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  • Lowe's 2Q profit rises as weather improves

    Lowe's 2Q profit rises as weather improves

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 6:43 AM EDT2014-08-20 10:43:56 GMT
    Lowe's second-quarter net income increased 10 percent, bolstered by improving weather.More >>
    Lowe's second-quarter net income increased 10 percent, bolstered by improving weather.More >>
  • Glencore swings to profit, announces buyback

    Glencore swings to profit, announces buyback

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 6:24 AM EDT2014-08-20 10:24:11 GMT
    Commodities and mining group Glencore PLC says it will buy back up to $1 billion of its own shares as profit for the first half of the year rose 8 percent.More >>
    Commodities and mining group Glencore PLC says it will buy back up to $1 billion of its own shares as profit for the first half of the year rose 8 percent.More >>
  • Israel, Gaza militants trade fire after talks fail

    Israel, Gaza militants trade fire after talks fail

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 6:16 AM EDT2014-08-20 10:16:50 GMT
    Palestinian militants are firing rockets from Gaza and Israel is launching airstrikes following the end of a cease-fire and the collapse of talks aimed at a lasting truce.More >>
    Palestinian militants launched dozens of rockets and Israel responded with airstrikes on Wednesday after Egyptian efforts to mediate a lasting truce in the monthlong Gaza war collapsed in a hail of fire a day earlier.More >>
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