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  • Threats to 6 international flights cause scare Monday, 25 May 2015 | 12:13 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Anonymous telephone threats against commercial airliners on Monday, possibly from the same source, caused a scare involving at least six international flights at airports in New York, New Jersey and Massachusetts. In one instance Monday morning, U.S. military jets escorted an Air France flight into New York City after someone claimed a chemical...

  • *Bank of Japan keeps policy unchanged, as expected. NEW YORK, May 22- The U.S. dollar turned higher on Friday, spurred off early losses after a U.S. inflation report that indicated underlying pressures are building bolstered the case for the U.S. "Stronger inflation, along with stronger growth data, is something that the Fed certainly wants to see," said Brian...

  • An SEC statement said Gray Financial Group steered public pension fund clients into an investment fund that did not comply with state law and collected more than $1.7 million as a result. The SEC said the investments violated Georgia law because they did not have at least four other investors and did not have a minimum of $100 million in assets.

  • Atlanta firm charged by SEC over public pension funds Thursday, 21 May 2015 | 11:35 AM ET

    WASHINGTON, May 21- The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on Thursday announced fraud charges against an Atlanta- based investment advisory firm and two of its executives for their handling of the city's pension funds for police, firefighters, transit workers and other employees.

  • State Department employee is accused of sending threatening emails to college-aged women in the U.S. from his computer at the U.S. Embassy in London, authorities said. Authorities apprehended him last week at Atlanta's airport as he prepared to board a flight back to London after visiting relatives in Georgia. Investigators say he began working at the London...

  • Amazon adds one-hour store delivery in New York City Thursday, 21 May 2015 | 9:30 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Amazon will begin offering one-hour delivery from local stores in New York City as competition in the delivery arena increases. The service, offered in the city's Manhattan borough, is part of Amazon's Prime Now delivery service and will initially include grocery chains D'Agostino and Gourmet Garage and bakery Billy's Bakery, with Italian food...

  • SANTA CRUZ, Calif.— A California prostitute charged with killing a Google executive with an overdose of heroin aboard his yacht pleaded guilty Tuesday to involuntary manslaughter and administering drugs. Santa Cruz police said a surveillance video at the Santa Cruz harbor showed the woman gather her belongings, casually step over Hayes' body, finish a glass of...

  • ATLANTA— United Parcel Service Co. agreed to pay more than $25 million to settle complaints that it kept false records to hide late deliveries and collect more for overnight packages to government customers. The Department of Justice said Tuesday that the payment settles a whistleblower lawsuit filed by a former UPS employee, who will get $3.75 million.

  • *Q1 ex items $1.16/ share vs. *Sees full-year profit $5.24 to $5.27/ share. May 19- Home Depot Inc reported higher-than-expected quarterly profit and sales on Tuesday and raised its full-year earnings forecast as North American customers spent more on home repairs after a harsh winter.

  • May 19- Home Depot Inc, the world's largest home improvement chain by sales, reported better-than-expected quarterly profit and sales as customers in North America spent more on home repairs after a harsh winter. Several northeastern parts of the United States experienced heavy snowfall this winter, with cities including New York, Chicago and Boston hit with...

  • LOS ANGELES— A Georgia man who posed as an airline employee to make cut-rate reservations then resold the tickets for thousands of dollars has been sentenced in Los Angeles to six months in prison. The U.S. Attorney's Office says 38- year-old Gilbert Myers Jr. of Atlanta was also sentenced to six months of home detention and ordered to pay over $91,000 in...

  • NEW YORK— Ocwen said Monday that it is now in compliance with New York Stock Exchange rules after filling its delayed annual report last week. Earlier this year, Ocwen reached settlements with regulators in New York and California after investigations identified wrongful foreclosures, poorly documented procedures, missing paperwork and other issues.

  • May 15- Delta Air Lines Inc said on Friday that Amtrak customers whose tickets were canceled because of Tuesday's train crash in Philadelphia can fly between New York and Boston or Washington for free on Delta's shuttle service for the next four days. The Atlanta- based airline is adding seats along the Eastern Seaboard in response to the crash by flying more...

  • ATLANTA— Delta Air Lines CEO Richard Anderson leans back in his chair, smiles and explains why he's so happy. With a healthy balance sheet, Anderson, who just turned 60, is now focusing on a fight with government-backed Middle East airlines, building long-term partnerships with other international carriers and improving the onboard experience for passengers.

  • COLUMBUS, Ohio— Ohio- based Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams says it has restarted production after a massive recall triggered by the discovery of listeria in some pints. Jeni's says several Ohio ice cream producers offered to make some of Jeni's ice creams to help out, and Smith's dairy in Orrville will be doing just that. Besides in Ohio, Jeni's has shops in Atlanta;...

  • NEW YORK— JPMorgan Chase said Thursday that it will buy $45 billion in mortgage-servicing right from Ocwen Financial as the subprime mortgage servicer continues to sell off assets. Ocwen Financial Corp. is one of the largest mortgage service companies in the U.S. More recently it reached additional settlements with regulators in New York and California.

  • NEW YORK— The CW network, aiming to please its target young-adult audience, is adding a fourth DC Comics-based series to its schedule next season. "The new show stars Rachel Bloom as a lawyer who tosses over her job to go in search of love. "Crazy Ex-Girlfriend" was originally developed as a half-hour for Showtime and picked up by CW.

  • May 14- Delta Air Lines Inc expects to see some "choppiness" in its monthly revenue per available seat mile, which measures sales relative to planes' carrying capacity, Chief Financial Officer Paul Jacobson said Thursday during a transportation conference that was webcast. The Atlanta- based carrier expects unit revenue to be "a little worse" in May than in April,...

  • YOUR MONEY-How much should you give as a wedding gift? Thursday, 14 May 2015 | 8:00 AM ET

    BOSTON, May 14- When you go to as many weddings as Stephanie Wong does, you need to come up with some guidelines for gift-giving. During the past two years, Wong, 32, who works in marketing for a book publisher in San Francisco, has been to about a half-dozen weddings. She offers these guidelines to wedding-goers wherever they might be: A distant relative or co-worker...

  • ATLANTA— Regulators say there's a "high probability" a nuclear plant under construction in Georgia will be delayed even longer than the three years already announced by its owners, according to an analysis obtained by The Associated Press. Southern Co. subsidiary Georgia Power and its co-owners are building two more nuclear reactors at Plant Vogtle in...