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AP Top Business News At 8:35 a.m. EDT

US employers add 223K jobs; jobless rate falls to 5.3 pct.
WASHINGTON (AP) -- U.S. employers added a solid 223,000 jobs in June, and the unemployment rate fell to 5.3 percent, a seven-year low. The numbers show the job market moving close to full health and raising expectations that the Federal Reserve will start raising interest rates as early as September....

Greek vote campaign begins amid grinding cash crisis
ATHENS, Greece (AP) -- The battle for Greek votes entered full swing Thursday ahead of a crucial weekend referendum that could decide whether the country falls out of the euro. For Greeks, particularly the elderly, the daily struggle to get cash ground on in the face of uncertainty....

What crisis? Stronger banks, economies ease fear over Greece
The prospect of a Greek crackup isn't so terrifying anymore....

Global stocks gain as US data eclipse Greek risk
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- Global stocks rose on Thursday as expectations for solid U.S. jobs data overshadowed worries about Greek debt....

French court: No compensation over faulty breast implants
PARIS (AP) -- A French appeals court ruled Thursday that a German product-testing company does not have to compensate more than 3,000 women with leak-prone breast implants - and now women who sued may have to pay back 5.8 million euros ($6.4 million) in collective damages they received in a lower-court ruling....

Reelz comes to the rescue of homeless Miss USA pageant
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- The Miss USA pageant, left without a TV home following blowback against co-owner Donald Trump over his comments on Mexican immigrants, has been rescued by the Reelz channel....

Centene plans $6.3B acquisition of fellow insurer Health Net
Medicaid coverage provider Centene will pay about $6.3 billion to buy fellow insurer Health Net, as managed-care companies look to bulk up while adjusting to the federal health care overhaul....

Arizona copper mine stirs debate pitting profits vs religion
SUPERIOR, Ariz. (AP) -- Outside of an aging mining town in the mountains east of Phoenix, a copper company has burrowed a shaft 1.3 miles into the high desert landscape in what is believed to be the deepest such mine in the U.S....

Barcelona mayor halts new tourist accommodation licenses
MADRID (AP) -- Barcelona's new leftist mayor Thursday temporarily halted the issuing of new licenses for tourist accommodation while new regulations are drawn up to govern a sector some say has grown too big in recent years....

Scripps buys controlling share in Polish broadcaster
WARSAW, Poland (AP) -- The U.S. media company Scripps Networks Interactive Inc. has finalized an agreement for a controlling stake in Poland's largest commercial broadcaster, a 584 million-euro ($650 million) deal that comes as the U.S. company expands into Europe....

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US employers add 223K jobs; jobless rate falls to 5.3 pct.

Centene plans $6.3B acquisition of fellow insurer Health Net

Spanish-language broadcaster Univision files for IPO

Scripps buys controlling share in Polish broadcaster

Tesla tops 11,000 vehicles delivered in second quarter

Sweden cuts key interest rate again citing Greek crisis

US sues to block GE appliance business sale to Electrolux

CEOs of mortgage giants Fannie and Freddie get big raises

3,000 baby floats recalled because they can deflate

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