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Consumers Energy has built a 24-mile natural gas pipeline in southwestern Michigan that's part of a $120 million project.

The German military says a manufacturing fault has been discovered in the Eurofighter jet affecting the aircraft's fuselage, leading it to suspend deliveries.

Airport taxi and other ground-transportation companies will begin following new rules at Gulfport-Biloxi International Airport.

Republican Gov. Susana Martinez has won a legal challenge over her administration's repeal of "green" building standards implemented when Democrat Bill Richardson was governor.

Pontotoc voters approved the sale and consumption of beer and liquor in the city, while alcohol remains illegal in the rest of Pontotoc County.

Tesco, one of the world's largest food retailers, says U.K. authorities are conducting a full investigation after its half-year profit was overstated by 250 million pounds ($407 million).

A biomedical company is expanding and bringing at least 425 new jobs to New Orleans.

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As a child, Osama al-Bar would walk from his home past Islam's holiest site, the Kaaba, to the market of spice and fabric merchants where his father owned a store. At that time, Mecca was so small, pilgrims could sit at the cube-shaped Kaaba and look out at the serene desert mountains where the Prophet Muhammad once walked.

Myanmar awarded licenses Wednesday to the first foreign banks allowed to operate in the country in a half-century.

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