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  • July 29- Edwards Lifesciences Corp posted stronger second-quarter earnings on Tuesday, propelled by a gain from a legal settlement and higher sales of heart valves that are implanted using a less-invasive procedure than traditional open-heart surgery.

  • SHANGHAI/ HONG KONG, July 30- When inspectors visited Shanghai Husi Food Co Ltd earlier this summer, the production line at the plant now at the centre of an international food scandal appeared in good order, with fresh meat being handled by properly-attired workers and supervisors keeping a watchful eye over the process.

  • July 29- Edwards Lifesciences Corp posted stronger second-quarter earnings on Tuesday, propelled by a gain from a legal settlement and higher sales of heart valves that are implanted using a less-invasive procedure than traditional open-heart surgery.

  • NEW YORK, July 29- Institutional investors, like endowments and sovereign wealth funds, are trading some of their stock futures contracts for exchange-traded funds, an action they say saves them money and effort while providing comparable returns.

  • WASHINGTON, July 29- The U.S. Department of Agriculture has proposed a change in regulations that would relax restrictions on pork imports from certain areas of Mexico, potentially allowing for increased U.S. imports at a time of a supply shortage.

  • WASHINGTON, July 29- The U.S. Department of Agriculture has proposed a change in regulations that would relax restrictions on pork imports from certain areas of Mexico, potentially allowing for larger U.S. imports.

  • Grain lower, beef mixed and pork lower Tuesday, 29 Jul 2014 | 11:00 AM ET

    CHICAGO— Grain futures were lower Tuesday on the Chicago Board of Trade. Wheat for Sept delivery was 14.75 cents lower at $5.20 a bushel; Sept corn was 6.25 cents lower at 3.6150 a bushel; Dec oats were 4.25 cents lower at $3.3325 a bushel; while Nov soybeans declined 12.75 cents to $10.95 a bushel.

  • 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.

  • Merck 2Q profit more than doubles Tuesday, 29 Jul 2014 | 7:28 AM ET

    The maker of popular Type 2 diabetes pill Januvia said Tuesday that net income increased to $2 billion, or 68 cents per share, from $906 million, or 30 cents per share, in the same quarter a year earlier.

  • WASHINGTON, July 28- One of the biggest hold-out creditors in Detroit's bankruptcy will argue next month for a dismissal of the historic case to lead to more equitable treatment of all the city's creditors, according to a report obtained by Reuters on Monday.

  • *Demand weak in Europe and Asia; supplies ample. *U.S., EU prepare more sanctions on Russia over Ukraine. NEW YORK, July 28- Brent crude oil slipped on Monday as forecasts for ample supplies in the Atlantic basin and weak demand in Europe and Asia mitigated fears of escalating tension in Ukraine and the Middle East.

  • Fashion industry, retailers and the gender binary Monday, 28 Jul 2014 | 12:40 PM ET

    NEW YORK— As a transgender woman who began her transition about a year ago, Kylie Jack is still figuring out her fashion style, but she wanted one thing right away: well-fitting bras. Friends recommended Petticoat Fair in Austin, Texas, where she lives.

  • Walker says he would back anti-outsourcing rules Monday, 28 Jul 2014 | 10:26 AM ET

    Walker has made outsourcing an issue in the governor's race by criticizing Democratic gubernatorial challenger Mary Burke for profiting from outsourcing done by her family's company, Trek Bicycle Corp. But the Republican governor has received campaign donations from multiple companies that outsourced jobs, according to campaign finance reports.

  • Beijing, Chicago architects to design Lucas Museum Monday, 28 Jul 2014 | 10:02 AM ET

    CHICAGO— Architects from Beijing and Chicago will design George Lucas' new museum to be built along Chicago's lakefront.

  • Virus drugmaker fights pediatricians' new advice Monday, 28 Jul 2014 | 12:01 AM ET

    CHICAGO— A costly drug given mostly to premature babies is at the center of a clash between the manufacturer and the nation's leading pediatrician's group, which recommends scaling back use of the medicine.

  • Fast food workers vow civil disobedience Saturday, 26 Jul 2014 | 4:46 AM ET

    VILLA PARK, Ill.— Comparing their campaign to the civil rights movement, fast food workers from across the country voted Saturday to escalate their efforts for $15- an-hour pay and union membership by using nonviolent civil disobedience. "People are just fed up," said Cindy Enriquez, 20, of Phoenix.

  • US regulators close small bank in Illinois Friday, 25 Jul 2014 | 7:26 PM ET

    The bank, which operated three branches, had about $72.9 million in assets and $71 million in deposits as of March 31. The FDIC said that Providence Bank also agreed to buy roughly $67.7 million of GreenChoice Bank's assets. The FDIC has said 2010 likely was the high-water mark for bank failures from the recession.

  • Business Highlights Friday, 25 Jul 2014 | 6:15 PM ET

    A war breaks out between Israel and Hamas. An airliner is shot out of the sky in Ukraine. That helped the market overcome its latest dip, on July 17th, when a passenger jet was shot down in eastern Ukraine and Israel invaded the Gaza Strip, raising investor worries that conflicts around the world could escalate and destabilize financial markets.

  • Tyson outbid Pilgrim's Pride Corp with its $63 per share offer for Hillshire, valuing the Jimmy Dean sausages maker at $8.55 billion. The Cherokee plant will close on Sep. 27, while the Buffalo and Santa Teresa plants are expected to stop operating in the first half of 2015, the company said.

  • July 25- Detroit released a revised debt adjustment plan on Friday that details the role of a post-bankruptcy monitor and sets up a reserve fund to possibly enhance recoveries for certain creditors.