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Phelps eyeing victory at Pan Pacs

Michael Phelps has thrown himself into contention to win the men's 100 metres freestyle at the Pan Pacific Swimming Championships.

Ukraine president pledges to 'talk peace' with Putin

Ukraine's president said he will "talk peace" with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin by demanding the withdrawal of pro‑Kremlin...

Slaying of American reopens debate on ransoms

The United States, by rejecting demands for a nine‑digit payment to save kidnapped American journalist James Foley, upheld a policy choice that some...

Australia defends detention of child asylum seekers

Australia's immigration minister defended his country's tough policies on asylum seekers on Friday, saying measures including the detention of...



S&P 500 tops record on economy data as treasuries, oil rise

The Standard & Poor’s 500 Index rose to a record, while oil advanced with bonds, amid optimism the Federal Reserve is committed to supporting a...

Why do analysts like American Airlines so much?

Aug. 20 (Bloomberg) –- Bloomberg’s Douglas Lavanture discusses the most loved and hated U. S. stocks with Olivia Sterns on "Bottom...

Emerging stocks head for second weekly gain before Yellen speech

Emerging‑market stocks headed for a second weekly gain as technology shares rebounded before...

EBay rises on report of possible PayPal spinoff next year

EBay Inc. shares climbed after The Information reported the company could spin off its payment unit as soon as next year.