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  • Should US do more or less in Iraq? Lawmakers weigh in Sunday, 10 Aug 2014 | 10:49 AM ET
    Iraqis inspect the scene of a car bomb explosion outside the Shiite Mustafa prayer hall, or Husseiniya, in the southwest of the northern Kurdish controlled Iraqi city of Kirkuk.

    Lawmakers weighed in on President Barack Obama's authorization of "targeted airstrikes" in Iraq.

  • DIARY - Top Economic Events to Aug 23 Friday, 8 Aug 2014 | 8:01 PM ET

    Federal Reserve Board Vice Chairman Stanley Fischer, Bank for International Settlements Chief Economist Claudio Borio, Sveriges Riksbank Governor Stefan Ingves and Deputy Governor Karolina Ekholm will attend.

  • *Second-quarter productivity rises at 2.5 percent pace. WASHINGTON, Aug 8- Productivity at U.S. nonfarm businesses rebounded strongly in the second quarter, putting a lid on wage pressures and giving the Federal Reserve room to keep interest rates low for a while.

  • WASHINGTON, Aug 8- The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration on Friday restricted U.S. airlines and commercial operators from flying over Iraq while armed conflict raged and the United States launched air strikes. The FAA had previously, on Aug. 1, restricted U.S. airlines from flying at or below 30,000 feet over Iraq.

  • FAA prohibits US airlines from flying over Iraq Friday, 8 Aug 2014 | 11:47 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— The Obama administration ordered U.S. airlines not to fly over Iraq following the first U.S. airstrikes there Friday, while carriers from other nations said they were suspending service to the Iraqi city of Irbil because of the hostilities. The FAA previously allowed limited flights over Iraq to altitudes above 30,000 feet.

  • FAA prohibits US airlines from flying over Iraq Friday, 8 Aug 2014 | 11:16 AM ET

    The FAA notice to pilots says its action was prompted by the "potentially hazardous situation created by fighting between militants associated with the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant and Iraqi security forces and their allies." The FAA previously had limited flights over Iraq to altitudes no lower than 30,000 feet.

  • FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION ISSUES NEW ALERT ON POTENTIALLY HAZARDOUS CONDITIONS OVER IRAQ AIRSPACE.

  • Aug 8- Shares of Canada's Tekmira Pharmaceutical Corp jumped as much as 25 percent in early trading on Friday, after a regulator cleared its experimental Ebola drug for potential use in humans infected with the virus.

  • How Obama could halt tax inversions...for now Friday, 8 Aug 2014 | 9:34 AM ET
    President Barack Obama

    The Treasury Department has the authority to reduce inversion incentives, one professor says. NYT reports.

  • *Second-quarter productivity rises at 2.5 percent pace. WASHINGTON, Aug 8- U.S. nonfarm productivity rebounded more strongly than expected in the second quarter, but a sharp slowdown in unit labor costs pointed to still-tame wage pressures that could give the Federal Reserve room to keep interest rates low for a while.

  • WASHINGTON, Aug 8- U.S. nonfarm productivity rebounded more strongly than expected in the second quarter, but a sharp slowdown in unit labor costs pointed to still-tame wage pressures that could give the Federal Reserve room to keep interest rates low for a while.

  • NEW YORK,- A Manhattan federal judge on Thursday said the U.S. Department of Justice may pursue most of its lawsuit accusing Novartis AG of civil fraud for allegedly using kickbacks to boost sales of drugs covered by Medicare and Medicaid.

  • NEW YORK, Aug 7- A Manhattan federal judge on Thursday said the U.S. Department of Justice may pursue most of its lawsuit accusing Novartis AG of civil fraud for allegedly using kickbacks to boost sales of drugs covered by Medicare and Medicaid.

  • Many US families feel economic stress: Fed Thursday, 7 Aug 2014 | 7:32 PM ET

    25 percent of U.S. families feel they are under economic stress and most do not expect wages to rise in the next year, according to a new Fed study.

  • WASHINGTON, Aug 7- An influential U.S. senator is encouraging the Internal Revenue Service to stamp out deals that allow companies to relocate their headquarters overseas in search of lower tax rates.

  • WASHINGTON, Aug 7- John Norris, a commissioner with the U.S. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, said on Thursday he will resign almost three years before his term expires to take up a post with the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

  • FDA lifts hold on experimental Ebola drug Thursday, 7 Aug 2014 | 5:25 PM ET

    Canadian drugmaker Tekmira Pharmaceuticals Corp. said the U.S. Food and Drug Administration modified a hold recently placed on the company's drug after safety issues emerged in human testing. But last month the FDA halted a small study of the injection in adults to request additional safety information.

  • Fed survey: 25 pct of households 'just getting by' Thursday, 7 Aug 2014 | 3:38 PM ET

    WASHINGTON— A quarter of U.S. households say they're "just getting by" financially, a survey by the Federal Reserve shows. The Fed issued the first-time report Thursday, describing it as a snapshot of how Americans perceive their financial and economic well-being. The survey of about 4,100 households was conducted from Sept. 17 through Oct. 4, 2013.

  • WASHINGTON, Aug 7- A quarter of U.S. families feel they are under economic stress due to the aftershock of the Great Recession and most do not expect their wages to increase in the next year, according to a new Federal Reserve study released on Thursday.

  • Many families still struggling from recession: Fed Thursday, 7 Aug 2014 | 1:10 PM ET

    Many U.S. families feel they are under economic stress in the aftershock of the Great Recession, a Federal Reserve report says.