ECB Ready to Expand Stimulus Programs

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European Central Bank President Mario Draghi indicated that the bank stands ready to expand its stimulus programs if slowdowns in large developing economies and turbulence in financial markets hinder its ability to boost inflation to a target of just under 2%.

A Gold Trade Investors Can't Refuse---Even if They Want To

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London-listed gold miner Polyus gives investors another hard lesson in why they should stay away from emerging-markets resources stocks with small free floats.

Novartis to Begin Selling Copy of Amgen's Neupogen in U.S.

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Novartis said it will begin selling the first biosimilar drug in the U.S. after an appeals court denied Amgen’s request to block the Swiss drug maker’s sale of its copycat version of blockbuster remedy Neupogen.

Union Floats Health-Care Co-op for U.S. Car Makers

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The United Auto Workers union is pitching Detroit auto makers on a proposed health-care purchasing cooperative as a way to lower employee costs and potentially raise funds to finance worker salary increases.

Syngenta Moves to Calm Disappointed Shareholders

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Syngenta moved to appease shareholders angered by its rejection of a takeover from Monsanto, saying it will divest its global vegetables seeds business and return more than $2 billion to shareholders.

Credit-Card Fraudsters Pump Gas Stations for Profit

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As motorists head out on the last big driving weekend of the summer, the credit-card industry and gas-station owners are deploying everything from sophisticated software to heavy-duty padlocks to combat an epidemic of fuel-related theft and fraud.

General Mills to Sell Green Giant, Le Sueur for $765 Million

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General Mills has agreed to sell its Green Giant and Le Sueur frozen and canned vegetable brands to B&G Foods for $765 million in cash.

Who Has Ruled Late-Night TV?

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When Stephen Colbert takes over “The Late Show” next week, he’ll be up against Jimmy Fallon of “The Tonight Show” in the network ratings race. For years, Jay Leno and David Letterman had battled it out for late-night viewers. See how the ratings dynamics have changed.

ECB Leaves Interest Rates Unchanged

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The ECB left its interest rates unchanged at record lows as a sluggish eurozone economy and persistently weak inflation have raised hopes that it will eventually beef up its stimulus programs.

U.S. Trade Gap Narrows in July

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The U.S. trade gap narrowed in July as demand grew overseas for American-made autos and industrial supplies.

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