Asian stocks slip, euro hits one-year low on ECB uncertainty

TOKYO (Reuters) – Asian shares slipped on Tuesday as a U.S. holiday robbed markets of momentum, while the euro hit a fresh one-year low on uncertainty over the European Central Bank’s policy decision later this week.



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China anti-trust probes not protectionist, regulator says

SHANGHAI (Reuters) – China’s latest antitrust probes, which have hit firms such as Microsoft and Volkswagen AG , are not protectionist tools that favor domestic firms, an official of the country’s price regulator told the official China Daily.

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China’s Li Ning stumbles from gold medal position to no man’s land

HONG KONG (Reuters) – In 2010, former Chinese gymnast Li Ning led a surging $4 billion sportswear business, a gold-medal pinnacle echoing his victories at the 1984 Olympic Games.

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Hollande, Draghi agree on threat of deflation: official

PARIS (Reuters) – French President Francois Hollande and European Central Bank chief Mario Draghi agreed on Monday that deflation and weak growth were threatening the European Union’s economy, an official in the president’s office said.



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Revel casino, Atlantic City’s gleaming gambling hope, closes down

Atlantic City’s newest entry into the troubled casino market began winding its hotel facilities down Monday, with the casino slated to close early Tuesday morning.

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France’s Moscovici set for EU economy role, under supervision

BRUSSELS (Reuters) – Former French finance minister Pierre Moscovici has a “good chance” of being named to the European Commission’s top economic and monetary job, a French diplomatic source said on Monday, as attention turned to the line-up of the next EU executive.

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U.S. inflation bonds back in vogue

NEW YORK (Reuters) – U.S. investors are back in the hunt for inflation protection for the first time in two years as rising housing costs – particularly for rent – suggest inflation may finally be waking from its post-recession slumber.



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The Caffeinated Cyclist peddles down the road to a larger location

Steve Blackman, owner of the Caffeinated Cyclist bike shop in Pitman, is happy to be in a larger location on West Jersey Avenue.

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Factory activity in Europe, Asia cools; demand lull a concern

BANGALORE/SYDNEY (Reuters) – Factory activity in Europe and Asia cooled in August after a strong July, as new orders dwindled in the face of escalating tensions in Ukraine and a patchy recovery in China, purchasing managers indexes showed.

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KPMG refuses to approve BES accounts, warns of further loss

LISBON (Reuters) – Auditor KPMG has refused to approve bailed-out Banco Espirito Santo’s first-half report and accounts, published on Monday, citing the bank’s failure to provide adequate information on its financial position and also warned of possible further losses.



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