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Twitter 2Q revenue grows sharply but user growth stays slow
NEW YORK (AP) -- Twitter failed to add users at a quick enough pace for investors in the second quarter even as revenue grew sharply, feeding concerns about whether it can ever become a mass-market service like Facebook or Google....

Strong home sales, limited supply lift US home prices in May
WASHINGTON (AP) -- U.S. home prices rose steadily in May, pushed higher by a healthy increase in sales this year....

Procter & Gamble names Taylor to succeed Lafley as CEO
Procter & Gamble has named company insider David Taylor as president and chief executive effective Nov. 1....

US consumer confidence falls to lowest level since September
WASHINGTON (AP) -- U.S. consumer confidence fell this month to the lowest level since September. Consumers are worried about the job market and rattled by events in Greece and China....

Stocks end skid on strong earnings, more stability in China
NEW YORK (AP) -- Global stocks steadied and U.S. markets marched higher Tuesday, as investors were encouraged by strong results from UPS, Ford and other big companies....

Yelp's 2Q results, outlook disappoint as stock plunges
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Yelp is getting skewered by investors after the online business review service sank to a second-quarter loss and dimmed its outlook amid a slowdown in its digital advertising sales....

Court orders EPA to redo air-pollution limits in 13 states
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A federal appeals court on Tuesday ordered the Environmental Protection Agency to relax some limits it set on smokestack emissions that cross state lines and taint downwind areas with air pollution from power plants....

FDA approves stomach-filling balloon for weight loss
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Federal health regulators on Tuesday approved an inflatable medical balloon that aids weight loss by filling up space in the stomach....

Administration would give prisoners access to student grants
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Some federal and state prisoners could soon be eligible for federal student aid to take college courses while behind bars....

High rollers: Dealers describe special treatment, abuse
UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) -- One high roller requests a refrigerator full of bananas that he squeezes and throws as he gambles. Another urinates against a wall. Other high-stakes players described by a pit manager at Mohegan Sun, one of the world's largest casinos, throw chairs, scream at dealers and expect rules to be bent at the tables....

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