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  • Pittsburgh's Primanti Bros. to mail sandwiches

    PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh restaurant that stuffs its sandwiches with French fries and coleslaw will be stuffing those fixins in the mail. Primanti Bros. is teaming up with Goldbely.com, an online firm that delivers food to homes, to make $109 sandwich packs available anywhere in the United States. Primanti's, which now has several...

  • US Chamber on sidelines in close Georgia race

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The most powerful business group in the country is spending tens of millions of dollars to help Republicans win control of the Senate with one glaring omission — the tight Georgia Senate race. Rob Engstrom, political director for the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, said Friday that the organization will stay on the sidelines in the...

  • Judge to decide on sports betting in New Jersey

    TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A federal judge is deciding whether to grant a request from the four major U.S. professional sports leagues and the NCAA to stop New Jersey from allowing legalized sports betting. Judge Michael Shipp is scheduled to announce his decision at 4:30 p.m. Friday in a Trenton courtroom. The leagues have asked for a temporary...

  • Fitch upgrades Delta's credit rating

    CHICAGO (AP) — Fitch is upgrading Delta's credit rating, citing its improved balance sheet, solid operating performance and better-than-expected free cash flow. The ratings agency also touted the airline operator's efforts in dealing with operating cost inflation. Fitch boosted Delta Air Lines Inc.'s issuer default rating one notch in junk...

  • Hacker gets prison for cyberattack stealing $9.4M

    ATLANTA (AP) — An Estonian man who pleaded guilty to orchestrating a 2008 cyberattack on a credit card processing company that enabled hackers to steal $9.4 million has been sentenced to 11 years in prison by a federal judge in Atlanta. Prosecutors said Friday that 30-year-old Sergei Nicolaevich Tsurikov was also ordered to pay restitution of...

  • Wyndham 3Q adjusted profit tops Wall Street's view

    PARSIPPANY, N.J. (AP) — Wyndham Worldwide Corp.'s third-quarter net income rose 10 percent as revenue improved across all business segments. The hotel operator's adjusted profit topped analysts' estimates and it raised its 2014 adjusted profit forecast, but its preliminary 2015 guidance came in below Wall Street's view. The stock fell in...

  • Wyoming jobless rate up slightly in September

    CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Wyoming's unemployment rate increased slightly to 4.7 percent in September. The rate was 4.6 percent in August. The state Department of Workforce Services says the Wyoming rate remains lower than the national rate of 5.9 percent. In September, Fremont County had the highest jobless rate in the state at 4.8 percent,...

  • Ford profit falls in third quarter on truck costs

    DEARBORN, Mich. (AP) — Ford's new aluminum-sided F-150 will be a lot lighter and more efficient when it goes on sale later this year. But for now it's a serious drag on profits. Net income dropped 34 percent to $835 million in the third quarter, largely due to the cost of launching the pickup. The new F-150, which is 700 pounds lighter due to...

  • US halal food supplier indicted over beef exports

    IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — The founder of a popular brand of food for observant Muslims has been indicted on charges that he shipped beef to Malaysia and Indonesia that didn't meet those countries' import requirements. A federal grand jury returned the indictment Thursday against Bill Aossey, Jr., who founded the Midamar Corp. in 1974. The Cedar...

  • Colorado Springs company lays off more than 100

    Diamond Wire Material Technologies in Colorado Springs has laid off 105 employees, the result of one of its customers filing for bankruptcy earlier this month, according to Meyer Burger Technology Ltd., Diamond Wire's Swiss-based parent company. Diamond Wire, whose diamond wire cutting technology is used by solar, optical and semiconductor...

  • More earnings gains send US stocks higher

    NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks are rising in midday trading as U.S. companies report more earnings gains. UPS and Microsoft rose after reporting earnings that were higher than analysts were expecting. Procter & Gamble rose after saying it would make its Duracell battery business a stand-alone company. The Dow Jones industrial average rose 84 points,...

  • US new-home sales close to flat in September

    WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. sales of new homes were nearly flat in September, after the government sharply revised downward what was initially an August surge in buying. New-home sales edged up 0.2 percent last month to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 467,000, the Commerce Department reported Friday. The report also revised down the August...

  • MOVERS & SHAKERS

    Heather Whitworth has been hired as finance officer for the Downtown Partnership of Colorado Springs, and will be responsible for the financial operations of the nonprofit and its three affiliate organizations. Whitworth worked for The Resource Exchange for 13 years, including nine as chief financial officer. She replaces longtime business...

  • Avis Budget buying licensee for $210M

    PASIPPANY, N.J. (AP) — The Avis Budget Group is acquiring a Budget Car Rental licensee for southern California and Las Vegas for approximately $210 million, plus the cost of its vehicle fleet. The acquisition of the licensee, which Avis Budget said Friday is Budget Car Rental's largest in North America, is expected to increase earnings and add...

  • AT&T closes $2 billion sale of Conn. operations

    NEW YORK (AP) — AT&T Inc. said Friday that it has completed its $2 billion sale of its Connecticut wireline business, fiber network, video and satellite business to Frontier Communications Corp. The deal was first announced in December. AT&T customers in Connecticut will now become Frontier customers. And about 2,500 AT&T employees who work...

  • Con-way freight business will raise rates Monday

    NEW YORK (AP) — Trucking company Con-way said Friday its freight business will raise its rates on Monday. The company said general rates for Con-way Freight will go up an average of 4.7 percent. Con-way said the increase will offset higher costs, including greater compensation programs for drivers, regulatory compliance and equipment costs....

  • More earnings gains send US stocks higher

    NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks are rising in midday trading as U.S. companies report more earnings gains. UPS and Microsoft rose after reporting earnings that were higher than analysts were expecting. Procter & Gamble rose after saying it would make its Duracell battery business a stand-alone company. The Dow Jones industrial average rose 84 points,...

  • P&G misses Street 1Q forecasts

    CINCINNATI (AP) — Procter & Gamble Co. (PG) on Friday reported net income of $1.99 billion in its fiscal first quarter. On a per-share basis, the Cincinnati-based company said it had profit of 69 cents. Earnings, adjusted for one-time gains and costs, were $1.07 per share. The results fell short of Wall Street expectations. The average...

  • Procter & Gamble removes the batteries

    CINCINNATI (AP) — Procter & Gamble is removing the batteries and making Duracell a stand-alone company. P&G, which acquired Duracell in 2005, announced earlier this year that it would shed more than half its brands around the globe over the next year or two. If a split off occurs, P&G said that its shareholders would have the option of...

  • Bristol-Myers tops Street 3Q forecasts

    NEW YORK (AP) — Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. (BMY) on Friday reported third-quarter profit of $721 million. The New York-based company said it had profit of 43 cents per share. Earnings, adjusted for non-recurring costs, came to 45 cents per share. The results beat Wall Street expectations. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks...

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