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<img src="http://media.bizj.us/view/img/10092170/3004767001-3*100xx2762-2762-680-0.jpg">The message Tuesday night at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland was supposed to be about jobs and the economy. Falling in line with Donald Trump’s “Make America Great Again” slogan, each night is featuring some way to do that.

Monday was “Make America Safe Again” and the message from a variety of speakers resonated with pleas for increased national security, a walled-off Mexico and the ultimate downfall of Isis each. Each drew the same conclusion – a Trump America would…<div>
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Ybor business owner’s RNC lens: ‘Make America Work Again’ didn’t talk jobs and economy

The message Tuesday night at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland was supposed to be about jobs and the economy. Falling in line with Donald Trump’s “Make America Great Again” slogan, each night is featuring some way to do that. Monday was “Make America Safe Again” and the message from a variety of speakers resonated […]

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<img src="http://media.bizj.us/view/img/835271/090211roprichmeeusenmilwaukeewatercouncil02bo*100xx1274-1277-226-0.jpg">Badger Meter Inc., a manufacturer of flow measurement and control products, said higher sales of residential and commercial municipal water products drove a 19 percent increase in second-quarter profits.

Brown Deer-based Badger Meter (NYSE: BMI) reported net income of $9.4 million, or 65 cents per share, for the second quarter, compared with $7.9 million, or 55 cents per share, for the same period a year ago. Net sales increased 5 percent to $103.8 million from $98.9 million last year.

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Badger Meter 2Q profits rise 19%

Badger Meter Inc., a manufacturer of flow measurement and control products, said higher sales of residential and commercial municipal water products drove a 19 percent increase in second-quarter profits. Brown Deer-based Badger Meter (NYSE: BMI) reported net income of $9.4 million, or 65 cents per share, for the second quarter, compared with $7.9 million, or […]

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<img src="http://media.bizj.us/view/img/2173961/intel-sign-california-headquarters-bloomberg*100xx1771-1771-615-0.jpg">Chip giant Intel Corp. beat Wall Street expectations on adjusted earnings for the second quarter and met revenue expectations of $13.5 billion.

The company reported that it’s previously announced restructuring is “on track” and overall employment was reduced by 6,000 since the first quarter. The company has 106,000 employees globally. A total of 12,000 are being cut.

Intel employs about 11,000 at facilities in Chandler.

Intel reported adjusted profit of $2.9 billion for the quarter, or 59…<div>
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Intel beats Wall Street, employment down 6K

Chip giant Intel Corp. beat Wall Street expectations on adjusted earnings for the second quarter and met revenue expectations of $13.5 billion. The company reported that it’s previously announced restructuring is “on track” and overall employment was reduced by 6,000 since the first quarter. The company has 106,000 employees globally. A total of 12,000 are […]

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<img src="http://media.bizj.us/view/img/10092033/2579857661-6*100xx2667-2667-667-0.jpg">Update: Southwest has resumed flights. Read more on how the problem started.



Southwest Airlines' reservations website was down Wednesday for several hours, with customers saying they were unable to book flights.

“We are aware and investigating current issues with our systems,” Southwest said in a tweet. “We will keep you posted as we have more information to share.”

Southwest (NYSE: LUV) is the top airline at Tampa International Airport, with 6,548,734 passengers boarded in 2015.

“A…<div>
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Southwest suffers massive tech headaches, affecting Tampa flights

Update: Southwest has resumed flights. Read more on how the problem started. Southwest Airlines’ reservations website was down Wednesday for several hours, with customers saying they were unable to book flights. “We are aware and investigating current issues with our systems,” Southwest said in a tweet. “We will keep you posted as we have more […]

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<img src="http://media.bizj.us/view/img/10091711/national-spinning-1*100xx2319-2320-543-0.jpg">N.C. Gov. Pat McCrory likes to talk about the “Carolina Comeback.” It’s a slogan in his re-election campaign.

He pulled the phrase out again Wednesday, saying the “Carolina comeback continues” with the dedication of a $13 million, 62-employee Carolina Nonwovens plant in Maiden.

“A lot of people gave up on manufacturing,” McCrory told the 150 attending the event. That, he says, was the wrong decision.

“This is the strength of America,” he says, speaking about manufacturing and…<div>
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Will nonwovens bring textiles back to prominence in North Carolina?

N.C. Gov. Pat McCrory likes to talk about the “Carolina Comeback.” It’s a slogan in his re-election campaign. He pulled the phrase out again Wednesday, saying the “Carolina comeback continues” with the dedication of a $13 million, 62-employee Carolina Nonwovens plant in Maiden. “A lot of people gave up on manufacturing,” McCrory told the 150 […]

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<img src="http://media.bizj.us/view/img/10092044/nishinoshimajpwv231dec2013xl1920x1080*100xx1080-1080-420-0.jpg">Pieces of a DigitalGlobe Inc. imaging satellite built by Ball Aerospace are believed to have come off in orbit, triggering a U.S. Air Force alert about new space debris late Thursday.

The Westminster-based company’s WorldView-2 satellite is still taking pictures, which DigitalGlobe sent out on social media shortly after the warning to show its satellite is functioning.

Details of what caused the debris are scant.

The company declined to comment Wednesday. Turner Brinton, a spokesman for DIgitalGlobe…<div>
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DigitalGlobe satellite debris triggers warning from Air Force

Pieces of a DigitalGlobe Inc. imaging satellite built by Ball Aerospace are believed to have come off in orbit, triggering a U.S. Air Force alert about new space debris late Thursday. The Westminster-based company’s WorldView-2 satellite is still taking pictures, which DigitalGlobe sent out on social media shortly after the warning to show its satellite […]

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<img src="http://media.bizj.us/view/img/7320412/241243838*100xx2660-2666-520-0.jpg">Anheuser-Busch InBev has secured U.S. antitrust approval for its acquisition of SABMiller PLC, after the brewer agreed to divest SABMiller's entire U.S. business, including its ownership interest in MillerCoors.

The U.S. Justice Department said in a statement Wednesday that Belgium-based A-B InBev will also refrain from limiting the ability and incentives of independent beer distributors to sell and promote the beers of its rivals. The agreement also prohibits A-B InBev from acquiring beer distributors…<div>
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Anheuser-Busch InBev gets US antitrust approval for SABMiller deal

Anheuser-Busch InBev has secured U.S. antitrust approval for its acquisition of SABMiller PLC, after the brewer agreed to divest SABMiller’s entire U.S. business, including its ownership interest in MillerCoors. The U.S. Justice Department said in a statement Wednesday that Belgium-based A-B InBev will also refrain from limiting the ability and incentives of independent beer distributors […]

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<img src="http://media.bizj.us/view/img/2173961/intel-sign-california-headquarters-bloomberg*100xx1771-1771-615-0.jpg">Chip giant Intel beat Wall Street expectations on adjusted earnings for the second quarter and met revenue expectations of $13.5 billion.

The company reported that it’s previously announced restructuring is “on track” and overall employment was reduced by 6,000 since the first quarter. The company has 106,000 employees globally. A total of 12,000 are being cut.

Intel reported adjusted profit of $2.9 billion for the quarter, or 59 cents per share. Analysts were expecting 53 cents per share.…<div>
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Intel beats Wall Street, employment down 6K

Chip giant Intel beat Wall Street expectations on adjusted earnings for the second quarter and met revenue expectations of $13.5 billion. The company reported that it’s previously announced restructuring is “on track” and overall employment was reduced by 6,000 since the first quarter. The company has 106,000 employees globally. A total of 12,000 are being […]

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<img src="http://media.bizj.us/view/img/7360942/steel*100xx500-500-0-0.png">The United Steelworkers said Wednesday afternoon that it had settled a case against United States Steel Corp. over the disciplining of three union members over an injury reporting policy.

The Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) filed a complaint against Pittsburgh-based U.S. Steel (NYSE: X) in February 2016, about two years after three USW members had been disciplined for not immediately reporting separate work injuries. The workers and the USW said that they weren't initially thought…<div>
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Steelworkers settle OSHA case against United States Steel

The United Steelworkers said Wednesday afternoon that it had settled a case against United States Steel Corp. over the disciplining of three union members over an injury reporting policy. The Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) filed a complaint against Pittsburgh-based U.S. Steel (NYSE: X) in February 2016, about two years after three USW members […]

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<img src="http://media.bizj.us/view/img/5519311/bloomberg-molson-coors-beer*100xx2578-2578-711-0.jpg">The $108 billion mega-merger of two giant beer makers has won the approval of the U.S. Justice Department, removing the biggest remaining barrier to Molson Coors Brewing Co.’s planned acquisition of 100 percent of its U.S. joint venture.

As an offshoot of the proposed merger of Belgium-based Anheuser-Busch InBev NV and London-based SABMiller plc, Denver- and Montreal-based Molson Coors (NYSE: TAP; TSX: TPX) has agreed to pay $12 billion for SABMiller’s 58 percent stake in MillerCoors, the joint…<div>
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Deal that lets Molson Coors take over MillerCoors OK’d by Justice Department

The $108 billion mega-merger of two giant beer makers has won the approval of the U.S. Justice Department, removing the biggest remaining barrier to Molson Coors Brewing Co.’s planned acquisition of 100 percent of its U.S. joint venture. As an offshoot of the proposed merger of Belgium-based Anheuser-Busch InBev NV and London-based SABMiller plc, Denver- […]

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