China manufacturing activity grows at fastest pace in 18 months The bank's purchasing managers' index (PMI), a gauge of the sector's health, rose to 52 in July, from 50.7 in June.
U.S. lifts flight ban to Israel as Gaza fighting rages Israel denied any wrongdoing. "Get lost," Justice Minister Tzipi Livni said on her Facebook page in response to the investigation.
Angelina Jolie’s “Maleficent” tops $700 million at global box office Released domestically on May 30, Maleficent opened at No. 1 with $69.4 million and has seen strong week-to-week holds.
Chuck Palahniuk's “Fight Club 2” comic book series get release date The 10-part series will be illustrated by Cameron Stewart and take place in time periods both ahead of, and behind, the original 1996 novel.