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Ahold profit falls after unit disposal; sales rise

08/22/2013 1:10am
Royal Ahold NV, the Dutch operator of US supermarket chains Stop & Shop and Giant, says its underlying profit rose in the second quarter due to slow but steady economic growth.

China flight delays show military grip on airspace

08/22/2013 6:36am
China's fast growing air travel market is the world's second biggest. But when it comes to flight delays, it's No. 1.

Older brides with fancy gowns, garter belts, DJs

08/22/2013 8:04am
SherryLynne Heller-Wells always wanted a fairytale wedding.

Report: Lilly paid kickbacks to Chinese doctors

08/22/2013 9:02am
Eli Lilly and Co. has spent millions of dollars on kickbacks to doctors in China for new patients who started using the drugmaker's insulin products, according to a report from a Chinese newspaper.

Halo recalls 27K infant blankets over choking risk

08/22/2013 10:17am
Baby products maker Halo is recalling 27,000 of its SleepSack wearable blankets due to a choking hazard.

News Summary: Gauge of US economy's outlook rises

08/22/2013 10:31am
STRONGER GROWTH: A measure of the U.S. economy's future health rose in July, pointing to stronger growth in the second half of the year.

Regado Biosciences shares soar in trading debut

08/22/2013 10:43am
Shares of Regado Biosciences Inc. are soaring in their trading debut.

Municipal bonds are demanding attention, again

08/22/2013 11:45am
Municipal bonds usually don't get much attention unless something's wrong. They're getting attention now.

Stock of Nasdaq exchange owner drops after glitch

08/22/2013 2:03pm
A glitch that stopped trading on the Nasdaq also hurt the stock of the exchange's owner.

Wal-Mart pushes 'made in America' at summit

08/22/2013 3:03pm
Wal-Mart Stores Inc. spearheaded an effort Thursday to bring together retailers, suppliers and government officials so they can figure out how to bring more manufacturing jobs to the United States.

JC Penney adopts 'poison pill' plan

08/22/2013 3:06pm
Struggling retailer J.C. Penney is adopting a plan to prevent a takeover attempt just two days after reporting its sixth straight quarter of big losses and steep revenue declines.

Abercrombie & Fitch 2Q results miss expectations

08/22/2013 3:12pm
Abercrombie & Fitch is the latest retailer to catch a case of the teenage blues.

Aeropostale latest teen store to post weak sales

08/22/2013 3:40pm
Aeropostale Inc. posted a loss in its latest quarter on poor sales, issued a weak outlook and increased the number of stores that it plans to close.

A look at other stock trading glitches

08/22/2013 4:14pm
The Nasdaq stock exchange was shut down for three hours Thursday because of a technical problem with a system for disseminating stock prices. Here's a look at other glitches that have affected stock trading. Twice, Nasdaq's trading was interrupted by power problems caused by squirrels getting electrocuted.

What is the Nasdaq stock exchange?

08/22/2013 4:34pm
Trading on the Nasdaq stock exchange was halted for three hours Thursday after a computer malfunction.

Decision on next Fed chief a rare political battle

08/22/2013 5:01pm
Bette Midler wouldn't normally be expected to trumpet her opinion on who should be the next chairman of the Federal Reserve.

UPS to end health coverage for working spouses

08/22/2013 5:40pm
United Parcel Service Inc. plans to drop health-insurance benefits for working spouses of nonunion employees if they can get coverage elsewhere. It blames the change partly on the new health-care law.