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Wall Street yawns as deal news offsets data; Herbalife sinks

NEW YORK - Stocks ended nearly flat on Monday as the latest deal news offset losses following discouraging data on the housing market and some signs of weakness in the services sector.

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China brands beat global rivals with tea toothpaste & pickled plums

SHANGHAI/HONG KONG - With green-tea flavored toothpaste and pickled plum juice, an army of Chinese retailers is tapping local tastes to whittle away market share from global rivals that are banking their future growth on the world's second-largest consumer market.

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Herbalife cuts sales outlook, shares slide 10.5 percent

- Herbalife Ltd, a maker of weight-loss and nutritional products, cut its sales outlook for the year after raising it three months earlier, sending its shares down 10.5 percent in extended trading.

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Dollar Tree to buy Family Dollar to stave off competition

- Dollar Tree Inc agreed to buy rival discount chain Family Dollar Stores Inc for $8.5 billion to fend off growing competition from Wal-Mart Stores Inc and fellow discounter Dollar General Corp . | Video

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Court orders Russia to pay $50 billion for seizing Yukos assets

MOSCOW/LONDON/AMSTERDAM - An international arbitration court ruled on Monday that Russia must pay $50 billion for expropriating the assets of Yukos, the former oil giant whose ex-owner Mikhail Khodorkovsky fell foul of the Kremlin. | Video

Argentina to hold last-gasp debt talks with mediator Tuesday

BUENOS AIRES/NEW YORK - Argentina on Tuesday will meet the U.S. mediator in its battle with 'holdout' debt investors suing the country for last-minute talks to avert its second default this century.

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Millennials: forever renters or just delayed homeowners?

The White House wants to help you move out of your parents’ basement. That was the message from Jason Furman, the chairman of the White House’s Council of Economic Advisers, at the Zillow Housing Forum in Washington yesterday.