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  • July 22- Omnicom Group Inc, the largest U.S. advertising company, reported a 6.4 percent rise in quarterly revenue, led by increased spending on advertising by clients in North America.

  • *EU foreign ministers meeting eyed for message to Russia. LONDON, July 22- The dollar rose to its strongest against the euro in almost six months on Tuesday ahead of U.S. inflation numbers for June which should add to a picture of growing divergence between the U.S. and European economies.

  • July 22- Chemicals maker DuPont forecast weaker-than-expected operating earnings for the current quarter after weak agriculture sales constrained both profit and revenue. DuPont forecast operating earnings of $1.25- $1.35 per share for the second half of the year, and said it expected to realize 40 percent of those earnings in the third quarter.

  • July 22- Comcast Corp, the largest U.S. cable operator, reported quarterly revenue that fell below analysts' estimates, mainly due to higher-than-expected video subscriber losses. Net income attributable to Comcast rose to $1.99 billion, or 76 cents per share, in the second quarter ended June 30, from $1.73 billion, or 65 cents a share, a year earlier.

  • LONDON, July 22- Britain's financial watchdog has upheld a 450,000 pound fine on former JPMorgan banker Ian Hannam- a prominent dealmaker once dubbed the "king of mining"- for market abuse after a protracted court battle.

  • CIT Group buying OneWest Bank in $3.4B deal Tuesday, 22 Jul 2014 | 6:51 AM ET

    NEW YORK— CIT Group is buying regional bank OneWest Bank in a $3.4 billion cash-and-stock deal. IMB shareholders will receive $2 billion in cash and 31.3 million CIT Group shares that are currently valued at $1.4 billion. When the transaction closes, CIT Group Inc.' s banking subsidiary CIT Bank will merge with OneWest Bank under the CIT Bank sign.

  • BRUSSELS, July 22- European Union foreign ministers threatened Russia on Tuesday with harsher sanctions over Ukraine, but tougher talk may not be matched by much action after France's president signalled the disputed delivery of a warship to Moscow would go ahead.

  • July 22- Verizon Communications Inc, the largest U.S. wireless telecoms company, reported a 6 percent rise in quarterly revenue as its postpaid wireless subscriber additions rose 53 percent.

  • UPDATE 4-Oil rises above $108 on Ukraine, Gaza crisis Tuesday, 22 Jul 2014 | 6:48 AM ET

    *Fighting in Ukraine, Gaza adds to oil risk premium. LONDON, July 22- Brent crude oil rose above $108 a barrel on Tuesday, boosted by escalating political tensions over Ukraine and fighting in Gaza, while U.S. prices were supported by expectations of a drop in national stockpiles.

  • Luxury vehicle sales boost Asbury's profit Tuesday, 22 Jul 2014 | 6:43 AM ET

    July 22- U.S. auto dealer Asbury Automotive Group Inc posted a 33 percent jump in quarterly profit, driven by strong demand for luxury vehicles. The company's net income rose to $35.9 million, or $1.18 per share, in the second quarter ended June 30, from $27 million, or 87 cents per share, a year earlier. Revenue increased 12 percent to $1.50 billion.

  • *Cautions on uncertainties in Hong Kong. ZURICH, July 22- Swatch Group on Tuesday warned of an uncertain outlook for its major market Hong Kong after reporting an 11.5 percent fall in first-half profits due to a strong Swiss franc, costs linked to the Sochi Olympics and a factory fire.

  • DuPont 2Q profit climbs 3.9 percent Tuesday, 22 Jul 2014 | 6:40 AM ET

    WILMINGTON, Del.— DuPont Co. on Tuesday reported net income that climbed by 3.9 percent in its second quarter. The Wilmington, Delaware- based company said profit increased to $1.07 billion, or $1.15 per share, from $1.03 billion, or $1.11 per share, in the same quarter a year earlier.

  • CORRECTED-Centene's profit jumps 24 percent Tuesday, 22 Jul 2014 | 6:37 AM ET

    July 22- Health insurer Centene Corp posted a 24 percent jump in quarterly profit, driven by a nearly 50 percent jump in premium and services revenue. The company also bumped up the lower end of its full-year profit forecast to a range of $3.70 to $3.90 per share, from $3.60 to $3.90.

  • July 22- Health insurer Centene Corp posted a 24 percent jump in quarterly profit, driven by a nearly 50 percent jump in premium and services revenue. The company also bumped up the lower end of its full-year profit forecast to a range of $3.70 to $3.90 per share, from $3.60 to $3.90.

  • LONDON, July 22- Gold dropped on Tuesday as shares rose on speculation tensions between Russia and the West would ease after signs of cooperation from pro-Russian rebels over the Malaysian plane downed in Ukraine last week.

  • BRUSSELS, July 22- European Union foreign ministers threatened Russia on Tuesday with harsher sanctions over Ukraine, but tougher talk may not be matched by much action after France's president signaled the disputed delivery of a warship to Moscow would go ahead.

  • FACTBOX-Select Chinese cities unwind housing controls Tuesday, 22 Jul 2014 | 6:26 AM ET

    BEIJING, July 22- A handful of Chinese cities are relaxing property controls to support a cooling house market and safeguard economic growth.

  • This fragmentation is mirrored in the first-half import picture from China, the world's largest user of industrial metals and raw materials. A couple of years ago it was customary to view China's metals trade as a proxy for the health, or otherwise, of the country's manufacturing economy.

  • DuPont profit inches up 4 pct, raises dividend Tuesday, 22 Jul 2014 | 6:10 AM ET

    July 22- Chemicals maker DuPont's quarterly profit inched up 4 percent and raised its quarterly dividend for the third time in the last 27 months. Net income attributable to DuPont rose to $1.07 billion, or $1.15 per share, in the second quarter ended June 30, from $1.03 billion, or $1.11 per share, a year earlier.

  • WASHINGTON, July 22- President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden will put a spotlight on job-training programs on Tuesday as part of a White House push to boost economic opportunities for middle-class Americans, an important voting group in November elections.