Average gas price falls 6 cents a gallon; 1st drop in months

CAMARILLO, Calif. (AP) — The average price of a regular gallon of gasoline fell 6 cents over the past two weeks, to $2.95. That’s the first drop in nearly four months. Industry analyst Trilby Lundberg warns that the decline could be temporary, however. Lundberg said Sunday that oil prices recently...


Iran coach lambasts World Cup use of video on close calls

Russia Soccer WCup Iran Video Review

SARANSK, Russia (AP) — Iran coach Carlos Queiroz lambasted what he said is the overuse of video review at the World Cup to overturn close and debatable calls instead of being limited to only correcting obvious mistakes. In the past, the Portuguese was an outspoken proponent, but now he’s seeing...


Ovamba links African firms, investors

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. The world’s prevailing financial institutions - banks, credit unions and equity markets - have mostly ignored sub-Saharan Africa. And “microfinance” organizations, while wildly successful in some parts of the Indian subcontinent, have had mixed results there. Could a...


'Jurassic World's' latest evolution tops box office in first week

(c) 2018, Bloomberg. “Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom” topped the box office with a $100 million-plus debut, only the second time ever that films have roared past that mark in back-to-back weekends. The fifth movie in the franchise based on a fantasy dinosaur theme park collected $150 million in...


Oil, gas production rises in Oklahoma, workforce declines

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An economist at the Oklahoma City branch of the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City says oil and gas production is increasing but with fewer employees. Chad Wilkerson writes in the Oklahoma Economist that increased production is due to improved technology, which has also led to...


Etihad to loan pilots to competing UAE airline Emirates

Etihad Emirates

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Long-haul airline Etihad Airways will loan pilots to competing Dubai-based carrier Emirates under a new program, officials acknowledged Sunday, marking a rare cooperation between the two state-owned carriers who operate only 115 kilometers (70 miles) apart....


Finding cancer patients is pharma industry's unlikely challenge

(c) 2018, Bloomberg. The world’s biggest pharmaceutical companies, looking to sell a new type of cancer drug that could transform treatment, are grappling with an unusual challenge: finding patients. The new medicines aim to shrink tumors by targeting a rare genetic anomaly -- appearing in 1,500 to...


Things to Know about 2 Atlantic City casino reopenings

Casino Reopenings Things To Know

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — When four of Atlantic City’s 12 casinos shut down in 2014 and a fifth followed two years later, it seemed to many that the city’s gambling industry was in an irreversible death spiral. But things have been looking up since then for Atlantic City, due in no small part to...


Some boosters want South Dakota's Augustana on bigger stage

Augustana Division I

Perhaps the biggest proponent of taking a small private university in South Dakota into the realm of big-time college athletics is a longtime hospital administrator who thinks as big as his 6-foot-6 frame. Sanford CEO Kelby Krabbenhoft, who has raised hundreds of millions of dollars and schmoozed...


Egypt's president approves law for ride-hailing apps

Egypt Ride Hailing Apps

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt’s President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi approved a law governing popular ride-hailing apps Uber and Careem after the companies appealed a court ruling that revoked their licenses, the country’s official gazette reported Sunday. The law establishes the basis for operating licenses and...

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