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

    Updated: 17 hr ago

    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...

  • What's in the 6-year Senate transportation bill

    Updated: 18 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate is moving toward the likely passage this week of a sweeping, six-year transportation bill, but the House is putting off consideration of the measure until this fall. With a Friday deadline to prevent a cutoff of highway and transit aid to states, House and...

  • Scott Walker orders American on cheesesteaks, avoiding gaffe

    Updated: 18 hr ago

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The governor of the nation's top cheese-producing state visited the capital of cheesesteaks on Tuesday and ordered two topped with American, skipping the customary Cheez Whiz but avoiding the blunder of a former presidential candidate who was ridiculed for wanting...

  • Progressive hiring 193 by year's end at Colorado Springs call center

    By Wayne Heilman wayneh@gazette.com -
    Updated: 18 hr ago

    Insurance giant Progressive Corp. announced Monday plans to hire 193 sales representatives and claims adjusters for its Colorado Springs call center by the end of the year. The company, which employs 1,200 in the call center and 400 more in an information technology operation at the...

  • In Tech: New Motorola smartphones; faster future memory chip

    Updated: 18 hr ago

    Motorola is refreshing its Android smartphones with better cameras and other improvements as it seeks to lure customers who want lower-cost alternatives to leading smartphones from Apple and Samsung. These new models — the Moto G, Moto X Play and Moto X Style — will appeal largely to...

  • Gilead beats Street 2Q forecasts

    Updated: 18 hr ago

    FOSTER CITY, Calif. (AP) — FOSTER CITY, Calif. (AP) — Gilead Sciences Inc. (GILD) on Tuesday reported second-quarter earnings of $4.49 billion. On a per-share basis, the Foster City, California-based company said it had profit of $2.92. Earnings, adjusted for costs related to mergers...

  • SuperValu and Pfizer are big market movers

    Updated: 18 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Tuesday on the New York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq Stock Market: NYSE SuperValu Inc., up 78 cents to $8.14 The grocery wholesaler may spin off its discount grocery store operator Save-A-Lot into a separate publicly...

  • All New Jersey troopers to get body cameras within a year

    Updated: 18 hr ago

    TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey plans to put body cameras on all state troopers who work in the field and is issuing guidelines on how local police forces statewide should use the devices. Acting Attorney General John Hoffman, who outlined the plans Tuesday, also announced $2.5...

  • Group starts process to sue US agency over pipeline plans

    Updated: 18 hr ago

    DETROIT (AP) — The National Wildlife Federation accused the U.S. Transportation Department on Tuesday of not enforcing a federal law that requires pipeline owners and operators to establish safety response plans for worst-case oil spills in lakes, rivers and other waterways. Leaders...

  • JetBlue avoids some industry bumps in 2Q

    Updated: 18 hr ago

    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,...

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