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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • But I feel like I'm changing one or two minds here or there, "said Felice Pete, a nurse anesthetist and a member of the state party's Black Advisory Board. The swing state, one of 11 where the Republican National Committee has hired staff to reach black voters, hosts one of the country's most important Senate races in November's midterm elections.

  • July 10- A judge in Michigan has ruled that Oklahoma-based Chesapeake Energy Corp must face a criminal trial on a charge of bid-rigging with competitor Encana Corp at a 2010 state land lease auction, citing evidence of a conspiracy between the companies that drove state lease prices down sharply.

  • July 10- Shopping center owner and operator Regency Centers Corp offered to buy AmREIT Inc for about $433 million to expand in Texas and Georgia. AmREIT's shares jumped as much as 14.6 percent to the offer price of $22 before giving up some of the gains, while Regency's stock rose marginally.

  • July 9- American Airlines Group, Southwest Airlines and United Continental Holdings on Wednesday cited growth in an important revenue measure during the second quarter, signaling that demand for air travel is solid during the summer.

  • July 9- A federal judge has dismissed the city of Miami's mortgage discrimination lawsuit against Bank of America Corp, handing the city its first defeat in four suits that accuse major banks of U.S.

  • July 9- American Airlines Group Inc and Southwest Airlines Co forecast growth in an important revenue measure for the second quarter, signaling that demand for air travel is solid during the summer.

  • American, Southwest signal solid demand ahead of earnings Wednesday, 9 Jul 2014 | 10:39 AM ET

    July 9- American Airlines Group Inc and Southwest Airlines Co forecast growth in an important revenue measure for the second quarter, signaling that demand for air travel is solid during the summer.

  • Chicken price up— blame fat roosters who won't mate Wednesday, 9 Jul 2014 | 1:00 AM ET

    Aviagen Group's standard Ross male breed is sire to up to 25 percent of the nation's poultry, and its infertility is a problem for prices.

  • Despite concerns by some that the measure does not do enough to protect privacy, the committee voted 12-3 to advance the measure authored by its chairwoman, Dianne Feinstein, a California Democrat, and Vice Chairman Saxby Chambliss, a Georgia Republican, their offices said. The Senate bill still faces hurdles before becoming law.

  • July 7- United Airlines said on Monday it plans to outsource more than 630 union jobs at 12 U.S. airports in a cost-saving move. United Airlines would shift these jobs from its payroll and hire other companies to provide the employees, under the outsourcing plan. "This is a bad business decision for United Airlines," Carlson said.

  • July 7- United Airlines said on Monday it plans to outsource more than 630 jobs at 12 U.S. airports in a cost-saving move. United Airlines would shift these jobs from its payroll and hire other companies to provide the employees, under the outsourcing plan.

  • CARACAS, July 7- Delta Air Lines will run only one flight a week to Venezuela instead of one a day because of difficulties repatriating revenue through the country's exchange controls, the company said on Monday.

  • *California is one of the biggest markets in U.S. for Honda. *Move comes after Honda learned of air bag incident in California. "While this case does not match the areas that NHTSA has determined, Honda is adding California into the areas in which it is conducting a regional recall in order to investigate the cause," the Honda spokeswoman said.

  • July 3- SunTrust Banks Inc, a large U.S. southeast regional bank, will pay as much as $320 million to resolve a criminal probe into its mortgage unit's mismanagement of a federal program designed to help struggling homeowners avoid foreclosure during the recession.