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German economy minister says EU-US trade talks have failed

BERLIN (AP) — Germany’s economy minister says free trade talks between the European Union and the United States have failed. Negotiations on the so-called Trans-Atlantic Trade and Investment Partnership, or TTIP, have made little progress in recent years. Sigmar Gabriel, who is also Germany&#
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Agence France-Presse: Two Ukrainian soldiers killed in separatist east

Two Ukrainian soldiers have been killed in fresh clashes between government forces and pro-Russian rebels in the country's war-torn east, the military said Sunday.

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Singapore confirms 41 cases of locally-transmitted Zika virus: media

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Singapore has confirmed 41 cases of locally-transmitted Zika virus, local media reported on Sunday, citing the city-state's health ministry.
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IOC, DLF, MOIL, eClerx results on Monday

Monday will see a host of firms including IOC (also bonus), MOIL, GMDC, eClerx (also buyback), Ashoka Buildcon, Rohit Ferro, Prakash Ind, Srikalahasthi Pipes, RCF and DLF announcing their results.
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Eyes on Ortin Labs’ demerger plans

The board of directors of Ortin Laboratories will meet on Monday to consider a demerger proposal of the company. Ortin Labs offers a range of pharmaceutical formulations of tablets, capsules, syrups,
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Menon Bearings to turn ex-bonus

Menon Bearings will turn exbonus on Tuesday. The company is rewarding its shareholders with bonus shares in the ratio of 1:5 (one share for every five shares held), for which it has fixed Wednesday a
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Top 7 Sensex cos take cumulative hit of Rs 29,907 cr in m-cap

Seven of the top-10 most valued Indian companies saw a combined erosion of Rs 29,906.6 crore from their market valuation last week, with TCS emerging as the worst-hit. Barring RIL, HDFC Bank and IT..
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Sports Direct faces revolt by his own investors 

Sports Direct investors are poised to invoke new Financial Conduct Authority rules for the first time next week in an attempt to unseat the firm’s chairman Keith Hellawell.
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Farmfoods sees sales crash 17% but shareholders still received a handsome dividend

The business, which is second only to Iceland in its sector, saw turnover for the 52 weeks to January 2, 2016, fall 17 per cent from Ł856million to Ł729million.
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Astra Games calls for 'parity' with betting shops to even out an 'uneven playing field' 

Astra Games recorded pre-tax profits of Ł2.4million on a turnover of Ł22.7million in the year ending December 31, 2015.
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It Doesn't Matter That Tim Cook Returned $200B To Apple Via Buybacks And Dividends

Don't mistake Apple dividends and buybacks for largesse
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Should Investors Tune In Or Tune Out?

The stock market moved sideways for most of last week with the heaviest selling on Wednesday. Finally on Friday we got Janet Yellen's long awaited comments from Jackson Hole where she said "the case f
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The Week Ahead: Should Investors Tune In Or Tune Out?

The stock market moved sideways for most of last week with the heaviest selling on Wednesday. Finally on Friday we got Janet Yellen's long awaited comments from Jackson Hole where she said "the case f
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Latest Sport
Manoj Kumar says Indian boxing is on its death bed right now and desperately needs intervention from Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The post Rio Olympics 2016: Boxer Manoj Kumar calls for PM Narendra M
They were hammered all over the park but Indian skipper Dhoni feels his bowlers were not all that bad on what was a "batters' paradise" in the 1st T20I against West Indies which his team lost by a run
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp expressed optimism about his team's progress despite the frustration of a 1-1 draw against Tottenham Hotspur at White Hart Lane. The post Premier League: Liverpool are o
FIFA president Gianni Infantino said in an interview published Sunday that he will make less than two million Swiss francs a year, well below the salary of his disgraced predecessor, Sepp Blatter
The price list for the Olympic Games was steep enough to make even a sports minister blush!
SA crawled through the morning session on the second day of the second Test against NZ, still in control but not asserting themselves.
West Ham have signed Italian striker Simone Zaza from Juventus on a season-long loan for an initial fee of £5m.
The Sharks extended their unbeaten run to four matches and WP secured their first season win in their Currie Cup clashes at the weekend.

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A spotless view from above! Mesmerising aerial images reveal a perfectly manicured Singapore

These stunning aerial photographs captures Singapore as few have seen it before. For photographer Chia Joel, the abstract images are his way of making 'others fall in love with the city'.
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Southwest Airlines flight forced to divert after part of an engine was 'torn away' 

A Southwest Airlines flight carrying 99 passengers and five crew members from New Orleans to Orlando, Florida, was diverted after to another airport because of an engine problem.
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Night food markets in Ho Chi Minh City: Whatâ??s cooking?

A dining corner for "banh khot" traditional pancakes at Ben Thanh street food market in HCM City.
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Aug. 28 GeoQuiz! Where are you?

Peek at the pic, contemplate the clues, then guess where you are.
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The glamour of Bergman’s bay: Cruising around the Swedish coast on a century-old floating museum

Wilhelm Tham, first launched in 1912, is one of the oldest passenger boats in the world. It offers an itinerary covering the west coast of Sweden, which was once home to actress Ingrid Bergman.
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Living the dream down under... for free! How to escape grey Britain for Oz – by becoming full-time house-sitters (Just steer clear of those 10ft pythons)

Laurence and Natasha Short, both retired, are house-sitting properties in Australia. So far, they've looked after a host of different homes in Brisbane and Melbourne.
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Popular Finance

 

Bank of England chief who said he didn't understand pensions says you're better off putting your money into PROPERTY (even though his own pension will give him Ł84,000 a year) 

Bank of England chief economist Andy Haldane has been accused of being 'divorced from reality' after saying investing in property rather than pensions was the best option for retirement.
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Why mortgage rates are never what you expect

How do you know whether the lowest rate you found is the real deal?        
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El Camino charter has a month to address alleged shortcomings

A casual observer could be excused for thinking there must be two El Camino high schools in Los Angeles. One, a well-managed, long-running success story that delivers solid and sometimes spectacul
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Framed, Chapter 1: She was the PTA mom everyone knew. Who would want to harm her?

CHAPTER 1: THE CALL The cop wanted her car keys. Kelli Peters handed them over. She told herself she had nothing to fear, that all he’d find inside her PT Cruiser was beach sand, dog hair, maybe o
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What can we do about incompetent management companies that waste money?

Question:  Our homeowners association is going on our third manager and management company in four years — an experience that has wasted countless hours and money. The work we need to be done gets
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How to get rid of home-equity loan headaches

Dear Liz: We have taken several withdrawals from our home equity line of credit. Now the balance is close to $100,000. It's the interest-only type. We don't know how to pay off this amount systema
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Unscrupulous attorneys prey upon immigrants held in federal detention, advocates say

It was only too easy for legal assistant Hector Alfonso Sanchez to pose as an immigration lawyer and solicit clients locked up in federal detention. Sanchez traveled from his office in San Antonio
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Feds use Rand formula to spot discrimination. The GOP calls it junk science

Marc Elliott didn’t know he’d become a player in the financial world until he received an unexpected email from a friend. It read simply, “Did you know you just cost Ally Financial $80 million?” U
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Building furniture and community

The gig: Francisco Pinedo, 53, is chief executive of Cisco Bros., a fast-growing manufacturer known for environmentally friendly design and practices in its home furnishings business. Carrying the
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