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  • March 24- Southwest Airlines Co will more than double its flights from Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport this year with new nonstop routes to cities including Akron- Canton, Ohio; Indianapolis and Dallas Love Field, it said on Monday.

  • March 20- Sinclair Broadcast Group proposed on Thursday to sell some Allbritton TV stations it agreed to acquire in a deal last July to meet requirements of broadcasting regulators about companies sharing advertising and sales staff across competing stations.

  • March 20- Johnson& Johnson on Thursday won a reversal by the Arkansas Supreme Court of a $1.2 billion judgment imposed after a jury concluded that the drugmaker improperly marketed its anti-psychotic drug Risperdal and concealed its risks.

  • MUNICH, March 19- German luxury carmaker BMW is looking at raising production capacity at its plant in the United States and releasing 12 new models as it chases record sales and a rise in pretax profit of up to 10 percent this year.

  • *BMW sees significant rise in pretax profit in 2014. *BMW sees record sales in 2014 of more than 2 mln cars. MUNICH, March 19- German luxury carmaker BMW is looking at raising production capacity at its plant in the United States and releasing 12 new models as it chases record car sales and a rise in pretax profit in 2014, it said on Wednesday.

  • *83 senators say Iran has no right to enrich uranium. WASHINGTON, March 18- As talks on a nuclear deal for Iran resumed in Vienna Tuesday, a wide majority of U.S. senators urged President Barack Obama to insist that any final agreement state that Iran "has no inherent right to enrichment under the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty."

  • Labor Secretary Tom Perez offered details this week about the Obama administration's push to revise overtime pay regulations, confirming the Labor Department may close a "loophole" in the test used to determine which workers are managers.

  • WASHINGTON, March 18- A majority of U.S. senators on Tuesday urged President Barack Obama to insist a final agreement on Iran's nuclear program contains a measure to prevent Tehran from ever having a path to nuclear weapons, as talks on the deal resumed in Vienna.

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  • March 7- More than 420,000 homes and businesses remained without power in North Carolina and South Carolina on Friday evening due to a winter ice storm with high winds that brought down trees and power lines.

  • But booming sales of aircraft, far from being a bonanza for suppliers, are spurring brutal competition between Airbus Group NV and Boeing Co, which are demanding better deals from the companies that make billions of parts the factories need.

  • NORTH CHARLESTON, South Carolina, Feb 19- A plan by Japan's Toray Industries Inc to build a $1 billion carbon fiber manufacturing plant in South Carolina is among the "proactive efforts" to support Boeing Co's drive to ramp up its production of 787 Dreamliners, Boeing said on Wednesday.

  • *Expects 2014 adjusted EPS of $4.45- $4.60 vs est $4.32. *4th- quarter EPS 97 cents vs 62 cents last year. Regulators in North Carolina, South Carolina and Florida approved the company's request to raise utility rates from September and October.

  • *Sees 2014 adjusted EPS of $4.45- $4.60 vs est $4.32. *4th- quarter EPS 97 cents vs 62 cents last year. The fourth quarter was also helped by cost savings from Duke's $18- billion buyout of rival Progress Energy in July 2012, which created the largest U.S. power company with a market value of about $50 billion.

  • But he said it is a "fair criticism" that Boeing needs to do more to help suppliers on engineering and process improvement that will provide better prices. He said about one-third of Boeing's suppliers are involved in the company's "partnering for success" program, under which they work together to reduce costs and share the benefits.

  • NEW YORK, Feb 4- " House of Cards," the Emmy Award-winning, online-only political drama starring Kevin Spacey and Robin Wright, will get a third season on Netflix,, the series' producer said on Tuesday.

  • The White House called Reid's office shortly after his comments to voice displeasure, a top Democratic party aide said. But the aide said the White House did not try to get Reid to shift his position.

  • NEW YORK, Jan 30- The arctic cold sweeping across the United States has caused rare winter power interruptions for U.S. spinning mills in North and South Carolina, including Frontier Spinning Mills, the second-largest yarn producer in the United States.

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 30- The decision whether to eliminate a 40- year-old ban on most U.S. crude oil exports should hinge on whether it would lead to higher domestic retail gasoline prices, Ron Wyden, chairman of the Senate Energy Committee, said on Thursday.

  • LONDON, Jan 27- In the event of a mass-casualty accident involving the derailment of a crude-carrying train in a densely populated urban area, who would be responsible for the compensation for deaths, injuries, damage to property and environmental clean up?