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Ukraine tensions knock stocks as dollar waits on Yellen
LONDON (Reuters) - The high-flying dollar steadied on Friday as markets waited for steers on U.S. monetary policy, while escalating tensions over Ukraine halted a strong run-up by European stocks.
U.S. Stocks Fluctuate, Dollar Rises on Ukraine, Yellen  Bloomberg
Fed's Yellen: Labor market 'has yet to fully recover'  USA TODAY
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Keurig Soars After Deal to Bring Kraft Coffees to Brewing System
Keurig Green Mountain Inc. (GMCR:US) shares surged the most in three months after announcing a deal to bring Kraft Foods Group Inc. (KRFT:US) coffee brands such as Maxwell House, Yuban and McCafe to its home brewing system.
Kraft to allow Keurig to sell Maxwell House, other brands in single-serve pods  Chicago Tribune
Keurig Green Mountain signs deal to make Kraft coffee pods  Reuters
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Kids' Deaths Prompt Recall of 2.2 Million Bean Bag Chairs
Consumer Product Safety CommissionAce Bayou is recalling some 2.2 million bean bag chairs because zippers can open and allow children to crawl inside.
Ace Bayou recalls 2.2 million beanbag chairs after two deaths  Reuters
2.2 million bean bag chairs recalled after deaths  SFGate
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Dynegy to spend $6.25B on power plant acquisitions
FILE - This March 8, 2006 file photo shows the Dynegy Inc. headquarters in Houston. Dynegy on Friday, Aug. 22, 2014 announced plans to spend more than $6 billion to buy several coal and gas power generation plants from Duke Energy and Energy ...
Dynegy to Almost Double Capacity With $6.25 Billion Buy  Bloomberg
Dynegy to buy Duke Midwest generation business for $2.8B  Fierce Energy
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Fed up with shrinking sales, McDonald's replaces head of its US business
McDonald's MCD CEO Don Thompson has run out of patience with the burger chain's declining U.S. sales. After urging Wall Street earlier this year to give it a full year to fix that, the CEO of the world's biggest restaurant chain is turning to an alumnus to revive ...
McDonald's appoints former executive Mike Andres as US head  Reuters
McDonald's names new US president amid sales slump  Chicago Tribune
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REFILE-UPDATE 2-Canadian inflation softer than expected in July
(Adds dropped word "falling" in sixth paragraph quote.) By Randall Palmer. OTTAWA Aug 22 (Reuters) - Canada's annual inflation rate softened more than expected in July and the core rate unexpectedly fell, Statistics Canada said on Friday, but the surprise ...
Canada Retail Sales Rise to Record Level in June  Wall Street Journal
Canada's Dollar Approaches Four-Month Low as Inflation Slows  Businessweek
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Nestl� pledges humane treatment of farm animals
Nestl�, in partnership with the NGO World Animal Protection, has pledged to improve farm animal welfare in its supply chain. In a 2012 report backed by the same NGO, the food giant scored poorly for implementation of animal welfare measures.
Nestle vows to improve animal welfare after dairy cow abuse  Fortune
Nestle is taking necessary steps to improve the farm animals  Upstart Magazine
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Deere announces Waterloo layoffs
MOLINE, Ill. | Lower demand for agricultural equipment has caught up to Deere & Co.'s Waterloo operations. On Friday, Moline-based Deere announced that it will place about 460 employees who work in the company's Waterloo operations on indefinite layoff ...
Company Update (NYSE:DE): Deere announces Waterloo layoffs  Jutia Group
Deere to lay off about 460 from Iowa tractor plant
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BofA Grabs $12 Billion Tax Write-Off From $17 Billion Mortgage Settlement
If you get stuck paying out huge amounts to anyone, you want to ease the burden by writing it off. Bank of America may be smarting over the historic $17 billion legal settlement it reached over soured mortgage securities Still, it should be mollified that it's ...
Bank of America's $16 Billion Mortgage Settlement Less Painful Than It Looks  New York Times
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eBay Might Finally Spin Off PayPal in 2015
If you thought Carl Icahn was done trying to convince eBay to spin off PayPal, think again. Despite Icahn backing down from his PayPal-centric activist investor stance just more than four months ago, tech news site The Information reports eBay is now mulling ...
Potential PayPal spinoff sends eBay stock soaring  Tech Times
Tech five: PayPal still in play  USA TODAY
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