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  • US aerospace conglomerate to expand in Puerto Rico Tuesday, 22 Jul 2014 | 1:52 PM ET

    SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico— Puerto Rico's governor says a U.S. aerospace manufacturing firm is investing $9 million to expand its operations on the island. Alejandro Garcia Padilla said Tuesday the expansion of UTC Aerospace Systems follows a previous investment of $15 million that has created 200 jobs in the past year.

  • WASHINGTON, July 22- U.S. home resales hit an eight month-high in June, suggesting the housing market was gradually regaining momentum and would help the economy to stay on a higher growth path this year.

  • NC tax breaks OK'd for 250 IT jobs in Charlotte Tuesday, 22 Jul 2014 | 12:18 PM ET

    RALEIGH, N.C.— An information technology consulting company plans to create 250 jobs in Charlotte within five years as it hopes to serve the city's big banks.

  • Democrats to unveil $2.7B bill on alien children Tuesday, 22 Jul 2014 | 2:44 AM ET

    With just two weeks before lawmakers' sacrosanct August break, progress is decidedly mixed on several must-pass items due to Capitol Hill partisanship, heightened by midterm elections and the Obama administration's conflicting signals to Congress.

  • Judge: FDA can't use tobacco panel menthol report Monday, 21 Jul 2014 | 6:25 PM ET

    U.S. District Court Judge Richard Leon in Washington ordered the FDA on Monday to reconstitute the tobacco panel and barred the agency from using its older report on menthol cigarettes.

  • *U.S. accuses Russia of complicity in shooting down flight MH17. NEW YORK, July 21- Oil prices rose on Monday as the threat of escalating tension between Russia and the West over the crisis in Ukraine mounted, while August U.S. crude zoomed higher prior to its expiry.

  • U.S. accuses Russia of complicity in shooting down flight MH17. *New European sanctions on Russia may heighten oil risk premium. NEW YORK, July 21- Oil prices rose on Monday as the threat of escalating tension between Russia and the West mounted, while August U.S. crude zoomed higher prior to its expiry.

  • *U.S. accuses Russia of complicity in shooting down flight MH17. *New European sanctions on Russia may heighten oil risk premium. NEW YORK, July 21- Oil prices rose on Monday as the threat grew of escalating tension between Russia and the West, while August U.S. crude zoomed higher prior to its expiry.

  • RJ Reynolds vows to fight $23.6B in damages Sunday, 20 Jul 2014 | 3:02 AM ET

    MIAMI— The nation's No. 2 cigarette maker is vowing to fight a jury verdict of $23.6 billion in punitive damages in a lawsuit filed by the widow of a longtime smoker who died of lung cancer. R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. executive J. Jeffery Raborn has called the damages awarded by a Pensacola jury "grossly excessive and impermissible under state and constitutional law."

  • *Expects full-year earnings of $3.06/ shr vs est $3.09. July 18- Apparel retailer VF Corp, which owns brands such as Timberland and The North Face, reported a fall in gross margins for the first time in nine quarters and forecast a full-year profit below the analysts' average estimate.

  • Ranking US states by job creation in past 5 years Friday, 18 Jul 2014 | 11:06 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— Since the Great Recession officially ended in June 2009, the U.S. economy has generated 7.8 million jobs. North Dakota, benefiting from an oil and gas drilling boom, has created nearly 98,000 jobs over the past five years, a 27 percent increase-- by far the best in the country.

  • July 18- VF Corp, the owner of brands such as Timberland and The North Face, reported better-than-expected quarterly profit and sales as cold weather in North America drove demand for its higher-margin outdoor and action sports brands.

  • Republicans criticize handling of IRS inquiry Thursday, 17 Jul 2014 | 3:14 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— Republicans chastised the Justice Department on Thursday for failing to share information with Congress about its investigation into the targeting of conservative groups by the Internal Revenue Service.

  • Business Highlights Wednesday, 16 Jul 2014 | 5:50 PM ET

    Rejected Fox bid for Time Warner shows growth mood. NEW YORK— In a move that aims to counter consolidation among TV distributors, Rupert Murdoch's Fox has made an unsolicited takeover offer for rival media giant Time Warner for about $76 billion in cash and stock.

  • Smith named regional exec for Berkshire Hathaway Wednesday, 16 Jul 2014 | 11:56 AM ET

    DOTHAN, Ala.— The Berkshire Hathaway Media Group has announced that Steve Smith will be regional publisher for its Alabama division. Smith will oversee the Dothan Eagle, Opelika-Auburn News, Enterprise Ledger, Eufaula Tribune, Dothan Progress and Jackson County Floridian in Mariana, Florida.

  • *Manufacturing output rises at 6.7 percent pace in Q2. WASHINGTON, July 16- U.S. manufacturing output rose at its fastest pace in more than two years in the second quarter, suggesting the economy was regaining enough momentum to lift growth throughout the year.

  • US stocks close higher; Time Warner soars Wednesday, 16 Jul 2014 | 9:23 AM ET

    Investors drove up shares in Time Warner 17 percent on news that Twenty-First Century Fox made a takeover bid for the media giant. Momentum from Intel's strong second-quarter earnings late Tuesday and news that Apple and IBM are teaming up to sell more iPhones and iPads to corporate customers helped lift major stock indexes in premarket trading.

  • Bank of America takes $4 billion litigation hit Wednesday, 16 Jul 2014 | 7:25 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Bank of America said Wednesday that its second-quarter earnings were hit by higher litigation expenses. Bank of America also said that it had reached a $650 million settlement Tuesday with American International Group Inc. to resolve all outstanding residential mortgage-backed securities litigation between the two companies.

  • Vanguard Furniture to open plant in Virginia Tuesday, 15 Jul 2014 | 1:21 PM ET

    RICHMOND, Va.— Upholstery maker Vanguard Furniture plans to open a manufacturing operation in Virginia's Carroll County that will create more than 200 jobs. Terry McAuliffe said Tuesday that the facility will be North Carolina- based Vanguard's first production operation in the state.

  • Tobacco firm Reynolds American to buy Lorillard Tuesday, 15 Jul 2014 | 7:28 AM ET

    Camel cigarette maker Reynolds American Inc.' s $25 billion deal to buy Newport maker Lorillard Inc. creates a formidable No. 2 tobacco company in the U.S. behind Marlboro maker Altria.