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Aetna Agrees to Buy Humana for $37 Billion in Cash, Stock
Aetna Inc. agreed to buy Humana Inc., the second-largest provider of private Medicare insurance, for $37 billion in cash and stock to broaden its health-care coverage.
Insurer Aetna to Buy Humana in $37B Deal  ABC News
Aetna to buy Humana for $37 billion in largest insurance deal  Reuters
New York Times  
Oil Prices Fall on Strong Shale Supply
LONDON—Oil prices fell on Friday, in response to concerns over resilient U.S. shale production. The number of U.S. oil-drilling rigs rose by 12 to 640 over the past week, snapping 29 straight weeks of decline, Baker Hughes BHI 0.57 % data showed late ...
Oil drops on rising US rig count  Reuters
MarketsWTI crude on track for worst week since March  Financial Times
Nation's jobless rate dips to 5.3%
Sophia Lewis (left), with utility company PSEG Long Island, speaks to a job seeker during a job fair Tuesday at Citi Field in New York.
Weak US employment report dampens September rate hike bets  Hindu Business Line
US Economy continues to recover slowly  Sumter Item
GLOBAL MARKETS-European bonds and stocks on the defensive before tight ...
LONDON, July 3 (Reuters) - European bonds and stocks traded cautiously at Friday's market opening before a Greek referendum on EU-prescribed reforms that could determine the country's future in the euro zone and which polls suggest could go either way ...
European bonds, stocks on defensive before tight Greek vote  BDlive
European bonds, stocks on the defensive ahead of Greek vote  Hindu Business Line
Solar-powered airplane due to land in Hawaii after 5-day flight from Japan
HONOLULU - An airplane powered by the sun is scheduled to land in Hawaii Friday after a five-day journey across the Pacific from Japan.
'Solar Impulse 2' Closing In On Hawaii After Breaking Solo Flight Record  International Business Times
Solar Impulse: One Giant Leap for Green Energy  Air & Space Magazine
China's state-owned margin finance corp to quadruple capital base
BEIJING, July 3 China Securities Finance Corp, China's official margin lender for brokerages, will boost its capital base to 100 billion yuan ($16.12 billion) from 24 billion yuan, a spokesman for the country's securities regulator said on Friday.
China's regulator vows to act on market manipulation  Economic Times
Mainland China shares dive as investigation launched  BBC News
BP to pay record $18.7 billion to states affected by spill
More than five years after the worst offshore oil spill in U.S. history, BP is preparing to pay a record $18.7 billion to affected states.
BP's $24.5b oil-spill settlement leaves other messes behind  The Australian Financial Review
BP to Pay $18.7 Billion for Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill  New York Times
Intel reshuffle sees James exit
San Francisco - Intel Corporation President Ren´┐Że James will step down to seek a chief executive officer role elsewhere, in a reshuffle that cements CEO Brian Krzanich's control over the world's largest chipmaker.
Intel's president steps down
Intel president Renee James to step down in January  The Star Online
Family Dollar-Dollar Tree merger wins federal nod
The combined Family Dollar Stores Inc. (NYSE: FDO) and Dollar Tree Inc. (Nasdaq: DLTR)… more. The merger of two discount chain giants has gained the green light from the Federal Trade Commission.
Dollar Tree's $9.2M Acquisition Of Family Dollar Approved By FTC  Yibada (English Edition)
UPDATE 1-FTC approves Dollar Tree's takeover of Family Dollar  Reuters
San Francisco creates short-term rental agency
SAN FRANCISCO San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee announced the creation of a new agency on Thursday to oversee short-term rentals like those arranged by Airbnb, which matches people wishing to rent out all or part of their homes to temporary guests.
New San Francisco office will manage and investigate Airbnb landlords  Fortune
San Francisco is serious about Airbnb regulation  Engadget