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Boeing to propose 787 battery fix
By JOAN LOWY
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A congressional official says Boeing will propose to federal regulators a plan to temporarily fix problems with the 787 Dreamliner's batteries that have kept the planes on the ground for more than a month.
The official said Boeing Commercial Airplanes CEO Ray Conner is expected to present the plan to Michael Huerta, head of the Federal Aviation Administration, in a meeting later this week. The official spoke on condition of anonymity because he wasn't authorized to speak publicly about the plan.
The 787 fleet has been grounded since Jan. 16 after a battery caught fire on a plane parked in Boston and a smoking battery led to an emergency landing by another plane in Japan.
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Posted: Friday, February 22 2013, 10:58 AM CST
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AARP creates relief fund for Okla. tornado victims
May 23, 2013 07:36 GMT
EDMOND, Okla. (AP) -- AARP Oklahoma and the AARP Foundation have created a relief fund for the victims of Oklahoma's devastating tornadoes.
The new fund, called the AARP Foundation Oklahoma Tornado Relief Fund, will match contributions dollar-for-dollar up to $250,000. That means that as much as $500,000 in aid will be on hand once the match is met through contributions.
The foundation will give funds to organizations providing relief and recovery support to disaster victims. Losses are expected to top $1 billion.
The senior advocacy group says many older Oklahomans, including AARP members, are struggling to recover from the tornado's impact. Contributions for victims can be made through the AARP Foundation's website, where 100 percent of tax-deductible donations will be used to help the victims.
AARP Foundation Oklahoma Tornado Relief Fund at www.aarp.org/disasterrelief.
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WASHINGTON (AP) -- Chairman Ben Bernanke is telling Congress that the U.S. job market remains weak and that it is too soon for the Federal Reserve to end its extraordinary stimulus programs.
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