Adidas has invaded the birthplace of Nike.

Former Sen. Bob Dole and proponents of a treaty promoting equal rights for the disabled around the world stepped up pressure for full Senate ratification.

Providence is among four cities selected to test a new federal program teaching financial literacy skills to young people just entering the workforce.

The new chief of Frontier Communications Corp. in Connecticut says the company will increase its broadband service on what previously had been AT&T's footprint in the state as landline telephone business continues to erode.

The spot month contract for light sweet crude was $103.07 per barrel at 12 p.m. Wednesday on the New York Mercantile Exchange.

Stocks are little changed in midday trading as traders look over a mixed batch of corporate earnings.

The politically connected former CEO of a prominent New York City charity was sentenced to prison Wednesday for helping to steal more than $9 million from the anti-poverty organization.

Many of the Amazon Fire phone's features are twists on apps and concepts tried in other devices.

The Senate voted Wednesday to advance an election-year bill limiting tax breaks for U.S. companies that move operations overseas. But big hurdles remain.

Within hours of David Perdue's GOP Senate nomination, he and Democrat Michelle Nunn launched the real battle for Georgia's open Senate seat with attack ads and retail politicking in a match up that could help settle control of the Senate.

The International Monetary Fund has shaved its forecast for U.S. economic growth this year, mostly because of a sharp contraction in the first quarter.

The Senate Veterans Affairs Committee on Wednesday endorsed former Procter & Gamble CEO Robert McDonald to be the new secretary of Veterans Affairs.

A federal appeals court has upheld the convictions of two men who ran an oil-and-gas drilling scheme in which investors lost millions of dollars.

The U.S. Department of Transportation proposed a two-year phase-out of older tank cars used to transport crude oil by rail, among other measures to improve the safety of crude oil transportation by rail.

Grain futures were mixed Wednesday in early trading on the Chicago Board of Trade.

The nation's largest retail trade group has pared its annual sales forecast because of slower-than-expected growth during the first half of the year tied to winter storms and lingering economic woes.

Gambling revenues tumbled in Mississippi's river region in the first month after Harrah's Tunica Hotel & Casino closed, but the trend didn't worsen much. Meanwhile, Gulf Coast casinos posted their best June in years.

Thousands of older rail tank cars that carry crude oil would be phased out within two years under regulations proposed Wednesday in response to a series of fiery train crashes over the past year, including a runaway oil train that exploded in the Quebec town of Lac-Megantic, killing 47 people.

Officials in Mandan are considering using city sales tax money to spruce up store fronts and business landscaping along the 2-mile stretch of Memorial Highway commonly known as the Strip.

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Fortune 500 packaging company Sealed Air Corp. will consolidate management operations from several states and relocate its New Jersey headquarters to the Charlotte area, where it plans to employ nearly 1,300 jobs in three years.

The Monroe City Council has passed a resolution allowing a grant application city officials believe can help the airport secure direct flights to Denver.

The government of Puerto Rico is now facing a second lawsuit in response to a new law that would allow certain public corporations in the U.S. territory to restructure their debt if needed.

Tupperware Brands Corp. said Wednesday that its second-quarter profit fell 38 percent from the same period a year ago, hurt by falling sales of its storage containers and cosmetics in North America and Germany and unfavorable currency exchange rates.

A one-time tobacco farm that had been converted to a winery has now been converted to multiple tracts of land and a lot of equipment scattered about to new owners.

Drug maker GlaxoSmithKline has cut its full-year earnings expectations as it says its second-quarter profits were hit by currency moves and a fall in sales of its respiratory drugs.

West Monroe's Board of Aldermen is expected to vote this week on a ballot initiative to raise the city's sales tax.

The European Union's executive is proposing legislation to curb the energy use of households and firms by almost one third by 2030 to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and lower its dependence on gas imports, particularly those from Russia.

Norfolk Southern executives are optimistic about the economy after delivering a 21 percent rise in second-quarter profit as the railroad hauled more freight.

The Spokane maker of outdoor boots known for their "made in America" craftsmanship, White's Boots, has been sold to LaCrosse Footwear of Portland.

U.S. stock indexes were mostly higher in midday trading Wednesday as investors weighed positive earnings in the technology sector against disappointing news out of aircraft giant Boeing and other companies. Biotechnology stocks were among the biggest gainers.

Denver Broncos owner Pat Bowlen is giving up control of the team because of Alzheimer's disease.

Air France and Germany's two largest airlines on Wednesday canceled more flights to Tel Aviv because of ongoing safety concerns amid the fighting between Israel and Hamas.

Delta Air Lines Inc. said Wednesday that second-quarter earnings rose 17 percent, topping analysts' expectations, as passengers flew more miles at higher average fares and fuel spending declined.

Increased production of passenger jets helped push up Boeing's profit by 52 percent in the second quarter, topping Wall Street's expectations.

Dow Chemical's second-quarter net income slid 62 percent as the prior-year period benefited from a $2.16 billion payment related to a scrapped joint venture.



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