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  • Automakers, suppliers meet with potential vendors

    DETROIT (AP) — Michigan's economic development arm has brought together automakers and 43 suppliers to meet with Michigan companies hoping to do business with them. The first Detroit Three supplier summit was held Tuesday in Detroit's Cobo Center. The invitation-only event allowed more than...

  • Protect yourself from identity theft

    NEW YORK (AP) — It's an almost weekly occurrence: On Tuesday, Goodwill said its computer systems may have been hacked, leading to the possible theft of customers' credit and debit card information. The nonprofit agency, which operates 2,900 stores in the U.S., said it is working with federal...

  • Ford says new F-150 can compete with rivals

    DEARBORN, Mich. (AP) — Ford says its aluminum-sided F-150 pickup will hold its own against rivals despite its lighter weight. The company revealed details of the new truck Tuesday. The 2015 F-150 4x4 goes on sale this fall and is 732 pounds lighter than the outgoing model. Ford's base truck...

  • New Springfield mill could take 2 years to build

    SPRINGFIELD, Ore. (AP) — The 250 people thrown out of work by last week's fire at a Springfield plywood mill were told they should start making a plan for the next two years. Chuck Wert, chief operating officer of Swanson Group, said at a Monday afternoon meeting with employees that it will...

  • Work starts on road to Tanana

    TANANA, Alaska (AP) — Work has started on the first Alaska road in nearly 20 years to connect a Bush community to the road system. A kickoff celebration was held Monday for the one-lane gravel road, which will connect Manley Hot Springs to Tanana, the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reported...

  • Lockheed 2Q profit rises 3.5 percent

    BETHESDA, Md. (AP) — Lockheed Martin Corp. (LMT) on Tuesday reported earnings that increased by 3.5 percent in its second quarter, and topped analysts' expectations. The Bethesda, Maryland-based company said profit increased to $889 million, or $2.76 per share, from $859 million, or $2.64 per...

  • Juices get trendy; can V8 ride the trend?

    NEW YORK (AP) — Pricey fruit and vegetable juices have become fashionable among those on a quest for fitness, and now V8 is trying to grab their attention. Campbell Soup Co. is hoping it can spark a turnaround for the struggling beverage brand by hitching it to the growing popularity of new...

  • Norfolk Southern raises dividend to 57 cents

    NEW YORK (AP) — Railroad operator Norfolk Southern said Tuesday it is raising its quarterly dividend to 57 cents from 54 cents. Norfolk Southern Corp. will pay its next dividend on Sept. 10 to shareholders of record on Aug. 1. The Norfolk, Virginia, company is scheduled to report its...

  • Air Canada cancels flight to Israel

    TORONTO (AP) — Canada's largest airline has canceled a flight to Israel and is monitoring the situation after a Hamas rocket exploded near Tel Aviv's airport. The move comes after a number of airlines across the world cancelled flights and after the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration told...

  • San Jose pot clubs fall short on petition drive

    SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Medical marijuana advocates in San Jose failed in their petition drive to let voters decide whether the city's tough restrictions on pot clubs should be overturned. The San Jose city clerk's office announced Monday that supporters were more than 10,000 signatures short...

  • Manhattan Moment: Professional licenses, not taxes, are the biggest barriers to small business creation

    What is the biggest challenge faced by small businesses today? Surprisingly the answer is not high taxes — it is professional licensing requirements.

  • The fight in Congress that has Democrats defending big business

    In the battle to renew the Export-Import Bank, Senate Democrats are lining up behind the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, while many Republicans are in sympathy with Democratic Sen. Elizabeth Warren, the iconic foe of crony capitalism.

  • Billionaire Obama adviser: Punish companies that ignore climate change

    The climate change debate took a sharp left turn on Tuesday when several former cabinet secretaries, former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg and a key Wall Street donor to environmental causes said companies that don't buy into global warming should be punished and penalized.

  • Oops: Here's who wound up with half a million dollars in federal money

    Nearly $500,000 in Indiana venture capital funds wound up going to a startup business headed by the very man whose firm had been hired by Indiana to manage the venture capital fund.



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