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  • Medicare hospital fund to stay solvent until 2030, four years later than previous estimate

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Medicare hospital fund to stay solvent until 2030, four years later than previous estimate.

  • Contractor fearing construction worker shortage

    LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) — An Acadiana contractor says there are fears of a labor shortage on the horizon. The National Bureau of Labor Statistics has released figures showing the construction industry's need for workers will grow twice as fast as the average for all industries. This means that...

  • Construction begins on Detroit light rail project

    DETROIT (AP) — Construction is starting on a long-awaited commuter light rail project linking downtown Detroit to the city's New Center area. Woodward Avenue from Adams Street south to Campus Martius will be closed about 120 days for M-1 Rail work. The roadway was shut Monday. Crews will...

  • Dollar Tree steps up fight, buys Family Dollar

    NEW YORK (AP) — The fight for penny pinchers is intensifying. Dollar Tree said Monday it is buying rival discounter Family Dollar for $8.5 billion, significantly broadening its reach as it looks to fend off Wal-Mart, which has been stepping up its courtship of lower-income customers The deal...

  • MidSouth Bancorp reports earnings increase

    LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) — MidSouth Bancorp Inc. reported its second-quarter earnings rose to $3.9 million, or 34 cents per share, compared to $3.3 million, or 29 cents per share, for the same quarter a year earlier. The Advocate reports (http://bit.ly/1pmg0IS ) that Lafayette-based MidSouth's...

  • US companies increasingly fish for growth overseas

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Major U.S. companies are starting to reap their most rapid growth in fertile lands of opportunity far from home. Technology trendsetters Apple Inc., Google Inc., Facebook Inc. and Netflix Inc. all mined foreign countries to produce earnings or revenue that exceeded...

  • Sheds for farmers market raise questions

    GROSSE POINTE PARK, Mich. (AP) — Sheds for a farmers market blocking a roadway running between the poverty-pocked east side of Detroit and upscale Grosse Pointe Park have raised questions about the suburban community's intentions. The development has some in mostly white Grosse Pointe Park...

  • Gas prices drop 4 cents in Rhode Island

    PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Gas prices in Rhode Island have fallen another 4 cents, but they're still a lot higher than the national average. AAA Southern New England says Monday the latest weekly price survey shows the average cost of a gallon of self-serve regular in the state is $3.64. That's...

  • Tyson to sell Mexico, Brazil poultry operations

    SPRINGDALE, Ark. (AP) — Tyson Foods plans to sell its poultry businesses in Mexico and Brazil for $575 million in cash to help pay debt from its recently announced acquisition of Hillshire Brands. The Springdale, Arkansas, meat processor said Monday that it still plans to expand its...

  • Possible land deal for US-Canada bridge delayed

    DETROIT (AP) — A proposal has been delayed to transfer 301 Detroit-owned properties to the Michigan Land Bank in exchange for $1.4 million from the Canadian government as part of plans for a $2 billion international commuter bridge. A special Detroit City Council session was scheduled Monday...

  • Report for Detroit creditor boosts value of art

    DETROIT (AP) — One of the companies challenging Detroit's bankruptcy plan says the possible value of the Detroit Institute of Arts' collection is $8.5 billion — a figure that's higher than previous estimates. The company also says the city owns or controls as much as $1.2 billion in real...

  • Contracts to buy US homes slip in June

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Fewer Americans signed contracts to buy homes in June, as the real estate market appears to have cooled off this summer. The National Association of Realtors said Monday that its seasonally adjusted pending home sales index slipped 1.1 percent to 102.7 last month. The index...

  • Ur-Energy: 8.8M pounds of uranium at Wyoming site

    RAWLINS, Wyo. (AP) — A Colorado mining company says it has identified more than 8.8 million pounds of uranium at a site it recently acquired in Wyoming's Shirley Basin. The Rawlins Daily Times reported Monday (http://tinyurl.com/pvvgw8r ) Ur (yu-AR')-Energy of Englewood, Colorado, says the...

  • German court receives suit against EU bank union

    BERLIN (AP) — A group of German professors has filed a complaint to the country's highest court against the European Union's plans to create a so-called banking union, a central part of the effort to make the continent's financial system more resilient. The Federal Constitutional Court said...

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