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Barclays says core profit before tax rose 19 percent

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 29th - 12:50am

Barclays plc says core pretax profit rose 19 percent to 2.4 billion pounds ($3.2 billion) in the second quarter as the bank expressed confidence it could weather the uncertainty of Britain's exit from the European Union.

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.

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.

Gov. Baker vetoes Lyme disease bill; files his own version

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

Gov. Charlie Baker has vetoed a bill that would have required health insurers to cover the costs of a certain drug treatment for chronic Lyme disease.

Vietnam says Taiwan firm's pollution affected 200,000 people

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

The Vietnamese government said the toxic pollution a Taiwanese-owned company has acknowledged discharging from its steel complex has harmed the livelihoods of more than 200,000 people, including 41,000 fishermen.

Japan's central bank opts for extra stimulus to help perk up sagging economic growth

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 28th - 10:01pm

Japan's central bank opts for extra stimulus to help perk up sagging economic growth.

Northern Michigan University marks 2 years of tobacco ban

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 28th - 7:40pm

Northern Michigan University officials say the Marquette campus is cleaner and some students and employees are likely healthier two years into a tobacco ban.

Alaska sex ed bill taking effect without Walker's signature

Becky Bohrer, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 28th - 7:31pm

Legislation restricting who can teach sex education in Alaska public schools is becoming law without Gov. Bill Walker's signature.

Microsoft making additional job cuts in phone business

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 28th - 6:30pm

Microsoft says it is cutting 2,850 jobs, about 2.5 percent of its workforce, as it further scales back its troubled smartphone business.

Vegas airport passenger count up 5.6 percent so far in 2016

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 28th - 5:41pm

Officials in Las Vegas are reporting another monthly increase in the number of people using McCarran International Airport in June, and say passenger traffic is up 5.6 percent for the first six months of 2016.

In school shooting case, judge to decide any records dispute

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 28th - 5:41pm

Remington Arms and the families of some victims of the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre have agreed that any dispute over the release of company documents in a lawsuit brought by the families and a surviving teacher will be decided by a judge.

Brazil's former president files petition at the UN

Stan Lehman and Mauricio Savarese, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 28th - 5:21pm

Lawyers for former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva said Thursday that they have filed a petition at the U.N. Human Rights Committee alleging a lack of impartiality and abuse of power by the judge investigating the mammoth corruption-kickback scandal at Brazil's state-owned oil company Petrobras.

Board rejects Trump challenge to Vegas hotel union effort

Michelle Rindels, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 28th - 5:11pm

Workers at Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump's Las Vegas hotel scored a victory in their effort to unionize, although it could still be a long time before employees have a contract if managers choose to delay.

Union chief says American pushing pilots to speed up flights

David Koenig, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 28th - 5:01pm

The pilots' union president said Thursday that American Airlines is reducing its safety margin by "manipulating" flight plans with tactics that include faster speeds.

Fallin's special session proposal faces bipartisan criticism

Sean Murphy, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 28th - 4:51pm

Gov. Mary Fallin's suggestion that Oklahoma lawmakers return for a special session before November to consider ways to increase teacher salaries faced bipartisan criticism Thursday from legislators, state employees and even some teachers who called the idea short-sighted.

FAA safety inspectors unable to make surprise inspections

Joan Lowy, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 28th - 4:41pm

U.S. safety inspectors are generally unable to conduct unannounced inspections of foreign repair stations where most airlines send their planes for major repair work, and sometimes must cancel inspections for lack of funds, according to a government watchdog.

Alphabet's 2Q earns soar despite rising 'moonshot' losses

Michael Liedtke, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 28th - 4:21pm

Business is booming at Google's parent company, Alphabet Inc., even as it loses billions of dollars on kooky-sounding projects that may never produce any revenue.