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Facebook says SEC's IPO probe ends, extending WhatsApp closing date

- Facebook Inc said the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission dropped its probe into the social networking company over events surrounding its controversial initial public offering.

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Dell, BlackBerry downplay threat from Apple-IBM alliance

TORONTO - IBM Corp's recent move to partner with Apple Inc to sell iPhones and iPads loaded with corporate applications has excited investors in both companies, but two rivals say they are unperturbed for now.

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Argentina fails to reach breakthrough in debt mediator talks

NEW YORK/BUENOS AIRES - Argentina failed to reach a breakthrough with the U.S. court-appointed mediator in its battle with holdout creditors on Friday in talks that lasted just an hour, suggesting a settlement to avoid a default next week remains elusive.

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Exclusive: Exxon eyes expanding Texas refinery into biggest in U.S. - sources

HOUSTON - Exxon Mobil Corp is considering a multibillion-dollar plan to expand its Beaumont, Texas, refinery into the country's largest, the first major refining investment of the U.S. shale oil boom, people with knowledge of the deliberations said.

Russia takes aim at McDonald's burgers as U.S. ties worsen

MOSCOW - McDonald's burgers and shakes may become the latest victims of worsening ties between Moscow and Washington after a Russian consumer watchdog agency accused the U.S. chain of sanitary violations.

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Lower printer sales hurt Xerox's revenue

- Xerox Corp reported a 2 percent fall in second-quarter revenue, hurt by lower demand in its printing business.

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