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  • Business Highlights Tuesday, 2 Sep 2014 | 5:43 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Squeezed into tighter and tighter spaces, airline passengers appear to be rebelling, taking their frustrations out on other fliers. Airlines today are juggling terror warnings in Britain, the Ebola outbreak in Africa and an Icelandic volcano erupting and threatening to close down European airspace.

  • Noranda laying off employees, suspending expansion Tuesday, 2 Sep 2014 | 3:01 PM ET

    NEW MADRID, Mo.— Noranda Aluminum Inc. announced Tuesday that it is laying off up to 200 employees and suspending an expansion project at its southeast Missouri smelter because state regulators refused to lower its electricity rates.

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 2- The validity of an Indiana state law that bars companies from requiring workers to join a union and pay union dues was affirmed on Tuesday by a U.S. appeals court in a win for "right to work" advocates. The Indiana law does not violate the U.S.

  • NY pension investment gains a boon for governments Tuesday, 2 Sep 2014 | 11:05 AM ET

    ALBANY, N.Y.— Investment gains at New York's pension fund are giving state and local governments some breathing room, according to new numbers from Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli. "Our goal is to keep a smart investment strategy," DiNapoli told The Associated Press on Tuesday.

  • US home prices rose at slower pace in July Tuesday, 2 Sep 2014 | 8:01 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— U.S. home prices rose in July but at a slower rate compared with earlier this year. Real estate data provider CoreLogic said Tuesday that prices rose 7.4 percent in July from July 2013. But CoreLogic's monthly figures aren't adjusted for seasonality, such as increased buying that occurs in warm weather.

  • WASHINGTON/ SEOUL, Sept 1- Washington is facing growing international pressure to ease its long standing ban on crude oil exports, with South Korea and Mexico joining the European Union in pressing the case for U.S. oil shipments overseas.

  • Dollar General raises Family Dollar bid to $9.1B Tuesday, 2 Sep 2014 | 6:38 AM ET

    GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn.— Dollar General upped its bid for the rival Family Dollar chain and addressed an earlier roadblock, saying that it will more than double the number of stores it would shed to ease the antitrust concerns of its takeover target.

  • WASHINGTON/ SEOUL, Sept 1- Washington is facing growing international pressure to ease its long standing ban on crude oil exports, with South Korea and Mexico joining the European Union in pressing the case for U.S. oil shipments overseas.

  • Inquiries begin into nude celebrity photo leaks Monday, 1 Sep 2014 | 12:43 PM ET

    LOS ANGELES— The FBI said Monday it was addressing allegations that online accounts of several celebrities, including Oscar-winner Jennifer Lawrence, had been hacked, leading to the posting of their nude photographs online. Apple said Monday it was looking into whether its online photo-sharing service had been hacked to obtain the intimate images.

  • Sesame catching on in southeast US Saturday, 30 Aug 2014 | 10:30 AM ET

    Thousands of acres from Arkansas to Florida and Georgia were planted in sesame this year— sometimes joining a rotation of cotton, soybeans and corn and at times spread in fields too far away from irrigation lines. The nation's traditional sesame-growing region is in Oklahoma and Texas west of Interstate 35.

  • 50-state look at how Common Core playing out in US Saturday, 30 Aug 2014 | 8:35 AM ET

    The repeal movement drew support from tea party groups, but Senate President Pro Tem Del Marsh, a Republican, blocked the bills with the support of one of the state's most powerful business groups, the Business Council of Alabama.

  • Chief Executive Rick Dreiling said Dollar General would not relinquish its pursuit of Family Dollar Stores Inc, even though the No. 1 U.S. deep-discount retailer's bid was rejected in favor of a smaller offer from Dollar Tree Inc.. Dollar General's shares rose 1.8 percent, Family Dollar's were marginally higher and Dollar Tree's were up 1 percent.

  • Genesco misses Street 2Q forecasts, cuts outlook Thursday, 28 Aug 2014 | 12:23 PM ET

    NASHVILLE, Tenn.— Genesco Inc. on Thursday reported fiscal second-quarter earnings of $4.7 million. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 55 cents per share. Genesco cut its full-year outlook, and now expects adjusted earnings between $5.10 and $5.20 per share.

  • Dollar General still wants to buy Family Dollar Thursday, 28 Aug 2014 | 9:04 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Dollar General Corp. said it still wants to buy rival Family Dollar, even though its nearly $9 billion offer was rejected by the discount retailer last week. Last week, Family Dollar rejected Dollar General's $8.95 billion offer in favor of a slightly smaller one from rival Dollar Tree Inc. for about $8.5 billion.

  • Dollar General meets Street 2Q forecasts Thursday, 28 Aug 2014 | 8:01 AM ET

    GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn.— Dollar General Corp. on Thursday reported earnings of $251.3 million in its fiscal second quarter. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was also for earnings of 83 cents per share. Dollar General released its full-year outlook, with annual earnings per share expected to be in the range of $3.45 to $3.55.

  • DETROIT, Aug 27- General Motors Co and the United Auto Workers on Wednesday trumpeted the news that production of the Cadillac SRX would be shifted from Mexico to Tennessee, but Reuters has learned that GM also plans to move some other assembly work in the opposite direction.

  • Court rules against FedEx in drivers' labor case Wednesday, 27 Aug 2014 | 6:57 PM ET

    DALLAS— A federal court has ruled that FedEx Corp. improperly classified about 2,300 drivers in California as independent contractors instead of employees.

  • DETROIT, Aug 27- General Motors Co is shifting some production of the Cadillac SRX from Mexico to Tennessee, but will partly offset that by moving some Chevrolet Equinox manufacturing from Tennessee to Mexico, an industry source told Reuters.

  • DETROIT, Aug 27- General Motors Co will shift production of its Cadillac SRX crossover vehicle from Mexico to its plant in Spring Hill, Tennessee, where the company once built vehicles for its defunct Saturn brand, the company and the United Auto Workers union said on Wednesday.

  • GM to move Cadillac SRX production to Tennessee Wednesday, 27 Aug 2014 | 11:36 AM ET

    SPRING HILL, Tenn.— General Motors announced Wednesday that it is moving production of its next-generation Cadillac SRX crossover SUV from Mexico to its plant in Tennessee, leading United Auto Workers leaders to chide Tennessee Republicans for their opposition to the union increasing its influence in the state.