Soda, Health Officials Duke It Out

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The soda industry is playing a never-ending game of Whac-A-Mole with health officials and antiobesity campaigns in cities across the country.

At U.S. Open, the Ball Boys and Girls Are Grown-Ups

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While other tennis tournaments rely mostly on ball boys and girls, the U.S. Open has long included adult ‘ball people.’ This year, grown-ups are more valuable than ever.

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%.

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.

Tom Brady Wins, NFL Loses 'Deflategate' Case

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New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady can suit up for his team’s season opener after a judge erased his four-game suspension for “Deflategate.”

Private-Equity Firms Plunge Back Into the Oil Patch

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Private-equity firms are doubling down on energy, despite heavy damage from their last adventure in the sector.

Law Firms Pile on Posh Amenities to Build Up Business

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Some big law firms say their office space makes a big difference in the race to retain clients and attract new ones, so they are splurging on amenities like conference rooms, bars and event halls in areas clients are likely to see.

Local TV Poses Hurdle to Streaming

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The big TV networks and their affiliates are wrangling over which of them will be the ones to negotiate with the new generation of direct-to-consumer streaming services and what each side’s split should be.

Insurer Highmark Is Latest to Trim Offerings Under Health Law

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Highmark Health said it would reduce its range of offerings on the Affordable Care Act marketplaces, becoming the latest insurer to retrench amid steep financial losses.

Euro Falls as ECB's Draghi Opens Door to More Stimulus

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The euro fell sharply against the dollar after the European Central Bank raised the prospect it could ease further, putting more distance between itself and the Federal Reserve.

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