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Appeals court upholds labels on meat packages

A federal appeals court on Tuesday upheld new government rules requiring labels on packaged steaks, ribs and other cuts of meat to say where the animals were born, raised and slaughtered.

Urban Air Trampoline Park to open in former Pure Entertainment space on west side

WICHITA — On the heels of Get Air Wichita opening downtown in April, Wichita is about to get its second indoor trampoline park.

Madrigal & Welch names Jeff Engel president

Madrigal & Welch Insurance has promoted Jeff Engel to president.

USDA says Kansas’ fall crops faring well so far

The condition of Kansas’ main fall crops remains strong, even as the state baked under hot conditions, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

Aviation Design Challenge for high school students in third year

The General Aviation Manufacturers Association is hosting its third annual Aviation Design Challenge for high school students.

Japanese airline takes delivery of its first 787-9 Dreamliner

Japan’s All Nippon Airways has taken delivery of its first Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner, which makes it the first airline to operate both the 787-8 and 787-9 variants of the Dreamliner.

Asian markets drift after US Fed stays course

Asian stock markets were uninspired by an upbeat report on the U.S. economy, with most drifting lower Thursday after the U.S. Federal Reserve said it would make further cuts to its monetary stimulus as expected.

4 workers injured in Kansas oil refinery fire

Four workers at an oil refinery in southeast Kansas were burned Tuesday in an early morning fire, the Texas company said.

Aetna 2Q profit rises 2.4 percent

Aetna's second-quarter profit climbed more than 2 percent, as gains from an acquisition helped the health insurer top expectations and raise its 2014 earnings forecast again.

Correction: Debt Study story

In a story July 29 about consumer debt reported to collection agencies, The Associated Press erroneously indicated that 80 percent of Americans have no debt on file. The study released Tuesday by the Urban Institute found that 20 percent of Americans with credit records have no debt on file.

Senate passes highway bill, sends it back to House

The Senate voted Tuesday to keep federal highway money flowing to the states into December but only after rejecting the House's reliance on what lawmakers called a funding "gimmick" and moving to force a post-election debate on whether to raise gasoline taxes.

Rule aims to help clear air around Grand Canyon

The largest coal-fired power plant in the West will produce one-third less energy by 2020 and could close in 2044 under a proposal that the federal government adopted to cut haze-causing emissions of nitrogen oxide at places like the Grand Canyon.

Firefly Yoga Studio to go on the road; Satya Moon Yoga to open in its place

WICHITA — Firefly Yoga Studio owner Nickki Head is taking her business on the road.

FAA proposes to fine Southwest Airlines $12M

The Federal Aviation Administration said Monday it is proposing a $12 million civil fine against Southwest Airlines for failing to comply with safety regulations related to repairs on Boeing 737 jetliners.

Equity pays off acquired bank’s TARP funds

The holding company of Equity Bank said Monday it has repaid Troubled Asset Relief Program money it acquired along with its acquisition of an Overland Park bank and holding company two years ago.

Central Star to merge with Garden City credit union

Central Star Credit Union said Monday its board has approved a merger with a larger, Garden City-based credit union.

Whole Foods to open Wichita store Sept. 3

Whole Foods Market says it will open its Wichita store Sept. 3.

Textron among local exhibitors at Oshkosh air show

Scores of Wichitans are at AirVenture in Oshkosh, Wis., this week for the world’s largest general aviation fly-in and convention.

Nectar of the Gods Vape Shop to open in Sweetbriar at 21st and Amidon

WICHITA — Before he decided to open his own electronic cigarette shop, David Ford tried to count how many there already are in Wichita.

Cap Fed sees net income rise

The holding company of Capitol Federal Savings said Monday its net income for the first nine months of fiscal year 2014 increased nearly 8 percent from a year ago.

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