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  • MADISON, Wis. _ Exact Sciences Corp. on Tuesday reported a loss of $44.8 million in its second quarter. Exact Sciences expects full-year revenue in the range of $90 million to $100 million. Exact Sciences shares have risen 35 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • The average estimate of seven analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 82 cents per share. B/E Aerospace expects full-year earnings to be $3.25 per share. B/E Aerospace shares have increased 7.5 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • Secretary of State John Kerry said on Tuesday he hoped to announce in early August details of a U.S. plan for closer military cooperation and intelligence sharing with Russia on Syria. Kerry has defended the proposal despite deep skepticism among top American military and intelligence officials, including Secretary of Defense Ash Carter and chairman of the...

  • ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates— The United Arab Emirates might not seem like an obvious spot to begin and end a globe-spanning flight promoting renewable energy. One way is by backing the Solar Impulse 2 solar plane, which ended its groundbreaking round-the-world flight on Tuesday in Abu Dhabi and counts Emirati renewable-energy company Masdar among its...

  • SAN FRANCISCO— A $15 billion settlement over Volkswagen's diesel emissions cheating scandal faced a critical test, as a federal judge decided whether to grant it preliminary approval. U.S. District Court Judge Charles Breyer was scheduled to consider the settlement during a hearing on Tuesday and appeared inclined to approve it. The carmaker would spend up...

  • RANDOM LAKE, Wis.— Cone heads, zombies, beards, bananas— they are some of the creative beer tap handles that have become a big business as the number of craft breweries has skyrocketed. There were 2,033 craft breweries in 2011 compared to 4,144 last year, according to the Brewers Association. It behooves breweries to stay within the guidelines, says Rob Zellermayer,...

  • *Asia shares ex- Japan still eke out one-year peak. SYDNEY, July 26- Caution was the watchword among investors on Tuesday, with equity markets mixed and the yen scampering higher ahead of central bank meetings in the United States and Japan. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan did edge up 0.7 percent to reach its highest in almost a year, aided...

  • PRINEVILLE, Oregon— It was not long ago that Crook County had five major lumber mills. So, kick us when we're down, "said Donna Barnes, Ochoco Lumber Co. accounting manager. Now, the digital revolution is providing Crook County and its main town, Prineville, with a second chance.

  • NEW YORK/ SAN FRANCISCO, July 26- The 1923 middle school building in Oregon's Corbett School District is so old that horses and trailers were used to dig the basement. The amount of debt sold so far this year in the $3.7 trillion market for U.S. municipal and state debt is less than in 2015 despite record-low borrowing rates. The yield on top-rated municipal 30- year...

  • *Global headwinds, Britain's EU vote muddy the waters. SAN FRANCISCO, July 26- The U.S. "That is the danger- and you can be sure that the hawks are going to be arguing that," said Alan Blinder, a Princeton University professor and a former Fed vice chairman.

  • NEW YORK/ CHICAGO, July 26- Record low interest rates so far have failed to spur a wave of new borrowing in the $3.7 trillion U.S. municipal debt market, with one exception: its weakest borrowers are seizing the opportunity to prop up their finances at costs they can afford. Some cash-strapped areas, including Illinois and low-rated Chicago, can also issue bonds for...

  • Most of Yahoo's $36.4 billion market value is derived from its 15 percent stake in Chinese online commerce company Alibaba Group Holdings Ltd and its 35.5 percent stake in joint venture Yahoo Japan Corp. These are not included in Yahoo's deal with Verizon. Prior to running an auction for its core business, which included its advertising tools and internet...

  • SAN FRANCISCO, July 26- When senior Yahoo executives gathered at a San Jose hotel for a management retreat in the spring of 2006, there was no outward sign of a company in crisis. The internet pioneer, not yet a teenager, had just finished the prior year with $1.9 billion in profits on $5.3 billion in revenue. "It was all over the map," recalled Brad Garlinghouse, then a...

  • NEW YORK, July 26- U.S. oil prices topped $50 a barrel in June, boosting optimism a two-year price rout might end. "Right now, the only thing that would drive prices higher is robust demand," said John Paisie, executive vice president at Stratas Energy Advisors, a Houston- based consultancy. Instead of seeing $60 a barrel, which would support an increase in production, the...

  • PORTLAND, Maine— American fishermen are digging in for a fight over a proposal to shut down the vestiges of the U.S. harvest of shark fins, prized for soup and traditional medicine in Asia, and send a message to the rest of the world. Cory Booker, a New Jersey Democrat, and others promises to ban the sale and possession of shark fins to ensure U.S. fishermen and seafood...

  • MINNEAPOLIS— General Mills is expanding a flour recall issued over a possible link to an E. coli outbreak after four new illnesses were reported. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has said flour produced at a General Mills plant in Kansas City, Missouri, is a likely source of the outbreak, which so far has sickened 46 people in 21 states.

  • Secretary of State John Kerry and his Russian counterpart, Sergei Lavrov, met on Tuesday to discuss a U.S. proposal for closer military cooperation on Syria. They met on the sidelines of a meeting of Southeast Asian nations in Laos, the second time they have met this month to discuss the Syria plan, which would see Washington and Moscow share intelligence to...

  • SYDNEY, July 26- Caution gripped Asian markets on Tuesday, sending the safe-haven yen scampering higher ahead of central bank meetings in the United States and Japan, while a fresh skid in oil dampened energy stocks. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan was 0.2 percent firmer, still consolidating after recently topping out at nine-month...

  • SINGAPORE, July 26- Chicago soybeans ticked higher on Tuesday but were still holding close to last session's a three-month low as a U.S. government report showed the crop in a healthy condition. Chicago Board Of Trade most-active soybeans gained 0.1 percent to $9.67-1/ 2 a bushel by 0210 GMT, having lost 4.6 percent in the last two sessions. Corn fell 0.2 percent to...

  • SINGAPORE, July 26- Chicago soybeans ticked higher on Tuesday but were still holding close to last session's a three-month low as a U.S. government report showed the crop in a healthy condition. Chicago Board Of Trade most-active soybeans gained 0.1 percent to $9.67-1/ 2 a bushel by 0210 GMT, having lost 4.6 percent in the last two sessions. Corn fell 0.2 percent to...