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*Dollarisation spreads as Syria pound loses purchasing power. AMMAN, June 19- Since the latest nosedive in the Syrian currency, Damascus shopkeeper Aboud Katebee can no longer put price stickers on the imported chocolate bars he sells in the middle class Jaramana neighbourhood.
MONTGOMERY, Ala.-- Alabama's Department of Revenue determined the state's new private school tax credits don't apply to students who are already in private schools, even if they live in zones where failing public schools operate. "The language in the legislation clearly states a student needs to transfer," state Revenue Commissioner Julie Magee said Tuesday.
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*Boeing increased 737 production rates 60 percent. Ray Conner, CEO of Boeing's commercial airplane division, asked at the Paris Air Show on Monday. Relatively low production- Boeing and Airbus produce about 1,200 jets a year- often does not justify the big investments required.
Oramed Pharmaceuticals Inc. fell 14.9 percent to $7.31. Medivation Inc. fell 9.3 percent to $46.15. United Security Bancshares Inc., Alabama fell 8.5 percent to $9.13.
Rejecting an Arizona law, the Supreme Court says states can't require people to prove they are U.S. citizens before using a federal system designed to make registering easier.
NEW YORK, June 14- Stock investors eager to hear from the Federal Reserve about its plans for continuing economic stimulus may get some soothing words from the U.S. central bank next week.
BIRMINGHAM, Ala.-- Coal miner Walter Energy Inc., said Friday it will not proceed with moves announced last week to refinance some of its debt. After the markets closed, Walter Energy said that it does not have any material debt principal payments due until 2015 and has no additional funding needs right now.
DETROIT, June 14- Detroit's creditors will begin to learn on Friday morning what they can recover without driving the financially troubled city into bankruptcy when the city's emergency manager unveils his restructuring plan.
DAUPHIN ISLAND, Ala.-- Shrimp season is open along the Alabama coast, but some waters remain off limits because the cool, wet spring made shrimp grow slower than normal. More than a dozen boats pulled nets Wednesday in the waters off Dauphin Island and in lower Mobile Bay. "We have only opened a portion of our waters, but the abundance in Mobile Bay should be very good.
EUFAULA, Ala.-- An Alabama- based company has issued a recall for about 1,800 pounds of beef jerky, saying the products are misbranded and don't include information about an allergen.
PHILADELPHIA-- Atlas Resource Partners is acquiring about 466 billion cubic worth of proven natural gas reserves for $733 million. Atlas Resource now expects its full year 2014 distribution to its unit holders of at least $2.60 per unit, up about 27 percent from its current annualized distribution of $2.04.
Home to one of the headquarters of Chinese-owned personal computer maker Lenovo Group Ltd, North Carolina is fighting hard to draw computer component and software companies, machinery makers and pharmaceutical firms from China.
WASHINGTON, June 7- The U.S. Senate plunged into the contentious issue of overhauling America's immigration rules on Friday, with a vote expected by the end of June on legislation that could define President Barack Obama's final years in office.
WASHINGTON, June 7- The U.S. Senate on Friday plunged into a spirited debate on overhauling the country's immigration rules, with a verdict likely by the end of June on legislation that could define President Barack Obama's final years in office.
MIAMI, June 6- Tropical Storm Andrea pelted Florida's northern Gulf Coast on Thursday and was forecast to drench much of the U.S. Southeast as it cuts across Georgia and up the Atlantic coast, the National Hurricane Center said.
WASHINGTON, June 5- A bipartisan group of senators on Wednesday introduced legislation to give the United States new tools to fight currency manipulation, an effort aimed mainly at China, just days before President Barack Obama and Chinese President Xi Jinping will meet for an informal retreat.
WASHINGTON, June 5- Two leading Republican senators on Wednesday unveiled proposals requiring much tighter security on the U.S.- Mexico border before undocumented immigrants could gain legal status under the broad immigration bill the Senate is considering.
BIRMINGHAM, Ala., June 5- Alabama's bankrupt Jefferson County aims to sell $1.89 billion of municipal debt in late 2013 as part of a bankruptcy-exit plan that will hand historic losses to Wall Street banks and other investors, a lawyer for the county said on Wednesday.
BOSTON, June 5- Eleven robots faced off in a Massachusetts field on Wednesday, showing off their ability to independently track down objects in a hunt for $1.5 million in prize money at a NASA- sponsored contest aimed at speeding technological development.