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  • Swiss bank UBS settles German case as profits rise

    GENEVA (AP) — Switzerland's biggest bank, UBS, reported Tuesday a 15 percent rise in second-quarter profit, driven by strong results from its core wealth management business and trimmed-down investment banking franchises despite a tough market environment. UBS said its net profit for the...

  • Avoiding plane crashes as air traffic doubles

    NEW YORK (AP) — More travelers are flying than ever before, creating a daunting challenge for airlines: keep passengers safe in an ever more crowded airspace. Each day, 8.3 million people around the globe — roughly the population of New York City — step aboard an airplane. They almost...

  • Aetna 2Q profit rises 2.4 percent

    HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Aetna Inc. (AET) on Tuesday reported profit that climbed by 2.4 percent in its second quarter, and topped analysts' expectations. The Hartford, Connecticut-based company said profit increased to $548.8 million, or $1.52 per share, from $536 million, or $1.49 per share,...

  • McDonald's Japan to strengthen checks on chicken

    TOKYO (AP) — McDonald's in Japan is increasing its checks on chicken from vendors in China and Thailand after allegations a Chinese supplier sold expired chicken. It says the scare will hurt its earnings. The U.S. fast-food chain's Japan unit on Tuesday withdrew this year's earnings and sales...

  • BP warns of impact of Russia sanctions on profits

    LONDON (AP) — Energy company BP warned Tuesday that further international sanctions on Russia could hurt its profits because of its stake in the country's oil giant, Rosneft. The company said any erosion of its relationship with Rosneft — which is majority controlled by the Russian state,...

  • EU clears state aid for ailing Polish carrier LOT

    BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union's antitrust authority has approved the Polish government's 200 million-euro ($270 million) bailout for its ailing national carrier, LOT airlines. The 28-nation bloc's executive Commission said Tuesday the assistance does not violate EU rules limiting state...

  • BASF donating $10,000 to help Detroit River refuge

    TRENTON, Mich. (AP) — BASF Corp. is donating $10,000 to the International Wildlife Refuge Alliance to help the Detroit River International Wildlife Refuge. The Refuge Alliance's Chairman Dick Micka says in a statement that the nonprofit will use the money to strengthen partnerships to...

  • Singing River Health System closing 2 more clinics

    PASCAGOULA, Miss. (AP) — Singing River Health System says two primary care clinics in Gautier and D'Iberville will close. The Sun Herald reports (http://bit.ly/1qfcPBM ) the clinics will close Aug. 29. Officials say the closures are part of the hospital's realignment of its primary care...

  • Deutsche Bank posts 29 percent drop in profit

    BERLIN (AP) — Deutsche Bank AG posted a 29 percent drop in second-quarter net profit Tuesday, hit by higher taxes, declining revenue and political instability affecting financial markets. Germany's largest bank said its net profit in the April-June period fell to 238 million euros ($320...

  • Asia stocks up, Europe subdued before US data

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Asian stocks extended gains Tuesday ahead of U.S. and Chinese economic reports later this week while European markets were subdued amid the possibility of new sanctions against Russia. The South Korean stock market closed at a three-year high. KEEPING SCORE: In...

  • New Mexico tax holiday starts Friday for shoppers

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico's annual tax holiday is approaching and will provide shoppers with savings on purchases of school supplies, computers and some clothing and shoes. Starting Friday through the weekend, there will be no gross receipts tax on certain products purchased at...

  • Study: 35 percent in US facing debt collectors

    WASHINGTON (AP) — More than 35 percent of Americans have debts and unpaid bills that have been reported to collection agencies, according to a study released Tuesday by the Urban Institute. These consumers fall behind on credit cards or hospital bills. Their mortgages, auto loans or student...

  • $1,000 pill now hepatitis C treatment of choice

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A $1,000-per-pill drug that insurers are reluctant to pay for has quickly become the treatment of choice for a liver-wasting viral disease that affects more than 3 million Americans. According to new research, prescriptions for Sovaldi have eclipsed all other hepatitis C...

  • Despite good news, benefit programs face problems

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Despite some good news, Medicare and Social Security still face long-term financial problems as millions of baby boomers reach retirement. Social Security's disability program is already in crisis as it edges toward the brink of insolvency. The trustees who oversee Social...

  • Senate to vote on highway money as deadline looms

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate is scheduled to take up legislation Tuesday to keep federal highway money flowing to states, with just three days left before the government plans to start slowing down payments. The House passed a $10.8 billion bill last week that would pay for highway and...



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