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  • Malaysia Airlines to cut 6,000 staff in overhaul

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia Airlines will cut 6,000 workers as part of a $1.9 billion overhaul announced Friday to revive its damaged brand after being hit by double passenger jet disasters. The staff reduction represents about 30 percent of its current workforce of 20,000. A search...

  • Dozens of planes grounded in German pilot strike

    BERLIN (AP) — Thousands of passengers are feeling the impact of a pilots strike in Germany after negotiations between the country's biggest airline Lufthansa and the union representing pilots collapsed over a long-running dispute regarding wages and early retirement benefits. Germanwings, a...

  • Japan economy stalls as incomes, spending languish

    TOKYO (AP) — Japan's vital signs remained weak in July as wages fell further and household spending dropped, signaling continued weakness in the world's third-largest economy. Data released Friday showed the inflation rate was unchanged from the previous month. The core price consumer index...

  • Pregame film study shifts to phones, tablets

    Oklahoma cornerback Zack Sanchez had just found out the Sooners would be facing Alabama in the Sugar Bowl. Shortly thereafter, his game prep began. On his cell phone. Hours of digital video of his opponent was instantly available to be seen with the swipe of a screen while he walked across...

  • Man cited for mining coal without a permit

    FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky officials have cited an eastern Kentucky man for illegally mining coal in Letcher County. The Kentucky Division of Mine Safety and the Division of Mine Reclamation and Enforcement say Bryan Lee Wagner mined about 700 tons of coal at a surface mine. He has been...

  • Automotive parts maker expanding Smyrna facility

    SMYRNA, Tenn. (AP) — An automotive parts manufacturer is expanding its distribution facility in Smyrna and is expected to create more than 130 additional jobs in Rutherford County. Gov. Bill Haslam and Community Development Commissioner Bill Hagerty say Federal-Mogul is investing more than $6...

  • Bell's Upper Hand Brewery to start production

    ESCANABA, Mich. (AP) — Bell's Brewery is set to start making beer next month at its new Upper Hand Brewery in Escanaba. The Daily Press of Escanaba reports (http://bit.ly/1ANly4o) that Bell's President Larry Bell says the Michigan Liquor Control Commission has approved the brewery's license. He...

  • Fuel farm for boaters coming to Lowry Island

    PASCAGOULA, Miss. (AP) — A waterfront fuel farm is coming to Lowry Island as part of a major redevelopment project. Boaters now have to float over to Gautier to fill up their tanks. In May, the city council awarded a $2.8 million contract to Moss Point-based M & D Construction Co. for the...

  • Tesla, Chinese firm to build 400 charging stations

    BEIJING (AP) — Tesla Motors Co. and a state-owned Chinese phone carrier have announced plans to build 400 charging stations for electric cars. The plan announced Friday calls for China Unicom Ltd. to provide space for construction and basic services in 120 cities while California-based Tesla...

  • Japan stocks lead Asian declines after weak data

    HONG KONG (AP) — Tokyo stocks led declines in most Asian markets on Friday after Japanese economic data showed that the region's second biggest economy is struggling to recover from a sales tax hike. KEEPING SCORE: The Nikkei 225, the benchmark for the Tokyo Stock Exchange, fell 0.7 percent to...

  • Crested Butte OKs Bud Light 'Whatever' promotion

    DENVER (AP) — Leaders in the historic Colorado mining town of Crested Butte have unanimously approved a plan to turn it into the fictional "Whatever" town for a Bud Light ad campaign. Town councilors only gave their OK only after Bud Light maker Anheuser-Busch InBev doubled its payment to...

  • Virgin Australia airline posts $333 million loss

    SYDNEY (AP) — Australia's second largest airline, Virgin Australia Holdings Ltd., said on Friday it lost 356 million Australian dollars ($333 million) in its last fiscal year, a three-fold increase over the previous year. The results for the year through June 2014 followed a AU$98 loss the...

  • Revel closing, but property fight goes on

    ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — The three-story brick house on a mostly deserted street in the shadow of the failed $2.4 billion Revel Hotel Casino was Charlie Birnbaum's father's livelihood. It allowed him to reside a couple of blocks from his beloved beach and earn income by renting out two floors...

  • Thai worker settlements with Hawaii farms at risk

    HONOLULU (AP) — A federal judge in Hawaii says she won't consider approving $2.4 million in settlements for hundreds of Thai farm workers until the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission holds a news conference clarifying that the agreements are still subject to court approval. U.S....

  • Google building fleet of package-delivering drones

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Google's secretive research laboratory is trying to build a fleet of drones designed to bypass earthbound traffic so packages can be delivered to people more quickly. The ambitious program announced Thursday escalates Google's technological arms race with rival Amazon.com...



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