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  • Governor Alejandro Garcia Padilla of Puerto Rico dropped a bombshell on debt holders a week ago by saying he wanted to restructure debt and postpone bond payments. He urged changes to U.S. bankruptcy laws that currently exclude Puerto Rico. Like U.S. states, Puerto Rico cannot file for bankruptcy protection.

  • CRUDE FUTURES EXTEND GAINS IN POST-SETTLEMENT TRADE AFTER API DATA SHOWS U.S.

  • BRUSSELS— Renzi: Greece has until Sunday to make last proposals for full European Union summit.

  • *China slowdown fears have dragged commodities towards 2015 lows. July 7- U.S. stocks ended higher after a choppy session on Tuesday, as a rebound in U.S. oil prices helped offset concerns about a slowdown in China and the Greek debt crisis. "The decline in oil ended," said Stephen Massocca, Chief Investment Officer at Wedbush Equity Management LLC in San Francisco.

  • WASHINGTON— A government regulator says military personnel are still being hassled over their student loans despite the federal laws and programs put in place to protect them. In a report released Tuesday, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau says it has received more than 1,300 complaints from military borrowers since 2012. Most of the problems stem...

  • NEW YORK, July 7- The slump in China's stock markets continued to spill over into U.S. exchanges on Tuesday with a measure of Chinese stocks traded on Wall Street hitting its lowest in 13 months. The sharp decline has prompted unprecedented measures, including a collective pledge over the weekend by China's top brokerages and fund managers to invest at least 120...

  • SAN FRANCISCO, July 7- Facebook Inc announced plans on Tuesday to build a new data center in Fort Worth, Texas, its fourth in the United States and fifth overall. The center will also be powered entirely by renewable energy, Tom Furlong, Facebook's vice president of infrastructure, wrote in a blog post. Facebook opened its first data center in Prineville, Oregon, in...

  • ORLANDO, Fla. _ API Technologies Corp. on Tuesday reported a loss of $4.3 million in its fiscal second quarter. On a per-share basis, the Orlando, Florida- based company said it had a loss of 8 cents. Keywords: API Technologies, Earnings Report.

  • COPPELL, Texas _ The Container Store Group Inc. on Tuesday reported a loss of $5.2 million in its fiscal first quarter. Container Store expects full-year earnings to be 30 cents to 38 cents per share, with revenue in the range of $800 million to $815 million. Container Store shares have decreased slightly more than 8 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • July 7- CVS Health Corp said it was withdrawing its membership from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce after media reports that the trade group was lobbying globally against anti-smoking laws. The No. 2 U.S. drugstore chain said it was "surprised" to read recent reports on the chamber's position on tobacco products outside the United States. The New York Times reported...

  • *Palladium, platinum at multi-year lows. NEW YORK/ LONDON, July 7- Gold fell to a near four-month low on Tuesday, while silver sank nearly 7 percent and platinum dropped to a 2009 low, as the dollar rallied ahead of an emergency euro zone summit on Greece with the country's banks rapidly running out of cash. Gold, usually seen as an alternative investment in times of...

  • NEW YORK, July 7- U.S. stocks ended a volatile session higher on Tuesday, with the S&P 500 recovering from a drop of more than 1 percent as energy shares gained alongside an afternoon rebound in crude oil prices.

  • *China slowdown fears drag commodities towards 2015 lows. July 7- U.S. stocks reversed early losses and moved higher in choppy trade on Tuesday, as a rebound in U.S. oil prices offset concerns of a slowdown in China and the Greek debt crisis. Oil markets have been keeping a close eye on negotiations between Iran and six major powers over a nuclear deal.

  • CRUDE FUTURES UP MORE THAN 1 PCT IN POST-SETTLEMENT TRADE, AHEAD OF WEEKLY U.S.

  • NEW YORK— A group advocating for fair housing practices has sued New York City, saying it promotes segregation by favoring whites for affordable housing in Manhattan neighborhoods that are predominantly white. The Anti-Discrimination Center filed the lawsuit Tuesday in federal court on behalf of three black plaintiffs. The lawsuit says it's challenging a...

  • LONDON/ ATHENS, July 7- Greek banks could start to run out of cash over the next two days if creditors do not agree to a new aid deal, two sources familiar with the country's financial system said on Tuesday. With withdrawals from cash machines rationed to a maximum of 60 euros a day and the banks shut since last week, supplies of banknotes have been dwindling fast.

  • TURIN, Italy, July 7- Carmaker Fiat Chrysler Automobiles and tractor manufacturer CNH Industrial signed a four-year labour deal for workers in Italy on Tuesday, in a sign of improving relations with unions. The scheme was first introduced at FCA's carmaking operations earlier this year and has now been extended to other parts of the firm in Italy, including its...

  • FORT WORTH, Texas— Facebook is building a massive data center in Texas to provide more computing capacity for the online social network's 1.4 billion users to share tidbits of their lives with friends and family. It will be Facebook's fourth data center in the U.S., joining others in Oregon, Iowa and North Carolina. Rival Google Inc. recently picked Alabama to be...

  • July 7- Royal Dutch Shell Plc's icebreaker vessel Fennica returned to the Dutch Harbor in Alaska with a small breech in the hull, raising concerns about the company's plan to resume drilling in the Arctic later this month. Shell said in June it plans to restart drilling for oil in the Arctic off Alaska as early as the third week of July after a conditional approval...

  • BRUSSELS, July 7- Euro zone leaders could hold a further emergency summit on Sunday to approve a plan to aid Greece if creditor institutions are satisfied with a Greek loan application and reform commitments, two senior EU sources said. The sources set out a tentative timetable that could offer a breakthrough to keep Greece afloat and in the euro zone, provided it...