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U.S. business spending data gives mixed signals on growth

WASHINGTON - A mixed reading on the health of U.S. business investment on Friday suggested the economy may not have rebounded as strongly in the second quarter as previously believed, but it offered hope for the rest of 2014.

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Dell, BlackBerry downplay threat from Apple-IBM alliance

TORONTO - IBM Corp's recent move to partner with Apple Inc to sell iPhones and iPads loaded with corporate applications has excited investors in both companies, but two rivals say they are unperturbed for now.

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Exclusive: Exxon eyes expanding Texas refinery into biggest in U.S. - sources

HOUSTON - Exxon Mobil Corp is considering a multibillion-dollar plan to expand its Beaumont, Texas, refinery into the country's largest, the first major refining investment of the U.S. shale oil boom, people with knowledge of the deliberations said.

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Russia takes aim at McDonald's burgers as U.S. ties worsen

MOSCOW - McDonald's burgers and shakes may become the latest victims of worsening ties between Moscow and Washington after a Russian consumer watchdog agency accused the U.S. chain of sanitary violations.

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Lower printer sales hurt Xerox's revenue

- Xerox Corp reported a 2 percent fall in second-quarter revenue, hurt by lower demand in its printing business.

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FBI investigates Ford engineer after listening devices found -Ford

DETROIT - A former Ford Motor Co engineer is being investigated by the FBI after listening devices were found in meeting rooms at company offices, the automaker said on Friday.

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