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Airlines’ profit outlook recovering

BERLIN — The outlook for the airline industry is improving, with profits expected to reach $4.1 billion this year and $7.5 billion in 2013, the International Air Transport Association said Monday. The industry group raised its forecast for 2012 from ...

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McDonald’s showing signs of tear from economy

Not even McDonald’s Corp. has an iron stomach when it comes to the global economic downturn. The world’s largest hamburger chain has thrived in boom and bust times by selling cheap eats and constantly updating its menu with popular items ...

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‘.Apple,’ ‘.auto’ among Internet suffixes proposed

NEW YORK — Proposals for Internet addresses ending in “.pizza,” ”.space” and “.auto” are among the nearly 2,000 submitted as part of the largest expansion in the online address system. Apple Inc., Sony Corp. and American Express Co. are among ...

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W.R. Grace to expand China operations

W.R. Grace & Co., a Columbia-based chemical manufacturer, said it signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Qingdao, China, Bureau of Commerce for an investment in China to manufacture fluid catalytic cracking catalysts and related products for the petroleum refining ...

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Global leaders struggle to calm recession fears

WASHINGTON — The world’s major economic powers are pledging to launch a bold effort to deal with a chronic slowdown in growth and a European debt crisis threatening to push the global economy into another recession. But so far, markets ...

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