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Apple weathers anti-U.S. demo in China, where patriotic protests snowball

HONG KONG Apple Inc found itself on the receiving end of a small, short-lived anti-U.S. protest this week in China, the tech firm's biggest overseas market and a country where foreign firms have suffered damaging boycotts following international spats.

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Exclusive: Libya oil exports threatened as NOC warns against port deal

LONDON/TUNIS Libya's hopes to boost crude exports have been dealt a blow after the head of the National Oil Corporation (NOC) objected to a deal between the government and local guards to reopen key ports. 

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Bottom line: brands chase China's high-end lingerie market

HONG KONG High-end lingerie sales are outpacing China's generally downbeat luxury market, and heating up competition between international brands and local rivals looking to go upmarket.

Jul 23 2016

Silicon Valley leads avalanche of quarterly reports

SAN FRANCISCO A quartet of technology heavyweights will be part of an avalanche of quarterly corporate earnings reports next week that, along with a meeting of Federal Reserve policymakers, could hold the key to whether Wall Street extends its record-breaking rally or loses steam.

Jul 22 2016

Eyes on Fed, BOJ, Europe's bank stress test

FRANKFURT Central banks from Washington to Tokyo take center stage next week, although policymakers are likely to remain cautious as they wait for the dust to settle from Britain's shock vote to leave the EU.

Jul 22 2016

U.S. government's bid to block insurance mergers could spawn new ones

The potential bust-up of two mega deals among America’s largest health insurance companies may have an unintended result - more mergers.

Jul 22 2016

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