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ATLANTA-- Grammy-nominated singer Akon has a goal of bringing solar-powered electricity to 1 million homes in Africa by the end of the year, and the singer is using millions of his own dollars for the cause. He's partnered with Give1 Project, ADS Global Corporation SA and public-private solar energy companies.
WASHINGTON, March 5- Severe weather across much of the United States took a toll on shopping and consumer spending in recent weeks, leading to slower economic growth or outright contraction in some areas of the country, the Federal Reserve said on Wednesday. Growth slowed in Chicago and activity was stable in Kansas City.
BEIGE BOOK WAS PREPARED BY ATLANTA FED BASED ON INFORMATION COLLECTED BEFORE FEB. 24.
SAVANNAH, Ga.-- From Capitol Hill to the governor's office, Georgia officials sounded both stunned and defiant Tuesday after the Obama administration's new budget failed to recommend funding to start the $652 million deepening of Savannah's busy shipping channel _ a project Vice President Joe Biden pledged just six months ago would get done "come hell or high water."
NEW YORK-- Olympic ice dancing gold medalists Charlie White and Meryl Davis will try a less slick surface and new partners as contestants in the next edition of ABC's "Dancing With the Stars." ABC said Tuesday that game show host Drew Carey, actor Billy Dee Williams and long distance swimmer Diana Nyad will also be on the show, which begins a new season on March 17.
ATLANTA-- Delta Air Lines Inc. says bad weather caused it to scrub nearly 8,000 flights in February, but the cancelations helped boost a key measure of revenue per mile. Travel to and from Latin America jumped 20.6 percent, although those flights accounted for just 11 percent of total traffic.
New York, March 3- In his most recent Berkshire Hathaway shareholder letter, the ever-folksy Warren Buffett sounds more like a personal finance guru than a financial mastermind, focusing on buy-and-hold investing and advocating indexing strategies.
National Labor Relations Board, or NLRB, to apply it to the contentious mid-February election in Chattanooga. So it is unclear if the test is suited to assessing whether anti-union statements made by conservative lawmakers and interest groups compromised the Chattanooga election, as the UAW contends, experts told Reuters.
SAVANNAH, Ga.-- Filmmakers have shelved production on a movie about the life of Gregg Allman a week after a freight train killed one crew member and injured seven others, a Savannah city official said Thursday.
ATLANTA, Feb 27- The Federal Reserve will probably keep benchmark interest rates low for "quite a while" even as the U.S. central bank begins to raise them from their current near-zero level, a top Fed official said on Thursday.
WASHINGTON, Feb 26- American consumers are wide open to some of the most sophisticated scam artists ever as vast troves of their personal information are collected by data brokers and sometimes sold with no questions asked, according to the Federal Trade Commission's consumer protection chief.
Feb 26- Delta Air Lines Inc said on Wednesday it would make a major change to its frequent-flier program, basing the number of miles earned toward free flights on how much customers spend rather than the distance traveled. Atlanta- based Delta said the new program would favor "frequent business travelers" and leisure fliers who buy tickets at higher fares.
ATLANTA-- Toddler obesity shrank sharply in the past decade, a new study suggests. "There's a glimmer of hope," said Ogden, an epidemiologist with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The report was published online Tuesday in the Journal of thecs American Medical Association.
WOOSTER, United States- Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland President Sandra Pianalto gives lecture, "Reflections on 35 Years with the Federal Reserve System" at the James R. Wilson Lecture Series hosted by the College of Wooster- 0030 GMT. SAITAMA, Japan- Bank of Japan board member Koji Ishida speaks to business leaders in Saitama- 0130 GMT.
NEW YORK, Feb 25- Stocks on major world markets were flat on Tuesday, holding near six-year highs as investors discounted mixed U.S. economic data, while the U.S. dollar rose against the yuan on suspicion China's central bank intervened in the currency market.
Wall Street's benchmark S&P 500 was flat as it struggled to break a record closing high, while MSCI's all world index, which tracks stocks in 45 countries, was in positive territory for the 13th session in 15 and at its highest level since December 2007.
Wall Street's benchmark S&P 500 was near record highs, while MSCI's all world index, which tracks stocks in 45 countries, was in positive territory for the 13th session in 15 and at its highest level since December 2007.
*Home Depot and Macy's rally after results. NEW YORK, Feb 25- U.S. stocks rose on Tuesday, with the S&P 500 moving within points of record levels, as a pair of retail stocks rallied following strong results.
*Home Depot and Macy's rally after results. Both Home Depot Inc and Macy's Inc rallied following their results, but the strength in retail stocks was not enough for traders to continue pushing shares higher.
Feb 25- SunTrust Banks Inc said it may attract "substantial penalties" from on an ongoing mortgage-related probe and also disclosed a new investigation by the Department of Justice, according to a regulatory filing late Monday.