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Reversing a lower court ruling, the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New York said the FDA was empowered to reject two citizen challenges to its policy, which discourages but does not ban the use of penicillin and some tetracyclines in feed for chickens, cows and pigs, even if they are not sick.
*Washington has concerns about Kurdish sales, Iraq split. A sale of Kurdish crude oil to a U.S. refinery would infuriate Baghdad, which sees such deals as smuggling, and raises questions about Washington's commitment to preventing oil sales from the autonomous region.
WASHINGTON, July 24- The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits fell to the lowest level in nearly 8-1/ 2 years last week, suggesting the labor market recovery was gaining traction. "The economy is doing better," said Ryan Sweet, a senior economist at Moody's Analytics in West Chester, Pennsylvania.
July 24- Delta Air Lines said on Thursday it plans to resume service to Ben Gurion International Airport in Tel Aviv two days after halting flights amid hostilities in the region. United Airlines earlier said that it was resuming flights to and from Tel Aviv.
NEW YORK, July 24- Oil futures prices fell on Thursday, as unseasonably weak demand and plentiful supplies of crude and refined products offset strong Chinese factory data that could boost energy demand in the world's No. 2 oil consumer.
ConAgra Foods Inc. rose$. 01 or percent, to $30.84. General Mills Inc. rose$. 07 or. 1 percent, to $52.97. Hormel Foods Corp. fell$. 28 or. 6 percent, to $47.56.
Overstock.com Inc. rose 19.3 percent to $16.66. Datawatch Corp. rose 18.2 percent to $14.09. Vasco Data Security International Inc. rose 17.0 percent to $13.58.
TriState Capital Holdings Inc. fell 23.1 percent to $10.44. Angie's List Inc. fell 18.4 percent to $8.30. Inteliquent Inc. fell 15.7 percent to $11.89.
Delta Air fell$. 30 or. 8 percent, to $38.85. JetBlue Airways Corp. rose$. 02 or. 2 percent, to $11.30. Southwest Airlines Co. fell$. 01 or percent, to $28.86.
Bank of America Corp. rose$. 09 or. 5 percent, to $15.61. Citigroup Inc. rose$. 02 or percent, to $50.20. Goldman Sachs fell$. 39 or. 2 percent, to $176.43.
Aflac Inc. rose$. 30 or. 5 percent, to $63.89. American International Group rose$. 24 or. 4 percent, to $55.26. MBIA rose$. 05 or. 5 percent, to $10.04.
NEW YORK— A look at New York Stock Exchange 10 most-active stocks at 1 p.m.:. AT&T Inc. fell. 9 percent to $35.55 with 26,878,300 shares traded. Advanced Micro Devices Inc. fell. 4 percent to $3.75 with 16,512,500 shares traded.
Las Vegas Sands Corp. fell$. 42 or. 6 percent, to $73.32. MGM Resorts International fell$. 14 or. 5 percent, to $26.14. Marriott International Inc. rose$. 27 or. 4 percent, to $66.74.
eBay rose$. 71 or 1.3 percent, to $53.37. Groupon Inc. fell$. 11 or 1.7 percent, to $6.15. LinkedIn Corp. rose $3.69 or 2.1 percent, to $175.47.
Caterpillar fell $3.81 or 3.5 percent, to $104.58. Deere& Co. fell$. 44 or. 5 percent, to $87.01. Terex fell $2.76 or 6.8 percent, to $37.72.
NEW YORK— Shares of some top big-box retail companies are mixed at 1 p.m.:. Costco Wholesale Corp. rose$. 30 or. 3 percent, to $117.89. Wal-Mart Stores Inc. fell$. 71 or. 9 percent, to $76.28.
Apollo Group fell$. 11 or. 4 percent, to $29.16. Career Education Corp. fell$. 05 or 1.0 percent, to $5.00. Strayer Education Inc. rose$. 41 or. 8 percent, to $49.80.
Cigna Corp. rose$. 26 or. 3 percent, to $97.06. Humana Inc. rose$. 70 or. 5 percent, to $133.76. UnitedHealth Group rose$. 06 or. 1 percent, to $86.00.
Canadian National Railway Co. fell$. 55 or. 8 percent, to $68.54. Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd. fell$. 82 or. 4 percent, to $197.69. Kansas City Southern fell$. 08 or. 1 percent, to $115.63.
NEW YORK— A look at the 10 biggest percentage gainers on New York Stock Exchange at 1 p.m.:. Under Armour Inc. rose 14.6 percent to $69.48. Clearwater Paper Corp. rose 12.9 percent to $67.88.