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Wednesday, September 12, 2012

1943 plane installed atop KC coffee company

A 1943 DC-3 airplane came in for a smooth and permanent landing just after sunrise Tuesday on Kansas City?s West Side.</p><p>The symbol for the Roasterie, a Kansas City coffee roaster, now sits atop its headquarters at 1204 W. 27th St., thanks to an engineering feat that took a crew of ... .

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THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. — Biologic drugmaker Amgen plans to lay off 12 percent to 15 percent of its worldwide workforce and close sites in Colorado and Washington state to fund investments, particularly launching new drugs. The layoffs will happen this year and next, eliminating 2,400 to 2,900 jobs, mostly in the ... more...


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NEW YORK — Think you're in control? Think again. OKCupid on Monday became the latest company to admit that it has manipulated customer data to see how users of its dating service would react to one another. The New York-based Internet company's revelation follows news earlier this month that Facebook let ... more...


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Houston • When Joel Tarver noticed workers at Baker Hughes relaxing during breaks by playing the hugely popular smartphone game Candy Crush, he figured he could put their play to work. Tarver, senior manager for digital marketing at Baker Hughes, convinced his bosses to let him build an oilfield version of ... more...


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Santa Fe • A new television series starring Anne Heche and Jason Isaacs is moving some of its production from Israel to New Mexico. New Mexico Film Office director Nick Maniatis says the USA Network series called "Dig" filmed its pilot in Jerusalem but is moving in light of the recent ... more...


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Washington • A federal appeals court on Tuesday upheld new government rules requiring labels on packaged steaks, ribs and other cuts of meat to say where the animals were born, raised and slaughtered. The meat industry has attempted to block the rules, which went into effect last year, saying they are ... more...


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Thousand Oaks, Calif. • Biologic drugmaker Amgen plans to lay off 12 percent to 15 percent of its worldwide workforce and close sites in Colorado and Washington state to fund investments, particularly launching new drugs. The layoffs will happen this year and next, eliminating 2,400 to 2,900 jobs, mostly in the ... more...


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Easton, Pa. • Crayon manufacturer Crayola is building a family attraction in Florida, similar to the one it operates in its home state of Pennsylvania, and more could be on the way around the country if the new one does well. The company said Tuesday that Crayola Experience Orlando will open ... more...


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Pfizer’s second-quarter earnings plunged 79 percent from last year, when the world’s second-largest drugmaker booked a $10 billion-plus gain from a business spinoff. The New York company said Tuesday it earned $2.91 billion, or 45 cents per share, down from $14.1 billion, or $1.98 per share, last year. Adjusted earnings totaled ... more...


Courtesy: Miami Herald


NEW YORK -- "Extant" is getting a kick-start from CBS to try to improve its ratings less than a month into its run. Starting Wednesday, CBS is moving the drama starring Halle Berry back an hour, to 10 p.m. EDT, so that it follows "Criminal Minds." The hope is that the ... more...


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Prime-time viewership numbers compiled by Nielsen for July 21-27. Listings include the week's ranking and viewership. 1. "America's Got Talent" (Tuesday), NBC, 10.43 million. 2. "America's Got Talent" (Wednesday), NBC, 10.32 million. 3. "NCIS," CBS, 8.7 million. 4. "60 Minutes," CBS, 7.66 million. 5. "The Big Bang Theory," CBS, 7.13 million. 6. "The Bachelorette," ABC, 7.09 ... more...


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BOSTON -- Lawmakers are hoping to spend as much as $40 million to upgrade the House and Senate chambers at the gold-domed Statehouse, which is more than two centuries old. On Tuesday, House Speaker Robert DeLeo said he's seeking up to $20 million to overhaul the 160-seat House chamber. The Senate ... more...


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Miramar-based Spirit Airlines Inc. on Tuesday reported a 54 percent rise in second-quarter profit as the low-cost carrier added flights and had higher average fares. Net income was $64.8 million, or 88 cents a share, compared with $42.1 million, or 58 cents a share, a year earlier. Quarterly revenue rose nearly 23 ... more...


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Asana is a service created to minimize the need for workplace email by serving as a one-stop shop for assigning work, sharing ideas, posting important updates and tracking the progress of projects. Here's how Asana works: -- The service is free for teams of up to 15 workers. The company sells subscriptions ... more...


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NEW YORK -- An analyst firm says Samsung Electronics Co., the world's biggest maker of smartphones, saw its sales drop in the second quarter. It lost ground to upstart Chinese manufacturers after several years of headlong growth. Research firm IDC says Samsung's smartphone sales fell 4 percent compared to a year ... more...


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MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- Priscilla Presley is scheduled to attend a groundbreaking ceremony for a new hotel at Graceland, the Memphis tourist attraction centered on the longtime home of her late ex-husband, rock and roll icon Elvis Presley. Elvis Presley Enterprises, the operators of Graceland, said Tuesday the groundbreaking for the 450-room ... more...


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