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Head of failed Japan-based bitcoin exchange Mt. Gox arrested
TOKYO (AP) -- The head of the failed Japan-based bitcoin exchange Mt. Gox was arrested in Tokyo on Saturday on suspicion of inflating his cash account by $1 million, authorities said....

China's manufacturing shows zero growth in July
BEIJING (AP) -- China's manufacturing recorded no growth in July, in a sign of weakness in the world's second-largest economy, according to data released by an industry group on Saturday....

Extended slump in oil taking toll on industry, economy
NEW YORK (AP) -- As drivers, shippers and airlines continue to enjoy lower fuel prices, the oil industry is responding to much lower profits with sharp cuts in spending and employment that are hurting economic growth....

Florida power company gave $1 million to pro-Bush super PAC
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The largest Florida corporate donor to a super political action committee backing former Gov. Jeb Bush's presidential run is NextEra Energy Inc., the company that owns electric utility giant Florida Power & Light....

US stocks end lower as energy stocks slump on earnings
NEW YORK (AP) -- Stocks closed modestly lower Friday as oil titans Exxon Mobil and Chevron led a slump in energy stocks....

Higher wages a surprising success for Seattle restaurant
SEATTLE (AP) -- Menu prices are up 21 percent and you don't have to tip at Ivar's Salmon House on Seattle's Lake Union after the restaurant decided to institute the city's $15-an-hour minimum wage two years ahead of schedule....

Pacific trade ministers fail to reach deal in Hawaii talks
LAHAINA, Hawaii (AP) -- Trade ministers from a dozen Pacific Rim nations failed to reach a deal on a new trade agreement that would cover nearly 40 percent of the global economy, U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman said Friday....

University of Michigan: Consumer sentiment dips in July
WASHINGTON (AP) -- U.S. consumer sentiment slipped this month but remains at healthy levels, the University of Michigan said Friday....

Greece's stock market to reopen as bailout talks progress
ATHENS, Greece (AP) -- Greece's government announced that the Athens Stock Exchange will reopen Monday, a big step toward normalcy as talks with international creditors shifted into high gear....

With protest over, Shell prepares for Arctic Ocean drilling
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) -- Hours after a repaired Shell icebreaker eased past protesters in Oregon to join an Arctic drilling operation, the oil giant used other vessels in its flotilla to begin excavating off the coast of Alaska in hopes of confirming the presence of billions of barrels of crude below the ocean floor....

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