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Wall Street down for second day after rally; healthcare gains

NEW YORK - U.S. stocks closed down on Wednesday for the second day in a row as investors stepped back after a recent rally ahead of jobs data due later in the week.

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Euro zone rebuffs Spanish talk of new Greek bailout

BARCELONA/BRUSSELS - Germany and the European Commission slapped down talk of a third financial rescue for Greece as premature, after Spain once again suggested on Wednesday that a new aid package for Athens was almost inevitable. | Video

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U.S. mortgage applications rise in latest week: MBA

NEW YORK - Applications for U.S. home mortgages edged up last week as interest rates dipped, an industry group said on Wednesday.

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Target to cut thousands of jobs as seeks to cut costs by $2 billion

(The corrected version of the story fixes reference to Canada loss to $5.4 billion from $5.4 million in paragraph nine)

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U.S. oil rises, Brent pares losses on Iran news

NEW YORK - U.S. oil futures rose on Wednesday and benchmark Brent pared losses as OPEC member Iran stressed that it opposed a timeline for a freeze on nuclear activities, news that helped crude rebound from an early slide tied to swelling U.S. stockpiles. | Video

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From prime rib to chips and dip: Lean times at mining's annual conference

TORONTO - When the world's miners head for Toronto each year to attend their industry's annual conference, they arrive with certain expectations. They're accustomed to finding oyster bars, rowdy parties, open bars with high-end liquor and elegant hotel suites. | Video

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