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Wall Street dips as housing data disappoints
NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. stocks slipped on Monday as weak data on the housing market and services sector gave the latest indications that economic conditions were getting worse, taking the S&P 500 below a key support level.
Icahn Gets a Speedy Return on His Family Dollar Investment  New York Times
Dollar Tree buying Family Dollar for $8.5 billion  Businessweek
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How a Zillow-Trulia Merger Could Finally Change the Business of Real Estate
Despite the multitude of online real estate websites, buying a home today remains stubbornly anachronistic, with dual real estate agents, proliferating fees and reams of old-fashioned paper documents.
Zillow to acquire Trulia for $3.5B in all-stock deal  The Seattle Times
Trulia Soars on Acquisition: Tech Winners & Losers
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Medicare, Social Security Disability Fund Headed in Different Directions
WASHINGTON�The nation's two biggest entitlement programs are facing competing trends, government trustees said Monday�with Medicare's trust fund rebounding strongly, but Social Security's disability fund on the brink of exhaustion.
Medicare Hospital Fund to Last 4 Years Longer  ABC News
Medicare trust fund's life extended by four years  MarketWatch
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Virgin America's stock-sale plan takes off
Virgin America, the small airline that's struggled to keep up with the majors, filed plans to sell shares to the public for the first time Monday.
The airlines are making millions, but there's no relief in sight for ...  Washington Post
Virgin America Files Plans for IPO  ABC News
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Micex Slides With Ruble on Sanctions as Rosneft Falls on Yukos
Russian stocks fell to an 11-week low and the ruble slid the most among emerging-market currencies amid the threat of new sanctions from Europe.
Micex to Ruble Decline on Sanctions Threat: Russia Reality Check  Bloomberg
Leonid Nevzlin is biggest winner from Yukos ruling at The Hague  Financial Times
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Amazon jumps into the 3D printing market
Today, Amazon, the world's largest online retailer, launched the 3D Printed Products store, a marketplace with more than 200 unique print on-demand products, many that can be customized by material, size, styles and color variations, and personalized with ...
Amazon launches 3D printing store  Economic Times
Here are the 3D-printed things you can buy on Amazon  Quartz
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Argentine Bonds Fall as Default Deadline Looms With No Progress
Argentine dollar bonds dropped to a one-month low after Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich said a delegation won't meet with a mediator until tomorrow even as a July 30 deadline approaches for staving off default.
Argentina in last-ditch effort to avert default  Wall Street Journal
Argentina sending team to New York for last-minute debt talks  Reuters
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Smith & Wesson settles SEC charges over payments for firearm sales
July 28 (Reuters) - Smith & Wesson Holding Corp agreed to pay more than $2 million to settle U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission charges that employees and representatives made improper payments to foreign officials when trying to win contracts to ...
Gunmaker Smith & Wesson Is Paying $2 Million To Settle Corruption Charges  Business Insider
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Duke Energy to Buy Some Generating Assets for $1.2 Billion
The power agency, which serves about 270,000 customers, owns partial interests in several Duke plants throughout the state, representing about 700 megawatts of generating capacity.
Why Duke Energy (DUK) Stock Is Up Today
Duke to purchase agency's assets  The Robesonian
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'Every Little Helps' for Lloyds Traders Rigging Benchmark Rates
For traders at Lloyds Banking Group Plc (LLOY), �every little helps� when rigging benchmark interest rates, according to transcripts of conversations released by regulators as part of the bank's settlement today.
The Things Traders Say, Lloyds Edition  New York Times
Lloyds manipulated rates to cut fees to bank rescue scheme  Financial Times
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