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  • Facing health law hikes, consumers mull options Tuesday, 25 Nov 2014 | 11:32 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— Consumers across most of America will see their health insurance premiums go up next year for popular plans under President Barack Obama's health care law. Scott Joens of St. George, Utah, said he and his wife are facing premium increases of about 18 percent for 2015. But instead of agonizing, he's looking for a plan with a higher deductible, which is the...

  • Home Depot faces dozens of breach-related lawsuits Tuesday, 25 Nov 2014 | 8:12 AM ET

    Home Depot faces at least 44 lawsuits in the United States and Canada over a massive data breach earlier this year that affected 56 million debit and credit cards. But those expenses aren't clear yet because the cases are in early stages, the company said in a quarterly filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The company said earlier this month after...

  • Citi Trends posts 3Q loss Tuesday, 25 Nov 2014 | 7:01 AM ET

    SAVANNAH, Ga. _ Citi Trends Inc. on Tuesday reported a loss of $2.2 million in its fiscal third quarter. On a per-share basis, the Savannah, Georgia- based company said it had a loss of 15 cents. Citi Trends shares have increased 45 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • Cosby philanthropy shadowed by sexual allegations Tuesday, 25 Nov 2014 | 4:12 AM ET

    LOS ANGELES— Bill Cosby's record of big donations to colleges and other institutions has been a key part of his rosy public image. A North Carolina school, High Point University, removed the 77- year-old entertainer from its National Board of Advisors, a panel that includes retired Gen. The Berklee College of Music said in a statement Monday that it is "no longer...

  • DIARY - Top Economic Events to Dec 8 Monday, 24 Nov 2014 | 7:01 PM ET

    TOKYO- Europlace Financial Forum in Tokyo. Banque de France Governor Christian Noyer, French Economy Minister Emmanuel Macron and Bank of Japan Deputy Governor Hiroshi Nakaso to attend. SYDNEY- RBA Deputy Governor Philip Lowe speaks at the Annual Australian Business Economists Conference dinner in Sydney- 0905 GMT.

  • Your lost bags go to this Alabama store Monday, 24 Nov 2014 | 6:21 PM ET

    It is a secondhand store, one of a kind. A spokeswoman estimated annual traffic at nearly a million, from every state and at least 40 countries.

  • Fort Drum powered by wood in renewable energy push Sunday, 23 Nov 2014 | 12:08 PM ET

    FORT DRUM, N.Y.— Bulldozers rumble up and down steaming mountains of wood chips 24 hours a day, stoking the boilers that provide electricity to all 168 square miles of Fort Drum, home of the Army's 10th Mountain Division. It's the first green energy project to come online since the Pentagon's 2012 commitment to developing 3 gigawatts of renewable energy— enough to...

  • TV-over-Internet service Aereo seeks Chapter 11 Friday, 21 Nov 2014 | 1:05 PM ET

    The Supreme Court ruled this summer that Aereo had been operating like a cable TV company, meaning that unless it paid broadcasters licensing fees, it was in violation of copyright law. The company got its start in New York and had expanded to about 10 other metropolitan areas, including Boston, Houston and Atlanta, though it never disclosed how many subscribers...

  • New CEO chosen for Atlanta economic agency Friday, 21 Nov 2014 | 11:03 AM ET

    Atlanta city officials say Richard previously worked as CEO and president of Greater Louisville Inc. and coordinated 32 projects that created more than 3,800 jobs and $571 million in capital investment. Richard also has economic development experience with organizations in Houston, Dallas and Arlington, Texas. Richard earned a bachelor's degree from the...

  • Unemployment rates fall in two-thirds of US states Friday, 21 Nov 2014 | 10:35 AM ET

    The Labor Department said Friday that unemployment rates rose in just 5 states, the fewest since April. Employers added jobs in 38 states and cut them in 12. The biggest gains occurred in California, which added 41,500; Texas, which gained 35,200; and Florida, which added 34,400.. Nevada reported the largest job loss, a decline of 7,300, followed by New York, where...

  • Kozy Shack recalls some puddings over labeling Thursday, 20 Nov 2014 | 9:02 PM ET

    ARDEN HILLS, Minn.— Pudding maker Kozy Shack Enterprises is recalling some of its puddings because they are not labeled as containing milk. The product was distributed to 20 states— Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West...

  • NEW YORK, Nov 20- The top federal prosecutor in Manhattan said on Thursday his office was taking a close look at payday lending as part of a broad crackdown on wrongdoing involving the handling of consumer debts. On Wednesday, a Manhattan federal judge sentenced the owner of New York debt settlement company Mission Settlement Agency, Michael Levitis, to nine...

  • Delta orders 50 Airbus jets, bypassing Boeing Thursday, 20 Nov 2014 | 5:37 PM ET

    ATLANTA— Delta Air Lines Inc. said Thursday it would acquire 50 new planes from Europe's Airbus to replace older Boeing Co. jets. Boeing did win an order for 10 wide-body 777-300 ER jets from Kuwait Airways, however. Shares of Boeing rose 9 cents to close at $131.70.

  • Family gets $6.75 million in Botox treatment case Thursday, 20 Nov 2014 | 3:41 PM ET

    The verdict, in U.S. District Court in Burlington, came three days after the announcement that Parsippany, New Jersey- based drugmaker Actavis would acquire Botox maker Allergan for $66 billion, one of the biggest acquisitions announced this year. Thursday's verdict came four years after Irvine, California- based Allergan agreed to pay $600 million, pleading...

  • The latest on air bag recalls, with cars involved Thursday, 20 Nov 2014 | 2:09 PM ET

    Automakers have recalled 8 million vehicles in the U.S. to fix a problem with air bags made by Takata Corp. The air bags can explode with too much force, sending shards of metal into the passenger compartments. Boundaries of the recalls vary, but generally they include Florida, Puerto Rico, Guam, Saipan, American Samoa, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Hawaii and "limited areas...

  • Feds investigating drone sightings at NYC airport Thursday, 20 Nov 2014 | 8:14 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Federal officials are investigating after three commercial pilots reported drones flying near their planes as they approached New York City's Kennedy Airport this week. The FAA says the latest incident occurred Wednesday as a JetBlue flight from Savannah, Georgia, reported spotting a drone when it was about two miles from the runway.

  • Lawsuit settlement in death of film worker in Ga. Thursday, 20 Nov 2014 | 7:11 AM ET

    ATLANTA— The family of a film worker killed when she was hit along train tracks while shooting a biographical movie about singer Gregg Allman announced a settlement Wednesday with several defendants. Richard and Elizabeth Jones of Columbia, South Carolina, the parents of camera assistant Sarah Jones, 27, sued Unclaimed Freight Productions, Inc., Rayonier...

  • Steel is stockpiling extra iron ore ahead of what could be another record-long freeze-up of the Great Lakes. General Motors has built up inventories of critical parts at its plants and established a supply chain "crisis room" that will swing into action in the event of a major winter storm. But Whirlpool, General Motors, Ford Motor Co and Con-way, and other...

  • Gift Guide: Help your selfie with some add-on gear Thursday, 20 Nov 2014 | 3:01 AM ET

    ATLANTA— Not all selfies are created equal. Some are blurry, are poorly framed or miss the action entirely because you might be scrubbing your thumb fishing for a virtual shutter button as the moment passes you by. Although phone manufacturers are trying to help by building in tools for better selfies, many of these have their limits.

  • Steel is stockpiling extra iron ore ahead of what could be another record-long freeze-up of the Great Lakes. General Motors has built up inventories of critical parts at its plants and established a supply chain "crisis room" that will swing into action in the event of a major winter storm. But Whirlpool, General Motors, Ford Motor Co and Con-way, and other...