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METALS-Copper dips on stronger dollar, nickel gains
... * Codelco stops offering refined copper to China-sources. * Nickel strength not seen sustained on lack of consumer buys (Adds details, quotes; previous MELBOURNE).
Gold Falls as Lockhart Comments Add to September Rate Focus  Bloomberg
US Treasury yields rally after hawkish Lockhart comments  CNBC
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At least 24 dead, more than 300 resuced after twin train derailments in India
At least 24 people died and hundreds were rescued after two passenger trains derailed nearly side by side as they crossed a bridge in central India late Tuesday night.
Twin trains veer off flooded bridge in India killing dozens  CNN International
Puerto Rico investors could try to force payment on bonds -filing
Aug 4 Holders of at least 20 percent of Puerto Rico's Public Finance Corp bonds, on which the U.S. commonwealth defaulted on Monday, would need to consent to suing Puerto Rico in order for the bondholders' trustee to file a lawsuit on their behalf, a ...
Debt-plagued Puerto Rico may seem like the new Greece, but colonisation is ...  The Independent
Puerto Rico's economic 'death spiral' can be helped if ...  New York Daily News
Cognizant revenue, profit beat estimates
IT services provider Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp reported quarterly revenue and profit above analysts' expectations, helped by higher spending by clients in North America, especially in the healthcare and financial sectors.
Cognizant Q2 net at $420.1 million; raises revenue guidance to at least $3 ...  Economic Times
Cognizant revenue rises 22.6% in Q2, raises growth outlook for full year  Livemint
Standard Chartered Profit Fell 37% in First Half
LONDON - The British bank Standard Chartered said on Wednesday that its profit declined 37 percent in the first half of the year, as the lender reshapes its business under the leadership of William T. Winters, its new chief executive.
MOVES-Standard Chartered, Ringkjobing Landbobank  Reuters
Standard Chartered's new boss halves dividend to shareholders  The Guardian
Netflix offers employees one year paid parental leave
"Parents can return part-time, full-time, or return and then go back out as needed. We'll just keep paying them normally," Cranz said.
Netflix offers employees unlimited parental leave  Telegraph.co.uk
Netflix Staff Given Year's Paid Parental Leave  Sky News
Toyota Motor Q1 net profit jumps 10 pct, beats estimates
TOKYO Aug 4 Toyota Motor Corp posted a 10 percent rise in first-quarter net profit on Tuesday, beating analyst estimates, as costs cuts and currency gains made up for weaker global vehicle sales.
Cheap yen, cost cuts give Toyota a boost  CBS News
Disney earnings soar 11%, but changes in TV industry pose risks
Walt Disney Co. set a record for profit in its most recent fiscal quarter but warned that dramatic changes in the television landscape could eat into earnings.
Walt Disney posts record profit but cuts guidance  Irish Times
Disney's mixed results boosted by 'The Avengers'  Irish Independent
Unemployment rate steady in July at 9.7% - CSO
The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate stood at 9.7% in July, according to the Central Statistics Office, unchanged from the rate recorded in the previous month.
Unemployment unchanged at 9.7% for July  Irish Times
Unemployment rate to rise slightly  Sky News Australia
Libor fixer Tom Hayes' father says his son is a 'scapegoat'
The father of the banker jailed for 14 years for fixing the Libor rate has claimed his son is a 'scapegoat'. Tom Hayes became the first man jailed over the banking scandal this week after he was found guilty of conspiring to fix rates for profit.
'Pete the Greek,' the banker who told a UBS colleague 'JUST BE ...  Business Insider
Trader who rigged bank rate is jailed for 14 years  Sentinel Republic