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GDP Numbers Reveal Underlying Momentum, Possible Headwinds for US Economy
WASHINGTON—Consumer, business and government spending helped propel better-than-expected U.S. growth in the second quarter of the year, a hopeful sign for an economy buffeted by overseas turmoil and sharp gyrations in equity markets.
Report Bumps Up US Economic Growth  Voice of America
US economic growth revision to 3.7% boosts markets  BBC News
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McDonald's, Tyson Sever Ties to Poultry Farm Over Alleged Animal Abuse
McDonald's Corp. MCD 2.28 % and Tyson Foods Inc. TSN 3.70 % severed ties with a Tennessee poultry farm after an animal-rights group on Thursday released video footage from the facility that showed chickens being stabbed, clubbed and crushed to death ...
Video shows abuse of Tyson chickens used for McDonald's McNuggets  Washington Post
McDonald's, Tyson Cut Ties With Farmer Tied to Abuse Video  New York Times
Stocks rally a second day, pulling further from deep losses of past week
The U.S. stock market took another roller-coaster ride Thursday before ending with a sharp gain that lifted the Dow Jones industrial average by 369 points.
Harder Times Await Investment Banks in Asia  Wall Street Journal
US stock markets rally for second day  Washington Post
Icahn Sets Freeport-McMoRan in His Sights
Activist investor Carl Icahn disclosed a stake in copper miner Freeport-McMoRan Inc. on Thursday, saying its shares are undervalued and that he plans to talk with management about its costs.
Carl Icahn Doubles Down On Plunging Commodity Bets With Activist Stake In ...  Forbes
Icahn takes stake in Freeport-McMoRan  CNBC
Consumer confidence rose more than forecast in August
WASHINGTON - Consumer confidence climbed more than forecast in August, reaching the second-highest level in eight years on more favorable views of the labor market.
The Conference Board Consumer Confidence IndexB. Rebounds  CNNMoney
US consumer confidence shows sharp rebound in August to highest reading in 7 ...  Fox Business
Burger King, McDonald's mash up inspires Frankenfood
Burger King called on McDonald's to join them in the name of peace (and the love of Franken foods) to create the McWhopper. USA TODAY editors and reporters think the mashup of the Big Mac and Whopper should mark simply the beginning of crazy ...
Make this spicy jalapeno burger on a cheese bagel for dinner tonight  Los Angeles Times
McDonald's rejects Burger King's offer to make a McWhopper  The San Diego Union-Tribune
Oxford Dictionaries adds 'manspreading,' 'butt-dial,' and 'cat cafe'
Cue the "mic drop" because Oxford Dictionaries introduced new words on Wednesday. The list gives legitimacy to the acceptable time of day to start drinking, known as "beer-o-clock," and finally acknowledges that "awesomesauce," can be used to describe ...
Can You Use That In A Sentence?: Dictionary Adds New Words  NPR
Manspreading, hangry, Grexit join Oxford online dictionary  Reuters
Dole Food CEO, Former Top Exec Ordered to Pay $148M
A Delaware judge on Thursday ordered 92-year-old Dole Food CEO David Murdock and a former top lieutenant to pay $148 million in damages for misleading directors and shareholders in a deal that took the company private in 2013.
Dole Food CEO and former chief operating officer ordered to pay $148M ...  Fox News
Dole CEO liable for $148.2 mln over 2013 buyout-ruling  Reuters
UPDATE 5-Schlumberger to buy oilfield gear maker Cameron in $14.8 bln deal
... * Offer values Cameron at $66.36 per share, or $12.74 bln. * Combined company pro-forma 2014 revenue would be $59 bln. * Deal should allow Schlumberger to grow market share-analyst.
Schlumberger buys US firm in $US12.7b deal  The Australian (blog)
A Fake Goldman Sachs Underlines a Real Chinese Strength
The Goldman Sachs leasing company in Shenzhen is as genuine as the Apple store in Kunming and the $5 bottle of Ch�teau Lafite-Rothschild in Beijing.
Made in China: fake Rolexes, iPhones -- and Goldman Sachs  CBS News
Fake branch of Goldman Sachs closed down in China  Times of India