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U.S. home prices rise less than expected in July: S&P/Case-Shiller

NEW YORK - U.S. single-family home prices rose in July on a year-over-year basis but fell short of expectations, a closely watched survey said on Tuesday.

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EU says Ireland tax deal with Apple was state aid

BRUSSELS/LONDON - The European Union has accused Ireland of giving Apple Inc. state aid by letting the iPhone maker shelter profits worth tens of billions of dollars from tax, in return for maintaining jobs.

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Special Report: Islamic State uses grain to tighten grip in Iraq

SHEKHAN Iraq - For Salah Paulis, it came down to a choice between his faith and his crop.

Vanguard, BlackRock may reap billions from Pimco after Gross exit

NEW YORK/BOSTON - Vanguard Group and BlackRock Inc could be prime destinations for hundreds of billions of dollars in assets that may flee Pimco in the wake of the sudden exit of Bill Gross, the celebrated "Bond King" of U.S. mutual funds. His new company, Janus Capital Group Inc, may see Gross's cachet attract tens of billions of dollars, investors and analysts said.

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Obama, Modi vow to boost strategic ties, create model for world

WASHINGTON - U.S. President Barack Obama and new Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi vowed on Monday to expand and deepen their countries' strategic partnership and make it a model for the rest of the world.

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Fence-jumper ran through much of main floor of White House

WASHINGTON - The man who breached security at the White House this month raced through several rooms on the main floor, penetrating farther into the building than previously disclosed, a Republican congressman said on Monday. | Video

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Ukraine prosecutor opens criminal case against Russian officials

KIEV - Ukrainian state prosecutors said on Tuesday they had opened a criminal investigation against a Russian law enforcement agency, accusing it of supporting separatist and "terrorist" groups in the east of the country.