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Sikorsky Receives $1.28B Rescue Helicopter Contract

June 27, 2014 8:18 am | News | Comments

Aircraft maker Sikorsky said Thursday it received a $1.28 billion contract to build a new combat rescue helicopter for the Air Force.                       

Court Won't Reinstate NYC Soda Ban

June 27, 2014 8:04 am | by David Klepper, Associated Press | News | Comments

Guzzlers prevailed as New York's highest court refused to reinstate New York City's ban on the sale of big sodas, ruling that the city's health department overstepped its bounds when approved the 16-ounce cap on sugary beverages.     

FDA Grapples With Fecal Transplant Oversight

June 27, 2014 8:00 am | by Matthew Perrone, AP Health Writer | News | Comments

Patients can contract HIV, hepatitis and other viruses and parasites from fecal matter that is not properly screened. Additionally, there are no long-term studies on potential side effects of stool transplantation.                   

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NSA Fears Prompt Germany To End Verizon Contract

June 26, 2014 11:48 am | News | Comments

The German government is ending a contract with Verizon over fears the company could be letting U.S. intelligence agencies eavesdrop on sensitive communications, officials said Thursday.             

FAA May Lower Building Height Limit Near Airports

June 26, 2014 10:57 am | by Joan Lowy, Associated Press | News | Comments

The government wants to dramatically reduce the allowable height of buildings near hundreds of airports — a proposal that is drawing fire from real estate developers and members of Congress who say it will reduce property values.               

Consumer Spending Up In May

June 26, 2014 10:28 am | by Martin Crutsinger, AP Economics Writer | News | Comments

U.S. consumers stepped up their spending slightly in May, boosted by a jump in auto sales and higher income.                         

Applications For Unemployment Benefits Dip

June 26, 2014 8:48 am | by Christopher S. Rugaber, AP Economics Writer | News | Comments

The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits declined last week, the latest evidence that a sharp economic slowdown earlier this year hasn't caused employers to cut jobs.               

Ruling Might Help U.S. Become Major Oil Exporter

June 26, 2014 8:24 am | by Jonathan Fahey and Dina Cappiello, Associated Press | News | Comments

Companies are taking advantage of new ways to export oil from the U.S. despite government restrictions, and in the process helping the U.S. become an ever bigger exporter of petroleum on the world stage.               

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U.S.: China's Behavior Hurts International Standing

June 26, 2014 8:11 am | News | Comments

A senior U.S. official says China's coercive efforts to enforce its territorial claims in disputed waters are not just raising tensions but damaging its international standing.              

Obama Claims Progress On Climate Change

June 26, 2014 8:05 am | by Josh Lederman, Associated Press | News | Comments

A year after unveiling sweeping plans to tackle climate change, Obama is highlighting efforts by his administration toward reducing greenhouse gas emissions, even though some of the most ambitious steps remain in limbo.         

States Confront Concerns About Fracking, Quakes

June 26, 2014 7:46 am | by Emily Schmall and Kristi Eaton, Associated Press | News | Comments

After years of being harangued by anxious residents, governments in all three states are finally confronting the issue, reviewing scientific data, holding public discussions and considering new regulations.           

Acne Products May Cause Potentially Deadly Reactions

June 26, 2014 7:42 am | by Matthew Perrone, AP Health Writer | News | Comments

Federal health officials are warning consumers who use popular anti-acne treatments about rare but potentially deadly allergic reactions that can cause swelling of the face and difficulty breathing.            

Minimum Wage Pits Franchisees Against Cities

June 25, 2014 2:29 pm | by Joyce M. Rosenberg, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

The IFA has filed a federal lawsuit seeking to overturn the Seattle law, arguing it violates the U.S. Constitution by treating franchises and other small businesses unequally.             

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Boehner: House Planning To Sue Obama

June 25, 2014 2:02 pm | by David Espo, AP Special Correspondent | News | Comments

Speaker John Boehner says he intends to file a lawsuit accusing President Barack Obama of failing to carry out the laws passed by Congress.                     

NRC Finds Violation For Arkansas Accident

June 25, 2014 10:47 am | News | Comments

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission issued a notice of violation to Entergy Corp. over a 2013 accident at the utility's Arkansas Nuclear One plant that killed one worker and injured eight others.              

Orders For Durable Goods Drop In May

June 25, 2014 9:43 am | by Christopher S. Rugaber, AP Economics Writer | News | Comments

Orders for U.S. durable goods tumbled 1 percent in May as demand for military equipment fell sharply. But excluding defense-related goods, orders actually rose, and orders in a key category that signals business investment also increased.

U.S. Economy Shrinks At Steep 2.9 Percent Rate In 1Q

June 25, 2014 8:42 am | by Martin Crutsinger, AP Economics Writer | News | Comments

The U.S. economy shrank at a steep annual rate of 2.9 percent in the January-March quarter as a harsh winter contributed to the biggest contraction since the depths of the recession five years ago.           

Boeing 777-300ER Expected To Become New Japanese Gov't Planes

June 25, 2014 8:29 am | News | Comments

Japan is likely to adopt the Boeing 777-300ER as its new government aircraft to be used for overseas trips by the prime minister and imperial family members, government sources said Wednesday.          

FDA Outlines Nanotechnology Policy

June 25, 2014 8:07 am | by Matthew Perrone, AP Health Writer | News | Comments

FDA regulators want companies to consult with them before launching nanotechnology products, though the decision whether to go to market will essentially rest with manufacturers.                   

GSK Warned Over Problems At Quebec Plant

June 25, 2014 7:45 am | by Helen Branswell, The Canadian Press | News | Comments

GSK received a letter of warning from the FDA about conditions at its manufacturing facility at Ste-Foy, Que., where the company makes flu vaccine for the Canadian and U.S. markets.               

Grim U.S. Economic Picture Is Brightening

June 24, 2014 2:18 pm | by Christopher S. Rugaber and Martin Crutsinger, AP Economics Writers | News | Comments

Solid hiring, growth in manufacturing and surging auto sales have lifted the economy at a steady if still-unspectacular pace.                                

NTSB: Pilot 'Mismanagment' In Asiana Flight

June 24, 2014 1:01 pm | by Joan Lowy and Martha Mendoza, Associated Press | News | Comments

The National Transportation Safety Board also said that the complexity of the Boeing 777's autothrottle, as well as materials provided by the aircraft maker that failed to make clear when controls don't automatically maintain speed, contributed to the accident.

Senate Backers Of Long-Term Jobless Aid Trying Again

June 24, 2014 12:27 pm | News | Comments

Senate supporters of legislation to renew long-term jobless benefits are backing a new approach in hopes of pressuring the House to reinstate the program after a lapse of six months.            

Japan Aims To Restore Cutting Edge

June 24, 2014 10:18 am | by Elaine Kurtenbach, Associated Press | News | Comments

The plan includes dozens of proposed changes to labor regulations, government pension fund investments, corporate governance and tax policies that Abe says are needed to spur corporate investment and innovation.             

Businesses Join White House In Backing Export-Import Bank

June 24, 2014 8:17 am | by David Espo, AP Special Correspondent | News | Comments

The government agency provides direct loans, loan guarantees and credit insurance to help foreign buyers purchase American-made products.                    

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