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  • July 31- Canada's Bombardier Inc reported a slightly higher-than-expected second-quarter profit, boosted by higher sales of planes and trains. Aerospace revenue rose 11.4 percent to $2.51 billion in the quarter, while revenue at its transportation business climbed 9.4 percent to $2.36 billion.

  • US stocks slump as earnings disappoint Thursday, 31 Jul 2014 | 4:45 AM ET

    Argentina's stock market plunged after the South American nation defaulted on its debt for the second time in 13 years. ORGANIC MAINSTREAM: Whole Foods Market fell $1.86, or 4.8 percent, to $37.27 after reporting quarterly sales that fell shy of Wall Street expectations. That raised worries about the intensifying competition Whole Foods is facing.

  • PARIS, July 31- French aerospace group Safran raised its profit target on the back of higher-than-expected first-half earnings on Thursday, pushing its shares higher despite slower services growth and rising R&D spending.

  • Senate to consider bill to keep Export-Import Bank open Wednesday, 30 Jul 2014 | 9:31 PM ET

    The 80- year-old bank will be forced to close unless Congress acts to renew its charter by Sept. 30, but critics led by Texas congressman Jeb Hensarling have decried it as corporate welfare.

  • Airbus expects stable revenue despite order loss Wednesday, 30 Jul 2014 | 6:34 AM ET

    PARIS— European aerospace company Airbus says it expects its revenue to remain stable this year despite a big cancellation recently for some of its large A350 planes. Airbus competes fiercely with Chicago- based Boeing Co. in the global market for large civilian aircraft.

  • PARIS, July 30- Airbus Group on Wednesday reported first-half underlying operating profit up 10 percent and reaffirmed its forecasts for the year, seeking to dampen concerns among some investors about the health of the commercial jetliner market.

  • PARIS, July 30- Airbus Group on Wednesday reported first-half underlying operating profit rose 10 percent and reaffirmed its forecasts for the year, telling investors not to worry about the health of the commercial jetliner market.

  • SINGAPORE, July 30- Boeing has this year raised by 7 percent its forecast for global demand for commercial airline pilots to 533,000 over the next 20 years, citing rising deliveries of aircraft and buoyant demand from the Asia Pacific. In June, Boeing said that airlines are projected to order 36,800 new planes worth $5.2 trillion over the next 20 years.

  • July 29- Eaton Corp tempered its full-year profit forecast on Tuesday due to weaker margins in its electrical systems business and dented some Wall Street hopes for a near-term spin-off of its vehicle business, sending its shares down 6 percent.

  • Corning donates $1.8M in parts for space telescope Tuesday, 29 Jul 2014 | 10:51 AM ET

    ALBANY, N.Y.— Corning Inc. has donated $1.8 million in high-tech components for a telescope a private group wants to launch into space. The not-for-profit BoldlyGo Institute wants to put its ASTRO-1 telescope in orbit by the mid-2020s. The group, whose board includes members with links to NASA, also wants to fund an unmanned trip to Mars.

  • *Skymark says Airbus did not give it a chance to negotiate. *Airbus says Skymark was unable to perform on contract. TOKYO/ PARIS, July 29- Airbus said on Tuesday it had revoked an order for six A380 superjumbos from Skymark Airlines, losing the only Japanese customer for its biggest jet after the discount carrier struggled to raise cash to pay instalments.

  • July 29- U.S. manufacturer Eaton Corp lowered the top end of its full-year profit forecast on Tuesday due to weaker margins in its electrical systems business, sending its shares down more than 3 percent. Eaton now expects 2014 earnings in a range of $4.50 to $4.70 per share, lowering the top end from $4.90.

  • Israel's Gaza trap: Here's the real problem Tuesday, 29 Jul 2014 | 7:00 AM ET
    Shlomo Ben Ami

    Assuming Israel gets the quiet it wants, what does it intend to do with Gaza?, asks former Israeli foreign minister Shlomo Ben Ami.

  • July 29- Eaton Corp, a maker of electrical and hydraulic systems, reported a 3 percent rise in quarterly sales and said it recorded strong bookings in its electrical and aerospace businesses.

  • Obama: Plane stiffens Europe's spine on sanctions Thursday, 24 Jul 2014 | 6:16 PM ET

    WASHINGTON— President Barack Obama says the downing of a passenger jet in Ukraine "may stiffen the spine of our European partners" as they consider additional sanctions against Russia. Obama welcomed Europe's earlier sanctions against Russia, but says the actions have come "not always as fast as we'd like."

  • Jet carrying 116 people vanishes over west Africa Thursday, 24 Jul 2014 | 8:40 AM ET
    An Air Algerie jet is shown at Berlin's Schoenefeld Airport.

    A commercial jetliner carrying 116 people disappeared over west Africa after losing contact with air traffic controllers. NBC News reports.

  • CHELTENHAM, England, July 24- New business is coming from unexpected places to help power the whirring, high-tech lathes on the factory floor of Future Advanced Manufacture, one of the companies spearheading Britain's manufacturing revival.

  • British manufacturing emerges from years in the shadows Thursday, 24 Jul 2014 | 2:30 AM ET

    CHELTENHAM, England, July 24- New business is coming from unexpected places to help power the whirring, high-tech lathes on the factory floor of Future Advanced Manufacture, one of the companies spearheading Britain's manufacturing revival.

  • CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla., July 23- In what may be the ultimate in long-distance telephone service, NASA on Wednesday put out a call for a commercially owned and operated satellite network on Mars. "There is a potential communications gap in the 2020 s," NASA wrote in its solicitation, which was posted on the agency's procurement website.

  • Audit: NASA doesn't have the money for big rockets Wednesday, 23 Jul 2014 | 5:31 PM ET

    WASHINGTON— NASA doesn't have enough money to get its new, $12 billion rocket system off the ground by the end of 2017 as planned, federal auditors say. The Government Accountability Office issued a report Wednesday saying NASA's Space Launch System is at "high risk of missing" its planned December 2017 initial test flight.

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  • The business world has seen numerous individuals put their marriages, careers and good standing at risk for an extramarital dalliance. CNBC.com presents a list of people who went outside of their marriages for intimate relationships.

  • A top U.S. general in Afghanistan is now under investigation, with CNBC's Eamon Javers. Jeremy Kroll, K2 Intelligence, and Julian Sanchez, Cato Institute, also discuss cyber security.

  • CNBC's Jane Wells takes a look at the rise of women in companies that used to be dominated by men.