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UK nuclear power project faces union protests, delay

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 29th - 4:40am

French unions are protesting against energy giant EDF's approval of a major nuclear power plant project in southwest England, saying it puts the country's nuclear sector at risk.

Libya's UN-backed council says oil terminals have reopened

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 29th - 4:30am

Libya's U.N.-brokered presidency council has announced the reopening of the country's vital oil terminals.

Mercedes building new car plant in Hungary, to employ 2,500

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 29th - 4:00am

Automaker Daimler's Mercedes-Benz brand says it will build a new manufacturing plant in Hungary by the end of the decade, investing 1 billion euros ($1.11 billion) and creating 2,500 new jobs.

Romania: senior banker detained in corruption probe

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 29th - 4:00am

Anti-corruption prosecutors have detained the deputy governor of Romania's central bank on suspicion that he engaged in influence-peddling, illicitly receiving 1 million euros ($1.1 million) when he was parliament speaker.

Eurozone growth halves in Q2 but inflation inches up in July

Pan Pylas, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 29th - 3:50am

Economic growth across the 19-country eurozone halved in the second quarter, official figures showed Friday, in a development that's more likely due to the fading boost from lower oil prices and weaker euro than to concerns in the run-up to the British vote on whether to leave the European Union.

Summer meal programs in county serve 10,000 kids

Ben Middelkamp-Tribune, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 29th - 3:20am

Cass County schools and churches served more than 10,000 meals to local students during the summer months, filling a need and stomachs of many area kids.

Restaurant employees fired for refusing to serve officer

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 29th - 3:20am

Two employees have been fired after denying service to a uniformed D.C.-area police officer at a Noodles & Company restaurant.

Sony's profit falls on yen, lagging cellphones, Japan quake

Yuri Kageyama, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 29th - 3:00am

Sony Corp.'s fiscal first-quarter profit dipped 74 percent to 21.2 billion yen ($205 million), as earnings were hammered by a strong yen and lagging smartphone sales, and a quake in southwestern Japan that disrupted its camera parts and semiconductor production.

AB InBev sees strong sales for main brands like Corona

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 29th - 2:50am

Anheuser-Busch InBev, the world's largest brewer, has reported a 4.3 percent rise in second-quarter operating profit to $4.01 billion amid strong sales of its main brands Budweiser, Corona and Stella Artois.

Health care nonprofit awarded federal grant to aid homeless

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 29th - 2:10am

A nonprofit health care organization in Rhode Island has been awarded a federal grant to develop a new program providing behavioral health treatment to the state's homeless.

Sanofi profits down despite growth at Genzyme unit

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 29th - 2:10am

Drugmaker Sanofi has reported an 11 percent fall in profit in the second quarter despite double-digit growth of its biotech unit Genzyme.

Barclays says core profit before tax rose 19 percent

Danica Kirka, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 29th - 1:50am

Barclays plc said Friday second-quarter earnings rose 19 percent as the bank expressed confidence it could weather the uncertainty of Britain's exit from the European Union.

Promoting national unity, Clinton also seeks to build trust

Lisa Lerer, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 29th - 1:41am

Hillary Clinton capped off a four-day convention celebration with a plea for national unity and tolerance. Now, one of the most divisive and distrusted figures in American political life must convince voters that she rather than Republican rival Donald Trump can bring a deeply divided nation together.

8 die as portion of building collapses in India

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 29th - 1:40am

A portion of a 13-story building under construction in the western Indian city of Pune collapsed on Friday, killing at least eight workers, a fire official said.

Eni's 2Q losses widen in weak market

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 29th - 12:40am

Italian oil and gas company Eni says second-quarter losses widened to 446 million euros ($494 million) due to a prolonged downturn in low oil prices as well as oversupply and overcapacity in the gas and refining sectors.

State receives new proposal for gold mining near Yellowstone

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 28th - 11:10pm

A company has resubmitted its application to look for gold in Montana near the Yellowstone National Park border after state officials raised some concerns with the project.

Japan central bank opts for modest stimulus expansion

Mari Yamaguchi, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 28th - 10:41pm

Japan's central bank opted Friday for a modest expansion of its lavish monetary stimulus to help perk up sluggish growth and combat deflation.

Al Gore's daughter due in court after June pipeline protest

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 28th - 10:41pm

Former Vice President Al Gore's daughter and other activists are due back in court after being arrested during a natural gas pipeline protest in Boston.

NY health records database reaches 9 million patients

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 28th - 10:31pm

Nearly 9 million New Yorkers now have health records in a growing database accessible to most of the state's hospitals, health centers, long-term care facilities and nearly one-quarter of physician practices.