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Cigarette giant Reynolds American in talks to acquire rival Lorillard
Cigarette giant Reynolds American, maker of Camel, is in talks to acquire tobacco firm Lorillard. Cigarette giant Reynolds American, maker of Camel, is in talks to acquire tobacco firm Lorillard.
UPDATE 4-US cigarette maker Reynolds in talks to buy rival Lorillard  Reuters
UK Stocks Little Changed; Tobacco Shares Rally on Deals  Businessweek
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Portugal's PM tries to soothe investors; BES says can cover any losses
LISBON (Reuters) - Portugal's government and central bank assured investors on Friday that the southern European country's financial system was sound, aiming to quell worry about the spillover effects of trouble at the Espirito Santo business empire.
Global stocks struggle after tough week  Financial Times
Banco Espirito Santo makes rocky return to markets
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Wall St. flat, but Internet names support Nasdaq
NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. stocks were little changed on Friday, with indexes on track for their biggest weekly drop in months, as an early ream of corporate earnings wasn't enough to entice buyers even after a string of market losses.
US Stocks Inch Lower  Wall Street Journal
US Stocks Fluctuate Bank Earnings, Portugal Debt  Businessweek
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Wells Fargo profits rise as US economy improves
Profits at Wells Fargo rose 3% in the second quarter, as the US's largest bank benefitted from a pick-up in the US economy. The bank - which is responsible for one out of six US home loans - reported a quarterly profit of $5.7bn (�3.3bn).
US stocks mixed ahead of earnings 'avalanche'
Wells Fargo 2Q EPS Meets the Street, Revenues Beat  Fox Business
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Amazon Surges As It Pleads With FAA To Test Drones
Shares of America's largest online retailer surged over 4.5% on Friday morning as the company fought for the right to test its new drone delivery program, among a handful of other initiatives taken this week.
Amazon asks FAA for permission to fly drones  Washington Post
Amazon seeks US permission to test Prime Air delivery drones  The Guardian
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Economists downgrade forecasts for US growth, remain optimistic about rebound
In this file photo, a job seeker from Newton pauses as she speaks with a State Department employee about job opportunities with the federal government during a job fair in Boston.
Economists downgrade forecasts for US growth
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SEC Suspends Trading in Cynk Technology
The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission said Friday it had suspended trading in Cynk Technology Corp. CYNK -5.51% Cynk Technology Corp.
Ahoy! Thar May Be Pirates on Twitter Pillaging Cynk Stock  Businessweek
Cynk Technology shares suspended after surging 23000%  BBC News
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Rising bond yields point to rate rises
Investors' radar screens have long been clear of the one blip guaranteed to sound the alarm in financial markets: interest rate rises by central banks.
Interest Rates Going Up  Wall Street Sector Selector
Grand Central: Bond Dealers See Fed Rate Hikes Stopping in 2017 at 3.5%  Wall Street Journal (blog)
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Budget 2014: How Tax Changes Affect Debt Fund Investors
In the Budget unveiled on Thursday, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley proposed to increase the long-term capital gain tax on debt mutual funds from 10 per cent to 20 per cent.
You don't want surprises from your money fund  USA TODAY
SEC to Vote on Money-Fund Reforms July 23  Wall Street Journal (blog)
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The Verdict is In: Obamacare Lowers Uninsured
A survey by the Commonwealth Fund found that 9.5 million fewer adults are uninsured. (AP Photo). (Politico) - The evidence is piling up now: Obamacare really does seem to be helping the uninsured.
GOP plan lawsuit over employer mandate delays Surveys show Obamacares ...  Politico
Report: Kentucky Ranks 10th in U.S. For Lowest Rate of Uninsured  WFPL
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