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    HONG KONG, July 22- Hong Kong's benchmark index jumped to its highest in nearly 7-1/ 2 months on Tuesday, helped by stronger Chinese markets on the mainland and recent fund inflows which pushed up the territory's blue-chip stocks. Tencent Holdings spiked 2.1 percent, partly lifted by peer Baidu's record high close in New York.

  • HONG KONG, July 22- Hong Kong's benchmark index reached its highest level in more than seven months early on Tuesday, leading gains in Asia, as recent fund inflows pushed up the territory's blue-chip stocks. Also pushing up the index were moves by investors to cover their short positions in the absence of negative news from China.

  • July 21- A former president of Qualcomm Inc's global business operations pleaded guilty on Monday to insider trading in shares of the mobile phone chipmaker and a company it bought in 2011, as well as to a related money laundering charge.

  • July 21- Time Warner Inc's board moved to prevent its shareholders from calling special meetings, effectively throwing up a hurdle to any quick move to approve a potential takeover by Rupert Murdoch's Twenty-First Century Fox.

  • NEW YORK, July 21- Argentina asked a U.S. judge on Monday to put on hold an order requiring it to pay bondholders who did not participate in debt restructurings following the country's 2002 default, while it seeks a "global resolution."

  • NEW YORK/ SAN FRANCISCO, July 21- Apple, once a can't-miss stock, is finding it tough to persuade portfolio managers to come back into the fold. Part of the reason for a lack of portfolio manager enthusiasm is that Apple Inc no longer seems to be the hot growth company of old, fund managers say. Apple reports results for its fiscal third quarter on Tuesday, July 22.

  • NEW YORK, July 21- Argentina asked a U.S. judge on Monday to put on hold an order requiring it to pay bondholders who did not participate in debt restructurings following the country's 2002 default, while it seeks a "global resolution."

  • July 21- Time Warner Inc's board moved to prevent its shareholders from calling special meetings, effectively throwing up a hurdle to any quick move to approve a potential takeover by Rupert Murdoch's Twenty-First Century Fox.

  • July 21- A former president of Qualcomm Inc's global business operations pleaded guilty on Monday to insider trading in shares of the mobile phone chipmaker and a company it bought in 2011, as well as to a related money laundering charge. District Judge William Hayes in San Diego, according to the U.S. Department of Justice.

  • Yahoo buying app and analytics company Flurry Monday, 21 Jul 2014 | 5:20 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Yahoo is buying Flurry Inc., a startup that helps other programmers build better mobile applications and craft marketing campaigns for smartphones and tablets.

  • NEW YORK, July 21- Major global stock markets fell and bond prices rallied on Monday as worries over conflicts in the Gaza Strip and Ukraine raised uncertainty for investors and kept them away from riskier assets.

  • July 21- The U.S. commonwealth of Puerto Rico asked a federal court to dismiss as premature a lawsuit filed by U.S. mutual funds that sought to strike down a recently enacted Puerto Rican law that the funds said posed a threat to American investors.

  • NEW YORK/ SAN FRANCISCO, July 21- Apple, once a can't-miss stock, is finding it tough to persuade portfolio managers to come back into the fold. Part of the reason for a lack of portfolio manager enthusiasm is that Apple Inc no longer seems to be the hot growth company of old, fund managers say. Apple reports results for its fiscal third quarter on Tuesday, July 22.

  • WASHINGTON, July 21- The head of a powerful U.S. Senate panel has accused Deutsche Bank AG and Barclays Plc of helping hedge funds avoid taxes, calling for tougher action from the authorities.

  • *Netflix and Chipotle both rise after-hours on results. *Yum Brands, McDonald's shares down on China food safety. NEW YORK, July 21- U.S. stocks slipped on Monday as investors remained cautious about instability in Ukraine and Gaza, though the three major indexes ended well off their lows, a sign that some appetite for riskier assets remained.

  • It once owned a handful of stores in New York City, Seattle and Philadelphia but closed most, including one in Times Square, in 2010.. At the same time Starbucks Corp last week opened its first store in Colombia 43 years after the world's biggest coffee chain began buying beans from the country famous for its premium arabica coffee.

  • *U.S. accuses Russia of complicity in shooting down flight MH17. NEW YORK, July 21- Oil prices rose on Monday as the threat of escalating tension between Russia and the West over the crisis in Ukraine mounted, while August U.S. crude zoomed higher prior to its expiry.

  • Six Flags and Hasbro are big market movers Monday, 21 Jul 2014 | 4:22 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Monday on the New York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq Stock Market:. Six Flags Entertainment Corp., down $1.69 to $39.31. BB&T Corp., down $1.57 to $37.33.

  • Weak earnings, Ukraine tensions weigh on stocks Monday, 21 Jul 2014 | 4:08 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Stocks are closing lower as U.S. companies turn in mixed quarterly results and as investors worry about tensions with Russia over the downed airliner in Ukraine. Hasbro fell 3 percent Monday after the toy maker reported second-quarter earnings and revenue that fell short of analysts' targets.

  • Ackman says he can prove Herbalife is a 'fraud' Monday, 21 Jul 2014 | 3:57 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Hedge fund manager Bill Ackman said he will hold a presentation Tuesday that will prove nutrition company Herbalife is a "fraud." The announcement sent shares of Herbalife down more than 11 percent in trading Monday.