Coolpad Eyes Overseas Expansion

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After overtaking Samsung Electronics to become the third-largest smartphone maker in China, Coolpad, a brand little known outside of the country, is now setting its sights overseas.

Beijing Capital Airport Profit Flat

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Beijing Capital International Airport's first-half profit was flat compared with a year earlier, capped by slower air-traffic growth and limited handling capacity.

Bond Sales in Africa Losing Allure

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African governments are on pace to issue a record amount of bonds in 2014, but global investors' appetite for African bonds may be testing its limit.

Market Chilly to Argentine Debt Proposal

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Argentina's options are dwindling after its latest proposal to exit default by sidestepping a U.S. court order met with skepticism in financial markets on Wednesday.

Corn, Soybean Yields Shoot Higher

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Estimates of corn yields from the Pro Farmer crop tour mostly have exceeded U.S. Agriculture Department estimates, adding pressure to corn prices. Also, much of the nation's soybean crop is in good health.

Saint Laurent Bets on Rock-Star Style

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Hedi Slimane is opening a Los Angeles store that will be the brand's largest, unseating the Paris flagship and continuing a shift in focus toward L.A.'s chic cultural scene.

Geely Automobile Profit Falls

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Chinese auto maker Geely Automobile said first-half net profit fell 20% from a year earlier, as sales of the company's cars fell at home and abroad.

Yoga Poseurs: Athletic Gear Soars, Outpacing Sport Itself

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The rate of growth in the U.S. retail athletic apparel market is surging, even as Americans' rate of participating in most sports is in decline. For instance, the demand for yoga gear is outpacing growth of the sport itself.

Norwegian Faces Claims Over Dreamliner Delays

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Passengers are demanding hundreds of thousands of dollars in damages from Norwegian Air Shuttle after suffering lengthy delays due to technical problems with the airline's new Dreamliner aircraft.

Lowe's Cuts Sales Outlook Even as Traffic, Revenue Rise

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Lowe's scaled back its sales outlook for the year, even though the home-improvement retailer posted strong results as shoppers came out to spend on seasonal and big-ticket items.

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