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  • Four districts— Boston, Atlanta, Chicago and St. Louis— reported moderate growth in manufacturing, while some other districts said growth was basically flat during the survey period. Kansas City described a sharp fall in activity in energy producers Oklahoma and New Mexico, while the Dallas district said that oilfield machinery sales were down significantly...

  • June 3- Stock Building Supply Holdings Inc and fellow construction materials supplier Building Materials Holding Corp said they would combine to expand in the fast-growing south and west regions in the United States. BMC's shareholders will receive 0.5231 new shares of Stock Building Supply for each share held and own about 60 percent of the merged entity,...

  • Health care enrollments by state Tuesday, 2 Jun 2015 | 5:02 PM ET

    Source: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

  • ATLANTA— Southern Co. has an emerging message when discussing its over-budget nuclear plant in Georgia: It's not our fault. "The company does not direct the contractor how to build the plant," said David McKinney, a Southern Co. vice president tasked with overseeing Vogtle development, during a public hearing. Elected regulators will face pressure to protect the...

  • WASHINGTON— More than 10 million people have signed up for private health insurance this year under President Barack Obama's law, the administration said Tuesday. And the Supreme Court is weighing the legality of subsidized premiums for millions of consumers in more than 30 states. "Enrollment has been lower and slower than what most people projected," said...

  • Shares of Delta Air Lines Inc. fell $1.11, or 2.5 percent, to $43.24 in trading Tuesday afternoon. Delta said that passenger revenue for every seat flown one mile dropped 5.5 percent last month compared with May 2014. The shares of major U.S. airlines fell last week but rallied on Monday after the CEO of Southwest Airlines Co. seemed to slightly scale back his...

  • Police met U.S. Airways flight 648, with 88 passengers and five crew on board, when it landed at Philadelphia International Airport due to a "possible security threat," said Victoria Lupica, a spokeswoman for U.S. Airways' parent company, American Airlines Group Inc. NBC and CNN reported that other U.S. commercial flights received bomb threats on Tuesday: a United...

  • WASHINGTON— Al and Saundra Karp have found an unconventional way to raise money and help save their Miami- area home from foreclosure: They're lining up gigs for their family jazz band. But it isn't exactly how Al, an 86- year-old Korean War vet, or Saundra, 76, had expected to spend their retirement. "It's a big problem coming off the housing bubble," says Cary Sternberg,...

  • WASHINGTON— A unanimous Supreme Court ruled Monday that homeowners who declare bankruptcy can't void a second mortgage even if the home isn't worth what they owe on the primary mortgage. Both cases involved property owners who were allowed by lower courts to nullify second loans held by Bank of America. The Atlanta- based 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals...

  • CHICAGO, May 30- Indiana is training 300 prisoners to kill infected chickens and banning bird shows at county fairs. Iowa is trying to figure out how to deal with a mountain of dead- and reeking- chickens. Robert Cobb, state veterinarian for Georgia, the nation's leading producer of chickens raised for meat, which has not had any cases so far.

  • CARTERSVILLE, Ga.— An Anheuser Busch plant in northwest Georgia has started canning water instead of beer to help flood victims in Texas and Oklahoma. Multiple media outlets report the Cartersville plant halted its beer production to produce 50,000 cans of water to distribute to the flooded areas by this weekend. Cartersville brewery manager Rob Haas told NBC...

  • Former Peanut Corporation of America owner Stewart Parnell, his food broker brother, Michael Parnell, and the former quality assurance manager of the company's Georgia plant, Mary Wilkerson, were convicted in September on charges related to a salmonella outbreak in 2008 and 2009 that was blamed for 714 illnesses nationwide. Ken Hodges, an attorney for Stewart...

  • May 28- Amazon.com Inc said on Thursday it will offer limited free same-day delivery under its Prime shipping service as retailers try to outdo each other on delivery deals, and expanded the service to San Diego and the Tampa Bay Area. Amazon offers same-day delivery to Prime members for $5.99 per order and non-members for $8.99, plus 99 cents per unit.

  • Agilysys reports 4Q loss Thursday, 28 May 2015 | 7:54 AM ET

    ALPHARETTA, Ga. _ Agilysys Inc. on Thursday reported a loss of $5.4 million in its fiscal fourth quarter. On a per-share basis, the Alpharetta, Georgia- based company said it had a loss of 24 cents. Agilysys shares have dropped 23 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • Flowers Foods misses Street 1Q forecasts Thursday, 28 May 2015 | 7:24 AM ET

    THOMASVILLE, Ga. _ Flowers Foods Inc. on Thursday reported first-quarter profit of $61.4 million. Flowers Foods expects full-year earnings to be 96 cents to $1.01 per share, with revenue in the range of $3.79 billion to $3.86 billion. Flowers Foods shares have risen 20 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • May 28- Amazon.com Inc said on Thursday it will expand same-day delivery to San Diego and the Tampa Bay Area under its Prime shipping service, which has been an engine of revenue growth for the online seller. Amazon offers same-day delivery to Prime members for $5.99 per order and non-members for $8.99 plus 99 cents per unit. The same-day delivery service is...

  • Amazon to offer free same-day delivery to Prime members Thursday, 28 May 2015 | 6:11 AM ET

    Amazon says starting Thursday more than 1 million items including books, electronics and vacation gear will be eligible for same-day delivery in 14 metro areas including New York, Los Angeles, the San Francisco Bay Area, Philadelphia, Phoenix and Atlanta. Orders under $35 can still have one day delivery, it just costs $5.99. Previously the service cost $5.99 for...

  • Jeb Bush and corporate boardrooms: 15 cases Thursday, 28 May 2015 | 3:30 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— Jeb Bush served on the board of directors or as an adviser to at least 15 companies and nonprofits since leaving office as Florida governor in early 2007. Here are the 15, his role for each, the years he served and his pay in the cases it is known:. Tenet Healthcare Corp., publicly traded hospital operator in Dallas. Rayonier Inc., publicly traded timber...

  • WASHINGTON— During his transition from Florida governor to likely presidential candidate, Jeb Bush served on the boards of or as an adviser to at least 15 companies and nonprofits, a dizzying array of corporate connections that earned him millions of dollars and occasional headaches. "Board of directors and advisory boards are in charge of high-level...

  • From Boston to Miami, New York to Los Angeles, more than half of tenants are paying what experts consider unaffordable rents, says a report by New York University's Furman Center, which studies real estate and urban policy, and bank Capital One, which is a leading affordable-housing lender and financed the research. The study analyzed U.S. Census Bureau data from...