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  • Business Highlights Friday, 25 Jul 2014 | 6:15 PM ET

    A war breaks out between Israel and Hamas. An airliner is shot out of the sky in Ukraine. That helped the market overcome its latest dip, on July 17th, when a passenger jet was shot down in eastern Ukraine and Israel invaded the Gaza Strip, raising investor worries that conflicts around the world could escalate and destabilize financial markets.

  • *Visa, Amazon decline as earnings disappoint. NEW YORK, July 25- U.S. stocks closed lower on Friday in a broad consumer discretionary-led selloff after Visa and Amazon, a pair of closely watched bellwether names, reported disappointing results.

  • *Amazon.com, Visa down after disappointing results. NEW YORK, July 25- Some disappointing U.S. earnings, including those of Amazon.com, and weak German economic data pressured world stock markets on Friday, while the euro clung to an eight-month low against the U.S. dollar.

  • US STOCKS-Wall St falls on Amazon, Visa results Friday, 25 Jul 2014 | 2:39 PM ET

    *Visa and Amazon latest major names to disappoint. NEW YORK, July 25- U.S. stocks fell on Friday in a broad consumer discretionary-led selloff after Visa and Amazon, a pair of closely watched bellwether names, reported disappointing results.

  • IPO Roundup: El Pollo Loco soars in debut Friday, 25 Jul 2014 | 1:10 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Wall Street is still hungry for fast-casual restaurant chains. Others, including Zoe's Kitchen Inc., Potbelly Corp. and Noodles& Co., also climbed in their initial public offerings.

  • LONDON, July 25- Foreign equity and bond investors who had tentatively ventured back into Russia after a huge early-2014 selloff are again slashing their holdings for fear of being caught in the crossfire of Western sanctions. Russia has fared worst among the big emerging equity markets this year, with dollar-based losses of 13 percent.

  • Family feud sparks revolt at grocery store chain Friday, 25 Jul 2014 | 1:55 AM ET

    WEST BRIDGEWATER, Mass.— It's been called a David vs. They are demanding the reinstatement of beloved former CEO Arthur T. Demoulas, whom they credit with keeping prices low, treating them well and guiding the company's success.

  • FOX LAKE, Ill., July 25- The news about deadly crashes linked to a faulty ignition switch, followed by wave upon wave of recalls, did not bode well for General Motors dealers earlier this year. It conjured visions of worried, frustrated drivers pouring onto lots like Raymond Chevrolet, outside of Chicago.

  • WASHINGTON, July 24- The U.S. Macy's sales employees in the cosmetics and fragrances departments in Saugus, Massachusetts can now vote on whether to join the United Food and Commercial Workers Union. The board's move signals its willingness to apply to other industries a standard it set in its 2011 decision in Specialty Healthcare.

  • Correction: Housing-Clinging to Low Rates story Thursday, 24 Jul 2014 | 5:07 PM ET

    WASHINGTON— In a story July 11 about people who are hesitant to sell their homes and give up their ultra-low mortgage rates, The Associated Press reported erroneously that a rental index compiled by real estate data provider Zillow had risen 19 percent in the past year.

  • Money market fund assets fell $2.18 billion Thursday, 24 Jul 2014 | 4:12 PM ET

    Total U.S. money market mutual fund assets fell $2.18 billion to $2.56 trillion for the week that ended Wednesday, according to the Investment Company Institute. Assets in the nation's retail money market mutual funds fell $2.84 billion to $896.27 billion, the Washington- based mutual fund trade group said Thursday.

  • In a somewhat tense exchange at a congressional hearing, SEC Corporation Finance Director Keith Higgins and Massachusetts Democrat Stephen Lynch went back and forth over the issue, with Higgins saying the SEC does not use waiver denials to punish wrongdoers. "The SEC needs to ensure that the American people are protected from egregious conduct...

  • Eau Canada: Caravan totes water to Detroit Thursday, 24 Jul 2014 | 12:42 PM ET

    DETROIT— A caravan of Canadians bringing jugs with 1,000 liters of water arrived in Detroit on Thursday afternoon in a symbolic protest against the bankrupt city shutting off water to residents who haven't paid their bills. Eleven vehicles passed through the Detroit Windsor Tunnel under the Detroit River.

  • 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.

  • UPDATE 3-Dunkin' Brands cuts 2014 forecast; shares fall Thursday, 24 Jul 2014 | 11:32 AM ET

    July 24- Dunkin' Brands Group Inc cut its 2014 outlook on Thursday as its U.S. doughnut shops battled fast-food rivals like McDonald's Corp and high milk prices softened profits from its international Baskin-Robbins ice cream business. The company also cited weakness in its Baskin-Robbins joint venture in Japan for the reduction in its 2014 forecast.

  • July 24- Boston Scientific Corp, which makes medical equipment, on Thursday reported a slightly higher-than-expected quarterly profit as improvements in its heart device business helped drive revenue up 4 percent.

  • July 24- Dunkin' Brands Group Inc cut its full-year forecasts on Thursday, as its U.S. Dunkin' Donuts shops battled fierce competition from fast-food rivals like McDonald's Corp and as high milk prices softened profits from its international Baskin-Robbins ice cream business.

  • July 24- Dunkin' Brands Group Inc reported weaker-than-expected U.S. quarterly same-restaurant sales due in part to a cold and rainy start to the spring season, and cut its full-year adjusted profit and sales forecasts.

  • Boston Scientific 2Q profit falls 97 percent Thursday, 24 Jul 2014 | 7:42 AM ET

    MARLBOROUGH, Mass.— Boston Scientific Corp. reported second-quarter earnings that sank 97 percent, as a heavy lawsuit-related charge and other expenses weighed on the medical device maker's results.

  • SPENCER, Mass., July 24- Tucked off a two-lane highway in a hilly, wooded section of central Massachusetts, a group of Roman Catholic monks has embraced a centuries-old tradition they hope can sustain their aging members in a world of rapidly rising health costs.