Daily business briefing: Boeing 777 has safe record

July 8, 2013 

Despite the crash of an Asiana Airlines Boeing 777 Sunday in San Francisco, it is only the second major accident for the twin-engine, wide-bodied jet in the 18 years the model has been in service, aviation safety expert said.

Crain's Chicago Business reports that National Transportation Safety Board head of aviation accident investigations Tom Haueter said the aircraft has a "fantastic record." Read more at http://www.chicagobusiness.com. ...

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Schnuck Markets Inc. has filed motions to dismiss lawsuits against the company in connection with the recent payment card security breach at the grocery chain earlier this year. The St. Louis Business Journal reports that Schnucks filed the motions late last month in suits filed in U.S. District Court in Chicago and in U.S. District Court in St. Louis that seek class-action status. For more information, go to http:/www.bizjournals.com/st.louis. ...

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Last week's encouraging jobs report seems to be helping stocks Monday morning. The Dow Jones industrial average was up 76 points at 15,212 shortly after the market opened. The Standard & Poor's 500 climbed seven points to 1,639. The Nasdaq was up 13 points to 3,492. Find out more at http://www.bnd.com/business. ...

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With $449 million in U.S. media spending in 2012, the Budweiser brand ranks as one of the nation's top spenders on advertising. The St. Louis Business Journal reports Anheuser-Busch InBev's Budweiser came in at No. 25 among U.S. brands as ranked by measured-media spending. To learn more, read http:/www.bizjournals.com/st.louis.

-- Will Buss, BND business writer

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