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  • Investigators reach Ukraine jet crash site

    ROZSYPNE, Ukraine (AP) — As fighting continued to rage in eastern Ukraine, an international team of investigators on Thursday managed to reach the crash site of the Malaysia Airline Flight 17 for the first time since it was brought down by a missile two weeks ago. Clashes along routes to the...

  • As turmoil engulfs Middle East, American opinion of Muslims, Arabs slides to five-year low: Survey

    Public opinion in the U.S. of Arabs and Muslims has steadily deteriorated over the past five years, with a growing number of Americans saying they now hold an unfavorable opinion of both groups, according to a Zogby poll released this week.

  • MasterCard 2Q profit rises on volume growth

    PURCHASE, N.Y. (AP) — MasterCard's second-quarter net income climbed 9.8 percent as it benefited from volume growth and handled more transactions in the period. The company's results topped analysts' estimates. Shares rose in premarket trading on Thursday. MasterCard Inc. is the world's...

  • Can the IRS be fixed or should it just be abolished?

    Sooner or later, Congress will have to do something concrete to fix the IRS. Reform it, abolish it or replace it, but the status quo can't go on.

  • House GOP still short of votes on border bill

    House Republicans on Wednesday were still short of the 218 GOP votes they need to guarantee passage of their $659 billion border package.

  • US jobless aid applications rise to 302,000

    WASHINGTON (AP) — More people sought U.S. unemployment benefits last week, but jobless claims remain at pre-recession levels. Weekly applications for unemployment aid rose 23,000 to a seasonally adjusted 302,000, the Labor Department said Thursday. The prior week's claims were revised down to...

  • Exxon 2Q profit climbs 28 percent

    IRVING, Texas (AP) — Exxon Mobil Corp. (XOM) on Thursday reported net income that climbed by 28 percent in its second quarter, and topped analysts' expectations. The Irving, Texas-based company said net income increased to $8.78 billion, or $2.05 per share, from $6.86 billion, or $1.55 per...

  • Applications for US unemployment benefits increase to 302k; still at pre-recession levels

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Applications for US unemployment benefits increase to 302k; still at pre-recession levels.

  • Eurozone inflation down again but ECB seen on hold

    BRUSSELS (AP) — The inflation rate in the 18-nation eurozone dropped again in July, official data showed Thursday, in a worrying sign that adds pressure on the European Central Bank to beef up its efforts to spur the economy. In a preliminary estimate, Eurostat, the European Union's statistical...

  • Target names Pepsi's Cornell as chairman, CEO

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Target is bringing in an outsider as its CEO for the first time as the retailer fights to redefine itself to American shoppers. The Minneapolis-based company said Thursday that it named PepsiCo executive Brian Cornell to the top spot, replacing John Mulligan, who had been...

  • Wisconsin Supreme Court upholds law that ended collective bargaining for public workers

    The Wisconsin Supreme Court has upheld the 2011 law that effectively ended collective bargaining for most public workers, sparked massive protests and led to Republican Gov. Scott Walker's recall election and rise to national prominence.

  • Morning Examiner with Steve Doty for July 31

    There are only two days left before Congress breaks for its summer recess, but there are a host of issues still waiting to be sorted out.

  • House readies bill to stop Obama's immigration order -- in advance

    On what could be the last lawmaking session before the summer recess, both House and Senate are preparing bills to one-up each other on immigration.

  • Not backing down: Obama to issue another executive action

    President Obama is following through with a threat to issue more executive actions, not fewer, one day after House Republicans moved forward with their lawsuit challenging the president's unilateral policy-making.

  • As US economy accelerates, Fed remains cautious

    WASHINGTON (AP) — After a grim start to 2014, the U.S. economy has rebounded with vigor and should show renewed strength into next year. That was the general view of analysts Wednesday after the government estimated that the economy grew at a fast 4 percent annual rate in the April-June...



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