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  • PHILADELPHIA— A Southwest Airlines jet blew an engine at 32,000 feet and got hit by shrapnel that smashed a window, setting off a desperate scramble by passengers to save a woman from getting sucked out. The pilot of the plane, a twin-engine Boeing 737 bound from New York to Dallas with 149 people aboard, took it into a rapid descent and made an emergency landing in...

  • The CBS program "60 Minutes" reported that Allegiant experienced more than 100 serious mechanical incidents on flights between January 2016 and October 2017. "The number of inflight incidents that Allegiant has had speaks volumes, it is simply unacceptable," Alan Price, a former chief pilot for Delta Air Lines, told The Associated Press. CBS said that Federal...

  • A sign advertising an apartment for rent is displayed in front of an apartment building in San Francisco, California.

    Apartment rent increases slowed further in the first quarter. USA Today reports.

  • NEW YORK/ TORONTO, March 23- Canadian financier Newton Glassman has long told his private equity firms clients that his big bet on casinos would yield a financial jackpot. At the end of 2011, a year after Glassmans Catalyst Capital Group Inc took control of Gateway Casinos& Entertainment Ltd, Catalyst told investors in a report seen by Reuters that it already had...

  • March 10- A potent, expensive cholesterol drug sold by Regeneron Pharmaceuticals and Sanofi significantly reduced major adverse heart events in a huge study presented on Saturday but it remains to be seen whether the new data will prompt insurers to pay for increased use of the medicine. Insurers have balked at paying for Praluent and a rival Amgen drug, which...

  • March 10- A potent, expensive cholesterol drug sold by Regeneron Pharmaceuticals and Sanofi significantly reduced major adverse heart events in a huge study presented on Saturday, but it remains to be seen whether the new data will prompt insurers to pay for increased use of the medicine. Insurers have balked at paying for cholesterol drugs like Praluent with...

  • OAK BROOK, Ill., March 6- McDonald's Corp said on Tuesday that it had begun serving fresh beef Quarter Pounders and other premium burgers at about 3,500 restaurants in the United States, and most of its other U.S. locations will follow suit by May. The fresh beef expansion comes as McDonald's is improving food quality and increasing menu variety to counter...

  • March 1- Procter& Gamble Co said on Thursday it cut digital advertising spend by $200 million last year based on viewership data provided by tech and media companies that showed its ads were not reaching its target audience effectively. These efforts have led tech companies such as Facebook and Alphabet Inc's YouTube to rework algorithms to check content...

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Feb 28- For years, the shares of gunmakers have tended to climb in the wake of mass shootings, but the second-deadliest shooting at a public school in U.S. history may have changed that. Since the killing of 17 students and staff at Marjory Stoneman Douglas high school in Parkland, Florida, on Feb. 14, there has been an outpouring of calls for gun control...

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 27- The U.S. Senate's second highest-ranking Republican on Tuesday expressed doubt that Congress will pass legislation to increase infrastructure spending this year, citing time constraints. President Donald Trump wants Congress to approve $200 billion in federal spending over 10 years designed to spur $1.5 trillion in infrastructure...

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 27- The U.S. Senate's second highest-ranking Republican on Tuesday expressed doubt that Congress will pass legislation to increase infrastructure spending this year, citing time constraints. President Donald Trump wants Congress to approve $200 billion in federal spending over 10 years designed to spur $1.5 trillion in infrastructure...

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 12- President Donald Trump unveiled a long-awaited infrastructure plan on Monday that asks the U.S. Congress to authorize $200 billion over 10 years to stimulate $1.5 trillion in improvements paid for by states, localities and private investors. The plan, which administration officials acknowledge faces a tough path ahead, would reshape how...

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 12- President Donald Trump unveiled a long-awaited infrastructure plan on Monday that asks the U.S. Congress to authorize $200 billion over 10 years to stimulate $1.5 trillion in improvements paid for by states, localities and private investors. Trump has made his infrastructure plan one of his top legislative priorities this year, ahead of...

  • The Sleeping Beauty Castle at the Disney California Adventure Park on January 12, 2016.

    Disney said it was changing the admission price for its U.S. theme parks, raising the cost of some single-day tickets by almost 9 percent.

  • President Donald Trump will roll out an infrastructure plan on Monday that already faces significant hurdles in Congress because it does not offer as much new federal funding as Democrats want or directly address how to pay for the effort. White House Budget Director Mick Mulvaney said on Sunday that in addition to the $200 billion the administration seeks...

  • President Donald Trump will roll out an infrastructure plan on Monday that already faces significant hurdles in Congress because it does not offer as much new federal funding as Democrats want or directly address how to pay for the effort. White House aides told reporters in a phone briefing on Saturday that the proposal, billed only as "infrastructure...

  • Disney, which has a three-tier structure that charges visitors more during peak periods to help spread out crowds, said peak one-day tickets for a single theme park at the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, California, would see the biggest increase, rising to $135 from $124. One-day prices to the Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida rose 2 percent to 4...

  • CAYCE, S.C., Feb 4- An Amtrak passenger train apparently traveling on the wrong track collided with a parked CSX Corp freight train in South Carolina on Sunday, killing the engineer and conductor and injuring at least 116 in the railroad's third fatal crash in as many months, authorities said. Amtrak Train 91 was carrying 139 passengers and eight crew members to...

  • CAYCE, S.C., Feb 4- An Amtrak passenger train apparently traveling on the wrong track collided with a parked CSX Corp freight train in South Carolina on Sunday, killing two crew members and injuring at least 116 in the railroad's third fatal crash in as many months, authorities said. Amtrak Train 91 was carrying 139 passengers and eight crew members to Miami from New...

  • CHARLESTON, S.C., Feb 4- An Amtrak passenger train collided with a CSX Corp freight train near South Carolina's state capital on Sunday, killing at least two people on board and injuring at least 70 in the railroad's third fatal crash in as many months. Amtrak Train 91 was carrying 139 passengers and eight crew members to Miami from New York when it hit the freight...