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During overlapping visits to Latin America, the leaders of China and Russia have been welcomed with open arms by governments that are among the most hostile to Washington, including Cuba, Nicaragua and Venezuela.
July 17- Twitter Inc, which has been struggling to revive flagging user growth, is expected to introduce new metrics to show that its microblogging service has a wider audience who may not necessarily be logged in to their accounts, the Wall Street Journal reported.
Google reported earnings that missed expectations while revenue topped Wall Street estimates on Thursday. Shares rallied in extended hours trading.
WASHINGTON— Bowing to pressure from Congress, the Social Security Administration said Thursday its field offices will continue issuing statements that recipients can use to verify their benefits. "We appreciate the feedback from members of Congress, our community stakeholders and agency partners," Colvin said in a statement.
CHAMPAIGN, Ill.— Illinois' unemployment rate fell to 7.1 percent in June, driven to its lowest level since October 2008 by a fourth straight month of improvement, the state Department of Employment Security said Thursday.
WASHINGTON— The Senate voted Thursday to extend a program that helped stabilize jittery insurance markets in the aftermath of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. The Senate voted 93-4 to extend the program through 2021. Under the program, the federal government helps pay damages for attacks that cost more than $100 million.
MOSCOW, July 17- U.S. sanctions on Russia's defense firms took aim at the most iconic names of Soviet and Russian weaponry, hitting their exports and punishing the makers of arms used by pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine.
Facebook unveils a new app, 'Mentions', intended for "verified public figures" to post content to the social networking site, Re/code reports.
WASHINGTON— The House passed a package of tax breaks Thursday designed to boost charitable donations by seniors, private foundations and procrastinators. The White House threatened to veto the bill because it would add $16 billion to the budget deficit over the next decade.
NEW YORK, July 17- U.S. stocks dropped on Thursday to hit session lows on news that a Malaysian passenger jetliner had been downed in Ukraine, fresh on the heels of new U.S. and European Union sanctions on Russia.
July 17- Credit card processor Alliance Data Systems Corp bumped up its full-year earnings forecast for the second time this year after posting a better-than-expected second-quarter profit, helped by strong sales in its customer loyalty programs business.
The fate of the spending bill and the amendments will likely depend on negotiations between the House, Senate and White House. "It is time for Congress to step in and stop the D.C. government's harassment and punishment of law-abiding citizens who simply want to defend themselves," Massie said in a statement.
WASHINGTON— Republicans chastised the Justice Department on Thursday for failing to share information with Congress about its investigation into the targeting of conservative groups by the Internal Revenue Service.
WILMINGTON, Del.— President Barack Obama announced a new program Thursday to attract more private money to help pay to build new roads and bridges as he criticized Congress for refusing to approve a more lasting source of funding.
WASHINGTON/ MOSCOW, July 16- President Barack Obama imposed the toughest U.S. sanctions yet on Russia, striking at the heart of Vladimir Putin's powerbase by targeting companies closest to him over what Washington says is Moscow's failure to curb violence in Ukraine.
TOKYO— Rocket science long dismissed as too impractical and expensive for everyday cars is getting a push into the mainstream by Toyota, the world's top-selling automaker.
Nissan Chief Executive Carlos Ghosn is advocating that women make up 10 percent of Nissan's managerial ranks in Japan by 2017.. But Ghosn said he wasn't about to rush things just because having women visible in management ranks has become more topical in Japan.
HOUSTON— A former Texas prosecutor has asked the state to pardon a woman who pleaded guilty in a 2004 car crash that killed her fiance, saying she now believes the accident was caused by a faulty General Motors ignition switch.
WASHINGTON— The Justice Department is investigating the circumstances behind the disappearance of emails from a former senior Internal Revenue Service official, part of a broader criminal inquiry into whether the agency had targeted conservative groups seeking tax-exempt status, according to congressional testimony released Wednesday.
The Food and Drug Administration is working on a label overhaul and has proposed two different versions. Writing separately in The New England Journal of Medicine on Wednesday, former FDA Commissioner David Kessler and former Centers for Disease Control and Prevention official William H. Dietz both say the FDA doesn't go far enough.