Whisky’s worries mirror economic fears in Scotland

FILE - In this is Jan. 9, 2011, file photo China's Vice Premier Li Keqiang, left, laughs as he raises a glass of whisky to Scotland's First Minister Alex Salmond before attending a state dinner at Edinburgh castle in Edinburgh, Scotland. Distilleries need to have long-term plans for investments and financing, all of which could be thrown into turmoil on Sept. 18, 2014, when Scotland votes on whether to leave Britain. Whisky makers and other businesses are worried about the risks involved in finding themselves in a new country with, among other things, a different currency.(AP Photo/David Moir, Pool, File)

ISLAY, Scotland (AP) — Carl Reavey plunged his nose into the glass, inhaled the amber liquid’s scent, then sipped. Slowly.

Sales of US new homes fall in July

FILE - This May 14, 2014 file photo shows a new home for sale in the Winthrop subdivision in Riverview, Fla. The Commerce Department on new home sales in July on Monday, Aug. 25, 2014. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara, File)

WASHINGTON (AP) — Fewer Americans bought new homes in July, evidence that the housing sector is struggling to gain traction more than five years into the economic recovery.

Plastics Inc. helps inventors turn ideas into reality

Owner Kevin Heath explains how an injection molding machine works at Plastics Inc. on Aug. 6. The business started 25 years ago under the name Nova Industries. In January 2005 the name was changed to Plastics Inc. Pat Sutphin / psutphin@postregister.com

For creators and inventors, a great gulf exists between the initial spark of an idea and bringing that vision to a material reality.

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