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.

Hormel Sees Pork Supplies Improving

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Hormel Foods reported its fiscal third-quarter earnings jumped 21%, as the packaged-foods maker also said domestic pork supplies have improved after a deadly virus racked piglet populations this year.

Airlines Expect 2% Rise in Labor Day Passengers

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An estimated 14 million passengers will fly on U.S. carriers over the seven-day Labor Day travel period, up 2% from an estimated 13.8 million a year ago, according to Airlines for America, the industry's leading trade group.

Antivirus Works Too Well, Gripe Cybercops

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For years, police have been in a cat-and-mouse game with a shifting foe that can frustrate investigations—antivirus software.

Lexus Cuts Parts Prices in China

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Toyota's luxury brand Lexus will cut the price of spare parts by 26% in China, joining other foreign car makers in appeasing Chinese regulators amid an antitrust investigation into the country's automotive industry.

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.

Berkshire Hathaway to Pay Penalty

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Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway has agreed to pay $896,000 to settle U.S. allegations it violated antitrust laws by failing to report the acquisition of an equity stake in USG Corp.

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