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  • SINGAPORE, July 29- Gold was little changed above $1,300 an ounce on Tuesday, supported by geopolitical tensions in the Middle East and Ukraine, with investors waiting for cues from U.S. jobs data and a Federal Reserve policy meeting this week. *Gold, seen as a safe-haven asset, has benefited from tensions between the West and Russia.

  • TOKYO, July 29- U.S. crude oil futures eased closer to $101 on Tuesday as projections of higher stockpiles of refined product offset concerns about escalating geopolitical tensions in Ukraine and Gaza. *U.S. crude futures for September delivery fell 21 cents to $101.46 a barrel by 0002 GMT, after finishing 42 cents lower on Monday.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, July 28- FedEx Corp has hired some of the hard-hitting attorneys who represented home run slugger Barry Bonds to defend against criminal allegations that FedEx knowingly shipped packages from illegal online pharmacies. Cristina Arguedas and Allen Ruby were retained by FedEx last week, according to court records.

  • July 28- Darden Restaurants Inc said on Monday that Clarence Otis would step down as chairman and chief executive officer, buckling under pressure from activist investors Barington Capital Group LP and Starboard Value LP.

  • HOUSTON, July 28- Iraq filed suit on Monday in a Texas court to gain control of a cargo of crude oil from Iraqi Kurdistan that Baghdad says was sold without its permission. Iraq, in its filing in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas, asked for an order allowing the cargo to be seized by the U.S.

  • HealthSouth 2Q profit drops 49 percent Monday, 28 Jul 2014 | 6:29 PM ET

    BIRMINGHAM, Ala.— HealthSouth Corp. on Monday reported profit that declined by 49 percent in its second quarter, but adjusted earnings still beat analysts' expectations. The Birmingham, Alabama- based company said net income after preferred dividends fell to $81.6 million, or 85 cents per share, from $159.4 million, or $1.66 per share, in the same quarter a year ago.

  • Palace of 'Queen of Mean' goes on block for $65M Monday, 28 Jul 2014 | 6:19 PM ET

    GREENWICH, Conn.— The Connecticut mansion that belonged to Leona Helmsley is on the market for $65 million after a three-year renovation. The mansion known as Dunnellen Hall is on 40 acres in Greenwich with distant views of Long Island Sound.

  • Final Glance: Staffing companies Monday, 28 Jul 2014 | 6:05 PM ET

    Kelly Services Inc. class A fell$. 40 or 2.4 percent, to $16.16. Korn/Ferry International Inc. fell$. 13 or. 4 percent, to $29.62. ManpowerGroup fell $2.10 or 2.6 percent, to $79.36.

  • Final Glance: Specialty Retail companies Monday, 28 Jul 2014 | 6:05 PM ET

    Autozone Inc. fell $1.35 or. 3 percent, to $513.22. Bed Bath& Beyond Inc. fell$. 22 or. 4 percent, to $62.29. Best Buy rose$. 52 or 1.7 percent, to $31.55.

  • NYSE stocks posting largest volume decreases Monday, 28 Jul 2014 | 6:05 PM ET

    NEW YORK— A look at the 10 biggest volume decliners on New York Stock Exchange at the close of trading:. Aeroflex Holding Corp.: Approximately 39,900 shares changed hands, a 92.4 decrease from its 65- day average volume. The shares fell$. 02 or. 2 percent to $10.53.

  • NYSE stocks posting largest volume increases Monday, 28 Jul 2014 | 6:05 PM ET

    NEW YORK— A look at the 10 biggest volume gainers on New York Stock Exchange at the close of trading:. The shares fell $5.77 or 10.4 percent to $49.60. Brookfield Canada Office Properties: Approximately 8,800 shares changed hands, a 352.0 percent increase over its 65- day average volume.

  • Final Glance: Supermarkets companies Monday, 28 Jul 2014 | 6:05 PM ET

    Kroger fell$. 58 or 1.1 percent, to $50.13. Safeway fell$. 08 or. 2 percent, to $34.79. Supervalu rose$. 09 or 1.0 percent, to $9.42.

  • Mining deaths on rise, 22 in first half of 2014 Monday, 28 Jul 2014 | 6:05 PM ET

    ARLINGTON, Va.— Twenty-two miners were killed in accidents during the first half of 2014, compared to 18 in the first half of 2013 and 19 for the same period in 2012.. The U.S. Department of Labor's Mine Safety and Health Administration on Monday released its mid-year summary of fatal accidents. The report shows eight coal miners died in the first half of the year.

  • Nasdaq stocks posting largest volume increases Monday, 28 Jul 2014 | 6:05 PM ET

    AcelRx Pharmaceuticals Inc.: Approximately 13,503,900 shares changed hands, a 1,723.5 percent increase over its 65- day average volume. The shares fell $4.44 or 41.0 percent to $6.39. Colonial Financial Services Inc.: Approximately 38,100 shares changed hands, a 2,594.7 percent increase over its 65- day average volume.

  • Final Glance: Telecom companies Monday, 28 Jul 2014 | 6:05 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top telecom companies were up at the close of trading:. AT&T Inc. rose$. 11 or. 3 percent, to $35.65. Verizon Communications Inc. rose$. 30 or. 6 percent, to $51.58.

  • Nasdaq stocks posting largest volume decreases Monday, 28 Jul 2014 | 6:05 PM ET

    ASB Bancorp Inc.: Approximately shares changed hands, a 99.2 decrease from its 65- day average volume. American Independence Corp.: Approximately shares changed hands, a 99.5 decrease from its 65- day average volume. Collabrium Japan Acquisition Corp.: Approximately 100 shares changed hands, a 98.7 decrease from its 65- day average volume.

  • Final Glance: Silver companies Monday, 28 Jul 2014 | 6:05 PM ET

    Hecla Mining Co. fell$. 04 or 1.2 percent, to $3.27. Pan American Silver Corp. rose$. 13 or. 9 percent, to $15.13. Silver Standard Resources Inc. rose$. 27 or 2.9 percent, to $9.53.

  • Final Glance: Utilities companies Monday, 28 Jul 2014 | 6:05 PM ET

    American Electric Power Co. rose $1.43 or 2.7 percent, to $54.65. Consolidated Edison Inc. Holding Co. rose$. 72 or 1.3 percent, to $57.70. Dominion Resources Inc. rose $1.02 or 1.5 percent, to $70.88.

  • Final Glance: Medical Devices companies Monday, 28 Jul 2014 | 6:04 PM ET

    Allergan rose$. 09 or. 1 percent, to $170.15. Boston Scientific Corp. fell$. 14 or 1.1 percent, to $12.97. Medtronic fell$. 14 or. 2 percent, to $62.76.

  • Final Glance: Machinery companies Monday, 28 Jul 2014 | 6:04 PM ET

    Caterpillar fell$. 70 or. 7 percent, to $104.15. Deere& Co. fell$. 16 or. 2 percent, to $86.01. Terex fell$. 51 or 1.4 percent, to $36.07.