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  • BRUSSELS July 8- Omega Pharma NV, a Belgian healthcare products distributor, said any speculation about the future of the company was premature as no decision had yet been taken, following a report that it could sell itself.

  • EU at odds over debt-financed stimulus spending Tuesday, 8 Jul 2014 | 4:43 AM ET

    Germany, the Netherlands and others argued that European Union rules limiting government debt must remain unchanged, while Italy continued with its vocal campaign to seek exceptions that would allow for more spending to help reduce unemployment.

  • Why nukes keep finding trouble: They're really old Tuesday, 8 Jul 2014 | 1:01 AM ET

    MINOT AIR FORCE BASE, North Dakota— The nuclear missiles hidden in plain view across the prairies of northwest North Dakota reveal one reason why trouble keeps finding the nuclear Air Force. The Air Force asserts with pride that the missile system, more than 40 years old and designed during the Cold War to counter the now-defunct Soviet Union, is safe and secure.

  • 'Kashing in' on the Kardashian klout Monday, 7 Jul 2014 | 4:00 PM ET
    Kim Kardashian, Khloe Kardashian and Kourtney Kardashian on March 12, 2014 in Miami Beach, Florida.

    Kim, Kourtney and Khloe Kardashian are hard to ignore these days and a number of companies and brands are banking on the trio's influence being profitable.

  • Delta Air Lines cutting back flights to Venezuela Monday, 7 Jul 2014 | 12:35 PM ET

    CARACAS, Venezuela— Delta Air Lines drastically reduced service to Venezuela on Monday in a dispute with the government over revenue trapped in the South American country. The International Air Transport Association says Venezuela has prevented the repatriation of $4 billion in airline money because of currency control problems.

  • NEA wants Duncan's resignation Monday, 7 Jul 2014 | 12:19 PM ET

    WASHINGTON— The nation's largest teachers' union wants Education Secretary Arne Duncan to quit. Delegates of the National Education Association adopted a business item July 4 at its annual convention in Denver that called for his resignation.

  • 1 worker hurt in chemical leak at Dalton plant Monday, 7 Jul 2014 | 7:47 AM ET

    ATLANTA— An accident at a chemical plant in Dalton injured a worker Monday and briefly caused authorities to close roads and warn residents in nearby apartments to stay inside, officials said.

  • *Trip to Mecca aimed at confirming Muslim credentials. JAKARTA, July 7- The front-runner in Wednesday's Indonesian presidential election has flown to Mecca on a whirlwind pilgrimage in a last-ditch bid to win voters among the world's largest Muslim population and put to rest damaging suggestions that he is really a Christian.

  • 'Transformers' tops 'Tammy' on weak July 4 weekend Sunday, 6 Jul 2014 | 11:58 AM ET

    NEW YORK— The Fourth of July went off like a dud at the box office, as the Michael Bay sequel "Transformers: Age of Extinction" and the Melisa McCarthy comedy "Tammy" led the weakest summer holiday weekend in at least a decade. "This ranks as one of the lowest Fourth of Julys ever," said Paul Dergarabedian, senior media analyst for box-office tracker Rentrak.

  • Backlash stirs in US against foreign worker visas Sunday, 6 Jul 2014 | 11:21 AM ET
    Workers use remote controls to check 32-inch television sets before they are repackaged at Element Electronics in Winnsboro, South Carolina May 29, 2014.

    There is growing pushback from Americans who argue the visa program has been hijacked by staffing companies that import cheaper, lower-level workers.

  • MADRID, July 6- Spanish wireless networks provider Gowex said on Sunday it would file for bankruptcy and its CEO and founder Jenaro Garcia Martin had resigned after admitting he had reported false accounts for at least the last four years.

  • Backlash stirs in US against foreign worker visas Sunday, 6 Jul 2014 | 9:52 AM ET

    Kelly Parker was thrilled when she landed her dream job in 2012 providing tech support for Harley-Davidson's Tomahawk, Wisconsin, plants. Now she has joined a federal lawsuit alleging the global staffing firm that ran Harley-Davidson's tech support discriminated against American workers— in part by replacing them with temporary workers from South Asia.

  • Nonprofits' contraceptive cases next for justices Sunday, 6 Jul 2014 | 8:54 AM ET

    That's the difficult question behind the next legal dispute over religion, birth control and the health care law that is likely to be resolved by the Supreme Court.

  • MADRID, July 6- Spanish wireless networks provider Gowex said on Sunday it would file for bankruptcy and its CEO and founder Jenaro Garcia Martin had resigned having acknowledged reporting false accounts for at least the last four years.

  • Dubai to build world's biggest shopping center Sunday, 6 Jul 2014 | 2:26 AM ET

    Dubai ruler Sheik Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum has laid out plans for a sprawling real-estate project known as Mall of the World that will include the 8 million square foot mall, a climate-controlled street network, a theme park covered during the scorching summer months and 100 hotels and serviced apartments.

  • Democrats' Florida push calls for US shift on Cuba Saturday, 5 Jul 2014 | 8:53 AM ET

    MIAMI— When Charlie Crist went to Miami's Little Havana recently, the Democratic candidate for governor stood before a crowd and said what few politicians have in decades of scrounging for votes in the Cuban-American neighborhood: End the U.S. trade embargo against Cuba.

  • Bird known for mating dance may decide Senate fate Saturday, 5 Jul 2014 | 8:46 AM ET

    DENVER— An obscure, chicken-sized bird best known for its mating dance could help determine whether Democrats or Republicans control the U.S. Senate in November.

  • Most union members have ties to government Saturday, 5 Jul 2014 | 4:31 AM ET

    Roughly 1- in-3 public sector workers is a union member, compared with about 1- in-15 for the private sector workforce, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

  • SiriusXM fires 'Opie & Anthony' host over tweets Friday, 4 Jul 2014 | 1:42 PM ET

    NEW YORK— "Opie& Anthony" radio show host Anthony Cumia has been fired by satellite radio company SiriusXM, which cited his "racially charged" and "hate-filled" remarks on Twitter as the reason. Cumia's remarks and postings, including tweets and retweets that were degrading to women, were "abhorrent" to SiriusXM, its spokesman Patrick Reilly said Friday.

  • Major Venezuelan newspaper to be sold Friday, 4 Jul 2014 | 12:19 PM ET

    CARACAS, Venezuela— One of Venezuela's oldest and most prestigious newspapers has been sold amid increasing government pressure on independent news media.