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FAA announces that US flights to and from Tel Aviv can resume
Update - 12:20 a.m.: The Federal Aviation Administration announced late Wednesday night that U.S. carriers were allowed to resume flights to and from Tel Aviv.
FAA Lifts Ban on US Flights to and From Israel  New York Times
US to Allow Flights to Israel to Resume  Bloomberg
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Asia stocks supported as China's factories revive
SYDNEY (Reuters) - Asian stocks edged higher on Thursday as U.S. tech earnings impressed and a surprisingly strong reading on Chinese manufacturing bolstered hopes for recovery in the world's second-biggest economy.
Economists React: China's Manufacturing Sector Looking Good  Wall Street Journal (blog)
China's factories power ahead to 18-month high  CNNMoney
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South Korea Plans $40 Billion in Spending to Tackle Weakening Growth
A vendor prepares food at a stall in Seoul. The South Korean economy is weighed by sluggish consumer spending. Agence France-Presse/Getty Images.
South Korea's growth hits lowest level in 3 quarters on weak consumer ...  Fox Business
UPDATE 2-South Korea offers $11 bln in stimulus spending as growth dips  Reuters
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S&P 500 at new record on Apple earnings
The S&P 500 has closed at a new record high after strong Apple earnings lifted the tech sector on a mixed day for stocks. The S&P 500 added 3.48 points (0.18 per cent) at 1,987.01, breaching a record set three weeks ago by about three points.
Asian Morning Briefing: S&P 500 Closes at Record  Wall Street Journal
Wall Street S&P 500 in record high  Irish Examiner
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American Apparel Names New Board Members, Stock Rises
American Apparel Inc. (APP: Quote), which earlier this month reached a deal with hedge fund Standard General and company founder Dov Charney over financing and board reconstitution, has named new members to its board, as five of the seven current ...
American Apparel appoints new board  Seeking Alpha
American Apparel Names a New Board, Minus Dov Charney  New York Times
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Carey pressured from both sides of Fox Time Warner deal to stay in job
LOS ANGELES/NEW YORK (Reuters) - Chase Carey, Twenty-First Century Fox's president and chief operating officer, may be feeling pressure to stay in his job for several more years both from his boss, Rupert Murdoch, and from the company Murdoch is ...
Murdoch's blockbuster bid  New Zealand Herald
Jane Fonda on Rupert Murdoch Buying Time Warner: 'It Would Be a ...  TheWrap
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New Zealand Raises Interest Rate to 3.5 Percent
New Zealand on Thursday raised its benchmark interest rate to 3.5 percent but signaled a pause in its program of rate hikes. The announcement prompted a sharp drop in the New Zealand dollar, which was trading down nearly 1 percent at $0.8625.
REFILE UPDATE 2-NZ central bank raises rates, seen on hold until December  Reuters
NZ dollar slides to six-week low  New Zealand Herald
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Facebook Answers Critics With Mobile-Ad Surge
Facebook Inc. reported Wednesday that profit more than doubled and revenue topped estimates for the ninth straight quarter due to strong mobile ad revenue.
Facebook Poised to Hit Record High After Quarterly Gains  Bloomberg
Mobile ads push Facebook's Q2 profits to $791 mn  Hindu Business Line
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Boss of Company in China Meat Scandal Apologizes
The chairman of an American meat supplier apologized Thursday for a Chinese subsidiary that is accused of selling expired beef and chicken to restaurants including McDonald's and KFC.
US fast food brands receive mixed feelings in China  Washington Post
China probes 581 firms, restaurants as food safety scare spreads  Chicago Tribune
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JFK returns to old look in new collectors' coins
WEST POINT, N.Y. (AP) - President John F. Kennedy is getting his old look back on new collectors' coins. The slain president's profile debuted on the half dollar 50 years ago, and the image was subtly tweaked and sharpened in the 1990s.
Profiles in Coinage: JFK returns to more lifelike look in collectors' ...  The Republic
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