JetBlue pilots voted to join the Air Line Pilots Association union, becoming the first employee group at the carrier to choose a bargaining agent.» Read More
The IRS will defend the way it enforces its power to issue legal summonses to obtain sensitive documents from taxpayers who refuse to cooperate with audits.
April 22- JetBlue Airways Corp pilots voted on Tuesday to join the Air Line Pilots Association union, opting to have a bargaining agent after rejecting unionization in two prior votes. Shares of JetBlue were down 1.9 percent to $8.59 in afternoon trading.
April 22- JetBlue Airways Corp pilots voted on Tuesday to join the Air Line Pilots Association union, becoming the first employee group at the discount carrier to choose a bargaining agent. JetBlue has about 2,600 pilots. Shares of JetBlue were down about 3 percent at $8.48 on Tuesday afternoon on the Nasdaq.
*Taxpayer wants hearing to question IRS "retribution". *IRS argues taxpayer is on "fishing expedition". The IRS is squaring off against Michael Clarke, a West Palm Beach, Florida, investor who is arguing that the U.S. tax agency in 2011 improperly issued a summons "as retribution" against him and his business partners for resisting an audit.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said Tuesday that the steering wheel nut on the vehicles may not have been tightened sufficiently, which would reduce the driver's control and could result in a crash. They were sold nationwide from August 2012 through February 2013 for between $6,650 and $10,650.
ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico— Recently published research describes how archaeologists outfitted a customized drone with a heat-sensing camera to unearth what they believe are ceremonial pits and other features at the site of an ancient village in New Mexico.
WASHINGTON— Grappling with fast-changing technology, Supreme Court justices debated Tuesday whether they can protect the copyrights of TV broadcasters to the shows they send out without strangling innovations in the use of the internet.
The ACSI Travel Index is based on random interviews with more than 7,400 U.S. customers of airlines, hotels and Internet travel websites from October 2013 to March 2014.
HONOLULU— A partially paralyzed Maui man who claimed airline workers forced him to crawl on and off flights in 2012 has settled his lawsuit against Delta Air Lines, his lawyer said Monday.
WASHINGTON— Spring's thaw is reviving the economy, too. A recent batch of government and business reports show a U.S. economy emerging from winter's deep freeze. There were ice storms in Georgia.
BUFFALO, N.Y.— The student data processing organization inBloom will shut down in the coming months, its chief executive officer said Monday following criticism that led to the recent loss of the startup's last active client— New York state.
ATLANTA— Kenya Moore says she's seriously considering leaving "The Real Housewives of Atlanta" after her televised brawl with co-star Porsha Williams. "We all agree that we don't condone violence," Moore said in an interview on Monday. "We've become angry with each other, we've threatened each other and gone to the edge.
AT&T currently has such speeds in Austin, Texas, and has committed to offer the service in Dallas. The company is also in advanced talks to bring GigaPower to two additional markets, Raleigh-Durham and Winston-Salem, N.C.. A rival offering from Google Inc., known as Google Fiber, is available in Kansas City and is coming soon to Austin and Provo, Utah.
NEW YORK— In a story April 17 about Vintage Capital withdrawing an offer to buy retailer Aaron's, The Associated Press reported erroneously the relationship between Vintage and Aaron's. Vintage Capital withdraws $2.2 B offer for Aaron's. Vintage Capital pulls $2.2 B offer for Aaron's, citing weak earnings and latest acquisition.
ATLANTA— Birch Communications Inc. is buying technology and communications equipment provider Cbeyond for about $323 million. Cbeyond announced in November that it was considering its strategic options. Cbeyond Inc. stockholders will receive between $9.97 and $10 per share.
WASHINGTON, April 17- General Motors says that cars being recalled because of faulty ignition switches can be driven safely before repairs, based on more than 80 tests, but the automaker has not addressed a problem long known to potentially shut off the engine: a simple bump from a driver's knee.
NEW YORK— Vintage Capital Management said Thursday it is withdrawing its offer to buy retailer Aaron's, citing the company's continued struggles and its decision to buy lease-to-own furniture seller Progressive Finance.
DALLAS— Shares of Sabre Corp. ended higher Thursday, but the provider of technology services to the travel industry raised less money than it had projected in its initial public offering. Private-equity owners TPG and Silver Lake will keep about 80 percent of the company, which the IPO valued at around $4 billion.
WASHINGTON— Applications for U.S. unemployment benefits increased slightly last week to a seasonally adjusted 304,000. The four-week average for claims dipped to its lowest level since October 2007, two months before the Great Recession began. California: Down 13,982, due to fewer layoffs in services. Iowa: Down 1,266, due to fewer layoffs in manufacturing.
ATLANTA— State labor officials say Georgia's unemployment rate has dropped to 7 percent, the lowest rate since September 2008. The Georgia Department of Labor announced the new seasonally adjusted jobless rate on Thursday.