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Mixed US jobs report dampens September rate hike bets
WASHINGTON U.S. job growth slowed in June and Americans left the labor force in droves, tempering expectations for a September interest rate hike from the Federal Reserve.
Asian Morning Briefing: US Stocks End Slightly Lower  Wall Street Journal
Experts Give Their Take on Jobs, Fed and Financial Markets  New York Times
The Australian Financial Review  
BP settles oil spill claims for $18.7 billion
BP reaches a comprehensive $18.7 billion settlement with the US government and five states, that effectively ends years of litigation over environmental damage and human casualties caused by the 2010 Gulf of Mexico spill.
BP agrees to claims worth $US18.7b over 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill  ABC Online
5 Things to Read Today: Jobs Market Continues Fitful Recovery, BP Settles ...  Wall Street Journal (blog)
Yelp Is Putting Away The For Sale Sign, Stock Drops 10%
Yelp Inc (NYSE:YELP) decided to call off its previously announced sale, according to a Bloomberg Bloomberg report. The company's stock dropped sharply following the report, closing down 10% on Thursday's trade.
Yelp shares plunge after report it's abandoning sale  USA TODAY
Yelp shares are tanking because of this decision by the CEO  Fortune
Whole Foods Apologizes for Overcharging Customers
Co-CEOs Walter Robb and John Mackey responded to an investigation that uncovered New York City stores had overstated the weight of prepackaged goods.
Whole Foods apologizes for pricing problems  Boston Herald
Whole Foods Apologizes For Overpricing  Daily Caller
Centene Makes $6.3B Bid for Fellow Insurer Health Net
Centene has jumped into the mix of managed-care companies scrambling to bulk up as the health care overhaul changes their business with a $6.3-billion bid for fellow insurer Health Net.
Health insurer Centene adds muscle with $6.3-billion Health Net deal  The Globe and Mail
SHAREHOLDER ALERT: Lundy Law Commences An Investigation Into The ...  MarketWatch
Chrysler Faces Penalties for Recall Lapses, Regulator Vows
WASHINGTON—Federal regulators are likely to take action before summer's end against Fiat Chrysler Automobiles FCAU -2.32 % NV over lapses in handling older Jeeps tied to fiery rear-end crashes and millions of other recalled vehicles, the head of the ...
Top US auto safety regulator says Chrysler to face sanctions  Los Angeles Times
US will punish Fiat Chrysler over recall failures  USA TODAY
Ren�e James, President of Intel, Is Leaving the Company
SAN FRANCISCO - The president of Intel is moving on, and the chief executive appears to be using the occasion for a sweeping reorganization of his company, the world's largest maker of semiconductors.
Intel President Renee James ends 28-year career with chip giant  San Jose Mercury News
Intel president Ren�e James steps down to seek CEO role elsewhere  The Globe and Mail (subscription)
Dollar Tree and Family Dollar Will Sell 330 Stores to Seal Merger Deal
Dollar Tree and Family Dollar have agreed to sell 330 Family Dollar stores to settle a complaint that their proposed merger would probably be anticompetitive, the Federal Trade Commission said on Thursday.
UPDATE 1-FTC approves Dollar Tree's takeover of Family Dollar  Reuters
Dollar Tree wins OK for Family Dollar takeover  USA TODAY
Yes, bubble wrap is going popless, but the good stuff will still be around
Sealed Air Corp, which invented bubble wrap back in 1957, announced on July 1 what the internet believed to be the be killing off of one of life's simplest pleasures.
Christmas morning just got a lot worse: Bubble wrap producer unveils a new ...  National Post
Idle hands: Company that birthed Bubble Wrap removes pop from new variety
UPDATE 8-Oil flat as US rig count rise cools gains, gasoline jumps
... * First rise in U.S. oil rig count since December - Baker Hughes. * Tame U.S. jobs and economic data cools Sept rate hike bets.
Oil Falters After Rig Count Grows  Wall Street Journal
Oil Rigs Rebounding at Sub-$60 Shows Shale Boom's Resilience  Bloomberg