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Drug Sting Nets Dozens At Boeing Plant

RIDLEY PARK, Pa., Sept. 29 (UPI) — The U.S. Justice Department said more than two dozen Boeing employees were arrested Thursday on drug-related charges in a multi-agency sting operation. Agents from the FBI and the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration participated in the operation that led to 23 individuals indicted and 14 others charged with “attempted […]

Japanese Auto Supplier To Pay $200 Million For Price Scam

DETROIT, Sept. 29 (UPI) — The U.S. Justice Department said a Japanese parts supplier for the automobile industry would pay $200 million to settle a case of price fixing and bid rigging. Three executives from Japan — Junichi Funo, Hirotsugu Nagata and Tetsuya Ukai — agreed to serve prison sentences that range from 12 to […]

Bank Of America To Add $5 Monthly Debit Card Fee

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Sept. 29 (UPI) — Bank of America said it will impose a $5-per-month fee on most of its debit card accounts in a policy that would begin in early 2012. The fee is an effort to recoup revenue lost with new bank rules that take effect in October that limit fees banks can […]

Pro Teams Losing May Not Mean Losing Money

ITHACA, N.Y., Sept. 29 (UPI) — Revenue sharing, television contracts and other non-gate income make it possible for MLB teams to make money whether they win or lose, U.S. researchers say. Stephen Mosher, professor of sport management and media at Ithaca College, N.Y., noted that the Pittsburgh Pirates, who have just posted their 19th consecutive […]

U.S. Incomes Dropped In August

WASHINGTON, Sept. 30 (UPI) — Consumer incomes fell in August, dropping for the first time in 22 months, the U.S. Commerce Department’s Bureau of Economic Analysis said Friday. Incomes dropped 0.1 percent in August, after rising 0.4 percent in April, 0.3 percent in May, 0.2 percent in June and 0.1 percent in July. Consumer spending, […]

OnStar Backs Up On Tracking Ex-Clients

DETROIT, Sept. 28 (UPI) — U.S. automobile navigation service OnStar said it would reverse direction concerning a policy of keeping track of former customers. OnStar, which is owned by General Motors, wrote to customers that it would track former clients unless they notified the company they preferred not to be tracked, the New York Daily […]

Lawsuit Filed Over Obese Worker’s Firing

HOUSTON, Sept. 28 (UPI) — A U.S. worker fired because of his obesity was terminated illegally, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission says in court papers. BAE Systems, which manufactures vehicles for the military, fired material handler Ronald Kratz II in October 2009 after noting that he was having trouble walking from the parking lot to […]

GDP Back At 1.3 Percent For Second Quarter

WASHINGTON, Sept. 29 (UPI) — The Commerce Department revised the U.S. real gross domestic product for the second quarter back to show 1.3 percent growth on Thursday. The department started with an estimate of 1.3 percent growth in July, then revised that down to 1 percent growth in August. Thursday’s estimate is the final estimate […]

Pending Home Sales Down A Touch

WASHINGTON, Sept. 29 (UPI) — Pending U.S. home sales fell in August for the second consecutive month after two months of gains, the National Association of Realtors said Thursday. The Pending Home Sales Index, measuring contracts that will likely close in October, fell 1.2 percent to 88.6, the trade group said. Region by region, the […]

Gambler Sues Casino Over Losses

LAS VEGAS, Sept. 29 (UPI) — A gambler allegedly down $1.3 million to a Las Vegas casino is suing the casino, Wynn Las Vegas, for allowing him to lose more than $250,000, court paper say. Konstantin Zoggolis from Germany is suing under the premise that he had a prior agreement with Wynn Las Vegas to […]

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