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  • Zillow buying Trulia to build real estate titan

    NEW YORK (AP) — Zillow and Trulia, two companies that changed the way people shop for homes, are combining. Real estate website operator Zillow Inc. is buying its rival in a $3.5 billion deal that will make the biggest player in the online real estate information market. Zillow will also...

  • UN condemns terrorist oil sales from Iraq, Syria

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council strongly condemned any sale of oil from Syria or Iraq by terrorist groups and reminded all countries that buying this illegally obtained oil violates U.N. sanctions. A presidential statement approved by all 15 council members targets two...

  • Argentina in last-ditch effort to avert default

    BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Argentina's government said Monday it will make another effort to reach a deal with US. creditors ahead of a looming deadline that risks sending the country into its second default in 13 years. Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich said that an Argentine delegation...

  • Longtime Lansing coffee company set to expand

    LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Citing growing sales, Paramount Coffee plans to invest $3.5 million into its local operations in part by opening a new distribution center near Capital Region International Airport next month. The Lansing-based roaster expects to open a 58,000-square-foot building by...

  • Virgin America files plans for IPO

    NEW YORK (AP) — Virgin America's next destination is Wall Street. The California-based airline filed on Monday for an initial public offering of shares. Virgin America Inc., which operates out of Los Angeles and San Francisco, flies to 22 airports in the United States and Mexico and has a...

  • UN rights chief: Flight 17 possible war crime

    GENEVA (AP) — The downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 may be a war crime, U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay said Monday. Pillay, the U.N.'s top human rights official, called for a thorough investigation into the violation of international law that occurred when the flight...

  • UN chief reinforces call for Gaza cease-fire

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon reinforced the Security Council's call for an immediate and unconditional humanitarian cease-fire in the Gaza war on Monday and demanded that Israel and Hamas end the violence "in the name of humanity." The U.N. chief accused Israeli Prime...

  • 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...

  • Poland, Britain call for more sanctions on Russia

    WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The foreign ministers of Poland and Britain have called for more economic sanctions on Russia, saying it is responsible for the downing of the Malaysia Airlines passenger jet over eastern Ukraine this month. Poland's Radek Sikorski said the responsibility for the downing...

  • 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...

  • Muslims mark end of Ramadan with Eid celebrations

    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Millions of Muslims across the world celebrated the first day of the Eid al-Fitr holiday Monday, which marks the end of the monthlong fast of Ramadan. The three-day-long Eid al-Fitr holiday is a time to celebrate the completion of Ramadan, a month devoted to...

  • Papal first: Francis visits Pentecostal church

    VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis has become the first pope to visit a Pentecostal church, pressing his outreach to evangelicals who represent Catholicism's greatest competition for Christian souls around the globe. Francis flew by helicopter Monday to visit the under-construction Pentecostal...



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