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  • WASHINGTON, July 25- The U.S. House Financial Services Committee said on Friday that it will vote on a bill next week aimed at bringing more transparency to the Federal Reserve, including the controversial requirement of adopting a rules-based approach to its policy.

  • NEW YORK, July 25- Cynk Technology shares plummeted to close down about 85 percent on Friday after a trading suspension was lifted, but the stock was only being exchanged in private deals.

  • US plans wide seismic testing of sea floor Friday, 25 Jul 2014 | 3:31 PM ET

    ATLANTIC CITY, N.J.— The federal government is planning to use sound blasting to conduct research on the ocean floor along most of the East Coast, using technology similar to that which spawned a court battle between environmentalists and researchers in New Jersey this summer.

  • NEW YORK, July 25- Cynk Technology shares plummeted more than 80 percent on Friday after the end of a trading suspension, but the stock was only being exchanged in private deals.

  • WASHINGTON, July 25- A conservative U.S. lawmaker called on Friday for the Export-Import Bank to halt deals with Russia, while a U.S. company warned that closing the export credit agency would stymie a project helping to wean Ukraine off Russian energy.

  • AP names new enterprise editor for western US Friday, 25 Jul 2014 | 2:01 PM ET

    PHOENIX— Raghu Vadarevu, an editor on The Associated Press' West Desk, has been promoted to West assistant editor for enterprise. The appointment was announced Friday by West Region Editor Traci Carl, who oversees news for 13 states.

  • U.S. lawmaker urges halt to Ex-Im deals in Russia Friday, 25 Jul 2014 | 1:39 PM ET

    WASHINGTON, July 25- A conservative U.S. lawmaker called on Friday for the Export-Import Bank to halt deals with Russia, while a U.S. company warned that closing the export credit agency would stymie a project helping to wean Ukraine off Russian energy.

  • *Amazon.com, Visa down after disappointing results. NEW YORK, July 25- U.S. earnings disappointments, including from 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.

  • *Amazon.com, Visa down after disappointing results. U.S. stocks were lower in early trading, hurt by results from Amazon.com and Visa, the two biggest drags on the S&P 500. Amazon dropped 11.1 percent to $318.79, while Visa was down 4.9 percent at $211.90.

  • *Baidu jumps as net profit soars. NEW YORK, July 25- Disappointing earnings from Amazon and Visa dragged U.S. stocks lower on Friday in a broad selloff led by consumer discretionary shares.

  • The PHLX housing sector index fell 2.36 percent, with shares of D.R. Horton Inc, the No. 1 U.S. homebuilder, dropping more than 3 percent. D.R. Horton spooked investors on Thursday when it reported a 23- percent drop in third-quarter profit.

  • Wyndham 2Q profit rises 15 percent Thursday, 24 Jul 2014 | 10:43 AM ET

    PARSIPPANY, N.J.— Wyndham Worldwide Corp. on Thursday reported earnings that rose by 15 percent in its second quarter, and topped analysts' expectations. The Parsippany, New Jersey- based company said profit increased to $153 million, or $1.20 per share, from $133 million, or 98 cents per share, in the same quarter a year ago.

  • July 24- Shares of radio station operator Townsquare Media LLC fell as much as 7 percent in their market debut, valuing the company at about $172 million. The Greenwich, Connecticut- based company's IPO raised about $91.3 million, after its offering of 8.3 million Class A shares was priced at $11, below its expected price range of $14- $16.

  • US airlines to resume flights to Israel Thursday, 24 Jul 2014 | 9:22 AM ET

    The FAA's ban, imposed out of concern for the risk of planes being hit by Hamas rockets, became a hot button topic in both U.S.-Israeli diplomacy and Washington politics. Chicago- based United Airlines is set to resume service to Tel Aviv with a 4:45 p.m. eastern flight from Newark, New Jersey.

  • How states fared on unemployment benefit claims Thursday, 24 Jul 2014 | 8:58 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— Applications for U.S. unemployment benefits plunged last week, a sign that the economy is building strength. The Labor Department said Thursday that applications for jobless aid fell 19,000 to a seasonally adjusted 284,000. The fewest people sought benefits since February 2006, almost two years before the start of the Great Recession.

  • New Jersey sues over Florida pizza shop logo Thursday, 24 Jul 2014 | 7:24 AM ET

    TRENTON, N.J.— The New Jersey Turnpike Authority wants a Florida pizza shop to pay a big toll for using a logo similar to the Garden State Parkway's green and yellow signs. It said in the suit that the company is trying to trade upon the fame of the Garden State Parkway logo to attract customers and potential franchisees.

  • US lifts ban on flights to Tel Aviv airport Thursday, 24 Jul 2014 | 12:15 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— The Federal Aviation Administration has lifted its ban on U.S. flights in and out of Israel.

  • BOSTON, July 23- New rules announced on Wednesday will likely drive safety-oriented retail investors away from some money market funds because they highlight risks and make it harder to pull cash out when market turmoil strikes.

  • WASHINGTON, July 23- Wages may be growing at a faster clip than envisaged by U.S. policymakers, with a recent raft of business surveys showing an increase in the number of companies raising compensation.

  • Mayor: 6 potential buyers for Revel casino Wednesday, 23 Jul 2014 | 3:52 PM ET

    ATLANTIC CITY, N.J.— Atlantic City's mayor said Wednesday there are six potential buyers for the Revel Casino Hotel, which is up for sale next month at a bankruptcy auction. However, a deed restriction as part of the sale from Caesars Entertainment to a Florida firm prohibits the building from being used again as a casino.