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AP Business Headlines
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Striking a populist stand ahead of the midterm elections, President Barack Obama is demanding "economic patriotism" from American corporations that seek overseas mergers to avoid U.S. taxes....
NEW YORK (AP) -- Stocks were unable to hold their earlier gains as trading wound down Thursday. Investors reacted to quarterly results from companies across several industries, including Facebook, Ford and Caterpillar....
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The risk of losing your job is getting smaller and smaller....
WASHINGTON (AP) -- After spending nearly $300 million on a new computer system to handle disability claims, the Social Security Administration still can't get it to work. And officials can't say when it will....
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The International Monetary Fund foresees the global economy expanding less than it had previously forecast, slowed by weaker growth in the United States, Russia and developing economies....
Wall Street Journal Headlines
Facebook's profit more than doubled and revenue beat estimates amid strong growth in mobile advertising.
The U.S. government wants to phase out thousands of railroad tank cars that carry crude oil and ethanol within two years, as part of proposed rules to upgrade safety for trains carrying flammable fuels.
The U.S. airline industry's newfound health is breeding something not seen in years: a flock of startups. All share an optimism that they can defy the odds in an industry that has seen 77 bankruptcies in the 20 years.
GM reported an 80% drop its second-quarter net profit, with earnings hit by $2.5 billion in pretax charges related to vehicle recalls and money set aside to fund a compensation plan for victims of crashes linked to defective ignition-switches.
Wal-Mart's U.S. chief, Bill Simon, who struggled to lift sales as it fought off competition from dollar stores and online retailers, will leave the company Aug. 8, the retailer said.
CNNMoney Headlines
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Strategists say these moves are what investors shouldn't be doing now.
Stocks struggle for direction as investors wade through a flood of corporate earnings reports. The S&P 500 inches to a new high as it eyes 2,000.
Ford shares are doing much better than GM's this year. That trend is likely to continue.
NY Times Business Headlines
The old gadgets are piling up. Is there a way to deal with the formerly shiny new things being dumped in the back of closets?

Kohlberg Kravis Roberts reported second-quarter economic net income of $501.6 million, three and a half times what it posted in the period a year earlier.

The slowness of the effort to reduce risk in this important sector is a depressing indication of the overall state of affairs in the financial system.

President Obama plans to ask Congress to prohibit the practice, called "inversion," in which corporations designate a foreign country as their official address.

The lending organization said weaker growth in the United States and Russia, as well as in developing countries, prompted a cut in its estimate.

USA Today Business Headlines
June's falloff in sales followed two months of increases.
Greg Foran will replace Simon.
But it should heed that it's rough at the top. Just ask Apple, Microsoft, even Google.
SodaStream pops 20% on renewed buyout talk.
After three years of suffering, investors in these stocks are finally getting their due
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