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  • WASHINGTON, July 6- The largest Wall Street banks on Monday published detailed manuals of how to shut down their business during a crisis without the help of taxpayer money, a crucial step to prevent being broken up by regulators. "Our would effectively resolve the firm within a reasonable timeframe, without systemic disruption, without extraordinary...

  • PORTLAND, Maine— The mother of a man who tried to launch a firework off the top of his head on the July Fourth holiday and was killed instantly said Monday she's advocating for stricter controls about who can use the explosives. Devon Staples, 22, and his friends had been drinking and setting off fireworks Saturday night in a backyard in Staples' eastern Maine...

  • Aetna falls after Humana deal. Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras promised German Chancellor Angela Merkel that Greece would bring a proposal for a cash-for-reforms deal to an emergency summit of euro zone leaders on Tuesday, a Greek official said. Though Greece is causing a lot of uncertainty, a deal should get done to keep them in the Euro Zone, according to...

  • July 6- Warren Buffett on Monday donated about $2.84 billion of Berkshire Hathaway Inc stock to the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and four family charities, as part of the billionaire's plan to give away nearly all of his wealth. The Gates Foundation, which focuses on improving education and health and reducing poverty, received about 15.76 million shares,...

  • NEW YORK, July 6- Oil prices suffered their biggest selloff in five months on Monday, falling as much as 8 percent as Greece's rejection of debt bailout terms and China's stock market woes set off a deepening spiral of losses. Adding to the pressure on oil, Iran and global powers were trying to meet a July 7 deadline on a nuclear deal, which could bring more supply to the...

  • NEW YORK, July 6- Benchmark U.S. Concerns over Greece drove safe-haven demand for Treasuries. "Some might perceive the risk of a bad outcome in Greece has marginally increased" since the ECB has made it slightly more expensive for Greek banks to access ECB liquidity, said Boris Rjavinski, a strategist at UBS in Stamford, Connecticut.

  • Less than four years after beating a separate federal case, Sergey Aleynikov convinced a state judge to overturn a jury verdict in May. Manhattan Supreme Court Justice Daniel Conviser wrote in his 72- page opinion that, while Aleynikov "doubtless acted wrongly" by copying code from Goldman's servers before he left the investment bank to join a Chicago trading...

  • NEW YORK/ LONDON, July 6- Gold turned higher on Monday as France and Germany told Greece the door was open to negotiations after Greek voters had rejected the terms of a bailout package. Leaders of France and Germany told Greece's government the door for negotiations with creditors remained open but urged it to make credible proposals at a euro zone summit to...

  • July 6- A U.S. appeals court on Monday upheld the conviction of an Illinois man who prosecutors said made nearly $1.2 million trading on inside information about mergers involving clients of Citigroup Inc, where his brother-in-law worked. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco affirmed the conviction of Bassam Salman, who was sentenced in April...

  • *Expected to pursue issue of debt relief for Greece. ATHENS, July 6- Euclid Tsakalotos, the mild-tempered professor who was appointed as Greece's new finance minister on Monday, is a clear change in style from his combative predecessor Yanis Varoufakis. The 55- year-old Tsakalotos studied at prestigious private London school St Paul's and at Oxford University,...

  • NEW YORK— GoPro, the sports camera maker, plans to launch its smallest camera yet. The lightest camera it currently sells on its website is the Hero4 Silver at 2.9 ounces. The unveiling didn't ease investors' worries about whether GoPro can keep up its growth pace.

  • ATHENS/ FRANKFURT- Greece's combative finance minister resigns, removing one major obstacle to any deal to keep Athens in the euro zone after Greeks voted resoundingly to back the government in rejecting the austerity terms of a bailout. -EUROZONE- GREECE/ GERMANY, moved, by Paul Carrel, 640 words. -MARKETS- GREECE/ VOTE REACTION, moved, by Jamie McGeever, 800 words.

  • CHICAGO, July 6- U.S. corn and soybean futures dropped on Monday as lighter-than-expected U.S. rainfall eased fears about soggy Midwest crops while worries over Greece and China led investors to shun many commodity markets. Corn prices pulled back from 2015 highs notched last week after heavy Midwest rains raised crop concerns and following a...

  • NEW YORK, July 6- Aetna Inc's chief executive said Monday he was confident an antitrust review of the health insurer's proposed purchase of smaller rival Humana Inc would allow the deal to close in the second half of 2016, seeking to allay investor concerns. Mark Bertolini said Aetna had already prepared for possible divestitures to address overlaps with...

  • NEW YORK— Starbucks is raising prices again starting Tuesday, with the increases ranging from 5 to 20 cents for most affected drinks, the company said. A small and large brewed coffee will each go up by 10 cents in most areas of the country, Starbucks says. A representative for Starbucks, Lisa Passe, said the price increases are expected to impact less than 20 percent...

  • NEW YORK— Dollar Tree has completed its $8.5 billion acquisition of rival discount chain Family Dollar after a year-long struggle that drew in antitrust regulators and rival bids. Dollar Tree now has about 13,000 stores in 48 U.S. states and Canada, making it the largest chain dollar store chain with annual revenue of around $19 billion. Shares of Dollar Tree,...

  • *IMF says will help Greece if asked, ECB holds call. *Aetna falls after Humana deal, other insurers lower. U.S. stocks opened more than half a percent lower, but pared some of those losses, even turning positive briefly, after the International Monetary Fund said it is ready to assist Greece if asked.

  • NEW YORK— In the first day of trading since Aetna announced a deal buy Humana last week, stocks of health care insurers were mixed Monday. Aetna offered about $35 billion to buy rival Humana on Friday, a day when U.S. stock markets were closed in observance of Independence Day. Also last week, Medicaid coverage provider Centene said it would spend $6.3 billion to buy...

  • NEW YORK— Seritage Growth Properties, the real estate spinoff of Sears Holdings Corp., made its debut Monday on the New York Stock Exchange and estimated that it had raised about $1.6 billion from the offering. Sears, which is dealing with slumping retail sales, formed the real estate investment trust to extract more revenue from its properties.

  • *Expected to pursue issue of debt relief for Greece. The 55- year-old Tsakalotos studied at prestigious private London school St Paul's and at Oxford University, speaks Greek with a British accent and rarely appears in public, let alone wearing the torso-hugging T-shirts Varoufakis favors. Like Varoufakis, Tsakalotos has often decried Europe for big...