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  • Air travel a leap of faith for passengers

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Airline travel requires passengers to make a leap of faith, entrusting their lives to pilots, airlines, air traffic controllers and others who regulate air travel. Even after a week of multiple tragedies in worldwide aviation, "There isn't much that we can do to manipulate...

  • US Commerce chief to pump for Export-Import Bank

    BRISTOL, Conn. (AP) — The U.S. Secretary of Commerce is joining a Connecticut business executive and U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy to pump up support for a banking agency targeted for elimination by conservative Republicans. Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker is scheduled to join the Democratic...

  • Boone has lowest June county jobless rate in Ky.

    FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — The state says Boone County had the lowest unemployment rate among Kentucky's 120 counties in June. The rate in the northern Kentucky county was 5.5 percent. Kenton County, also in northern Kentucky, had the second-lowest rate at 5.8 percent. Next were Campbell, Larue...

  • Kokomo airport runway extension almost completed

    KOKOMO, Ind. (AP) — A project to extend the main runway at a Kokomo Municipal Airport so it can accommodate larger jets is nearing completion. Airport Manager Frank Cade says work extending the runway from 5,200 feet to 6,000 feet should be finished within the next month. Cade tells the...

  • Donelon: Ridesharing drivers should check coverage

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Insurance Commissioner Jim Donelon is urging potential drivers for ridesharing services like Uber to make sure they closely check their insurance policies before signing up with one of the companies. The companies use mobile application software to link people needing...

  • Grocery store to open in spring employing 65 to 75

    TUPELO, Miss. (AP) — Brooks Grocery plans a 27,000-square-foot supermarket that will employ 65 to 75 people in west Tupelo. Owner Brooks Davis tells the Daily Journal (http://bit.ly/1nFemUw ) that the store should open in the spring, and will be his company flagship. He says he had been...

  • Historic Civil War battle sites have a mobile app

    ATLANTA (AP) — This week marks the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Atlanta, one of the key conflicts of the Civil War, and researchers at Emory University's Center for Digital Scholarship have released a mobile app for the tour. "We developed the Battle of Atlanta mobile application in...

  • China pork giant WH Group makes 2nd IPO attempt

    HONG KONG (AP) — Chinese pork giant WH Group is taking a second run at going public with a scaled-back share offering after abandoning its first IPO attempt because of sagging investor demand. The company, which bought U.S. producer Smithfield Foods last year, said Friday it would sell 2.6...

  • Air Algerie jet with 116 on board crashes in Mali

    OUAGADOUGO, Burkina Faso (AP) — An Air Algerie jetliner carrying 116 people crashed Thursday in a rainstorm over restive Mali, the third major international aviation disaster in a week. The plane, owned by Spanish company Swiftair and leased by Algeria's flagship carrier, disappeared from...

  • Report: China to declare Qualcomm a monopoly

    BEIJING (AP) — Chinese regulators have concluded Qualcomm Inc., one of the biggest makers of chips used in mobile devices, has a monopoly, a government newspaper reported Friday. Regulators have completed an investigation of Qualcomm, the China Daily newspaper said, citing Xu Kunlin, director...

  • GM in China announces Cadillac, Camaro recall

    BEIJING (AP) — General Motors Co. and its main Chinese partner are recalling nearly 20,000 imported Cadillac SRX sport utility vehicles and Chevrolet Camaros to replace defective seat bolts. GM said Friday the defect might allow seats to descend to their lowest position, possibly causing a...

  • Baidu profit up 34 percent as mobile service grows

    BEIJING (AP) — Baidu Inc., which operates China's most popular search engine, said Friday its quarterly profit rose 34 percent over a year earlier as its mobile business grew. The Beijing-based company said it earned 3.5 billion yuan ($571.1 million) in the three months ended June 30. Revenue...

  • AP Source: NFL stadium sites explored in Toronto

    BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — A Buffalo Bills prospective ownership group that includes rocker Jon Bon Jovi has conducted a feasibility study into buying the NFL franchise and building a stadium in Toronto, a person close to the situation said. The study identified at least three potential stadium...

  • Aviation officials to meet on plane shot down

    WASHINGTON (AP) — An aviation official says global aviation leaders will meet in Montreal next week to initiate discussions on a plan to address safety and security issues raised by the shoot-down of a Malaysia Airlines jet over eastern Ukraine, as well as two other air crashes. The official...

  • Feds cap fines for not buying health insurance

    MIAMI (AP) — Federal officials have capped the amount of money scofflaws will be forced to pay if they don't buy insurance this year at $2,448 per person and $12,240 for a family of five. The amount is equal to the national average annual premium for a bronze level health plan. But only those...



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