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Giant features Pa. milk

Giant Food Stores, based in Carlisle, has announced that its store brand milk will be labeled “PA Preferred,” meaning 100 percent of the milk is produced in Pennsylvania.

The milk is available in whole, 2 percent, 1 percent and skim in gallon and quart sizes. The milk is available at 156 retail locations in Pennsylvania and 44 locations in Maryland, Virginia and West Virginia. Giant has local stores in Hazleton, Scranton, Bartonsville and Dickson City.

AT&T changes upgrade deal

AT&T is extending from 20 months to 24 months the time it takes for customers on contract-based plans to earn a fully subsidized upgrade to a new phone.

The move announced Sunday follows an identical one by Verizon Wireless in April. AT&T Inc.’s new policy applies to any customer whose contract expires in March 2014 or later. Extending the time between phone upgrades saves the phone companies money, since they subsidize each new phone by hundreds of dollars to make it available to customers for $199 or less. AT&T executives had said they planned to rein in spending on phone upgrades this year.

Honda minivans part of probe

U.S. safety regulators have added about 320,000 older model Honda Odyssey minivans to a widening probe of faulty air bags that affects at least three automakers and more than 2 million vehicles.

Front air bags on the Honda Motor Co. minivans from the 2003 and 2004 model years can inflate without a crash, possibly injuring drivers and passengers.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says in documents posted Monday on its website that the vans have the same air bag control computers that already have caused Toyota Motor Corp. and Chrysler Group LLC to recall more than 1.8 million vehicles worldwide.

US Airways execs stay on top

US Airways’ top executive team will remain intact after the carrier merges with American Airlines, the two carriers announced Monday.

American Airlines and US Airways named the eight top executives who will lead the combined company after the two merge, a group made up of five executives from US Airways and three from American. The companies had previously agreed that US Airways Chief Executive Doug Parker will become CEO of the merged company, to be called American Airlines.

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