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Too big to sell: Airbus bids pained adieu to superjumbo A380

Too big to sell: Airbus bids pained adieu to superjumbo A380

TOULOUSE, France (AP) — To passengers, the A380 feels immediately different — spacious, smooth and oddly elegant for a jet so gargantuan. Yet to Airbus, it's become a burden so super-sized that the European manufacturer is ending its production for good.
The A380 is simply too big to sell. With funereal faces, Airbus ... (full story)


Kenosha native celebrated for 32 years of engine rebuilding

Kenosha native celebrated for 32 years of engine rebuilding

KENOSHA, Wis. (AP) — Despite juggling a busy career as a business owner, college professor and race car driver, Kenosha's Tony Pontillo is convinced he hasn't worked a day in his life.
"I'm that lucky person whose career is also my hobby," Pontillo said to Kenosha News. "I don't have any problem getting up fo ... (full story)


Baby bonds

Dear Mr. Berko: Every three months, I receive patent royalties. Last year, I received $3,877, $3,206, $2,135 and $3,440. I've had to buy low-paying certificates of deposit because the minimum corporate bond purchase is $5,000 and I never seem to get that much at one time. Now I have 14 different CDs paying between 1.1 percent and 2. ... (full story)


Art by Kinkade and Hockney

Dear Mr. Berko: I have four original oil paintings by Thomas Kinkade. I bought them about 25 years ago and paid over $6,000 for each of them. I love them, and it gives me great pleasure to look at them, but because I am moving to an assisted living facility and will have no room for these paintings, I need to sell them. I thought I' ... (full story)


US consumer prices flat in January

US consumer prices flat in January

WASHINGTON (AP) — Consumer prices were unchanged in January, as lower gasoline prices offset the rising costs of housing, clothing and medical care.
The Labor Department said the consumer price index rose only 1.6 percent last month from a year earlier. That matched the slowest pace of annual inflation since June 2017.
I ... (full story)