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  • July 23- Tesla Motors Inc and SolarCity Corp have made progress in putting together a deal that will merge the electric car maker and the solar panel installer, people familiar with the matter said. The two companies, which count billionaire Elon Musk as a major shareholder, are in the final stages of carrying out due diligence on each other, and could agree on the...

  • HONG KONG, July 24- High-end lingerie sales are outpacing China's generally downbeat luxury market, and heating up competition between international brands and local rivals looking to go upmarket. U.S. brand Victoria's Secret will open its first store, and companies including Italy's ultra-luxury La Perla and Germany's Triumph are adding stores and moving...

  • *China M2 was 73 pct higher than U.S. "The amount of debt that China has taken in the last 5-7 years is unprecedented," said Morgan Stanley's head of emerging markets, Ruchir Sharma, at a book launch in Singapore. "No developing country in history has taken on as much debt as China has taken on on a marginal basis."

  • *Apple targeted after South China Sea ruling. HONG KONG, July 24- Apple Inc found itself on the receiving end of a small, short-lived anti-U.S. protest this week in China, the tech firm's biggest overseas market and a country where foreign firms have suffered damaging boycotts following international spats. "There's not much Apple or any other foreign firm can do to...

  • The city of North Battleford, which draws its drinking water in part from the North Saskatchewan River, shut its supply intake on Friday and switched to using ground water, provincial officials said in a telephone conference with reporters. The Calgary- based company has shut the line, stopping the leak, and has been working to contain the spill.

  • WASHINGTON, July 23- Recent attacks on civilians in the U.S. and Europe have exposed a gap in the intelligence community's efforts to track suspected extremists and prevent mass killings, a half dozen American, British and French counterterrorism officials told Reuters. They included the mass shooting at a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida; the murder of a...

  • The city of North Battleford, which draws its drinking water in part from the North Saskatchewan River, shut its supply intake on Friday and switched to using ground water, provincial officials said in a telephone conference with reporters. Water levels rose on Friday, pushing debris into the booms upstream from North Battleford, a city of 14,000, and the oil...

  • SAO PAULO— Brazilian police have arrested another man suspected of belonging to a group that allegedly discussed carrying out attacks during the Olympics. The Federal Police Department says in a brief statement posted on its website that the man turned himself in Friday night in the central-western state of Mato Grosso. Justice Minister Alexandre de Moraes...

  • SPRINGFIELD, Ill.— A new Illinois law limits how police can use devices that cast a wide net in gathering cellphone data and are at the center of a lawsuit against the Chicago Police Department. "Cell site simulator technology too powerful to remain unregulated," Khadine Bennett, who is associate legislative director for the American Civil Liberties Union of...

  • KANSAS CITY, Mo.— A federal judge has tossed out a woman's lawsuit against Home Depot over the deaths of her husband and two children who had sought refuge inside the big-box store destroyed during the devastating 2011 tornado in Joplin, Missouri. District Judge Douglas Harpool threw out Edie Howard Housel's wrongful-death case Thursday at Home Depot's...

  • Hudson is in Pasco County, near Tampa. Trulieve and Hackney Nursery, which is the dispensing organization for Northwest Florida, received processing and dispensing authorization from the state Department of Health on Tuesday. Christian Bax, director of the Office of Compassionate Use, told the Florida Senate's Regulated Industries subcommittee during a...

  • TERRE HAUTE, Ind.— A company is expanding its search for oil deposits on Indiana State University property. Pioneer Oil Co., based in Lawrenceville, Illinois, signed an oil and gas lease in 2012 with the university, which has collected hundreds of thousands of dollars in royalties under the deal. The company finished drilling a new test well this week on a grassy area...

  • NEW YORK— The owner of Stop& Shop and Giant and the parent company of Food Lion completed their $29 billion combination after receiving regulatory clearance by the Federal Trade Commission. The Dutch retailer Royal Ahold NV owns Stop& Shop. Its rival, Belgium's Delhaize Group, is the parent company of Food Lion.

  • TORONTO, July 23- Canada's economy should rebound "over the course of the year" from the impact of a wildfire in its energy heartland, Finance Minister Bill Morneau said on Saturday on the sidelines of a G20 meeting in Chengdu, China. The fire in the province of Alberta is estimated to have cut daily oil production by more than 1 million barrels and the Bank of Canada...

  • WASHINGTON— Hillary Clinton and running mate Tim Kaine are closely aligned on many issues, but Kaine's cautious, left-leaning political profile in a closely contested state is blurred by his ties to energy industry interests and his personal qualms over abortion. The Virginia senator is regarded as a careful, earnest politician who has navigated the...

  • LONDON, July 23- Britain's June 23 referendum decision to leave the European Union has had far-reaching consequences for the world's economy, businesses, investors and politics. July 23 G20 finance ministers meeting in China pledge to bolster their defenses against economic fallout from Brexit and urge Britain and the EU to stay close. Washington- backing...

  • LONDON, July 23- Britain's June 23 referendum decision to leave the European Union has had far-reaching consequences for the world's economy, businesses, investors and politics. July 23 G20 finance ministers meeting in China pledge to bolster their defenses against economic fallout from Brexit and urge Britain and the EU to stay close. Washington- backing...

  • LONDON, July 23- Britain's June 23 referendum decision to leave the European Union has had far-reaching consequences for the world's economy, businesses, investors and politics. July 23 G20 finance ministers meeting in China pledge to bolster their defences against economic fallout from Brexit and urge Britain and the EU to stay close. Washington- backing...

  • LONDON, July 23- Britain's June 23 referendum decision to leave the European Union has had far-reaching consequences for the world's economy, businesses, investors and politics. July 23 G20 finance ministers meeting in China pledge to bolster their defences against economic fallout from Brexit and urge Britain and the EU to stay close. Washington- backing...

  • PARIS— French President Francois Hollande will reassess security measures once a week all summer amid fears of new violence after a deadly Bastille Day attack in Nice, and heightened French security checks were causing severe delays Saturday for those trying to cross the English Channel. French investigators are still trying to determine whether the...