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Online shopping drives UPS profit higher in second quarter

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 27th - 6:55am

Robust shopping at places like drove earnings up 9 percent at UPS during the second quarter.

GED Testing Service and Kaplan Test Prep Partner to Deliver First-Ever Live, Mobile-Friendly Online Programs for the Nation’s

Kaplan Test Prep, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 27th - 6:49am

a group of four subject tests that comprise the country’s leading high school equivalency certification. The partnership also establishes Kaplan as the official partner for live online prep for the GED test.

Food fight: Slovak PM complains of substandard products

Mike Corder, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 27th - 6:41am

The prime minister of Slovakia took a fight about the quality of food on his country's supermarket shelves to the European Commission on Thursday, calling for action to stop companies selling lower-quality products in Central and Eastern Europe than elsewhere in the continent.

Ohio, California close 'Fire Ball' ride after fatal accident

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 27th - 6:36am

The Ohio State Fair will open Thursday one day after a man was killed and seven other people were injured when a thrill ride broke apart, but the rides won't be running until they all are deemed safe, officials state.

German plane hijacked to Somalia in 1977 being brought home

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 27th - 6:36am

A Lufthansa Boeing 737 hijacked to Somalia 40 years ago at the height of the leftist Red Army Faction's campaign against West German authorities is coming home to a German museum.

US durable goods orders climbed 6.5 percent in June, most in nearly three years, on surging demand for civilian aircraft

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 27th - 6:36am

US durable goods orders climbed 6.5 percent in June, most in nearly three years, on surging demand for civilian aircraft.

Comcast tops Street 2Q forecasts

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 27th - 6:32am

Comcast is reporting second-quarter net income of $2.51 billion.

Altria 2Q profit rises on higher cigarette prices, beer

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 27th - 6:32am

Altria Group Inc. relied on higher tobacco prices and a gain from its ABInBev/SABMiller investment to help drive profit in the second quarter, though results still fell short of expectations.

World stocks mixed amid raft of corporate earnings

Elaine Kurtenbach, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 27th - 6:32am

Global stocks were mixed on Thursday as investors digested a raft of corporate earnings results and the Federal Reserve's decision to pause its slow-moving campaign to raise interest rates.

AP sources: US seeks to test Iran deal with more inspections

Josh Lederman and Matthew Lee, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 27th - 6:32am

The Trump administration is pushing for inspections of suspicious Iranian military sites in a bid to test the strength of the nuclear deal that President Donald Trump desperately wants to cancel, senior U.S. officials said.

Boris Johnson lends support to Australia-UK free trade deal

Kristen Gelineau, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 27th - 6:22am

British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson said on Thursday that he supports a proposed free trade agreement between the United Kingdom and Australia, as his country looks to strengthen its relationships with allies ahead of its departure from the European Union.

Fiat Chrysler profits up as focus on premium brands pays off

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 27th - 6:22am

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles' second-quarter profits soared on higher Maserati sales as the carmaker's strategy to ramp up premium brands turned in results.

Trump's transgender troops ban divides veterans in Congress

Richard Lardner, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 27th - 6:22am

President Donald Trump's decision to ban transgender service in the armed forces drove a wedge through military veterans in Congress, with one camp standing squarely behind the commander in chief and the other decrying his order as an ugly attack on dedicated troops.

Isolated Qatar hires firm founded by Trump aide amid crisis

Jon Gambrell, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 27th - 6:22am

Qatar has hired a Washington influence firm founded by President Donald Trump's former campaign manager and another specialized in digging up dirt on U.S. politicians, signaling it wants to challenge Saudi Arabia's massive lobbying efforts in America's capital amid a diplomatic dispute among Arab nations.

Why Twitter won't ban President Donald Trump

Barbara Ortutay, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 27th - 6:15am

Twitter has made it clear that it won't ban Donald Trump from its service, whether the president follows its rules against harassment or not.

Demand overseas keeps Mustang on top despite lower US sales

Dee-Ann Durbin, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 27th - 6:11am

On any given day this summer, you might find 97-year-old Lennart Ribring driving his 2016 Ford Mustang GT on a winding road near his home in Sweden. Or you might see Chris Fitzpatrick polishing his 1967 Mustang convertible in Auckland, New Zealand. Guo Xin might be working on a Mustang in his car repair shop in Beijing, while in England, a happy bride and groom drive off in a Mustang GT California Special.

The Latest: Fire official says man, 18, killed on fair ride

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 27th - 5:54am

The Latest on Ohio State Fair's deadly accident when a ride broke apart. (all times local):

Illinois man pleads guilty to seeking bribes in Afghanistan

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 27th - 5:50am

A 48-year-old central Illinois man who worked for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in Afghanistan has pleaded guilty to soliciting $320,000 in bribes from Afghan contractors.

Suspects to plead not guilty in Kim Jong Nam's assassination

Eileen Ng, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 27th - 5:41am

Two women accused of poisoning the estranged half brother of North Korea's ruler in a bizarre airport assassination are expected to plead not guilty when they appear in a Malaysian court on Friday, their lawyers said.

UAE airline Etihad announces loss of $1.87B in 2016

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 27th - 5:31am

The United Arab Emirates' flagship carrier Etihad said Thursday it lost $1.87 billion in 2016, blaming "one-off impairment charges and fuel hedging losses" for the massive loss.