• Virgin America's 2Q profit beats Wall Street forecasts

    Updated: 8 hr ago

    Virgin America's second-quarter profit beat Wall Street expectations on cheaper fuel, and the airline plans to grow at a double-digit rate next year after it starts flying to Hawaii. Its shares, which have slumped this year, rose more than 7 percent in afternoon trading. Virgin...

  • Congress passes 3-month highway, transit aid patch

    Updated: 8 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress sent President Barack Obama a three-month bill to keep highway and transit money flowing to states on Thursday, one day before the deadline for a cutoff of funds. Earlier in the day, the Senate passed a sweeping, long-term transportation bill, setting up...

  • Executive, daughter on college trip killed in plane crash

    Updated: 9 hr ago

    MILWAUKEE (AP) — The victims of a fiery plane crash in Milwaukee were identified Thursday as a top executive at a Boston capital investment firm and his teenage daughter who were traveling to the Midwest for a college visit. Joseph Trustey, a former Army captain, and his 18-year-old...

  • American jet at Dallas preparing to fly to Chicago evacuates

    Updated: 9 hr ago

    GRAPEVINE, Texas (AP) — Three passengers were slightly hurt while evacuating an American Airlines jet after smoke was detected in the plane as it prepared to leave Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport. American spokeswoman Andrea Huguely (HEWG'-lee) says the crew of Flight 1658...

  • Abbott Labs makes 2 heart valve replacement deals

    Updated: 9 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — Medical device maker Abbott Laboratories said Thursday it has agreed to buy replacement heart valve maker Tendyne Holdings for $225 million, and has invested in a second company in the field. The deals could expand Abbott's line of products used to repair leaky mitral...

  • IMF won't join Greek bailout before reforms, debt relief

    Updated: 9 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The International Monetary Fund official cannot participate in another Greek bailout until Greece and its creditors make difficult decisions on economic reforms and debt relief, a fund official said Thursday. Briefing reporters on condition of anonymity, the official...

  • MOVERS & SHAKERS

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    Published: Thu, Jul 30, 2015

    Pikes Peak Hospice & Palliative Care has hired Josh Neff as vice president of innovation and business development and Jane Bedrosian as vice president of human resources. Neff previously was manager/health care strategy consultant for Quorum Health Resources and has more than 15...

  • Hercules recalling 90,000 SUV tires

    Updated: 10 hr ago

    DETROIT (AP) — An Ohio company is recalling about 90,000 SUV tires because the tread can separate, causing a loss of air and increasing the risk of a crash. The recall covers certain 15- and 16-inch Hercules Tire & Rubber Co. All Trac A/T tires made from June of 2008 to May of 2010....

  • Ex-NY Senate leader heading to trial on corruption charges

    Updated: 10 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — A former state Senate leader is set to go to trial this fall on charges he sold his office for the sake of his adult son. A federal judge in Manhattan scheduled a Nov. 16 trial date for Dean Skelos and his 33-year-old son, Adam, on Thursday at a hearing where the pair...

  • US average rate on 30-year home loans falls to 3.98 percent

    Updated: 10 hr ago

    Average U.S. long-term mortgage rates fell for a second straight week, with the key 30-year rate slipping below 4 percent.

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