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WEDNESDAY, NOV. 30, 2016


The Obama administration has decided not to change government fuel economy requirements for cars and light trucks despite protests from automakers. (Julio Cortez / Associated Press)

EPA to keep strict gas mileage standards in place

DETROIT – The Obama administration has decided not to change government fuel economy requirements for cars and light trucks despite protests from automakers. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy said that based on the agency’s technical analysis, automakers can meet ...

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Clearwater Paper closes Oklahoma City plant

Clearwater Paper expects to save $10 million a year by closing a plant in Oklahoma City and reducing operations in Neenah, Wis. The company announced Tuesday it will lay off 131 employees in Oklahoma City and about 85 staff members ...

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Pittsburgh Tribune-Review ends 24-year print edition run

PITTSBURGH – The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review newspaper printed its last edition and has laid off 106 workers as it transitions into an online-only publication. Wednesday’s edition ends a 24-year run that began when the late billionaire publisher Richard Mellon Scaife established ...

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Caesars to phase out free parking at 8 Las Vegas resorts

LAS VEGAS – Eight of Caesars Entertainment Corp.’s nine Las Vegas hotel-casinos will start phasing out free parking starting next month. Caesars Entertainment Corp. announced Tuesday it will start charging for valet services at the Linq and Harrah’s next month ...

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Jim “MJ” Delligatti,  who invented McDonald’s Big Mac sandwich in 1967, has died. He was 98. (Henny Ray Abrams / Pr Newswire)

Creator of McDonald’s Big Mac dies

PITTSBURGH – The Pittsburgh-area McDonald’s franchisee who created the Big Mac nearly 50 years ago has died. Michael “Jim” Delligatti was 98. McDonald’s spokeswoman Kerry Ford confirmed that Delligatti died at home surrounded by his family on Monday night. Delligatti’s ...

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Parting Shot — 12.2.16

Tacoma Police Department animal control officer Kate Madden salutes during the procession for Tacoma police Officer Reginald "Jake" Gutierrez on Friday in Tacoma, Wash. Crowds gathered to pay respects to ...






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