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  • House GOP repackages election-year bills Thursday, 18 Sep 2014 | 7:03 PM ET

    The bills adopted Thursday are unlikely to be taken up in the Democratic-controlled Senate, and both face veto threats from the White House. They had already been passed by the House as separate legislation but stalled in the Senate.

  • Bank of Montreal is sued over Tom Petters' Ponzi scheme Thursday, 18 Sep 2014 | 6:58 PM ET

    Sept 18- Bank of Montreal was sued on Thursday by a trustee liquidating two Florida funds that claimed to have lost money in a Ponzi scheme operated by Minnesota businessman Thomas Petters.

  • Foley defends record at Pennsylvania company Thursday, 18 Sep 2014 | 5:53 PM ET

    MIDDLETOWN, Conn.— Connecticut Republican gubernatorial candidate Tom Foley defended his business record on Thursday, saying he ultimately saved unionized workers' jobs following a lengthy strike at a Pennsylvania plant he previously owned.

  • Home Depot breach affected 56M debit, credit cards Thursday, 18 Sep 2014 | 4:47 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Home Depot said Thursday that a data breach that lasted for months at its stores in the U.S. and Canada affected 56 million debit and credit cards, far more than a pre-Christmas 2013 attack on Target customers.

  • Clinton: Turn female economic issues into movement Thursday, 18 Sep 2014 | 1:04 PM ET

    Clinton spoke at a forum sponsored by the Center for American Progress, which was formed more than a decade ago by veterans of her husband's administration, where she was joined by House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi of California, Sens. Kirsten Gillibrand of New York and Patty Murray of Washington and others.

  • US economic rebound slow to reach Philadelphia Thursday, 18 Sep 2014 | 12:03 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— The nation's economic recovery has been slow to reach the Philadelphia metropolitan area and income inequality has widened, hurt in part by an exodus of residents and a continued collapse in mid-wage jobs. Philadelphia posted the largest income drop among large metro areas outside the Sun Belt, a sign of its persistently weak job market.

  • Some Delta pilots get offer early-retirement offer Wednesday, 17 Sep 2014 | 6:23 PM ET

    ATLANTA— Delta Air Lines Inc. is offering early-retirement incentives to pilots including those who fly the Boeing 747 as it prepares to ground four of the jumbo jets later this year. The Atlanta- based airline plans to retire four of its 16 Boeing 747 s when it replaces them with the Boeing 777 on its Atlanta- Tokyo route, a spokeswoman said.

  • Boat manufacturing company expanding in south Ga. Wednesday, 17 Sep 2014 | 12:23 PM ET

    NASHVILLE, Ga.— A boat manufacturing company is planning to expand its facility in south Georgia and is looking to create 50 new jobs in the process. Nathan Deal's office announced Tuesday that Chaparral Boats is expanding its facility in Berrien County.

  • YOUR MONEY-How to whittle down that wireless bill Wednesday, 17 Sep 2014 | 11:04 AM ET

    Sept 17- If you're unhappy with your cell phone service- and really, who isn't? Verizon last month began offering a new $60 plan that previously would have cost users $90. T-Mobile countered with a low-price starter plan of $45 that comes with 2 GB of data.

  • Senate: China hacked military contractor networks Wednesday, 17 Sep 2014 | 10:30 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— China's military hacked into computer networks of civilian transportation companies hired by the Pentagon at least nine times, breaking into computers aboard a commercial ship, targeting logistics companies and uploading malicious software onto an airline's computers, Senate investigators said Wednesday.

  • Kohl's holiday hiring to rise 15 pct Wednesday, 17 Sep 2014 | 10:17 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Kohl's Corp. plans to hire more than 67,000 seasonal workers nationwide for the holiday shopping season, which the company said is a 15 percent increase over last year. FedEx Corp. also said Wednesday it plans to increase holiday hiring. That's more than double last year, when FedEx announced it would hire 20,000 seasonal workers.

  • Red tide off northwest Florida could hit economy Wednesday, 17 Sep 2014 | 4:25 AM ET

    CLEARWATER, Fla.— It's like Florida's version of The Blob. Petersburg in the south and stretching north to Florida's Big Bend, where the peninsula ends and the Panhandle begins. It's spooky, "said Clearwater fisherman Brad Gorst as he steered the charter fishing boat Gulfstream 2 in waters near Honeymoon Island, where dead fish recently washed ashore.

  • 2014 MacArthur 'genius grant' winners unveiled Wednesday, 17 Sep 2014 | 12:03 AM ET

    CHICAGO— CHICAGO— A professor whose research is helping a California police department improve its strained relationship with the black community and a lawyer who advocates for victims of domestic abuse are among the 21 winners of this year's MacArthur Foundation "genius grants."

  • 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.