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BHP Billiton returns to black with $6.7 billion profit
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) -- Anglo-Australian miner, BHP Billiton, on Tuesday reported a return to black with a $6.7 billion annual profit a year after the company's worst ever full-year result and said it wants to sell its U.S. shale oil assets....

Francesca's and Apache skid while Herbalife and Fiat rise
NEW YORK (AP) -- Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Monday:...

Hot stock tip: Chicken Soup for the Soul
NEW YORK (AP) -- "These are the times that try men's souls," was written more than two centuries ago, but given events this week, they could have popped up in any blog or tweet in recent days....

European Central Bank still concerned about low inflation
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) -- The European Central Bank's policymakers are still concerned that inflation in the 19-nation eurozone is too low despite an improving economy and seem worried about the strength of the shared euro currency, their last meeting shows....

Online sales, solid store traffic gives Walmart 2Q boost
BENTONVILLE, Ark. (AP) -- Americans are going into Walmart stores and they're spending money on its website, pushing the performance of the world's biggest retailer beyond Wall Street expectations during the second-quarter....

Wal-Mart
BENTONVILLE, Ark. (AP) -- Wal-Mart is reporting second-quarter profit of $2.9 billion, or 96 cents per share....

UK retail sales grow modestly as consumers remain cautious
LONDON (AP) -- Retail sales in Britain, a key component of the economy, rose by a solid if unspectacular 0.3 percent in July from the month before as consumers remain constrained by falling real incomes....

UK retail sales grow by a modest 0.3 percent in July
LONDON (AP) -- Official figures show that retail sales in Britain rose by a solid if unspectacular 0.3 percent in July from the month before....

Philippine economy grows 6.5 percent in second quarter
MANILA, Philippines (AP) -- Officials say the Philippine economy grew 6.5 percent in the second quarter from a year ago, boosted by strong industry, farm recovery and with the services sector rising slower but remaining the main driver of growth....

Soaring digital sales drive Target during second quarter
NEW YORK (AP) -- Target reported a dip in second-quarter profit, but it was better than anticipated and a 32 percent spike in digital sales gains drove revenue higher....

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