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Woman described as Canada's Rosa Parks to appear on banknote
GATINEAU, Quebec (AP) -- A black woman often described as Canada's Rosa Parks for her 1946 decision to sit in a whites-only section of a Nova Scotia movie theater will be the first Canadian woman to be celebrated on the face of a Canadian banknote....

Gains for banks and materials lead stocks to all-time highs
NEW YORK (AP) -- After a quiet start, major U.S. stock indexes again set all-time highs Thursday as the market built on a surge the previous day. Banks continued to lead the way as bond yields jumped, and small-company stocks soared again....

Gov't proposal envisions phone calls on airline flights
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Airlines passengers would be allowed to make phone calls during flights using Wi-Fi with the permission of the air carrier under regulations the Department of Transportation proposed Thursday. Flight attendants and others have complained that the calls could be disruptive....

UPS driver killed when he s
ITHACA, N.Y. (AP) -- A UPS driver who had stopped for something to eat was shot and killed early Thursday in a Wal-Mart parking lot by a motorist who then ran over him and later surrendered to authorities after an hourslong standoff at a nearby home, police and company officials said....

Banking on change: Tech startups target financial services
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- It may not be much longer before bank branches join video-rental stores and record shops as relics of a bygone era....

Rollback of truck safety rules may be just the beginning
HAGERSTOWN, Md. (AP) -- The trucking industry scored a victory this week when Republican lawmakers effectively blocked Obama administration safety rules aimed at keeping tired truckers off the highway. But there's more coming down the road....

Americans' odds of earning more than parents have plunged
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The likelihood that young adults will earn more than their parents has plummeted in recent decades, a study has found, fueling concerns that the American dream of steady upward mobility is foundering amid a widening wealth gap....

Weather affects oil pipeline spill cleanup in North Dakota
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) -- A company with a history of oil field-related spills in North Dakota and Montana is being hampered by winter weather in its cleanup of a "significant" pipeline break that leaked crude oil into a tributary of the Little Missouri River in western North Dakota, a regulator said Thursday....

Big Wyoming wind project closing in on federal eagle permit
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) -- One of the biggest wind energy projects under development in the U.S. got closer Thursday to securing a federal permit to kill a limited number of eagles without facing the prospect of a penalty....

Pirates preying on Venezuelan fishermen as industry unravels
PUNTA DE ARAYA, Venezuela (AP) -- The pirates had killed Flaco Marval's brother and two cousins, and word was they were coming for the rest of the family....

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