North America


  • Air Canada resumes flights to Tel Aviv Thursday, 24 Jul 2014 | 12:37 PM ET

    TORONTO— Air Canada is resuming flights to Tel Aviv after a two-day halt prompted by security concerns over rocket attacks near Israel's main airport. The airline says Flight AC84 is leaving Toronto for Tel Aviv at 6:10 EST p.m.

  • *Post-tax Q2 ENI per unit of 62 cents vs Street view of 65 cents. NEW YORK, July 24- Private equity firm KKR& Co LP said on Thursday that its second-quarter earnings more than tripled year-on-year, close to most analysts' expectations, as a string of lucrative asset sales led to its highest dividend on record.

  • Ex-Sen. Lieberman to teach at Yeshiva University Thursday, 24 Jul 2014 | 12:32 PM ET

    Joseph Lieberman has been appointed a professor at Yeshiva University for the coming school year. Lieberman represented Connecticut in the U.S. Senate between 1989 and 2013.. He was Democrat Al Gore's running mate during the 2000 presidential campaign but was re-elected to the Senate as an independent in 2006..

  • July 24- Sports apparel manufacturer and retailer Under Armour Inc raised its full-year sales forecast for the second time, citing "increased confidence" in its footwear and international businesses. Shares of Under Armour, which sponsored the 2014 U.S.

  • Varying health premium subsidies worry consumers Thursday, 24 Jul 2014 | 12:24 PM ET

    MIAMI— Linda Close was grateful to learn she qualified for a sizable subsidy to help pay for her health insurance under the new federal law. The Associated Press has reviewed Close's various subsidy amounts and dates to verify the information, but she asked that her financial information not be published for privacy reasons.

  • Dunkin' pushing cashiers to 'upsell' in afternoons Thursday, 24 Jul 2014 | 12:19 PM ET

    NEW YORK— If an iced coffee from Dunkin' Donuts is part of your afternoon routine, expect a nudge to buy a cookie or doughnut you didn't plan on. Dunkin' Brands CEO Nigel Travis said in a phone interview Thursday that the company is pushing to get its cashiers to "upsell" to afternoon customers.

  • Under Armour hits new high as 2Q revenue explodes Thursday, 24 Jul 2014 | 12:18 PM ET

    BALTIMORE— Under Armour's second-quarter net income was essentially flat, hurt by marketing and new product launches, but revenue soared 34 percent. Under Armour's profit was $17.7 million, or 8 cents per share, compared with $17.6 million, or 8 cents per share, in the same quarter a year ago.

  • US stocks rise at midday on stronger earnings Thursday, 24 Jul 2014 | 12:12 PM ET

    United Continental Holdings jumped 3 percent. United Airlines profit in the second quarter topped expectations and marked a turnaround from the first quarter, when it was the only major U.S. carrier to report a loss. The Labor Department said weekly applications for unemployment aid dropped to their lowest reading since February 2006.

  • The train originated in North Dakota and was bound for Tesoro Corp's 120,000 barrel-per-day Anacortes oil refinery, 80 miles north of the city, Tesoro confirmed.

  • Energy Future seeks longer bankruptcy as it scraps plan Thursday, 24 Jul 2014 | 12:08 PM ET

    July 24- Energy Future Holdings, the largest power company in Texas, asked a judge to extend the period in which it controls its Chapter 11 bankruptcy and said it is scrapping its original debt-cutting plan in favor of an auction of its Oncor unit.

  • NEW YORK/ WASHINGTON, July 24- The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission said on Thursday it had charged Morgan Stanley with misleading investors about two mortgage-backed securities it issued before the 2008 financial crisis, and that the bank would pay $275 million to settle the case, according to a press release.

  • Coca-Cola Enterprises 2Q profit climbs 8.8 percent Thursday, 24 Jul 2014 | 12:07 PM ET

    ATLANTA— Coca-Cola Enterprises Inc. on Thursday reported earnings that rose by 8.8 percent in its second quarter. The Atlanta- based company said profit increased to $198 million, or 78 cents per share, from $182 million, or 66 cents per share, in the same quarter a year ago. Coca-Cola Enterprises' shares added 2 cents to $48.78 in midday trading.

  • MONTREAL, July 24- The U.N.' s civil aviation body will hold a meeting in Montreal next week with IATA and other aviation organizations following last week's downing of the Malaysian airliner over Ukraine, two sources said on Thursday.

  • Airgas 1Q profit rises 4.9 percent Thursday, 24 Jul 2014 | 11:55 AM ET

    RADNOR, Pa.— Airgas Inc. on Thursday reported earnings that rose by 4.9 percent in its fiscal first quarter. The Radnor, Pennsylvania- based company said profit increased to $88.9 million, or $1.18 per share, from $84.7 million, or $1.14 per share, in the same quarter a year earlier.

  • GENEVA, July 24- The latest U.S. sanctions against Russia violate World Trade Organization rules and may force Moscow into a destabilizing trade dispute, Russia's ambassador told the Geneva- based trade body on Thursday.

  • AAA: Texas retail gasoline prices slip 4 cents Thursday, 24 Jul 2014 | 11:41 AM ET

    IRVING, Texas— Texas and nationwide retail gasoline prices have slipped 4 cents this week amid lower crude oil costs. The association survey found Amarillo has the cheapest gasoline in Texas this week at $3.32 per gallon. Drivers in El Paso have the most expensive gasoline in Texas at $3.49 per gallon.

  • July 24- Canada's Encana Corp, which is restructuring operations to end its reliance on low-value natural gas, said on Thursday oil and natural gas liquids production climbed 43 percent year-on-year in the second quarter of 2014.. Encana shares climbed 1.8 percent on the Toronto Stock Exchange to C $24.14.

  • Early Glance: Homebuilders companies Thursday, 24 Jul 2014 | 11:37 AM ET

    DR Horton fell $1.30 or 5.2 percent, to $23.50. Hovnanian Enterprises Inc. fell$. 08 or 1.6 percent, to $4.56. Lennar Corp. fell$. 90 or 2.2 percent, to $39.61.

  • Early Glance: Aerospace companies Thursday, 24 Jul 2014 | 11:37 AM ET

    Boeing fell $2.18 or 1.7 percent, to $124.53. Lockheed Martin Corp. rose$. 24 or. 1 percent, to $168.34. Northrop Grumman Corp. rose$. 80 or. 6 percent, to $127.41.

  • Early Glance: Specialty Retail companies Thursday, 24 Jul 2014 | 11:37 AM ET

    Autozone Inc. rose $4.57 or. 9 percent, to $512.29. Bed Bath& Beyond Inc. rose$. 31 or. 5 percent, to $62.11. Best Buy rose$. 41 or 1.3 percent, to $31.31.