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  • July 7- United Airlines said on Monday it plans to outsource more than 630 jobs at 12 U.S. airports in a cost-saving move. United Airlines would shift these jobs from its payroll and hire other companies to provide the employees, under the outsourcing plan.

  • United shifting jobs at 12 airports to cut costs Monday, 7 Jul 2014 | 4:37 PM ET

    DALLAS— United Airlines is outsourcing more than 600 jobs at 12 airports around the country to cut costs while adding jobs at other airports.

  • MIAMI, July 7- Arbitration to decide who will bear the Panama Canal expansion project's $1.6 billion cost overrun, a dispute that temporarily halted work earlier this year, will begin in closed-door sessions in Miami later this month, according to lawyers arguing the matter.

  • CARACAS, July 7- Delta Air Lines will run only one flight a week to Venezuela instead of one a day because of difficulties repatriating revenue through the country's exchange controls, the company said on Monday.

  • Delta Air Lines cutting back flights to Venezuela Monday, 7 Jul 2014 | 12:35 PM ET

    CARACAS, Venezuela— Delta Air Lines drastically reduced service to Venezuela on Monday in a dispute with the government over revenue trapped in the South American country. The International Air Transport Association says Venezuela has prevented the repatriation of $4 billion in airline money because of currency control problems.

  • July 7- The non-life catastrophe bond market issued record volumes during the second quarter, Willis Capital Markets& Advisory said, adding that it expects full-year issuance to be between $8 billion and $9 billion.

  • NEW YORK, July 7- Martha Nurenberg knew her 86- year-old father, Paul, had a problem when he was almost taken. "We realized that he couldn't keep the financial records anymore," says Nurenberg, who runs the AARP's employee volunteer program in Washington, D.C. But neither she nor her three siblings lived anywhere near their dad's facility in Middlesex, New York.

  • Backlash stirs in US against foreign worker visas Sunday, 6 Jul 2014 | 11:21 AM ET
    Workers use remote controls to check 32-inch television sets before they are repackaged at Element Electronics in Winnsboro, South Carolina May 29, 2014.

    There is growing pushback from Americans who argue the visa program has been hijacked by staffing companies that import cheaper, lower-level workers.

  • Backlash stirs in US against foreign worker visas Sunday, 6 Jul 2014 | 9:52 AM ET

    Kelly Parker was thrilled when she landed her dream job in 2012 providing tech support for Harley-Davidson's Tomahawk, Wisconsin, plants. Now she has joined a federal lawsuit alleging the global staffing firm that ran Harley-Davidson's tech support discriminated against American workers— in part by replacing them with temporary workers from South Asia.

  • Democrats' Florida push calls for US shift on Cuba Saturday, 5 Jul 2014 | 8:53 AM ET

    MIAMI— When Charlie Crist went to Miami's Little Havana recently, the Democratic candidate for governor stood before a crowd and said what few politicians have in decades of scrounging for votes in the Cuban-American neighborhood: End the U.S. trade embargo against Cuba.

  • New York considers releasing oil train details Friday, 4 Jul 2014 | 1:48 PM ET

    The Associated Press and eight environmental groups filed Freedom of Information Law requests with the state Office of Emergency Management this week, arguing that it's in the public interest for communities to know more about the shipments in light of at least eight major accidents during the last year, including one that killed 47 people in Quebec a year ago.

  • *California is one of the biggest markets in U.S. for Honda. *Move comes after Honda learned of air bag incident in California. "While this case does not match the areas that NHTSA has determined, Honda is adding California into the areas in which it is conducting a regional recall in order to investigate the cause," the Honda spokeswoman said.

  • For-profit college to sell most campuses Friday, 4 Jul 2014 | 12:46 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— The troubled for-profit education company Corinthian Colleges Inc. and the Education Department reached an agreement late Thursday that has 85 all of the company's 100- plus campuses going up for sale, and 12 others closing. Corinthian owns Everest College, Heald College and WyoTech schools.

  • US military grounds F-35 jets during fire probe Thursday, 3 Jul 2014 | 10:52 PM ET

    WASHINGTON— U.S. military officials have grounded all F-35s while continuing to investigate a runway fire involving one of the fighter jets at Eglin Air Force Base in Florida.

  • The Pentagon's F-35 program office, Air Force and Navy issued directives on Thursday ordering the suspension of all F-35 flights after a June 23 fire on an Air Force F-35A jet at Eglin Air Force Base in Florida, according to statements by the Pentagon and the F-35 program office.

  • The Pentagon's F-35 program office, Air Force and Navy issued directives on Thursday ordering the suspension of all F-35 flights after a June 23 fire on an Air Force F-35A jet at a Florida air base, according to statements by the Pentagon and the F-35 program office.

  • Money market fund assets rise $13.09 billion Thursday, 3 Jul 2014 | 3:29 PM ET

    Total U.S. money market mutual fund assets rose $13.09 billion to $2.57 trillion for the week that ended Wednesday, according to the Investment Company Institute. Assets in the nation's retail money market mutual funds rose $280 million to $892.86 billion, the Washington- based mutual fund trade group said Thursday.

  • 5 things to know about captive marine mammals Thursday, 3 Jul 2014 | 12:30 PM ET

    But an Associated Press analysis of federal data shows annual survival rates for some of the most common marine mammals at SeaWorld' s three parks— including killer whales— are near the top of all U.S. parks and aquariums.

  • About the marine mammal calculations Thursday, 3 Jul 2014 | 12:21 PM ET

    ORLANDO, Fla.— The Associated Press calculated annual survival rates and life expectancy averages for four species of marine mammals at more than 170 parks and aquariums in the United States. The species— killer whales, bottlenose dolphins, California sea lions and beluga whales— are among the most popular marine mammals kept in captivity at U.S facilities.

  • Some SeaWorld mammals survive longer in captivity Thursday, 3 Jul 2014 | 12:11 PM ET

    But annual survival rates for some of the most common marine mammals— including killer whales— at SeaWorld' s three parks are near the top of all U.S. parks and aquariums, an analysis of five decades of federal data by The Associated Press showed.