Irakli Garibashvili, Georgian prime minister, comments on the free trade agreement between Georgia and the European Union and on Georgia's relations with neighboring Russia.» Read More
ALBANY, Ga.— A jury has been seated to hear the trial of three people charged in connection with a deadly salmonella outbreak traced to a southwest Georgia peanut plant five years ago. The final panel of 12 jurors was selected Thursday morning in U.S. District Court in Albany.
The Labor Department said Thursday that applications for jobless aid increased 23,000 to a seasonally adjusted 302,000. The less volatile four-week moving average dipped to 297,250, the lowest reading since April 2006. New York: Down 18,663, due to fewer layoffs in education, transportation and warehousing, and health care and social assistance.
ATLANTA— Beazer Homes USA Inc.' s fiscal third quarter loss widened, stung by a loss on debt extinguishment. The Atlanta homebuilder reported a loss of $12.4 million, or 47 cents per share, for the period ended June 30. That compares with a loss of $5.8 million, or 23 cents per share, in the same quarter a year earlier.
July 30- Two airline trade groups asked a U.S. appeals court on Wednesday to review fee increases on airplane tickets imposed by the Transportation Security Administration, saying the agency is "improperly" raising taxes on travelers and hurting carriers.
National Transportation Safety Board investigators say the plane with Vein Guys medical practice employees aboard hit the unlighted pole at the Thomson-McDuffie County Airport near Augusta the night of Feb. 20, 2013.
ALBANY, Ga.— The trial of three people charged in a deadly salmonella outbreak linked to a southwest Georgia peanut plant could keep jurors tied up for more than two months, the trial judge said Wednesday.
NEW YORK— The long-awaited surge in hiring at small businesses appears to be underway. Faulkner Hyundai in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, is adding seven people to its staff of 92 because new cars are selling at their fastest rate in eight years. As recently as March, an American Express survey found 76 percent of owners planned to hire only when their revenue rose.
PITTSBURGH— More than 2,000 union workers and others organized by the coal industry in Pennsylvania, Ohio and West Virginia joined top state elected officials Wednesday to rally against proposed stricter federal pollution regulations for coal-burning power plants.
WASHINGTON, July 29- More than 17,000 U.S. military personnel and other consumers will receive about $92 million in debt relief as part of a settlement over a lender's alleged improper practices, the U.S. consumer watchdog and 13 states announced on Tuesday.
Deceptive practices by Rome Finance Co., more recently doing business as Colfax Capital Corp. and Culver Capital LLC, based in California and Georgia, included failing to accurately disclose charges and interest rates, New York's Attorney General Eric Schneiderman said Tuesday.
July 29- United Parcel Service Inc, the world's biggest courier company, slashed its earnings forecast for the year as it spends to boost capacity ahead of the holiday shopping season. The Atlanta- based company said it expects full-year adjusted earnings of $4.90- $5.00 per share.
The big Atlanta- based shipping company said it will spend $175 million on improvements that include beefed-up operations on the day after Thanksgiving, more sorting facilities and sped-up deployment of software designed to help drivers find the quickest route to a destination.
NEW YORK, July 29- When Harvey Montijo first moved in with his wife Natalie, he remembers exactly how long it took to get into a tiff about household temperature. "Right from the get-go," remembers the 31- year-old orthopedic resident in Charlotte, North Carolina.
July 29- Spirit Airlines Inc, a low-cost U.S. carrier, on Tuesday reported a higher-than-expected second-quarter profit as it added flights and raised fares. Net income rose 54 percent to $64.8 million, or 88 cents a share, from $42.1 million, or 58 cents a share, a year earlier.
Aetna's second-quarter profit climbed more than 2 percent, as gains from an acquisition helped the health insurer top expectations and raise its 2014 earnings forecast again.
July 29- Spirit Airlines Inc, a low-cost U.S. carrier, on Tuesday reported a 54 percent rise in second-quarter profit as it added flights and had higher average fares. Net income was $64.8 million, or 88 cents a share, compared with $42.1 million, or 58 cents a share, a year earlier. Quarterly revenue rose nearly 23 percent to $499.3 million.
The agency is holding hearings this week in Atlanta, Denver, Pittsburgh and Washington on President Barack Obama's plan to cut carbon-dioxide emissions by 30 percent by 2030, with 2005 levels as the starting point. John Kinkaid, a Moffat County, Colorado, commissioner, told the EPA in Denver that the rules would devastate his area, home to a major power plant.
NEW YORK— As a transgender woman who began her transition about a year ago, Kylie Jack is still figuring out her fashion style, but she wanted one thing right away: well-fitting bras. Friends recommended Petticoat Fair in Austin, Texas, where she lives.
SAVANNAH RIVER SITE, S.C.— Federal legislators have secured enough money to make sure a nuclear fuel project at the Savannah River Site goes forward, according to South Carolina Gov. Last fall, Haley invited Moniz to visit the Savannah River Site, a sprawling complex along the South Carolina- Georgia border.
July 28- Global business travel spending will reach a record $1.18 trillion this year, up nearly 7 percent from 2013, bolstered by growth in China, a U.S. trade group said on Monday.