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U.S. coal stocks could gain on Russia tension

NEW YORK - Beaten-down U.S. coal company stocks may receive a lift in coming weeks if deteriorating relations between Russia and the West push President Vladimir Putin to shut off Europe’s natural gas supply.

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Exclusive: Intel hires senior Qualcomm exec to boost mobile business

SAN FRANCISCO - Chipmaker Intel Corp has hired Amir Faintuch, a senior executive at rival Qualcomm Inc , to step up efforts in mobile and Internet-connected gadgets.

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U.S. consumer spending pauses, but rising confidence offers hope

WASHINGTON - U.S. consumer spending fell in July for the first time in six months, but confidence among households hit a seven-year high in August, suggesting the retrenchment would be temporary.

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U.S. judge sets hearing in Argentina bond case over Citi subpoena

NEW YORK - A U.S. judge overseeing litigation by Argentina and creditors who did not participate in the country's past debt restructurings on Friday scheduled a hearing to assess whether Citigroup Inc should be forced to comply with a subpoena.

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U.S. auto sales seen ending summer without a sizzle

DETROIT - U.S. auto industry sales in August will be about even with a year ago, not quite ending the summer in a sizzling fashion but still warm enough to continue the recovery from a recession now five years in the rear-view mirror.

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IMF board stands behind Lagarde over French probe

WASHINGTON - The International Monetary Fund's board on Friday stood behind the global lender's leader Christine Lagarde, who is facing a criminal investigation in France tied to a political corruption probe dating from 2008.

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How letting women fail can help them succeed

For women, fear of failure isn't an irrational position. Instead, it’s more likely a reaction to social pressures that tell them they will be more harshly judged than their male peers on their perceived missteps.