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Atlanta airport leads nation in seized guns

Hartsfield-Jackson International airport leads the nation in guns caught at checkpoints for the year through August, with Dallas-Fort Worth International closely behind.
Global stocks drop ahead of first US presidential debate

Global stocks drop ahead of first US presidential debate

Stock markets around the world fell sharply Monday as investors turned their attention to the U.S. presidential race and the first televised debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump.

Turkish markets hit by Moody's rating downgrade

Turkish financial markets took a battering Monday after ratings agency Moody's downgraded the country's credit grade to junk status to account for a series of shocks to the economy that included a string of bombings and an attempted coup.
Japan's leader vows to accelerate economic measures, TPP

Japan's leader vows to accelerate economic measures, TPP

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe pledged Monday to accelerate his mix of policies to prop up Japan's economic recovery and speed up parliamentary approval of the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade pact.

German business confidence surges to highest since May 2014

A closely watched survey shows that business confidence in Germany, Europe's biggest economy, has increased sharply to its highest reading since May 2014 amid signs that concerns related to Britain's vote to leave the European Union have dissipated.
WHY IT MATTERS: Jobs

WHY IT MATTERS: Jobs

THE ISSUE: Tepid income growth and shrinking opportunities for blue-collar workers have kept many Americans anxious about jobs and the economy, seven years after the Great Recession ended.

Puerto Rico power utility restores service

Electricity was restored to most of Puerto Rico by Saturday following a rare, island-wide blackout caused by a power plant fire, the territory's power utility said Saturday.

Swiss vote on new law to beef up intelligence services

Swiss voters will be deciding on a new law aimed to strengthen the ability of intelligence services to counter rapidly-evolving threats posed by spies, criminal hackers and violent extremists.
Global efforts against ivory traffickers still falling short

Global efforts against ivory traffickers still falling short

Poaching syndicates shipped large amounts of African elephant ivory last year despite global calls to dismantle the trafficking networks that often collude with corrupt officials, conservationists said as an international wildlife conference opened Saturday in South Africa.
'We are thirsty' say Tunisians as drought creates tensions

'We are thirsty' say Tunisians as drought creates tensions

Struggling with extremism and economic woes, Tunisia now faces another menace: persistent drought across several regions that is creating new social tensions and threatening farming, a pillar of the economy.
AP FACT CHECK: Trump off on how colleges use endowments

AP FACT CHECK: Trump off on how colleges use endowments

Donald Trump says colleges and universities should be using their endowments to make college more affordable but that too many are using "the money to pay their administrators or put donors' names on buildings or just store the money, keep it and invest it.
Clarification: China-North Korea-Trade Investigation story

Clarification: China-North Korea-Trade Investigation story

In a story Sept. 21 about China's investigation of a company accused of North Korea trade violations, The Associated Press reported that researchers at a South Korean think tank said in a report that the company supplied materials used in processing nuclear bomb fuel.

Cheers, groans as Puerto Rico struggles with power outage

Frustration mounted across Puerto Rico on Friday amid record-high heat as the U.S. territory struggled to restore electricity more than two days after a power plant fire caused an island-wide blackout when it shut down an aging utility grid.

FDA approves lower-cost alternative to biotech drug Humira

Federal regulators on Friday approved the first alternative version of the second-best selling drug in the world, Humira, the blockbuster injection used to treat rheumatoid arthritis and other inflammatory diseases.
SEC sues Medient Studios execs for stock fraud

SEC sues Medient Studios execs for stock fraud

A now-defunct project near Savannah to build the largest movie studio in North America was not only a dud, but also a fraud, federal regulators said Friday.

Top UPS execs get 10 percent pay hikes, more stock

UPS is giving four of its top executives 10 percent base pay raises and extra stock awards that will likely be worth hundreds of thousands of dollars each.
Metro jobless rate ticks down in August

Metro jobless rate ticks down in August

The metro Atlanta unemployment rate edged down to 5.0 percent in August, dropping from 5.1 percent in July, the state labor department reported Thursday.
UPS tests drones for urgent deliveries

UPS tests drones for urgent deliveries

The day when a UPS package could be delivered by drone is one step closer.UPS this week began testing drone delivery of urgent packages to remote locations — a niche where drones could play a unique role.
Atlanta airport leads nation in seized guns

Atlanta airport leads nation in seized guns

Hartsfield-Jackson International airport leads the nation in guns caught at checkpoints for the year through August, with Dallas-Fort Worth International closely behind.

Will Yahoo Breach Compromise Credit Cards? Probably Not

It’s password-changing time again. Yahoo’s announcement that a “state-sponsored actor” had pilfered data, potentially including concealed passwords, from half a billion accounts in late 2014 represents one of the largest such security breaches ever disclosed.

Utah heir-tracing firm pleads not guilty in antitrust case

A Salt Lake City company specializing in the little-known business of tracking down heirs to unclaimed inheritances pleaded not guilty Friday in a federal antitrust case that's part of a wider U.
McDonald's testing Happy Meals for breakfast

McDonald's testing Happy Meals for breakfast

McDonald's is considering another addition to its all-day breakfast menu: Happy Meals. The fast-food chain says it will begin testing breakfast Happy Meals in Tulsa, Oklahoma on Sept.
Alabama fuel leak one of 128 from Alpharetta-based Colonial Pipeline

Alabama fuel leak one of 128 from Alpharetta-based Colonial Pipeline

The Alabama pipeline failure that shut down gas pumps and triggered price spikes across the Southeast is the worst in recent history for Alpharetta-based Colonial Pipeline, and one of 128 incidents the company has reported to the federal government over the past six years, an Atlanta Journal-Constitution analysis has found.
IMF paints dark outlook for Greek jobseekers

IMF paints dark outlook for Greek jobseekers

The International Monetary Fund on Friday painted a bleak outlook for bailout-dependent Greece, where it said it expects unemployment to stay in the double digits for more than three decades.
Marriott buys Starwood, becoming world's largest hotel chain

Marriott buys Starwood, becoming world's largest hotel chain

Several of the best-known names in travel are now united in one hotel company. Marriott International closed Friday morning on its $13 billion acquisition of Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, bringing together its Marriott, Courtyard and Ritz Carlton brands with Starwood's Sheraton, Westin, W and St.
Airlines expand DIY processing at Atlanta airport

Airlines expand DIY processing at Atlanta airport

Airlines are finding more ways to have their customers process themselves at the airport. Carriers are getting closer to the day when you might make it all the way from curb to cabin while barely speaking to a single person.

What Students Can Do When For-Profit Colleges Close

It’s an uneasy time for students of for-profit colleges. Mass school closures have dominated the headlines recently, and more uncertainty is on the way: The Department of Education said Thursday it will no longer recognize the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools, the largest accreditor of these colleges.
Colonial shelved pipeline that could have eased gas crunch

Colonial shelved pipeline that could have eased gas crunch

Colonial Pipeline planned a decade ago to build another fuel pipeline to Atlanta. It would have helped minimize last week’s gasoline shortages after one of the largest leaks in the Alpharetta company’s history crimped the region’s supply.
EU-US trade pact under a cloud, Europe mulls change of tack

EU-US trade pact under a cloud, Europe mulls change of tack

The outlook for a vast free trade pact between the European Union and the United States was bleak Friday, with EU ministers discussing whether to change their approach after conceding that a deal cannot be sealed before President Barack Obama leaves office.
Study finds 20M would lose health coverage under Trump plan

Study finds 20M would lose health coverage under Trump plan

A new study that examines some major health care proposals from the presidential candidates finds that Donald Trump would cause about 20 million to lose coverage while Hillary Clinton would provide coverage for an additional 9 million people.

What You Need to Qualify for a Credit Card for Bad Credit

When you have damaged credit, those “easy-to-get” credit cards aren’t always easy to get. Even with credit cards for bad credit, issuers vet applicants carefully against several requirements, known as underwriting standards, to find customers who are less likely to default.

Mortgage Rates Today, Friday, Sept. 23: Lower Again

Thirty-year and 15-year fixed mortgage rates as well as 5/1 ARM rates were all lower again this morning, according to a NerdWallet survey of mortgage rates published by national lenders Friday.

Ask Brianna: Should I Delay Goals While I Repay Student Loans?

“Ask Brianna” is a Q&A column for 20-somethings, or anyone else starting out. I’m here to help you manage your money, find a job and pay off student loans — all the real-world stuff no one taught us how to do in college.

Iraq sets ceiling on oil production before Algeria meeting

Iraq's Oil Minister said his country supports any deal to prop up oil prices in the international market ahead of next week's meeting of oil producers in Algeria, adding that fluctuating prices have badly affected the producers.

Eurozone growth at 20-month low as Germany slows

Economic growth across the 19-country eurozone has fallen to a 20-month low as the German economy, in particular, loses momentum, a closely watched survey showed Friday.

Government severs ties with for-profit colleges accreditor

Hundreds of for-profit colleges could close, leaving up to 600,000 students scrambling to find other schools, after the Education Department withdrew recognition of the nation's largest accreditor of for-profit schools.
Fishermen who fled slavery in San Francisco sue boat owner

Fishermen who fled slavery in San Francisco sue boat owner

Two Indonesian fishermen who escaped slavery aboard a Honolulu-based tuna and swordfish vessel when it docked at San Francisco's Fisherman's Wharf are suing the boat's owner for tricking them into accepting dangerous jobs they say they weren't allowed to leave.
No longer invite-only, "robo-cars" offered to Singaporeans

No longer invite-only, "robo-cars" offered to Singaporeans

Autonomous vehicle software startup nuTonomy has made rides on its self-driving taxis available to the general public in Singapore for free, expanding a first-in-the world run that was initially invitation-only.
Supplier: No listeria in product before going to Blue Bell

Supplier: No listeria in product before going to Blue Bell

A supplier of cookie dough that Blue Bell Creameries blamed for a possible listeria contamination of some of its ice cream said Thursday that its product tested negative for the pathogen before it was sent to the Texas-based company.
Asian stocks mostly steady as low rate outlook reassures

Asian stocks mostly steady as low rate outlook reassures

Asian stock markets held fairly steady Friday, holding on to gains in the week driven by U.S. and Japanese central bank policy decisions that fueled investors' belief that low rates will be around for a few more months.
Wells Fargo CEO resigns position on Fed advisory body

Wells Fargo CEO resigns position on Fed advisory body

Wells Fargo's embattled CEO is resigning his position on the Federal Reserve's advisory council amid a scandal over millions of accounts allegedly opened by the bank without customers' permission.

California police eye more claims against Uber, Lyft driver

Police on Thursday were investigating reports that a former Uber and Lyft driver charged with assaulting women on the job in California also had inappropriate contact with a 14-year-old girl and another ridesharing customer.
Amid scrutiny, for-profit colleges see enrollment slide

Amid scrutiny, for-profit colleges see enrollment slide

Some of the nation's largest for-profit colleges are suffering steep declines in enrollment amid growing competition, new regulation and government pressure that led to the collapse this month of one of the industry's biggest players, ITT Technical Institute.
Nixed pipeline could have eased gas crunch

Nixed pipeline could have eased gas crunch

Colonial Pipeline planned a decade ago to build another fuel pipeline to Atlanta. It would have helped minimize last week’s gasoline shortages after one of the largest leaks in the Alpharetta company’s history crimped the region’s supply.
Yahoo email breach may have big Atlanta impact

Yahoo email breach may have big Atlanta impact

At least a half billion Yahoo user accounts have been compromised, the internet giant said Thursday, in what is likely the largest breach by cyber criminals in U.

NBA announces new deal for stats, player tracking

The NBA will have a new distributor for its statistical information and its player tracking data starting in the 2017-18 season under a deal that will also spread real-time statistics to legal betting houses around the world.
Tesla sues Michigan, challenges law requiring dealer sales

Tesla sues Michigan, challenges law requiring dealer sales

Tesla sued Gov. Rick Snyder and other top state officials Thursday, challenging a Michigan law that ensures automakers can only sell through independent, franchised dealerships and not directly to customers.
EU slammed for not knowing of key official's offshore firm

EU slammed for not knowing of key official's offshore firm

The European Union's executive body was accused Thursday of failing to properly check the business interests of its top officials after leaked documents showed its former competition chief was a director of an offshore company based in the Bahamas.
Ex-Brazil finance chief held, freed for now in fraud probe

Ex-Brazil finance chief held, freed for now in fraud probe

The ex-finance minister under Brazilian presidents Dilma Rousseff and Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva was arrested Thursday in the corruption scandal at state-run oil giant Petrobras, but a judge allowed him to be freed while his wife had cancer surgery.
LinkedIn adding new training features, news feeds and 'bots'

LinkedIn adding new training features, news feeds and 'bots'

LinkedIn wants to become more useful to workers by adding personalized news feeds, helpful messaging "bots" and recommendations for online training courses, as the professional networking service strives to be more than just a tool for job-hunting.
AP FACT CHECK: Is US giving away the internet?

AP FACT CHECK: Is US giving away the internet?

Donald Trump's campaign says a government plan to give up managing key operations of the internet poses a threat of outside censorship of online information.
NY art-dealing heir on trial over massive French tax fraud

NY art-dealing heir on trial over massive French tax fraud

The heir of a New York art-dealing empire went on trial in Paris on Thursday for allegedly hiding his huge family fortune in offshore tax havens, prompting French authorities to demand hundreds of millions in back taxes.
5 best times to buy a new car

5 best times to buy a new car

That chill in the air signals not only the onset of autumn but also cooling auto sales. For bargain hunters, this could be a great time to get a good deal on a new car.
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