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  • VW set to overtake Toyota as global auto leader Tuesday, 29 Jul 2014 | 5:00 PM ET

    TOKYO, July 30- Volkswagen is poised to overtake Toyota Motor Corp as the global leader in vehicle sales, with a rapid expansion drive in China- the world's biggest auto market- while Toyota curbs growth to focus on shoring up quality.

  • HOUSTON/ BAGHDAD, July 29- Iraq scrambled to gain control of a cargo of Kurdish oil worth $100 million off the Texas coast on Tuesday after the U.S. ordered its seizure in a bid by Baghdad to halt oil sales by the autonomous region of Kurdistan.

  • US bars Kurdish oil from entering Texas port Tuesday, 29 Jul 2014 | 2:44 PM ET

    FORT WORTH, Texas— The U.S. has barred a shipment of Kurdish crude oil from reaching the Texas coast amid concerns independent oil sales from Kurdistan could further weaken Iraq's fragile central government as it struggles to contain a Sunni military offensive.

  • TV series moving some production to New Mexico Tuesday, 29 Jul 2014 | 2:38 PM ET

    SANTA FE, N.M.— A new television series starring Anne Hecht and Jason Isaacs is moving some of its production from Israel to New Mexico. New Mexico Film Office director Nick Maniatis says that the USA Network series called "Dig" filmed its pilot in Jerusalem but is moving in light of the recent unrest in Israel and Gaza.

  • GAZA/ JERUSALEM, July 29- Israel knocked out Gaza's only power plant and pounded dozens of other high-profile targets on Tuesday, while Egyptian mediators prepared a revised proposal for halting its war with Islamist militants in the enclave.

  • Fed is weighing key issues but may reveal little Tuesday, 29 Jul 2014 | 12:12 PM ET

    WASHINGTON— This much is clear: The Federal Reserve will make another cut this week in its monthly bond purchases, which have been aimed at keeping long-term loan rates low. This much is not: When will the Fed start tightening its interest-rate policy to thwart any runaway inflation?

  • BERLIN, July 29- Major airlines are taking differing stances to flying over Iraq, reflecting the piecemeal approach airlines currently take to flying over conflict zones and ahead of an international meeting of industry representatives to discuss the issue.

  • HOUSTON/ LONDON, July 29- U.S. authorities were set on Tuesday to seize a cargo of crude worth more than $100 million from Iraqi Kurdistan anchored off the Texas coast after a judge approved a request from Baghdad, raising the stakes in an oil sales dispute between Iraq's central government and the autonomous region.

  • Gaza conflict to dent, not break Israel economy Tuesday, 29 Jul 2014 | 11:06 AM ET

    Analysts and officials compare the current operation to a one-month war between Israel and Hizbollah guerrillas in Lebanon in the summer of 2006, as well as to conflicts in Gaza in 2009 and 2012, when the economy took a hit but bounced back quickly, except for tourism.

  • *Baudot-Trajtenberg doesn't see economic shock from Gaza conflict. JERUSALEM, July 29- Israel is unlikely to cut interest rates again as the shekel is not strengthening as much as last year and the war in Gaza should not have a major impact on the economy, the central bank's deputy governor said.

  • *Gaza's only power station knocked out. GAZA/ JERUSALEM, July 29- Israel knocked out Gaza's only power plant, flattened the home of its Islamist Hamas political leader and pounded dozens of other high-profile targets in the enclave on Tuesday, with no end in sight to more than three weeks of conflict.

  • LONDON, July 29- Gold turned lower on Tuesday as uncertainty before a Federal Reserve policy meeting and key U.S. data later this week pulled the metal back from a one-week high hit on the back of violence in the Middle East and Ukraine. Gold is highly sensitive to any changes in U.S. monetary policy.

  • July 29- JPMorgan Chase& Co, the biggest U.S. bank by assets, is slashing its technology support workforce in corporate and investment banking division following a revenue dip, Bloomberg News reported, citing people familiar with the matter. Offices affected include New York, Tampa, Chicago and Dubai, according to the report.

  • LONDON, July 29- Brent crude oil fell towards $107 a barrel on Tuesday as ample supply outweighed concerns over political tensions in the Middle East, Africa and Europe. Despite conflicts in Ukraine, Iraq and Libya, global oil production has exceeded demand, leaving pockets of excess supply in Africa and Europe.

  • Maggie Gyllenhaal glows as 'The Honorable Woman' Tuesday, 29 Jul 2014 | 9:35 AM ET

    LOS ANGELES— "The Honorable Woman" is a meditative thriller that investigates a woman's inner life and a global hot spot.

  • LONDON, July 29- Brent crude oil steadied around $107 a barrel on Tuesday as ample supply offset concerns over political tensions in the Middle East, Africa and Europe. Despite conflicts in Ukraine, Iraq and Libya, global oil production has exceeded demand, leaving pockets of excess supply in Africa and Europe.

  • LONDON, July 29- Brent crude oil steadied around $107 a barrel on Tuesday as ample supply offset political tensions in the Middle East, Africa and Europe. Despite conflicts in Ukraine, Iraq and Libya, global oil production has exceeded demand, leaving pockets of excess supply in Africa and Europe.

  • *Q2 pretax income up 16 percent to 917 million euros. FRANKFURT, July 29- Deutsche Bank AG's bid to become "last man standing" in European investment banking is working, the bank said on Tuesday, even as the threat intensifies of costly litigation and regulatory actions.

  • LONDON, July 29- Gold hit its highest in nearly a week on Tuesday as violence flared in the Middle East and Ukraine, but gains were capped by uncertainty ahead of a Federal Reserve policy meeting and important U.S. data later this week.

  • *Russia mkts steadier after three days of selling, nerves remain. *China& Hong Kong shares buoyed by economic& stimulus hopes. LONDON, July 29- World shares hovered just below all-time highs on Tuesday as investors drew encouragement from a rally in Chinese markets and beaten-down Russian stocks enjoyed some relief after three days of heavy selling.