Business
Union Pacific train (AP)

Union Pacific Profit Makes the Grade at 17 Percent

Union Pacific Corp. says its profit climbed 17 percent in the second quarter as the railroad hauled 8 percent more freight and raised shipping rates.

Diversity
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.

Auto Industry
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.

Career News
After a change in a Michigan tax agreement, General Motors will add 1,750 jobs and invest $800 million. (file photo)

GM to Add 1,750 Jobs, Invest $800 Million in Michigan

General Motors plans to invest up to $800 million and hire up to 1,750 new workers in various Michigan locations after the state changed a tax credit agreement today. ...continue

Rankings
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.

Politics
Palestinian boy in Gaza (AP)

Kerry Sees Progress in Gaza Despite Continued Attacks

Prospects for a quick end to the fighting in Gaza dimmed as Palestinian families fled fierce battles in southern Gaza and the death toll rose to more than 700 Palestinians and 34 Israelis.

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Social Security embarked on an aggressive plan to replace outdated computer systems overwhelmed by a growing flood of disability claims, but the project has been racked by delays and mismanagement.

Sports
Ray Rice receiving a handoff during a practice session (AP)

NFL Hands Ray Rice a 2-Game Suspension

Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice has received a two-game suspension from the NFL following his off-season arrest for domestic violence.

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Green Economy & Conservation
Proposed regulations would also apply to the transport of ethanol and other hazardous liquids (AP)

New Safety Rules Proposed for Oil Trains

Thousands of older rail tank cars that carry crude oil would be phased out within two years under U.S. regulations proposed Wednesday in response to a series of fiery train crashes over the past year.







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