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FAA Lifts Ban on US Flights to and From Israel
The Federal Aviation Administration lifted its ban on American carriers flying into and out of Ben Gurion International Airport in Tel Aviv late Wednesday night, saying it was satisfied with the security precautions Israel had taken to assure flight safety at the ...
FAA continues no-fly ban to Tel Aviv [The Philadelphia Inquirer :: ]  Businessweek
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Asia shares supported by upbeat China factory survey
SYDNEY (Reuters) - Asian stock markets edged broadly higher on Thursday and the Australian dollar jumped after a surprisingly strong reading on Chinese manufacturing bolstered hopes for recovery in the world's second-biggest economy.
UPDATE 2-China July HSBC flash PMI at 18-month high as stimulus spurs ...  Reuters
China manufacturing rises to 18-month high
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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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Asian Morning Briefing: S&P 500 Closes at Record
U.S. shares ended mixed, with the S&P 500 hitting another record close. Treasury bonds ended little changed as investors remained cautious over geopolitical risks, while gold prices edged lower.
S&P 500 at new record on Apple earnings  Sydney Morning Herald
US STOCKS-Apple pushes S&P 500 to record close; Boeing hits Dow  Reuters
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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 ...
Jane Fonda on Rupert Murdoch Buying Time Warner: 'It Would Be a ...  TheWrap
Murdoch's blockbuster bid  New Zealand Herald (blog)
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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 ...
Woman to join board of troubled American Apparel  Los Angeles Times
American Apparel appoints RadioShack CEO to board  Chicago Tribune
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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 2Q earnings, revenue soar  Boston Globe
Facebook's revenue surges higher, stock hits record high  Sydney Morning Herald
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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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After second-quarter profit hit, Hyundai Motor warns of firmer won, slowing ...
SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea's Hyundai Motor said its net profit fell the most in five quarters, hit by the local currency's sharp gain versus the dollar, and warned it sees a tough second half as the won stays strong and global demand growth weakens.
Hyundai Motor profit falls almost 7%  MarketWatch
Hyundai Motor Profit Declines on Stronger Currency  Businessweek
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Swiss drug maker Roche posts 7 percent profit drop
GENEVA (AP) - Swiss drugmaker Roche Holding AG on Thursday posted a net profit drop of 7 percent compared with a year ago, weighed down by a strong Swiss franc and charges from one of its diagnostic units.
Roche Profit Dented by Currencies  Wall Street Journal
Roche profit slips on on diagnostics writedown
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