• JetBlue avoids some industry bumps in 2Q

    Updated: Tue, Jul 28, 2015

    NEW YORK (AP) — JetBlue flew a little higher than many of its competitors during the second quarter, booking solid revenue numbers for each mile flown. That key industry figure has been under pressure for other carriers as they seek to satisfy demand by putting more planes in the air,...

  • Court orders EPA to redo air-pollution limits in 13 states

    Updated: Tue, Jul 28, 2015

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal appeals court is ordering the Environmental Protection Agency to relax some limits it set on smokestack emissions that cross state lines and taint downwind areas with air pollution from power plants. At the same time, the court upheld the EPA's right to...

  • US consumer confidence falls to lowest level since September

    Updated: Tue, Jul 28, 2015

    WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. consumer confidence fell this month to the lowest level since September. Consumers are worried about the job market and rattled by events in Greece and China. The Conference Board said Tuesday that its index of consumer confidence fell to 90.9 in July from a...

  • NTSB: Co-pilot of spaceship unlocked braking system early

    Updated: Tue, Jul 28, 2015

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal safety investigators said Tuesday the crash of a Virgin Galactic spaceship last year was caused by a catastrophic structural failure triggered when the co-pilot unlocked the craft's braking system early. National Transportation Safety Board investigators said...

  • Freeport-McCoRan launches business review to cut costs

    Updated: Tue, Jul 28, 2015

    Shares of Freeport-McMoRan jumped Tuesday after the company said it has started reviewing its mining and oil and gas businesses to look for cost-cutting opportunities in the face of weak markets for its products. The Phoenix company plans to complete the review and report on revised...

  • From rents to haircuts, Americans start to feel price hikes

    Updated: Tue, Jul 28, 2015

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Apartment rents are up. So are prices for restaurant meals, haircuts, gym memberships and a cup of coffee. For American consumers who have become used to flat or even falling prices for several years, an unfamiliar sight has emerged in many corners of the economy:...

  • 5 things to know about the fight over the Export-Import Bank

    Updated: Tue, Jul 28, 2015

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The federal Export-Import Bank expired June 30 when Congress failed to renew its charter. The bank is a small federal agency that helps U.S. companies sell their products overseas, by underwriting loans to foreign customers. Conservatives oppose it as corporate...

  • Ford surprises in 2Q with record North American profit

    Updated: 8 min ago

    DEARBORN, Michigan (AP) — Ford Motor Co.'s net income jumped 44 percent to $1.9 billion in the second quarter as global sales rose and customers paid more for new trucks and SUVs with premium features. Ford pulled off a record quarterly profit of $2.6 billion in North America even...

  • Administration wants to give prisoners access to Pell grants

    Updated: 9 min ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration is taking steps to expand the Pell grant program to prisoners. Education Secretary Arne Duncan and Attorney General Loretta Lynch have scheduled a visit to the Maryland Correctional Institution in Jessup, Maryland, on Friday to announce the...

  • New Jersey troopers getting body cameras under new policy

    Updated: 17 min ago

    TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey is buying 1,000 body cameras to equip all its state troopers who are out on the road and announcing policies for local police on how the cameras should be used. Acting Attorney General John Hoffman announced details Tuesday. New Jersey is among the...

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