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Wednesday, July 30, 2014

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Spanish economy expanded 0.6 percent during second quarter _ fastest rate since 2007

29 minutes ago
Spain's economy grew by a better-than-expected 0.6 percent in the second quarter compared with the previous three months, the fastest rate since 2007 and more evidence of the country's recovery from recession.

Barclays chief applauds claw-back idea on bonuses as income in its investment bank falls

39 minutes ago
The chief executive of Barclays says that claw-back provisions on bankers' bonuses are a good idea in principle as the Bank of England prepares to publish new rules to punish executives who misbehave.

German central bank chief says higher wages justified, puts raise potential at 3 percent

51 minutes ago
The head of Germany's central bank says higher wages would be justified in the country as the economy flourishes, and is putting the potential for raises at 3 percent.

Senate tires of patching highway programs, seeks long-term funding fix before year's end

53 minutes ago
The Senate has delivered an unexpectedly strong vote in favor of taking action later this year to resolve the chronic funding problems that have bedeviled highway and transit programs.

Nintendo reports worse-than-expected quarterly loss as Wii U sales momentum picks up slowly

1 hour 18 minutes ago
Nintendo Co. sank to a worse-than-expected loss for the fiscal first quarter on lagging Wii U video-game machine sales.

Microsoft spreads Cortana to China, UK, Australia, Canada, India in Windows Phone 8.1 update

1 hour 30 minutes ago
Microsoft is spreading its Cortana digital assistant abroad, starting with China and the U.K.

Hilton CEO Chris Nassetta talks about the future of room service, Wi-Fi and younger travelers

2 hours 1 minute ago
Nearly every weekend, Chris Nassetta is cooking in his family's oversized kitchen, outfitted with two commercial-grade refrigerators, three sinks and a deep fryer.

Investigators: Terror threat at chemical plants underestimated by government

2 hours 9 minutes ago
Congressional investigators say the government is underestimating the threat of a chemical attack on America's densely populated cities and has failed to inspect virtually all of the chemical facilities that it considers particularly vulnerable to terrorists.

Testing company ExamSoft says processing issue caused delay in bar exam submissions across US

2 hours 54 minutes ago
Testing software provider ExamSoft Worldwide Inc. says a processing issue has caused a delay for some bar exam takers in multiple states in submitting their answers.

Gov. Corbett to speak at rally for coal-mining interests before EPA hearings in Pittsburgh

2 hours 56 minutes ago
Gov. Tom Corbett is expected in Pittsburgh at a rally of coal industry supporters who oppose stricter Environmental Protection Agency regulations for coal-fired power plants.

India's largest online retailer Flipkart raises $1 billion in fresh capital as Amazon looms

3 hours 1 minute ago
India's largest online e-commerce company, Flipkart, says it has raised $1 billion in new capital as the company gears up for competition with Amazon's push into the Indian market.

Eyeing weakness in Russian economy, West seeks to inflict more pain on Moscow

3 hours 29 minutes ago
U.S. and European officials hope a new round of sanctions targeting energy and defense entities, as well as major banks, will deepen Russia's economic pain and force President Vladimir Putin to end provocations in Ukraine.

Tesla To Compromise With China On Chargers

4 hours 10 minutes ago
Tesla Motors Inc. said it would compromise with China on its car-charging standard, making its electric vehicles compatible with China's future charging network, according to various media reports.

Fed widely expected to make sixth reduction in bond purchases at this week's meeting

5 hours ago
The Federal Reserve will likely end a policy meeting Wednesday with a lot of questions unanswered: When will it start tightening its benchmark short-term interest rate to make sure future inflation remains under control? How will it do so? And when will the Fed start reducing its enormous investment holdings — a move that will put upward pressure on interest rates? Chair Janet Yellen gave few hints about the answers to such issues when she testified to Congress this month.

Senate report: Iraq and Afghanistan veterans flock to for-profit colleges, spending billions

5 hours ago
Iraq and Afghanistan veterans have flocked to for-profit colleges.

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