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Royal Caribbean 2Q profit rises fivefold, tops forecast

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 10:47am
Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. (RCL) on Thursday reported earnings that rose fivefold in its second quarter, and topped analysts' expectations.
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Technical problems hit US passport, visa issuance at embassies worldwide

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 10:16am
The State Department's global database for issuing travel documents has crashed, resulting in major delays for potentially millions of people around the world waiting for U.S. passports and visas, officials said Wednesday.
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CBS event looks back at civil rights, forward at new business opportunities

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 10:15am
A CBS News event Thursday marking the 50th anniversary of civil rights legislation is both a look back at history and a glimpse into future business opportunities for a broadcast news division.
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Despite fulfilling promises, Michigan governor's quest for second term is met with ambivalence

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 10:14am
Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder has accomplished much of what he set out to do when he was elected four years ago.
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Comic-Con Choo-Choo: Fans hop aboard exclusive train trip to pop fest

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 10:13am
For a lucky fellowship of fans, Comic-Con is beginning early on a private train car trekking to the pop-culture convention.
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Mixed Messages: New Home Sales Slide in June

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 10:06am
A report on new-home construction widely missed views in June, throwing cold water on upbeat housing data released earlier this week. 
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US new-home sales tumble 8.1 percent in June to annual rate of 406,000

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 10:05am
Sales of new U.S. homes plunged in June, a sign that real estate continues to be a weak spot in the economy.
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June's Pace Of New-home Sales Hits Three-month Low

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 10:00am
Sales of new single-family homes fell 8.1% in June to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 406,000, the slowest pace in three months, with drops across the country, according to government data released Thursday.
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30-year Fixed-rate Mortgage Stays At 4.13%: Freddie Mac

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 10:00am
The 30-year fixed-rate mortgage averaged 4.13% in the week ending July 24, unchanged on the week and just above the low of the year, according to mortgage buyer Freddie Mac.
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New data processing center in Kentucky expected to create 100 jobs

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 9:56am
Data Dimensions Corp. plans to open a data processing center in Mount Sterling and create 100 new jobs in the eastern Kentucky town.
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Latest survey of honey bee loses in Virginia shows colony deaths near 33 percent

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 9:50am
Virginia continues to see steep honey bee colony losses.
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Metropolitan Opera warns unionized workers to prepare for lockout if no deal is reached

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 9:48am
The Metropolitan Opera's general manager is warning of a lockout if no contract agreement is reached with its union employees by next week.
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US stock market inches higher at open after Facebook, Ford and others report quarterly results

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 9:44am
The U.S. stock market is opening slightly higher as several big companies across industries report second-quarter earnings.
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Southwest Air 2nd-qtr profit tops estimates on record revenues

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 9:38am
Southwest Airlines Co posted higher-than-expected quarterly profit on Thursday as it boarded more passengers and garnered higher air fares.
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Under Armor raises sales forecast as quarterly sales surge

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 9:37am
Sports apparel manufacturer and retailer Under Armor Inc's quarterly revenue rose by than a third as it benefited from growing interest in fitness among women and young people, and the company raised its full-year sales forecast.
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New Mexico legislators want to remove TV series from cap on tax incentives

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 9:36am
Two Democratic lawmakers plan to ask the Legislature to revamp a $50 million annual cap on tax incentives for film and television production in New Mexico.
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Port Authority promises short-term changes, long-term replacement of NYC bus terminal

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 9:34am
A replacement for the aging and outdated Port Authority Bus Terminal may be a decade or more away, but officials at the agency said Wednesday they plan to improve commuters' daily experience with a series of smaller measures while rethinking a long-term capital plan to include a new facility.
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Lilly beats forecasts, vows to remain independent

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 9:31am
Eli Lilly and Co's quarterly revenue plunged due to generic competition for its Cymbalta depression drug and its Evista osteoporosis treatment, but cost controls helped earnings beat forecasts.
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Higher fares, more full seats help push Southwest Airlines to record 2Q profit of $465 million

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 9:10am
Southwest Airlines is reporting a record profit for the second quarter, more than doubling what it earned a year ago.
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Raytheon posts 13 pct profit rise, maintains outlook

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 9:00am
U.S. weapons maker Raytheon Co reported a 13 percent rise in second-quarter profit, helped by cost cutting and favorable pension adjustments, and maintained its full-year forecast.
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