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Boeing aviation forecast sets scene for crowded skies

WASHINGTON, June 11 (UPI) — Earth’s airspace is set to have twice as many airliners flying as now, and that’s just the civilian airplane traffic forecast to grow in the…

Grant for Ottumwa to support 120 new jobs

AMES, Iowa – June 11, 2013 – Today, the Iowa Transportation Commission approved a Revitalize Iowa’s Sound Economy (RISE) Immediate Opportunity grant application submitted by the city of Ottumwa. Up…

Warren Buffett lunch auction winner pays $1,000,100

SAN FRANCISCO, June 9 (UPI) — The annual eBay auction for a private lunch with Berkshire Hathaway Chairman Warren Buffett ended with a winning bid of $1,000,100, officials said. Proceeds…

Pioneers in substance abuse treatment discuss working together

MINNEAPOLIS, June 8 (UPI) — Minnesota’s Hazelden Foundation and California’s Betty Ford Center confirm they are discussing a “formal alliance” in response to the Affordable Care Act. Once implemented in…

Consumer credit debt rises in April

WASHINGTON, June 8 (UPI) — Consumer credit in April rebounded as U.S. consumers raised their debt by a seasonally adjusted $11.1 billion to $2.820 trillion, the Federal Reserve said. The…

Dunkin’, Entenmann’s celebrate National Doughnut Day

CANTON, Mass., June 7 (UPI) — U.S. doughnut shops are offering free goodies Friday to celebrate National Doughnut Day, with Dunkin’ Donuts offering free doughnuts with beverage purchases. Dunkin’ Donuts,…

U.S. stocks enjoy brisk trading on U.S. jobs report

NEW YORK, June 7 (UPI) — U.S. stocks rallied Friday on the U.S. jobs report, as the Dow Jones industrial average added nearly 208 points for its best trading day…

Analyst says Apple may debut low-cost iPhone in range of colors

NEW YORK, June 6 (UPI) — An iPhone costing less than current models could be offered in a choice of five colors and may make its debut ahead of the…

One North Iowa Business selected to Continue in John Pappajohn Iowa Business Plan Competition

The first round of the John Pappajohn Iowa Business Plan Competition is complete. The judges reviewed and scored all entries and 16 have been selected to continue to the second…

Stocks slide in New York on jobs report

NEW YORK, June 5 (UPI) — U.S. stocks retreated Wednesday after a disappointing jobs report had some traders wondering if the run-up since November has gone too far. Payroll firm…

U.S. backs 520 megawatts of new clean energy

WASHINGTON, June 4 (UPI) — Three renewable energy projects planned for western U.S. states would deliver enough power to meet the needs of 200,000 homes, the interior secretary said. Interior…

Dow retreats — on a Tuesday

NEW YORK, June 4 (UPI) — The Dow Jones industrial average dropped points Tuesday putting an end to what was one of the oddest records in the history of the…

Yahoo shuts down Mail Classic, requires users to upgrade

SUNNYVALE, Calif., June 3 (UPI) — Yahoo says it is ending Mail Classic, requiring all users to switch to the new version of Mail and accept an update to its…

Google: No facial recognition capabilities for Google Glass

Google: No facial recognition capabilities for Google Glass

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., June 3 (UPI) — Google says it will not allow facial recognition capabilities on its Glass wearable computer until there are strong privacy protections in place. “We’ve…

Researchers describe hacking iOS devices with malicious charger

ATLANTA, June 3 (UPI) — U.S. researchers say an innocent-looking phone charger could invisibly install malware on an iPhone or other devices running the latest version of Apple’s iOS. Three…

Non-bank firms about to get tagged by regulators

WASHINGTON, June 1 (UPI) — A panel in Washington is on the verge of tagging three non-bank companies as systemically important to the economy, a market financial reform advocate said.…

Ban Ki-moon urges economic development in Africa

TOKYO, June 2 (UPI) — U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said Saturday Africa is “on the rise” and urged economic development on the continent. Ban, delivering the keynote address at the…

China’s manufacturing index shows slight growth

BEIJING, June 1 (UPI) — A closely watched barometer of manufacturing activity in China rose slightly in May, showing the goods-producing sector is still growing, albeit slowly. The Purchasing Managers…

Starbucks bans smoking within 25 feet of its stores

SEATTLE, June 1 (UPI) — U.S. coffee shop chain Starbucks said it was banning smoking within 25 feet of its stores, effectively including its outdoor seating areas. AdWeek reported the…

Bond market shifting: Is this good or bad?

NEW YORK, May 31 (UPI) — Rising interest rates on home loans could be a sign of a U.S. bond market bubble bursting, some analysts on Wall Street are saying.…