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4 top investment bankers at CITIC Securities have admitted insider trading to Chinese police, @XHNews reports - @george_chen

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China's Public Security Ministry announces arrests of 197 people for 'spreading rumors' about stock market and Tianjin blast; 165 web accounts also shut down - @george_chen

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natural gas

Italian energy giant Eni says it's found the largest-ever gas field in Mediterranean off Egypt - @AP

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Berkshire Hathaway

Berkshire Hathaway builds stake in refiner Phillips 66 - @AP

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air industry

Activist files for emergency help for SkyGreece Airline's stranded passengers - @VancouverSun

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H. J. Heinz Company

Heinz recalls baby food product over spoilage concerns - @CBCNS

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British media scandals

News Corp says it is in talks with Rebekah Brooks after reports she will return as chief of UK division - @BBCNews

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Myanmar approves its 1st-ever national minimum wage - @AFP

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South Korea

Analysts: South Korean stocks forecast to move higher next week despite anticipation for delay in Federal Reserve's rate hike - @YonhapNews

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minimum wage

St. Louis' governing board approves measure that raises city's minimum-wage to $11 by 2018; mayor says he'll sign bill - @KMOV

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Microsoft is cleared of infringing on Interdigital's patents by US International Trade Commission - @Reuters

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Dow Jones Industrial Average

Editor's note: For the week, the Dow is up 1.1% and the Nasdaq 2.6%. - Tom

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United States

US stocks trade in narrow range; Dow closes down about 14; Nasdaq gains 16 - @CNBC


market updates

US markets (close): DJIA 16,641.07 (-13.70/-0.08%), S&P 500 1,988.57 (+0.91/+0.05%), NASDAQ 4,828.33 (+15.62/+0.32%), NYSE 10,201.30 (-29.21/-0.29%)



Ex-Soviet republic Kyrgyzstan inaugurates a Chinese-financed power line that officials say will bring country energy independence - @AFP

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Gold settles higher, but loses 2.2% for the week - @MarketsTicker

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Fayetteville, AR

Police: Bentonville bank robbed http://t.co/KpB3OjvhG3 #breaking - @4029news


United States

Losses in US stocks accelerate; Dow off about 110; the Nasdaq, 17 - @MarketWatch

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British media scandals

Rebekah Brooks returning to News Corp post she resigned over phone-hacking scandal in 2011, sources say - @FT

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Dow Jones Industrial Average

Editor's note: The Dow continues to trade slightly lower, off 0.21%; the Nasdaq is up 0/17%. - Tom

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