Qatar Airways became the second Gulf airline to serve Dallas/Fort Worth Airport when it launched daily service between DFW and Doha on Tuesday. Passengers arriving on the inaugural flight were met with cups of coffee, treats and the beating of small Middle Eastern hand drums, called doumbek, the airport said in a news release .
“We look forward to offering our signature five-star service to passengers across North Texas,” said Akbar Al Baker, the airlines’ CEO. “Through our Oneworld partnership with American Airlines, Qatar Airways will now connect cities across the Southwestern USA to our network via DFW.” — Star-Telegram
North Dakota moves to curb flaring at oil wells
North Dakota plans to punish oil producers that fail to curtail the burning of natural gas as waste. Energy companies that don’t curb so-called gas flaring will face limits on the amount of oil they can pump from the Bakken Shale formation, the North Dakota Industrial Commission said Tuesday. North Dakota is cracking down on flaring that increases air pollution and also casts a glow in the night sky that can be seen miles away from remote well sites. — Bloomberg News
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Ousted CEO still fighting for control of company
Ousted American Apparel CEO Dov Charney has increased his stake in the clothing chain to nearly 43 percent as he fights to keep control of the company he founded in 1998. He was able to increase his stake through a partnership with financial firm Standard General, which is lending him the money. But the board is scrambling to make its own moves to keep him out. Legal experts say the dispute will likely end up in the courts at a tough time for the company, which has lost money since 2010. The company is in a cash squeeze. — The Associated Press
U.S. manufacturing grows at slower rate
U.S. manufacturing grew in June for the 13th straight month. But the pace of the expansion slowed from May. The Institute for Supply Management said Tuesday that its manufacturing index dipped to 55.3 in June from 55.4 in May. Above 50 signals growth. The trade group of purchasing managers said that orders rose at a faster pace last month compared with May. — The Associated Press