• Expanding middle classes in Asia and emerging markets such as Latin America have boosted travel demand and helped airlines bounce back from losses since the 2008-2009 downturn.

  • 300 vials labeled influenza, dengue found at lab Wednesday, 16 Jul 2014 | 4:35 PM ET

    "The reasons why these samples went unnoticed for this long is something we're actively trying to understand," said FDA deputy director for biologics Dr.

  • Latest Fed survey sees improved economy Wednesday, 16 Jul 2014 | 2:04 PM ET

    All 12 of the Fed's regions reported growth with five— New York, Chicago, Minneapolis, Dallas and San Francisco— characterizing growth as "moderate" while the others reported "modest" growth. Boston and Richmond reported that growth came in at a slightly slower pace than the previous reporting period.

  • After 16 hours, an exit from stalled casino boat Wednesday, 16 Jul 2014 | 8:42 AM ET

    SAVANNAH, Ga.— After more than 12 hours, passengers stranded on a casino boat that ran aground off Georgia's coast were ferried to shore Wednesday aboard two Coast Guard cutters.

  • House Democrats best GOP rival in fundraising Wednesday, 16 Jul 2014 | 7:12 AM ET

    The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee raised $10.9 million from donors in June and has $50.9 million in its bank accounts, officials said. At the same time, the National Republican Congressional Committee said donors gave another $9.6 million to the committee tasked with keeping House Republicans in the majority.

  • Attorney: Prostitute had no reason to kill US exec Wednesday, 16 Jul 2014 | 3:03 AM ET

    SANTA CRUZ, California— A woman accused by police of being a high-priced prostitute and abandoning a Google executive after shooting him up with a fatal dose of heroin would never have wanted him to die because he was paying her well, a defense attorney said Wednesday.

  • NEW YORK, July 15- Retirement payouts for 19.3 million U.S. state and local government workers in coming years are not likely to look much different from the iron-clad pensions that former teachers and police now get.

  • UPS plans 9 new facilities, more routes in Brazil Tuesday, 15 Jul 2014 | 12:04 PM ET

    ATLANTA— UPS is opening nine new facilities in Brazil to expand its delivery network to more than 200 Brazilian cities. The growth of small and medium-size businesses in Brazil, an expanding middle class and more activity in online commerce drove the decision invest more in the country, the company said Tuesday.

  • Filmmakers in Ga. train crash go briefly to jail Tuesday, 15 Jul 2014 | 10:03 AM ET

    SAVANNAH, Ga.— Two filmmakers charged with involuntary manslaughter several months after a train crash killed a member of their movie crew flew to Georgia over the weekend to turn themselves in at a rural jail, where they posted $25,000 bond apiece before returning home to California, their defense attorney said Tuesday.

  • House passes highway bill as deadline looms Tuesday, 15 Jul 2014 | 3:14 AM ET

    The action cobbles together $10.8 billion by using pension tax changes, customs fees and money from a fund to repair leaking underground fuel storage tanks to keep the federal Highway Trust Fund, which pays for transportation programs nationwide, solvent through May 2015.

  • July 14- Staples Inc said the company and the U.S. Postal Service will end a pilot program to set up mini-post offices in the company's retail outlets, after several protests outside the retailer's stores.

  • US consumer bureau sues debt-collection law firm Monday, 14 Jul 2014 | 5:35 PM ET

    The bureau's claim, filed in federal court in Atlanta, states that Frederick J. Hanna& Associates has filed hundreds of thousands of lawsuits on behalf of banks including JPMorgan Chase, Bank of America, Capital One and Discover without doing even basic checks to determine whether the people they sued actually owed debts.

  • New UPS CEO backs trade agreements Monday, 14 Jul 2014 | 2:54 PM ET

    But David Abney, who assumes top job of chief operating officer Sept. 1, said the company has to focus on growing international economies, better use technology and keep the focus on employees.

  • Belgian floor manufacturer announces Georgia plant Monday, 14 Jul 2014 | 11:27 AM ET

    CARTERSVILLE, Ga.— A Belgium floorcovering manufacturer plans to build its U.S. headquarters in northwest Georgia. Beaulieu International Group announced the Cartersville, Georgia project on Monday. The company expects its Georgia manufacturing plant to produce 47 million square yards of cushion vinyl.

  • Georgia ends fiscal year with revenues up $879M Monday, 14 Jul 2014 | 10:42 AM ET

    ATLANTA— A new report shows Georgia has ended the fiscal year with an increase in revenues of about $879 million, a 5.2 percent increase over the previous year. Nathan Deal's office said Monday that Georgia's net tax collections for the fiscal year totaled nearly $17.9 billion, due in part to a large increase in corporate income tax collections.

  • Kindred raises per-share offer for Gentiva Monday, 14 Jul 2014 | 10:23 AM ET

    LOUISVILLE, Ky.— Kindred Healthcare is offering more cash for shares of Gentiva Health Services Inc., but it now aims to acquire just a slice of the home health and hospice care provider instead of the whole company.

  • Newark, N.J. July 12- Actor and comedian Tracy Morgan was released from a rehabilitation center to finish his recovery at home from a New Jersey crash in June that left him critically injured and killed a fellow passenger, his spokesman said on Saturday.

  • Tracy Morgan released from rehab month after crash Saturday, 12 Jul 2014 | 1:19 AM ET

    The former "30 Rock" star suffered a broken leg and broken ribs when the limousine van he was riding in was hit from behind June 7 by a Wal-Mart truck on the New Jersey Turnpike.

  • Judge delays Ga. trial in salmonella outbreak Friday, 11 Jul 2014 | 5:07 PM ET

    Three people charged in a deadly salmonella outbreak traced to a southwest Georgia peanut plant five years ago will go on trial two weeks later than initially planned, a judge decided Friday.

  • US: Man posed as airline worker to get free travel Friday, 11 Jul 2014 | 4:18 PM ET

    The U.S. Attorney's Office in Los Angeles said that 37- year-old Gilbert Myers Jr. of Atlanta remained in custody Friday on $75,000 bond after pleading not guilty to mail-fraud charges. Officials said Myers was arrested earlier this week at a hotel in Beverly Hills, California, after agreeing to meet a ticket buyer who turned out to be an undercover FBI agent.