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  • NEW YORK, July 27- Comcast Corp reported a 5 percent drop in quarterly profit on Wednesday, hurt by lower film division sales, but managed to beat Wall Street expectations due to growth in its business services and high-speed internet units. Second-quarter revenue rose 2.8 percent to $19.27 billion from a year earlier and slightly exceeded the analysts' average...

  • NEW YORK, July 27- Comcast Corp reported a 5 percent drop in quarterly profit on Wednesday, hurt by lower film division sales, but managed to beat Wall Street expectations due to growth in its business services and high-speed internet units. The largest U.S. cable operator posted total revenue of $19.27 billion in the quarter ended June 30, up 2.8 percent from a year...

  • WASHINGTON, July 23- Recent attacks on civilians in the U.S. and Europe have exposed a gap in the intelligence community's efforts to track suspected extremists and prevent mass killings, a half dozen American, British and French counterterrorism officials told Reuters. They included the mass shooting at a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida; the murder of a...

  • July 20- Massachusetts will ban the sale of "copycat" assault-style weapons similar to those increasingly used in mass shootings, state Attorney General Maura Healey said on Wednesday. "The gun industry has openly defied our laws here in Massachusetts for nearly two decades. They have been used in massacres in Orlando, Florida; San Bernardino, California; Newtown,...

  • ORLANDO, Fla. _ Tupperware Brands Corp. on Wednesday reported second-quarter earnings of $52.4 million. The average estimate of six analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of $1.11 per share. Three analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $562.9 million.

  • Widely embraced in the heavily Republican, gun-loving community of Boonville, which is just off Interstate 70 in central Missouri, CMMG is seeking a $200,000 forgivable loan to move its roughly 50 jobs from Fayette, about 15 miles to the northeast. Earlier this month, the Boonville City Council voted to transfer $500,000 to the local Industrial Development...

  • *Dollar hits 3- week high vs yen after mostly upbeat China data. TOKYO, July 15- Asian shares extended gains to nine-month highs on Friday, on track for a solid weekly rise, as better-than-expected economic data from China lifted risk sentiment that was already buoyant after record highs on Wall Street. Financial bookmakers at IG and CMC Markets expected...

  • *News of truck attack in France bolsters safe-haven yen. TOKYO, July 15- Asian shares rose to eight-month highs on Friday, on track for solid weekly gains, as record highs on Wall Street offset the impact on sentiment of an attack in France that lifted the safe-haven yen. "I don't think that will have a big impact on the market today" in Asian trading, said Kaneo Ogino,...

  • WASHINGTON, July 9- A trade deal fight led by U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders on Saturday failed to fully materialize as rival and presumptive nominee Hillary Clinton announced a compromise to expand mandatory healthcare funding over the next decade. At a meeting of the Democratic Party draft platform committee in Orlando, Florida, on...

  • Dallas police officers escort residents near the scene where eleven Dallas police officers were shot and five have now died on July 8, 2016 in Dallas, Texas.

    Never have two presidential nominees been as unpopular as Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton, and The NYT says its affecting their unity efforts.

  • WASHINGTON/ NEW YORK, July 7- The United States has tentatively approved flights on eight U.S. airlines to Havana as early as this autumn, with American Airlines Group Inc receiving the largest share of the limited routes, the Transportation Department said on Thursday. The decision, about a year after the United States and Cuba re-established diplomatic...

  • WASHINGTON/ NEW YORK, July 7- The United States has tentatively approved flights on eight U.S. airlines to Havana as early as this fall, with American Airlines Group Inc receiving the largest share of the limited routes, the U.S. Transportation Department said Thursday. The decision, coming about a year after the United States and Cuba re-established diplomatic...

  • WASHINGTON/ NEW YORK, July 7- The United States has tentatively approved flights on eight U.S. airlines to Havana as early as this fall, with American Airlines Group Inc receiving the largest share of the limited routes, the U.S. Transportation Department said Thursday. The decision, coming about a year after the United States and Cuba re-established diplomatic...

  • WASHINGTON/ NEW YORK, July 7- The United States has tentatively approved flights on eight U.S. airlines to Havana as early as this fall, with American Airlines Group Inc receiving the largest share of the limited routes, the U.S. Transportation Department said Thursday. The decision, coming about a year after the United States and Cuba re-established diplomatic...

  • WASHINGTON, July 7- The Obama administration on Thursday proposed eight airlines including United Continental Holdings Inc, Delta Air Lines Inc, American Airlines Group Inc (AAL.O> and JetBlue Airlines Corp to start nonstop flights from the United States to Havana, Cuba, as early as this fall, administration officials said. They include Atlanta, Charlotte, Fort...

  • NEW YORK/ ORLANDO, Fla., June 30- In sunny central Florida, some 4,400 miles across the Atlantic from London, real estate broker Paul Torola is already sensing a chill from Britain's decision last week to leave the European Union. In the days since the June 23 "Brexit" vote that has rattled global financial markets and sent the British pound to 31- year lows, Torola has...

  • NEW YORK/ ORLANDO, Fla., June 30- In sunny central Florida, some 4,400 miles across the Atlantic from London, real estate broker Paul Torola is already sensing a chill from Britain's decision last week to leave the European Union. In the days since the June 23 "Brexit" vote that has rattled global financial markets and sent the British pound to 31- year lows, Torola has...

  • June 23- Walt Disney Co has had more than 240 "nuisance" alligators captured and killed over the last 10 years at its Florida theme park property, according to state records. "You'll never be able to get them all," said Florida trapper Ron Ziemba, who helped trap and kill nuisance alligators on Disney World property for five years until late 2015. "There are just so many...

  • WASHINGTON, June 22- President Barack Obama will head to Silicon Valley on Friday to a summit aimed at connecting about 1,200 entrepreneurs from 170 countries with the biggest and brightest players in the U.S. tech sector and venture capital community. When he took office, Obama worked to extract U.S. troops from long and costly conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, June 20- The Chinese government appears to be abiding by its September pledge to stop supporting the hacking of American trade secrets to help companies there compete, private U.S. security executives and government advisors said on Monday. FireEye Inc, the U.S. network security company best known for fighting sophisticated Chinese hacking,...