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  • British Sky Broadcasting deal may revive Fox's attempt to buy Timer Warner

    British Sky Broadcasting has agreed to take control of its Italian and German sister companies from Rupert Murdoch's 21st Century Fox. The British Sky Broadcasting deal gives Rupert Murdoch and 21st Century Fox enough cash to possibly buy Time Warner.

  • Americans owe $902.2 billion in car loans

    Americans now owe $902.2 billion in car loans, up 10 percent from last year. However, most Americans also repaying their car loans on time.

  • 'Dumb Starbucks' returns on TV's 'Nathan for You' (+video)

    The 'Dumb Starbucks' episode of Comedy Central's 'Nathan for You' will air on July 29. Dumb Starbucks, which made headlines in February as a real-life parody of Starbucks, was a project by comedian Nathan Fielder, known for testing the boundaries of 'terms of use' rules.

  • Bon Jovi could buy the Buffalo Bills. Will he move them to Toronto?

    A group that includes rocker Jon Bon Jovi reportedly conducted a feasibility study into buying the Buffalo Bills and building a stadium in Toronto. If Jon Bon Jovi were to buy the Buffalo Bills, how much would the NFL team fetch?

  • Mutual funds face new SEC regulations, falling assets

    Mutual funds in the US fell $2.18 billion to $2.56 trillion for the week. Meanwhile, regulators have voted by a narrow margin to end a longtime staple of the investment industry — the fixed $1 share price for money-market mutual funds — at least for some money funds used by big investors.

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  • Can your town ban fracking? Depends on the state

    A judge struck down a fracking ban in Longmont, Colo. Thursday – a victory for oil and gas companies, and a blow to environmentalists trying to halt fracking at the local level. As more and more cities and towns mull fracking bans, courts are weighing in with decisions that vary widely by state.

  • Will paper-thin batteries power tomorrow's smart phones?

    Today's lithium-ion batteries may be too big for future electronics. A startup in California has developed paper-thin, flexible batteries that could be used in smart phones and other gadgets of the future.

  • Xi Jinping: Behind the purge of China's oil firms

    Xi Jinping has launched a campaign against his political rivals that is roiling the entire Communist Party. A Reuters examination of the oil-industry component of the Chinese president's crackdown shows the extent of the Xi Jinping purge, a drama that will have repercussions well beyond China.

  • Virginia campground tornado: What caused deadly storm? (+video)

    Virginia campground tornado tore through a sprawling, carnival-like campground Thursday, killing two and leaving more than two dozen injured. About 1,300 people were at the Virginia campground when the tornado hit.

  • Minnesota allows expanded wolf hunt despite criticism

    Minnesota will issue hundreds more wolf hunting licenses this year, three years after the animals came off the endangered species list. The expanded Minnesota wolf hunting season begins in November.

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