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Euro steadies at 11-month low as dollar reigns
LONDON (Reuters) - Some reassuring data from Germany eased pressure on the euro on Thursday after speculation of an earlier rate rise from the Federal Reserve had pushed the dollar to an 11-month high.
Manufacturing Slows From Europe to China on Trade Risks  Businessweek
Euro-Zone Business Growth Slows in August  Wall Street Journal
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US stocks: Futures up as S&P 500 nears a record
MADRID (MarketWatch) - U.S. stock futures moved north on Thursday, as neither downbeat Chinese data nor a perceived hawkish set of Federal Reserve minutes swayed upbeat sentiment.
US Stock Futures Higher Ahead of Jackson Hole, Data  Fox Business
S&P 500 futures at record as dollar holds highs  Financial Times
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Bank of America agrees to nearly $17B settlement
Bank of America has agreed to pay nearly $17 billion to settle federal and state allegations it sold risky, mortgage-backed securities to investors before the national financial crisis, a person familiar with the matter said Wednesday.
Bank of America Expected to Settle Huge Mortgage Case for $16.65 Billion  New York Times
BofA in $16.5 billion deal with US over mortgage bonds: source  Reuters
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UPS branches hit by data breach
The personal data of customers who have used local branches of the US parcel delivery company UPS has been stolen in a widespread security breach.
2 Connecticut UPS Stores Hit By Nationwide Data Breach  FOX CT
UPS Latest Payments Data Breach Victim
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Sears 2Q Loss Widens on Sluggish Sales
Sears said Thursday that its second-quarter loss widened as it continues to deal with weak sales. The retailer - which runs Sears and Kmart stores - lost $573 million, or $5.39 per share, for the period ended Aug. 2. That compares with a loss of $194 million, ...
Sears Posts Large Loss as Revenue, Margins Decline  Wall Street Journal
Sears may close more stores as it posts 9th consecutive quarterly loss  Chicago Tribune
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US investors look to Jackson Hole, Yellen's speech
U.S. stock index futures indicated a higher open on Thursday, as the closely-watched Jackson Hole symposium of central bankers gets underway.
Dramas to match scenery at Jackson Hole  Financial Times
Mix of data ahead of Jackson Hole  NASDAQ
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Russia ramps of scrutiny of McDonald's restaurants
A logo of McDonald's Corp's is on display outside its restaurant on the outskirts of Moscow July 25, 2014. A logo of McDonald's Corp's is on display outside its restaurant on the outskirts of Moscow July 25, 2014.
Russia shuts McDonald's flagship restaurant  CNNMoney
Russia ramps up scrutiny of McDonald's restaurants  The Globe and Mail
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Twinkies May Last Forever, But Not the Bakery of Their Birth
To many Americans who grew up with Twinkies, this is hallowed ground. Almost 85 years after it started making those yellow creme-filled sponge cake snacks, the Schiller Park, Ill.
Twinkie bakery to close, putting 400 out of work  KETK
Hostess Closing Schiller Park Twinkie Plant, Again  Comcast SportsNet Chicago
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Dollar Tree's sales top estimates, profit dips
Dollar Tree Inc., which became mired in a bidding war for rival Family Dollar Stores Inc. earlier this week, reported its fiscal second-quarter sales exceeded expectations, but its profit declined as margins slipped.
Dollar Tree posts 2Q profit  Washington Post
Dollar Tree punts on Family Dollar bidding war  Fortune
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Target sees signs of progress, but cuts outlook for year [Star Tribune ...
Executives sounded upbeat about a strong start to the back-to-school shopping season Wednesday as they discussed the retailer's latest quarterly results.
Target reports 62% drop in earnings, cuts profit forecast  Los Angeles Times
Target cuts annual profit outlook as retailer continues to reel from breach  The Republic
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