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  • Germany's Lufthansa to resume Tel Aviv flights

    Germany's Lufthansa to resume Tel Aviv flights

    Friday, July 25 2014 11:13 AM EDT2014-07-25 15:13:08 GMT
    Germany's two largest airlines say they are not yet resuming flights to Israel even though the European Aviation Safety Agency has lifted a recommendation that airlines refrain from flying to Tel Aviv airport.
    Germany's biggest airline, Lufthansa, says it and subsidiaries in other European countries will resume flights to Tel Aviv on Saturday after canceling operations for several days over safety concerns.
  • Visa, Amazon pull stock market lower

    Visa, Amazon pull stock market lower

    Friday, July 25 2014 11:12 AM EDT2014-07-25 15:12:38 GMT
    U.S. stock futures headed lower early Friday as a handful of big companies posted weaker results than Wall Street expected. Amazon's shares sank after it posted a quarterly loss.
    The stock market sank in morning trading Friday after Visa and Amazon posted weaker results than Wall Street expected. If the declines continue, the market would erase almost all of its gains from earlier in the week.
  • Family feud sparks revolt at grocery store chain

    Family feud sparks revolt at grocery store chain

    Friday, July 25 2014 11:09 AM EDT2014-07-25 15:09:41 GMT
    It's been called a David vs. Goliath story, a "Tale of Two Arthurs" and even the "ultimate Greek tragedy," but the characters in this drama are not Biblical or literary figures.
    It's been called a David vs. Goliath story, a "Tale of Two Arthurs" and even the "ultimate Greek tragedy," but the characters in this drama are not Biblical or literary figures. They're grocery store owners.
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