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Orders for Durable Goods up 0.7%

The strength came from solid gains in demand for commercial aircraft and machinery.


Oil Falls for Second Day

While concerns over the clashes in eastern Ukraine and Israel's invasion of the Gaza Strip have helped keep oil above $100 a barrel, some experts said there seemed to be no new grounds for another significant increase.


Amazon Posts Larger Q2 Loss

The company said revenue rose 23% to $19.34 billion from $15.7 billion in the same quarter a year earlier.


European Central Bank Hit by Data Theft

The ECB discovered the theft when it received an anonymous email on Monday night seeking money for the data.


Twitter Promises to Increase Employee Diversity

Twitter's scarcity of women, black and Latino workers mirrors similar situations at Google, Facebook, Yahoo! and LinkedIn Corp.

Jobless Claims Drop to 8.5-Year Low

The recent drop-off in unemployment benefit applications points to a substantial number of jobs added in July, raising expectations for the monthly employment report to be released Aug. 1.


Meat Supplier in China Scandal Has Global Reach

Customers include McDonald's, Burger King, Starbucks, Chipotle, and Yum! Brands.


Facebook Q2 Profit More Than Doubles

Facebook said revenue climbed 61% to $2.91 billion from $1.81 billion in the same quarter a year ago.


6 More Recalls Bring GM 2014 Total Near 30 Million Vehicles

The latest recalls cover almost 718,000 cars and trucks.


FDA Approves Gilead Sciences Drug for 3 Cancers

The company's tablet, Zydelig, works by blocking signals inside some cancer cells that allow them to grow and survive.

Oculus Rift Meets Professor X at Comic-Con

People will be able to sit in a replica of Professor X's wheelchair and virtually hunt shape-shifting mutant Mystique in the San Diego Convention Center.


New Target App Lets You Scan Ad Image to Buy Product

Retailers are anticipating competition from Firefly, a service Amazon is launching this week with the debut of its Fire smartphone.


One Contrarian's Case: Why the U.S. Could Dip Into Recession

Maybe the rest of the world will sneeze this time, and the U.S. will get sick.


Existing-Home Sales Reach 8-Month High

Even with the three months of increases, sales are still 2.3% below the pace in June of last year.


Imagine if a Chevrolet Corvette C5 and Darth Vader's Helmet Had a Baby

Comic-Con is coming.

Microsoft Puts Emphasis on Design Excellence

In recent years, the software giant has put a priority on fashioning devices that work around people's lives, help reduce information overload and become intimate, personal and knowledgeable about their users.


U.S. Airlines Add Jobs for 6th Straight Month

All the major airlines except United made money in the first quarter on strong travel demand. All are expected to post profits for the second quarter, including United.


Diamondback Energy to Buy Midland Basin Oil and Gas Assets for $538 Million

Average daily production during the second quarter rose 32% from the previous quarter to 17,836 barrels of oil equivalent per day, the company said.


AK Steel, Steel Dynamics Buying Assets From Russian Company

Sale prices come to about $2.33 billion.


New Food Safety Scare for McDonald's, KFC in China

McDonald's Corp. and Yum! Brands Inc., which owns KFC, Pizza Hut and Taco Bell, said they were conducting their own investigations.