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Stocks slump as earnings disappoint

Stocks slump as earnings disappoint

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks fell in early trading Thursday as investors reacted to some disappointing earnings reports and assessed the implic…

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Obama cracks down on labor breaches by contractors

Obama cracks down on labor breaches by contractors

WASHINGTON (AP) — In an election-year rebuttal to Republicans, President Barack Obama will sign an executive order Thursday requiring federal …

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Average US 30-year mortgage rate at 4.12 percent

Average US 30-year mortgage rate at 4.12 percent

WASHINGTON (AP) — Average U.S. mortgage rates declined slightly this week, hovering near their lows for the year.

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Argentina slides into second default as talks fail

Argentina slides into second default as talks fail

NEW YORK (AP) — The collapse of talks with U.S. creditors sent Argentina into its second debt default in 13 years and raised questions about w…

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Eurozone inflation down again but ECB seen on hold

BRUSSELS (AP) — The inflation rate in the 18-nation eurozone dropped again in July, official data showed Thursday, in a worrying sign that add…

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US stocks open lower; Yum Brands sinks

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks are opening lower as investors react to more disappointing earnings from companies.

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Exxon profit surges, but production slips

Exxon profit surges, but production slips

NEW YORK (AP) — Exxon Mobil Corp. net income rose 28 percent in the second quarter on a sale of Asian assets and higher oil prices, but oil an…

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US jobless aid applications rise to 302,000

US jobless aid applications rise to 302,000

WASHINGTON (AP) — More people sought U.S. unemployment benefits last week, but jobless claims remain at pre-recession levels.

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Target names Pepsi's Cornell as chairman, CEO

Target names Pepsi's Cornell as chairman, CEO

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Target is bringing in an outsider as its CEO for the first time as the retailer fights to redefine itself to American shoppers.

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MasterCard 2Q profit rises on volume growth

PURCHASE, N.Y. (AP) — MasterCard's second-quarter net income climbed 9.8 percent as it benefited from volume growth and handled more transacti…

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As US job market strengthens, many don't feel it

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. unemployment rate has plunged since the start of last year to a five-year low of 6.1 percent. And the July jobs rep…

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Russia tensions hurting European companies

Russia tensions hurting European companies

BERLIN (AP) — Russia's standoff with the West is hurting European companies, from heavy industry to sports goods makers, even before the lates…

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Applications for US unemployment benefits increase to 302k; still at pre-recession levels

WASHINGTON (AP) — Applications for US unemployment benefits increase to 302k; still at pre-recession levels.

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Russia ordered to pay another $2.5 bln for Yukos

PARIS (AP) — The European Court of Human Rights on Thursday ordered Russia to pay out another 1.9 billion euros ($2.5 billion) to a group of s…

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As US economy accelerates, Fed remains cautious

As US economy accelerates, Fed remains cautious

WASHINGTON (AP) — After a grim start to 2014, the U.S. economy has rebounded with vigor and should show renewed strength into next year.

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Ailing Portuguese bank's shares sink after losses

Ailing Portuguese bank's shares sink after losses

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — The woes of troubled Portuguese bank Banco Espirito Santo deepened Thursday as its share price plunged on the Lisbon s…

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Homeowner who fought off Trump is moving on

Homeowner who fought off Trump is moving on

She once called Donald Trump "a maggot, a cockroach and a crumb." This week, he remembered her as "an impossible person."

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Volkswagen 2nd quarter profit up but revenue slips

BERLIN (AP) — Germany's Volkswagen, Europe's biggest automaker, says its net income rose 14.1 percent in the second quarter although revenues …

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Adidas issues profit warning on Russia risks

BERLIN (AP) — Sports equipment maker Adidas lowered its full-year profit target on Thursday, citing among other things increasing risk in the …

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Fast food ambitions in China hurt by safety scares

Fast food ambitions in China hurt by safety scares

BEIJING (AP) — Already China's biggest restaurant operator with 4,600 outlets, KFC is pursuing Chinese consumers so avidly it opens two more e…

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Swiss central bank reports $17.7B half-year profit

GENEVA (AP) — Switzerland's central bank posted a profit Thursday of 16.1 billion Swiss francs ($17.7 billion) for the first half of the year,…

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Alcatel loss narrows in 2Q but revenue stagnates

PARIS (AP) — Telecommunications equipment company Alcatel-Lucent SA says its net loss narrowed in the second quarter thanks to lower accountin…

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World Cup adds froth to German beer sales

BERLIN (AP) — German beer sales rose by 4.4 percent in the year's first half, gaining froth from the beginning of the country's run to the soc…

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Sony surprises with first quarter profit

Sony surprises with first quarter profit

TOKYO (AP) — Sony Corp. reported a surprise eightfold jump in quarterly profit Thursday as sales got a perk from a cheap yen and its bottom li…

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