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As default looms, Merkel rules out more negotiations with Greece

ATHENS - German Chancellor Angela Merkel ruled out new negotiations with Greece until after it votes on a proposal from creditors, leaving virtually no hope left to avert a midnight default despite a plea from Athens for a last-minute bailout extension. | Video

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U.S. economy nearing full employment, bounced back in second quarter: Fed's Fischer

WASHINGTON - The U.S. economy probably bounced back to an annual growth rate of around 2.5 percent in the second quarter, and the labor market is approaching full employment, Federal Reserve vice chairman Stanley Fischer said on Tuesday.

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Major Puerto Rico investor warns it stands ready to defend bonds

NEW YORK - U.S. fund manager OppenheimerFunds, the largest holder of Puerto Rico debt among U.S. municipal bond funds, warned the island it stands ready to defend the terms of bonds it holds, a day after the governor said he wanted to restructure debt and postpone bond payments.

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U.S. consumer confidence rises; manufacturing still soft

NEW YORK - U.S. consumer confidence increased solidly in June, with households upbeat about the labor market, supporting views the economy was back on firmer footing after wobbling at the start of the year.

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Goldman settles SEC charges over 2013 trading incident

- Goldman Sachs Group Inc will pay $7 million to resolve U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission charges stemming from a programming error that caused the stock options market to be flooded with erroneous orders, roiling traders and prices.

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