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Ford Recalls 1.3M Vehicles for Suspension, Transmission Woes

DEARBORN, Mich. (AP) - Ford is recalling over 1.3 million vehicles mainly in North America to fix rear suspension and transmission control software problems. The largest recall covers over 1.2 million Explorer SUVs from 2011 through 2017. Ford says a…

Survey: Companies Add Fewest Jobs in 9 Years in May

WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. companies added the fewest jobs in nine years, a private survey found, as manufacturers, construction firms and mining companies cut workers. Payroll processor ADP said Wednesday that businesses added just 27,000 jobs in May, the fewest…

Year-Round Sales of Gasoline Mixed With 15% Ethanol OK'd

OMAHA, Neb. - The Trump administration is following through on a plan to allow year-round sales of gasoline mixed with 15% ethanol. The Environmental Protection Agency announced the change Friday, ending a summertime ban imposed out of concerns for increased…

South Dakota Corn Planting Continues To Lag

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) - Corn planting in South Dakota continues to lag at the start of the season. According to the latest weekly federal crop report, corn planting in South Dakota was 25 percent complete as of Sunday. That's…

Sports Illustrated Magazine Sold for $110M

NEW YORK (AP) - Sports Illustrated is being sold for $110 million, but the seller will continue running the iconic magazine under a licensing deal. Authentic Brands Group is buying Sports Illustrated from Meredith Corp. Authentic will handle marketing, business…

Supreme Court: Malpractice Ruling Has Doctors Concerned

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - A malpractice ruling from the Minnesota Supreme Court is causing angst in the state's medical and legal communities. The high court recently ruled a doctor can be sued for malpractice even if he or she is not…

United Airlines Extends Cancellation of Boeing Max Flights

United Airlines is canceling another month's worth of flights with Boeing 737 Max planes that were grounded after two deadly accidents. United said Friday it has removed the Max from its schedule through Aug. 3 and will cancel about 2,400…

FAA Meets with International Regulators Over Boeing 737 Max

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) - Representatives from more 30 countries are meeting the Federal Aviation Administration officials to hear the U.S. regulator's approach to determining how soon the Boeing 737 Max can resume flying after two crashes that killed 346…

Facebook: Fake Account Removal Doubles in 6 Months to 3B

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Facebook says it removed more than 3 billion fake accounts from October to March, twice as many as the previous six months. Most of these fake accounts were blocked "within minutes" of their creation. But an…

NASCAR to Buy Intl. Speedway, Owner of Daytona, Talladega

NASCAR is buying International Speedway in a deal worth about $2 billion. International Speedway Corp. owns some of America's most well known car racing facilities including the Daytona International Speedway and in Florida, where the company is based, and the…

New Coke, From 1985, Makes Comeback with 'Stranger Things'

NEW YORK (AP) - New Coke is making a comeback as part of a Coca-Cola's partnership with the Netflix drama "Stranger Things." The companies announced the venture on Tuesday. New Coke was considered one of the biggest marketing mistakes when…

Xcel Energy Plans to End Coal Use in Upper Midwest By 2030

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Xcel Energy plans to retire its two remaining coal plants in the Upper Midwest by 2030, a decade earlier than scheduled. The Minneapolis-based utility also announced plans Monday to expand wind and solar, use cleaner natural gas…

Competition Between Casino's About to Heat Up

FLANDREAU, S.D. - South Dakota was so close to having sports betting legalized. For local casinos like Royal River, the real challenge starts because Iowa is offering something that they can't. Iowa…

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