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Rising profits at big U.S. banks boost executive pay: KBW

The corporate logo of financial firm Morgan Stanley is pictured on the company's world headquarters in the Manhattan borough of New York CityCompensation for top executives rose 26 percent at these banks as reported earnings increased 2.6 percent on average on a per-share basis, KBW said, adding that the pay rise was consistent with the increase in profits. Top executives in the banking sector are beginning to reap the reward for steering their firms in the aftermath of the financial crisis and putting them back on the path to profitability. In the most recent quarter, five of the six top Wall Street banks reported record earnings even though most of it was due to cost cutting and lower legal expenses.


Osborne Pulls Trigger On £2bn RBS Share Sale

Osborne Pulls Trigger On £2bn RBS Share SaleGeorge Osborne has unveiled plans for a £2bn sale of taxpayers' shareholding in Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) in a symbolic moment that will crystallise a substantial loss on the stake. Confirming widespread expectations that he would begin the processing of selling the shares this week, the Treasury said after the stock market closed on Monday that it would sell a 5.2% stake in RBS to City investors. Directors of UK Financial Investments (UKFI), the agency which manages the state's 79% stake in RBS, held talks on Monday to sanction the move.


Greek stock market bloodbath as exchange reopens

An employee of the Athens' Stock Exchange speaks on the phone in the reception hall in Athens, Greece, Monday, Aug. 3, 2015. Greece's main stock index plunged over 22 percent as it reopened Monday after a five-week closure, giving investors their first opportunity since June to react to the country's latest economic crisis. (AP Photo/Yorgos Karahalis)ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece's top companies lost billions in market value in a matter of minutes on Monday, when the stock exchange plunged upon reopening after a five-week closure and investors worried over a dramatic new drop in the economy.


Soft data weighs on oil, stocks; Europe shines

A trader waits for news while working on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange following a halt in trading in New York,NEW YORK (Reuters) - Oil futures prices hit a six-month low on Monday, weighed by oversupply and weaker demand expectations, while stocks in Asia and on Wall Street were under pressure as factory data from China and the United States disappointed.


Soft data weighs on oil, global stocks; Europe shines

Traders are pictured at their desks in front of the DAX board at the Frankfurt stock exchangeBy Rodrigo Campos NEW YORK (Reuters) - Oil futures prices hit a six-month low on Monday, weighed by oversupply and weaker demand expectations, while stocks in Asia and on Wall Street were under pressure as factory data from China and the United States disappointed. The Canadian dollar hit its weakest in more than a decade against its U.S. peer, weighed by lower crude. The pace of growth in the U.S. manufacturing sector slowed in July and missed expectations, while China's factory activity shrank more than initially estimated last month.


Wall St. lower on weak data, slump in oil prices

Trader works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange(Reuters) - Wall Street was lower on the first trading day in August as oil prices touched a six-month low and data showed U.S. economy lost some momentum at the end of the second quarter.


US STOCKS-Wall St lower on weak data, slump in oil prices

Wall Street was lower on the first trading day in August as oil prices touched a six-month low and data showed U.S. economy lost some momentum at the end of the second quarter. Oil prices hit six-month lows, knocked by fresh evidence of growing oversupply and data highlighting slowing demand in China.

Asia stocks down as China manufacturing slows

A private survey of Chinese manufacturing activity showed a decline to a two-year low in July, suggesting China's economy faces challenges in the third quarterAsian markets fell Monday as China shares were dragged down by poor manufacturing figures and investors followed a drop on Wall Street.


On a battered stock market, a Greek furniture maker shines

While most of the Greek stock market was dropping, shares of the furniture maker Dromeas SA soared almost 29 percent on Monday after clinching a 30 million-euro (£21 million) deal to supply European Commission offices. The company announced on July 29 - during the five weeks the stock market was closed - that it had won an international tender to supply all EU offices over a five-year period. Greek stocks unofficially closed with losses of 16.2 percent on Monday, the first day of trade after the five -week shutdown.

European shares rise, ignoring slump in Greece market

European shares rose on Monday, shrugging off a slump by the Greek stock market when it reopened after a five-week shutdown, as strong results from Heineken and banks supported the broader market. The ...

Technology

Review: Picturing Technology in China: From Earliest Times to the Nineteenth ... - The Diplomat


The Diplomat

Review: Picturing Technology in China: From Earliest Times to the Nineteenth ...
The Diplomat
Chinese contributions to science and technology are numerous, yet in premodern China there was neither the concept of “technology” nor a word for it. Images portraying technology fell into a wider category, tu, of representations meant for practical use.

Sorriest technology companies of 2015 - Network World


Network World

Sorriest technology companies of 2015
Network World
Despite all the technology advances that have rolled out this year, it's also been a sorry state of affairs among leading network and computing vendors, along with businesses that rely heavily on technology. Apple, Google, airlines and more have issued ...

Is wearable technology set to take over our wardrobes? - The Guardian


The Guardian

Is wearable technology set to take over our wardrobes?
The Guardian
To help phone addicts disconnect a little from technology. US-based Christina Mercando says she created Ringly because she hated putting her phone on the table when she was out for dinner with friends or in a meeting. “I wanted my jewellery to remind ...

Auto Focus: Facing a game-changing technology - MiBiz


Auto Focus: Facing a game-changing technology
MiBiz
Staying on top of new technology advancements is important to automotive suppliers in two ways: to detect potential threats to the business, and to be on the lookout for opportunities to gain a competitive advantage. A client recently contacted us with ...

Travel

Travel deals for Mammoth, San Fran - The San Diego Union-Tribune


The San Diego Union-Tribune

Travel deals for Mammoth, San Fran
The San Diego Union-Tribune
Book online at www.mammothmountain.com/summer/plan-a-vacation/deals-packages. Or phone (800) 626-6684 and ask for the Stay & Play package. While a rate of $250 a night might not sound like a much of a deal, it is in San Francisco, especially at the ...

The week's best travel deals from around the globe - Washington Post


The week's best travel deals from around the globe
Washington Post
Both specials start at $219 a night, plus about 13 percent tax and $25 daily resort fee; normal rate is from $269. With the Last Minute Bookings deal, reserve a room within a two-week window; for the Mark the Occasion deal, book at least 30 days in ...

Find great travel deals for destinations all across the world - Komando


Komando

Find great travel deals for destinations all across the world
Komando
Who doesn't love to get out of town every now and then? Life is simply too short to stay in one place ... there's just too many things to see! Luckily, finding good travel deals has never been easier. All you have to do is go online and check one of ...

How to book vacations as competiton shrinks: Kayak CEO - CNBC


CNBC

How to book vacations as competiton shrinks: Kayak CEO
CNBC
With vacation season underway, where can consumers find the best travel deals: at online travel sites, or directly from airlines? Steve Hafner, CEO of Priceline-owned Kayak, said that sometimes, the better option is with the latter. "I think the best ...

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Top stories of the hour


Aurora Theater Shooting: Jurors Reach Decision on Proceeding With Death ... - NBCNews.com
Mon, 03 Aug 2015 17:55:00 +0100


NBCNews.com

Aurora Theater Shooting: Jurors Reach Decision on Proceeding With Death ...
NBCNews.com
Jurors reached a decision Monday on whether to rule out the death penalty for James Holmes, the gunman who killed 12 people at a Batman movie in Aurora, Colorado, three years ago. The decision was to be announced at 2:30 p.m. ET. It follows the second ...
​Deliberations resume in James Holmes sentencingCBS News
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The Latest: Texas GOP Says Charges Part of 'Sloppy Process' - New York Times
Mon, 03 Aug 2015 17:46:31 +0100


Dallas Morning News

The Latest: Texas GOP Says Charges Part of 'Sloppy Process'
New York Times
McKINNEY, Texas (AP) — The latest on Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, who has been charged with felony securities fraud (all times local): 11:40 a.m.. The Texas Republican Party has condemned the felony charges against Attorney General Ken Paxton ...
Texas attorney general charged with securities fraudUSA TODAY
Texas Attorney General Charged With FraudABC News
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Health groups praise Obama plan on coal, saying it will save lives - USA TODAY
Mon, 03 Aug 2015 17:45:00 +0100


USA TODAY

Health groups praise Obama plan on coal, saying it will save lives
USA TODAY
Health organizations on Monday praised President Obama 's plan to reduce in carbon pollution from power plants. The new Clean Power Plan — certain to be challenged in the courts and in the Republican Congress — will require power plants to reduce ...
Obama set to announce steeper emissions cuts from US power plantsFox News
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Donald Trump plows ahead in a new poll — but the best news belongs to John Kasich - Washington Post
Mon, 03 Aug 2015 17:36:11 +0100


TIME

Donald Trump plows ahead in a new poll — but the best news belongs to John Kasich
Washington Post
Teflon Donald Trump saw his support double in polls from Monmouth University over the past month -- comments about illegal Mexican immigrants/war heroes/everything else notwithstanding. Or, more likely, because of those comments and the reaction to ...
The first GOP debate is Thursday: Here's what you need to knowCNN
Republicans Brace for Biggest Week Yet in Presidential RaceTIME
Donald Trump now has a 2-to-1 advantage over his nearest GOP rivalsThe Week Magazine
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Planned Parenthood defunding vote slated in Senate - CNN International
Mon, 03 Aug 2015 17:35:06 +0100


CNN International

Planned Parenthood defunding vote slated in Senate
CNN International
Washington (CNN) The Senate will vote Monday evening on a procedural motion to bring up legislation to strip all federal funding from Planned Parenthood, but the Republican push to debate the bill is expected to fail. Planned Parenthood has come under ...
Senate to vote on Planned Parenthood funding: What's at stake?Christian Science Monitor
Planned Parenthood funding target of Senate RepublicansBBC News
Unions Are Spending Forced Dues On Planned ParenthoodDaily Caller
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Memphis cop shooting suspect is on federal parole - CBS News
Mon, 03 Aug 2015 17:23:00 +0100


CBS News

Memphis cop shooting suspect is on federal parole
CBS News
MEMPHIS -- A fugitive suspected of fatally shooting a Memphis police officer was on federal parole at the time of the killing, according to federal probation officials, and the marijuana found in the car he was riding in may have constituted a ...
Memphis Cop Killing: A Look at the Deadly Shooting and Intense ManhuntABC News
Officer killed during traffic stopCNN
Manhunt intensifies for accused Memphis cop killerUSA TODAY
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While other trophy hunters hide, Idaho's 'Italian Huntress' is flaunting her kills - Washington Post
Mon, 03 Aug 2015 17:07:30 +0100


Washington Post

While other trophy hunters hide, Idaho's 'Italian Huntress' is flaunting her kills
Washington Post
Over the past week, the hunter has truly become the hunted, with safari veterans scrubbing their social media accounts to avoid the fearsome wrath of the animal-loving Internet. But Sabrina Corgatelli isn't the type to avoid poking bears. If her ...
Idaho huntress defends 'kill' photosUSA TODAY
An unrepentant US hunter justified her killing of “dangerous” giraffes in AfricaQuartz
Big Game Hunter Defies Facebook Critics With Provocative PhotosTIME
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Moroccan dies while being smuggled into Spain in suitcase in car trunk
Mon, 03 Aug 2015 16:58:22 +0100

Senate to vote Monday on defunding Planned Parenthood, first step in renewed battle - VIDEO: Fallout of undercover Planned Parenthood videos - VIDEO: Undercover videos spark Planned Parenthood funding feud
Mon, 03 Aug 2015 16:58:22 +0100

Monsoon rains kill more than 90 people in India
Mon, 03 Aug 2015 16:58:22 +0100

Nigerian troops rescue 178 from Boko Haram camps
Mon, 03 Aug 2015 16:58:22 +0100

Atlanta mom of 2 dies of mysterious illness after day at pool
Mon, 03 Aug 2015 16:58:22 +0100

Afghan government says it won't make separate peace with Taliban - Taliban succession dispute hints at rifts within group
Mon, 03 Aug 2015 16:58:22 +0100

US-led air strikes in Iraq, Syria killed many civilians, report says
Mon, 03 Aug 2015 16:58:22 +0100

Following death of Cecil, Zimbabwe authorities ID 2nd American in illegal lion kill - Zimbabwe to press for extradition of hunter who killed Cecil the lion - Zimbabwe safari operator says 2nd American accused of illegal lion hunt acted in 'good faith'
Mon, 03 Aug 2015 16:58:22 +0100

Mexico news photographer found dead in capital
Mon, 03 Aug 2015 16:58:22 +0100

One killed, several injured after storm collapses festival tent in Chicago suburb
Mon, 03 Aug 2015 16:58:22 +0100

Israel's Netanyahu vows 'zero tolerance' for Jewish extremists after deadly attacks - 18-year-old Palestinian protester dies of wounds after clash with Israeli troops
Mon, 03 Aug 2015 16:58:22 +0100

Greek Shares Tumble as Market Reopens
Mon, 03 Aug 2015 16:58:22 +0100

Fatal shooting outside Mississippi courthouse
Mon, 03 Aug 2015 16:58:22 +0100

Top House Dem on intelligence panel backs Iran nuclear deal
Mon, 03 Aug 2015 16:58:22 +0100

Obama OKs air power to aid Pentagon-trained Syrian rebels - Activists say at least 12 killed after Syrian warplane crashes on bombing run
Mon, 03 Aug 2015 16:58:22 +0100

China investigating liquor suppliers for Viagra in alcohol
Mon, 03 Aug 2015 16:58:22 +0100

Mom killed daughter, 6, and father, cops say
Mon, 03 Aug 2015 16:58:22 +0100

Hundreds flee homes as dozens of wildfires scorch California
Mon, 03 Aug 2015 16:58:22 +0100

Jessica Alba’s company under fire as customers complain sunscreen doesn’t work
Mon, 03 Aug 2015 16:58:22 +0100

Indiana bans almost all phone use for drivers under 21, some legislators unaware
Mon, 03 Aug 2015 16:58:22 +0100

Fatal shooting outside Mississippi courthouse - Fox News
Mon, 03 Aug 2015 16:58:00 +0100


Fox News

Fatal shooting outside Mississippi courthouse
Fox News
Authorities investigate near where a man fatally shot a defendant waiting in a small courtyard outside a criminal courthouse in Mississippi. (AP). CANTON, Miss. – A man fatally shot a defendant waiting in a small courtyard outside a criminal courthouse ...
Man shot dead in front of Mississippi courthouse: policeReuters
Defendant Fatally Shot Outside Madison County, Mississippi, CourthouseNBCNews.com
Shooter kills 1 outside Miss. courthouseUSA TODAY
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'Street Outlaws' star crashes
Mon, 03 Aug 2015 16:56:38 +0100

New dinosaur discovery
Mon, 03 Aug 2015 16:56:38 +0100

7 ways to save big on vacation
Mon, 03 Aug 2015 16:56:38 +0100

Demi explains her relapses
Mon, 03 Aug 2015 16:56:38 +0100

Eliza kicked out of hotel
Mon, 03 Aug 2015 16:56:38 +0100

Safest Ford pickup truck?
Mon, 03 Aug 2015 16:56:38 +0100

Amy's gun violence vow
Mon, 03 Aug 2015 16:56:38 +0100

Virgin's first cruise ships
Mon, 03 Aug 2015 16:56:38 +0100

Miranda and Shania did what?
Mon, 03 Aug 2015 16:56:38 +0100

Cop's kind act goes viral
Mon, 03 Aug 2015 16:56:38 +0100

This oil worse than sugar?
Mon, 03 Aug 2015 16:56:38 +0100

Christina walked out on Pitt
Mon, 03 Aug 2015 16:56:38 +0100

'PIG' on cop order sparks ire
Mon, 03 Aug 2015 16:56:38 +0100

Hadid: I will pose nude for...
Mon, 03 Aug 2015 16:56:38 +0100

Obama expands bombing in Syria to support US-backed rebels - Los Angeles Times
Mon, 03 Aug 2015 16:47:38 +0100


Los Angeles Times

Obama expands bombing in Syria to support US-backed rebels
Los Angeles Times
The White House has expanded its bombing campaign in Syria to help defend a small Pentagon-backed force against other armed insurgent groups or government security forces, officials said Monday. The decision by President Obama increases the risk that ...
US jets extend their mission to defend favoured rebels against Assad in SyriaTelegraph.co.uk
The U.S. Is Being Pulled Deeper and Deeper Into the Syrian WarSlate Magazine (blog)
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Hitchhiking Robot hitchBOT's Journey Cut Short in Philadelphia - ABC News
Mon, 03 Aug 2015 16:34:20 +0100


ABC News

Hitchhiking Robot hitchBOT's Journey Cut Short in Philadelphia
ABC News
A Canadian robot hitchhiking across the United States had its journey cut short in Philadelphia after its arms were ripped off and it was left on the ground. The child-sized hitchBOT can snap photos and carry on limited conversations. Created as a ...
HitchBOT, the hitchhiking robot, gets beheaded in PhiladelphiaCNN
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SNEAKY SNAPS? Navy sailor charged after sub pics found on phone
Mon, 03 Aug 2015 16:29:56 +0100

COP KILLER AT LARGE Manhunt intensifies as ex-convict ID'd as suspect
Mon, 03 Aug 2015 16:29:56 +0100

HILLARY FEELIN' THE HEAT? WH says Biden 'thinking' about 2016 bid, Obama prefers 'spirited contest'
Mon, 03 Aug 2015 16:29:56 +0100

PUNISH A HERO? Officer could face charges for firing on Tenn. gunman
Mon, 03 Aug 2015 16:29:56 +0100

BASEBALL TRAGEDY Bat boy, 9, dies after being hit by practice swing
Mon, 03 Aug 2015 16:29:56 +0100

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