Wall Street near flat as deal news offsets housing data

Reuters - NEW YORK (Reuters) - Stocks barely moved on Monday as the latest deal news offset losses following soft data on the housing market and services sector. Dollar Tree Inc (DLTR.O) offered to buy rival discount chain Family Dollar Stores Inc (FDO.N) for about ...

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Hague court orders Russia to pay $50 billion in Yukos case

Chicago Tribune - MOSCOW/LONDON/AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - The Hague's arbitration court ruled on Monday that Russia must pay a group of shareholders in oil giant Yukos $50.02 billion for expropriating its assets, a big hit for a country teetering on the brink of recession.

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Gas Prices Continue to Drive South

Fox Business - Despite increasing tensions overseas, gasoline prices have dropped to their lowest levels since March with U.S. refineries running at a record pace. Escalating battles between Iraqi forces and an Al Qaeda-inspired terrorist group sent oil prices soaring in ...

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Virginia's Ban on Gay Marriage Is Unconstitutional, Court Rules

New York Times - RICHMOND, Va., — A federal appeals court on Monday ruled that Virginia's ban on same-sex marriage was unconstitutional. A three-judge panel of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit in Richmond, Va., ruled that state constitutional and ...

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Sexual harassment at Comic-Con in the spotlight

seattlepi.com - IMAGE DISTRIBUTED FOR DIMENSION FILMS - Jessica Alba, right, takes a photo of writer Frank Miller as they arrive at the "Sin City: A Dame to Kill For" press line on Day 3 of Comic-Con International on Saturday, July 26, 2014, in San Diego. Photo: John ...

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London close: Traders bide their time ahead of US jobs data

Coutts - ... - BskyB paces gains - Lloyds fined $370m by UK and US authorities - Aberdeen Asset Management sees slight drop in AuM techMARK 2,776.05 -0.83% FTSE 100 6,788.07 -0.05% FTSE 250 15,616.53 -0.48% The Footsie finished the session slightly lower ...

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Questions About a 5.5-inch iPhone

TIME - There's already a bit of controversy surrounding the launch of Apple's new iPhones this fall. More. Tablet Growth Hasn't PeakedUnderstanding Apple's 'Continuity' StrategyMore Carnage: Strikes Hit Refugee Camp and Near Gaza Hospital NBC NewsSecond ...

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MLB odds and picks -- Ryu tries to spoil Peavy's Giants debut

SportingNews.com - The Dodgers go for a sweep tonight in San Francisco, fresh off of taking over first place in the NL West after last night's 5-0 win. However, the lead in the division is only a half-game. If the Giants are able to wake up from their three-game losing streak, they'll ...

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Samsung promises that Tizen, while plagued by setbacks, will still deliver

Christian Science Monitor - Samsung's bid to provide its own mobile operating system in addition to Android has faced numerous roadblocks in its years of development as the Korean electronics giant tries to compete with OS giants such as Google and Apple.

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Tornado blasts Boston suburb

USA TODAY - REVERE, Mass. (AP) — A storm system that wreaked havoc across the eastern half of the U.S. spawned a tornado just north of Boston on Monday, causing extensive damage in Revere, where roofs were ripped off buildings and dozens of large trees were ...

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What Does Amazon's New Store Mean for 3D-Printing Technology?

Fox Business - On Monday, the e-commerce giant announced the launch of its 3D Printed Products store. Shoppers can order from more than 200 3D-printed products, many of which can be customized through the Amazon site. “The introduction of our 3D Printed Products ...

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Sin City 2 Confirms Lady Gaga Cameo, Shares A Red-Band Trailer

Cinema Blend - Lady Gaga's name wasn't one of the 13 (!!) names listed on the poster for Robert Rodriguez's Sin City: A Dame to Kill For. But the world-famous pop icon has been rumored to be part of the massive ensemble for a while now. Is she going to be in it?

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Pending home sales fall unexpectedly in June

Los Angeles Times - Pending home sales fell in June, following three months of gains. (Michael Dwyer / Associated Press). By Andrew Khouri contact the reporter · Real Estate Sales. A disappointing report on pending home sales is the latest sign the housing market is struggling.

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Gaza residents find 130 bodies during cease-fire

Los Angeles Times - The bodies of 11 members of the Hilo family, who died in the bombing of their Shajaiya home, are taken for burial in Gaza City. The bodies of 11 members of the Hilo family, who died in the bombing of their Shajaiya home, are taken for burial in Gaza City.

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Apple's Beats acquisition receives antitrust approval in Europe

San Jose Mercury News - BRUSSELS -- The European Union's antitrust authority has cleared Apple's $3 billion deal to buy Beats Electronics, which makes headphones and offers music streaming services. The 28-nation bloc's executive Commission said Monday the transaction does ...

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Argentina to hold last-gasp debt talks with mediator Tuesday

Reuters - BUENOS AIRES/NEW YORK (Reuters) - Argentina on Tuesday will meet the U.S. mediator in its battle with 'holdout' debt investors suing the country for last-minute talks to avert its second default this century. Mediator Daniel Pollack said in a statement on ...

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Why Virgin America Wants to Go Public

Bloomberg - July 28 (Bloomberg) -- Virgin America, the U.S. airline partly owned by U.K. billionaire Richard Branson, plans an initial public offering to finance growth. Leslie Picker has more on "Bottom Line." (Source: Bloomberg). Please enable JavaScript to view the ...

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Report: Apple to Buy News Radio App Swell for $30M

PC Magazine - The Cupertino tech giant is in talks to purchase talk radio app Swell for $30 million, Recode reported on Sunday. 0shares. Swell App. Apple may be looking to boost its radio game. The Cupertino tech giant is in talks to purchase talk radio app Swell for $30 ...

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Carbon coating enables lithium metal battery electrodes

Ars Technica - The energy storage density of batteries has made remarkable strides in the last few decades, but people will always be happy with further improvements. The more charge you can stuff into a limited space, the longer cellphones will last and the farther electric ...

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Obamacare Helps Add Life to Medicare as Shortfall Delayed

Bloomberg - The main trust fund behind Medicare, the $583 billion U.S. health program for the elderly and disabled, will be exhausted in 2030, four years later than projected last year, the government reported. An improving economy and the health-care overhaul known ...

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Virus drugmaker fights back against pediatricians group's limits on medicine use ...

Minneapolis Star Tribune - CHICAGO — A costly drug given mostly to premature babies is at the center of a clash between the manufacturer and the nation's leading pediatrician's group, which recommends scaling back use of the medicine. The dispute involves new guidelines from the ...

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Pain-drug stock in pain itself, falls 40%

USA TODAY - AcelRx Pharmaceuticals (ACRX) is down 40% Monday after the U.S. Food and Drug Administration rejected the company's pain drug device. It's not a death blow to the product, called Zalviso, necessarily. AcelRx told investors it can answer all the FDA's ...

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Tyson to sell Mexican, Brazilian poultry businesses to JBS

Fox Business - Tyson Foods Inc, the biggest U.S. meat processor, said it would sell its Mexican and Brazilian poultry businesses to JBS SA, the world's No. 1 meat producer, for $575 million. Tyson also reported a 4.4 percent increase in third-quarter profit and forecast sales ...

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Six new genetic risk factors for Parkinson's identified using gene chip

Medical News Today - A new study led by researchers from the National Institutes of Health details how a state-of-the-art gene chip led to the discovery of six new genetic risk factors for Parkinson's disease, potentially providing a better understanding of the disorder and paving the ...

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Comic-Con Talk Back is a real-life Internet comments section

Vox - John Rogers, president of Comic-Con, writes down issues Con attendees have had with the event. Todd VanDerWerff/Vox. Don't miss stories. Follow Vox! Follow. Sitting at the front of the room, only occasionally cracking a smile at the long line of people that ...

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Why Sarah Palin launched her own online TV network

Christian Science Monitor - The Sarah Palin Channel, which went live Sunday, aims to 'cut through the media's politically correct filter.' It also includes a clock calculating the time left in the Obama administration, out to the second.

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Watch: New trailer released for 'Hunger Games: Mockingjay'

USA TODAY - It's star-studded, it's somber, it's slick. It's the latest crumb from the fine folks at Lionsgate for rabid Hunger Games fans who can't wait for the latest installment in the franchise, Mockingjay: Part 1. The late, great Philip Seymour Hoffman features prominently in ...

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Bipartisan deal would add billions for veterans care

USA TODAY - WASHINGTON — Top lawmakers appear to have reached a deal to use $10 billion in emergency money to fund a bipartisan bill that would allow veterans to seek private care if they face long wait lines at Veterans Affairs' facilities. The compromise would ...

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Inside AMG's new 375kW four-litre V8

Independent Online - Top view of AMG M178 four-litre biturbo V8 shows the layout of the hot inside V architecture. Affalterbach, Germany - AMG is, first and foremost, a supplier of high-performance engines - especially V8s, going all the way to the 6.8-litre M100 that took the 300 ...

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Israel Agrees to Extension of Cease-Fire, but Hamas Balks

New York Times - JERUSALEM — Israel's top ministers decided Saturday night to extend a humanitarian halt to hostilities in the Gaza Strip for 24 hours, but said their troops would continue to operate to destroy tunnels from Gaza into its territory during Sunday's pause.

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AstraZeneca clubs hands with Roche, Qiangen for new blood tests

WallStreet OTC - British-Swedish multinational pharmaceutical firm AstraZeneca has teamed up with Roche and Qiagen for developing two separate diagnostic tests using blood samples. The new tests are very advanced as they are based on smart technology. The test will ...

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Nissan reports hefty profit rise

MarketWatch - YOKOHAMA, Japan-- Nissan Motor Co. said Monday that sales gains in North America, China and Europe offset weakness in Japan and some emerging markets, pushing fiscal first-quarter net profit up 37%. The result was better than many analysts expected ...

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AP PHOTOS: Coal-exporting town fights rising seas

seattlepi.com - NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — Norfolk is trapped between the causes and consequences of global warming. The region exports more coal — and the heat-trapping pollution that comes with it — than any place in the U.S. At the same time, Norfolk is already ...

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Peanut company officials stand trial in Georgia in deadly salmonella outbreak

Reuters - ATLANTA (Reuters) - The federal trial of three former peanut company officials charged in connection with a salmonella outbreak that killed nine people and sickened hundreds more began on Monday with jury selection in Albany, Georgia. The contamination ...

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Hamas fires rockets toward Israel after terror group rejects truce proposal

Fox News - Hamas said it fired five rockets at Israel late Saturday after rejecting Israel's offer to extend a 12-hour humanitarian cease-fire by four hours, casting new doubt on international efforts to broker an end to 19 days of fighting. The terror group said two of the ...

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Health officials are studying new cases of whooping cough to determine vaccine ...

Minneapolis Star Tribune - MONTPELIER, Vt. — Scientists and public health officials are studying a Vermont whooping cough epidemic to determine if the current vaccine is less effective against a new strain sweeping the country. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and ...

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Trees Are Urban Superheroes

Outside Magazine - The next time you read Outside in the shade of leafy tree, recognize that you're in the presence of greatness. The USDA Forest Service recently discovered that trees are responsible for saving more than 850 human lives and staving off 670,000 incidents of ...

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National Weather Service confirms tornado hits East Tennessee community

The Republic - SPEEDWELL, Tennessee — The National Weather Service confirmed on Monday that a tornado hit an East Tennessee community where 10 homes were destroyed. Media cited the weather service in reporting that an EF-3 tornado with wind speeds of 140 ...

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Lea Michele to appear on 'Sons of Anarchy'

Entertainment Weekly - From the Broadway stage to … a truck stop? That seems to be the way things are headed for Glee star Lea Michele, and she seems excited about it. Michele recently took to Twitter to announce that she is going to appear on an episode of her favorite show, ...

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Health Department Fights "The Bite"

It's Relevant: New Canaan - In our region, the late summer months bring long days, warm weather, and mosquitoes carrying the West Nile Virus (WNV). WNV can pass to people through mosquitoes. Most people who get WNV experience no symptoms at all, but the virus can cause ...

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The Latest Tourist Frenzy at Cape Cod- Spotting a Great White Shark

Rayhawk Review - Something new is occurring in tourism world at this corner of Massachusetts, sticks out to the Atlantic Ocean and is widely known for its beautiful beaches best for summer getaways; apparently the place is called Cape Cod which has been creating huge ...

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Driver hits woman, 64, escaping San Diego zombie horde

New York Daily News - A driver escaped a violent horde of people dressed as zombies pounding on his car by plowing through the crowd and hitting a 64-year-old pedestrian at a San Diego intersection, police say. The driver reportedly waited several minutes for the group to pass, ...

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Attorney: FBI did 'reasonable' search for OK City bombing records

Salt Lake Tribune - As a three-day bench trial begin Monday in Utah's federal court, a lawyer for the FBI said the agency searched for weeks for records from its Oklahoma City bombing investigation. Salt Lake City attorney Jesse Trentadue filed a request under the Freedom of ...

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Results of new study into low-back pain don't justify change in paracetamol ...

New Zealand Doctor Online - The New Zealand Self Medication Industry (SMI) today suggested that the results of a new study into the use of paracetamol for acute low-back pain do not justify a change in paracetamol guidelines. This was in response to research published in The Lancet ...

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Ian Somerhalder and Nikki Reed Get Cozy, Kiss Passionately at Comic-Con Bash

E! Online - Things are heating up between Ian Somerhalder and Nikki Reed. The duo has not only been consistently hanging out since they sparked romance rumors last weekend, but also reportedly packed on the PDA when they attended a Comic-Con after party ...

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Hall of Fame welcomes Greg Maddux Tom Glavine Frank Thomas Joe Torre ...

FOXSports.com - Inductees Bobby Cox, Tony La Russa, Tom Glavine, Frank Thomas, Greg Maddux and Joe Torre hold their plaques. AP. Share This Story. Tweet. Updated JUL 27, 2014 10:02p ET. COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. —. Frank Thomas choked back tears, Joe Torre ...

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Ryan Howard hits two-run homer as Phillies beat D'backs

USA TODAY - PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Ryan Howard homered in his second game since a three-game benching and scored the go-ahead run on an overturned call at the plate in the Philadelphia Phillies' 4-2 win over the Arizona Diamondbacks on Sunday. With the score ...

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The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies Teaser Trailer Is Here—Watch Now!

E! Online - Bilbo Baggins is this much closer to being there and back again. The first teaser trailer for The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, the sure-to-be-epic conclusion of Peter Jackson's second Middle-earth trilogy, was released today, tweeted out by the film's ...

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University of Delaware tripling up roommates

SFGate - NEWARK, Del. (AP) — The University of Delaware is going to house more students with three in a room in residence halls, due to a large class size. WDEL-AM (http://bit.ly/1mU6NTZ) reports that the largest freshman class ever is arriving at the university this ...

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Forget the cheeseburger: Cooking classes try to hook US blacks on healthier ...

Minneapolis Star Tribune - BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — Rickey Dorsey knows he doesn't have the best diet, and his plump belly proves it. "I'm definitely used to a lot of fried food and sweets," the Birmingham man said. "And sweet tea." Dorsey, 53, is trying to change that. He is among about ...

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