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Applications for US jobless aid rise to still-low 281,000
More people sought U.S. unemployment benefits last week, but the level of applications is still low and points to an improving job market.
Tesla tops 11,000 vehicles delivered in second quarter
Tesla's second-quarter deliveries surged 52 percent to set a company record exceeding 11,000 vehicles.
Airport aims to reverse declining passenger numbers
Officials at the Gulfport-Biloxi International Airport have so far been unable to stem a four-and-a-half year trend of falling passenger numbers but they are hopeful new grants and partnerships can attract more travelers.
Board approves tobacco settlement funds for hemp project
The state board that manages the tobacco settlement funds has approved $500,000 in grants and loans to a Winchester company that plans to process hemp seed grown in Kentucky.
Arizona copper mine stirs debate pitting profits vs religion
Outside of an aging mining town in the mountains east of Phoenix, a copper company has burrowed a shaft 1.3 miles into the high desert landscape in what is believed to be the deepest such mine in the U.S.
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