Procter & Gamble taking out its batteries

| |Friday, Oct. 24, 2014

Procter & Gamble plans to remove its batteries and make Duracell a stand-alone company.

Wyndham 3Q adjusted profit tops Wall Street's view

|Friday, Oct. 24, 2014

Wyndham Worldwide Corp.'s third-quarter net income rose 10 percent as revenue improved across all business segments.

Queen sends her first tweet, signed 'Elizabeth R'

|Friday, Oct. 24, 2014

Queen Elizabeth II has sent her first tweet — though she kept things traditional, signing off with "Elizabeth R."

Ford profit falls in third quarter on truck costs

| |Friday, Oct. 24, 2014

Ford's new aluminum-sided F-150 will be a lot lighter and more efficient when it goes on sale later this year. But for now it's a serious drag on profits.

SLCC receives grant for workforce training program

|Friday, Oct. 24, 2014

South Louisiana Community College has received $1.5 million of the $40 million set aside in the state's competitive grant program to fund workforce training programs.

Truck maker Volvo profits rise amid mixed market

|Friday, Oct. 24, 2014

Swedish truck maker AB Volvo says net profit in the third quarter rose slightly to 1.6 billion kronor ($220 million) in a mixed economic environment.

MQ-8C Fire Scout prepares for shipboard testing

|Friday, Oct. 24, 2014

Northrop Grumman Corp. has completed precision sloped landing tests with the MQ-8C Fire Scout at Naval Base Ventura in California.

Government approves $110 million in flooding aid

|Friday, Oct. 24, 2014

The federal government says more than $110 million has been approved for Michigan residents to help recover from August flooding.

Coast citizens looking for lower insurance rates

|Friday, Oct. 24, 2014

A coalition is working to build momentum for state legislation in 2015 that organizers hope would lead to lower property insurance rates on the Coast.

UK rejects 'appalling' EU demand for more money

| |Friday, Oct. 24, 2014

British Prime Minister David Cameron insisted Friday he would not pay a European Union bill for an additional 2.1 billion euro ($2.65 billion) contribution to the EU coffers at a time of increasing pressure at home for the country to leave the bloc.