New census estimates show that most of the nation's largest cities further enhanced their allure last year, posting strong population growth for a second straight year.
May 22- Delta Air Lines is letting a wave of orders for the newest planes on the market roll by, giving the jets time to prove themselves before buying, its chief executive told Reuters on Wednesday.
NEW YORK-- Home Depot's stock hit an all-time high for a second straight day since reporting strong first-quarter results and boosting its full-year forecasts. Upbeat housing data and weaker-than-expected results from rival Lowe's on Wednesday helped keep Home Depot rising.
May 22- U.S. carrier Delta Air Lines will watch the wave of orders for the latest Airbus and Boeing planes roll on by and wait for the jets to prove themselves before ordering any, its chief executive told Reuters on Wednesday.
State utility regulators heard testimony Tuesday on the energy plans from Southern Co. subsidiary Georgia Power, which must submit new plans every three years. Advocates for the state's solar power industry and tea party leaders fault Georgia Power for not including new forms of solar energy in its planning.
WASHINGTON-- Actor Sean Penn on Monday urged the U.S. government to pressure Bolivia to free an American businessman detained without charge since 2011 in a case that has drawn accusations he was the victim of corrupt local prosecutors. Penn said international pressure on Bolivian President Evo Morales could help free Jacob Ostreicher of New York.
LOS ANGELES-- A man was charged Monday with a $565,000 bank robbery in which his girlfriend _ an assistant bank manager _ was forced to strap on a fake bomb so she would seem to be a hostage and could take the money.
ATLANTA-- Georgia's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate dropped to 8.2 percent in April, state labor officials said Thursday. The figure is down from 8.4 percent in March, and 9.1 percent a year ago, according to the Georgia Department of Labor. Georgia's unemployment rate is now the lowest it has been since December 2008, Labor Commissioner Mark Butler said.
ATLANTA-- When Ed Buckner and his family went to a north Georgia state park to celebrate his son's birthday, he was surprised and concerned to find Bibles in the state-owned cabin he had rented.
NELSON, Ga.-- A group that supports gun control filed suit Thursday against a north Georgia town that recently passed a law requiring gun ownership that it said is mostly symbolic. The Washington- based Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence filed a federal lawsuit against the town of Nelson, about 50 miles north of Atlanta, claiming the law is unconstitutional.
*Consumer price index slips 0.4 percent, biggest drop since December 2008. NEW YORK, May 16- U.S.
NEW YORK, May 16- U.S. Initial claims for state unemployment benefits jumped by 32,000 to a seasonally adjusted 360,000, the Labor Department said on Thursday- the biggest jump since November.
WASHINGTON, May 16- The U.S. economy showed worrisome signs as jobless claims rose sharply last week while ground-breaking at home construction sites tumbled in April and a gauge of underlying inflation pointed to weak demand.
NEW YORK, May 16- U.S. Initial claims for state unemployment benefits jumped by 32,000 to a seasonally adjusted 360,000, the Labor Department said on Thursday. "There's plenty of slack in the labor market," said Tanweer Akram, senior economist with ING U.S. Investment Management in Atlanta, Georgia.
NEW YORK, May 15- Qatar Airways' top executive said the Middle Eastern carrier wants to be a launch customer for Boeing Co's forthcoming 777 X mini-jumbo jet, and that the airline plans to open at least three new routes to the United States in the next 12 to 18 months. "
NEW YORK, May 15- Qatar Airways' top executive said the Middle-Eastern carrier wants to be a launch customer for Boeing Co's forthcoming 777 X mini-jumbo jet, and that the airline plans to open at least three new routes to the U.S. in the next 12 to 18 months. "
BOSTON, May 13- Looking for a low-cost college option? Patrick Finger, a high school senior from Southern California, did just that. He estimates his total expenses in Germany will amount to what he would spend in less than one year in the United States. "
ATLANTA-- The water dispute between Alabama, Florida and Georgia is provoking hardball politics in Congress, where Georgia lawmakers derailed a proposal that could restrict metro Atlanta's water supply.
DETROIT, May 12- Six weeks into his work as Detroit's emergency manager, former bankruptcy lawyer Kevyn Orr has found the city's finances in worse shape than expected, with long-term debt at $15 billion, $2 billion worse than figures disclosed before he took the job.
The yen's weakening against the dollar prompted selling of Japanese government bonds, so that Treasuries, Bunds and gilts "sold off in sympathy with JGBs," said Thomas di Galoma, senior vice president and head of fixed income rates sales at ED&F Man Capital Markets in New York.