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Tragedy Fails to Quiet Ukraine

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 02:07:02 EDT
Two Ukrainian fighter jets were shot down Wednesday over separatist-held territory not far from the site of the Malaysia Airlines crash as international outrage over the tragedy has done little to slow fighting in Ukraine.

China Posts Upbeat Factory Data

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 02:04:44 EDT
A preliminary measure of China's manufacturing activity reached an 18-month high in July, a sign that the government's stimulative measures are bearing fruit.

Venezuela Opposition Leader Lopez on Trial

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 21:55:11 EDT
Leopoldo Lopez, an opposition leader jailed after the government accused him of inciting violent protests that shook this country earlier in the year, went on trial Wednesday in a case that has drawn international condemnation from human rights groups.

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Facebook Answers Critics With Mobile-Ad Surge

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 01:27:29 EDT
Facebook reported that profit more than doubled and revenue topped estimates for the ninth straight quarter. About 62% of Facebook's ad revenue now comes from advertising on mobile devices.

U.S. Seeks New Rules for Rail-Shipped Fuel

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 20:39:47 EDT
The U.S. government wants to phase out thousands of railroad tank cars that carry crude oil and ethanol within two years, as part of proposed rules to upgrade safety for trains carrying flammable fuels.

New Startup Airlines Crowd the Skies

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 20:13:27 EDT
The U.S. airline industry's newfound health is breeding something not seen in years: a flock of startups. All share an optimism that they can defy the odds in an industry that has seen 77 bankruptcies in the 20 years.

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Marijuana Costs In The US: How Black Market, Retail And Medical Pot Prices Compare

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Marijuana suppliers and connoisseurs are watching to see if consumers of legal marijuana in Washington state will take to government-sanctioned weed, which became available on Tuesday, or if illicit suppliers' lower costs will keep consumers from going legit. This much is known: Legal pot means higher-priced pot -- by a long shot.

Amazon Offers 100 Percent Of E-Book Royalties To Hachette Authors In Letter

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Negotiations between Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) and Hachette Book Group over e-book terms may have hit a standstill, but that isn’t stopping the online retail giant from trying other ways to break the impasse.

International Business Times

Russian Internet Freedom In Doubt As Putin Signs New Laws Targeting Facebook, Twitter

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Russian President Vladimir Putin has authorized a new law that forces Internet companies conducting business in the country's borders to store Russian citizens’ data there, further tightening the government’s grip on Russians' online activity. The Russian Duma (the national legislature) passed the bill upon its first reading earlier this month. 

British Airways Among The Few Airlines Still Flying to Israel

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Major airlines from around the world suspended their flights to Israel Tuesday, after a missile landed just one mile from Tel Aviv’s Ben Gurion International Airport. The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration on Tuesday prohibited American air carriers from flying into the country for 24 hours, while the European Aviation Safety Authority cautioned “airspace users to refrain from operating to and from” the Tel Aviv airport. The FAA extended its ban on Wednesday for an additional 24 hours. 

International Business Times

Even After Brazilian Drought, Trouble Ahead For Starbucks Supplier Ipanema

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Ipanema Coffees, supplier to Starbucks Corp. (NYSE:SBUX), said it expects a 40 percent drop in crop yields after an historic drought in Brazil. Brazil is the world’s largest coffee producer, responsible for about a third of the global supply. But a three-month drought has left farmers scrambling to recover supplies, and bean prices rising. Brazilian officials say that the weather problems are over, but not everyone is as optimistic.

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