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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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China's factories power ahead to 18-month high
A key gauge of manufacturing activity in China is at an 18-month high as the country's factories roar to life after a dismal start to the year.
Economists React: China's Manufacturing Sector Looking Good  Wall Street Journal (blog)
China factory index at 18-month high in July  Economic Times
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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
Apple pushes S&P 500 to record close; Boeing hits Dow  Reuters
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American Apparel Appoints New Board Members, Including First Female ...
The American Apparel factory headquarters is pictured in Los Angeles, California July 7, 2014. Investment firm Standard General LP said Monday it gained voting control of ousted American Apparel Inc Chief Executive Officer Dov Charney's shares in the firm ...
American Apparel Names New Board Members, Stock Rises  RTT News
Woman to join board of troubled American Apparel  Los Angeles Times
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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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Murdoch's blockbuster bid
Even for Rupert Murdoch, a US$80 billion takeover is a bold move. Dominic Rushe reports from New York on the mogul's latest battle.
Jane Fonda on Rupert Murdoch Buying Time Warner: 'It Would Be a ...  TheWrap
Jane Fonda: If Murdoch Bought Time Warner, 'It Would Be a Catastrophe'  Mediaite
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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
Facebook beats Wall Street targets, stock hits record high  Reuters
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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.
Meat-Supplier's CEO Apologizes for China Unit  Wall Street Journal
China detains five in fast-food scandal  Sydney Morning Herald
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Annual UN human development report finds halting progress in key measures
TOKYO - Improvements in life spans, education and incomes are slowing due to natural disasters, misguided government policies and worsening inequality in a world where the 85 richest people have as much wealth as the 3.5 billion poorest people, the ...
UN human development report faults inequality  Omaha World-Herald
India Ranks 135 in Human Development Index: Report  NDTV
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