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FAA proposes to fines Southwest Airlines $12M 


(AP) — The Federal Aviation Administration said Monday it is proposing a $12 million civil fine against Southwest Airlines for failing to comply in three separate cases with safety regulations related to repairs on Boeing 737 jetliners.

Trial in salmonella outbreak begins in Georgia

(AP) — Jury selection is underway in the trial for three people charged in a deadly salmonella outbreak traced to a southwest Georgia peanut plant five years ago.

Red Lobster goes vertical on plate to push quality 


(AP) — Red Lobster wants to be seen as a purveyor of quality seafood, so it's getting rid of some of its promotional discounts and stacking the food higher on plates, as is the style at fancier restaurants.

Fashion industry, retailers and the gender binary

(AP) — As a transgender woman who began her transition about a year ago, Kylie Jack is still figuring out her fashion style, but she wanted one thing right away: well-fitting bras.

Worries about US consumers drag stocks lower 


(AP) — Investors got some bad news about the American shopper on Friday, driving down stocks and sending the Dow Jones industrial average to a loss for the week.

Fast food workers prepare to escalate wage demands

(AP) — Fast food workers say they're prepared to escalate their campaign for higher wages and union representation, starting with a national convention in suburban Chicago where more than 1,000 workers will discuss the future of the effort that has spread to dozens of cities in less than two years.

Russia: McDonald's food has 'too many calories'

(AP) — Russia's consumer protection agency has filed a suit against McDonald's for allegedly selling food that does not meet legal standards.

Amazon worker piloted drone around Space Needle

(AP) — Police say an out-of-town Amazon employee was the operator behind a drone that buzzed the Seattle Space Needle this week.

Pot may be legal, but homeowner agreements can ban

(AP) — Pot may be legal in some states — but the neighbors don't have to like it.

House votes to limit tax credit for immigrants

(AP) — The House passed a bill Friday that would gradually increase the popular child tax credit and make it available to more families with higher incomes.