BRUSSELS (AP) — A European Union document shows that among those targeted by the EU-wide asset freeze and travel ban are Alexander Bortnikov, head of the Russian Federal Security.
NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks have ended the week on a down note, after Amazon and Visa said that the second half of the year is looking more troubled than originally expected. The Dow dropped 123 points to close at 16,960.57. For the week it was down nearly 140 points. The S&P 500 lost 9 and a half points, finishing the week just about where it started at 1,978. The Nasdaq composite fell 22 and a half points to 4,449.56.
Gold prices are settling higher as unrest in Ukraine and the Middle East draws traders into their hiding spots.
MOSCOW (AP) — Russia's consumer protection agency has filed a suit against McDonald's for allegedly selling food that does not meet legal standards.
UMAG, Croatia (AP) — Third-seeded Marin Cilic defeated Czech Lukas Rosol 6-0, 6-2 Friday to reach the semifinals of the Croatia Open.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon says the movement of Russian heavy caliber artillery systems across the border into Ukraine is "imminent", escalating the military action there.
NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks are lower in early trading on Wall Street after Amazon posted a wider quarterly loss than analysts had forecast. Amazon's stock slumped 11 percent after the online retail giant reported that its expenses outpaced a surge in revenue. Major markets in Europe also traded lower.
Azerbaijan is set to host a Formula One race in 2016.
ZURICH (AP) — FIFA has rejected calls to move the 2018 World Cup from Russia, saying the tournament "can achieve positive change."
MOSCOW (AP) — Russia has announced a ban on all dairy imports from Ukraine starting next week, a move Kiev has dismissed as politically motivated.
MOSCOW (AP) — Russia's central bank has unexpectedly raised its key interest rate in a bid to stem inflation and support the currency as the country faces increasing economic pressure over its policies in Ukraine.
MOSCOW (AP) — The Ukrainian army has reported rebel attacks overnight throughout the restive east, claiming that at one border crossing the rebels were supported by artillery fire from the Russian side.
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama and Netherlands Prime Minister Mark Rutte (RUH'-tuh) are in agreement that Russia is still working to destabilize Ukraine.
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says the downing of a passenger jet in Ukraine "may stiffen the spine of our European partners" as they consider additional sanctions against Russia.
PHOENIX (AP) — The Phoenix Suns waived guard Dionte Christmas on Thursday.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration is accusing Russia of firing artillery to hit Ukrainian military sites and planning to send pro-Russian separatists more lethal weaponry.
NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks are flat in afternoon trading on Wall Street as investors digest second-quarter results from companies including Facebook, Ford and Caterpillar. Investors also have two economic reports to interpret. The Labor Department reported weekly applications for unemployment aid dropped to the lowest level since February 2006, while new home sales plunged 8.1 percent in June.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The International Monetary Fund foresees the global economy expanding less than it had previously forecast, slowed by weaker growth in the United States, Russia and developing economies.
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The Polish government has canceled plans for a year of cultural celebrations with Russia out of anger with Russian actions in Ukraine.
NEW YORK (AP) — Corporate financial results have been strong so far this earnings season with most companies beating expectations. Yesterday, however, they pulled the indexes in different directions. Investors had positive earnings from the technology industry to weigh against disappointing news from Boeing. The S&P 500 posted a new record high at 1,987.01. However, Boeing dragged the Dow lower. The aircraft maker's shares fell 2 percent, and the bluechip index finished down nearly 27 points at 17,086.63.
HONG KONG--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jul 24, 2014--ZTE today launched the Blade Vec 4G and Grand S II LTE in Hong Kong. The ZTE Blade Vec 4G gives the city’s consumers the opportunity to sample the world’s first non-Nexus and non-Google-Play Experience smartphone pre-loaded with the Google Now Launcher, while the Grand S II LTE provides exceptional processing speed, both delivering a new level of user experience at an affordable price.
LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jul 23, 2014--Global 3D and visual technology company RealD Inc. (NYSE: RLD) announced today the promotion of Vivian Yang to the position of Executive Vice President and General Counsel. Reporting to Chairman and CEO, Michael V. Lewis, Yang will oversee the company’s worldwide Legal and Human Resources departments, including managing compliance. Yang will continue to be based in the company’s Beverly Hills headquarters.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House says the downing of two fighter jets in Ukraine is part of a pattern of Russian-backed separatists using Russian weapons to pose risks to aircraft.