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Economy seen regaining muscle in second quarter

WASHINGTON - U.S. economic growth likely regained steam in the second quarter as activity picked up broadly, which would bolster expectations for a stronger performance in the last six months of the year.

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Exclusive: Upstart trading venue IEX may prompt U.S. market rule change

NEW YORK - U.S regulators may relax rules that require the fastest possible execution of securities trades, potentially helping upstart trading venue IEX Group's plans to become a full-fledged stock exchange.

Twitter assuages growth concerns for now as shares soar 35 percent

SAN FRANCISCO - Twitter Inc halted a slowdown in user-growth in the second quarter with the help of product tweaks and services built around the summer's World Cup, assuaging concerns for now that the online messaging service had peaked. | Video

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Kerry presses India on WTO deal ahead of arrival

NEW DELHI - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, on his way to India for an official visit, has pressed New Delhi to drop its opposition to global trade reforms, saying it was a test of the country's commitment to advance trade and investment liberalization.

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GM sued over deaths, injuries linked to ignition switch

- General Motors was hit Tuesday with a lawsuit brought on behalf of more than 650 people allegedly injured or killed in accidents involving cars that have been recalled this year for faulty ignition switches.

29 Jul 2014

Tobacco tax law cost U.S. billions in revenue: report

WASHINGTON - A 2009 law that raised federal taxes to discourage smoking cost the U.S. government billions of dollars in lost revenue as manufacturers relabeled products and consumers shifted to cheaper pipe tobacco and large cigars, the U.S. Government Accountability Office said in a report released on Tuesday.

29 Jul 2014

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