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  • NEW YORK, June 30- The euro was broadly lower on Tuesday as investors braced for the near certainty that Greece will default on a repayment to the International Monetary Fund, while short-covering and uncertainty ahead of a key referendum capped losses. While Greece was set to default on a 1.6 billion euro loan from the IMF, traders who had bet against or "shorted"...

  • NEW YORK, June 30- A divided federal appeals court on Tuesday said Apple Inc orchestrated a conspiracy with five publishers to increase e-book prices, in a victory for the U.S. Justice Department. By a 2-1 vote, the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals agreed with a lower court judge that the conspiracy violated federal antitrust law, and that the judge acted properly in...

  • *Signs emerge on potential Greece debt deal before referendum. U.S. benchmark yields bounced up from one-week lows set during Monday's rally due to a weekend breakdown in talks between Athens and international lenders ahead of Tuesday's deadline for Greece to repay the International Monetary Fund $1.77 billion. The Treasuries market seems to be trading on...

  • NEW YORK— Apple violated antitrust laws by colluding with publishers to raise electronic book prices when it entered a market in 2010 that had been dominated by Amazon.com, a federal appeals court said Tuesday. The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Manhattan ruled 2- to-1 that a lower court judge was right to find Apple Inc. violated the laws to upset...

  • NEW YORK, June 30- A divided federal appeals court on Tuesday said Apple Inc orchestrated a conspiracy with five publishers to increase e-book prices. By a 2-1 vote, the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals agreed with a lower court judge that the conspiracy violated federal antitrust law, and that the judge acted properly in imposing an injunction to prevent a...

  • NEW YORK— Cisco said Tuesday that it plans to buy privately-held OpenDNS for $635 million to boost its network security business. "Together, we will help customers protect their extended network wherever the user is and regardless of the device," said Hilton Romanski, Cisco's chief technology and strategy officer in a statement. Shares of Cisco Systems Inc.,...

  • NEW YORK, June 30- Pink Legos not being quite enough, a slew of start-ups, many of them founded by women, are attempting to motivate girls into lucrative and satisfying careers in the traditionally male-dominated areas of science, technology, engineering and math. But while girls string together HTML instructions and tinker with circuits, are they learning the...

  • NEW YORK, June 30- U.S. single-family home prices rose in April from a year earlier but at a slower pace than forecast, a closely watched survey said on Tuesday. Denver and San Francisco posted the strongest year-over-year gains, with prices in Denver up 10.3 percent and prices in San Francisco rising 10 percent. "Home prices continue to rise across the country, but...

  • Toronto- based Sun Life did not disclose the value of the deal. Sun Life followed that up last month with the C $560 million acquisition of North American real estate investment manager Bentall Kennedy Group. Prime Advisors, which had about $13 billion in assets under management as of May 31, will operate as a standalone unit of Sun Life Investment Management, Sun...

  • June 30- Wall Street was set to open higher on Tuesday, a day after the Dow and the S&P 500 registered their worst session since October, as investors hoped Greece would strike a last-minute deal to avoid an exit from the euro zone. Greece is hours away from defaulting on a 1.6 billion euro repayment to the International Monetary Fund. U.S. corporations have limited...

  • NEW YORK— Investment firm Blackstone is selling the security services company AlliedBarton to French investment firm Wendel SE for about $1.67 billion. AlliedBarton, based in Philadelphia, has more than 3,300 customers and more than 60,000 workers. The Blackstone Group LP is based in New York.

  • June 30- ConAgra Foods Inc, the maker of Slim Jim beef jerky and Chef Boyardee pasta, said it would exit its struggling private label foods business after the unit failed to post an increase in sales for the fifth straight quarter. "It has become clear that the time and energy the company is devoting to the Private Brands turnaround represent a suboptimal use of our...

  • MOREAU, N.Y.— For sale: A 325- acre New York property containing more than 100 structures atop a mountain offering spectacular views. The state closed the medium-security Mount McGregor Correctional Facility last summer as part of a plan to shut down four prisons because of declining inmate populations. It's located in the Saratoga County town of Moreau, just...

  • June 30- Amazon.com Inc launched its one-hour order delivery service, Prime Now, for some areas of London on Tuesday, about six months after introducing the service in the United States. Amazon Prime members can have orders worth 20 pounds or more delivered in one hour for a fee of 6.99 pounds, the company said on its UK website on Tuesday. Amazon launched Prime Now in...

  • June 30- ConAgra Foods Inc, the maker of Slim Jim beef jerky and Chef Boyardee pasta, said it would exit its struggling private label foods business and reported a 3.7 percent rise in quarterly sales. Net profit attributable to ConAgra was $209.2 million, or 48 cents a share, in the fourth quarter ended May 31. ConAgra lost $324.2 million, or 77 cents a share a year...

  • NEW YORK— ConAgra Foods Inc. plans to sell its faltering business that makes store-brand packaged food just two years after spending $5 billion to beef it up by buying the private-label foodmaker Ralcorp. The company's shares rose $1.37, or 3.2 percent, to $44.80 in premarket trading. During the fourth quarter, the Omaha, Nebraska- based company reported profit...

  • SINGAPORE/ LONDON, July 1- A decade after China kicked off a series of gold market reforms, plans to establish a yuan price fix mark one of Beijing's biggest step so far to capitalise on the country's position as the world's top producer and a leading consumer. While no immediate threat to the gold pricing dominance of London and New York, the benchmark could...

  • NEW YORK— The era of free checked suitcases on JetBlue has come to an end. Now it will charge up to $25 for checked luggage. JetBlue Airways had announced the change in November but didn't detail how it would be implemented until Tuesday.

  • June 30- JetBlue Airways Corp on Tuesday began charging its lowest-fare customers for checked bags, an anticipated move that leaves Southwest Airlines Co as the only U.S. carrier to let all travelers check a bag for free. JetBlue announced in November that it would roll out bag fees by this summer, estimating it would earn some $65 million in 2015 and more than $200...

  • Edward H. McCrahon collection of WWI posters was scheduled to start Tuesday at Guernsey's in Manhattan. The Brooklyn- born McCrahon joined the French army in 1915, a year after the war started and two years before the U.S. joined the fight against Germany. The items include four of the iconic "I Want You" U.S. Army recruitment posters featuring a pointing Uncle Sam.