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  • Senate: China hacked military contractor networks Wednesday, 17 Sep 2014 | 10:30 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— China's military hacked into computer networks of civilian transportation companies hired by the Pentagon at least nine times, breaking into computers aboard a commercial ship, targeting logistics companies and uploading malicious software onto an airline's computers, Senate investigators said Wednesday.

  • Kohl's holiday hiring to rise 15 pct Wednesday, 17 Sep 2014 | 10:17 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Kohl's Corp. plans to hire more than 67,000 seasonal workers nationwide for the holiday shopping season, which the company said is a 15 percent increase over last year. FedEx Corp. also said Wednesday it plans to increase holiday hiring. That's more than double last year, when FedEx announced it would hire 20,000 seasonal workers.

  • Red tide off northwest Florida could hit economy Wednesday, 17 Sep 2014 | 4:25 AM ET

    CLEARWATER, Fla.— It's like Florida's version of The Blob. Petersburg in the south and stretching north to Florida's Big Bend, where the peninsula ends and the Panhandle begins. It's spooky, "said Clearwater fisherman Brad Gorst as he steered the charter fishing boat Gulfstream 2 in waters near Honeymoon Island, where dead fish recently washed ashore.

  • 2014 MacArthur 'genius grant' winners unveiled Wednesday, 17 Sep 2014 | 12:03 AM ET

    CHICAGO— CHICAGO— A professor whose research is helping a California police department improve its strained relationship with the black community and a lawyer who advocates for victims of domestic abuse are among the 21 winners of this year's MacArthur Foundation "genius grants."

  • NEW YORK, Sept 16- PODS Enterprises Inc, a U.S. moving and storage company managed by private equity firm Eagle Merchant Partners, is exploring a sale of that could value it at around $1 billion, including debt, according to people familiar with the matter.

  • NEW YORK, Sept 16- Eagle Merchant Partners, a private equity firm, is exploring a sale of PODS Enterprises Inc that could value the U.S. moving and storage company at about $1 billion, including debt, according to people familiar with the matter.

  • NEW YORK, Sept 16- Eagle Merchant Partners, a private equity firm, is exploring a sale of PODS Enterprises Inc that could value the U.S. moving and storage company at about $1 billion, including debt, according to people familiar with the matter.

  • Sept 16- United Parcel Service Inc is almost doubling the number of seasonal employees it hires for this year's holiday shopping season as it aims to avoid a repeat of last year's network breakdown during the crucial period.

  • UPS expects to hire up to 95,000 seasonal workers Tuesday, 16 Sep 2014 | 9:21 AM ET

    DALLAS— UPS plans to hire up to 95,000 workers to help deliver packages during the busy holiday season— an increase from last year, when the company was caught unprepared for a boom in online shopping. The Atlanta- based company said Tuesday that the positions will include package sorters, loaders, delivery helpers and drivers.

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 16- The United States announced on Tuesday it will send 3,000 troops to help tackle the Ebola outbreak as part of a ramped-up plan, including a major deployment in Liberia, the country where the epidemic is spiraling fastest out of control.

  • UPDATE 2-Obama to send 3,000 troops to tackle Ebola Tuesday, 16 Sep 2014 | 7:02 AM ET

    WASHINGTON/ GENEVA, Sept 16- The United States announced on Tuesday that it would send 3,000 troops to help tackle the Ebola outbreak as part of a ramped-up response including a major deployment in Liberia, the country where the epidemic is spiralling fastest out of control. So far Cuba and China have said they will send medical staff to Sierra Leone.

  • Farmers and analysts say the elimination of government incentives to buy new equipment, a related overhang of used tractors, and a reduced commitment to biofuels, all darken the outlook for the sector beyond 2019- the year the U.S. Department of Agriculture says farm incomes will begin to rise again.

  • Atlanta airport closing runway for maintenance Monday, 15 Sep 2014 | 6:42 PM ET

    ATLANTA— Atlanta airport officials say they're closing the northernmost runway until mid-October for maintenance. The airport's general manager Miguel Southwell says the runway's pavement is at the end of its life span and the work is expected to be done by Oct. 15.

  • Rice cooker prompts airport terminal closure Monday, 15 Sep 2014 | 3:29 PM ET

    ATLANTA— Atlanta police say a disassembled rice cooker prompted a partial terminal closure and investigation at the world's busiest airport. Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport spokesman Reese McCranie has said the departure area of the international terminal was cordoned off while police and the FBI investigated Monday afternoon.

  • Dominion to buy 2 solar projects in Calif. Monday, 15 Sep 2014 | 10:11 AM ET

    RICHMOND, Va.— Dominion Resources is planning to buy two solar projects in California. The projects in Kings, Kern and Marin counties in California would add 42 megawatts of solar power to its portfolio.

  • Income inequality complicates Ga. consumption tax Monday, 15 Sep 2014 | 12:01 AM ET

    ATLANTA— A new study suggests the growing share of income paid to the rich could raise the costs of a Republican proposal to replace Georgia's income tax with an expanded sales tax. As part of the study, researchers compared states more dependent on income tax collections, such as Georgia, against states more reliant on sales tax collections.

  • "No Good Deed" collected $24.5 million in domestic ticket sales from Friday through Sunday, according to estimates from tracking firm Rentrak. "Guardians" became the first film of 2014 to bring in more than $300 million at North American theaters, distributor Walt Disney Co said.

  • Salmonella-tainted peanuts case in hands of jury Friday, 12 Sep 2014 | 4:36 AM ET

    ALBANY, Ga.— Jurors started deciding Friday whether the owner of a Georgia peanut plant linked to a deadly salmonella outbreak recklessly sent known tainted products with the motto "just ship it" or was simply a scapegoat for large food companies that authorities didn't want to prosecute and subordinate managers who weren't prominent enough to shoulder the blame.

  • Prosecutors target credit card thieves overseas Friday, 12 Sep 2014 | 1:16 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— Working to combat an increasingly lucrative crime that crosses national boundaries, Justice Department officials are pressing for a new law to help them prosecute criminals overseas who traffic in stolen credit cards.

  • DIARY -Top Economic Events to Sept 24 Thursday, 11 Sep 2014 | 8:01 PM ET

    Treasury Deputy Secretary Sarah Bloom Raskin attends the Making Home Affordable Help for Homeowners event in Baltimore- 1700 GMT. Speakers:- Latvia Prime Minister Laimdota Straujuma, OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurria, Norway Defense Minister Eriksen Soreide, Georgia Foreign Minister Maia Panjikidze and Poland Defense Minister Tomasz Siemoniak.