Monroe to seek flights to Denver

|Wednesday, Jul. 23, 2014

The Monroe City Council has passed a resolution allowing a grant application city officials believe can help the airport secure direct flights to Denver.

Tupperware 2Q profit sinks 38 percent

|Wednesday, Jul. 23, 2014

Tupperware Brands Corp. said Wednesday that its second-quarter profit fell 38 percent from the same period a year ago, hurt by falling sales of its storage containers and cosmetics in North America and Germany and unfavorable currency exchange rates.

US hedge fund files suit against Puerto Rico gov

|Wednesday, Jul. 23, 2014

The government of Puerto Rico is now facing a second lawsuit in response to a new law that would allow certain public corporations in the U.S. territory to restructure their debt if needed.

Central Kentucky winery auction off

|Wednesday, Jul. 23, 2014

A one-time tobacco farm that had been converted to a winery has now been converted to multiple tracts of land and a lot of equipment scattered about to new owners.

West Monroe to propose sales tax increase

|Wednesday, Jul. 23, 2014

West Monroe's Board of Aldermen is expected to vote this week on a ballot initiative to raise the city's sales tax.

GSK cuts earnings forecast after weak 2nd quarter

|Wednesday, Jul. 23, 2014

Drug maker GlaxoSmithKline has cut its full-year earnings expectations as it says its second-quarter profits were hit by currency moves and a fall in sales of its respiratory drugs.

EU seeks energy efficiency to ease Russia gas link

|Wednesday, Jul. 23, 2014

The European Union's executive is proposing legislation to curb the energy use of households and firms by almost one third by 2030 to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and lower its dependence on gas imports, particularly those from Russia.

Norfolk Southern 2Q profit rises 21 percent

|Wednesday, Jul. 23, 2014

Norfolk Southern executives are optimistic about the economy after delivering a 21 percent rise in second-quarter profit as the railroad hauled more freight.

Broncos owner giving up control due to Alzheimer's

|Wednesday, Jul. 23, 2014

Denver Broncos owner Pat Bowlen is giving up control of the team because of Alzheimer's disease.

Stocks turn mostly higher as earnings roll in

| |Wednesday, Jul. 23, 2014

U.S. stock indexes were mostly higher in early-afternoon trading Wednesday as investors weighed positive earnings from the technology industry against disappointing news from Boeing and other companies. Biotechnology stocks were among the biggest gainers.