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US reports $71 billion surplus in June; projected to have smallest annual deficit ...
FILE - This March 27, 2009, file photo shows the Treasury Building in Washington. The Treasury Department releases federal budget data for June on Friday, July 11, 2014.
US Budget Deficit Narrows in First Nine Months of Fiscal Year  Wall Street Journal
Budget Gap Shrinks to Narrowest Since 2008 So Far in Fiscal Year  Businessweek
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Washington Headed For Gridlock On Federal Business Tax Incentives
Politics makes economics so complicated. The Obama administration said Thursday that it �strongly opposes� a measure pending in Congress that would permanently extend a corporate tax break on bonus depreciation.
House votes to make bonus depreciation permanent  Agri-Pulse
House Votes to Make Business Tax Break Permanent  ABC News
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UPDATE 4-US cigarette maker Reynolds in talks to buy rival Lorillard
... * BAT expects to buy Reynolds shares to keep current stake. * Imperial lining up about $7 bln to buy some brands-source. * Reynolds, Lorillard marriage seen making $500 mln savings.
US cigarette maker Reynolds in talks to buy rival Lorillard  Reuters India
US tobacco firms Reynolds American Inc, Lorillard in merger talks  Economic Times
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Wall St. flat, but Internet names support Nasdaq
NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. stocks were little changed on Friday, with indexes on track for their biggest weekly drop in months, as an early ream of corporate earnings wasn't enough to entice buyers even after a string of market losses.
U.S. Stocks Advance as Amazon Rallies, Portugal Bond Rise  Bloomberg
US Stocks Waver  Wall Street Journal
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3 takeaways from the Cynk stock blowup
Cynk Technology may have no revenue, profits or assets, but it's certainly made a name for itself this week. The mysterious social network captured the attention of the finance world (and eventually regulators) by soaring an incredible 25,000%.
Regulators halt trading in curious $4B stock  USA TODAY
Cynk � The Place Where Logic Goes To Sink  Bidness Etc
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Amazon Hits the Skies: Tech Winners & Losers
NEW YORK (TheStreet) �� (AMZN) shares spiked 5.0% to $344.21 after the company announced that it was beginning to test its drone delivery program.
Six Things You Should Know About Amazon's Drones  Forbes
Amazon petitions FAA for permission to fly drones for deliveries  The Globe and Mail
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Taco Bell's new Cantina Power Menu will be heavy on protein
"People are not looking for diet food," said Brian Niccol, in line to become Taco Bell's chief executive. "What they are looking for is food that gives them energy.
Taco Bell Hopes Protein-Packed Eats Reel In Dough YUM SBUX PNRA  Investor's Business Daily
Taco Bell Makes a Run for the Protein-Heavy Food Fad  Businessweek
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Espirito Santo Shows European Bank Regulators' Scrutiny Working
Customers use automated teller machines (ATM) outside a Banco Espirito Santo SA bank branch in Lisbon. Photographer: Mario Proenca/Bloomberg.
The tests posed by Espirito Santo  Financial Times
European shares steady as Portuguese rout pauses  Reuters
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6 affordable, educational apps for kids
On Thursday, the FTC filed a lawsuit against Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) , saying that it had bilked parents out of millions for unauthorized in-app purchases made by their kids.
Do your children play app games on smart phones and tablets? Here's what ...  The Oregonian
FTC Sues Amazon over In-App Purchases by Children  Top Tech News
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Ex-Calpers CEO Pleads Guilty to Fees Bribery Conspiracy
Federico Buenrostro, the former chief executive officer of California Public Employees’ Retirement System, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit bribery.
Ex-CalPERS CEO Buenrostro pleads guilty, admits to taking cash bribes of ...  Pensions & Investments
Former CalPERS chief pleads guilty to corruption charges  The San Luis Obispo Tribune
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