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*Carrier orders 60 jets from Embraer, 30 from Bombardier. *Embraer sees 2014 as "good year" for commercial jet sales. Dec 12- American Airlines Group Inc said on Thursday it ordered 90 regional jets from Embraer SA and Bombardier Inc in deals worth about $4 billion at list prices as it upgrades to a more efficient fleet to lower operating costs.
WASHINGTON-- Working-age military retirees would see fewer dollars in their federal pensions and the Pentagon would get some long-sought stability in spending under Congress' budget deal.
Dec 11- Boeing's Seattle- area machinists union made a preliminary proposal for a contract that would allow the new 777 X jetliner to be built in Washington state, where the current 777 is built.
RICHMOND, Va.-- Five projects in Virginia are sharing more than $2 million in industrial revitalization grants. The money comes from the Industrial Revitalization Fund program. Those receiving funding include projects in Martinsville, Hopewell, Wise County, St. Paul and Clifton Forge.
Tom Corbett said Tuesday he hopes the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency ensures that other states abide by the same standards that Pennsylvania has. The petition is aimed at Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, North Carolina, Ohio, Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia.
Somewhere out there _ the best guess would be in Alabama _ there are 14 anxious gamblers with more than just school pride riding on Auburn winning the national championship.
In an open letter on Tuesday to Boeing Chief Executive Jim McNerney and Boeing Commercial Airplanes Chief Executive Ray Conner, the state's two senators and 10 representatives emphasized the congressional support that would come with putting the jet factory in their state.
RICHMOND, Va.-- A newly formed Harrisonburg company is planning to reopen a former Pilgrim's Pride poultry processing facility, creating the equivalent of 102 full-time jobs. Bob McDonnell said Monday that Shenandoah Processing will invest more than $2.2 million in the project.
From 2 to 8 inches of snow was forecast to fall from northern Virginia, across Maryland, Pennsylvania, Delaware and into southern New England, Brian Korty, meteorologist with the National Weather Service said in a forecast. Federal government offices in the Washington, D.C., area were shut on Tuesday, according to the Office of Personnel Management said.
As much as 5 inches of snow were forecast for Monday night into Tuesday for an area stretching from Virginia into New York, the National Weather Service said. "I don't think things are going to warm up anytime soon," said Bruce Sullivan, National Weather Service meteorologist.
Northern Maryland received 7 to 10 inches of snow over the weekend, while central and eastern Pennsylvania got 4 to 10 inches, and parts of New York received up to 10 inches through Monday morning, according to the weather service.
They want the EPA to force nine states- Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, North Carolina, Ohio, Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia- to regulate the emissions that cross into their borders through prevailing winds and contribute to higher ozone levels to the north and east of the upwind states.
Dec 9- A massive winter storm that drove parts of the southern United States into a deep freeze over the weekend kept a tight grip on the region on Monday while bitter temperatures, snow and ice spread through the East Coast.
They want the EPA to force nine "upwind" states- Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, North Carolina, Ohio, Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia- to regulate the emissions that cross into their borders through prevailing winds and contribute raising ozone levels to the north and east of them.
Dec 9- NII Holdings Inc, which provides telecom services under the Nextel brand in Latin America, said it would cut more than 1,400 jobs in its market operations and over 25 percent of the workforce at its Virginia headquarters. NII, which operates in Mexico, Brazil, Argentina and Chile, had about 16,100 employees as of December 2012.
Dec 9- NII Holdings Inc, which provides telecom services under the Nextel brand in Latin America, said it would cut more than 1,400 jobs in its market operations and over 25 percent of its workforce at its Virginia headquarters.
Marching north, it was expected to pummel the East Coast with snow, sleet, and freezing rain from Baltimore to north of Portland, Maine, according to the National Weather Service. The Delaware Memorial Bridge, which links Delaware with New Jersey, was closed briefly "due to ice and multiple accidents," according to the bridge's official Twitter account.
*Nonfarm payrolls seen rising 180,000 in November. WASHINGTON, Dec 6- U.S. employers likely maintained a strong pace of hiring in November, but probably not strong enough for the Federal Reserve to start reducing the amount of money it is pumping into economy.
WASHINGTON, Dec 5- The U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday approved a bill aimed at reining in "patent trolls," companies that buy or license patents from others, then extract licensing fees or file infringement lawsuits viewed by many as frivolous.
The FCC will auction the so-called H Block frequencies in the first opportunity the regulator has offered companies to acquire ownership of new airwaves since 2008..