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Watch maker Swatch says surging Swiss currency weighed down earnings in year's 1st half

Thu, 07/16/2015 - 6:02am
Prominent Swiss watch maker Swatch says the country's surging currency and below-zero interest rates pushed its earnings down sharply in the first half of this year.
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George H.W. Bush Falls, Fractures Bone In Neck

Thu, 07/16/2015 - 5:50am
Former U.S. President George H.W. Bush, 91, is recovering after breaking a bone in his neck, according to news reports Thursday.
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European car sales post largest gain in 5 years, surging 15 percent in June

Thu, 07/16/2015 - 5:40am
The European carmakers' association says auto sales surged 15 percent in June for the biggest month-on-month increase in more than five years.
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Louisiana politicians back company's bid for settlement over decade-old oil leak in the Gulf

Thu, 07/16/2015 - 4:36am
Capitol Hill lawmakers from Louisiana have intervened on behalf of a New Orleans company that has failed to stop a decade-old oil leak in the Gulf of Mexico but lobbied for a refund of money reserved for spill containment work, according to letters obtained by The Associated Press through public records requests.
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China reprimands online companies over spread of sex video said to be set inside Uniqlo store

Thu, 07/16/2015 - 3:45am
Sex may sell, but clothing retailer Uniqlo is finding the adage a bit uncomfortable after a Beijing store was said to be the setting of a steamy online video.
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Review: Apple Music has innovations but boxes, buttons and playlists get in the way

Thu, 07/16/2015 - 3:00am
Apple's new music service is a valiant effort to catch up in the emerging business of offering unlimited music on demand for a monthly price.
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Most Asian stocks rise after Greece approves austerity bill, dollar rises on Fed chief remarks

Thu, 07/16/2015 - 2:30am
Asian stock indexes were mostly higher Thursday after Greek lawmakers approved an austerity bill needed for another bailout and the dollar rose after the Fed chief indicated that U.S. interest rates could start rising later this year.
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APNewsBreak: New York City to wire 5 public housing developments with free broadband Internet

Thu, 07/16/2015 - 1:01am
New York City is poised to begin providing free Internet broadband access to more than 16,000 residents of its sprawling public housing system.
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Law against moving drugs over US waters presents medical-pot problem for Vineyard, Nantucket

Thu, 07/16/2015 - 12:42am
Massachusetts has a cannabis conundrum.
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Karl Rove writing book about 1896 presidential election and why it still matters

Thu, 07/16/2015 - 12:37am
Republican consultant Karl Rove, when not advising the super political action committee he helped found or commenting on politics, has been researching a presidential election that has long fascinated him.
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Business travelers favor Uber over traditional taxi services, expense report survey finds

Thu, 07/16/2015 - 12:05am
Taxis are losing business travelers to ride-hailing services like Uber, a survey shows.
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European Central Bank to get questions about Greece, but may not turn on credit tap just yet

Thu, 07/16/2015 - 12:04am
European Central Bank head Mario Draghi will likely face a blizzard of questions about Greece at his news conference Thursday.
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Greece seeks relief from lenders after austerity vote triggers rioting, political revolt

Thu, 07/16/2015 - 12:02am
Greece's troubled left-wing government is seeking urgent relief from European lenders on Thursday, a day after it pushed a harsh austerity package thought parliament, triggering a revolt in the ruling party and violence demonstrations in central Athens.
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Asia Stocks: Latest Quotes

Wed, 07/15/2015 - 10:10pm
Here are the latest trading levels for Asia's major stock markets: Tokyo (Nikkei Average ) up 0.5% ; Hong Kong (Hang Seng Index ) down 0.2% ; Shanghai (Shanghai Composite Index ) down 0.3% ; Sydney (S&P/ASX 200 ) up 0.7% ; Seoul (Kospi ) up 0.2% ; Taipei (Taiex ) flat Copyright © 2015 MarketWatch, Inc.
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China Shares Seesaw In Early Moves, With Financials Weak

Wed, 07/15/2015 - 10:06pm
Chinese shares suffered further heavy volatility Thursday morning, with Hong Kong's Hang Seng Index and the Shanghai Composite Index swinging sharply between gains and losses in early trade.
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MGM to build $100M venue at Monte Carlo property to lure top artists for lengthy runs in Vegas

Wed, 07/15/2015 - 9:28pm
MGM Resorts International plans to build a $100 million, 5,300-seat theater at its Monte Carlo casino-hotel to attract top musicians for weeks at a time.
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Australia Stocks Ride Higher On Strong Bank-share Gains

Wed, 07/15/2015 - 8:59pm
Australia's stock market sat broadly higher in early Thursday trade, with strength in the heavily weighted banking shares offsetting losses for some of mining and energy names.
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Japan Stocks Gain Early, With Financials On The Move

Wed, 07/15/2015 - 8:31pm
Japanese stocks shuffled higher in early Thursday transactions, with financial shares on the rise after Greece approved new austerity measures needed to secure fresh rescue funds.
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Mars Inc. announces new $100 million candy-making plant in Kansas

Wed, 07/15/2015 - 7:07pm
Mars Inc. announced plans Wednesday to build a new, $100 million candy-making facility in Kansas near where its first new plant in 35 years began churning out sweets last year.
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Greek Parliament Approves Bailout Prior Measures Package

Wed, 07/15/2015 - 6:58pm
The Greek parliament passed a sweeping package of austerity measures as the price for opening talks on a multi-billion euro bailout package.
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