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  • Shop top finalists for the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund Tuesday, 18 Nov 2014 | 7:01 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Luxury shoe designer Paul Andrew walked away the winner Nov. 4 for the Council of Fashion Designers of America/Vogue Fashion Fund Award, but there were 10 top finalists spanning many areas of the industry. PAUL ANDREW: He worked for Donna Karan, Calvin Klein and Alexander McQueen for over 15 years leading up to his big moment. RYAN ROCHE: Raised in Idaho and...

  • Home Depot tops Street; breach costs still hazy Tuesday, 18 Nov 2014 | 6:06 AM ET

    The company has a $100 million insurance policy for breach-related expenses, according to Chief Financial Officer Carol Tome. For the three months ended Nov. 2, Home Depot earned $1.54 billion, or $1.15 per share. That dragged down the earnings of home improvement retailers, yet Home Depot appears to be distancing itself from those early rough months, beating...

  • Lawyer: Tracy Morgan battling severe brain injury Tuesday, 18 Nov 2014 | 1:55 AM ET

    Lawyers were in court in New Jersey for a scheduling conference in Morgan's lawsuit against Bentonville, Arkansas- based Wal-Mart Stores Inc., whose truck was involved in the crash. Morgan wasn't at Tuesday's proceeding, during which lawyers met with the judge to settle on a schedule. A Wal-Mart truck slammed into a limo van that was carrying Morgan and several...

  • Miss. could be site for $1.2 billion aluminum mill Monday, 17 Nov 2014 | 7:22 PM ET

    JACKSON, Miss.— Mississippi appears to be the favored location for a proposed $1.2 billion aluminum mill that would hire 650 or more workers to supply aluminum for auto bodies. The company won't say what locations it's considering, but has filed for environmental permits at a site near Golden Triangle Regional Airport, just west of Columbus in Lowndes County.

  • ATLANTA, Nov 17- United Parcel Service Inc's chief executive officer said on Monday the company's closer collaboration with major retailers should bring a smooth holiday season, but he said UPS would charge customers more or even refuse packages if last-minute sales by a major customer threaten the company's system. FedEx Corp, the main rival of UPS, is also...

  • Honda quietly will repair air bags nationwide Monday, 17 Nov 2014 | 4:13 PM ET

    DETROIT— Honda is quietly offering to replace potentially defective air bag inflators across the U.S., even though its latest recall for the problem only covers cars in 13 high-humidity states and territories. Honda's action, plus a report of an exploding air bag that injured a Ford Mustang driver in North Carolina, is likely to give more ammunition to lawmakers...

  • Court to consider when second mortgage can be void Monday, 17 Nov 2014 | 9:43 AM ET

    The justices will consider two appeals from Bank of America, which asserts that bankrupt homeowners should not be able to "strip off" a second loan even if they are underwater on primary loans. Both cases involve Florida homeowners who were allowed to nullify second loans held by Bank of America. The Atlanta- based 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed both...

  • US to screen travelers from Mali for Ebola Monday, 17 Nov 2014 | 7:09 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Travelers from Mali will be subject to the same screening and monitoring that was ordered for people arriving from three other Ebola-affected countries, U.S. health officials said Sunday. Mali is not suffering widespread Ebola illnesses. Starting Monday, anyone arriving in the United States from Mali will undergo the same screening procedures that...

  • Prosecutors troubled by extent of military fraud Monday, 17 Nov 2014 | 4:11 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— Fabian Barrera found a way to make fast cash in the Texas National Guard, earning roughly $181,000 for claiming to have steered 119 potential recruits to join the military. Barrera's case, which ended last month with a prison sentence of at least three years, is part of what Justice Department lawyers describe as a recurring pattern of corruption...

  • ORLANDO/ WASHINGTON, Nov 16- In recent weeks, hundreds of thousands of U.S. More than 17 million cars have been recalled worldwide, including over 11 million in the United States. Robert Lamoureux, 47, a coordinator for an events production firm in Orlando, heard about exploding airbags on the news weeks ago and confirmed on Honda's website that his 2002 Accord SE...

  • NEW YORK, Nov 16- Almost every year for more than a decade, tour group operator Carson Zhang guided a delegation of about two dozen Chinese government officials from Guangdong province's Forestry Administration for a two-week trip through the national parks of California, Tennessee, and Georgia. Along with presentations about forest fires and trail...

  • Trouble already? Obamacare costs to surge in '15 Saturday, 15 Nov 2014 | 4:58 PM ET
    A woman speaks with a health insurance agent regarding the Affordable Care Act.

    Although consumers will often be able to find new health plans with prices comparable to those they now pay, the situation varies from state to state.

  • Georgia developer still trying to build coal plant Saturday, 15 Nov 2014 | 10:39 AM ET

    SANDERSVILLE, Ga.— Deep in rural Georgia, a developer is betting he can build one of the last new coal-fired power plants in the United States as the rest of the country moves away from the fuel. If constructed, Plant Washington would be one of just two planned coal plants in the United States to dodge pending rules from President Barack Obama's administration...

  • CHICAGO, Nov 13- United Parcel Service Inc expects full-year 2015 earnings per share to fall within a range of $5.45 to $5.70, the company's chief financial officer Kurt Kuehn said on Thursday. Chief Executive Officer David Abney also told investors that the Atlanta- based company will return $30 billion to shareholders over the next five years.

  • Before Thursday's disclosure, Takata's air bags had been linked to at least four deaths in the United States, all in Honda vehicles. Honda said the Takata air bag inflator that failed in the Malaysia accident had been made at the supplier's now-shuttered plant in La Grange, Georgia. The expanded recall covers air bag inflators made at Takata's Georgia plant...

  • Nov 13- The controversial government program that funded failed solar company Solyndra, and became a lighting rod in the 2012 presidential election, is officially in the black. According to a report by the Department of Energy, interest payments to the government from projects funded by the Loan Programs Office were $810 million as of September- higher than the...

  • NEW YORK, Nov 12- The Dow and S&P 500 dipped in late Wednesday afternoon trading, pausing after a series of record highs in the Dow and S&P 500, as financial shares lost ground after global regulators fined five major banks. The banks, including UBS AG, HSBC Holdings Plc and Citigroup Inc, were fined $3.4 billion for failing to stop their traders from trying to...

  • Nov 10- Continental Resources Chief Executive Officer Harold Hamm has been ordered to pay nearly $1 billion to his ex-wife in one of the largest-ever U.S. divorce judgments, according to a court filing on Monday. Although the award could make Sue Ann Hamm, 58, one of the 100 wealthiest women in the United States, according to Forbes' rankings, it is far smaller than...

  • Magistrate Judge Janet King in Atlanta rejected a claim by Steven Slawson, co-founder of Titan Capital Management, that his May indictment should be tossed because it did not allege he knew an insider disclosed illegal tips for personal gain. Attorney Sally Quillian Yates in Atlanta did not respond to requests for comment on Monday. Meanwhile, a federal...

  • Nov 10- An Oklahoma County judge has ordered and Continental Resources Chief Executive Officer Harold Hamm to pay nearly $1 billion in a divorce judgment, according to a court filing made public on Monday. In one of the highest value divorce judgments in U.S. history, Special Judge Howard Haralson found that oil magnate Hamm should pay his ex-wife Sue Ann Hamm a...