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Russian execs fear lasting damage from plane crash

Having for months dismissed Western sanctions on Russia as toothless, business leaders here are now afraid that the downing of the Malaysian jetliner will bring about an international isolation that will cause serious and lasting economic damage.

House votes to boost child tax credit for some

More families with higher incomes could claim the popular child tax credit under a bill that won approval Friday in the House. But in a dispute that divides Republicans and Democrats, millions of the poorest low-income families would still lose the credit in 2018, when enhancements championed by President Barack Obama are set to expire.

House and Senate chairs resume talks on VA

A day after offering competing plans to improve veterans' health care, the chairmen of the House and Senate Veterans Affairs committees are again attempting to find a compromise.

Towering worry: Small holes cause big jitters

For the developers of the world's sixth tallest building near Seoul, a mysteriously shrinking lake and the appearance of small sinkholes in residential neighborhoods couldn't have come at a more inopportune time.

Short supply of beef and pork sends prices soaring

The price of beef and veal shot up more than 10 percent from June 2013 to June 2014, according to the most recent Consumer Price Index. Pork prices rose by 12 percent.

Comic-Con gets first look at 'Mockingjay' trailer

The trailer for the next film in the popular "Hunger Games" series is making its premiere at Comic-Con.

Boone has lowest June county jobless rate in Ky.

The state says Boone County had the lowest unemployment rate among Kentucky's 120 counties in June.

Air Canada plane told to circle Tel Aviv airport

An Air Canada flight had to circle Tel Aviv's airport for 10 minutes after air traffic control said the conditions needed to be confirmed as safe for landing.

Child tax credit: Who gets it?

The House passed a bill Friday that would gradually increase the child tax credit and make it available to higher income parents. However, the bill lets expire a provision that makes the credit available to millions of low-income families.

Japan inflation eases in June under tax hike blow

Japan's inflation rate eased slightly in June as a sales tax hike stunted demand, the government reported Friday.

US agency probes Hyundai Sonata air bag problem

U.S. safety regulators are investigating whether an electrical problem can knock out the air bags on some older Hyundai Sonatas.

Business events scheduled for the coming month

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Keeneland postpones instant racing plan

A Keeneland official says the race track doesn't want construction under way when next year's Breeders' Cup is held there and is putting off plans to build a facility for instant racing.

Moody's 2Q profit up, lifts 2014 revenue outlook

Moody's second-quarter net income increased by 42 percent as revenue improved at both of its divisions.

Ferry owner backs Detroit River bridge

In the shadow of the mighty Ambassador Bridge, Gregg Ward operates the little ferry that could.

Designer: Bay Bridge bolts don't need replacing

The chief designer of the new, $6.4 billion eastern span of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge says more than 2,000 bolts and rods on the span that have been called into question are safe and can remain in place, a newspaper reported.

Some resident to get insurance rebates

Nearly 20,000 Maine customers of health insurer Aetna are getting premium rebates because a provision in the Affordable Care Act limits what insurance companies can spend on administrative costs.

BC-Noon Oil

The spot month contract for light sweet crude was $101.66 per barrel at 12 p.m. Friday on the New York Mercantile Exchange.

Board told premium subsidies unaffected by ruling

New Mexicans will continue to qualify for subsidies if they buy medical insurance from a government online marketplace, a state insurance exchange official said Friday.

Historic Civil War battle sites have a mobile app

This week marks the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Atlanta, one of the key conflicts of the Civil War, and researchers at Emory University's Center for Digital Scholarship have released a mobile app for the tour.

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