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Goldman in deal worth $1.2B over US bond claims
WASHINGTON (AP) - Goldman Sachs has agreed to a settlement worth $1.2 billion to resolve claims that it misled U.S. mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac about risky mortgage securities it sold them before the housing market collapsed in 2007.
The Ticker  Boston Herald
Goldman to Pay $3.15 Billion to Settle Mortgage Claims  New York Times
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Yellen Riding U.S. Growth Veers From Draghi as EU Stalls
The world's two most powerful central bankers are nearing a transatlantic gap in monetary policy as the Federal Reserve debates raising interest rates while the European Central Bank signals more stimulus.
Yellen resists pressure to tighten monetary policy more quickly  Los Angeles Times
Yellen Says Job Market Improving, but Noncommittal About Policy Effect  Wall Street Journal
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Artie T. says path is clear to buy Basket
LET'S MAKE A DEAL: Market Basket employee Simone Allard, along with her dog Chino, were among the hundreds demonstrating outside the company's warehouse in Tewksbury yesterday.
Governors: Market Basket feud may be resolved this weekend  Attleboro Sun Chronicle
Mass., NH governors make Market Basket statement  WLBZ-TV
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A love of zoos may keep SeaWorld afloat
NEW YORK (MarketWatch) - Despite the outcry over its treatment of killer whales, people may simply love zoos too much to completely boycott SeaWorld Entertainment Inc. That's the view of FBR & Co.
Aquariums vital to wild creatures' well-being  Orlando Sentinel
SeaWorld Relents, Ends Trainers Swimming with Killer Whales  Insurance Journal
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Executive lineup changes again at McDonald's
NEW YORK - McDonald's on Friday named a new president for its flagship US division, marking the second change in the high-profile spot in less than two years.
McDonald's Names New President of US Unit  New York Times
McDonald's to have new president again  iStreet Research
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Dynegy looks to restore position in $6 billion deal
Two years out of bankruptcy protection, power company Dynegy is paying $6.25 billion to amass enough generating capacity to catapult it back into the ranks of the biggest U.S.
Once-Bankrupt Dynegy Seeks Redemption in $6.25 Billion Deal  Businessweek
Duke Energy sells Midwestern power plants for $2.8 billion  News & Observer
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Roundup: Keurig strikes deal with Kraft on coffee brands; more
Keurig Green Mountain said it struck a deal to make Kraft's branded coffees, such as Maxwell House and Gevalia, for its single-serve brewing systems.
Keurig Green Mountain partners with Kraft coffee brands
Why Keurig Green Mountain (GMCR) Stock Continues To Surge Today
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Valeant Says Enough Allergan Investors Demand Meeting
Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc. (VRX) and Pershing Square Capital Management said 31 percent of Allergan Inc. (AGN:US)'s shareholders support their effort to call a special meeting as part of Valeant's $54 billion takeover bid for the maker of the ...
UPDATE 2-Ackman, other shareholders ask Allergan to call special meeting  Reuters
Allergan Receives Written Requests from Pershing Square Regarding Special ...  Wall Street Journal
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Foot locker reports 39% profit jump
Shares of Foot Locker are climbing on Friday after the retailer reported a 39% jump in fiscal second-quarter earnings. Excluding a $2 million charge tied to a write-down, profit rose to $0.64 a share from $0.46 last year.
Athleisure Trend Energizes Sales at Old Navy, Foot Locker  Bloomberg
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US STOCKS SNAPSHOT-Wall St falls, but up for third straight week
NEW YORK Aug 22 (Reuters) - Stocks ended mostly lower on Friday as Ukraine-Russia tensions reignited and remarks from Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen failed to give investors more clues on interest rate hikes.
How the Dow Jones industrial average did Friday  SFGate
Dow and S&P Close Down After Week of Gains  KTIC
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