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  • July 10- A judge in Michigan has ruled that Oklahoma-based Chesapeake Energy Corp must face a criminal trial on a charge of bid-rigging with competitor Encana Corp at a 2010 state land lease auction, citing evidence of a conspiracy between the companies that drove state lease prices down sharply.

  • Ga. Senate: Kingston, Perdue spend combined $11M Thursday, 10 Jul 2014 | 1:57 PM ET

    ATLANTA— The two Republicans vying for Georgia's open Senate seat have spent a combined $11 million so far on the race, with just over a week to go before the July 22 runoff. The race is among a dozen being watched nationally as Republicans seek control of the Senate. Sam Nunn, will be able to claim the Georgia seat and help them keep a majority in the Senate.

  • July 10- Shopping center owner and operator Regency Centers Corp offered to buy AmREIT Inc for about $433 million to expand in Texas and Georgia. AmREIT's shares jumped as much as 14.6 percent to the offer price of $22 before giving up some of the gains, while Regency's stock rose marginally.

  • Prostitute in Google exec case linked to 2nd death Thursday, 10 Jul 2014 | 1:07 AM ET

    MILTON, Ga.— The high-priced prostitute accused of leaving a Google executive to die after injecting him with a lethal dose of heroin on his yacht had called 911 two months earlier when she found her boyfriend in the throes of a fatal overdose in their home.

  • July 9- American Airlines Group, Southwest Airlines and United Continental Holdings on Wednesday cited growth in an important revenue measure during the second quarter, signaling that demand for air travel is solid during the summer.

  • July 9- American Airlines Group Inc and Southwest Airlines Co forecast growth in an important revenue measure for the second quarter, signaling that demand for air travel is solid during the summer.

  • Gentiva Health gives solid 2Q outlook Wednesday, 9 Jul 2014 | 12:17 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Gentiva Health Services issued a solid second-quarter forecast Wednesday, and said that bolsters its case that Kindred Heathcare's offer to buy it is too low. The Atlanta company is forecasting adjusted net income of 33 cents per share attributable to common shareholders, and said its revenue will be around $496 million.

  • American, Southwest signal solid demand ahead of earnings Wednesday, 9 Jul 2014 | 10:39 AM ET

    July 9- American Airlines Group Inc and Southwest Airlines Co forecast growth in an important revenue measure for the second quarter, signaling that demand for air travel is solid during the summer.

  • Business Highlights Tuesday, 8 Jul 2014 | 6:12 PM ET

    Bay Area preps for showdown. WASHINGTON— If two of the most progressive U.S. cities don't pass a tax on sugary drinks, will the idea finally fizzle out?

  • Car-hailing service Uber takes on taxis with sale Tuesday, 8 Jul 2014 | 3:44 PM ET

    NEW YORK— The car-hailing service Uber is taking on New York City's taxis, temporarily dropping some of its prices by 20 percent. For instance, a ride from Grand Central Terminal to the financial district would now cost roughly $22, down from $28 before the sale.

  • 4 in 10 US homes are cellphone only, skip landline Tuesday, 8 Jul 2014 | 12:01 AM ET

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has been tracking phone use for a decade, and the number of households only using cellphones had been rising by about 5 percentage points each year.

  • July 7- United Airlines said on Monday it plans to outsource more than 630 union jobs at 12 U.S. airports in a cost-saving move. United Airlines would shift these jobs from its payroll and hire other companies to provide the employees, under the outsourcing plan. "This is a bad business decision for United Airlines," Carlson said.

  • July 7- United Airlines said on Monday it plans to outsource more than 630 jobs at 12 U.S. airports in a cost-saving move. United Airlines would shift these jobs from its payroll and hire other companies to provide the employees, under the outsourcing plan.

  • CARACAS, July 7- Delta Air Lines will run only one flight a week to Venezuela instead of one a day because of difficulties repatriating revenue through the country's exchange controls, the company said on Monday.

  • Delta Air Lines cutting back flights to Venezuela Monday, 7 Jul 2014 | 12:35 PM ET

    CARACAS, Venezuela— Delta Air Lines drastically reduced service to Venezuela on Monday in a dispute with the government over revenue trapped in the South American country. The International Air Transport Association says Venezuela has prevented the repatriation of $4 billion in airline money because of currency control problems.

  • 1 worker hurt in chemical leak at Dalton plant Monday, 7 Jul 2014 | 7:47 AM ET

    ATLANTA— An accident at a chemical plant in Dalton injured a worker Monday and briefly caused authorities to close roads and warn residents in nearby apartments to stay inside, officials said.

  • Nonprofits' contraceptive cases next for justices Sunday, 6 Jul 2014 | 8:54 AM ET

    That's the difficult question behind the next legal dispute over religion, birth control and the health care law that is likely to be resolved by the Supreme Court.

  • 5 Things to Know on children's life insurance Saturday, 5 Jul 2014 | 12:16 AM ET

    ATLANTA— Policies for children represent a small fraction of the life insurance market, but they made the news this week after a court hearing for a Georgia man accused of killing his young son by leaving him in a hot car.

  • SunTrust Mortgage settles federal probe for $320M Thursday, 3 Jul 2014 | 3:52 PM ET

    CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va.— SunTrust Mortgage Inc. has agreed to pay up to $320 million to resolve allegations that it misled customers seeking loan modifications under a government program established to help homeowners avoid foreclosure, the company and federal authorities said Thursday.

  • July 3- SunTrust Banks Inc, a large U.S. southeast regional bank, will pay as much as $320 million to resolve a criminal probe into its mortgage unit's mismanagement of a federal program designed to help struggling homeowners avoid foreclosure during the recession.