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ATLANTA-- Aaron's plans to buy back $125 million of its common stock under an accelerated repurchase program. It is scheduled to pay $125 million to Wells Fargo on Wednesday for about 3.5 million shares. Aaron's Inc. said it had about 76.3 million outstanding shares as of Oct. 25.
Production on "Fast& Furious 7" is on hold following the death of star Paul Walker. A spokesman for Universal Pictures declined to say when shooting will resume. Universal Pictures is expected to go forward with the film, but it has not announced how it will adjust the movie or handle Walker's unfinished performance.
ATLANTA-- Georgia's unemployment rate was 8.1 percent for October, according to new data from the state Department of Labor. Of Georgia's 14 metropolitan statistical areas, Athens- Clarke County posted the lowest October rate at 5.8 percent. In all three cases, unemployment was higher than in September, but still down from October 2012.
ATLANTA-- A government study offers a new theory on why the whooping cough vaccine doesn't seem to be working as well as expected. The research suggests that while the vaccine may keep people from getting sick, it doesn't prevent them from spreading whooping cough _ also known as pertussis _ to others.
Nov 25- When Aimee Brittain's team hits the stores in a commando-like fashion on Thanksgiving night in search of Black Friday deals, they'll stand out from the crowd in their matching bright blue shirts.
NEW YORK-- Breeanna Speicher's curiosity about her background led her to a family she never knew she had and inspired a new MTV series that stretches the very concept of family. The 18- year-old college student from Reno, Nev., is the daughter of two women who conceived her with a sperm donation.
SAVANNAH, Ga.-- Atlanta's mayor said Thursday he expects that Congress before the year ends will clear a bureaucratic hurdle to deepening the Savannah harbor, though he cautioned that Georgia officials are watching closely to make sure lawmakers don't try to eliminate the project from a massive water projects bill.
DUBAI, Nov 21- The Dubai Airshow produced a harvest of deals for the world's biggest and flashiest jets this week, but for those unable to afford a $400- million A380 superjumbo there is always an alternative- the poor man's private jet.
WASHINGTON, Nov 20- A gauge of U.S. consumer spending rose more than expected in October as households bought a range of goods, suggesting upside momentum in the economy early in the fourth quarter.
NEW YORK/ MUMBAI, Nov 19- IntercontinentalExchange Group said on Tuesday it would buy the Singapore Mercantile Exchange in a $150 million deal that gives it a foothold in trading and clearing in Asia, the main engine of growth for the commodities market.
Nov 18- London Stock Exchange Group, Nasdaq OMX Group Inc and Deutsche Börse AG are considering individual bids for European exchange group Euronext, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing people familiar with the discussions.
Mark Megalli, an investment professional with the hedge fund Level Global Investors LP, obtained inside information that helped his firm avoid about $2.4 million in losses and make $853,655 in ill-gotten profits, the SEC said in a statement.
NEW YORK, Nov 14- Americas Trading System Brasil plans to open as a stock exchange in Brazil next November with partner firms to be announced within weeks, the CEO of the upstart said on Thursday.
SINGAPORE/ SHANGHAI, Nov 14- China will increasingly dominate global oil trade with a fuel import bill worth half a trillion dollars a year by the end of the decade- a lucrative prospect for futures exchanges battling to provide the benchmark to price Asia's oil.
Two were in Texas: San Antonio and Dallas. Revenues for Washington, D.C., Atlanta, San Francisco, Pittsburgh, St. Louis and Chicago also had recovered. Revenues were approaching pre-recession levels in five other cities by 2011, the last fiscal year full data was available: Baltimore, Cincinnati, Denver, New York, Philadelphia.
Facing a decision on whether to impose tight restrictions on a booming market for electronic cigarettes, members of the European Parliament received a pleading letter in September that was signed by thousands of former smokers worried that "the positive story of e-cigarettes may be about to come to an abrupt halt."
Nov 8- President Barack Obama said the White House was weighing options for fixing problems with his signature healthcare law but it may be a complicated legal and logistical task.
Nov 8- U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius said on Friday that the Obama administration hopes to assist people who received health insurance cancellation notices but has "no specific option right now."
Nov 7- JetBlue Airways Corp is seeing strong holiday travel demand going into the last two months of the year, its chief executive said on Thursday.
Nov 5- IntercontinentalExchange Inc said on Tuesday it expects to close its takeover of NYSE Euronext within days, and reported an 8 percent rise in third-quarter profit, helped by lower taxes and new clearing revenues.