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  • Pfizer's 2Q profit sinks 79 pct but tops forecasts

    Pfizer's second-quarter earnings plunged 79 percent from last year, when the world's second-largest drugmaker booked a $10 billion-plus gain from a business spinoff. The New York company said Tuesday it earned $2.91 billion, or 45 cents per share, down from $14.1 billion, or $1.98 per share,...

  • Activists: Syrian rebels detonate tunnels, kill 13

    BEIRUT (AP) — Insurgents fighting in Syria to oust President Bashar Assad detonated bomb-packed tunnels under buildings in the contested northern city of Aleppo on Tuesday, killing at least 13 pro-government troops, opposition activists said. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human...

  • Facebook says calling for death to Israel isn't hate speech because it's a country

    "Language attacking a country is not considered hate speech in our community standards," Matt Steinfeld, a spokesman for Facebook, wrote in an email.

  • Syrian activists say rebels detonate bomb-packed tunnels in Aleppo, killing at least 13 troops

    BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian activists say rebels detonate bomb-packed tunnels in Aleppo, killing at least 13 troops.

  • U.S.: No sign Russia helping to ease Ukraine fight

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States on Tuesday said Russia has "not shown a shred of evidence" that it is willing to help end the violence between the Ukraine separatists backed by Moscow and the government that is trying to maintain its sovereignty. Secretary of State John Kerry issued a new...

  • Stocks turn mixed at midday ahead of economic data

    NEW YORK (AP) — Major stock indexes turned mixed in midday trading as investors waited for a series of key economic reports from the U.S. and China later in the week. The Dow Jones industrial average eased less than one point to 16,983 as of 12:12 p.m. Eastern time Tuesday. The Standard &...

  • Diplomatic sources: European Union adopts tough new economic sanctions on Russia

    BRUSSELS (AP) — Diplomatic sources: European Union adopts tough new economic sanctions on Russia.

  • Aetna 2Q profit rises 2.4 percent

    Aetna's second-quarter profit climbed more than 2 percent, as gains from an acquisition helped the health insurer top expectations and raise its 2014 earnings forecast again. But the Hartford, Connecticut, company's shares slipped Tuesday after it also reported a higher medical cost measurement...

  • Prosecutor: California tuberculosis patient charged after refusing treatment found, arrested

    FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — Prosecutor: California tuberculosis patient charged after refusing treatment found, arrested.

  • Merck 2Q profit more than doubles

    A big one-time gain and a tax benefit helped drugmaker Merck & Co. more than double second-quarter profit, improve its profit forecast and top analysts' expectations. The maker of popular Type 2 diabetes pill Januvia said Tuesday that net income increased to $2 billion, or 68 cents per share,...

  • US consumer confidence jumps to 90.9 in July

    WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. consumers are more confident about the economy than they have been in nearly seven years. The Conference Board said Tuesday that its confidence index rose to 90.9 in July from an upwardly revised 86.4 in June. The July reading is the highest since October 2007, two...

  • China says dozens of people killed, injured in latest Xinjiang violence blamed on militants

    BEIJING (AP) — China says dozens of people killed, injured in latest Xinjiang violence blamed on militants.

  • US home price gains slow for 6th straight month

    WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. home prices rose in May from a year earlier at the weakest pace in 15 months as sales remain modest in the spring buying season. The Standard & Poor's/Case-Shiller 20-city home price index, released Tuesday, increased 9.3 percent in May from 12 months earlier. That's...

  • US stocks inch higher ahead of economic reports

    NEW YORK (AP) — The stock market is edging higher in early trading ahead of a string of U.S. and Chinese economic reports later this week. The Dow Jones industrial average rose 29 points, or 0.2 percent, to 17,011 on Tuesday. The Standard & Poor's 500 climbed two points, or 0.1 percent, to...

  • 16-year-old Nigerian weightlifter fails drug test

    GLASGOW, Scotland (AP) — A 16-year-old Nigerian weightlifter failed a doping test after becoming the youngest ever female to win a Commonwealth Games gold medal in the sport, organizers said Tuesday. Chika Amalaha has been provisionally suspended from the Glasgow Games after testing positive...



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