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  • *Riyadh seeks strong Sunni representation in Iraq government. The Al Saud have long seen the conflicts in Iraq and Syria as a pivotal battle for the future of the Middle East, pitting Sunni Muslims against a radical, revolutionary, Shi'ite Iran.

  • Frontier adds flights from Cincinnati-area airport Thursday, 28 Aug 2014 | 9:41 AM ET

    CINCINNATI— Low-fare carrier Frontier Airlines announced Thursday it is doubling its service from the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport. Frontier will begin daily flights to Dallas-Fort Worth on Oct. 26, with multiday service also coming to Las Vegas; Phoenix; and Orlando and Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

  • Aug 28- JPMorgan Chase& Co is investigating a possible cyber attack and working with law enforcement authorities to determine the scope, a company spokeswoman said on Thursday morning.

  • US to begin safety testing Ebola vaccine next week Thursday, 28 Aug 2014 | 8:43 AM ET

    The National Institutes of Health announced Thursday that it is launching the safety trial on a vaccine developed by the agency's National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and GlaxoSmithKline.

  • US economy grew at brisk 4.2 pct. rate in Q2 Thursday, 28 Aug 2014 | 8:37 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— After a bleak start to the year, the U.S. economy grew at a brisk annual rate of 4.2 percent in the April-June quarter, the government said Thursday, slightly faster than it had first estimated. The Commerce Department's second estimate of growth for last quarter followed its initial estimate of 4 percent.

  • Applications for US unemployment aid slip to 298K Thursday, 28 Aug 2014 | 8:33 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits slipped 1,000 last week to a seasonally adjusted 298,000, a low level that signals employers are cutting few jobs and hiring is likely to remain strong. The four-week average, a less volatile measure, dropped to 299,750, the Labor Department said Thursday.

  • More Colorado pot seized in the mail, report says Thursday, 28 Aug 2014 | 7:04 AM ET

    DENVER— The amount of Colorado marijuana being seized en route to other states through the U.S. mail has more than quadrupled since 2010 and was destined for more states than before, according to a new report by a federally funded drug task force.

  • Ahead of the Bell: US Unemployment Benefits Thursday, 28 Aug 2014 | 6:28 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— The U.S. Labor Department reports on the number of people who applied for unemployment benefits last week. The report will be released Thursday at 8:30 a.m. Eastern. STEADY JOB GAINS: Falling applications for unemployment aid are among several signs the job market is steadily improving.

  • Obama sets no timeline for action on immigration Thursday, 28 Aug 2014 | 3:04 AM ET

    The argument goes something like this: Beyond failing to fix broken immigration laws, Congress hasn't even provided the government with enough resources to fully enforce the laws already on the books.

  • Revised estimate of Q2 growth likely to stay solid Thursday, 28 Aug 2014 | 3:02 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— After a grim start to the year, the economy roared back to life in the spring, supporting expectations that the second half of 2014 will turn out far better than the first half. On Thursday, the government will revise its estimate of just how fast the economy grew in the April-June quarter.

  • Survey: Americans' pessimism on economy has grown Thursday, 28 Aug 2014 | 12:02 AM ET

    Seventy-one percent of Americans say they think the recession exerted a permanent drag on the economy, according to a survey being released Thursday by Rutgers University. By contrast, in November 2009, five months after the recession officially ended, the Rutgers researchers found that only 49 percent thought the downturn would have lasting damage.

  • JPMorgan Chase& Co was the victim of a recent cyber attack, according to two people familiar with the incident who asked not to be identified because they were not authorized to speak publicly about the matter. They declined to elaborate on the severity of the incident, saying JPMorgan was still conducting an investigation to determine what happened.

  • DIARY -Top Economic Events to Sep 10 Wednesday, 27 Aug 2014 | 8:01 PM ET

    LUGANO, Switzerland- Swiss National Bank Vice President Jean-Pierre Danthine speaks at the UBS Session: The Role of Finance in Society- 1130 GMT. LJUBLJANA- Bled Strategic Forum 2014 in Slovenia.

  • Obama crafts legal rationale for immigration steps Wednesday, 27 Aug 2014 | 4:52 PM ET

    WASHINGTON— The White House is crafting a blame-it-on- Congress legal justification to back up President Barack Obama's impending executive actions on immigration.

  • WASHINGTON, Aug 27- Conservatives in the U.S. Congress who object to President Barack Obama's immigration policies are threatening to tie a must-pass budget bill to the issue, making for a possible showdown in September and raising the specter of a government shutdown. One year ago, Congress faced a similar task.

  • Figures on government spending and debt Wednesday, 27 Aug 2014 | 4:03 PM ET

    WASHINGTON— Figures on government spending and debt.

  • *Ukraine says more Russian soldiers crossed border in east. KIEV/ DONETSK, Ukraine, Aug 27- Ukraine accused Russia of launching a new military incursion across its eastern border on Wednesday, as hopes quickly faded that Tuesday's talks between their two presidents might mark a turning point in a five-month-old crisis.

  • Immigration could set stage for big U.S. budget showdown Wednesday, 27 Aug 2014 | 3:31 PM ET

    WASHINGTON, Aug 27- Conservatives in the U.S. Congress who object to President Barack Obama's immigration policies are threatening to tie a must-pass budget bill to the issue, making for a possible showdown in September and raising the specter of a government shutdown. One year ago, Congress faced a similar task.

  • BOSTON/ WASHINGTON, Aug 27- Time Warner Cable Inc, the No. 2 U.S. cable operator, suffered a massive network outage on Wednesday due to suspected human error that cut Internet services to some 11 million businesses and residences, prompting a New York state investigation.

  • Aug 27- The first interdealer trading platform aimed at opening up credit derivatives markets to new competition has hit roadblocks due to resistance from some banks that dominate such trading, according to several people familiar with the situation.