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  • NEW YORK— Jerry Weintraub, the dynamic producer and manager who pushed the career of John Denver and produced such hit movies as "Nashville" and "Ocean's Eleven," has died. Weintraub rose from talent agency mail room employee to top concert promoter— working with the likes of Elvis Presley and Frank Sinatra— and shaping Denver's career before tackling the movie...

  • NEW YORK— A New York state judge on Monday overturned the conviction of a former Goldman Sachs programmer for stealing confidential computer code— three years after a federal appeals court overturned his conviction on similar charges. State Supreme Court Justice Daniel Conviser said in his ruling prosecutors didn't prove as required by state law that...

  • CHICAGO, July 6- CME Group Inc rang the closing bell on open-outcry futures markets on Monday after a few dozen Chicago traders donned their multicolored jackets to buy and sell soybean and Eurodollar futures the old-fashioned way one last time. The world's largest futures exchange operator ended most of its open-outcry futures operations in Chicago and New...

  • NEW YORK/ LONDON, July 6- Commodities prices dropped to their lowest in nearly three months on Monday, dragged lower by a fresh rout in oil and copper as Greece's rejection of debt bailout terms and China's stock market woes unleashed a fresh round of selling. Greece's deepening economic crisis is unlikely to hurt global fuel demand on a major scale, but nervous oil...

  • *Platinum falls to lowest since 2009. NEW YORK/ LONDON, July 6- Gold eked out small gains on Monday in a rare spurt of safe-haven buying after Greek voters rejected terms of a bailout package, deepening the country's economic woes, and offsetting pressure from a rising U.S. dollar. "It seems likely there were some concerns that the rhetoric from that joint...

  • CHICAGO, July 6- CME Group Inc ended open-outcry trading in most of its futures markets as planned on Monday as the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission chose not to extend a review of the closures, according to the agency. A small group of Chicago traders and brokers last month asked the CFTC to open a 90- day review of the planned closure of the pits.

  • WASHINGTON, July 6- The largest Wall Street banks on Monday published detailed manuals of how to shut down their business during a crisis without the help of taxpayer money, a crucial step to prevent being broken up by regulators. "Our would effectively resolve the firm within a reasonable timeframe, without systemic disruption, without extraordinary...

  • Aetna falls after Humana deal. Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras promised German Chancellor Angela Merkel that Greece would bring a proposal for a cash-for-reforms deal to an emergency summit of euro zone leaders on Tuesday, a Greek official said. Though Greece is causing a lot of uncertainty, a deal should get done to keep them in the Euro Zone, according to...

  • July 6- Warren Buffett on Monday donated about $2.84 billion of Berkshire Hathaway Inc stock to the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and four family charities, as part of the billionaire's plan to give away nearly all of his wealth. The Gates Foundation, which focuses on improving education and health and reducing poverty, received about 15.76 million shares,...

  • NEW YORK, July 6- Oil prices suffered their biggest selloff in five months on Monday, falling as much as 8 percent as Greece's rejection of debt bailout terms and China's stock market woes set off a deepening spiral of losses. Adding to the pressure on oil, Iran and global powers were trying to meet a July 7 deadline on a nuclear deal, which could bring more supply to the...

  • Less than four years after beating a separate federal case, Sergey Aleynikov convinced a state judge to overturn a jury verdict in May. Manhattan Supreme Court Justice Daniel Conviser wrote in his 72- page opinion that, while Aleynikov "doubtless acted wrongly" by copying code from Goldman's servers before he left the investment bank to join a Chicago trading...

  • NEW YORK/ LONDON, July 6- Gold turned higher on Monday as France and Germany told Greece the door was open to negotiations after Greek voters had rejected the terms of a bailout package. Leaders of France and Germany told Greece's government the door for negotiations with creditors remained open but urged it to make credible proposals at a euro zone summit to...

  • 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.

  • NEW YORK— Starbucks is raising prices again starting Tuesday, with the increases ranging from 5 to 20 cents for most affected drinks, the company said. A small and large brewed coffee will each go up by 10 cents in most areas of the country, Starbucks says. A representative for Starbucks, Lisa Passe, said the price increases are expected to impact less than 20 percent...

  • NEW YORK— Dollar Tree has completed its $8.5 billion acquisition of rival discount chain Family Dollar after a year-long struggle that drew in antitrust regulators and rival bids. Dollar Tree now has about 13,000 stores in 48 U.S. states and Canada, making it the largest chain dollar store chain with annual revenue of around $19 billion. Shares of Dollar Tree,...

  • NEW YORK— In the first day of trading since Aetna announced a deal buy Humana last week, stocks of health care insurers were mixed Monday. Aetna offered about $35 billion to buy rival Humana on Friday, a day when U.S. stock markets were closed in observance of Independence Day. Also last week, Medicaid coverage provider Centene said it would spend $6.3 billion to buy...

  • NEW YORK— Seritage Growth Properties, the real estate spinoff of Sears Holdings Corp., made its debut Monday on the New York Stock Exchange and estimated that it had raised about $1.6 billion from the offering. Sears, which is dealing with slumping retail sales, formed the real estate investment trust to extract more revenue from its properties.

  • NEW YORK, July 6- Oil prices tumbled their most in three months on Monday, with U.S. crude falling 6 percent, after Greece's rejection of debt bailout terms and China's rolling out of emergency measures to support its stock markets shook global markets. Adding to the pressure on oil, Iran and global powers were trying to meet a July 7 deadline on a nuclear deal, which...