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JFK Returns To Old Look On New Coins

July 24, 2014 | by Michael Hill, Associated Press | Comments

Gold coins being stamped at the mint's West Point plant this week portray JFK's famously tousled head of hair a bit fluffier, his part is less severe and his cheeks less chiseled than on the half dollar discontinued in 2001.         

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Japan Trade Deficit At Record $75B

July 24, 2014 10:58 am | by Elaine Kurtenbach, AP Business Writer | Comments

Japan's trade deficit surged to a record $74.9 billion in the first half of the year as exports failed to keep pace with surging imports, the Finance Ministry reported Thursday.             

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Ford 2Q Net Income Rises To $1.3B

July 24, 2014 10:10 am | by Dee-Ann Durbin, AP Auto Writer | Comments

Ford Motor Co. beat Wall Street's expectations in the second quarter as it chalked up a record profit in North America and made money in Europe for the first time in three years.                

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W.Va. Man Sues GM Over Deadly Crash

July 24, 2014 10:01 am | Comments

A West Virginia man has filed a lawsuit against General Motors Corp., claiming a defective ignition switch in a Chevrolet Cobalt caused a 2006 accident that killed his pregnant wife.                  

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Wal-Mart Names CEO Of U.S. Discount Division

July 24, 2014 9:34 am | Comments

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. says U.S. discount-store chief Bill Simon is stepping down. The world's largest retailer has named the head of its Asian business as his replacement.                      

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Unemployment Aid Applications Drop To 284K

July 24, 2014 9:05 am | Comments

Weekly applications for unemployment aid dropped 19,000 to a seasonally adjusted 284,000, the Labor Department said Thursday. That's the lowest reading since February 2006, nearly two years before the Great Recession began.               

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GM 2Q Profit Falls 85 Percent

July 24, 2014 9:00 am | Comments

General Motors says second-quarter profit fell 85 percent as recall costs chopped $1.5 billion from the bottom line.                        

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$148M Metal Research Center To Open In Detroit This Fall

July 24, 2014 8:01 am | Comments

The $148 million American Lightweight Materials Manufacturing Innovation Institute is expected to help move cutting-edge metals from research into vehicles, planes and ships used commercially and by the U.S. military.           

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Texas Firm Recalls Compounded Drugs

July 24, 2014 7:56 am | Comments

The Food and Drug Administration is warning doctors not to use compounded drugs from a Texas specialty pharmacy due to risks of contamination.                     

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Reid: Taxpayers Shouldn't Bankroll Companies That Outsource Jobs

July 24, 2014 7:48 am | Comments

"We need to close this indefensible loophole and instead start rewarding the companies that are doing the right thing and bringing jobs back to America," said Sen Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich.             

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NASA Doesn't Have The Money For Big Rockets

July 24, 2014 7:43 am | Comments

NASA doesn't have enough money to get its new, $12 billion rocket system off the ground by the end of 2017 as planned, federal auditors say.                   

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Gov. Walker Got $68K From Companies That Outsourced Jobs

July 23, 2014 2:17 pm | Comments

A recent campaign finance report shows Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker has received money from at least 11 corporations that outsource jobs to other countries.                 

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GM Issues 6 More Recalls

July 23, 2014 2:11 pm | Comments

The biggest recall announced Wednesday was for just over 414,000 cars and small SUVs for faulty seats. Other problems include incomplete welds on seat brackets, turn signal failures, power steering failures, loose suspension bolts and faulty roof rack bolts.

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IMF Cuts Forecast For U.S. Economic Growth

July 23, 2014 12:44 pm | Comments

The International Monetary Fund has shaved its forecast for U.S. economic growth this year, mostly because of a sharp contraction in the first quarter.                 

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China Detains Meat Seller's Employees

July 23, 2014 12:04 pm | by Joe McDonald, AP Business Writer | Comments

Five employees of a company accused of selling expired beef and chicken to McDonald's, KFC and other restaurants in China were detained by police Wednesday after an official said illegal activity was an organized effort by the supplier.    

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Safety Rules Proposed To Curb Oil Train Fires

July 23, 2014 11:39 am | Comments

Thousands of older rail tank cars that carry crude oil would be phased out within two years under regulations proposed Wednesday in response to a series of fiery train crashes over the past year.                  

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Sealed Air Moving HQ To North Carolina

July 23, 2014 10:53 am | Comments

Fortune 500 packaging company Sealed Air Corp. will consolidate management operations from several states and relocate its New Jersey headquarters to the Charlotte area, where it plans to employ nearly 1,300 jobs in three years.         

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Officials Investigate Fire At Oil Supply Company

July 23, 2014 10:30 am | by Josh Wood, Associated Press | Comments

Federal and state investigators are at a Williston oil supply and logistics company where a massive fire erupted and disrupted road and air traffic.                 

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Inspection Finds Issues At GSK Vaccine Plant

July 23, 2014 10:10 am | by Helen Branswell, The Canadian Press | Comments

A recent Health Canada inspection of the country's only flu vaccine production plant identified 10 issues that need to be addressed, a report from the regulatory agency reveals.               

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Boeing 2Q Profit Up 52 Percent

July 23, 2014 9:24 am | Comments

The Chicago-based company said net income increased to $1.65 billion, or $2.24 per share, from $1.09 billion, or $1.41 per share, in the same quarter a year ago.                   

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Shipwrecked Concordia Makes Final Voyage

July 23, 2014 8:38 am | by Paolo Santalucia, Associated Press | Comments

The Costa Concordia cruise liner began its final voyage Wednesday, slowly being towed away from the tiny Italian island where it capsized more than two years ago, killing 32 people.                  

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