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  • SAN FRANCISCO, July 6- Facebook Inc's Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg is taking a seat on the board of SurveyMonkey, the online polling company that was run by her late husband, Dave Goldberg. also appointed to its board David Ebersman, the chief executive officer of behavioral health company Lyra Health and the former chief financial officer of...

  • SAN FRANCISCO, July 6- Tumbling markets and economic uncertainty in China pose a risk to major chipmakers such as Qualcomm Inc that derive a big portion of their sales from the world's second-largest economy. Consumer electronics giant Apple Inc could also be vulnerable- 17 percent of the company's overall revenue last fiscal year came from China, and in the...

  • SAN FRANCISCO, July 6- Reddit Chief Executive Ellen Pao on Monday issued an apology to users of the popular social news platform over the way the company handled the dismissal of a well-liked employee last week, a move that drew widespread outrage from users. The site's former Director of Talent, Victoria Taylor, was dismissed from the company on Thursday,...

  • SYDNEY- Reserve Bank of Australia holds interest rate meeting- 0430 GMT. PARIS- Bank of France Governor Christian Noyer is due to speak about EU capital markets union at a financial sector conference- 0700 GMT. FRANKFURT- German's Bundesbank Board member Joachim Nagel to speak on "Asset Management of Public Pension Funds"- 1400 GMT.

  • NEW YORK— One of the last of the classic Hollywood showmen, Jerry Weintraub built his show business empire on a Rolodex and chutzpah. The Brooklyn- born son of a Bronx jeweler, Weintraub rose from the mailroom of a talent agency to become a top concert promoter before shifting into a decades-long career as a top Hollywood producer. Along the way, Weintraub worked...

  • July 6- U.S. chipmaker Advanced Micro Devices Inc lowered its revenue estimate for the second quarter, below analysts' average expectation, saying the demand for personal computers was weaker-than-expected. AMD's shares fell as much as 15 percent to $2.10 in extended trading, after the company also cut its adjusted gross margin forecast for the quarter ended...

  • 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.

  • 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...

  • 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.

  • MONTEREY, Calif.— Authorities say 14 dogs died in a fire at a Central California boarding facility that cares for pets while their owners are away on vacation. Inspector Mike Ventimiglia of the Monterey Fire Department said Monday that it appears the dogs died of smoke inhalation. He says a cause for the Sunday afternoon blaze at Home Away from Home pet spa remains...

  • NEW YORK— American Apparel will begin shuttering underperforming stores and trimming its work force as it deals with falling sales and a slew of legal actions taken against it by ousted company founder Dov Charney. American Apparel Inc. also plans to revamp its fall clothing line, but warned of an extraordinarily competitive landscape in which rivals are...

  • July 6- In the midst of moving from Atlanta to St. Louis last year, Thomas Nitzsche discovered his parked rental car had been hit by another car, causing $791 in damage. To keep costs low, he had rejected the "collision damage waiver" insurance offered by the rental car company, which can run as much as $45 a day and can include a deductible. It took three months or so for the...

  • "I think it's horrible," says 85- year-old Eileen Finlay, the widow of a former village police chief, after seeing a seven-bedroom, six-bathroom home built adjacent to her modest ranch on a narrow, tree-lined street in Southampton. The village of East Hampton enacted new zoning laws last month aimed at restricting the size of new homes in certain neighborhoods;...

  • LOS ANGELES, July 5- "Inside Out" delivered the firepower at the five-day holiday weekend box office as it finished in first ahead of " Jurassic World" and new entries "Terminator: Genisys" and "Magic Mike XXL." Universal's fourth weekend of " Jurassic World" remained a solid draw, three weeks after its record-setting opening. For the three days covering Friday through...

  • Anticipated new releases "Magic Mike XXL" and "Terminator Genisys" fizzled, leaving the popular holdovers " Jurassic World" and "Inside Out" to top the holiday weekend. Despite the brawny enticements of Channing Tatum and Arnold Schwarzenegger, the four-week rule of Universal's dinosaur sensation " Jurassic World" continued with an estimated $30.9 million,...

  • LOS ANGELES, July 5- "Inside Out" delivered the firepower at the five-day holiday weekend box office as it finished in first ahead of " Jurassic World" and new entries "Terminator: Genisys" and "Magic Mike XXL." Universal's fourth weekend of " Jurassic World" remained a solid draw, three weeks after its record-setting opening. For the three days covering Friday through...

  • WASHINGTON— After July Fourth fireworks and parades, members of Congress return to work Tuesday facing a daunting summer workload and a pending deadline to fund the government or risk a shutdown in the fall. Republicans are eager to avoid another Capitol Hill mess as they struggle to hang onto control of Congress and try to take back the White House next year.

  • FOLSOM, Calif.— A falling staircase that killed a tenant at a Northern California apartment building was due to be repaired after another set of steps collapsed a year ago, the Sacramento Bee reported. Permit applications were filed in recent months for landing repairs at The Legends at Willow Creek, and at least one staircase was propped up with temporary wooden...

  • Texas wants its gold back inside the state's borders Saturday, 4 Jul 2015 | 10:29 AM ET

    Texas has decided to start keeping its gold holdings within in its own borders. Texas is the only state that owns an actual stockpile of gold, according to public sector and financial industry experts— not just gold futures or investment positions, but approximately 5,600 gold bars worth around $650 million. But for the Texas comptroller's office, which has to...