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WEDNESDAY, JUNE 29, 2016


President Barack Obama waves as he and German Chancellor Angela Merkel smile from a balcony at Schloss Herrenhausen in Hannover, Germany, Sunday, April 24, 2016. President Barack Obama has arrived in Germany to mount a two-day push to sell his trans-Atlantic trade pact. (Carolyn Kaster / Associated Press)

Official: EU trade negotiations to go on despite Brexit 

WASHINGTON – The European Union and the United States will continue negotiating a major free trade deal, despite Britain’s decision to leave the EU, Europe’s top trade official said Wednesday. EU Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmstrom said at a think tank ...

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This photo taken Oct. 31, 2006, shows the exterior of the BancorpSouth headquarters in Tupelo, Miss. The Department of Justice and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau fined Mississippi-based BancorpSouth $10.6 million, Wednesday, June 29, 2016, alleging the bank deliberately discriminated against minorities in its lending practices. (Thomas Wells / Associated Press)

Regulators fine BancorpSouth $10.6 million for redlining

NEW YORK – The Department of Justice and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau fined Mississippi-based BancorpSouth $10.6 million, alleging the bank deliberately discriminated against minorities in its lending practices. BancorpSouth, a medium-sized regional bank with $13.9 billion in assets and ...

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GE Capital wins approval to drop ‘too big to fail’ label

GE Capital is no longer “too big to fail.” The financing unit of General Electric Co. won approval from federal regulators Tuesday to drop its designation as a “systematically important financial institution,” a title that comes with added scrutiny and stricter rules.

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Kanye West accepts the video vanguard award at the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. West and Adidas are expanding their partnership that began almost two years ago. The sportswear company announced the collaboration on Wednesday, June 29, 2016, and described it as the most significant partnership between a nonathlete and an athletic brand. (Matt Sayles / Invision/Associated Press)

Kanye West, Adidas expand partnership for Yeezy line

Kanye West and Adidas are expanding their partnership with retail hubs for his Yeezy products and additional sportswear designs. The sportswear company describes the collaboration as the most significant partnership created between a non-athlete and an athletic brand.

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Valspar and Lowe’s unveil an all-new label for its line of paint available at Lowe’s stores nationwide. Inside the can, the superior-quality paint remains unchanged. Valspar shareholders on Wednesday, June 29, 2016, approved the sale of the paint-making company to Sherwin-Williams. (PR Newswire)

Valspar shareholders approve sale to Sherwin-Williams

MINNEAPOLIS – Shareholders of Valspar Corp. approved the sale of the paint-making firm to the larger Sherwin-Williams Wednesday during a special shareholders meeting held in downtown Minneapolis. The vote and meeting, run by Valspar’s General Counsel Rolf Engh, gave one ...

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A “Sold” sign is seen in front of a house in Andover, Mass. Americans snapped up houses in May almost as soon as properties were listed, fueling the strongest sales rate in nearly a decade, the National Association of Realtors said Wednesday, June 22, 2016. (Elise Amendola / Associated Press)

U.S. consumer spending posts healthy gain in May

WASHINGTON – Americans went shopping this spring, increasing their spending in May for the second straight month and delivering good news for economic growth. The Commerce Department said Wednesday that consumer spending increased 0.4 percent in May on top of ...

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TUESDAY, JUNE 28, 2016




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