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Asian Stock Markets Rise for 2nd Straight Day, but Europe Opens Slightly Down
SHANGHAI - Markets in Asia rallied for a second straight day on Friday, as upbeat United States growth data helped calm investors after the hammering that shares across the region took earlier in the week.
Asia extends stocks rally as US GDP data calms nerves  Reuters
Asian markets extend gains overnight
The Australian Financial Review  
Hidden-Camera Video By Mercy For Animals Reveals Chicken McNuggets ...
The graphic video has prompted McDonald's to cut ties with one of its chicken suppliers. A criminal investigation has also been launched.
McDonald's Poultry Supplier Accused of Animal Cruelty  NDTV
McDonald's, Tyson Foods drop farm after videotape shows animal cruelty  AG Week
Japan Reports Inflation, Household Spending Soften in July
TOKYO - The backdrop to the wild drama in financial markets over the past few weeks is a less dramatic but more daunting reality: the deep-seated challenges for sustaining long-term growth, especially for aging economies like Japan's.
Abenomics Starting to Look Like a Failure  Bloomberg
Japan's inflation flat in July; beats expectations  MarketWatch
Oil steadies after strong gains as equities rally
LONDON Oil prices steadied on Friday after bouncing back from six-and-a-half-year lows on recovering equities markets, strong U.S.
Bump Then Fizzle for Oil Prices  Wall Street Journal (blog)
Oil Pares Biggest Weekly Gain Since April as Volatility Climbs  Bloomberg
Burger King Called for a Truce with McDonald's. And McDonald's Totally Blew It
A PR stunt for peace day is quickly turning into a war between America's two burger giants. By Justin Bariso. Justin Bariso is the founder and leader of Insight, a consulting group that helps organizations improve their ability to work globally ...
Burger King Officials Ask Their McDonalds Counterparts To Create The ...  Franchise Herald
A Burger Truce for World Peace  KTRH
Pakistan outpacing India in building nuclear bombs, could soon overtake United ...
Pakistan has already managed to partially bridge the conventional military disadvantage with respect to India by going nuclear and now it is building nuclear weapons at the fastest rate in the world.
Report: Pakistan adding nuclear arms
US wishes to see tensions between India, Pakistan decrease: John Kirby  Pakistan Today
Messaging app Line says still considering IPO
Popular Japanese messaging app Line said today it was still considering plans for an initial public offering, after a report said it had shelved the sale for a second year in a row.
Naver putting off Line IPO timing decision until markets improve: CFO  Reuters
The perpetual delay of a Line IPO suggests chat apps might not be such a big ...  Quartz
5 silly new words in the Oxford dictionary that could come in handy
“Grexit” is an easy one. Anybody who's frequented MarketWatch lately knows all too well that catchy mash-up is a word for the potential withdrawal of Greece from the eurozone.
Manspreading, fatberg, hangry added to Oxford online dictionary  Herald Sun
Pity him, poor man has a brainfart  Times LIVE
US Q2 GDP growth revised sharply higher to 3.7%
Gross domestic product expanded at a 3.7 percent annual pace instead of the 2.3 percent rate reported last month, the Commerce Department said on Thursday in its second GDP estimate for the April-June period.
US economy grew at 3.7 per cent in April-June quarter  Financial Express
US economy surged at 3.7 percent rate in April-June quarter  Barre Montpelier Times Argus
Californians cut water without state imposing fines
FRESNO, Calif. - For the second straight month, Californians exceeded hefty water conservation mandates during the relentless drought without the state imposing fines, officials said.
Even as it sizzled, Orange County residents cut back on the water - big time  OCRegister
California Drought: Urban users cut their water use by whopping 31.3 percent ...  San Jose Mercury News