China Curbs Short Selling; Commodities Weakness Spreads

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China shares made tentative gains after officials announced fresh steps to rein in short selling, while commodities weakness spread to some Asian currencies, including the Malaysian ringgit.

Higher Spending Should Drive Up Car Makers' Margins

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Car sales probably can’t get much stronger than they were in July, but Americans will find another way to spend their money.

Judge Adds to Pressure on SEC Over How it Names Its Judges

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A federal judge gave the Securities and Exchange Commission seven days to say if it will change the way it appoints its administrative law judges.

Sprint Needs to Speed Up to Outrun T-Mobile

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Ahead of the Tape: Sprint may have good news and bad news Tuesday: subscriber numbers should stabilize but it still is in danger of losing its No. 3 market-share spot.

London Trader Hayes Sentenced to 14 Years

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Former bank trader Tom Hayes was sentenced to 14 years in jail on Monday after a London jury convicted him of fraudulently trying to rig the London interbank offered rate, or Libor.

Supersized Cargo Skips Small Ports

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Hampered by a shallow, inland location and labor strife, Portland loses out on shipping container traffic.

Apple, Google Aim to Predict What You Want

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Apple and Google are developing technology for smartphones that will study users’ activities and deliver information before they ask for it. The companies hope new features will keep users loyal.

Sears Sales Deteriorate Further

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Sears Holdings revealed steep declines in second-quarter sales, though the retailer shored up its finances through a series of spinoffs and negotiations with its lenders.

ITG Ousts CEO Gasser After Probe

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Investment Technology Group’s investigation found Robert Gasser failed to disclose some details of alleged improprieties to the board.

Solar-Power Fight Hits Home in Arizona

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Arizona, the epicenter of a nationwide debate between solar companies and utilities, is introducing new rules for companies that offer solar-panel leases. But the firms say the regulations are an effort by traditional utilities to try to stop the spread of residential solar in the state.

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