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CHICAGO— Fast food workers say they're prepared to escalate their campaign for higher wages and union representation, starting with a national convention in suburban Chicago where more than 1,000 workers are expected to discuss the future of the effort that has spread to dozens of cities in less than two years.
July 25- U.S. companies are reporting sluggish financial results in Latin America, showing the risks they face in relying on Brazil and other emerging markets in the region for growth. Several companies reported tepid performance in Brazil, the biggest economy in Latin America, where some economists fear the country is on the verge of a recession.
WILMINGTON, Del., July 24- Nortel Networks Inc, the U.S. unit of defunct Canadian telecom company Nortel Networks Corp, has agreed to pay up to about $1 billion in interest that has accrued on the $3.9 billion it owes to its U.S. bondholders, a court filing showed.
NEW YORK, July 24- Less than a week before Argentina could default on its sovereign bonds, the government and holdout creditors have yet to meet face-to-face despite an urgent plea from the U.S. court-appointed mediator on Thursday that they start direct talks.
July 24- A Chicago federal judge has refused to overturn the conviction of Eric Bloom, the former chief executive of money management firm Sentinel Management Group Inc, for defrauding customers out of more than $500 million. District Judge Ronald Guzmán said the jury "clearly" had enough evidence to find that Bloom intended to cheat customers.
NEW YORK, July 24- A U.S. judge on Thursday expressed concern over a proposed $450 million settlement of claims Apple Inc conspired with five publishers to fix e-book prices, saying its provisions could drastically reduce money paid to consumers depending on appeals.
July 24- Pandora Media Inc forecast current quarter adjusted profit below analysts' estimates as it plans to plow money back into the business. Pandora forecast adjusted profit of 5- 8 cents per share on revenue of $235- $240 million for the third quarter ending September.
NEW YORK— Shares of some top drug benefits companies were up at the close of trading:. CVSCaremark rose$. 76 or 1.0 percent, to $78.89. Express Scripts Holding Co. rose$. 50 or. 8 percent, to $66.52.
General Electric Co. rose$. 03 or. 1 percent, to $25.94. Snap-On rose$. 23 or. 2 percent, to $123.53. Whirlpool Corp. rose $1.67 or 1.1 percent, to $146.91.
Colgate-Palmolive Co. fell$. 06 or. 1 percent, to $68.11. Kimberly-Clark Corp. fell$. 01 or percent, to $109.49. Procter& Gamble Co. rose$. 27 or. 3 percent, to $80.26.
Becton, Dickinson& Co. fell$. 12 or. 1 percent, to $118.49. Covidien fell$. 19 or. 2 percent, to $89.10. PerkinElmer rose$. 07 or. 1 percent, to $47.72.
Canadian National Railway Co. fell$. 92 or 1.3 percent, to $68.17. Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd. fell $2.76 or 1.4 percent, to $195.75. Kansas City Southern fell$. 05 or percent, to $115.66.
Fluor fell$. 36 or. 5 percent, to $77.43. Foster Wheeler fell$. 35 or 1.0 percent, to $33.62. Quanta Services Inc. fell$. 37 or 1.0 percent, to $34.97.
Autozone Inc. rose $7.10 or 1.4 percent, to $514.82. Bed Bath& Beyond Inc. rose$. 31 or. 5 percent, to $62.11. Best Buy rose$. 55 or 1.8 percent, to $31.45.
Coca-Cola Co. rose$. 16 or. 4 percent, to $40.97. Dr Pepper Snapple rose $2.54 or 4.3 percent, to $60.98. Molson Coors Brewing Co. rose$. 44 or. 6 percent, to $73.01.
Kohl's Corp. rose$. 28 or. 5 percent, to $52.10. Macy's Inc. rose$. 44 or. 8 percent, to $57.92. Nordstrom rose $1.00 or 1.5 percent, to $68.76.
Ford Motor Co. rose$. 06 or. 3 percent, to $17.84. General Motors Co. fell $1.67 or 4.5 percent, to $35.74. Honda Motor Co. fell$. 02 or. 1 percent, to $35.13.
NEW YORK— Shares of some top telecom companies were mixed at the close of trading:. AT&T Inc. fell$. 38 or 1.1 percent, to $35.50. Verizon Communications Inc. rose$. 14 or. 3 percent, to $51.05.
Caterpillar fell $3.34 or 3.1 percent, to $105.04. Deere& Co. fell$. 47 or. 5 percent, to $86.98. Terex fell $3.06 or 7.6 percent, to $37.42.
Delta Air fell $1.08 or 2.8 percent, to $38.07. JetBlue Airways Corp. fell$. 22 or 2.0 percent, to $11.06. United Continental Holdings Inc. fell $1.08 or 2.3 percent, to $44.92.