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Asian stocks rebound after Portuguese bank scare
BEIJING (AP) -- Asian stocks rebounded Monday from jitters about a struggling Portuguese bank as investors looked ahead to a busy week of data releases in the U.S., China and Europe....

INFLUENCE GAME: Shaping railroad safety rules
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A string of fiery train derailments across the country has triggered a high-stakes but behind-the-scenes campaign to shape how the government responds to calls for tighter safety rules....

FBI cyber expert is ex-discount furniture salesman
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- J. Keith Mularski's world has expanded greatly since he stopped selling discount furniture to join the FBI in 1998. Especially since he transferred from Washington, D.C., in 2005 to fill a vacancy in the Pittsburgh field office's cyber squad - which he now heads....

'Planet of the Apes' thumps chest with $73M debut
NEW YORK (AP) -- The monkey business is a good business to be in at the box office....

Whiting to top Bakken oil firms in $6B Kodiak buy
DENVER (AP) -- Whiting Petroleum Corp. said Sunday it is buying Kodiak Oil & Gas Corp. for $6 billion in stock, worth $13.90 per share, in a deal that will make it the largest producer in the booming Bakken region of North Dakota and Montana....

Oil edges lower after big drop on Libyan supplies
The price of oil edged lower Monday after its biggest one-day drop since April on expectations Libyan oil will soon return to the market....

Engineering company Aecom to buy URS for $4B
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Engineering design company Aecom Technology Corp. said Sunday it is buying URS Corp. for $4 billion in cash and stock, or about $56.31 per URS share....

Workers struggle in Hamptons, playground for rich
SOUTHAMPTON, N.Y. (AP) -- This is a town where people are so rich that a $2 million home can be a handyman's special. A town where the thrift shop is stocked with donations of designer dresses and handbags....

US, Germany vow cooperation despite espionage spat
VIENNA (AP) -- The United States and Germany put a brave face on an escalating espionage dispute, stressing on Sunday the importance of their cooperation to solving several global crises but offering little indication they've fully mended ties....

Chinese officials will buy more electric cars
BEIJING (AP) -- At least 30 percent of newly purchased government cars will be electric and other types of "new energy vehicles," China's official news agency reported Sunday, as the country attempts to tackle air pollution and encourage the electric car market....

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