Untangling a Bank Mess in Europe

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An ex-detective working for Austria's troubled Hypo bank is tracing the losses behind a lending debacle that has cost taxpayers billions of euros so far.

Coffee Is Percolating Again in East Africa

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Higher prices since 2010 have triggered a rush back to the coffee fields of East Africa, a development that could help bring greater stability to the global coffee market.

Dollar General Still Wants a Deal

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Its CEO said the company remains committed to trying to buy Family Dollar, calling antitrust concerns "very manageable."

Bankers Lament Loss of Code Names for Deals

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For the young bankers, choosing code names for deals are an amusing diversion from financial modeling, but one deal-making powerhouse is putting an end to the name game.

PetroChina Earnings Helped by Fuel-Pricing Reforms

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PetroChina said its first-half net profit rose 4% from a year earlier after its refining business swung to a profit and its chemicals business narrowed its loss.

Oil a Flash Point in Scottish Vote

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British oil and gas reserves off Scottish shores in the North Sea have become a flash point in Scotland's debate over independence.

Will Kia Ever Escape Hyundai's Big Shadow?

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South Korea's Kia Motors has become one of the most successful auto brands some 16 years after it was rescued from bankruptcy by Hyundai. Now it faces a new challenge: stepping out of its sibling's shadow.

Dunkin Donuts to Launch First Hot Dark-Roast Coffee

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Dunkin' Donuts debuted its new dark-roast coffee, the first hot dark roast in its 64-year history, on Thursday at a Modesto, Calif., store, and plans to sell it nationwide starting Sept. 22.

China's Shipping Operators Miss Out

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China Cosco and China Shipping Container Lines posted weak earnings, with soft freight rates and high costs continuing to plague the companies.

Tyson Completes Tender for Hillshire

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Tyson Foods has completed its tender offer for Hillshire Brands, paving way for the completion of the meat industry's biggest-ever deal later Thursday, the companies said.

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