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China food crisis spreads to foreign brands
A "temporarily unavailable" sticker masks a picture of chicken nuggets at a McDonald's restaurant in Hong Kong, as food-safety concerns prompt the fast-food chain to pull items at some locations in China and Japan.
McDonald's Food Supplier OSI Recalls Shanghai Products  Businessweek
McDonald's meat supplier pulls Chinese plant's products  The Australian
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Amazon faces threat of losing investors trust amid low profits
Amazon.com Inc is facing a tough phase in the recent times amid disappointing quarterly results for more than a year now. The patience of its investors is also on test and the threat of break down is looming large.
Analysis - Amazon's far-reaching ambitions, lack of profits, unnerve ...  Reuters
What does Amazon care for losses? Its plan is for world domination  The Guardian
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NYC Pension Funds Report 17.4% Gain as U.S. Stocks Soar
New York City's five pensions reported a 17.4 percent gain on investments for the fiscal year ended June 30, propelled by growth in U.S.
NY City pension funds return 17 pct in fiscal 2014  Reuters
Stringer: NYC pension funds at $160.5 billion, got 17.4 percent return in ...  The Republic
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Britain to Expand Land Available for Oil and Gas Drilling
LONDON - The British government plans to make more land available for licensing for oil and natural gas exploration in the first such expansion since 2008.
Fracking Rules As Push For Drilling Under Way  Sky News
With emissions rising, it's time to embrace natural gas  Your Houston News
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Top Kiwi executive 'driven' to succeed
Ex-pat Kiwi Greg Foran has been named as head of Wal-Mart's US division. The famous son of the New Zealander taking the helm at retail giant Walmart says his dad was always driven to succeed, and instilled those values in his kids.
It's About Time: Walmart's US CEO Bill Simon Unexpectedly Stepping Down  Forbes
Fired Walmart CEO to Get $4.5 Million To Leave JobBusiness Spotlight  2paragraphs.com
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Alan 'Ace' Greenberg, Wall Street titan, dies at 86
Alan �Ace� Greenberg, the man behind both the rise and fall of Bear Stearns, died on Friday. He was 86 years old. Under Greenberg's leadership Bear Stearns saw explosive growth, from a firm of 1000 employees and $46 million in capital in 1978 when ...
Remembering Ace Greenberg, through good times and bad  Business Standard
Alan Greenberg | Bear Stearns officer, 86  Philly.com
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China H-Shares Poised for Bull Market on Stimulus Wagers
Chinese stocks rose, lifting a gauge of mainland companies in Hong Kong more than 20 percent from this year's low, as government stimulus boosts investor confidence in the world's second-largest economy.
Asia-Pacific bourses extend rally  Financial Times
Asian Stocks Extend Six-Year High as H-Shares Advance  Businessweek
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Reports: Danone In Talks To Sell Medical Nutrition Unit To Hospira For $5 Bln
French consumer products and dairy giant Danone SA (DANOY.PK) is in talks to sell its medical nutrition unit to U.S. pharmaceutical and medication delivery company Hospira, Inc. (HSP: Quote) in a cash and stock deal that could value the unit at nearly $5 ...
Danone in talks to sell medical arm to Hospira  CITY A.M.
Danone Said in Talks to Sell Its Medical Unit to Hospira  Businessweek
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BSkyB Unveils Plan For European Pay-TV Giant
The owner of Sky News has announced an ambitious plan to create a European pay-television giant that will more than treble the company's potential customer base.
Fox Bolsters Cash with BSkyB Deal  Wall Street Journal
Time Warner Said Seeking Faster HBO Growth Via Web Trial  Bloomberg
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Dow Sees Biggest Decline in Six Weeks as S&P 500 Fails to Extend Record ...
The week for stocks looked so promising through Thursday, but Friday brought about a sour note leaving stocks lower for the Dow than where it began for the week, and erasing record highs the S&P 500 had been achieving during the week.
Wall Street falls on Amazon, Visa; S&P's weekly gain erased  Moneycontrol.com
Worries about US consumers drag stocks lower  Washington Post
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