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  • 'Apes' outmuscles 'The Purge' at box office Sunday, 20 Jul 2014 | 12:29 PM ET

    20th Century Fox's science fiction sequel outmuscled a trio of new films to top the North American box office for the second-straight week with $36 million, according to studio estimates Sunday. Universal's low-budget sequel to last year's surprise hit, "The Purge," opened with $28.4 million, down from the $34.1 million the original scared up on opening weekend.

  • NY building shows how mod design stacks up as cool Sunday, 20 Jul 2014 | 10:15 AM ET

    NEW YORK— In a city piled high with ambitious architecture, a seven-floor structure off the beaten path boasts a distinction of its own: It's billed as the first multistory, modular-built apartment building to open in the nation's apartment capital.

  • Look who's in the stock market now: Millennials Sunday, 20 Jul 2014 | 9:00 AM ET

    A survey suggests millennials may be viewing stocks as 'easy money' to pay back debt.

  • RJ Reynolds vows to fight $23.6B in damages Sunday, 20 Jul 2014 | 3:02 AM ET

    MIAMI— The nation's No. 2 cigarette maker is vowing to fight a jury verdict of $23.6 billion in punitive damages in a lawsuit filed by the widow of a longtime smoker who died of lung cancer. R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. executive J. Jeffery Raborn has called the damages awarded by a Pensacola jury "grossly excessive and impermissible under state and constitutional law."

  • Q&A: How Malaysia Airlines can salvage its brand Saturday, 19 Jul 2014 | 11:36 PM ET

    Malaysia Airlines is in uncharted territory after the disappearance of Flight 370 in March with 239 people aboard was followed this week by the downing of another of its jets, carrying 298 people, over Ukraine. An even bigger question mark now hangs over the future of Malaysia Airlines, with its brand tied to two almost unfathomable tragedies.

  • Fla. jury slams RJ Reynolds with $23.6B in damages Saturday, 19 Jul 2014 | 3:48 PM ET

    MIAMI— A Florida jury has slammed the nation's No. 2 cigarette maker, R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co., with $23.6 billion in punitive damages in a lawsuit filed by the widow of a longtime smoker who died of lung cancer in 1996.. The case is one of thousands filed in Florida after the state Supreme Court in 2006 tossed out a $145 billion class action verdict.

  • Hours after the Malaysia Airlines jetliner was shot down in eastern Ukraine on Thursday, killing 298 people, SIA's Facebook and Twitter updates said its own flights were not using Ukraine airspace. "You better come up with a more considerate, diplomatic and a more sensitive status before you lose customers," said a post by Edwin Lim on SIA's Facebook page.

  • Experts: Social media can feed Munchausen by proxy Saturday, 19 Jul 2014 | 12:59 PM ET

    Lacey Spears, of Scottsville, Kentucky, has pleaded not guilty to charges of depraved murder and manslaughter in the January death of her son, Garnett-Paul Spears, whose sodium levels rose to an extremely dangerous level with no medical explanation.

  • 2 ag-gag laws facing federal court challenges Saturday, 19 Jul 2014 | 11:40 AM ET

    DES MOINES, Iowa— The years-long fight between farm organizations and animal rights activists over laws prohibiting secretly filmed documentation of animal abuse is moving from state legislatures to federal courts as laws in Utah and Idaho face constitutional challenges.

  • Singapore Airlines apologizes over Ukraine remarks Saturday, 19 Jul 2014 | 8:49 AM ET

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia— Singapore Airlines apologized Saturday over social media remarks it posted after the Malaysian jetliner was shot down that were taken by many as being insensitive.

  • US states with higher minimum wages gain more jobs Saturday, 19 Jul 2014 | 3:01 AM ET

    A Congressional Budget Office report earlier this year lent some support for that view. It found that a minimum wage of $10.10 an hour, as President Obama supports, could cost 500,000 jobs nationwide.

  • Get long Twitter: Grasso     Friday, 18 Jul 2014 | 5:12 PM ET

    Twitter is acquiring payment startup CardSpring to boost in-app purchases. "Fast Money" trader Steve Grasso

  • LOS ANGELES, July 18- Twenty-First Century Fox cannot buy publisher Tribune Co or its Los Angeles Times newspaper, Fox Chief Executive Rupert Murdoch wrote on Twitter on Friday, citing U.S. laws on media ownership. "Sorry can't buy Trib group or LA Times- cross-ownership laws from another age still in place," said tweets attributed to Murdoch.

  • IRS says hard drive that lost emails destroyed Friday, 18 Jul 2014 | 4:44 PM ET

    WASHINGTON— The IRS said Friday that Lois Lerner's computer hard drive was destroyed three years ago, ending any chance of retrieving her lost emails. In court papers, the IRS said the hard drive was destroyed after two sets of trained technicians tried to retrieve the data. The IRS says Lerner's computer crashed in 2011, destroying an untold number of emails.

  • Tea party groups' suit against IRS moves forward Friday, 18 Jul 2014 | 2:56 PM ET

    In her ruling Thursday, Judge Susan Dlott allowed two of the tea party groups' claims— including that the IRS discriminated and retaliated against them based on their views in violation of their free speech rights— to survive to trial.

  • Murdoch says he cannot buy Tribune or LA Times Friday, 18 Jul 2014 | 2:23 PM ET

    LOS ANGELES, July 18- Twenty-First Century Fox cannot buy publisher Tribune Co or its Los Angeles Times newspaper, Fox Chief Executive Rupert Murdoch wrote on Twitter on Friday, citing U.S. laws on media ownership. "Sorry can't buy Trib group or LA Times- cross-ownership laws from another age still in place," said tweets attributed to Murdoch.

  • Your first trade for Monday Friday, 18 Jul 2014 | 1:43 PM ET

    The "Fast Money" traders share their final trades of the day.

  • 'Treme' actor settling profiling suit vs. Macy's Friday, 18 Jul 2014 | 12:17 PM ET

    Rob Brown's case has been "settled in principle," Macy's Inc. said in a statement Friday; a federal judge also indicated in a filing Wednesday that an agreement was in the works. Brown's lawyers, Douglas Wigdor and Nicholas Elefterakis, didn't immediately respond to inquiries.

  • Prosecutor to monitor for-profit college chain Friday, 18 Jul 2014 | 11:00 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— Former federal prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald has agreed to serve as an independent monitor of a troubled for-profit education company serving 72,000 students that has agreed to sell or close its campuses, the Education Department said Friday.

  • July 18- Google Inc is the best placed of any company to benefit from the shift to mobile, increased local advertising and wearables, analysts said after the search giant posted its 18th straight quarter of 20 percent- plus revenue growth. Google shares were up 2 percent at $593.37 in early trading on the Nasdaq.