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*Several ministers call for arms embargo on Russia. BRUSSELS, July 22- The European Union threatened Russia on Tuesday with harsher sanctions over Ukraine that could inflict wider damage on its economy following the downing of a Malaysian airliner, but it delayed action for a few days.
Campbell Soup Co. is hoping it can spark a turnaround for the struggling beverage brand by hitching it to the growing popularity of new brands that mix more exotic ingredients like coconut water, kale and ginger and tout their freshness.
NEW YORK, July 22- Brent and U.S. crude edged lower in choppy trading on Tuesday as oil supplies remained unaffected by continuing violence in Iraq, Ukraine and Gaza.
*U.S. airlines suspend flights to Israel. NEW YORK, July 22- The S&P 500 hit a record high on Tuesday as inflation data was seen keeping the Federal Reserve in an equities-friendly tone, while hopes rose for an easing of tensions in Ukraine.
TORONTO— Canada's largest airline has canceled a flight to Israel and is monitoring the situation after a Hamas rocket exploded near Tel Aviv's airport. The move comes after a number of airlines across the world cancelled flights and after the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration told U.S. airlines they are prohibited from flying to the Tel Aviv airport.
General Motors plans to create 1,750 jobs in Michigan by consolidating engineering jobs from elsewhere. Another project approved Tuesday by the Michigan Strategic Fund will help YanFeng USA Automotive Trim Systems expand a Macomb County plant to create 519 jobs. Rick Snyder says four projects stem from overseas trade trips he took to China, Italy and Canada.
*American cancels flight from Philadelphia to Tel Aviv. July 22- U.S. air carriers Delta Air Lines, American Airlines Group and United Airlines on Tuesday halted flights to Israel under directions from the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration to ensure passenger safety as turmoil in the region has intensified.
FRANKFORT, Ky.— Kentucky bourbon makers are churning out larger volumes of whiskey being stored for aging. The Kentucky Distillers' Association said Tuesday the state's bourbon inventory has topped 5 million barrels for the first time since 1977.. It says Kentucky bourbon distilleries filled 1.2 million barrels last year, the most since 1970..
NEW YORK— Shares of some top drug benefits companies are up at 1 p.m.:. CVSCaremark rose$. 84 or 1.1 percent, to $77.88. Express Scripts Holding Co. rose$. 46 or. 7 percent, to $66.20.
Autozone Inc. fell $4.10 or. 8 percent, to $511.07. Bed Bath& Beyond Inc. rose$. 23 or. 4 percent, to $61.68. Best Buy rose$. 78 or 2.6 percent, to $30.91.
Kroger rose$. 57 or 1.2 percent, to $50.05. Safeway rose$. 04 or. 1 percent, to $34.86. Supervalu fell$. 04 or. 4 percent, to $8.87.
NEW YORK— Shares of some top chemicals companies are mixed at 1 p.m.:. Dow Chemical Co. rose$. 40 or. 8 percent, to $52.26. DuPont Co. fell$. 24 or. 4 percent, to $65.30.
Colgate-Palmolive Co. rose$. 07 or. 1 percent, to $68.83. Kimberly-Clark Corp. fell $2.72 or 2.4 percent, to $109.59. Procter& Gamble Co. fell$. 08 or. 1 percent, to $80.20.
Caterpillar fell$. 08 or. 1 percent, to $110.15. Deere& Co. rose$. 87 or 1.0 percent, to $88.51. Terex rose $1.19 or 3.0 percent, to $40.81.
Pan American Silver Corp. fell$. 10 or. 7 percent, to $15.03. Silver Standard Resources Inc. fell$. 17 or 1.8 percent, to $9.23. Silver Wheaton fell$. 07 or. 3 percent, to $26.64.
Apple Inc s rose$. 40 or. 4 percent, to $94.34. Hewlett Packard Co. rose$. 50 or 1.4 percent, to $35.02. International Business Machines Corp. rose $2.65 or 1.4 percent, to $193.50.
General Electric Co. fell$. 09 or. 3 percent, to $25.90. Snap-On rose$. 86 or. 7 percent, to $123.79. Whirlpool Corp. rose $2.64 or 1.9 percent, to $142.99.
Comcast Corp. rose $1.02 or 1.9 percent, to $54.84. Walt Disney Co. rose$. 61 or. 7 percent, to $86.35. Gannett rose $1.11 or 3.5 percent, to $32.83.
American Electric Power Co. rose$. 08 or. 1 percent, to $54.12. Consolidated Edison Inc. Holding Co. rose$. 18 or. 3 percent, to $57.37. Dominion Resources Inc. fell$. 10 or. 1 percent, to $69.92.
DR Horton rose$. 43 or 1.8 percent, to $24.27. Hovnanian Enterprises Inc. rose$. 16 or 3.5 percent, to $4.59. Lennar Corp. rose$. 38 or 1.0 percent, to $39.72.