 | 7:09 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Travelers from Mali will be subject to the same screening and monitoring that was ordered for people arriving from three other Ebola-affected countries, U.S. health officials said Sunday. Mali is not suffering widespread Ebola illnesses. Starting Monday, anyone arriving in the United States from Mali will undergo the same screening procedures that...

  • Georgia developer still trying to build coal plant Saturday, 15 Nov 2014 | 10:39 AM ET

    SANDERSVILLE, Ga.— Deep in rural Georgia, a developer is betting he can build one of the last new coal-fired power plants in the United States as the rest of the country moves away from the fuel. If constructed, Plant Washington would be one of just two planned coal plants in the United States to dodge pending rules from President Barack Obama's administration...

  • UPS shares fall on 2015 earnings forecast Thursday, 13 Nov 2014 | 3:56 PM ET

    United Parcel Service Inc. said Thursday that it would earn between $5.45 and $5.70 per share next year. The shares recovered and were down just 23 cents to $107.72 late in the session. UPS and rival FedEx Corp. are heading into the key holiday season.

  • CHICAGO, Nov 13- United Parcel Service Inc expects full-year 2015 earnings per share to fall within a range of $5.45 to $5.70, the company's chief financial officer Kurt Kuehn said on Thursday. Chief Executive Officer David Abney also told investors that the Atlanta- based company will return $30 billion to shareholders over the next five years.