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  • BERLIN, July 5- German Chancellor Angela Merkel will travel to Paris on Monday afternoon to discuss the result of the Greek referendum with French President Francois Hollande, a German government spokesman said on Sunday.

  • *Referendum set to decide Greece's future in euro. ATHENS, July 5- Opinion polls released after Greece's bailout referendum on Sunday showed the' No' vote ahead, suggesting voters had defied warnings from across Europe that rejection of the creditors' terms would set their country on a path out of the euro. Athens' partners have warned over the past week that a' No' vote...

  • *Once-biggest exporter to Iran overtaken by China, Korea. FRANKFURT/ BERLIN, July 5- Martin Herrenknecht, founder of a company in southern Germany that is a world leader in tunnel-boring equipment, has been carefully preparing for the day when Iran reopens for business. It has maintained an office there, anticipating a day when Iran reaches a nuclear deal with...

  • LOS ANGELES, July 5- "Inside Out" delivered the firepower at the five-day holiday weekend box office as it finished in first ahead of " Jurassic World" and new entries "Terminator: Genisys" and "Magic Mike XXL." Universal's fourth weekend of " Jurassic World" remained a solid draw, three weeks after its record-setting opening. For the three days covering Friday through...

  • BOSTON— The casino gambling industry is off and running with the recent opening of the Plainridge Park Casino in southeastern Massachusetts. Gambling revenues from the Plainville slots parlor are flowing daily into the state coffers, though the Massachusetts Gaming Commission cautions it's too early to say whether revenues will meet projections.

  • BRUSSELS— CORRECTS: European Council president says he's called a summit Tuesday to discuss Greece.

  • Anticipated new releases "Magic Mike XXL" and "Terminator Genisys" fizzled, leaving the popular holdovers " Jurassic World" and "Inside Out" to top the holiday weekend. Despite the brawny enticements of Channing Tatum and Arnold Schwarzenegger, the four-week rule of Universal's dinosaur sensation " Jurassic World" continued with an estimated $30.9 million,...

  • LOS ANGELES, July 5- "Inside Out" delivered the firepower at the five-day holiday weekend box office as it finished in first ahead of " Jurassic World" and new entries "Terminator: Genisys" and "Magic Mike XXL." Universal's fourth weekend of " Jurassic World" remained a solid draw, three weeks after its record-setting opening. For the three days covering Friday through...

  • DAR ES SALAAM, July 5- Tanzania's parliament on Sunday approved a legal and regulatory framework for developing its nascent hydrocarbons industry, after days of contentious debate. East Africa has become a new oil and gas frontier after a string of discoveries that producers hope to exploit to supply energy-hungry Asian markets. Lawmakers are expected to...

  • FRANKFURT, July 5- Berlin is wooing private investors including Macquarie and JP Morgan to take a stake in its much-delayed new international airport, German newspaper Bild wrote on Sunday. He said the company was in a "pre-notification phase" with the European Commission, in which it has to demonstrate the potential return on investment for any private...

  • DHAKA, July 5- The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development has upgraded its rating for Bangladesh, in a move that should make it easier for local entrepreneurs and banks to secure credit, the country's central bank governor said on Sunday. The upgrade puts Bangladesh on a higher rating than neighboring countries such as Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Nepal,...

  • HOUSTON— A Texas man used social media to promote his gun store, posting politically charged messages that criticized the president and promoted Second Amendment rights. But after losing ownership of his suburban Houston store in bankruptcy, Jeremy Alcede spent nearly seven weeks in jail for refusing a federal judge's order to share with the new owner the...

  • BEIJING/ SHANGHAI, July 5- China's stock markets face a make-or-break week after officials rolled out an unprecedented series of steps at the weekend to prevent a full-blown stock market crash that would threaten the world's second-largest economy. In an extraordinary weekend of policy moves, brokerages and fund managers vowed to buy massive amounts of...

  • NEW YORK— Pete Meegan had every intention of going back to college, but then he got a summer job in the Chicago trading pits and fell in love with the "roar" of the floor, the excitement of "4,000 people yelling,' Buy! ' "and decided no more classroom for him. On Monday, most futures pits in Chicago and New York, where frenzied buying and selling once helped set prices on cattle...

  • JERUSALEM— Israel is welcoming the Greek foreign minister for a three-day visit as his country faces a financial crisis at home, with Greeks voting on a referendum about their country's future. Emmanuel Nahshon, Israel's Foreign Ministry spokesman, said Sunday that the visit from Greek Foreign Minister Nikolaos Kotzias would have an "economic emphasis" but...

  • ATHENS, July 5- Greeks voted on Sunday in a referendum that could determine their future in Europe's common currency, with banks shuttered, the treasury empty and a population desperate, angry and so deeply split that the outcome was too close to call. His European partners, however, say rejection would set Greece on a path out of the euro, with potentially...

  • Its largest utility, Green Mountain Power, gets 9 percent of its mix from Seabrook, company spokeswoman Kristin Carlson said. But Vermont takes about a third of its power from the huge dams on the rivers of northern Quebec. All of it raises a question: Is greener-than-thou Vermont just exporting its energy problems?

  • The plan, which still needs Greek parliamentary approval and a final accord with Switzerland, is to levy a flat 21 percent tax on such assets to make them legitimate, raising millions that the government in Athens desperately needs, the Sunday paper said, citing unidentified sources. The amount should become clear by 2018, when Switzerland is supposed to begin...

  • BERLIN, July 5- Bundesbank chief Jens Weidmann has warned Angela Merkel's cabinet that a Greek exit from the euro zone would rip billions of euros out of the German budget, German business daily Handelsblatt reported on Sunday, citing government sources. The paper said that Weidmann had warned that the costs of a Grexit would hit Bundesbank profits, which flow...

  • A series of contests at Dartmouth College is about to find out. Dartmouth is seeking artificial intelligence algorithms that create "human-quality" short stories, sonnets and dance music sets that will be pitted against human-produced literature, poetry and music selections. That's the question, "said Dan Rockmore, director of the Neukom Institute for...