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  • NEW YORK, Sept 16- PODS Enterprises Inc, a U.S. moving and storage company managed by private equity firm Eagle Merchant Partners, is exploring a sale of that could value it at around $1 billion, including debt, according to people familiar with the matter.

  • NEW YORK, Sept 16- Eagle Merchant Partners, a private equity firm, is exploring a sale of PODS Enterprises Inc that could value the U.S. moving and storage company at about $1 billion, including debt, according to people familiar with the matter.

  • NEW YORK, Sept 16- Eagle Merchant Partners, a private equity firm, is exploring a sale of PODS Enterprises Inc that could value the U.S. moving and storage company at about $1 billion, including debt, according to people familiar with the matter.

  • Sept 16- United Parcel Service Inc is almost doubling the number of seasonal employees it hires for this year's holiday shopping season as it aims to avoid a repeat of last year's network breakdown during the crucial period.

  • UPS expects to hire up to 95,000 seasonal workers Tuesday, 16 Sep 2014 | 9:21 AM ET

    DALLAS— UPS plans to hire up to 95,000 workers to help deliver packages during the busy holiday season— an increase from last year, when the company was caught unprepared for a boom in online shopping. The Atlanta- based company said Tuesday that the positions will include package sorters, loaders, delivery helpers and drivers.

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 16- The United States announced on Tuesday it will send 3,000 troops to help tackle the Ebola outbreak as part of a ramped-up plan, including a major deployment in Liberia, the country where the epidemic is spiraling fastest out of control.

  • UPDATE 2-Obama to send 3,000 troops to tackle Ebola Tuesday, 16 Sep 2014 | 7:02 AM ET

    WASHINGTON/ GENEVA, Sept 16- The United States announced on Tuesday that it would send 3,000 troops to help tackle the Ebola outbreak as part of a ramped-up response including a major deployment in Liberia, the country where the epidemic is spiralling fastest out of control. So far Cuba and China have said they will send medical staff to Sierra Leone.

  • Atlanta airport closing runway for maintenance Monday, 15 Sep 2014 | 6:42 PM ET

    ATLANTA— Atlanta airport officials say they're closing the northernmost runway until mid-October for maintenance. The airport's general manager Miguel Southwell says the runway's pavement is at the end of its life span and the work is expected to be done by Oct. 15.

  • Rice cooker prompts airport terminal closure Monday, 15 Sep 2014 | 3:29 PM ET

    ATLANTA— Atlanta police say a disassembled rice cooker prompted a partial terminal closure and investigation at the world's busiest airport. Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport spokesman Reese McCranie has said the departure area of the international terminal was cordoned off while police and the FBI investigated Monday afternoon.

  • Income inequality complicates Ga. consumption tax Monday, 15 Sep 2014 | 12:01 AM ET

    ATLANTA— A new study suggests the growing share of income paid to the rich could raise the costs of a Republican proposal to replace Georgia's income tax with an expanded sales tax. As part of the study, researchers compared states more dependent on income tax collections, such as Georgia, against states more reliant on sales tax collections.

  • "No Good Deed" collected $24.5 million in domestic ticket sales from Friday through Sunday, according to estimates from tracking firm Rentrak. "Guardians" became the first film of 2014 to bring in more than $300 million at North American theaters, distributor Walt Disney Co said.

  • Most expensive house (we could get into): Atlanta Friday, 12 Sep 2014 | 9:34 AM ET
    If you're looking for your very own Southern Estate, this 17,000 sq. ft. mansion set on over 18 manicured acres is your home sweet home.

    Looking for your own Southern estate? This 17,000-square-foot mansion in Atlanta might be just what you want to call "home sweet home."

  • Prosecutors target credit card thieves overseas Friday, 12 Sep 2014 | 1:16 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— Working to combat an increasingly lucrative crime that crosses national boundaries, Justice Department officials are pressing for a new law to help them prosecute criminals overseas who traffic in stolen credit cards.

  • Travelport is offering all the 30 million shares in the IPO and, at the expected pricing, will raise up to $480 million, it said in a regulatory filing.

  • Sept 11- Airline ticketing company Travelport Worldwide Ltd's initial public offering is expected to raise up to $480 million, the Blackstone Group LP- backed company said in a regulatory filing.

  • In the air: Regional airlines have grown rapidly Wednesday, 10 Sep 2014 | 2:11 PM ET

    —LEADING REGIONALS: By 2014 traffic, among the largest are ExpressJet, SkyWest, Envoy Air and Endeavor Air. ExpressJet and SkyWest are owned by SkyWest Inc.; Envoy is owned by American Airlines Group Inc.; Endeavor by Delta Air Lines Inc..

  • Washington state names new head of state ferries Wednesday, 10 Sep 2014 | 12:17 PM ET

    OLYMPIA, Wash.— Washington state officials on Wednesday named a new head of the state ferry system, which is emerging from a tough summer. Lynne Griffith, currently the chief executive officer of Pierce Transit, will be the first woman to head the ferry division of the state Department of Transportation.

  • Home Depot stock dips on data breach fallout Wednesday, 10 Sep 2014 | 10:17 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of Home Depot are under pressure Wednesday as the home improvement retailer contends with the fallout of a data breach at its more than 2,000 U.S. and Canadian stores. Attorney generals for Connecticut, California and Illinois are leading a multistate investigation into the Home Depot data breach.

  • NEW YORK, Sept 9- The U.S. dollar jumped to a 14- month high against the euro on Tuesday as investors bet the Federal Reserve would hike interest rates earlier than expected, a view that knocked down bond prices and helped dampen global equity markets.

  • NEW YORK, Sept 9- The U.S. dollar jumped to a 14- month high against the euro on Tuesday as investors bet the Federal Reserve would hike interest rates earlier than expected, a view that helped knock down bond prices and weighed on global equity markets.