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  • MEXICO CITY— Mexico's largest pet store chain has agreed to stop selling 47 species of birds and other animals native to Mexico, 18 of which are considered at risk or in danger of extinction. The Maskota store chain also has agreed with the government to stop selling 154 non-native species, 138 of which are considered invasive if released into the environment.

  • MEXICO CITY, July 31- The Mexican peso recovered on Friday in response to the government's recent currency intervention program, said Finance Minister Luis Videgaray. Mexico's currency commission, run jointly by the finance ministry and the central bank, significantly boosted daily dollar auctions on Thursday in an effort to protect the local currency.

  • LONDON, July 31- British Home Secretary Theresa May has intervened to reverse a decision by her officials and grant dissident Chinese artist and free speech advocate Ai Weiwei a full six-month visa to enter Britain, her government department said on Friday. Responding to a question about the visa controversy, China's Foreign Ministry, in a statement sent to...

  • BOSTON, July 31- Hedge fund mogul David Einhorn's Greenlight Capital slumped 6.1 percent in July and is now down 9 percent for the year after gold, one of the fund's top holdings, tumbled to five-year lows last week. A 23 percent drop in Micron Technology Inc, another one of Greenlight's top long positions, also hurt as did a 4 percent drop in Apple Inc's stock price,...

  • DAVID EINHORN'S GREENLIGHT CAPITAL FALLS 6.1 PCT IN JULY, DOWN 9 PCT SINCE JANUARY- SOURCE.

  • Federal income tax returns from 2007 through 2014 for Hillary Rodham Clinton and her husband, former President Bill Clinton, show a surge in earnings in recent years and provide new details on aspects of their business dealings. The Clintons earned $139.1 million over the past eight years, a period that spanned Hillary Rodham Clinton's term as secretary of...

  • SHANGHAI, Aug 1- Activity in China's services industry quickened slightly in July from the previous month, an official survey showed on Saturday.

  • SHANGHAI, Aug 1- Growth in China's vast manufacturing sector stalled in July, missing market expectations for slight growth, an official survey showed on Saturday. The official Purchasing Managers' Index stood at 50 in July, down from the previous month's 50.2. The 50- point mark separates growth from contraction on a monthly basis.

  • COLLEGE PARK, Md.— The American Journalism Review will stop publishing online, bringing to an end 38 years of reporting on the news media. Lucy Dalglish, dean of the Philip Merrill College of Journalism at the University of Maryland, which published the magazine, announced the closing Friday on the college's website. The magazine, founded in 1977 by American...

  • SEOUL, Aug 1- South Korean exports fell for a seventh straight month in July over a year earlier, further clouding the outlook for the struggling economy as demand from China, Europe and other major markets remains weak. South Korea is the first major exporting economy to report monthly trade data and home to global suppliers such as Samsung Electronics, Hyundai...

  • SAN FRANCISCO— Some hackers are exploiting Microsoft's offer of free upgrades to its new Windows 10 operating system. Researchers at Cisco Systems say the emails are designed to look like an official upgrade notice from Microsoft Corp., but several words have random, out-of-place letters and punctuation. Another important clue: Microsoft says its update...

  • LAHAINA, Hawaii, July 31- Talks on a Pacific Rim free-trade pact are unlikely to end in a final deal, sources involved in the talks said on Friday, with a dispute between Japan and the United States over autos, New Zealand digging in over trade in dairy products and no agreement on monopoly periods for next-generation drugs. Trade ministers from the 12 nations...

  • July 31- Puerto Rico will miss a payment on debt due Aug. 1, the governor's chief of staff said on Friday, an event that will be considered a default by investors as the commonwealth lurches towards what could be one of the largest U.S. municipal debt restructurings in history. According to a 2014 bond offering statement, Puerto Rico has never defaulted on the payment...

  • SEOUL, Aug 1- Following are South Korea's preliminary export and import figures for July, released by the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy on Saturday:. JULY* JUNE Balance 7.8 10.0 Exports 46.6 46.7 -3.3 -2.4 Imports 38.8 36.7 -15.3 -13.6* Revised figures released on July 15. NOTES:- Reuters poll: Exports were seen down 5.0 percent in July over a year earlier while...

  • His comments came a day after 14 U.S. lawmakers told the Air Force and NASA they had "serious concerns" about the fact that closely-held SpaceX is leading the probe, rather than the government, and whether it would receive enough oversight. He said the Air Force had been involved from the beginning of the investigation, which is led by SpaceX under the oversight of...

  • LAHAINA, Hawaii, July 31- Pacific trade talks are unlikely to end in a deal due to an impasse over trade in autos and dairy goods and monopoly periods for biologic drugs, sources close to the negotiations said on Friday. Three sources involved in the talks said although ministers from the 12 countries negotiating the Trans-Pacific Partnership were due to meet...

  • SOURCE CLOSE TO PACIFIC TRADE NEGOTIATIONS SAYS UNLIKELY TO REACH A DEAL IN MAUI, DUE TO DAIRY, AUTOS, BIOLOGICS.

  • SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico— Puerto Rico's government said Friday it would not make a $58 million bond payment due on the weekend and warned that the general fund will run out of liquidity by November if no action is taken. Alejandro Garcia Padilla warned several weeks ago that the government and state agencies cannot repay the $72 billion in public debt that hangs over...

  • AUSTRALIAN TRADE MINISTER SAYS PACIFIC TRADE DEAL 98 PCT COMPLETE, HARD TO SEE IF CAN BE CLOSED IN MAUI.

  • BRASILIA, July 31- Brazil's antitrust regulator CADE and federal prosecutors signed a leniency deal on Friday with engineering company Camargo Correa aimed at obtaining evidence of alleged price-fixing of contracts to build a nuclear power plant. Camargo Correa was the first of Brazil's construction firms to have its top executives convicted of...