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Insight: GM recalls far from calamity for some dealers who find new customers, business

FOX LAKE Ill. - The news about deadly crashes linked to a faulty ignition switch, followed by wave upon wave of recalls, did not bode well for General Motors dealers earlier this year. It conjured visions of worried, frustrated drivers pouring onto lots like Raymond Chevrolet, outside of Chicago.

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EU regulators to decide on Oracle, Micros deal by Aug. 29

BRUSSELS - European Union antitrust regulators will decide by Aug. 29 whether to clear world No. 2 software maker Oracle Corp's $5.3 billion bid for Micros Systems , the European Commission said on Friday.

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Shares in Britain's RBS soar after surprise profit

LONDON - Royal Bank of Scotland posted a surprise 1 billion pound ($1.7 billion) pretax profit for the second quarter thanks to a turnaround in losses from bad loans, prompting it to release earnings a week early.

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Sluggish Latin American results show risks for U.S. companies

- U.S. companies are reporting sluggish financial results in Latin America, showing the risks they face in relying on Brazil and other emerging markets in the region for growth.

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Amazon's heavy investing eats into bottom line, shares drop

SAN FRANCISCO - Amazon.com Inc posted a much larger-than-expected loss in the second quarter as it continues its rapid pace of investment in new businesses such as digital content and consumer electronics. | Video

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McDonald's Japan stops sourcing all chicken from China

TOKYO - McDonald's Holdings Co (Japan) said it halted sales of all products that use chicken meat that originates in China on Friday, switching its sourcing completely to Thailand.

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