Southwest Airlines was among U.S. carriers that picked up big profits in the second quarter (AP)

Airlines Pick Up Big Profits in 2nd Quarter

Airlines are piling up profits and sharing the riches with investors as they ride a post-merger tide of higher fares and stable fuel costs.

Audrey Moscosa-Rodriguez won a new Toyota Prius at NCLR's annual conference (NCLR)

Hispanic Leader Goes the Extra Mile

Audrey Moscosa-Rodriguez, a mentor for junior high and high school students, received a new Toyota Prius for her outreach work while attending the National Council of La Raza's conference in L.A.

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General Motors assembly line (AP)

GM Profit Plunges 85 Percent on Recall Costs

Repairs for nearly 30 million cars and compensation for victims of small-car crashes chopped $1.5 billion from General Motors' bottom line in the second quarter.

Arts & Entertainment
Ricky Martin (AP)

Ricky Martin Joins 'The Voice ... Mexico'

Puerto Rican pop star Ricky Martin will join Yuri, Julion Alvarez and Italian songstress Laura Pausini on the Mexican version of the Warner Bros. talent show.

HispanicBusiness 100

Introducing the Hispanic-Business 100

While the HispanicBusiness 500 index long proved to be a solid barometer of the Hispanic market in this country, tough economic times have pared the number of companies that qualify for the index. We now introduce the HispanicBusiness 100.

U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (AP)

Ted Cruz: Why Did FAA Ban Flights to Israel?

Sen. Ted Cruz vowed to continue blocking confirmation of diplomats even though a ban on U.S. airline flights to Israel has already been lifted, drawing a sharp rebuke from the State Department.

Social Security headquarters (AP)

Social Security IT Project Doesn't Work

Social Security embarked on an aggressive plan to replace outdated computer systems overwhelmed by a growing flood of disability claims, but the project has been racked by delays and mismanagement.

Ohio State band leader Jonathan Waters (AP)

Ohio State Band Chief Fired After Probe

Ohio State University fired the director of its celebrated marching band on Thursday amid allegations he knew about and ignored "serious cultural issues" such as sexual-themed stunts.

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The cost of gasoline still poses a major hurdle to efforts to curb global warming (file photo)

Californians Favor Global Warming Rules, Unless Gas Goes Up

Californians continue to strongly support their state's efforts to reduce greenhouse gases -- until they find out it involves higher gasoline prices, according to a new environmental survey. Facebook Linkedin Twitter RSS Feed Email Alerts & Newsletters