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  • US durable goods orders surge record 22.6 percent

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Business orders for long-lasting manufactured goods shot up by the largest amount on record in July. But most of the strength came from demand for commercial aircraft, which tends to fluctuate sharply from month to month. Outside of transportation, orders dipped. Despite the...

  • US closes probe into Camry Hybrid brake problems

    DETROIT (AP) — An eight-month investigation into brake problems with some older Toyota Camry gas-electric hybrids has been closed without a recall. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration began the probe in January after getting complaints of malfunctions that reduced power-assisted...

  • Delta's good fight on Export-Import Bank marred by support for crony capitalism

    It's rare to find big business lobbying for free enterprise against corporate welfare. So it's pretty depressing to find it lobbying for corporate welfare in other instances.

  • New York gets $48M to protect bridges from erosion

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York is receiving $47.8 million to "harden" its bridges against erosion. Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Friday that the state is receiving the money from the federal government to protect 20 bridges that are vulnerable to foundation erosion. The Democratic governor says...

  • Oil train in deadly crash passed through major U.S. cities

    A train carrying crude oil that derailed, exploded and killed 47 people in a Quebec town in July 2013 traveled through Chicago, Detroit, Minneapolis, Milwaukee and North Dakota before the accident, a report from Canada's Transportation Safety Board said.

  • Investigators release Quebec train disaster report

    TORONTO (AP) — The weak safety culture of a now-defunct railway company and poor government oversight were among the many factors that led to an oil train explosion that killed 47 people in Quebec last year, Canada's Transportation Safety Board said in a new report released Tuesday. TSB chair...

  • Former Obama campaign manager David Plouffe joining Uber

    David Plouffe, the former campaign manager and senior adviser for President Obama, is joining Uber, the company announced Tuesday.

  • Private sector makes raising children less expensive, public sector makes it more expensive

    Parents have to pay lots more for things that are largely provided by or heavily regulated by government -- education (including child care) and health care.

  • TSA to train officers on recognizing DC IDs

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The District of Columbia's delegate to Congress says Transportation Security Administration workers will be trained on how to recognize District driver's licenses and identification cards. Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton says the training will help the TSA resolve the recurring...

  • Rail service extension reaches DFW Airport

    GRAPEVINE, Texas (AP) — Light rail service at Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport began Monday with the first train officially arriving to link travelers to downtown Dallas. Dallas Area Rapid Transit's Orange Line extension, the final nearly 5-mile stretch to reach the airport, opened four...

  • DPS: 2 dead in North Texas plane crash

    BOWIE, Texas (AP) — Two people are dead in a plane crash in rural North Texas. Department of Public Safety spokesman Tony Fulton said Friday that 51-year-old Lawrence Liptack and 10-year-old Landon Liptack died when their twin-engine Cessna plane crashed into a field and caught fire about six...

  • Official: Feds should look at e-cigs on planes

    BOSTON (AP) — Federal authorities should consider further restrictions for electronic cigarettes on planes, airport officials said after one of the devices apparently started a small fire that forced passengers to briefly evacuate a plane last weekend. Ed Freni, director of aviation at the...

  • Husband of UPS pilot sues over deadly crash

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The husband of a Tennessee pilot killed in the crash of a UPS cargo jet in Alabama is suing the company that makes equipment used in the aircraft. The Lebanon Democrat (http://bit.ly/1pwEmkB) reports that Bret Tucker Fanning is seeking $2 million in his federal lawsuit...

  • $7 M project paves way for Port of East St. Louis

    EAST ST. LOUIS, Ill. (AP) — State and local officials have broken ground on a $7 million project to build a road, rail lines and utilities to serve the future Port of East St. Louis. Gov. Pat Quinn said at Thursday's ceremony that the port will be a major economic driver. The Belleville...

  • N.Y. taxi company will pay $1.4M in restitution to drivers

    Schneiderman NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) – New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman announced on Tuesday that a New York taxicab company will pay $1,387,500 in restitution to drivers who were allegedly charged illegally by the company. As part of a separate agreement with the Taxi and...



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