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  • WASHINGTON— Unemployment rates in U.S. presidential swing states, including Florida and North Carolina, mostly fell in August compared with a year ago. But they were up in some hotly contested states, such as Pennsylvania, where the rate jumped to 5.7 percent from 4.9 percent 12 months earlier, according to a report Tuesday from the U.S. Labor Department.

  • ATLANTA— The Latest on the rupture of the Colonial Pipeline in Alabama:. The auto club AAA reports that gas prices continue to climb in several southern states after a pipeline leak in Alabama slowed the flow of fuel across the South. AAA reports that in Georgia, Tuesday's average price for regular gas rose about 5 cents since Monday, to an average $2.36 statewide— up...

  • ATLANTA— Gasoline should begin flowing again Wednesday— through a temporary bypass on a critical pipeline— after a major leak in Alabama forced a shutdown that led to surging fuel prices and scattered gas shortages across the South, a company official said Tuesday. The roughly 500- foot section of pipe serving as the bypass is now complete, but supply...

  • NEW YORK, Sept 16- Stock investors next week will focus on the Federal Reserve's monetary policy decision and whether economic growth trends have given the U.S. central bank reason to raise interest rates off of rock-bottom levels. In the days leading up to Wednesday's policy announcement, market volatility has spiked following two months of relative calm.

  • Colonial, the largest U.S. refined products pipeline system, last Friday shut its main gasoline and distillate lines that run from the Gulf Coast refining hub to the East Coast, after the leak was discovered in Shelby County, Alabama. Greg Robinson, the head of Alabama's Emergency Management Agency, said on Friday Colonial told him it hoped to get the pipeline up...

  • Colonial, the largest U.S. refined products pipeline system, last Friday shut its main gasoline and distillate lines that run from the Gulf Coast refining hub to the East Coast, after the leak was discovered in Shelby County, Alabama. Greg Robinson, the head of Alabama's Emergency Management Agency, said on Friday Colonial told him it hoped to get the pipeline up...

  • NEW YORK, Sept 16- Stock investors next week will focus on the Federal Reserve's monetary policy decision and whether economic growth trends have given the U.S. central bank reason to raise interest rates off of rock-bottom levels. In the days leading up to Wednesday's policy announcement, market volatility has spiked following two months of relative calm.

  • Colonial, the largest U.S. refined products pipeline system, last Friday shut its main gasoline and distillate lines that run from the Gulf Coast refining hub to the East Coast, after the leak was discovered in Shelby County, Alabama. Greg Robinson, the head of Alabama's Emergency Management Agency, said on Friday Colonial told him it hoped to get the pipeline up...

  • NEW YORK, Sept 16- Gasoline futures have soared and prices at the pump in certain states have started to spike due to an ongoing partial shutdown of Colonial Pipeline, the vital artery bringing gasoline and other products to the U.S. East Coast. Specifically, traders and analysts say the six states most likely to be affected are Georgia, Virginia, South Carolina,...

  • NEW YORK, Sept 16- Gasoline futures have soared and prices at the pump in certain states have started to spike as a result of an ongoing shutdown of the Colonial Pipeline, the key artery bringing gasoline and other products to the U.S. East Coast. Specifically, traders and analysts say the six states that are most likely to be affected are Georgia, Virginia, South...

  • NEW YORK, Sept 15- Colonial Pipeline Co, operator of the largest refined products pipeline system in the United States, said on Thursday it would delay until next week the full restart of its main gasoline line bringing fuel to the East Coast after a 6,000- barrel leak in Alabama. The company on Friday shut its main gasoline and distillate lines, which are critical...

  • *Wall Street gains on Apple, lower chance of rate hike. NEW YORK, Sept 15- Global equity prices gained on Thursday after weak U.S. retail sales data undermined the argument that the Federal Reserve will raise interest rates next week. "The disappointing retail sales numbers really reinforces our view that it would be difficult for the Fed to lift rates next week," said...

  • *Apple, suppliers gain as iPhone 7 Plus sells out. Sept 15- Wall Street rallied 1 percent on Thursday, buoyed by Apple's best four-day run since 2014, higher oil prices and ho-hum economic data that further dimmed expectations for an interest rate hike next week. That's one of the reasons you're seeing a relief rally today, "said Jamie Cox, managing partner at Harris...

  • *Apple, suppliers gain as iPhone 7 Plus sells out. Sept 15- Wall Street rallied on Thursday, buoyed by Apple's best four-day run since 2014, higher oil prices and lackluster economic data that further dimmed expectations for an interest rate hike next week. That's one of the reasons you're seeing a relief rally today, "said Jamie Cox, managing partner at Harris...

  • Billionaires in key markets like China, Brazil and Russia have tightened their purse strings in response to weakening economies. "Business conditions in the executive jets industry have proven to be more difficult than expected thus far in 2016, with continued pressure on new jet sales coming from high levels of pre-owned jet inventories and a highly...

  • NEW YORK, Sept 9- As Chuck DeBonis was wrapping up his stint as a civilian paramedic at a military base in Kuwait earlier this year, he found a home he wanted to buy in the Virginia town of Bristow for his return. But the practice- which dates back at least to Ancient Rome- is becoming passé in an era of FaceTime, Skype and live-streamed social media.

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  • WASHINGTON, Sept 8- On April 5, 2012, a criminal investigator from the Food and Drug Administration named Robert West charged into an oncology clinic in Greenville, Tennessee. West told Posey Sen she was guilty of buying counterfeit drugs and looked like a "deer in the headlights," court records say. Earlier that year, managers at the FDA's Maryland- based Office of...

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 8- On April 5, 2012, a criminal investigator from the Food and Drug Administration named Robert West charged into an oncology clinic in Greenville, Tennessee. West told Posey Sen she was guilty of buying counterfeit drugs and looked like a "deer in the headlights," court records say. Earlier that year, managers at the FDA's Maryland- based Office of...

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 8- The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits unexpectedly fell last week, pointing to sustained labor market strength even as the pace of job growth is slowing. Initial claims for state unemployment benefits decreased 4,000 to a seasonally adjusted 259,000 for the week ended Sept. 3, the lowest level since mid-July, the Labor...