American Airlines CEO: We’ll never lose money again

GRAPEVINE, Texas (AP) — The CEO of American Airlines says the once-volatile industry has changed so radically that his company will never lose money again. Even in a bad year, Doug Parker says, the world’s biggest airline should earn about $3 billion in profit before taxes. Parker made the declaration at a meeting with analysts and reporters More...

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By Guest Poster On Friday, September 29th, 2017

Lockheed Martin unveils fully reusable crewed Martian lander

ADELAIDE, Australia (CNBC) — NASA’s goal to reach Mars is just over a decade away, and Lockheed Martin revealed Thursday how humans might soon walk upon the red planet’s surface. Lockheed Martin More...

By Jake Leonard On Sunday, September 24th, 2017

Illinois state Sen. Dave Syverson supports gas tax hike

SPRINGFIELD (Heartland Newsfeed) — Illinois state Sen. Dave Syverson (R-Rockford) joins state Rep. Dan Brady (R-Bloomington) in supporting an increase in the state’s gas tax. “It may make sense to be looking More...

By Jake Leonard On Saturday, September 23rd, 2017

Illinois State Police promotes rail safety enforcement for Rail Safety Week

SPRINGFIELD (Heartland Newsfeed) — Illinois State Police District 9 is partnering with local, state and Federal agencies to promote vehicle and pedestrian safety around railroad tracks and trains during Rail More...

By Jake Leonard On Wednesday, September 20th, 2017

Illinois State Rep. Dan Brady wants to hike gas taxes

SPRINGFIELD (Heartland Newsfeed) — Illinoisans already pay some of the highest taxes in the nation, including high taxes at the pump. Illinois state Rep. Dan Brady (R-Bloomington) wants Illinoisans to pay More...

By United Press International On Wednesday, September 13th, 2017

Paris to host 2024 Olympics, Los Angeles to follow in 2028

LIMA, Peru (UPI) — For the first time in modern Olympics history, the International Olympic Committee announced two host locations at once Wednesday: Paris in 2024 and Los Angeles in 2028. From left to right: More...

By United Press International On Monday, September 11th, 2017

Hurricane Jose slowly weakening in the Atlantic

NASSAU, Bahamas (UPI) — Hurricane Jose, which was downgraded to a Category 2 storm Monday morning, is expected to continue weakening over the next couple of days as it lingers in the Atlantic Ocean east of More...

By Associated Press On Monday, September 11th, 2017

Trump administration appeals to Supreme Court on refugee ban

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is back at the Supreme Court, asking the justices to continue to allow strict enforcement of a temporary ban on refugees from around the world. The Justice Department’s More...

By United Press International On Sunday, September 10th, 2017

Hurricane Irma leaves 3 dead, 1.35 million without power

PATRICK SHORES, Fla. (UPI) — Hurricane Irma left three people dead and 1.35 million in Florida without electricity Sunday morning after the Category 4 storm made landfall in the Keys. Outer bands and storms More...

By Jake Leonard On Wednesday, September 6th, 2017

Illinois Secretary of State issues consumer warning regarding flood-damaged vehicles from recent hurricanes

SPRINGFIELD (Heartland Newsfeed) — Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White issued a warning Wednesday to consumers looking to purchase used vehicles to beware of flood-damaged vehicles resulting from flooding More...

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