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Gap tops 2Q profit expectations, meets revenue forecasts
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Gap Inc. said its profit rose 10 percent in the second quarter as the clothing retailer cut expenses and managed to lift sales....

Hormel Foods, Hertz, Hewlett-Packard, Sears, and Stage Stores are big market movers
NEW YORK (AP) -- Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Thursday on the New York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq Stock Market:...

Bundesliga football club Borussia Dortmund hopes to raise capital with stock issue
DORTMUND, Germany (AP) -- Borussia Dortmund is hoping to raise fresh capital with a stock issue expected to bring in 114.4 million euros ($151.72 million) in an effort to reduce debt and give the club more financial clout....

Sears 2nd-quarter loss widens as retailer continues to deal with sluggish sales
HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill. (AP) -- Sears Holdings Inc. recorded a hefty second-quarter loss Thursday on another sales slump, raising more concerns about the future of a company that once was a staple of American shopping....

Survey of business activity shows eurozone economy growing slowly after stalling in Q2
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) -- A survey of business activity shows the economy of the 18-country eurozone grew at only a slow pace in August, a sign it remains sluggish after a disappointing second quarter in which it did not expand at all....

In Zimbabwe, the passport office is first stop in search for employment elsewhere
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) -- It is 4 a.m. and people are already lining up outside Zimbabwe's main passport office - four hours ahead of opening time - in hopes of securing a passport that will allow them to escape their country's dearth of opportunities and search for work abroad....

Apple's stock soars to new high amid rising hopes for bigger-screen iPhone, other new products
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Apple's stock touched a new high Wednesday, reflecting investors' renewed faith in CEO Tim Cook's ability to outwit the competition and expand the technological hit factory built by the late Steve Jobs....

Target cuts annual profit outlook as retailer continues to reel from breach
NEW YORK (AP) -- Target Corp. slashed its annual profit outlook for the second time in three months as the retailer reels from a massive customer-data breach, a botched Canadian expansion and sluggish U.S. sales....

Bank of England board divided for the first time since 2011 on whether to raise interest rates
LONDON (AP) -- The Bank of England's consensus on maintaining record-low interest rates has crumbled after more than three years, with two members of the central bank's monetary policy committee voting to increase borrowing costs this month....

Lowe's 2nd-quarter profit climbs on improving weather; trims full-year revenue outlook
MOORESVILLE, N.C. (AP) -- Lowe's second-quarter net income increased 10 percent, bolstered by improving weather....

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