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  • European carriers suspend more Tel Aviv flights

    BERLIN (AP) — Air France and Germany's two largest airlines on Wednesday canceled more flights to Tel Aviv because of ongoing safety concerns amid the fighting between Israel and Hamas. Germany's Lufthansa and Air Berlin extended their cancelations through Thursday and Air France said it was...

  • Fortune 500 firm Sealed Air moving HQ to Charlotte

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina has convinced Fortune 500 packaging company Sealed Air Corp. to move nearly 1,300 jobs to the Charlotte area by relocating its New Jersey headquarters and consolidating management operations from several other states. A North Carolina committee that...

  • Monroe to seek flights to Denver

    MONROE, La. (AP) — The Monroe City Council has passed a resolution allowing a grant application city officials believe can help the airport secure direct flights to Denver. The News-Star reports (http://tnsne.ws/UnKjDW ) Monroe is offering United Airlines $100,000 from the mayor's economic...

  • Stocks open mostly lower following mixed earnings

    NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks are mostly lower in early trading as traders look over a mixed batch of earnings reports. Whirlpool, Ryder systems and Boeing all fell Wednesday morning after reporting their latest quarterly results. Apple was slightly higher after its earnings report late Tuesday...

  • US hedge fund files suit against Puerto Rico gov

    SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — The government of Puerto Rico is now facing a second lawsuit in response to a new law that would allow certain public corporations in the U.S. territory to restructure their debt if needed. U.S. hedge fund BlueMountain Capital Management, LLC says in a lawsuit...

  • Tupperware 2Q profit sinks 38 percent

    ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Tupperware Brands Corp. said Wednesday that its second-quarter profit fell 38 percent from the same period a year ago, hurt by falling sales of its storage containers and cosmetics in North America and Germany and unfavorable currency exchange rates. The Orlando,...

  • Central Kentucky winery auction off

    RICHMOND, Ky. (AP) — A one-time tobacco farm that had been converted to a winery has now been converted to multiple tracts of land and a lot of equipment scattered about to new owners. An auctioneer sold off the Acres of Land Winery in Richmond at a foreclosure liquidation sale Tuesday as the...

  • Commercial jets push Boeing profits up 52 percent

    Increased production of passenger jets helped push up Boeing's profit by 52 percent in the second quarter, topping Wall Street's expectations. The Chicago-based company said net income increased to $1.65 billion, or $2.24 per share, from $1.09 billion, or $1.41 per share, in the same quarter a...

  • Sales tax might help spruce up Mandan's Strip

    MANDAN, N.D. (AP) — Officials in Mandan are considering using city sales tax money to spruce up store fronts and business landscaping along the 2-mile stretch of Memorial Highway commonly known as the Strip. The City Commission earlier this year applied for $200,000 from the Bush Foundation...

  • EU seeks energy efficiency to ease Russia gas link

    BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union's executive is proposing legislation to curb the energy use of households and firms by almost one third by 2030 to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and lower its dependence on gas imports, particularly those from Russia. The Commission proposed Wednesday to...

  • Norfolk Southern 2Q profit rises 21 percent

    NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — Norfolk Southern Corp. on Wednesday reported profit that climbed by 21 percent in its second quarter, and topped analysts' expectations. The Norfolk, Virginia, company said net income increased to $562 million, or $1.79 per share, from $465 million, or $1.46 per share, in...

  • GSK cuts earnings forecast after weak 2nd quarter

    LONDON (AP) — Drug maker GlaxoSmithKline has cut its full-year earnings expectations as it says its second-quarter profits were hit by currency moves and a fall in sales of its respiratory drugs. The company said Wednesday it expects 2014 earnings per share to be broadly similar to last year....

  • West Monroe to propose sales tax increase

    WEST MONROE, La. (AP) — West Monroe's Board of Aldermen is expected to vote this week on a ballot initiative to raise the city's sales tax. Mayor Dave Norris said the city wants to bring the tax rate in line with Monroe at 9.99 percent, an increase of 0.49 percent. The increase could generate...

  • Portland company acquires White's Boots of Spokane

    SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — The Spokane maker of outdoor boots known for their "made in America" craftsmanship, White's Boots, has been sold to LaCrosse Footwear of Portland. The Spokesman-Review reports (http://bit.ly/1rAMVgc ) the goal is to increase production at the factory, which has 110...

  • US stock futures rise as earnings reports roll in

    NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stock futures are edging up ahead of the opening bell as investors size up earnings reports from Apple, Boeing and other big companies. KEEPING SCORE: Dow Jones industrial average futures rose 11 points, or 0.1 percent, to 17,044 as of 8:21 a.m. Eastern time. Standard &...



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