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  • [$$] Tyson to Sell Latin America Operations @ The Wall Street Journal - 6 minutes ago

    Tyson Foods said its third-quarter profit and sales rose as it prepared to close its acquisition of Hillshire Brands, and agreed to sell its chicken operations in Brazil and Mexico.

  • Morning MoneyBeat: Data Deluge on Deck @ The Wall Street Journal - 8 minutes ago

    Economic wonks will have a lot to chew on this week. A two-day Federal Reserve meeting, a first look at second-quarter economic growth and the highly anticipated monthly jobs report are among the highlights ...

  • [$$] Ukraine: Missile Shrapnel Destroyed Plane @ The Wall Street Journal - 9 minutes ago

    Data retrieved from the black boxes aboard Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 showed the plane was destroyed by "massive explosive decompression" caused by shrapnel from a missile, Ukrainian authorities ...

  • Dutch Forensic Team Fails to Reach Crash Site @ The Wall Street Journal - 13 minutes ago

    Dutch and Australian forensic experts were unable to reach the crash site of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 for the third day in a row, due to explosions and fighting in the area.

  • BOJ Beat: Exports Likely a Hot Topic at Coming Policy Meeting @ The Wall Street Journal - 16 minutes ago

    Bank of Japan officials are becoming less confident in their outlook on exports after having erred on the side of optimism for more than a year, setting the stage for fresh debate at their policy meeting ...

  • Earnings Boost European Stocks @ The Wall Street Journal - 19 minutes ago

    Largely upbeat corporate earnings secured the spotlight at the start of a quiet trading session in Europe, supporting equity indexes across the region.

  • The White House may be able to limit the advantages of corporate tax inversions that shift U.S. companies into friendlier tax domiciles on its own authority, without waiting for Congressional authorization....

  • [$$] Dollar Tree to Buy Family Dollar for $8.5 Billion @ The Wall Street Journal - 21 minutes ago

    Dollar Tree said it will buy Family Dollar in a cash-and-stock deal that values the discount retailer's shares about at $74.50 a piece.

  • [$$] Reckitt Benckiser to Spin Off Pharmaceuticals Unit @ The Wall Street Journal - 31 minutes ago

    Reckitt Benckiser said it would pursue a demerger of its pharmaceutical division, as the consumer-products maker reported a fall in second-quarter revenue.

  • [$$] Leighton Holdings Makes Headway @ The Wall Street Journal - 56 minutes ago

    Leighton Holdings, Australia's biggest construction company, showed signs of progress in its latest earnings report, as it grapples with a mining slowdown at home and considers selling assets.

  • [$$] Investors Bet on China's Large Developers @ The Wall Street Journal - 1 hour 0 minutes ago

    As a slowdown hits China's real-estate market, investors are turning bullish and buying up stocks of large property developers on bets they will not only ride out the storm but also grow bigger.

  • [$$] Meat Supplier to Beef Up Management @ The Wall Street Journal - 1 hour 21 minutes ago

    The U.S. owner of an embattled Shanghai meat supplier said it is assigning new managers to its China business following allegations it sold expired meat to fast-food chains such as McDonald's.

  • [$$] Adani Gets Approval to Build Mine @ The Wall Street Journal - 1 hour 30 minutes ago

    India's Adani Group has secured approval from Australia's government to build one of the world's largest coal mines, a move that comes amid investor concerns about a global supply glut of the commodity ...

  • [$$] Shanghai Hits Seven-Month High @ The Wall Street Journal - 2 hours 19 minutes ago

    Chinese shares hit a seven-month high on fresh signs of a recovering economy and growing expectations that Beijing will accelerate reforms in the country's banking sector.

  • [$$] Nissan Posts Hefty Profit Rise @ The Wall Street Journal - 2 hours 42 minutes ago

    Strength in overseas markets offset a decline in domestic sales, and the results bode well for the Japanese auto sector as whole.

  • [$$] J.P. Morgan Sells Debt Portfolio @ The Wall Street Journal - 3 hours ago

    Sankaty Advisors, an arm of private-equity firm Bain Capital, is to buy a debt portfolio from J.P. Morgan Chase with an aggregate value of around $1.3 billion.

  • [$$] Bankia Boosted by Lower Loan Losses @ The Wall Street Journal - 3 hours ago

    Spain's largest nationalized bank said its second-quarter net profit nearly doubled compared with a year earlier as loan losses fell.

  • [$$] Samsung Postpones Launch of Tizen Smartphone @ The Wall Street Journal - 3 hours ago

    Samsung Electronics said it would postpone sales in Russia of a smartphone running a homegrown operating system called Tizen, dealing a fresh setback to its efforts to carve out a niche in mobile software ...

  • [$$] Car Makers in China Lack Pricing Luxury @ The Wall Street Journal - 3 hours ago

    Some of the world's biggest luxury car brands slashed prices in China in response to a government investigation. They have another way out: building more cars locally.

  • [$$] Ryanair Quarterly Profit Soars @ The Wall Street Journal - 4 hours ago

    Ryanair, Europe's largest discount airline, said its net profit more than doubled during its first financial quarter, and raised its full-year forecast.

  • [$$] Healthscope Off to Good Start @ The Wall Street Journal - 5 hours ago

    Healthscope shares rose in Australia's biggest new listing since 2010, as investors continue to favor health care providers expected to benefit from the country's aging generation of baby boomers.

  • Japan's Defense Ministry Broadens Arms-Export Ambitions @ The Wall Street Journal - 5 hours ago

    Japan has only just begun exporting arms, but already it is thinking big. A Ministry of Defense official says Britain ought to consider the new P-1 maritime patrol aircraft made in Japan by Kawasaki Heavy ...

  • [$$] High Hopes Ride on IPO in Wake of Smithfield Deal @ The Wall Street Journal - 5 hours ago

    If the initial public offering of Chinese pork producer WH Group goes through as expected Tuesday, it will be one of the first things to go right for the company since its purchase of Smithfield Foods ...

  • [$$] Comings & Goings @ The Wall Street Journal - 5 hours ago

    Comings & Goings

  • U.S. case against FedEx will explore whether the company conspired to distribute controlled substances.

  • [$$] Heavy-Machinery Makers Push Tracking Tools @ The Wall Street Journal - 5 hours ago

    Construction-machinery makers are encouraging customers to use electronic monitoring devices to assess their usage of heavy equipment.

  • [$$] @ The Wall Street Journal - 5 hours ago

    Advertisers are increasingly questioning the way 'trading desks' operated by major advertising holding companies including WPP, Omnicom and Publicis actually work.

  • [$$] Hilton Books Upgraded Technology @ The Wall Street Journal - 5 hours ago

    Hilton is placing a $550 million bet that hotel guests increasingly will use smartphones to choose rooms, check in and even unlock doors.

  • [$$] U.K. Launches Onshore Oil and Gas Licensing Round @ The Wall Street Journal - 5 hours ago

    The U.K. government is launching its first onshore oil and gas licensing round in six years—the latest step in efforts to unlock shale gas reserves amid worries over increasing dependence on energy imports....

  • [$$] Corporate Watch @ The Wall Street Journal - 5 hours ago

    Corporate Watch

  • [$$] The Key to Selling an $800 Sneaker @ The Wall Street Journal - 5 hours ago

    The sudden appeal of Buscemi sneakers, a year-old shoe that costs $800 a pair, marks a new chapter in conspicuous consumption, fueled by social media, celebrities and purposefully tight supplies.

  • [$$] Advertising's New Frontier: Talk to the Bot @ The Wall Street Journal - 5 hours ago

    Keywords: This month, Kik, a popular chat app among teens in the U.S., launched a feature that could be the future of advertising: people conversing directly with brands via bots.

  • Hospira has emerged as a bidder for Danone's medical-nutrition unit in a deal that could be worth about $5 billion and mark the latest in a flurry of so-called inversion deals.

  • There's No Flying in Drone School @ The Wall Street Journal - 5 hours ago

    With a coming boom expected in the unmanned-aircraft industry, universities and colleges are scrambling to train pilots. But thanks to government rules, they can't actually get the devices off the ground....

  • [$$] Proceedings | Highlights From the Law Blog @ The Wall Street Journal - 5 hours ago

    The question of whether the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 over eastern Ukraine constitutes a war crime and where alleged perpetrators would face justice is already dividing legal experts.

  • [$$] Fox's Bid for Time Warner Includes Voice on the Board @ The Wall Street Journal - 5 hours ago

    21st Century Fox is prepared to offer shareholders of Time Warner board representation as part of its bid to acquire the media company, according to a person familiar with the matter.

  • The Trenton Thunder's powerful first baseman, Peter O'Brien, might be flipped before baseball's trade deadline.

  • [$$] Abundant Grain Ripples Through U.S. Farm Industry @ The Wall Street Journal - 5 hours ago

    A tidal wave of grain looms over the U.S. agricultural sector, spelling bounty for some companies and challenges for others.

  • Rangers Reach a Deal With Brassard @ The Wall Street Journal - 5 hours ago

    The Rangers have a deal with forward Derick Brassard, who centered their most effective line last season.

  • [$$] Cashing In on New Jersey Club Life @ The Wall Street Journal - 5 hours ago

    The Rosen Group is selling the 93-year-old Wellmont Theater, where Charlie Chaplin once performed. Rosen has hired NGKF Capital Markets to market the Montclair property with an asking price of $6.7 million....

  • Afghan Musician Revisits Melodies of Home @ The Wall Street Journal - 5 hours ago

    Quraishi Roya's mesmerizing CD, 'Mountain Melodies,' was released last week. On the album, the rubab virtuoso evokes his home country via a repertoire of Afghan classical ragas and folk songs.

  • [$$] Audi Cuts Prices of Spare Parts in China @ The Wall Street Journal - 5 hours ago

    Audi on Saturday announced price cuts for spare parts of up to 38% in China, the company's largest market, as the Chinese government steps up its scrutiny of foreign luxury-car makers.

  • [$$] Mimi Cheng's Bring Fresh Ingredients to Dumplings @ The Wall Street Journal - 5 hours ago

    Mimi Cheng's Dumplings, a brand-new spot in the East Village, aims to change the dumpling business by using elevated, organic ingredients—at a higher price.

  • Clouds, Bubbles and Tinsel at the Watermill Center @ The Wall Street Journal - 5 hours ago

    The art at Robert Wilson's annual Watermill Center benefit—performers dressed as clouds, draped in a red dress of pillows or dancing on walls—makes guests feel like they are in another world.

  • [$$] New York City Falls Short as a Landlord, Report Says @ The Wall Street Journal - 5 hours ago

    The de Blasio administration says it intends to preserve and improve the city's sprawling public-housing system, home to some 400,000 people. A new report suggests how daunting that challenge might be....

  • Authorities in Aruba on Sunday freed a former Venezuelan general, wanted by the U.S. on drug-trafficking charges, from jail on the Caribbean island after a ruling that he is protected from prosecution ...

  • The City's Other Museums @ The Wall Street Journal - 5 hours ago

    Urban Gardner: Manhattan has 80 small museums, according to 'Not The Met,' a guide to museums by Harvey Appelbaum and Janel Halpern, ranging from the Frick Collection to the Theodore Roosevelt Birthplace....

  • [$$] Let Patients Decide How Much Risk They'll Take @ The Wall Street Journal - 5 hours ago

    Take a tip from Sergey Brin: The health-care regulatory burden stops entrepreneurs from getting into the game.

  • Tim Wu is a Columbia Law School professor who is making a bid to be New York's lieutenant governor. It's a race that is gaining attention from academics nationwide because one of their most popular colleagues ...

  • [$$] overheard @ The Wall Street Journal - 5 hours ago

    If Zillow and Trulia move in together, another party may be left out in the cold. Both companies' stocks surged after a report Thursday by Bloomberg News that Zillow, the largest U.S. real-estate website, ...

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