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Passengers on line for security control before departure at the Ben Gurion International airport in Tel Aviv July 22, 2014.

US aviation authorities on Wednesday extended a ban on US airlines flying to Israel’s Ben Gurion International Airport for another 24 hours. “The agency is working closely with the Government of Israel to review the significant new information they have provided and determine whether potential risks to U.S. civil aviation are mitigated so the agency …

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A "Made in USA" brand label requires certification

You want to support the U.S. economy, so you look for a “Made in the USA” label when you go shopping. Yet, federal regulators say some of those labels were deceptively used to boost business. A Federal Trade Commission (FTC), complaint said labels issued by an Ohio company, Made in the USA Brand, LLC, had “significant imported content.” …

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New York City is filled with anecdotal stories about rich people moving to Florida for lower taxes. A columnist in the New York Post wrote this year that, “One friend says 10 wealthy people have told him they are leaving and another says disgusted New Yorkers bought $1 billion in residential property in Florida.” Former Mayor Michael …

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Facebook’s reliance on traditional Web advertising is a thing of the past. Two years removed from its controversial initial public offering, the social network has rapidly become the second-biggest recipient of mobile ad dollars, behind Google. Those tiny smartphone promotions now account for over half of sales. Even with Facebook capturing headlines in 2014 for its massive …

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Many young adults in their 20s and early 30s could teach their parents a thing or two about money. It turns out millennials—who range between 19 and 34 years old—are pretty smart about saving money. The Great Recession taught them a vital lesson: Save now in order to survive potentially catastrophic economic and financial challenges …

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Consumers’ IRA contributions have hit record levels—but are the extra funds enough to save for retirement? Account-holders contributed an average $4,150 during tax year 2013, an all-time high, according to a new report from Fidelity Investments. That tally represents a 5.7 percent increase from 2012. (See chart below for a breakdown of average contributions by age.) Read …

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Technology led market gains on Wednesday as the S&P tech sector hit its highest level since November 2000 and the Nasdaq 100, another indicator of industry growth, reached a 14-year high. The S&P tech sector is the only division of the index that traded at a 52-week high on Wednesday morning. Companies leading gains at 52-week highs included Qualcomm, Hewlett-Packard, EMC …

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Gold prices rose again last week on news of the downing of Malaysia Air Flight MH17, the latest in a series of geopolitical shocks that have sent the price of the precious metal up this year. The price of gold rose 4 percent in the year preceding July 17. On news that the airliner had …

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This story is developing. Please check back for further updates. A domestic TransAsia Airways plane crashed on landing on an island off the west coast of tyhoon-hit Taiwan on Wednesday, killing 47 people, the Civil Aeronautics Administration said. “It’s chaotic on the scene,” Jean Shen, director of the Civil Aeronautics Administration, told Reuters. Eleven injured …

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Mortgage rates didn’t move at all last week, but more borrowers made applications to refinance their home loans. A weekly measure of loan volume by the Mortgage Bankers Association showed a 2.4 percent gain in total applications week-to-week, with a 4 percent jump in refinances leading the charge. Read More Higher mortgage rates not deterring buyers …

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White House press secretary Josh Earnest addressed the Obama administration’s legal defeat Tuesday morning, dismissing the decision as “interesting to legal theorists,” but having “no practical impact.” Earnest said that the ruling would not immediately affect Americans currently receiving tax credits through the federal exchange, adding that he expects the Department of Justice to fight the decision. …

Is telecom undervalued?

The telecom sector has been lagging behind the broader market, but these stocks could be a good deal for investors.

The impact of geopolitical events on the insurance industry

How will escalating violence in places like Tel Aviv and Ukraine impact the aviation insurance industry?

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Bill Ackman

After sinking as Bill Ackman promised CNBC viewers he would deal a “death blow” to the company, Herbalife shares surged during his actual presentation. And that may have cost the head of Pershing Square Capital Management up to $70 million in paper losses on Herbalife options alone. Ackman’s position in Herbalife is often referred to as a short position, …

Consumer earnings

Not all earnings reports delighted investors today. Some mixed results from some top commercial brand names are revealing a lot to investors about the changing tastes and resources of U.S. consumers.