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American Air Wage Vote Gets Extra Day
American Airlines' chances of avoiding bankruptcy looked shaky after flight attendants did not approve $340 million in wage concessions.  Full Story
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Women Learn Farm Life at 'Heifer Project'
Dozens of sheep rush toward Dawn Janz as she points her disposable camera at their pen, ready to capture the livestock on film amid the rolling hills.  Full Story
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Anerican Air Wage Vote Gets Extra Day
American Airlines' chances of avoiding bankruptcy looked shaky after flight attendants did not approve $340 million in wage concessions.  Full Story
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Creditors' Objections Delay Kmart Hearing
Kmart Corp. said it will likely emerge from bankruptcy next month, a few days past its goal, because of creditors' objections to the retailer's reorganization plan.  Full Story
 
Ford Pins Hopes on Mustang's Anniversary
How's this for a mid-life makeover? First a trip to New York for a night on the town. Then a little body art to spice things up. And finally, when the big "Four-Oh" arrives next year, an entire facelift meant to appeal to a younger set, yet maintain that classic look.  Full Story
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Women Learn Farm Life at 'Heife Project'
Dozens of sheep rush toward Dawn Janz as she points her disposable camera at their pen, ready to capture the livestock on film amid the rolling hills.  Full Story
 
N.Y. Fed Chief to Head Accounting Board
William J. McDonough, president and chief executive of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, will head the new agency created by Congress to oversee the scandal-tainted accounting industry.  Full Story
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Heavy Snow Marks End of So-So Ski Season
It's snowing heavily at some ski resorts across the West. But since most of them either have closed or are about to do so following a so-so season, the falling flakes merely highlight just how fickle the ski industry can be.  Full Story
 
Australian Insurance Collapse Probed
A culture of mismanagement and extravagance led to Australia's largest-ever corporate collapse, an independent inquiry said Wednesday in a report urging a thorough criminal investigation into former executives of HIH Insurance Ltd.  Full Story
 
Tokyo Stocks Mixed, Dollar Lower
Japanese stocks were mixed Wednesday morning as upbeat sentiment over encouraging earnings reports Tuesday from the United States began to wane. The dollar was lower against the Japanese yen.  Full Story
 
American Flight Attendants Extend Voting
American Airlines flight attendants balked at approving $340 million in wage concessions Tuesday, but were given one more day to change their minds and keep the world's largest airline out of bankruptcy.  Full Story
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Dow Closes Up 51 Despite Poor Economy
Investors resigned themselves to lackluster first-quarter earnings Tuesday and sent stocks moderately higher despite disappointing results from General Motors and Bank One.  Full Story
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Texas Instruments Earns $117M in 1Q
Texas Instruments Inc. said Tuesday it earned $117 million in the first quarter, a reversal from a narrow loss a year earlier, as revenue grew slightly faster than the semiconductor company had expected.  Full Story
 
Kmart Reorganization Plan Delayed
Retailing giant Kmart Corp.'s plan to emerge from bankruptcy by month's end was postponed Tuesday amid legal wrangling, but company officials expressed confidence the delay would be only a few days.  Full Story
 
SEC Launches Probe of Charter Cable Co.
Charter Communications Inc. on Tuesday said federal securities regulators have formally opened an investigation of the nation's third-largest cable television company's accounting practices.  Full Story
 
Japanese Stocks Open Higher
Japanese stocks opened higher Wednesday, boosted by encouraging earnings reports from U.S. technology companies overnight. The dollar was lower against the Japanese yen.  Full Story
 
E-Trade Posts $21 Million Profit
ETrade Group Inc. remained profitable in the first quarter as banking operations - including a surge of mortgage business - helped offset a continued weak trading environment.  Full Story
 
Philip Morris Makes Payment Deadline
Philip Morris USA met a Tuesday deadline for making its payment under the 1998 settlement between states and tobacco companies.  Full Story
 
Allstate Income Surges to $665 Million
Allstate Corp. recorded a $665 million profit in the first quarter to handily beat Wall Street expectations on Tuesday, citing higher rates for its auto and homeowners insurance and better investment results.  Full Story
 
Saab Plans Premium Small Car for U.S.
Saab is breaking from its Swedish roots and adding a Japanese-made car to its U.S. lineup in an effort to revive its business and become a prominent player in the emerging premium small car market.  Full Story
 
USA Interactive Sues Vivendi in Tax Spat
Barry Diller's USA Interactive sued Vivendi Universal on Tuesday over a tax dispute, saying the French entertainment company reneged on its partnership agreement with USA to save much-needed cash.  Full Story
 
Conseco Posts Greater-Than-Expected Loss
Conseco Inc. said Tuesday it lost $7.84 billion last year - about $400 million more than it had predicted last month.  Full Story
 
Bodyguard: Scrushy Unaware of Problems
The chief financial officer of HealthSouth Corp. talked about accounting irregularities and once wanted to "change the numbers" in company computers, but never told embattled founder Richard M. Scrushy, Scrushy's longtime bodyguard testified Tuesday.  Full Story
 
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Qwest OK'd to Expand Long Distance
Federal regulators cleared the way Tuesday for Qwest Communications International Inc. to provide long-distance service in New Mexico, Oregon and South Dakota.  Full Story