EU May Lower Minimum Import Price for Chinese Solar Panels

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European solar-panel producers say the move is unjustified and will "further decimate" manufacturers in the region still reeling from competition from low-cost Chinese equipment.

EU, U.S. Expand Sanctions on Russia

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The European Union and the U.S. adopted broad economic sanctions against Russia to punish Moscow's unbending stance in the Ukraine conflict.

Twitter Silences Naysayers as Users Surge

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Twitter quieted its doubters, at least for now, over its ability to jump-start shrinking user growth in the shadow of larger rival Facebook. The social-media company posted strong results across the board.

Tullow Oil Sinks Into Loss

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Africa-focused oil explorer Tullow Oil said it swung to a net loss in the first half of the year, largely due to a sharp rise in write-offs of exploration costs.

Spanish GDP Grows as Deflation Risk Rises

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Spain's economy is growing even faster than previously estimated, according to second-quarter gross domestic product data, but the country has also taken a perilous step toward deflation as its consumer-price index fell 0.3% on the year in July.

Researchers Fret as Social Media Lift Veil on Drug Trials

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Drug makers and researchers are increasingly concerned that online chatter could unravel the carefully built construct of the "blind" clinical trial.

Total to Review Russia Sanctions

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The oil major, which posted a 12% drop in its second-quarter adjusted net profit, will review the Russia sanctions and discuss them with its partners in Russian projects at the end of August.

Telefónica Circles Mexican Rival

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Telefónica said it is in talks to buy a Mexican rival, reported to be Iusacell, in a deal that could be worth as much as $4 billion.

Banks in Euro Zone Ease Credit Standards

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Banks in the euro zone eased the standards they apply on loans to companies for the first time since before the global financial crisis.

Bayer's Second-Quarter Profit Rises 14%

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Bayer's second-quarter net profit increased 14%, helped by robust demand for its latest drugs and crop protection products, but the German company tweaked its full-year outlook to reflect the strength of the euro against other currencies.

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