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  • 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.

  • 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.