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Graph, vehicles are suspended above other installation stations as they are moved along the assembly line at the Nissan Canton Vehicle Assembly Plant in Canton, Miss. On Friday, July 1, 2016, the Institute for Supply Management, a trade group of purchasing managers, issues its index of manufacturing activity for June.
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Construction workers work on a building in Miami Beach, Fla. On Friday, July 1, 2016, the Commerce Department reports on U.S. construction spending in June.
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This photo combo shows, clockwise from upper left: a customer receiving a facial massage at an Elizabeth Arden Red Door Spa in New York; Revlon lipstick displayed at a Brooklyn pharmacy in New York; the LinkedIn logo on a screen at the post where it trades on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, and the Microsoft Visitor Center in Redmond, Wash. There’s a $2.5 trillion risk to stock prices that’s lurking in financial statements. That is the figure for goodwill, an accounting term that represents the premium that companies pay when buying each other. The price Microsoft is offering is 50 percent more than what investors had judged LinkedIn shares were worth before their deal. Revlon’s $419 million purchase of Elizabeth Arden announced a few days after the Microsoft news is 50 percent more than the target company shares, too.
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Chinese President Xi Jinping, 10th from left in first row, delivers his speech during a celebration ceremony to mark the 95th anniversary of the founding of the Communist Party of China at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, Friday, July 1, 2016. (How Hwee Young/Pool Photo via AP)
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That activity was flat in June, signaling further weakness in the world's No. 2 economy as it undergoes a prolonged slowdown. (Chinatopix via AP) CHINA OUT
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Australia's Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, left, and opposition leader Bill Shorten shake hands as they arrive for a debate in Canberra. Australians go to the polls Saturday, July 2, 2016, with the opposition leader vying to become the country's fifth prime minister in three years. (Tracey Nearmy/Pool Photo via AP, File)
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Cars pass a gas station sign displaying gas prices in San Diego, Calif. The California attorney general has issued subpoenas to several oil refiners to learn how they set gasoline prices, which are consistently higher in California than in most other states.
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Obama Signs Puerto Rico Financial Rescue Bill
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Trump Says Clinton Will Support TPP as President
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Nashville's iconic Elliston Place Soda Shop offers a coconut cream pie with a huge layer of merengue, Thursday, June 30, 2016. Elliston Place was chosen as the first-day-of-issue launch site for a new postage stamp series called "soda shop favorites," in part because it still offers all five desserts the stamps depict: double-scoop ice cream cone, egg cream, banana split, root beer float and hot fudge sundae.
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A home with an "In Escrow" sign in Encinitas, Calif. On Thursday, June 30, 2016, Freddie Mac reports on the week’s average U.S. mortgage rates.
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A job seeker fills out a job application during a job fair at Dolphin Mall in Miami. On Thursday, June 30, 2016, the Labor Department reports on the number of people who applied for unemployment benefits the week before.
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The Amazon logo in Santa Monica, Calif. Amazon’s “Prime Day” is back. The e-commerce powerhouse will offer a bonanza of discounts during its second-annual “Prime Day” on July 12, 2016. Others such as Wal-Mart are launching their own “Christmas in July” sales to compete.
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Oculus CEO Brendan Iribe holds up the new Rift virtual reality headset during a news conference in San Francisco. A hacker apparently briefly took over Iribe's Twitter account on Wednesday, June 30, 2016.
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Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks at a Digital Content Creators Town Hall at the Neuehouse Hollywood in Los Angeles, Tuesday, June 28, 2016.
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Trump Promises to Conquer Trade Deficit, ISIS
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Leaders Talk Clean Energy, TPP During Summit
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The exterior of the BancorpSouth headquarters in Tupelo, Miss. The Department of Justice and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau fined Mississippi-based BancorpSouth $10.6 million, Wednesday, June 29, 2016, alleging the bank deliberately discriminated against minorities in its lending practices. (Thomas Wells/The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal, via AP)
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A "Sold" sign in front of a house in Andover, Mass. On Wednesday, June 29, the National Association of Realtors releases its May report on pending home sales, which are seen as a barometer of future purchases.