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In international flight, volatile conflicts abound

Today at 7 a.m.

— In Libya, militias armed with shoulder-launched missiles are battling for control of the country's main airport. In Africa, the entire Sahel region is awash with weapons that include portable air defense systems leftover from the ouster of Moammar Gadhafi.

  • AP source: Thieves got into 1K StubHub accounts

    Cyber thieves got into more than 1,000 StubHub customers' accounts and fraudulently bought tickets for events through the online ticket reseller, a law enforcement official and the company said.

  • Detroit Land Bank's occupied homes pose challenge

    The Detroit Land Bank Authority hopes to come up with a plan later this year on how to deal with homes it is trying to sell that are occupied, officials said.

  • Lawmaker suggests revamping film incentive cap

    A state legislator says New Mexico should consider lifting a cap on film production tax incentives.

  • Ultra high definition TVs boost LG Display profit

    LG Display Co. said profit for the April-June quarter more than doubled as a stronger won reduced the value of its foreign debt and the World Cup boosted demand for ultra-high-definition TVs.

  • SEC poised to end $1 a share for some money funds

    Regulators are expected to vote Wednesday to end a longtime staple of the investment industry — the fixed $1 share price for money-market mutual funds — at least for some money funds used by big investors.

  • Oil stays above $102 amid Gaza peace efforts

    The price of oil inched further above $102 a barrel Wednesday amid a new push for a cease-fire between Israel and Palestine and after Europe imposed additional sanctions on Russia that fell short of a heavy hit.

  • American Eagle coming to Hattiesburg airport

    New commercial air service is expected to start at Hattiesburg-Laurel Regional Airport in November.

  • Steel shipments feed shipping boom in NW Indiana

    Steel shipments are feeding a 40 percent increase in shipping at Indiana's main port on Lake Michigan so far this year.

  • Daimler revenue up; profit drops after 1-time gain

    Automaker Daimler AG reported a 6 percent increase in second-quarter revenue and confirmed its full-year targets on Wednesday as new models and cost-cutting efforts helped its performance, though net profit declined sharply after a big one-time gain last year.

  • Whirlpool 2Q profit falls 9.6 percent

    Whirlpool Corp. (WHR) on Wednesday reported net income that declined by 9.6 percent in its second quarter, and missed analysts' expectations.

  • Norfolk Southern reports 2Q earnings Wednesday

    Norfolk Southern railroad will release its second-quarter earnings report Wednesday morning.

  • Judges in health care rulings vote party line

    In rapid succession, six federal judges on two appeals courts weighed in on a key component of President Barack Obama's health care law. Their votes lined up precisely with the party of the president who appointed them.

  • Review: Amazon Fire offers new ways to use phones

    What I find fascinating about Amazon's Fire phone isn't the gizmos such as the 3-D imagery or the camera scanner that helps you get more information about products.

  • Shipwrecked Concordia making final voyage off isle

    The Costa Concordia cruise liner began its final voyage Wednesday, slowly being towed away from the tiny Italian island where it capsized more than two years ago, killing 32 people.

  • Lowcountry groups hold another homeowner workshop

    Following a strong turnout last month, several nonprofit groups are holding another Lowcountry workshop for homeowners in danger of defaulting on their mortgages or worried they may fall behind on their payments.

  • North Dakota oil supply plant fire extinguished

    A massive blaze that shot fireballs into the sky at an oil supply and logistics company in a western North Dakota oil patch hub has been extinguished, according to the town's fire department.

  • Bank of England: rates to rise only gradually

    Bank of England policymakers are signaling that interest rates are likely to go up only gradually — though debate on the matter seems to be getting hotter.

  • Spanish economic growth seen gathering pace in Q2

    The Bank of Spain says the country's economy continues to show signs of recovery, growing by 0.5 percent in the second quarter compared with the previous three months.

  • Agents get subsidized 'Obamacare' using fake IDs

    Undercover investigators using fake identities were able to secure taxpayer-subsidized health insurance under President Barack Obama's health care law.

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