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Dollar Chains Agree to $8.5 Billion Merger After Icahn Push
Shoppers wait in line at a Family Dollar store in Belleville, New Jersey. Photographer: Michael Nagle/Bloomberg. Dollar Tree Inc. (DLTR:US) agreed to buy Family Dollar Stores Inc. (FDO:US) for about $8.5 billion, creating a sprawling discount chain with $18 ...
Icahn: Hopeful more potential buyers will surface for Family
A Look at How Dollar Tree, Family Dollar DifferABC News
Dollar Tree Extends Limb to Low-Income Shoppers by Buying Family DollarTIME
Reuters -New York Times -Financial Times
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New York Daily News

UPDATE 3-Zillow to buy Trulia as property websites seek to save costs
... * Deal for $3.5 bln, or $70.53 per share, in stock. * See at least $100 mln cost savings per year by 2016. * Trulia shares rise as much as 18 pct to $66.56 (Adds details and Breakingviews link; updates shares). By Abhirup Roy and Supantha Mukherjee.
How a Zillow-Trulia Merger Could Finally Change the Business of Real EstateBusinessweek
Real estate listings giant Zillow to buy rival Trulia for $3.5B in stockNew York Daily News
Zillow to acquire Trulia for $3.5B in all-stock dealThe Seattle Times
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Medicare finances improve partly due to ACA, hospital expenses, trustee report ...
Washington Post
Medicare's financial health is improving, according to a new official forecast that says that the program will remain solvent until 2030 — four years later than anticipated a year ago — because of the Affordable Care Act and lower-than-expected spending on ...
Medicare, Social Security Disability Fund Headed in Different DirectionsWall Street Journal
Medicare's outlook improves as health spending slowsCNNMoney
Medicare trust fund's life extended by four yearsMarketWatch
Reuters -ABC News -New York Times
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San Bruno alleges 'cozy' relationship between PG&E, regulators after explosion
Los Angeles Times
San Bruno city officials, furious over what they said were overly friendly communications between utility regulators and Pacific Gas Electric Co. related to a fatal 2010 gas pipeline explosion, are calling for a multi-agency investigation of Public Utilities ...
San Bruno mayor calls for top official's removal from blast probeSFGate
Emails show PG&E, regulator have 'illegal, inappropriate and unethical ...San Jose Mercury News
PG&E's cozy relationship with public officialsCal Coast News
Natural Gas Intelligence -AllGov
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UPDATE 6-Court orders Russia to pay $50 bln for seizing Yukos assets
... * Russia to appeal "politically biased decision". * Lawyers say it will be hard to enforce the award. * Ruling comes amid East-West rift over Ukraine. * Strasbourg rights court verdict expected Thursday. * Russian RTS share index down 3 percent (Adds ...
Yukos shareholders face battle to claim $50bnFinancial Times
Micex to Ruble Decline on Sanctions Threat: Russia Reality CheckBloomberg
Micex Slides With Ruble on Sanctions as Rosneft Falls on YukosBusinessweek
Livemint -BBC News -The Independent
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UPDATE 2-Smith & Wesson settles SEC bribery case over firearms sales
(Adds company statement, related sting operation, updates share price). By Jonathan Stempel. July 28 (Reuters) - Smith & Wesson Holding Corp has agreed to pay $2.03 million to settle U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission charges its employees and ...
Regulators hit Smith & Wesson with $2 million bribery penaltyFortune
Smith & Wesson hit by bribery penaltyFinancial Times
Smith & Wesson hit for overseas bribesCNNMoney
Wall Street Journal -MarketWatch -RTT News
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The Guardian

British bank Lloyds to pay $370 million to settle Libor probes
Los Angeles Times
Lloyds Banking Group has agreed to pay nearly $370 million to American and British authorities, settling allegations the British bank manipulated a key interest rate. The penalties, announced Monday, are the latest extracted from major lenders for alleged ...
Lloyds Bank Settles With US, UK Over Market FixingABC News
Lloyds fined £218m for rigging fees owed for taxpayer
'Reprehensible' Lloyds under fire from CarneyFinancial Times
Businessweek -New York Times
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Most UK Stocks Drop; Aberdeen Falls on Fund Withdrawals
Most U.K. stocks dropped, with Aberdeen Asset Management Plc leading losses on the FTSE 100 (UKX) Index, as a report showed pending house sales in the U.S. unexpectedly declined last month. Aberdeen fell 5.3 percent after a single client withdrew 4 ...
London close: Traders bide their time ahead of US jobs dataCoutts
Demerger only viable option for Reckitt Benckiser and RB PharmaceuticalsThe Guardian
Financial stocks drag FTSE into the
Investors Chronicle -Reuters UK -Evening Standard
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New York Times

Virgin America files for $115 million IPO
San Jose Mercury News
BURLINGAME -- Virgin America filed for an initial public offering Monday, setting up a Wall Street debut for the only Bay Area-based airline carrier and adding yet another big-dollar deal to an already record-breaking year of IPOs. While still a relatively small ...
Virgin America's stock-sale plan takes offUSA TODAY
Virgin America readies IPO for takeoffSFGate (blog)
Virgin America files for an IPOSan Francisco Business Times
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FAA proposes $12 million fine against Southwest for repairs
WASHINGTON – The Federal Aviation Administration proposed a $12 million fine Monday against Southwest Airlines for allegedly failing to comply with repair orders for Boeing 737 planes. The case combines three earlier enforcement actions against the ...
US FAA proposes $12 mln civil penalty against Southwest AirlinesReuters
FAA fines Southwest Airlines $12 million for flying airliners without making ...Washington Post
FAA proposes to fine Southwest Airlines $12MDaily Mail

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Palestinian fighters raid Israel on Gaza "truce" day
GAZA/JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Palestinian fighters slipped into an Israeli village from the Gaza Strip and fought a gun battle with troops on Monday as an unofficial truce called for the Muslim Eid al-Fitr festival disintegrated. The clash, in which Israeli television ...
Blasts strike major hospital, street in Gaza; both sides point fingersLos Angeles Times
Gaza City and Eshkol hit by deadly explosionsBBC News
Death toll rises on both sides of Gaza conflictUSA TODAY
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New York Times

Muslims Around the World Celebrate Eid al-Fitr
ABC News
People ride on Bumper cars during an Eid al-Fitr celebrations in Burgess Park, July 28, 2014 in London, England. Monday marked the beginning of the three-day Eid al-Fitr holiday, which caps the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan. Muslims usually start the ...
Photos: Amid War, Muslims in Gaza Celebrate Eid al-Fitr FestivalWall Street Journal
UAE Rulers receive well-wishers on the occasion of Eid Al
UPDATE 4-Gaza fighting flares, Netanyahu and UN chief spar on truce termsReuters Africa
The Hindu -Press TV -TVNZ
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Ukraine claims more territory as fight intensifies with rebels
KIEV/DONETSK Ukraine (Reuters) - Ukraine said on Monday its troops had wrested more territory from pro-Russian rebels, advancing towards the site where Malaysian flight MH17 was brought down, which international investigators said they could not ...
Ukraine violence stops police team sent to secure site of Malaysia Air crashFox News
MH17 jet 'downed by missile shrapnel,' says UkraineBBC News
Ukraine troops nearing MH-17 crash site; UN opens war-crime probeLos Angeles Times
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Fox News

Vast Libya petrol tank fire 'out of control' after militia rocket strike
A huge fuel depot in Libya's capital burned out of control on Monday evening after its tanks were hit during an intensifying battle between rival militias for control of Tripoli airport. With black smoke filling the air east of the city centre, officials warned they were ...
India asks its nationals to leave Libya amid spiraling violenceTimes of India
Huge blaze spreads at fuel storage depot in TripoliBBC News
Huge blaze out of control in Tripoli battleThe Daily Star
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Reuters India

Shares down on Russia sanctions, weak housing
Reuters India
NEW YORK (Reuters) - World stock markets fell on Monday as new European sanctions against Moscow chilled the already frosty relationship with Russia while the dollar hovered near six-month highs against a basket of major currencies. U.S. stocks opened ...
Western nations agree on new Russian sanctions over Ukraine, France saysThe Globe and Mail
GLOBAL MARKETS-Shares down on Russia sanctions, weak US housingReuters
Europe weighs Russia sanctions against economic painWashington Post
The Moscow Times -ITAR-TASS -TODAYonline
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Female Suicide Bombers Kill 5 in Northern Nigerian City of Kano
Two female suicide bombers detonated explosives that killed at least five people in a second day of violence in the northern Nigerian city of Kano, police said. Four people including the bomber were killed and seven injured in an explosion at about 10 a.m. ...
Two female suicide bombers kill 3, wound 13 in Nigeria's KanoCapital FM Kenya
Female suicide bomber kills several in
4 dead, 7 injured in Kano suicide attack – PoliceP.M. News

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'Please stop!', Pope Francis makes plea for peace
ROME (Reuters) - Pope Francis made an emotional plea for peace on Sunday in an impromptu addition to comments delivered at his weekly Angelus address in Saint Peter's Square. As the Argentinian-born pontiff wrapped up his regular address to the ...
Papal First: Francis Visits Pentecostal ChurchABC News
Pope Francis Becomes First Pope To Visit A Pentecostal Church In Outreach To ...Huffington Post
Pope Francis begs for end of warsNew York Daily News
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ABC News

Man killed in plane crash was on anniversary trip
The Herald Journal
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Sometime Sunday morning, Ommy Irizarry posted a message on Facebook to mark his ninth wedding anniversary. "I am very happy and can't wait to see what the next 100 have in store for us," he wrote, and tagged his wife, ...
Man killed by plane in Venice was Army Sergeant in GeorgiaWWSB ABC 7
Crashing Plane Kills Dad Walking With DaughterSky News
Man killed, girl seriously injured in Venice plane crashBradenton Herald

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Associate of dead South Korea ferry boss arrested
Ansan - A close associate of the man whose web of business holdings included a ferry that sank and killed more than 300 people in April was arrested on Monday, a week after the ferry owner's badly decomposed body was identified. The woman, who was ...

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US threatens relations with Israel could worsen over Kerry criticism
United States Secretary of State John Kerry has attracted the ire of Israel following his latest failed attempt to broker a ceasefire in Gaza, and American officials are warning that a wider rift in relations could come with serious repercussions. On Friday last week ...

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