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August 2, 2012 - 5:42 AM

French town famed for extreme sports bans wingsuit

PARIS (AP) — The French town of Chamonix, deep in the shadow of Mont Blanc, has always embraced danger.

August 2, 2012 - 5:36 AM

Adidas 2nd-quarter earnings up 18 percent

BERLIN (AP) — Sportswear maker Adidas is reporting a nearly 18 percent increase in second-quarter earnings and is raising its full-year forecast — citing growth in emerging markets a

August 2, 2012 - 5:36 AM

BAE Systems H1 profit dips, cautions on US outlook

LONDON (AP) — Defense contractor BAE Systems has reported a dip in profit in the first half as sales slumped by 10 percent.

August 2, 2012 - 5:36 AM

Lufthansa Q2 profit falls on fuel costs, taxes

BERLIN (AP) — German airline Lufthansa is blaming high fuel costs and new taxes on air travel in Germany and Austria for a 24 percent decline in second quarter earnings.

August 2, 2012 - 5:36 AM

Deutsche Post DHL earns fall on sales tax payment

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Mail, freight and express delivery company Deutsche Post DHL says net profit fell 28 percent in the second quarter as the company increased sales but had to

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