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US housing starts expected to increase in June after slipping in May

Fri, 07/17/2015 - 6:22am
The Commerce Department reports on June U.S. home construction Friday at 8:30 a.m. Eastern.
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US consumer prices likely rose 0.3 percent in June

Fri, 07/17/2015 - 6:15am
The Labor Department reports on consumer prices for JuneThursday at 8:30 a.m. Eastern.
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World stocks uneven as Europe's rally fades while Asian shares rise, led by China jump

Fri, 07/17/2015 - 5:46am
World stock markets were uneven Friday as Europe's rally faded while most Asian indexes advanced, led by a jump in Chinese shares, after strong U.S. earnings.
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2 rail cars leaking crude after oil train derails in northeast Montana, some homes evacuated

Fri, 07/17/2015 - 5:38am
More than 20 cars on an oil train derailed in rural northeastern Montana and at least two of them were leaking crude, authorities said.
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Europe divided along former Iron Curtain over nuclear power; Austria angry over Czech plans

Fri, 07/17/2015 - 5:17am
A quarter-century after the collapse of communism, Central Europe faces a new divide: irreconcilable visions of nuclear power that pit nations once on the opposite sides of the Iron Curtain against one another.
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Volvo truck maker Q2 profit surges on European, North American deliveries

Fri, 07/17/2015 - 4:34am
Sweden's AB Volvo has posted second-quarter net income of 5.2 billion kronor ($610 million), up from 2.5 billion kronor a year earlier as the truck maker delivered more vehicles in Europe and North America and benefited from a decline in the Swedish currency.
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Ericsson second quarter profit drops 20 percent, broadband demand in US stabilizes

Fri, 07/17/2015 - 4:00am
Swedish wireless equipment maker Ericsson says broadband demand in North America has stabilized but remains low, with second-quarter net profit falling 20 percent to 2.1 billion kronor ($246 million).
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German Lawmakers To Vote On Greek Bailout Deal

Fri, 07/17/2015 - 3:37am
German lawmakers will debate and vote on whether to approve the plan for a third bailout for Greece in the Bundestag Friday.
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Rooftop garden veggies delight fans and chefs alike at Boston's iconic Fenway Park

Fri, 07/17/2015 - 1:17am
There's more green at Fenway Park than the infield or the monster wall.
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Crude oil train derails in rural northeastern Montana; some homes evacuated

Fri, 07/17/2015 - 12:40am
Officials say crews are trying to determine if an oil train spilled any crude when it derailed in rural northeastern Montana, prompting the evacuation of some homes.
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Asia Stocks: Latest Quotes

Thu, 07/16/2015 - 10:02pm
Here are the latest trading levels for Asia's major stock markets: Tokyo (Nikkei Average ) up 0.3% ; Hong Kong (Hang Seng Index ) up 0.5% ; Shanghai (Shanghai Composite Index ) up 0.9% ; Sydney (S&P/ASX 200 ) down 0.1% ; Seoul (Kospi ) down 0.3% ; Taipei (Taiex ) flat Copyright © 2015 MarketWatch, Inc.
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Australia Stocks Take a Walk On The Downside, With Banks Lower

Thu, 07/16/2015 - 8:53pm
Australian stocks slouched in early Friday action, as losses for banking shares and the senior miners had the S&P/ASX 200 sitting 0.3% lower about 40 minutes into the session.
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Cleanup nears completion, 2 months after pipeline break fouled beaches in California

Thu, 07/16/2015 - 8:47pm
The costly cleanup after an oil pipeline break fouled beaches near Santa Barbara, California, is almost finished.
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Thousands in Long Beach head into 2nd day without power after electrical fires

Thu, 07/16/2015 - 8:43pm
Thousands of Long Beach residents remained without power Thursday and stoplights around downtown were still dark, more than 24 hours after fires in three electrical vaults knocked out electricity to a section of the beachfront-port city.
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Japan Blue-chip Stocks Nose Higher Ahead Of Holiday; Sharp Loses Ground

Thu, 07/16/2015 - 8:25pm
Japanese stocks gurggled just a little higher in opening Friday trade, with the Tokyo market looking to complete a perfect 5-for-5 week of winning sessions.
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Woman in New York street harassment video sues director, organization; seeks at least $500,000

Thu, 07/16/2015 - 7:09pm
A woman who was the centerpiece of a video about street harassment in New York City has filed a lawsuit against its director and the organization that put it out.
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Missouri sues US Department of Agriculture over deadline for reports needed for crop insurance

Thu, 07/16/2015 - 6:48pm
Missouri officials pushed this week for an extension to file paperwork needed for farmers to receive crop insurance, coverage the governor and attorney general say is necessary amid heavy rainfall and flooding.
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Nasdaq Closes at New Record High

Thu, 07/16/2015 - 6:37pm
The S&P and Nasdaq surged higher Thursday. 
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Schlumberger Profit Falls 30%

Thu, 07/16/2015 - 6:15pm
Schlumberger Ltd.'s second-quarter earnings fell 30% on plunging revenue, as the oil-services sector continues to grapple with weak oil prices.
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Allscripts Shares Jump On Strong Earnings Forecast

Thu, 07/16/2015 - 6:08pm
Allscripts Healthcare Solutions Inc. shares rallied in the extended session Thursday after the health-care IT company forecast second-quarter results that topped Wall Street estimates.
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