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Halliburton reaches $1.1B oil spill settlement

Halliburton says it has agreed to pay $1.1 billion to settle a majority of plaintiff claims brought over the company's role in the 2010 BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.

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Kraft recalls more than 7,500 cases of cheese

Kraft Foods Group has announced a recall of more than 7,500 cases of its popular single-slice American cheese.

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Before the iWatch there was...

After years hovering in the vapor, little more than a dream for Apple fanatics everywhere, the elusive iWatch may be days away from becoming a reality. But it will hardly be the first smartwatch to hit the market.

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Dollar General raises bid for Family Dollar

There's a new skirmish in the fierce takeover battle among dollar-store rivals. Dollar General, the industry leader, has raised its bid for Family Dollar slightly, to about $9.1 billion from its prior $9 billion offer.

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Fast-food workers plan nationwide protest

The campaign to get fast-food workers paid at least $15 a hour resumes later this week.

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Stocks: 4 things to know before the open

Summer is over. Let's get to work.

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Eric Cantor goes to Wall Street

Former House Majority Leader Eric Cantor is taking his talents to Wall Street, joining boutique investment bank Moelis & Co. as a vice chairman and board member.

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Russian bank offers cats with mortgages

Would you like a cat with that mortgage? Russia's biggest bank, Sberbank, is offering to deliver cats to the doorsteps of new mortgage clients as part of a quirky promotional campaign.

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Report: Durant offered $265 million-plus shoe deal

Nike pulled out all the stops to prevent Oklahoma City Thunder star Kevin Durant from signing a shoe deal with rival Under Armour. Durant's seven-year contract with Nike is expiring and Under Armour offer him a 10-year deal worth $265 milli...

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Sports betting vs. stock market

Sports gamblers have lots in common with stock market investors. They both believe they can predict the future, and they sometimes fall into the trap of making decisions with their hearts instead of their brains. And of course, they both hate to lose. But don't let those similarities fool you.

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4 reasons why you shouldn't fear September

September has historically been the worst month for the market.

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