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  • *General Dynamics, Northrop beat profit estimates. *General Dynamics reports higher aerospace orders. July 23- U.S. weapons makers General Dynamics Corp and Northrop Grumman Corp raised their 2014 profit forecasts as cost cutting allowed them to improve profitability even as defense spending by the U.S. government remained low.

  • IMF cuts US 2014 growth forecast to 1.7 percent Wednesday, 23 Jul 2014 | 1:45 PM ET
    IMF Chief and French former minister Christine Lagarde

    The IMF said it expects the U.S. economy to grow even more slowly this year than it predicted a month ago due to weakness in the first quarter.

  • Retail sales to come in below earlier estimates: NRF Wednesday, 23 Jul 2014 | 1:25 PM ET
    Shoppers at Somerset Collection shopping mall in Troy, Mich.

    Slow growth during the first half of the year caused the National Retail Federation to lower its retail sales forecast for 2014.

  • 'Made in the USA'... probably not Wednesday, 23 Jul 2014 | 11:44 AM ET
    A "Made in USA" brand label requires certification

    An Ohio company ran into trouble for issuing "Made in the USA" labels without verifying products were made in the United States.

  • Senate bill targets companies that move overseas Wednesday, 23 Jul 2014 | 11:36 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— The Senate voted Wednesday to advance an election-year bill limiting tax breaks for U.S. companies that move operations overseas. The Senate voted 93-7 to begin debating the bill, which would prevent companies from deducting expenses related to moving operations to a foreign country.

  • Inflation is about to fall—and fall hard: Insana Wednesday, 23 Jul 2014 | 11:35 AM ET

    I would bet inflationistas a truckload of scarce limes that inflation pressures are temporary and inflation is about to fall, says Ron Insana.

  • Bank of England mulls case for raising rates early Wednesday, 23 Jul 2014 | 4:36 AM ET
    The Bank of England

    BoE officials discussed the case for an early interest rate rise, but there were concerns about hurting the recovery.

  • Former trader gets 2 years in prison for fraud Wednesday, 23 Jul 2014 | 4:02 AM ET

    NEW HAVEN, Conn.— A federal judge sentenced a former Wall Street trader to two years in prison on Wednesday for securities fraud, saying he took advantage of a government bailout program. The judge also fined Jesse Litvak $1.75 million.

  • Task force collects $15.6M in unpaid wages, taxes Wednesday, 23 Jul 2014 | 12:03 AM ET

    BOSTON— A multi-agency task force in Massachusetts charged with recovering money lost in the underground economy has collected more than $15.6 million. Massachusetts Labor Secretary Rachel Kaprielian said the money included unpaid wages, back taxes, unemployment insurance premiums, fines and penalties.

  • Dr. Doom sounds warning bells, again     Tuesday, 22 Jul 2014 | 8:19 PM ET

    Marc Faber, Publisher, The Gloom, Boom & Doom Report, says stock markets have a "good chance of crashing" later this year. He also defends his past predictions.

  • Low inflation remains in the US: Expert     Tuesday, 22 Jul 2014 | 7:32 PM ET

    Zach Pandl, Portfolio Manager & Strategist at Columbia Management Investment Advisers, says underlying inflation trends in the U.S. remain benign and explains what that means for Fed's policy.

  • Excerpts from conflicting health law rulings Tuesday, 22 Jul 2014 | 4:37 PM ET

    WASHINGTON— Two federal appeals courts issued conflicting rulings Tuesday in a dispute involving crucial financing for President Barack Obama's health care law.

  • Michigan approves 9 projects to add 3,900 jobs Tuesday, 22 Jul 2014 | 2:13 PM ET

    LANSING, Mich.— Michigan on Tuesday approved state incentives for nine economic development projects expected to bring about 3,900 jobs, nearly half from General Motors consolidating engineering jobs from outside the state at a site in Michigan.

  • Telecom analyst likes Verizon, Sprint & AT&T     Tuesday, 22 Jul 2014 | 1:38 PM ET

    Discussing Verizon's earnings and which telecom stocks are a buy, with Jennifer Fritzsche, Wells Fargo Securities analyst.

  • Telecom in focus     Tuesday, 22 Jul 2014 | 1:36 PM ET

    CNBC's Morgan Brennan reports Barclays analyst Amir Rozwadowski says the telecommunications sector is trading at its largest valuation discount to the broader market in over a decade.

  • What investors like now     Tuesday, 22 Jul 2014 | 1:11 PM ET

    Discussing the best places to invest right now, with Mike Holland, Holland & Co. chairman, and Kenny Polcari, O'Neil Securities director.

  • Why New Jersey's pension crisis is just heating up Tuesday, 22 Jul 2014 | 12:49 PM ET
    New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie

    Detroit may be moving to resolve its pension crisis, but New Jersey's pension problems are just heating up.

  • Separate appeals court upholds Obamacare subsidies Tuesday, 22 Jul 2014 | 12:26 PM ET
    A man enrolls in a health insurance plan under the Affordable Care Act in Miami.

    A separate US appeals court upheld a federal regulations that implemented subsidies that are vital to President Obama's healthcare overhaul.

  • 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.

  • US STOCKS-Wall Street up on data, mixed earnings Tuesday, 22 Jul 2014 | 11:14 AM ET

    *EU threatens Russia with more sanctions, but words ring hollow. NEW YORK, July 22- U.S. stocks rose on Tuesday as inflation data was seen keeping the Federal Reserve in an equities-friendly tone, while hopes rose for an easing of tensions in Ukraine.

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