Apple Computer vice president David Nagel urged the computer industry to lower radiation emissions during testimony before the House Subcommittee on Natural Resources, Agriculture Research and Environment.

Greyhound's bus drivers union, the Amalgamated Transit Union, asked the National Labor Relations Board to seek a federal court injunction forcing the company to reinstate the drivers immediately. It said pending disputes will take too long to resolve and could end with no jobs or money for its members.

Express Newspapers of Gaithersburg, a chain of free weeklies in Montgomery County, will sell advertising in combination with DCI Publishing, which publishes the Connection newspapers and other weeklies throughout Northern Virginia and lower Montgomery County. The two chains' papers will have combined circulation of about 720,000.


Bethlehem Steel reported six-month earnings down almost 71 percent, and second-quarter earnings off 74 percent from the same period a year ago. The drop in performance was attributed to lower steel prices, a 13 percent drop in steel shipments and higher labor costs, the steelmaker said.

Du Pont reported its second-quarter profits were down 2 percent.

Anheuser-Busch second-quarter profit up 10.2 percent. For the first six months of the year, profit was up 9.8 percent.

General Motors subsidiaries reported mixed second-quarter results. GM-Hughes Electronics Corp., the automaker's electronics and defense industry company, said its earnings fell 21.1 percent compared with the same period last year. General Motors Acceptance Corp. and Electronic Data Systems Corp. reported profit rose 12.2 percent and 19.5 percent, respectively.


Rohr Industries of Chula Vista, Calif., said it won a $1 billion contract with Airbus Industrie to supply 800 jetliners with engine nacelle systems, which surround jet engines.


British Aerospace will appeal a European Commission decision ordering the British company to repay about $80 million in government subsidies it received when it bought the formerly state-owned Rover car maker.


Treasury Secretary Brady told the Senate Banking Committee that Monday's 108-point drop in the Dow industrial average illustrates the need to enact the reform legislation pending before Congress.


Visa credit cards will be accepted at major hotels, restaurants, shops and tourist centers in Ho Chi Minh City and eventually Hanoi and other cities, the official Vietnamese news agency reported.

The Coffee, Sugar and Cocoa Exchange is investigating fradulent trades made a day earlier in which someone misrepresented his identity. The statement did not elaborate on who was responsible for the trades or provide any further details.

The Labor Department said no evidence has turned up to indicate that there was an improper early release of June employment data on July 6.

Amnesty for tax cheaters was vigorously opposed by the Bush administration, which said such a program, intended to reduce the budget deficit, might even lose money.