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Target Lowers Forecast as Sales Slump, Canadian Losses Widen
Target Corp. (TGT), still struggling to rebound from last year's hacker attack, cut its forecast for the year as slumping sales and a money-losing push into Canada take a toll on profit.
Target cuts annual profit outlook  USA TODAY
Target Reports Second Quarter 2014 Earnings  Wall Street Journal
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Dollar Rises to 11-Month High Before Fed Releases Minutes
The dollar strengthened to an 11-month high versus the euro before the Federal Reserve releases the minutes of its July meeting, amid speculation policy makers are moving toward raising borrowing costs.
FOREX-Dollar breaks out to 11-month highs, eyes on Fed  Reuters
Global stocks drift ahead of Fed minutes  The Seattle Times
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Wall St. set to dip after retailer results; Fed minutes due
NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. stocks were set for a slight dip at the open on Wednesday after weak earnings forecasts from retailers Lowe's and Target, ahead of the release of minutes from the most recent meeting of the Federal Reserve.
US Stock Futures Pause After Recent Gains  Wall Street Journal
US Equity Futures Flat Ahead of Fed Minutes  Fox Business
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Bank of England Officials Break Ranks on Rates
The Bank of England in the City of London. Two officials at the central bank pushed for an immediate rise in interest rates in August, according to minutes published Wednesday.
Interest rates: Minutes show two Bank policymakers voted for rise  BBC News
Rebels Inside The Bank Of England Are Fighting Mark Carney's Low ...  SFGate
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Argentina says proposed debt swap aimed at protecting investors
BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) - Argentina's plan for making payments on its sovereign bonds via a local bank aims to protect the vast majority of creditors who participated in two debt restructurings, Cabinet chief Jorge Capitanich said on Wednesday.
Argentina seeks to end default through bond change  Washington Post
Argentina unveils debt plan to avoid US court ruling  BBC News
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Lowe's Trims Annual Sales Forecast Growth
Lowe's Cos. (LOW), the second-largest U.S. home-improvement retailer, trimmed its full-year revenue forecast after sales of appliances and yard merchandise helped it beat profit estimates in the second quarter.
UPDATE 2-Home improvement chain Lowe's Cos cuts sales forecast  Reuters
Lowe's Trims Guidance Even as Results Top Expectations  Wall Street Journal
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201 Million USD Fines for Japanese Auto Parts Suppliers
12 Japanese auto part suppliers have been hit with combined fines of over 200-million US dollars under the current anti-monopoly sweep.
China slaps $201 mn fines on 12 Japanese auto makers  Zee News
China fines 12 Japanese firms in auto price probe  Washington Post
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Empty shelves, aisles makes for 'eerie' feel in Market Basket these days
There is no meat underneath the sign proclaiming "Best Meats Sold Anywhere." The same goes for the "Fresh Poultry Delivered Daily" sign, underneath which are only bare shelves.
Phenomenal Market Basket drama  Cape Cod Today
Former Market Basket workers gets creative with shopping lists  The Daily News of Newburyport
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Fed minutes, Yellen words could offer clues to rate-hike timing
Federal Reserve Board Chair Janet Yellen. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images) ORG XMIT: 478705301 ORIG FILE ID: 479549081. Move over President Putin, the Janet Yellen-led Federal Reserve is about to nudge you off the front pages.
Debate Over Role of Central Banks Expected in Jackson Hole  Fox Business
Jackson Hole Rally at Risk as Investors Preempt Yellen  Businessweek
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Staples to shut 140 North America stores in 2014 as sales stall
Staples Inc. plans to shut about 140 stores in North America this year as the office-supply retailer responds to online competition that has hurt sales.
Staples profit falls on lower sales of core office supplies  TODAYonline
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