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  • SENATOBIA, Miss.— Swiss firm ABB said Friday that it hopes to increase employment at its Tate County plant from 89 workers now to as many as 500 in five years. Franklin Sullivan, who leads ABB's electrical components business in North America, said the Senatobia plant is a key part of its plan to produce more of ABB's range of electrical components in the United...

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 29- The chairman of the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee said on Thursday he had tried to find a compromise before Congress' rare override of a presidential veto of a bill that allows relatives of Sept. 11 victims to sue Saudi Arabia. Corker said he and Senator Ben Cardin of Maryland, the committee's ranking Democrat, had tried to set up a...

  • ATLANTA— An exit button inside a walk-in freezer in a downtown Atlanta hotel where a worker was found dead failed to work during an inspection, trapping two people who had to beat on the door to alert someone to let them out, a medical examiner found. The Fulton County Medical Examiner's Office has amended its autopsy for 61- year-old Carolyn Mangham to include the...

  • WASHINGTON— Wells Fargo says CEO John Stumpf and the executive who ran the bank's retail banking division will forfeit tens of millions of dollars in pay as the bank tries to stem a scandal over its sales practices. The independent directors at the nation's second-largest bank said Tuesday that Stumpf will forfeit $41 million in stock awards, while former...

  • WASHINGTON— Wells Fargo says CEO John Stumpf and the executive who ran the bank's retail banking division will forfeit tens of millions of dollars in pay as the bank tries to stem a scandal over its sales practices. The independent directors at the nation's second-largest bank said Tuesday that Stumpf will forfeit $41 million in stock awards, while former...

  • CHANTILLY, Va.— Airline pilots and air traffic controllers are on schedule to switch to text communications at most of the nation's busiest airports by the end of the year, a milestone that holds the potential to reduce delays, prevent errors and save billions of dollars in fuel cost, says the Federal Aviation Administration. Controllers and pilots will still use...

  • NEW YORK— American Express did not violate antitrust laws by barring merchants from asking customers to use one credit card over another and steering consumers to another form of payment, a federal appeals court said Monday. To do so, it said, likely would increase the market shares of Visa and MasterCard at the expense of American Express, whose card members tend...

  • The German automaker's U.S. subsidiary earlier this month brought a case in a Washington, D.C.- based federal appeals court seeking to overturn a vote by a group of skilled trade workers at its Chattanooga, Tennessee, assembly plant to join the United Auto Workers. "This makes it almost inevitable that any union target will eventually be organized," said David...

  • DETROIT, Sept 22- A worker group created as an alternative to the United Auto Workers union at Volkswagen AG's plant in Tennessee has failed to meet minimum membership requirements under the German automaker's labor policy, VW said on Thursday. The American Council of Employees was formed on the heels of a February 2014 election in which the UAW lost the right to...

  • NASHVILLE, Tenn.— A group billing itself as an alternative to the United Auto Workers union at the Volkswagen plant in Tennessee has failed to meet minimum enrollment standards under the German automaker's internal labor policy. The company also said that the rival American Council of Employees no longer meets its policy's bottom tier, which requires the...

  • MEMPHIS, Tenn. _ AutoZone Inc. on Thursday reported fiscal fourth-quarter earnings of $426.8 million. The average estimate of 11 analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of $14.29 per share. AutoZone shares have risen slightly more than 1 percent since the beginning of the year, while the Standard& Poor's 500 index has increased nearly 6...

  • WASHINGTON— Mylan CEO Heather Bresch infuriated lawmakers as she tried— and mostly failed— to explain steep cost increases of her company's life-saving EpiPens. Outraged Republican and Democratic lawmakers on Wednesday grilled Bresch about the emergency allergy shot's sky-high price and the profits for a company with sales in excess of $11 billion.

  • NEW YORK, Sept 21- Colonial Pipeline Co said its main gasoline line, Line 1, was safely restarted and returned to service on Wednesday after its biggest leak in nearly two decades squeezed supply and led to increased prices at the pump in the Southeast United States. The damaged section of the 1.3 million-barrel-a-day line that connects the refining hub of the...

  • BRENHAM, Texas— Blue Bell Creameries recalled select flavors of ice cream distributed across the South after finding chocolate chip cookie dough from a third-party supplier for use as an ingredient was potentially contaminated with listeria, the Brenham, Texas- based company announced Wednesday. Blue Bell said it was recalling half gallons and pints of Blue...

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 21- U.S. lawmakers on Wednesday blasted Mylan NV Chief Executive Heather Bresch for sharply increasing prices for the EpiPen emergency allergy treatment at a congressional hearing in which Republicans and Democrats questioned the reasons behind rising U.S. drug costs. The House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform called Bresch...

  • NEW YORK, Sept 21- Drivers from Tennessee and Georgia to New Jersey may soon breathe a collective sigh of relief as service is restored on Colonial Pipeline, cutting gasoline prices that have surged following a leak on the key line. Still, the 12- day disruption on Colonial, the main artery that flows about 1.3 million barrels per day of fuel from the refining hub on...

  • Google paused its development in Nashville earlier this summer because many of the utility poles needed for lines were already being used by AT&T, Comcast and the Nashville Electric Service. Supporters of Google Fiber said the service will allow more competition with existing providers Comcast and AT&T, which have both opposed the measure.

  • NEW YORK, Sept 21- Colonial Pipeline Co said it expects a full restart of its gasoline line by Wednesday evening after its biggest leak in nearly two decades squeezed supply and led to increased prices at the pump in southeast United States. The damaged section of the 1.3 million-barrel-a-day line that connects the refining hub of the Gulf Coast to the East Coast...

  • The pipeline section that failed, built in 1963, runs from Mississippi to Atlanta. The shutdown of the pipeline led to dry pumps at gas stations in Georgia, Tennessee and the Carolinas despite executive orders by governors across the South to suspend limits on trucking hours. Gas prices rose nearly 27 cents over the past week to average $2.36 in Georgia.

  • The inventor of the new food aims to bring his hot dog and hamburger combo to the US next year.