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Oct 3- American Airlines and its pilots union resumed contract talks Wednesday, but other problems continued to beset the bankrupt airline. "I will never ride on American Airlines ever again," said Tony Palm, who was stranded when a connecting flight on American from Chicago to New York's LaGuardia airport was cancelled last month.
WASHINGTON, Oct 3- Ads for President Barack Obama's reelection campaign dominated TV airwaves in key states in September, despite Republican challenger Mitt Romney's powerful "Super PAC" backers, according to an academic analysis released on Wednesday.
WASHINGTON, Oct 3- It's a sad, sticky and increasingly common situation: An elderly relative insists on managing his money, but you suspect he's losing his ability to handle that. Roughly 14 percent of people over 71 have some level of dementia, according to the National Institutes of Health.
RICHMOND, Va.-- Virginia wheat and barley production is down this year, while oat production is up. The Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services reports that wheat producers averaged 65 bushels per acre this year, down from last year's yield of 71 bushels an acre.
INDIANAPOLIS-- Campaign cash from outside political groups is flooding into conservative states with close Senate races like Indiana, Arizona and Montana, where residents are more accustomed to local news promos between football games than the relentless, often snarky attack ads.
MINNEAPOLIS-- The Minnesota Orchestra was called the world's greatest not long ago, welcome recognition for musicians based outside a top cultural center. In Minneapolis, the Minnesota Orchestra has already cancelled concerts through Nov. 25 as negotiators argue over a proposal to trim the performers' average salary by $46,000 a year.
Republican challenger Mitt Romney has pulled even with President Obama in the critical swing state of Florida, a new NBC News/Wall Street Journal/Marist poll has found.
_ ALASKA: Governor's proposed oil tax cuts failed to gain approval. _ FLORIDA: Oil production taxes reduced to offset technological costs of extraction. _ IDAHO: Replaced an existing oil tax with a 2.5 percent conservation tax on the market value of all oil and gas produced.
Oct 2- American Airlines pilots this week are expected to authorize their union to call a strike, but the union says it may decide to keep the vote secret for now.
Oct 2- American Airline pilots this week are expected to authorize their union to call a strike, but the union says it may decide to keep the vote secret for now.
MINNEAPOLIS-- The Minnesota Orchestra was called the world's greatest not long ago, welcome recognition for musicians outside a top cultural center. In Minneapolis, the Minnesota Orchestra has already cancelled concerts through Nov. 25 as negotiators argue over a proposal to trim the average musicians' salary by $46,000 a year.
WASHINGTON, Oct 2- Abbott Laboratories Inc. must pay $700 million in fines and other costs for illegal marketing of its drug Depakote, in line with a p reviously announced settlement, the U.S. Justice Department said on Tuesday.
HERNDON, Va.-- Volkswagen of America Inc. said Tuesday that U.S. auto sales in September rose 34.4 percent, its best showing for that month since 1972, largely on strong sales of its Passat sedans. BY THE NUMBERS: VW sold 36,339 vehicles last month, compared with 27,036 in September 2011.
Oct 2- In a widely expected show of force, Boeing Co's engineers and technical workers rejected a pay offer late Monday, setting the stage for talks to resume Tuesday for labor agreements covering 23,000 workers.
Oct 2- Boeing Co's engineers and technical workers rejected a pay offer late Monday in a widely expected show of force, setting the stage for talks to resume on Tuesday for labor agreements covering 23,000 workers.
ABINGDON, Va.-- A federal court in Virginia has approved a $1.5 billion settlement of a case involving Abbott Laboratories' promotion of the anti-seizure drug Depakote.
MCLEAN, Va.-- Gladstone Investment Corp. said Tuesday that it reached a deal to sell 4 million shares of its common stock in a public offering for $7.50 per share. Gladstone also granted the offerings' underwriter, Jefferies& Co., a 30- day option to buy 600,000 more shares at the same terms. In morning trading, its shares fell 50 cents, or 6.4 percent, to $7.30.
Oct 2- Fitch Ratings has affirmed Navy Mutual Aid Association's Insurer Financial Strength rating at' A+'. The Rating Outlook is Stable. NMAA's IFS rating and Stable Outlook reflect the association's strong capital levels, high-quality and liquid investment portfolio, conservative financial profile, and moderate top-line growth.