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  • *Emails show Russian prosecutor offered Trump Jr. information on Clinton. Donald Trump Jr was told a Russian prosecutor was offering incriminating information about Hillary Clinton as part of Russian government support. "I think people are worried that it just means more political uncertainty, and sort of a continuation of the stalemate in Washington, a...

  • "The Crown prosecutor of Russia... offered to provide the Trump campaign with some official documents and information that would incriminate Hillary and her dealings with Russia and would be very useful to your father," said the June 3, 2016, email to Donald Trump Jr. from publicist Rob Goldstone. Trump's son, Donald Trump Jr., agreed to meet with a Kremlin-linked...

  • "We've got Yellen's testimony tomorrow, there may be a little bit of nervousness ahead of that... the semi-annual monetary policy testimony has often been a big deal for the markets," Scott Brown, chief economist at Raymond James in St. Petersburg, Florida. The Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis President Neel Kashkari will participate in a Town Hall...

  • Global oversupply has led BNP Paribas to cut its forecasts for Brent by $9 to $51 a barrel for 2017 and by $15 to $48 for 2018. Fed Reserve Chair Janet Yellen's semi-annual testimony to Congress on monetary policy report is the key highlight of this week. "We've got Yellen's testimony tomorrow, there may be a little bit of nervousness ahead of that... the semi-annual...

  • CHICAGO, July 11- American technology. In Texas, Microsoft is testing a smart trap to isolate and capture Aedes aegypti mosquitoes, known Zika carriers, for study by entomologists to give them a jump on predicting outbreaks. The Zika epidemic that emerged in Brazil in 2015 and left thousands of babies suffering from birth defects has added urgency to the effort.

  • July 10- Elliott Management Corp, the largest creditor of the bankrupt parent of Oncor Electric Delivery Co, unveiled a plan on Monday to best Berkshire Hathaway Inc's deal for the Texas utility with a bid worth $18.5 billion, including debt. Elliott revealed in documents published on its website it was unhappy with the recovery to some creditors under an $18.1...

  • July 10- Elliott Management Corp, the largest creditor of the bankrupt parent of Oncor Electric Delivery Co, unveiled a plan on Monday to best Berkshire Hathaway Inc's deal for the Texas utility with a bid worth $18.5 billion, including debt. Elliott revealed in documents published on its website it was unhappy with the recovery to some creditors under an $18.1...

  • WASHINGTON, July 10- Honda Motor Co said Monday it had confirmed an 11th U.S. death involving one of its vehicles tied to a faulty Takata Corp air bag inflator. The Japanese automaker said the incident occurred in Florida in June 2016 when an individual was working on repairs on a 2001 Honda Accord and the air bag ruptured. At least 17 deaths and 180 injuries...

  • *2nd- qtr earnings kick off this week. July 10- U.S. stocks swung between gains and losses on Monday as technology stocks buoyed the Nasdaq, while losses in healthcare weighed on the S&P 500 and the Dow. President Donald Trump's effort to roll back Obamacare faced growing obstacles on Monday as Republicans remained divided over how to curb the costs of their...

  • *2nd- qtr earnings kick off this week. July 10- Wall Street looked set to open little changed on Monday as investors gear up for the second-quarter earnings to justify frothy market valuations. "I think what's happening today is the markets are in a wait-and-see approach ahead of the next big catalyst, which is earnings season," said Adam Sarhan, chief executive...

  • CARLETON, Mich., July 7- Two lanes apart at a noisy, fast-paced auto auction near Detroit, two vehicles show why major U.S. automakers have a problem with used cars. In one lane of the Manheim auction facility, a black 2015 Chevy Malibu sedan with barely 20,000 miles on it sold for just over $13,000, less than half its original sticker price. In the other lane, a white 2013...

  • Trump has said he wants to find ways to work with Putin, a goal made more difficult by sharp differences over Russia's actions in Syria and Ukraine, and allegations Moscow meddled in the 2016 U.S. presidential election. Trump, who has angered world leaders with his decision to pull the United States out of the Paris accord on climate change, will likely have to leave...

  • July 6- The energy unit of Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Inc is nearing a roughly $18 billion deal to acquire Oncor Electric Delivery Company LLC, people familiar with the matter said, three years after the utility's parent entered bankruptcy. The deal is a bold bet by Buffett that he can win approval for the acquisition from Texas regulators, after they...

  • July 6- The energy unit of Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Inc is nearing a deal to acquire Oncor Electric Delivery Company LLC, allowing the utility to exit a three-year bankruptcy, according to people familiar with the matter. It also represents a return to a previously soured investment for Buffet, who in 2013 lost $873 million on his bonds in Oncor's...

  • July 6- Liberty Interactive Corp said it would buy the remaining 62 percent of HSN Inc it does not already own in a deal that values the TV shopping network at $2.1 billion. HSN shareholders will receive 1.65 shares of Series A QVC Group stock for every share held, Liberty Interactive said. HSN will be overseen by QVC Chief Executive Mike George and will remain...

  • NEW YORK, July 4- A new fund led by Greystar Real Estate Partners, the largest operator of apartments in the United States, will acquire luxury U.S. apartment developer Monogram Residential Trust Inc in a deal valued at about $3 billion, the companies said on Tuesday. Plano, Texas- based Monogram owns, operates and develops luxury apartment communities in coastal...

  • NEW YORK, July 4- A new fund led by Greystar Real Estate Partners will acquire luxury U.S. apartment developer Monogram Residential Trust Inc in a deal valued at about $3 billion, the companies said on Tuesday. Monogram owns, operates and develops luxury apartment communities in coastal markets including South Florida and Boston. The new fund led by Greystar,...

  • *Nike shares surge 11 percent after Amazon program. *Nasdaq dips but posts best 1st- half since 2009. June 30- Major U.S. stock indexes ended a volatile week on a modestly high note on Friday, led by a surge in Nike shares, and the S&P 500 scored its biggest gain for the first half of the year since 2013 while the Nasdaq Composite's first-half gain was its best in eight years.