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  • Scientists make love, war weapons in 'Manhattan' Friday, 25 Jul 2014 | 9:41 AM ET

    LOS ANGELES— Writer-producer Sam Shaw was grappling with how to craft a TV drama about the war on terror and the price it exacts from those who keep its secrets. The drama is set in a makeshift, desolate Southwestern desert community, one of several that sprang up as part of the Manhattan Project aiming to beat Nazi Germany to the bomb.

  • Deadly fungus spreads in Everglades, killing trees Friday, 25 Jul 2014 | 4:40 AM ET

    MIAMI— A fungus carried by an invasive beetle from southeast Asia is felling trees across the Everglades, and experts have not found a way to stop a way to stop the blight from spreading.

  • Towering worry: Small holes cause big jitters Friday, 25 Jul 2014 | 4:27 AM ET

    SEOUL, South Korea— For the developers of the world's sixth tallest building near Seoul, a mysteriously shrinking lake and the appearance of small sinkholes in residential neighborhoods couldn't have come at a more inopportune time.

  • APNewsBreak: Gun law based on flawed estimate Friday, 25 Jul 2014 | 3:00 AM ET

    DENVER— A law expanding background check requirements on Colorado gun sales has been in effect for about a year, and an Associated Press analysis of state data compiled during that span shows the projected impact was vastly overstated in a key budget report.

  • Correction: Housing-Clinging to Low Rates story Thursday, 24 Jul 2014 | 5:07 PM ET

    WASHINGTON— In a story July 11 about people who are hesitant to sell their homes and give up their ultra-low mortgage rates, The Associated Press reported erroneously that a rental index compiled by real estate data provider Zillow had risen 19 percent in the past year.

  • Most active New York Stock Exchange-traded stocks Thursday, 24 Jul 2014 | 1:23 PM ET

    NEW YORK— A look at New York Stock Exchange 10 most-active stocks at the close of trading:. AT&T Inc. fell 1.1 percent to $35.50 with 43,462,800 shares traded. Advanced Micro Devices Inc. fell. 8 percent to $3.73 with 27,512,600 shares traded.

  • A-List Southwest passenger kicked off flight     Thursday, 24 Jul 2014 | 1:16 PM ET

    CNBC's Phil LeBeau speaks to Duff Watson, the man who was denied boarding a Southwest Airlines flight after a tweet he made.

  • Facebook jumps to all-time high, doubles IPO price Thursday, 24 Jul 2014 | 12:35 PM ET
    The share price of Facebook stock is seen at the Nasdaq stock market in New York.

    Shares of Facebook hit a record high after a surge in mobile advertising revenue helped the world's No. 1 social network trounce analysts' estimates.

  • Varying health premium subsidies worry consumers Thursday, 24 Jul 2014 | 12:24 PM ET

    MIAMI— Linda Close was grateful to learn she qualified for a sizable subsidy to help pay for her health insurance under the new federal law. The Associated Press has reviewed Close's various subsidy amounts and dates to verify the information, but she asked that her financial information and medical history not be published for privacy reasons.

  • Retailers fighting 'funk' every way they can Thursday, 24 Jul 2014 | 12:16 PM ET
    Fendi is trying out a temporary "pop-up" store to attract a younger consumer in New York City. Bright colors inside the store feature neon signs to promote the #FendiSoho hashtag.

    Retailers have been trying to get a fresh read on the consumer and can't afford to sit back and wait for consumers to get out of their funk.

  • July 24- Shares of Facebook Inc hit a record high on Thursday after a surge in mobile advertising revenue helped the world's No. 1 social network trounce analysts' expectations for quarterly profit and revenue.

  • July 24- Shares of Facebook Inc were set to open at a record high on Thursday after a surge in mobile advertising revenue helped the world's No. 1 social network trounce analysts' expectations for quarterly profit and revenue. At least 18 brokerages raised their price targets on the stock, by as much as $15 to a high of $100.

  • Markets solid amid mixed US economic news Thursday, 24 Jul 2014 | 4:05 AM ET

    TOKYO— World shares were rattled Thursday by reports the European Union is weighing stiffer financial sanctions against Russia.

  • Texas governor's startup fund is not all it seems Thursday, 24 Jul 2014 | 2:36 AM ET

    A few have forfeited their right to do business in Texas by not filing tax reports. Perry, the longest-serving governor in Texas history and a possible 2016 presidential candidate, has for several years travelled the country extolling the strength of the Texas economy and bragging about his efforts to bring new investment to the state, including the tech fund.

  • Israelis rush to apps in Gaza conflict Thursday, 24 Jul 2014 | 1:33 AM ET

    Israelis have used smartphones, mobile applications and telecoms technology to try to minimize casualties in the latest conflict in Gaza.

  • UN human development report faults inequality Thursday, 24 Jul 2014 | 1:02 AM ET

    TOKYO— Improvements in life spans, education and incomes are slowing due to natural disasters, misguided government policies and worsening inequality in a world where the 85 richest people have as much wealth as the 3.5 billion poorest people, the United Nations said Thursday in its annual human development report.

  • Twitter admits to diversity problem in workforce Wednesday, 23 Jul 2014 | 5:47 PM ET

    SAN FRANCISCO— Twitter acknowledged that it has been hiring too many white and Asian men to fill high-paying technology jobs, just like several other major companies in Silicon Valley.

  • Facebook earnings beat, shares hit all-time high Wednesday, 23 Jul 2014 | 4:51 PM ET
    The Facebook  logo is displayed on an Apple iPad Air in this photo in Washington.

    Facebook reported earnings and revenue that beat estimates in the second quarter, thanks to its robust mobile ad business.

  • Israel, Hamas and the social media weapon Wednesday, 23 Jul 2014 | 1:00 PM ET

    While the bombs and bullets fly, Israel and Hamas are investing in a new but very effective weapon: social media.

  • Facebook and Twitter head into retail terrain Wednesday, 23 Jul 2014 | 12:57 PM ET

    Facebook and Twitter face different growth scenarios, but both are now focusing their gaze on the same market: Retail.