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Former Trader Given 14 Years Prison for Market Manipulation
LONDON - A British judge sentenced a former Citibank and UBS trader to 14 years in prison Monday after a jury found him guilty of masterminding the manipulation of a key interest rate, the London Interbank Lending Rate, or Libor.
UBS distances itself from Libor guilty ruling for former trader  Reuters
Tom Hayes found guilty of rigging benchmark interest rates  Financial Times
Weak auto demand crimps US consumer spending
WASHINGTON U.S. consumer spending in June advanced at its slowest pace in four months as demand for automobiles softened, suggesting the economy lost some momentum at the end of the second quarter.
US Consumer Spending Edges up in June  ABC News
Americans Curb Their Spending Increases in June  Wall Street Journal
Greek stocks plunge, banks hammered, after five-week crisis shut down
ATHENS Greece's stock market closed with heavy losses on Monday after a five-week shutdown brought on by fears the country was about to be dumped from the euro zone.
Greek Stock Market: How Shares Plunged Once It Re-Opened  ABC News
Global Investors Shrug Off Slump in Greek Market  Wall Street Journal
Fitch: Puerto Rico Appropriation Debt Default Highlights Liquidity Strain ...
NEW YORK, Aug 03, 2015 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- In Fitch Ratings' opinion, Puerto Rico's reported decision to miss an August 1 debt service payment on appropriation-backed debt (not rated by Fitch) due today is consistent with both the commonwealth's stated ...
Puerto Rican migration not exactly brain drain  Al Jazeera America
Another problem Puerto Rico doesn't need  CNBC
Car Makers Map Out the Future With Nokia Deal
Nokia NOK -1.28 % 's digital mapping unit looks like an expensive safety feature for Germany's car makers. Audi, NSU 2.15 % BMW and Daimler on Monday emerged as victors after an intense bidding war for HERE.
BMW, Audi, Daimler to buy Nokia map operations, another step toward ...  Los Angeles Times
German car makers buy Nokia maps to fend off digital rivals  The Globe and Mail
Questor share tip: Hold HSBC on Brazil sale
HSBC 581.3p +1.6p. Questor says Hold. The sale of HSBC's [LON:HSBA] Brazilian arm is the latest step in a retrenchment that could eventually see the banking giant up sticks and move its headquarters back to Hong Kong.
REFILE-UPDATE 3-Bradesco to pay $5.2 billion for HSBC Brazil unit, biggest ...  Reuters
HSBC Unit Deal Sinks Bradesco as Ibovespa Falls Most in Americas  Bloomberg
US July auto sales top expectations, boosted by SUVs, pickups
DETROIT U.S. auto sales were stronger than expected in July and kept the industry on pace for its best performance since 2001 as cheaper gasoline and low interest rates drove the continuing shift toward sport utility vehicles and pickup trucks.
Gas prices fuel US big-vehicle sales in July  USA TODAY
Auto Makers Report Strong US Sales  Wall Street Journal
Kraft recalling 36000 cases of cheese over 'potential choking hazard'
Kraft has announced a recall of some American cheese singles amid concerns about the plastic wrap that covers the individual slices.
Kraft Recalling American Cheese Slices Over Choking Concerns  CBS Local
Kraft recalls 36000 cases of cheese because of potential choking hazard  Fortune
Manufacturing growth slows in July
The manufacturing sector expanded in July, but at a slower pace than expected, with falling oil prices continuing to hamper energy-related industries, according to a survey of industry executives.
US manufacturing sector growth slows in July: ISM  Reuters
US manufacturing growth slows in July  Washington Post
Alpha Natural Files for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Protection
BRISTOL, Va. - Alpha Natural Resources is filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, the fourth big coal producer to do so within the last two years.
U.S. Coal Company Alpha Natural Resources Files For Bankruptcy  Forbes