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Americans Step Up Spending

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Americans continued to step up their spending in July amid a healthy pickup in wages, a sign the economy carried momentum into the third quarter.

China's Moves Won't Help U.S. Tech Firms

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China’s moves to spur its slowing economy are having an important but less obvious effect on the tech sector: Strengthening local companies that already were making life difficult for U.S. rivals.

Syngenta Shareholders Not Happy

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Some Syngenta shareholders are angry about the pesticide-and-seed giant’s rejection of takeover proposals from rival Monsanto, which abandoned its pursuit this week.

Brazil's Big Bet on China Turns Sour

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Brazil’s big bet on China is turning sour as the Asian country’s once voracious appetite for Brazilian exports dims.

Hermès Plays Down China Luxury Risk

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French luxury-goods company Hermès International said it expects demand for its pricey handbags and fashion to remain resilient and grow 8% this year despite the risk of an economic slowdown in China.

China's Turbulence Exposes Risks to Europe's Growth

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The eurozone’s heavy reliance on exports leaves the region vulnerable as emerging markets stumble.

GDP Numbers Reveal Momentum Underlying U.S. Economy

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Consumer, business and government spending helped propel better-than-expected U.S. growth in the second quarter.

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