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Caterpillar 2Q results top Street, cuts 2016 profit outlook

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 26th - 6:40am

Caterpillar's second-quarter performance beat Wall Street's expectations, despite weakness in the mining and oil and gas industries. But the company lowered its full-year adjusted profit guidance again, saying global economic growth remains subdued and isn't sufficient to drive improvement in most of the industries and markets it serves.

Germany lends Albania $55 million for energy link project

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 26th - 6:40am

Germany is lending 50 million euros ($55 million) to Albania to help it build a power line with neighboring Macedonia.

Italian bank Unicredit overhauls management structure

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 26th - 6:31am

Italian bank Unicredit is overhauling its management as part of moves to improve the bank's financial health.

McDonald's sales edge up 1.8 percent in US in 2Q

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 26th - 6:30am

McDonald's sales edged up just 1.8 at established U.S. locations in the second quarter, short of Wall Street expectations, as it continues its attempts to turnaround its business.

Posiflex HS3510 Compact Touch Screen Maximizes POS Counter Space

Posiflex, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 26th - 6:20am

taking up less than half the counter space a conventional POS terminal and printer would occupy. The fan-free HS3510 integrates a solid state drive, a 9.7" touch screen, a processor which runs virtually any Windows application, an encryption capable magnetic stripe reader (MSR), a full complement of I/O ports, and a modular 3" printer, engineered for ease of serviceability. For engineering excellence and innovation, the HS3510 was awarded the 2016 Red Dot Award for Product Design by an international panel, which judged submissions across the globe. The HS3510 is recognized as an ideal compact POS terminal where space is at a premium.

DuPont cost-cutting pushes it beyond Wall Street's 2Q hopes

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 26th - 5:10am

DuPont topped most expectations in the second quarter as the chemical maker cut costs ahead of its tie up with Dow Chemical, and it upped its profit outlook for the year.

The Latest: Japan attack victims included 10 women, 9 men

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 26th - 5:00am

The Latest on Tuesday's knife attack at a Japanese facility for the mentally disabled that left 19 dead (all times local):

Film company guilty in 'Star Wars' accident that broke leg

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 26th - 5:00am

A film production company on Tuesday admitted health and safety breaches over an accident on the set of "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" that broke the leg of star Harrison Ford.

Re-elected Vietnam prime minister vows to defend sovereignty

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 26th - 4:30am

Vietnam's prime minister vowed to defend the country's sovereignty in the South China Sea as he was re-elected Tuesday by the rubber-stamp National Assembly.

Coast Guard recruit who died in training donates heart

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 26th - 4:10am

A Coast Guard recruit from Virginia who collapsed and died after a physical fitness run at a New Jersey training center has donated his heart.

New Mexico lawmaker eyes 'right to die' bill amid court loss

Russell Contreras, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 26th - 4:00am

A New Mexico state lawmaker is pushing for a law to allow terminally ill patients to end their lives with help from doctors.

US OKs end to Arizona enrollment freeze in program for kids

X, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 26th - 4:00am

Federal officials have approved Arizona's plan to allow additional low-income families in need of affordable health insurance to enroll their children for coverage for services in September.

Bloomington assistant principal skydives with Golden Knights

Jonathan Streetman-Times, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 26th - 3:10am

What did you do over your summer break?

Explosion kills 1, injures 5 in Bosnian paper factory

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 26th - 2:50am

Authorities say an explosion at a paper production company in the northern part of Bosnia has killed one worker and injured five others.

Historic solar flight marks first round-the-world journey

Aya Batrawy, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 26th - 2:30am

The world's first round-the-world flight to be powered solely by the sun's energy made history on Tuesday as it landed in Abu Dhabi, where it first took off on an epic 25,000-mile (40,000-kilometer) journey that began more than a year ago.

Solar plane's arrival highlights UAE's clean-energy push

Adam Schreck, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 26th - 2:00am

The United Arab Emirates might not seem like an obvious spot to begin and end a globe-spanning flight promoting renewable energy.

Energy company BP says 2Q earnings fell 45 percent

Danica Kirka, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 26th - 1:40am

BP's second-quarter earnings fell 45 percent as lower oil prices hit the British energy company.

Hyundai Motor reports 10th straight quarterly profit drop

Youkyung Lee, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 26th - 1:30am

Hyundai Motor Co. has reported a tenth straight quarterly profit decline due to weak demand for passenger sedans and higher marketing expenses for its luxury brand, despite improved China sales.

Craft breweries try to stand out with creative tap handles

Carrie Antlfinger, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 26th - 12:31am

Cone heads, zombies, beards, bananas — they are some of the creative beer tap handles that have become a big business as the number of craft breweries has skyrocketed.