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Mining stocks take TSX higher; NY modestly higher amid glum spending data
TORONTO - The Toronto stock market erased early losses to close higher Friday as investors bought into beaten-down mining stocks. The S&P/TSX composite index closed 67.56 points higher at 15,625.73.
S&P 500 closes at record high, up for 4th week  USA TODAY
At midday: Stocks hold steady despite geopolitical worries  The Globe and Mail   Related articles »  
Spending hits six months' low yet households' confidence approaches 7-years ...
Consumer spending has dropped down. The fall is the very first if we see the six months' statistics. It is also observed that households' confidence remained high in August approaching the highest point in seven years.
Spending Falters, but Consumer Confidence Reaches a 7-Year High  New York Times
US consumer spending drops 0.1 percent in July  Gant Daily
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Treasuries Gain Most in Seven Months on European Tensions
Treasuries gained the most this month since January as faltering European growth and turmoil in Ukraine prompted investors to seek higher-returning U.S.
Euro Zone Consumer Prices Weaken to Five-Year Low  Wall Street Journal
Global stocks rise, bond yields steady as ECB seen on hold  Zee News
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​IMF throws Ukraine $1.4bn lifeline
The International Monetary Fund has given a green light for Ukraine to receive the second tranche of financial assistance totalling $1.39 billion, meaning more austerity measures for the already struggling economy.
IMF approves massive funding for Ukraine  Xinhua
Ukraine to receive $1.5 billion in new funds  Sky News Australia
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Malaysia Airlines to cut 6000 staff after disasters
Malaysia Airlines is to cut 6000 jobs, nearly a third of its staff, as part of a recovery plan following the loss of two planes this year.
Malaysia Airlines to cut 6000 workers as part of $1.9-billion overhaul  Los Angeles Times
MAS: We treat you like gold  Astro Awani
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A+E Close to Buying 10% of Vice Media for $250 Million
A+E Networks is close to buying a 10 percent stake in Vice Media Inc., a deal that would value the company at about $2.5 billion, according to people with knowledge of the matter.
A&E Is Dropping $250 Million for a 10 Percent Stake in Vice
A&E deal would price Vice at $2.5 billion
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Brazil's Marina Silva widens lead over President Dilma Rousseff ahead of ...
Environmentalist Marina Silva has widened her lead over President Dilma Rousseff to 10% points in a likely second-round runoff in Brazil's October election, a survey by polling firm Datafolha showed on Friday.
UPDATE 1-Silva widens lead ahead of Brazil presidential election  Reuters
Silva Opens 10-Point Lead Over Rousseff in Brazil Election Poll  Businessweek
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24 Nicaraguan miners still trapped in gold mine
BONANZA, Nicaragua (AP) - Rescuers using long ladders tried to get food and water to freelance miners trapped in a Nicaraguan gold mine, as the effort to reach the 24 men entered its second day.
11 of 24 Trapped Gold Miners Rescued in Nicaragua  ABC News
Nicaraguan official: 11 of 24 miners trapped in gold mine have been rescued  Washington Post
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HealthCare.Gov Website Faces New Challenge: Tax Forms
This image taken March 31, 2014 in Washington, DC shows the home page for the internet site. Today is the deadline day for uninsured Americans to sign up for coverage through US President Barack Obama's signature healthcare law, the ... Article - New challenge for Tax forms  AOL News
New challenge for Tax forms  Washington Times
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Abercrombie Looks to Lure Back Teens by Dropping Logo
Abercrombie & Fitch Co. reported weaker sales on Thursday as the teens who once flocked its stores are now going elsewhere to buy their clothes, the Associated Press reported.
Abercrombie's Logo Woes Are A Lesson For All Marketers  Forbes
No logos as Abercrombie & Fitch cottons on to trend  The Australian
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