ATHENS Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras on Friday acknowledged his government had made covert contingency plans in case Greece was forced out of the euro, but rejected accusations he had plotted to take the country back to the drachma.
No one seems to know how worms got in the tap water, but residents in Old River-Winfree, a town of about 1,400 people 25 miles east of Houston, are drinking from bottles this week.
... * Says did not directly contact top executives at HK brokerages. * Says normal to reach out to relevant parties in investigations (Adds details from online statement).
Thursday's GDP report, showing steady growth fueled by consumer spending, should bolster the Fed's case for a rate increase.
... * Q2 core profit $1.40 bln vs Reuters poll consensus $1.38 bln. * Keeps 2015 core profit outlook at $6 bln to $7 bln. * Revises global steel consumption to stable vs 2014.