• ATLANTA, Sept 8- S. Truett Cathy, the founder of the Chick-fil-A fast-food chain known for its chicken sandwiches as well as for its president's public opposition to gay marriage, died on Monday at age 93, the company said.

  • Parkinson's, cancer findings earn medical prizes Monday, 8 Sep 2014 | 9:20 AM ET

    The Albert and Mary Lasker Foundation announced the winners Monday. Mahlon DeLong of Emory University in Atlanta and Alim Louis Benabid of Joseph Fourier University in Grenoble, France, for developing a surgical treatment for Parkinson's disease.

  • Chick-fil-A founder S. Truett Cathy dies at 93 Monday, 8 Sep 2014 | 3:34 AM ET

    ATLANTA— Chick-fil-A founder and billionaire S. Truett Cathy rose from poverty, building a privately held restaurant chain that famously closes every Sunday but drew unwanted attention for the Cathy family's opposition to gay marriage.

  • ATLANTA— Atlanta hospital: 4th patient infected with Ebola in Africa will be brought to US for care.

  • DIARY - Top economic Events to Sep 19 Friday, 5 Sep 2014 | 8:01 PM ET

    AMELIA ISLAND, United States- Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia President Charles Plosser speaks on the economic outlook before the Pennsylvania Association of Community Bankers 137th Annual Convention- 1415 GMT. LONDON- Bank of England chief economist Andy Haldane speaks to Society of Business Economists on "In Giving, How Much Do We Receive"- 1700 GMT.

  • Nationwide picks up more races with Earnhardt Jr. Friday, 5 Sep 2014 | 10:38 AM ET

    RICHMOND, Va.— Nationwide will be the primary sponsor for Dale Earnhardt Jr. starting next season under an expanded agreement with Hendrick Motorsports. "We're thrilled to be deepening our partnership with the Hendrick Motorsports team," said Matt Jauchius, chief marketing officer at Nationwide.

  • ICE buying SuperDerivatives for about $350 million Friday, 5 Sep 2014 | 8:44 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Futures exchange Intercontinental Exchange Inc. is buying financial market data provider SuperDerivatives for about $350 million. SuperDerivatives, based in New York, also offers risk management analytics and valuation services. The Atlanta company completed its purchase of NYSE Euronext in November for approximately $8 billion.

  • DIARY - Top Economic Events to Sept 19 Thursday, 4 Sep 2014 | 8:01 PM ET

    DALLAS- Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas President Richard Fisher speaks before the U.S. India Chamber of Commerce- Dallas/Fort-Worth- 0015 GMT. BOSTON- Federal Reserve Bank of Boston President Eric Rosengren speaks before the New Hampshire and Vermont Bankers Associations Annual Conference in Boston- 1945 GMT.

  • Sweetgrass endangered in SC Lowcountry Thursday, 4 Sep 2014 | 11:26 AM ET

    But the grass, which gets its name from the fresh fragrance of its leaves, has been harder to come by in recent years because of breakneck development in the coastal areas where it grows, from North Carolina to Texas.

  • Vendor in dispute with Ala. univ. over catering Thursday, 4 Sep 2014 | 11:01 AM ET

    MONTGOMERY, Ala.— The head of a food services company said officials at Alabama State University threatened to cancel the company's contract after it wouldn't commit to providing thousands of dollars in free catering for the new president's inaugural.

  • Broadway's 'Cinderella' musical closing in January Thursday, 4 Sep 2014 | 11:00 AM ET

    NEW YORK— The fairy tale for "Rodgers& Hammerstein's Cinderella" on Broadway is over. The traditional tale was given a sly and witty makeover by Douglas Carter Beane, who updated the story but kept the songs by Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II which include "In My Own Little Corner" and "Do I Love You Because You're Beautiful?"

  • NEW YORK, Sept 4- Fast-food workers in 150 U.S. cities kicked off protests for a $15- per-hour wage that included a sit-down in New York's Times Square, where 19 demonstrators were arrested on Thursday, police said.

  • How states fared on unemployment benefit claims Thursday, 4 Sep 2014 | 10:01 AM ET

    The Labor Department said Thursday that the number of jobless claims rose 4,000 last week to a seasonally adjusted 302,000. Yet the drop-off in applications over the past two months means that a total of 2.46 million people were receiving unemployment aid, the lowest level since June 2007.

  • Fast-food protesters cuffed at higher-pay rallies Thursday, 4 Sep 2014 | 3:01 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Police handcuffed dozens of protesters who blocked traffic in dozens of cities across the country on Thursday in their latest attempt to escalate efforts to get McDonald's, Burger King and other fast-food companies to pay employees at least $15 an hour.

  • Sept 4- Fast-food workers in more than 150 U.S. cities are planning protests on Thursday to press for a wage increase to $15 an hour and allow them to unionize jobs from the fry-basket at McDonald's to the cash register at Burger King.

  • Nielsen's top programs for Aug. 25-31 Wednesday, 3 Sep 2014 | 4:27 PM ET

    4. "NCIS," CBS, 8.99 million. 5. "60 Minutes," CBS, 7.16 million. 7. "NCIS: Los Angeles," CBS, 6.71 million.

  • Honest Tea become first Coca-Cola brand on Keurig Wednesday, 3 Sep 2014 | 3:35 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Coca-Cola Co.' s organic tea line Honest Tea will be the company's first brand available for Keurig Green Mountain Inc.' s hot brewing system in North America, the two companies announced Wednesday.

  • Fed survey finds moderate growth across the US Wednesday, 3 Sep 2014 | 2:00 PM ET

    WASHINGTON— The U.S. economy strengthened in all regions of the country in July and August, in areas from consumer spending to auto sales to tourism, the Federal Reserve reported in a survey released Wednesday. Six— New York, Cleveland, Chicago, Minneapolis, Dallas and San Francisco— characterized growth as "moderate."

  • While Delta's August performance was relatively robust, Delta shares were down 5.2 percent at $38.79 in midday trading Wednesday on the New York Stock Exchange. American Airlines Group Inc shares were down 3.3 percent at $39.16 on the Nasdaq, United Continental Holdings stock fell about 2.3 percent at $48.83.

  • CSX: Film crew denied track access before crash Wednesday, 3 Sep 2014 | 12:36 PM ET

    SAVANNAH, Ga.— CSX Transportation twice denied producers of a biographical movie about singer Gregg Allman permission to shoot on its railroad tracks before a freight train slammed into the film's crew in south Georgia, killing one worker and injuring six, the company said in court documents.