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  • TOKYO, July 25- Japan's exports fell less than expected in June in a tentative sign that overseas demand could be recovering from persistent weakness that set in last year. A slowing decline in exports could ease concerns for Japan's policymakers as they try to revive growth with stimulus spending on infrastructure after their structural reform plans failed...

  • July 25- For other diaries, please see: Top Economic Events Polling unit diary Today in Washington Political and general news. DATE TIME COUNTRY AMOUNT AUCTION DETAILS. 25 July France Auction of BTF treasury notes.

  • TOKYO, July 25- Japan's exports fell 7.4 percent in June from a year earlier, Ministry of Finance data showed on Monday, as a strong yen weighed on the value of overseas shipments. The trade balance came to a surplus of 692.8 billion yen, versus the median estimate for a 494.8 billion yen surplus. To view full tables, go to the website of the Ministry of Finance at:...

  • LONDON— Global mergers and acquisitions may drop by as much as $1.6 trillion over the next five years unless Britain quickly agrees to leave the European Union under terms that give it continued access to the single market, according to a report released Monday. "To restore that confidence, the U.K. government will need to get to grips with the enormous challenge...

  • LONDON, July 25- Retail tycoon Philip Green's greed and disregard for corporate governance led to the demise of BHS and the loss of 11,000 jobs, a joint parliamentary committee said, calling the collapse of the British stores group "the unacceptable face of capitalism." Billionaire Green owned BHS for 15 years before he sold the loss-making chain of 180 stores to...

  • SYDNEY, July 25- Signs announcing a sale are almost permanent fixtures in shop fronts in Sydney, but customers are still wary of spending- a worrying sign as falling inflation pushes the central bank to step up its support of the economy. It's mental, "said Paulina Kelly, who works at fashion store Page One in central Sydney. Australia is still some way from outright...

  • SYDNEY, July 25- Signs announcing a sale are almost permanent fixtures in shop fronts in Sydney, but customers are still wary of spending- a worrying sign as falling inflation pushes the central bank to step up its support of the economy. It's mental, "said Paulina Kelly, who works at fashion store Page One in central Sydney. Australia is still some way from outright...

  • TOKYO, July 25- Crude prices inched down on Monday in Asia, staying not far from two-month lows hit in the previous session, amid worries over a global oil glut. London Brent crude for September delivery was down 4 cents at $45.65 a barrel by 2243 GMT on Sunday, after settling down 51 cents on Friday. Libya's hopes to boost crude exports have been dealt a blow after the...

  • A report in Monday's editions of the newspaper quoted Jackie Hunt, Allianz's new asset management chief, as saying Pimco and Europe's biggest insurer both saw a need for a closer relationship. She oversees asset managers at Pimco and Allianz Global Investors, as well as Allianz's U.S. life insurance business. Last week, Pimco appointed a new chief executive...

  • In a telephone conference with reporters, officials from the province of Saskatchewan said they had built five booms to contain the spill and were working with Husky and the federal government on a cleanup plan. The oil plume had passed the village of Maymont, more than 100 km downstream from where the spill started, said Wes Kotyk, executive director of...

  • LOS ANGELES— High Times says it is "awaiting an explanation" from Lil Wayne's representatives after the rapper's performance at its Cannabis Cup event in Southern California. Wayne was billed as the headliner of the three-day event in San Bernardino, California. A publicist for the entertainer didn't immediately respond to a request for comment from The...

  • CAMARILLO, Calif.— The average price of gasoline has dropped 7 cents over the past three weeks to $2.22 a gallon for regular grade. The Lundberg Survey found the average price of midgrade unleaded is $2.51 a gallon and $2.72 for premium. The highest average price for regular gasoline in the Lower 48 is $2.83 a gallon in the San Francisco Bay Area.

  • July 24- Authorities have recovered at least 40 percent of the 1,572 barrels of oil that leaked into a major western Canadian river, but the spill is still moving downstream and threatening the drinking water of riverside communities, officials said on Sunday. The heavy oil and diluent leaked from Husky Energy Inc's Saskatchewan Gathering System pipeline on...

  • July 24- Verizon Communications Inc will announce an agreement on Monday to buy Yahoo Inc for about $5 billion, according to a person familiar with the matter. Bloomberg first reported the deal would be announced on Monday for $4.8 billion. Started in 1994 by Stanford graduate students Jerry Yang and David Filo, Yahoo in its early years was the destination of...

  • NEW YORK— Verizon has agreed to buy online portal Yahoo Inc. for roughly $5 billion, according to multiple media reports, each citing a single unnamed source. The deal is likely to end the four-year reign of Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer, a former Google executive who flopped in her attempts to turn around the Sunnyvale, California, company. After the sale is completed,...

  • LOS ANGELES, July 24- "Star Trek Beyond" debuted to a solid $59.6 million this weekend, signaling that after six television series, 13 movies and 50 years in the pop culture conversation, there's still life left in one of Hollywood's most durable franchises. As boon to Trekkies, Paramount took the unusual step of announcing yet another sequel was in the works even...

  • RAWLINS, Wyo.— Wyoming's plan for improving its highways originally included widening, straightening and rebuilding its more than 7,000 miles of federal roads and maintaining about 2,000 bridges. The Wyoming Transportation Department's goal now is to keep roadways from getting worse. The primary funding for Wyoming highway construction and maintenance...

  • Paramount's latest outing with the Starship Enterprise soared to $59.6 million in domestic ticket sales, according to studio estimates Sunday, knocking Universal's "The Secret Life of Pets" from the No. 1 spot. "Pets" fell to second place, adding an additional $29.3 million to its stellar $260 million earnings over the past three weeks. This latest film opened $20...

  • TRUCKEE, Calif.— Once believed to have gone extinct in the Sierra Nevada, scientists believe a wolverine spotted this winter north of Lake Tahoe is the same one that in 2008 became the first documented in the area since the 1920 s. Chris Stermer, a wildlife biologist for the California Department of Fish and Wildlife, set up remote cameras in the Tahoe National...

  • CHENGDU, China July 24- Global finance officials, jolted by growing anti-trade and economic nationalism movements behind Britain's vote to leave the European Union and Donald Trump's U.S. presidential campaign, are intensifying pledges for more "inclusive" growth. Certainly, the benefits of these efforts are unlikely to be seen quickly enough to influence...