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iRobot Corp.

iRobot's robotic lawn mower gets U.S. regulatory approval, brings grass cutting to new heights

It seems like yard work is headed to a greener pasture with the new free-wheeling automated lawn mower made by iRobot Corp Inc, which recently got regulatory approval Wednesday to manufacture and sell their new product.

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China's export

China's July exports slump 8 percent, raises pressure for more stimulus

Chinese exports tumbled 8.3 percent in July, their biggest drop in four months and far worse than expected, reinforcing expectations that Beijing will be forced to roll out more stimulus to support the world's second-largest economy.

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Tesla

Tesla's stock down 6% as it lowers car delivery forecast

Tesla's stock dropped more than 6% in after-hours trading Wednesday after the electric automaker said it might not be able to deliver as many cars as it had planned for this year. That's despite better-than-expected second quarter results.

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Angela Merkel and Wolfgang Schaeuble

Germans fret over Europe's future but still believe

The battle for Europe will be won or lost in Germany. On some days recently, it has looked like it might be lost. But that is to underestimate the deep German commitment to the success of European integration based on the rule of law.

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Nevzat Aydin

Yemeksepeti CEO in Turkey gives out $27M to employees after sale

Nevsat Aydin, the co-founder and CEO of Yemeksepeti, an online delivery website in Turkey, shared $27M of revenue to its 114 employees after Delivery Hero acquired the company in May.

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European Space Agency

Europe invests $384M in search for alien life on Jupiter's moons

With recent milestones in space exploration, including this month's flyby of the New Horizons spacecraft of Pluto, one may wonder whether man has reached the end of planetary exploration.

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Iran nuclear talks

Foreign insurers taking cautious look at Iran after nuclear deal

Western and Middle East insurance specialists see Iran as an appealing $8 billion (£5 billion) market in the wake of its nuclear deal with world powers, though uncertainty over when sanctions on Tehran will be lifted means they are treating the country with caution.

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Oil Tanker

U.S. light oil exports double in May, mostly to Europe

U.S. exports of ultra-light crude, also known as condensate, have doubled since the start of the year, with most shipments headed to Europe, according to traders familiar with the deals and data from an energy consultant.

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Greek (R) and a European flag

Wave of contagion expected after dramatic weekend raises 'Grexit' chances

Global financial markets are braced for a wave of contagion from Greece on Monday, with expected heavy losses for southern European government bonds and regional stock markets as investors scramble to discount a possible "Grexit" that most had still assumed was unlikely as late as Friday afternoon.

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Sergio Marchionne

Fiat Chrysler CEO says long way from lobbying GM investors

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCHA.MI) (FCAU.N) is a long way from making any offer to the shareholders of U.S. rival General Motors (GM.N) over a possible tie-up, FCA Chief Executive Sergio Marchionne said on Wednesday.

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Beijing

World financial fears keep Asia firms in holding pattern - Reuters/INSEAD survey

Sentiment at some of Asia's biggest firms has deteriorated as a slowing Chinese economy, Greek sovereign debt crisis and looming U.S. interest rate hike create deepening concern about the state of the world economy, a Thomson Reuters/INSEAD survey showed.

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Boeing 737 assembly plant

Boeing gets 747 boost as Russian firm signs up for more freighters

Boeing (BA.N) won breathing space for its struggling jumbo jet on Wednesday with a preliminary deal for 20 of its 747-8 freighters from Russian cargo airline Volga-Dnepr Group.

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Frankfurt stock exchange

Greek standoff saps Europe, dollar swings ahead of Fed

European shares hit a near four-month low and yields on lower-rated euro zone sovereign debt climbed to their highest point since November, as financial markets braced for the possibility of Greece defaulting on its debt.

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Dollar

U.S. rate prospects spook global stocks, dollar struggles

Shares in Europe and Asia fell on Tuesday as speculation intensified that the Federal Reserve could raise U.S. interest rates sooner than many expect, although this failed to give the dollar a significant boost.

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Tokyo Stock Exchange

German yields rise again, stocks dip

More sales of German government bonds weighed on European stock markets on Monday, while the dollar retreated after a report - later denied - that President Barack Obama had expressed concern over its strength after a year-long rally.

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