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  • Electric Utilities Get No Jolt
    Electricity sales look anemic for the seventh year in a row, despite Americans' growing use of gadgets and an improving unemployment rate.

  • Battle for Poor Shoppers Fuels Dollar-Store Deal
    The battle for America's poorest consumers intensified Monday with Dollar Tree's agreement to buy rival Family Dollar Stores for about $8.5 billion.

  • BP Warns on Russia Sanctions
    BP reported a rise in second-quarter profit, boosted by its investment in Russian energy group Rosneft, but warned that further economic sanctions on Russia could adversely impact its business.

  • China Puts Microsoft Under Microscope
    Chinese officials said they are investigating whether Microsoft violated Chinese antimonopoly laws, citing compatibility issues with the tech firm's Windows and Office software.

  • Aetna Beats Street, Raises Outlook
    Aetna said its second-quarter profit rose as the insurer posted record medical membership and revenue, while it continued to enjoy benefits from its acquisition of Coventry Health Care.

  • Deutsche Bank Posts 16% Pretax Profit Rise
    But the German bank nevertheless reported a fall in second-quarter net profit to $318.5 million, compared with $448.9 million a year earlier, hurt by higher taxes and litigation provisions.

  • UBS Discloses Dark-Pool Probes
    UBS posted a gain in second-quarter profit. The Swiss bank agreed to pay a legal settlement in Germany and disclosed U.S. probes into its dark-pool alternative-trading system.

  • Global Inflation Eases
    Consumer prices rose at a slightly slower pace across most of the world's largest economies in June.

  • WH Group Raises $2.05 Billion in IPO
    WH Group, the pork producer that withdrew an IPO originally meant to raise more than $5 billion in April, raised $2.05 billion in its relaunched deal amid a recent rally in Asian shares.

  • U.S. Court Issues Order to Seize Kurdish Oil Cargo
    The order to seize a $100 million cargo of Kurdish oil adds a new twist to the dispute between Baghdad and the Kurdistan Regional Government over oil sales.

  • Payments Puzzle Persists at Banks
    Hundreds of small and regional banks are clinging to a practice that can cause consumers to incur multiple overdraft fees in the same day.

  • BofA Deal Hung Up Over Penalties Tied to Countrywide, Merrill
    Negotiations between Bank of America and the Justice Department have hit a snag over whether the firm should pay a cash penalty for the dealings of Countrywide Financial and Merrill Lynch.

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