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Iraq says gov't workers not exempt from power cuts

An Iraqi minister warned government workers Friday against using their influence to escape the country's widespread power cuts and urged Iraqis to cut down on air conditioning as temperatures soared. Full story

Tarmac nightmare leaves hundreds stranded

   Hundreds of Virgin Atlantic passengers are left stranded on a Connecticut runway without air conditioning.

East has power to meet soaring heat wave demand

Grid operators across the eastern half of the United States expect to have more than enough electricity to meet soaring power demand this week as consumers crank up their air conditioners to escape the summer's first heat wave. Full story

Visteon to expand auto parts plant in China

Auto parts maker Visteon Corp. said Tuesday that it and a Chinese partner are expanding a plant in order to make air conditioning and heating equipment. Full story

Major climate decisions may come from ozone treaty

Governments moved closer Friday to curbing the use of chemicals commonly used as coolants in refrigerators, air conditioners, hair spray and other household items in what some say would be among their biggest climate decisions ever. Full story

Local Agency Helps Seniors Stay Cool

The Osceola Council on Aging is offering a weatherization program to ensure seniors have financial assistance to seal their homes and keep air conditioning working properly. Full story

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German company opens new plant in upstate New York

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