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  • FAA proposes to fine Southwest Airlines $12M Monday, 28 Jul 2014 | 2:14 PM ET

    The FAA said that beginning in 2006 Southwest made "extreme makeover" alterations to eliminate potential cracking of the aluminum skin on 44 jetliners.

  • Business events scheduled for Tuesday Monday, 28 Jul 2014 | 2:10 PM ET

    WASHINGTON— Standard& Poor's releases S&P/Case-Shiller index of home prices for May, 9 a.m.. WASHINGTON— The Conference Board releases the Consumer Confidence Index for July, 10 a.m.. WASHINGTON— House Energy and Commerce subcommittee hearing on EPA's proposed clean power plan and grid reliability challenges.

  • Pro on Twitter earnings: Buy Facebook instead Monday, 28 Jul 2014 | 1:52 PM ET
    The Twitter logo is displayed on the facade of the company's headquarters in San Francisco.

    It seems few investors are getting behind Twitter's stock as the micro-blogging company readies to report earnings Tuesday.

  • Most active New York Stock Exchange-traded stocks Monday, 28 Jul 2014 | 1:31 PM ET

    NEW YORK— A look at New York Stock Exchange 10 most-active stocks at the close of trading:. AT&T Inc. rose. 3 percent to $35.65 with 20,239,900 shares traded. Advanced Micro Devices Inc. fell. 8 percent to $3.73 with 29,729,900 shares traded.

  • Fashion industry, retailers and the gender binary Monday, 28 Jul 2014 | 12:40 PM ET

    NEW YORK— As a transgender woman who began her transition about a year ago, Kylie Jack is still figuring out her fashion style, but she wanted one thing right away: well-fitting bras. Friends recommended Petticoat Fair in Austin, Texas, where she lives.

  • Medicare's own health looking better, report says Monday, 28 Jul 2014 | 12:16 PM ET

    WASHINGTON— Medicare's financial future is looking brighter despite a growing wave of baby boomers reaching retirement. As for Social Security, its massive retirement program will remain solvent until 2034, although disability benefits are in more immediate danger.

  • Arkansas AG asks to help defend drilling tax break Monday, 28 Jul 2014 | 10:57 AM ET

    LITTLE ROCK, Ark.— Attorney General Dustin McDaniel wants to help defend in court a $5 million tax break legislators gave natural gas drillers earlier this year, asking to step in and assist in the case after the state's chief finance officer said he believed the exemption was unconstitutional.

  • Investors more wary over tech stock run Monday, 28 Jul 2014 | 10:12 AM ET
    Trader on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    Many so-called momentum stocks have rebounded as economic data have been mixed and volatility remained low. Financial Times reports.

  • 'Crazy Eyes' actress Uzo Aduba is crazy about fans Monday, 28 Jul 2014 | 9:16 AM ET

    LOS ANGELES— "Orange Is the New Black" actress Uzo Aduba is flooded with marriage proposals these days. "People on the street, people on Twitter ask,' Can I be your prison wife? Aduba plays Suzanne "Crazy Eyes" Warren on the Netflix Inc. original series about a women's prison.

  • Take off your clothes to make it in TV Monday, 28 Jul 2014 | 8:43 AM ET

    NEW YORK— A contestant on a new VH1 dating show didn't beckon a woman to walk in front of him out of politeness. That program's success since its June 2013 premiere begat VH1's "Dating Naked" and TLC's real estate show "Buying Naked," with more in the planning stages.

  • Nissan profit rises on strong sales, cheap yen Monday, 28 Jul 2014 | 4:08 AM ET

    TOKYO— Nissan's quarterly profit rose nearly 37 percent, helped by a favorable exchange rate and healthy sales in North America and China. Nissan's vehicle sales grew in the robust North American market, on solid demand for the Rogue crossover and the Altima sedan, offsetting shaky Japan, where a rise in the consumption tax dampened sales overall.

  • Deal to improve veterans' health care costs $17B Monday, 28 Jul 2014 | 3:50 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— A bipartisan deal announced Monday would authorize about $17 billion to help veterans avoid long waits for health care, hire more doctors and nurses to treat veterans and make it easier to fire executives at the Department of Veterans Affairs.

  • Not in my backyard: US sending dirty coal abroad Monday, 28 Jul 2014 | 12:01 AM ET

    NEWPORT NEWS, Va.— NEWPORT NEWS, Va.— Coal from Appalachia rumbles into this port city, 150 railroad cars at a time, bound for the belly of the massive cargo ship Prime Lily. The ship soon sets sail for South America, its 80,000 tons of coal destined for power plants and factories, an export of American energy— and pollution.

  • US exports help Germany increase coal, pollution Monday, 28 Jul 2014 | 12:01 AM ET

    LUENEN, Germany— One of Germany's newest coal-fired power plants rises here from the banks of a 100- year-old canal that once shipped coal mined from the Ruhr Valley to the world. Coal mining's demise in Germany comes as the country is experiencing a resurgence in coal-fired power, one which the U.S. increasingly has helped supply.

  • Twitter & 11 other earnings Cramer wouldn’t miss Sunday, 27 Jul 2014 | 10:52 PM ET

    Jim Cramer sees plenty of money making opportunities scattered across almost every sector of the market. Here's what's on his calendar.

  • Professors object to FAA restrictions on drone use Sunday, 27 Jul 2014 | 10:27 PM ET

    The FAA allows hobbyists to use model aircraft or small drones so long as they keep them away from airports, fly them under 400 feet and keep the aircraft within sight of the remote-controlling operator at all times.

  • 'Lucy' tops 'Hercules' with $44M at box office Sunday, 27 Jul 2014 | 11:44 AM ET

    LOS ANGELES— Luc Besson's "Lucy" proved mind can overpower muscle, topping a remake of "Hercules" by director Brett Ratner at the box office on the weekend. The Universal Pictures- released movie starring Scarlett Johansson as an accidental psychokinetic took in $44 million in North American movie theaters over the weekend, according to studio estimates Sunday.

  • Promises of easier nuclear construction fall short Saturday, 26 Jul 2014 | 9:44 AM ET

    The first two reactors built after a 16- year lull, Southern Co.' s Vogtle plant in Georgia and SCANA Corp.' s VC Summer plant in South Carolina, are being assembled in large modules. The factory in Louisiana that constructed the prefabricated sections struggled to meet strict quality rules.

  • Summer's busiest week for markets is here Friday, 25 Jul 2014 | 6:10 PM ET
    Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) on Friday.

    A crush of big cap earnings and arguably the most important economic reports until September make next week the busiest of the summer for markets.

  • Smaller Wall Street bonuses mean the Russians win Friday, 25 Jul 2014 | 11:51 AM ET

    Stop bashing Wall Street for a hot second and think about what smaller bonuses REALLY means, says former trader Raj Mahal.