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Boston named U.S. bid city for 2024 Olympics

Boston was selected on Thursday as the American candidate city that will bid to host the 2024 Olympics, taking the first strides in a grueling marathon to bring the Summer Games back to the United States.

Starbucks' COO Alstead taking 'extended unpaid leave'

Starbucks Corp on Thursday said Chief Operating Officer Troy Alstead, who as finance chief helped lead the coffee chain's extensive restructuring a few years ago, is taking an extended unpaid leave to spend more time with his family.

FOREX-Euro near 9-year low, dollar firm ahead of US jobs data

The euro wallowed near a nine-year low on Friday on growing expectations the European Central Bank will embark on quantitative easing, while the dollar held firm before U.S. jobs data that could cement the case for a rate hike by the Federal Reserve.

Formula E boss not cheesed off with Vettel despite snub

While Sebastian Vettel has turned his nose up at Formula E, describing the electric car racing series as "cheese", its chief executive hopes the four-times world Formula One champion would one day get behind the wheel of a battery-powered race car.

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Trump keeping options open as Republican feud rages

WASHINGTON Like the deal-maker he says he is, U.S. President Donald Trump appears to be keeping his options open as his Republican Party threatens to erupt into full-scale war. | Video