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Atlanta airport to close 1 of 3 security areas for 3 weeks

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 4th - 9:40am

The world's busiest airport in Atlanta plans to close one of its three checkpoints in the domestic terminal for three weeks.

Fired employee kills co-worker, self at Houston-area company

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 4th - 9:40am

Authorities say a recently fired employee opened fire at a transportation company near Houston, killing one employee and injuring another before fatally shooting himself.

Hulu will offer live-streaming service in 2017

Mae Anderson, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 4th - 9:40am

Hulu will offer a live-streaming service in 2017 that will offer a mix of cable and broadcast programming as well as news, sports and events.

Survey: Growth at US services firms strengthened in April

Josh Boak, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 4th - 9:21am

A private survey says growth accelerated in April at U.S. services companies, a potential positive for the economy after a sluggish start to 2016.

Sheriff: Fired worker opens fire at Texas transportation company, killing 1 worker, injuring another before killing self

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 4th - 9:10am

Sheriff: Fired worker opens fire at Texas transportation company, killing 1 worker, injuring another before killing self.

Gaza sewage spill floods farmland

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 4th - 9:10am

A sewage reservoir in Gaza has collapsed, flooding about 25 acres (10 hectares) of farmland and sending another warning about the worsening water and sewage crisis in the Hamas-run territory.

Senate revisits energy bill; House looks at contraceptives

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 4th - 9:10am

The Vermont Senate is set to debate House changes to a bill aimed at giving towns more say in siting of renewable energy projects.

Grain mostly higher, livestock mixed

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 4th - 9:01am

Grain futures were mostly higher Wednesday in early trading on the Chicago Board of Trade.

Berkshire Hathaway meeting viewed live 1.8 million times

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 4th - 8:50am

The first online broadcast of Berkshire Hathaway's annual shareholder meeting was viewed 1.8 million times.

Aeropostale, one-time mall king, seeks bankruptcy protection

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 4th - 8:40am

Aeropostale, once the vibrant epicenter of the U.S. mall scene, is seeking Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection and closing 20 percent of its stores in North America.

Survey: US businesses add jobs at slowest pace in 3 years

Christopher S. Rugaber, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 4th - 8:31am

U.S. companies added jobs at the slowest pace in three years in April, a private survey found, a sign that slower growth and volatile financial markets could be weighing on hiring.

US services firms grow at faster pace in April, positive sign for economy after weak growth at the start of 2016

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 4th - 8:30am

US services firms grow at faster pace in April, positive sign for economy after weak growth at the start of 2016.

US factory orders rose modestly in March

Martin Crutsinger, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 4th - 8:30am

Orders to U.S. factories advanced by a modest amount in March, reflecting stronger demand in the volatile category of defense equipment.

Mining company's stock dives as Brazil sues in dam tragedy

Danica Kirka and Barry Hatton, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 4th - 8:21am

Shares in miner BHP Billiton tumbled after Brazil's federal prosecutor launched a $43 billion civil suit for a dam break that killed 19 people and caused the worst environmental disaster in the country's history.

Takata air bags may have caused 2 more deaths in Malaysia

Tom Krisher, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 4th - 8:21am

Two people in Malaysia have died in recent traffic crashes in which Takata air bag inflators exploded with too much force, but authorities have yet to determine the exact cause of either death.

US factory orders up modest 1.1 percent in March as demand for defense equipment climbs

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 4th - 8:10am

US factory orders up modest 1.1 percent in March as demand for defense equipment climbs.

Idaho lumber mill closing; workers' future uncertain

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 4th - 8:00am

Workers at an Idaho lumber mill have been notified by letter that the mill has been purchased and will be shut down and dismantled.

US trade deficit in March smallest in 16 months

Martin Crutsinger, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 4th - 8:00am

The U.S. trade deficit fell in March to the lowest level in 16 months as imports plunged by the largest amount since the depths of the recession seven years ago.

US productivity shrinks again in first quarter

Martin Crutsinger, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 4th - 8:00am

The productivity of American workers fell again in the first three months of the year, while labor costs for employers rose at the fastest pace in more than a year.

Nurses, anesthetists authorize strike at Indiana Regional

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 4th - 7:50am

A union representing registered nurses and anesthetists has voted in favor of striking at the Indiana Regional Medical Center in western Pennsylvania.