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Treasuries Gain Before Yellen Speaks as Ukraine Tensions Deepen
Treasuries rose a second day, paring a weekly decline, amid speculation Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen will refrain from signaling interest rates will rise sooner than the market anticipates, even as growth picks up.
Stock Futures Pause Ahead of Yellen Speech  Wall Street Journal
Will Yellen throw Wall Street a rate curve ball?  USA TODAY
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UPDATE 1-Dynegy to buy $6.25 bln of assets from Duke Energy and Energy ...
(Adds details, shares). Aug 22 (Reuters) - U.S. power company Dynegy Inc said on Friday that it would buy coal and gas generation assets from Duke Energy Corp and Energy Capital Partners, in two deals totaling $6.25 billion.
Dynegy to Buy Assets From Duke, Energy Capital  Wall Street Journal
Dynegy to Buy Duke, ECP Generation Assets for $6.25 Billion  Businessweek
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Ecologists team up to buy Texas bayside ranch
A sprawling private ranch in southeast Texas will be converted into a state park with the assistance of a fund created in the wake of the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill, the Texas Parks and Wildlife Foundation announced.
Powderhorn Ranch becomes largest conservation land purchase in Texas history  Your Houston News
Texas Buys Conservation Land with Oil Spill Money  Killeen Daily Herald
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UPS Data Breach: 7 Vital Security Lessons Learned
UPS said more than 4,000 of its UPS Store locations across the U.S. were hit with a data breach. Hackers may have accessed sensitive information like customer names and addresses.
Lessons learned from UPS Store breach  CSO Online
Mid-South impacted by data breach at UPS Store  wreg.com
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Tech five: PayPal still in play
Maybe activist investor Carl Icahn was right about eBay after all. He was rebuffed in April for wanting the company to spin off PayPal.
eBay Inc's Value Driven By PayPal, So Then What?  ValueWalk
eBay Inc (EBAY) Is Ready To Spinoff Paypal  StockWise Daily
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Feds Announce Record Settlement With Bank Of America, Creating Tax Fund ...
Bank of America Bank of America Corporation (BoAC) will pay $16.65 billion to settle claims against Bank of America and its related parties (including including Countrywide Financial Corporation and Merrill Lynch).
A $16.65 billion fine can't hold back Bank of America's stock  MarketWatch
Bank of America's $16 Billion Mortgage Settlement Less Painful Than It Looks  New York Times
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Coalbed methane in China: challenges and obstacles
Sam Dodson reports on some of the challenges and obstacles facing the growing Chinese coalbed methane sector, as the country looks to reduce reliance on coal.
Coal gas boom in China holds climate change risks  WKRG-TV
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Jobless claims fall as US labour market improves
People wait in line to meet with recruiters during a job fair in Philadelphia. Photo: AP. Shobhana Chandra Washington. FEWER Americans than forecast applied for unemployment benefits last week, a sign that the US job market is making progress as the ...
EUC 2014 Unemployment Benefit Extension Deal; Will Congress Pass another ...  Learning and Finance
Jobless claims fell more than expected last week  Los Angeles Times
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LEI data show U.S. economy no longer warrants 'extreme accommodation'
Newly released data this week supports the recent hawkish tilt of the U.S. Federal Reserve as the Conference Board's Leading Economic Index showed a 0.9% jump in July, its best reading in four months.
Economic indicator rises 0.9% in July  Tribune-Review
The Conference Board Leading Economic Index� (LEI) for France Remains ...  PR Newswire (press release)
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London Stock Exchange plans �938m rights issue for Russell deal
The London Stock Exchange reported that the amount of capital raised on its equity markets more than trebled in the last quarter, as it confirmed plans to tap its own shareholders for �938m to help fund a $2.7bn acquisition in the US.
LSE drops in London after rights-issue plans  MarketWatch
UPDATE 1-LSE unveils $1.6 bln rights issue for Frank Russell deal  Reuters
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