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World’s Largest Uncut Diamond Fails to Sell at Auction

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The 1,109-carat stone was offered at a public auction at Sotheby’s in London, but financial uncertainty after last week’s “Brexit” vote may have affected bidding interest. 



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How China Took Center Stage in Bitcoin’s Civil War

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Through vast server farms and canny investments, Chinese companies have effectively centralized control over a currency designed to be borderless. 



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Europe Is Expected to Approve E.U.-U.S. Data Transfer Pact

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The decision is based on renewed assurances by United States officials that Europeans’ data will be sufficiently protected when it is transferred. 




Fed gives OK to 30 banks to up dividends, buy back shares

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WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Federal Reserve has given the green light to major banks in the U.S. to raise dividends and buy back shares, judging them to have a sturdy enough financial foundation to withstand a major economic downturn.... 



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Turkey attacks raise familiar question on airport security

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LONDON (AP) -- The deadly terror attack at Turkey's largest airport has posed an all-too-familiar question to security officials: how to protect passengers and bystanders from such carnage?... 



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U.S. judge dismisses SIFMA case over market data fees

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NEW YORK (Reuters) - A U.S. judge dismissed a long-simmering legal battle over the cost of market data that is used by brokerages and high-speed trading firms, in a victory for the New York Stock Exchange and Nasdaq.  



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Wall St. Rises After Strong Global Gains

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Investors were less anxious over Britain’s vote to leave the European Union, encouraged by solid data on the American economy and housing market. 



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Contract for United Airlines Flight Attendants Would Truly Unite Them

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The deal would raise attendants’ pay and combine work forces that have remained separate since the 2010 merger of United and Continental. 



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EU commissioner urges Volkswagen to compensate drivers for diesel scandal

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BRUSSELS/BERLIN (Reuters) - Europe's Industry Commissioner Elzbieta Bienkowska has called on Volkswagen to also compensate European drivers after the company agreed to pay out up to $15.3 billion in the United States to settle claims over the diesel emissions scandal.  



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Tips for staying safe while traveling overseas this summer

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NEW YORK (AP) -- This week's terrorist attack at Istanbul's main airport may make many travelers jittery as they prepare for an overseas summer getaway. And who can blame them, following attacks in Paris, at the Brussels airport and elsewhere around the world?... 



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Walmart amps up campaign to take on Amazon Prime

a shared story    1 day 18 hours 57 minutes ago
The big-box store is dangling free trials of Shipping Pass -- and it is suggesting it will offer its own deals to rival Amazon's upcoming Prime Day sale. 



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Investors use Viacom battle to campaign against special voting stock

a shared story    1 day 18 hours 57 minutes ago
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Investor groups are using the high-profile battle for control of Viacom Inc to rally support for their campaigns against dual-class share structures which give founders and insiders outsized voting rights.  



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