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PROVIDENCE, R.I.-- The founder of a U.S. Navy contractor from Georgia must serve three years in prison for his part in a kickback scheme that cost the Navy $18 million, a federal judge in Rhode Island ordered Wednesday.
*CEO says addressing technical issues to push London launch. SINGAPORE, Dec 5- CME Group says the delayed launch of its first overseas bourse could come in London in the first quarter of 2014, as the top U.S. futures market operator intensifies its focus on overseas growth.
ROME, Ga.-- Governor Nathan Deal has announced that flooring manufacturing company Mohawk Industries is planning to renovate two facilities in northwestern Georgia and create more than 400 new jobs. Deal said Wednesday that Mohawk industries is planning to invest $85 million in the renovation of two facilities in Rome and Dalton over the next two years.
ATLANTA-- Aaron's plans to buy back $125 million of its common stock under an accelerated repurchase program. It is scheduled to pay $125 million to Wells Fargo on Wednesday for about 3.5 million shares. Aaron's Inc. said it had about 76.3 million outstanding shares as of Oct. 25.
WASHINGTON-- All 50 states and the District of Columbia have more lax financial disclosure rules for their high court justices than the disclosure requirements for federal judges, according to an analysis from a watchdog group.
Production on "Fast& Furious 7" is on hold following the death of star Paul Walker. A spokesman for Universal Pictures declined to say when shooting will resume. Universal Pictures is expected to go forward with the film, but it has not announced how it will adjust the movie or handle Walker's unfinished performance.
LONDON, Dec 4- Supporters of renewables often imply the clean-energy revolution is close to phasing out fossil fuels for electricity generation in the United States, especially polluting coal-fired power plants.
NEW YORK-- NCR's stock dropped Tuesday as Moody's put the company's ratings on review for a possible downgrade due to its $1.65 billion Digital Insight buyout and $84 million deal for Alaric Systems Ltd.. THE SPARK: On Monday NCR Corp. announced that it was buying Digital Insight Corp., which provides online and mobile banking services.
CONCORD, N.H.-- Linda Ficken isn't nervous about confronting the former traveling hospital technician who infected her with hepatitis C. But she is a bit worried about losing her temper.
ATLANTA-- Georgia's unemployment rate was 8.1 percent for October, according to new data from the state Department of Labor. Of Georgia's 14 metropolitan statistical areas, Athens- Clarke County posted the lowest October rate at 5.8 percent. In all three cases, unemployment was higher than in September, but still down from October 2012.
ATLANTA-- A government study offers a new theory on why the whooping cough vaccine doesn't seem to be working as well as expected. The research suggests that while the vaccine may keep people from getting sick, it doesn't prevent them from spreading whooping cough _ also known as pertussis _ to others.
Nov 25- When Aimee Brittain's team hits the stores in a commando-like fashion on Thanksgiving night in search of Black Friday deals, they'll stand out from the crowd in their matching bright blue shirts.
NEW YORK-- Breeanna Speicher's curiosity about her background led her to a family she never knew she had and inspired a new MTV series that stretches the very concept of family. The 18- year-old college student from Reno, Nev., is the daughter of two women who conceived her with a sperm donation.
Eight of the most active business PACs wrote checks totaling $84,750 to 56 Republicans in the Senate and the House of Representatives after they voted against an Oct. 16 deal to re-open the government that had been shut down since Oct. 1 and avert an imminent debt default, according to a Reuters analysis.
WASHINGTON, Nov 21- Three executives of Japan's Takata Corp will plead guilty to conspiring to fix the price of seatbelts sold to automakers in the United States and will go to jail for 14 to 19 months, the Justice Department said on Thursday. Takata settled with the Justice Department in October, agreeing to pay $71.3 million to settle antitrust charges.
DUBAI, Nov 21- The Dubai Airshow produced a harvest of deals for the world's biggest and flashiest jets this week, but for those unable to afford a $400- million A380 superjumbo there is always an alternative- the poor man's private jet.
WASHINGTON, Nov 20- A gauge of U.S. consumer spending rose more than expected in October as households bought a range of goods, suggesting upside momentum in the economy early in the fourth quarter.
NEW YORK/ MUMBAI, Nov 19- IntercontinentalExchange Group said on Tuesday it would buy the Singapore Mercantile Exchange in a $150 million deal that gives it a foothold in trading and clearing in Asia, the main engine of growth for the commodities market.
Nov 18- London Stock Exchange Group, Nasdaq OMX Group Inc and Deutsche Börse AG are considering individual bids for European exchange group Euronext, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing people familiar with the discussions.
Mark Megalli, an investment professional with the hedge fund Level Global Investors LP, obtained inside information that helped his firm avoid about $2.4 million in losses and make $853,655 in ill-gotten profits, the SEC said in a statement.