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1 hour ago // Wall Street Journal

business Crumbling Roads Put a Dent in Drivers' Wallets

The deteriorating state of the nations highways is adding to auto maintenance costs across the country.

2 hours ago // MSNBC

business Gaza Resort Offers Oasis in War-Torn Land

A luxurious new tourist resort has opened in the Gaza Strip.

2 hours ago // Wall Street Journal

business Verizon in Union Negotiations to Avert a Strike

Verizon Communications Inc. is in negotiations with unions covering more than 37,000 of its employees to reach a new contract ahead of a Saturday night deadline and avert a strike.

2 hours ago // The Guardian

business Barnaby Joyce says Trans Pacific Partnership agreement not dead yet

The agriculture minister has not given up on Australia signing the TPP and says the trade minister, Andrew Robb, is still at the tableThe agriculture minister, Barnaby Joyce, has not given up on Australia signing the Trans-Pacific Partnership, potentially the worlds biggest regional trade agreement.Week-long negotiations over the TPP ended in Hawaii on Saturday without an agreement. Sticking points for Australia are sugar and dairy, but Joyce says the process is ongoing

3 hours ago // Reuters

business UPDATE 1-Verizon workers in U.S. East could strike on Sunday, union says

Aug 1 Reuters - Thousands of Verizon Communications Inc workers on the U.S. East Coast could strike on Sunday with no sign of an agreement as contract negotiations with unions went to the wire, a union spokeswoman said on Saturday.

4 hours ago // MSNBC

business Verizon Strike Possible as Contract Deadline Looms

The union says the company is demanding sharp increases in health care contributions and concessions on pensions. The contract covers 39,000 workers.

4 hours ago // Wall Street Journal

business KKR Founder Jerome Kohlberg Dies

Jerome Kohlberg, a co-founder of private-equity giant KKR & Co. and an architect of the industrys leveraged-buyout model, has died. He was 90.

4 hours ago // The Independent

business Puerto Rico financial crisis: Country on the brink of defaulting on debts

Puerto Rico is expected to default on $58 million of debt on Monday.

4 hours ago // Wall Street Journal

business Marines Say Costly F-35 Jet Fighter Is Finally Ready

The U.S. Marine Corps said Lockheeds F-35 Joint Strike Fighter is finally ready for combat, a milestone for the worlds most expensive weapons program.

5 hours ago // The Guardian

business The Observer view on global mining regulation

The suffering of communities in Zambias copper mining region highlights the need to create a global regulatory regimeThe appalling suffering of villagers living close to the mining town of Chingola, in Zambias copperbelt region, whose water supplies have been dangerously polluted by leaks of sulphuric acid and other toxic chemicals, is both avoidable and unacceptable. As we report today, the Chingola pollution and associated environmental damage has led to serious health problems for th

5 hours ago // Wall Street Journal

business Suspected MH370 Debris Arrives in France

A piece of plane debris that was found on Runion Island and could be part of the long-missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 arrived in France where it will be inspected at a specialist lab.

5 hours ago // Reuters

business Verizon workers in U.S. East could strike on Sunday -media

Aug 1 Reuters - Thousands of Verizon Communications Inc workers on the U.S. East Coast were poised to strike on Sunday after the company failed to reach agreement with unions as contract negotiations went to the wire, U.S. media reported on Saturday.

5 hours ago // Wall Street Journal

business Uber Crosses $50 Billion Valuation

Uber has completed a new round of funding that values the five-year-old ride-hailing company at close to $51 billion, reaching the mark faster than Facebook did.

5 hours ago // Boston Herald

business Prosecutor: Texas AG indicted for felony securities fraud

AUSTIN, Texas A grand jury has indicted Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton on felony securities fraud charges that accuse the Republican of misleading investors before he took over as the state's top law enforcement officer, a special prosecutor said Saturday.Kent Schaffer, a Houston defense attorney appointed by a judge to the case, told The New York Times that a Texas grand jury indicted Paxton on two counts of first-degree securities fraud and a lesser charge of not registering.

5 hours ago // Wall Street Journal

business 'Therapeutic' Approach to Financial Planning

Financial planners are borrowing techniques from psychologists to help clients get in touch with the often messy feelings behind their relationships with money.

6 hours ago // The Telegraph

business Why the new tax on buy-to-let is deeply unfair

Taxes are supposed to be levied on profitable businesses - not loss-making buy-to-let landlords

6 hours ago // Boston Herald

business Prosecutor: Texas AG indicted for felony securities fraud

AUSTIN, Texas A special prosecutor says Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton has been indicted on felony charges accusing the Republican of misleading investors before taking office.Kent Schaffer, a Houston defense attorney appointed by a judge to the case, told The New York Times on Saturday that Collin County grand jurors indicted Paxton on two counts of first-degree securities fraud and a lesser charge of not registering.

6 hours ago // Boston Herald

business Prosecutor: Texas AG indicted for felony securities fraud

AUSTIN, Texas A special prosecutor says Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton has been indicted on felony charges accusing the Republican of misleading investors before taking office.Kent Schaffer, a Houston defense attorney appointed by a judge to the case, told The New York Times on Saturday that Collin County grand jurors indicted Paxton on two counts of first-degree securities fraud and a lesser charge of not registering.

6 hours ago // The New York Times

business A.& P. Bankruptcy Means New York, Chains Birthplace, Will Lose Last Store

Once the companys plan for liquidating is approved, the A.&P. on Riverdale Avenue in the Bronx will shut. And the chain, born just before the Civil War, will vanish from New York.

7 hours ago // USA Today

business Apple, Yahoo shuttle drivers unanimously approve union wage package

Shuttle drivers for seven Silicon Valley firms approved a union wage and benefits package.

8 hours ago // USA Today

business How to plug your Social Security tax drain

Withdrawals from IRAs and other personal retirement plans can make Social Security taxable.

8 hours ago // USA Today

business How to plug Social Security tax drain and keep more money

Withdrawals from IRAs and other personal retirement plans can make Social Security taxable.

8 hours ago // The Independent

business What goes up must come down even, eventually, sterling

It has been a good summer for the pound, or indeed for Britons heading abroad. The pound ended the week above $1.56, which is decent enough, though far short of the levels before the financial crash of 2008. But against the euro it is around 1.41, pretty much the best level since late 2007. For anyone going to Europe these

9 hours ago // The Telegraph

business John McFarlane to hire cost-cutting guru at Barclays

The executive chairman is close to appointing a top enforcer to push thorugh his radical plan to slash costs and make the bank more efficient

9 hours ago // The Telegraph

business Tour operator Audley Travel explores 200m sale

Private equity owner Equistone hires Rothschild to explore sale of bespoke holiday and tour operator

9 hours ago // The Telegraph

business Strong growth paves way for Bank of England to raise rates next year

The Bank's decision makers are expected to be split for the first time this year over the timing of rate rises

9 hours ago // The Telegraph

business Bank of Cyprus aims to raise its global profile in London listing

The bank wants to use the float to increase its exposure to international investors

9 hours ago // The Telegraph

business Council warns against attempt to build flats on FT's riverside site

The FT's iconic offices were not included in the sale of the newspaper to Japan's Nikkei

9 hours ago // The Telegraph

business We have given the keys of the global banking business to the Americans, says John Hourican

As he steps down from his latest financial rescue act, the premier troubleshooter ponders his next move

9 hours ago // USA Today

business Frigidaire gas range takes restaurant looks home

This commercial-style range looks like a restaurant's, but on the cheap.

9 hours ago // The Telegraph

business The crisis is over, so let's focus more on growth

Learn the lessons of the financial crisis, by all means, but if we also want growth, bankers have to be given the freedom to finance it

9 hours ago // VOA

business Greece May Seek 24 Billion Euros in First Draw From Bailout Aid

Greece may seek 24 billion euros in a first tranche of bailout aid from international lenders in August to prop up its banks and repay debts falling due at the ECB, a pro-government Greek newspaper said in its early Sunday editions. Athens is now in talks with the European Commission and the International Monetary Fund to secure up to 86 billion euros $94.48 billion in bailout aid. It will be its third bailout since 2010. Avgi newspaper, which is close to the leftist Syriza government, s

10 hours ago // The Telegraph

business US jobs boom to strengthen case for early Federal Reserve interest rate rise

Hotly-anticipated non-farm payrolls data are expected to reinforce a case for a rate hike in September

10 hours ago // The Telegraph

business English farmer sells vodka to the Russians

The Chase Distillery in Hereford has signed a deal to supply Russia's national drink back to the Motherland

10 hours ago // The Telegraph

business Insurer RSA ready to hold out for 600p-a-share bid from Zurich

Double-digit sales drop will be overshadowed by the insurance firm's takeover prospects

10 hours ago // The Telegraph

business China buys into British caravan dream as UK exports soar

The British tradition of a caravanning holiday seems to be spreading abroad with one firm reporting an increase in exports by a third