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  • SEATTLE, June 23- Boeing Co said Tuesday that President Dennis Muilenburg will take over as chief executive officer July 1, a transition that comes as the aerospace giant tries to keep pace with an historic boom in the commercial jet market and build its defense business amid tight military budgets. Muilenburg, 51, will succeed 65- year-old Jim McNerney, who...

  • CHARLESTON, S.C., June 23- Prominent U.S. flag makers said on Tuesday they will stop manufacturing and selling Confederate battle flags in the wake of last week's attack on worshipers at a black church in Charleston, South Carolina. Reggie VandenBosch, vice president of sales at the privately owned Valley Forge Flag, said the Pennsylvania- based company came to the...

  • *Retailers including Amazon and Wal-Mart stop selling flag. COLUMBIA, S.C., June 23- An initiative to remove the Confederate flag from the South Carolina State House grounds picked up steam on Tuesday, a week after the massacre of nine black church members, and criticism over the emblem long associated with slavery spread to other U.S. southern states.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, June 23- Google Inc joined Amazon.com Inc and eBay Inc on Tuesday in pulling Confederate flag merchandise from their shopping site, following brick and mortar retailers in reacting to last week's racially motivated mass shooting at a historic black South Carolina church. Wal-Mart Stores Inc and Sears Holdings Corp on Monday banned sales of...

  • SAN FRANCISCO, June 23- Amazon.com Inc and eBay Inc on Tuesday announced they were pulling Confederate flag merchandise from their websites, following other retailers reacting to last week's racially motivated mass shooting at a historic black South Carolina church. Wal-Mart Stores Inc and Sears Holdings Corp on Monday banned sales of products bearing the...

  • SAN FRANCISCO, June 23- Amazon.com Inc became the latest big retailer to decide to pull Confederate flag merchandise from its website, a source told Reuters on Tuesday, just hours after eBay Inc said it would take similar action after last week's racially-motivated massacre at a historically black South Carolina church. A search on online auction site eBay's...

  • The online retailer's move follows similar decisions by EBay Inc, Wal-Mart Stores Inc and Sears Holdings Corp in the wake of a racially-motivated massacre last week at a historically black South Carolina church.

  • CHARLESTON, S.C., June 23- One of the most prominent U.S. flag makers said on Tuesday it will stop manufacturing and selling Confederate flags in the wake of last week's attack on worshipers at a black church in Charleston, South Carolina. Reggie VandenBosch, vice president of sales at the privately owned Valley Forge Flag, said the Pennsylvania- based company came...

  • SAN FRANCISCO, June 23- Online auction site eBay Inc said on Tuesday it will ban Confederate flags and related items containing the flag's image from its website as it had become a "contemporary symbol of divisiveness and racism." The decision comes after Wal-Mart Stores Inc and Sears Holdings Corp said they would stop selling products bearing the Confederate...

  • Ebay to ban listings of Confederate flags Tuesday, 23 Jun 2015 | 12:41 PM ET

    eBay's decision comes after Wal-Mart Stores Inc and Sears Holdings Corp said they would stop selling products bearing the Confederate flag on Monday, a week after a white gunman shot nine dead at a historically black South Carolina church.

  • June 22- Wal-Mart Stores Inc and Sears Holdings Corp said they would stop selling products bearing the Confederate flag, a week after a white gunman shot nine dead at a historically black South Carolina church. A Wal-Mart spokesman said the company does not want to offend anyone with the products it offers. Wal-Mart's website still showed the flag and other...

  • June 22- Wal-Mart Stores Inc and Sears Holdings Corp said they would remove products bearing the Confederate flag from their stores and websites, a week after a white gunman shot nine dead at a historically black South Carolina church. A Wal-Mart spokesman said the company does not want to offend anyone with the products it offers. Wal-Mart's website still...

  • The Ryland Group Inc and Standard Pacific Corp merger announced earlier this week- the first big deal since PulteGroup Inc's buyout of Centex in 2009- is a sign of things to come. Mid-cap builders that went public recently such as Tri Pointe Homes Inc, Taylor Morrison Home Corp and William Lyon Homes are expected to be more active dealmakers than their larger...

  • Obama says US needs a 'shift' on gun violence Thursday, 18 Jun 2015 | 12:26 PM ET
    President Barack Obama delivers remarks in reaction to the shooting deaths at an African-American church in Charleston, South Carolina, from the White House in Washington June 18, 2015.

    President Obama said the Charleston killer had "no trouble" getting a gun, and the U.S. will ultimately have to "shift."

  • Plans for FBI to open hate crime investigation: Obama Thursday, 18 Jun 2015 | 12:23 PM ET
    Plans for FBI to open hate crime investigation: Obama

    President Barack Obama addresses the South Carolina shooting.

  • President Obama addresses Charleston shooting Thursday, 18 Jun 2015 | 12:20 PM ET
    President addresses Charleston shooting

    President Barack Obama addresses the South Carolina shooting.

  • June 18- NBC news anchor Brian Williams, suspended for fabricating a story about him coming under fire while being aboard a helicopter in Iraq, has broken his silence in an interview with Matt Lauer, CNN Money reported. Williams will be "the face of MSNBC", the report said, citing a person in NBC. The website had reported on Wednesday that he would remain with NBC, but not...

  • Suspected gunman in church shooting caught Thursday, 18 Jun 2015 | 10:39 AM ET
    Suspect in a mass shooting at a church in Charleston, South Carolina.

    The gunman who killed 9 people at one of the nation's oldest African-American churches has been captured, NBC News reports.

  • Charleston police: Church shooting a hate crime Thursday, 18 Jun 2015 | 6:00 AM ET
    Charleston police: Church shooting a hate crime

    Nine people were shot dead during a bible study session at a church in South Carolina, reports CNBC's Becky Quick.

  • Two shark attacks less than an hour apart Monday, 15 Jun 2015 | 8:24 AM ET
    Two shark attacks less than an hour apart

    Two teenagers are in the hospital after they were attacked by sharks at North Carolina beaches, reports CNBC's Becky Quick.