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2 airline pilots facing alcohol charges released on bail

Two Canadian airline pilots charged with being drunk as they prepared to fly a passenger jet on a trans-Atlantic route have been bailed on condition they surrender their passports. Jean-Francois Perreault, who is 39, and 37-year-old Imran Zafar Syed were arrested at Glasgow Airport on July 18, shortly before they ...

Turkey ready to resume pipeline project with Russia

Turkey's economy minister says the country is ready to resume work on building a gas pipeline from Russia, a project that was suspended amid tensions between the two countries. The project, called Turkish Stream, would bring gas from Russia to Turkey, from where it could be distributed to European Union ...

FILE - In this Thursday, Dec. 3, 2015, file photo, a home under construction and for sale is shown in Roswell, Ga. On Tuesday, July 26, 2016, the Commerce Department reports on sales of new homes in June. (AP Photo/John Bazemore, File)

US new-home sales climbed in June to more than 8-year high

Americans bought new homes in June at the fastest pace in more than eight years, a sign that a solid job market and low mortgage rates are bolstering the U.S. housing market. The Commerce Department said Tuesday that new-home sales rose 3.5 percent last month to a seasonally adjusted rate ...

FILE - This June 24, 2016, file photo, provided by NerdWallet shows Brianna McGurran, a columnist for personal finance website "Ask Brianna" is a Q&A column for 20-somethings, or anyone else starting out. (Jazeena Baeza/NerdWallet via AP, File)

Ask Brianna: How do I save for retirement at my first job?

"Ask Brianna" is a Q&A; column for 20-somethings, or anyone else starting out. I'm here to help you manage your money, find a job and pay off student loans — all the real-world stuff no one taught us how to do in college. Send your questions about postgrad life to ...

FILE - In this Tuesday, June 9, 2015, file photo, shopper Miguel Ramirez smells a mango before purchasing at a local fruit store in the Little Havana area of Miami. On Tuesday, July 26, 2016, the Conference Board releases its July index on U.S. consumer confidence. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz, File)

Survey: American consumers' confidence remains steady

American consumers are feeling confident about current economic conditions but are a bit warier about the future. The Conference Board said Tuesday that its consumer confidence index was essentially unchanged in July, dipping to 97.3 from a revised 97.4 in June. The business group's index includes consumers' assessment of the ...

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