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US stocks plunge, wiping out July's gains

...investors, the red flags were everywhere on Thursday.There were weak corporate results...over Ukraine. The European Union on Thursday revealed the details of broad economic...Management, said the main driver behind Thursday's sell-off was a reassessment of...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-07-31/us-stocks-plunge-wiping-ou
Iliad of France makes surprise bid for majority of T-Mobile US, challenging Sprint's overtures

...suitor on its hands. Upstart French telecom company Iliad SA on Thursday said it has offered $15 billion for a majority stake.Iliad...subscribers and 8.6 million wireless subscribers.Earlier Thursday, T-Mobile said its strong streak of customer recruitment...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-07-31/iliad-france-makes-surpris
Target taps outsider as CEO for first time in push to redefine itself with shoppers

...CEO for the first time as the retailer fights to redefine itself to American shoppers.The Minneapolis-based company said Thursday that it named PepsiCo executive Brian Cornell to the top spot, replacing Chief Financial Officer John Mulligan, who had been...

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Dustin Johnson takes leave of absence from golf

...be at the Ryder Cup at the end of September.In a statement Thursday from his agent at Hambric Sports Management, the 30-year-old...mission of self-improvement."The PGA Championship starts Thursday at Valhalla, but there is more big golf to follow. Johnson...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/golf/2014-07-31/dustin-johnson-takes-leave-a
Ravens' Ray Rice calls his actions 'totally inexcusable'

...inexcusable," said Rice, who during Ravens training camp Thursday spoke publicly for the first time since receiving a two-game...conference in May, and although he refused to divulge details on Thursday, he dismissed the notion that he was provoked."I don't...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nfl/2014-07-31/ravens-ray-rice-calls-his-act
Texas safety Josh Turne is back on the team

...rules.Team spokesman Steve Shutt confirmed Gibson's status Thursday, one day before the Deacons begin their first preseason camp...89-year-old Lujack was successful and he is doing "very well" Thursday, Mayo spokeswoman Duska Anastasijevic said. Amy Flanagan...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/college/2014-07-31/texas-safety-josh-turne-b
Calendar

...2014-2015: 6-8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 7, 6 George C. Wilson...30-9:30 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday, Augusta-Richmond County...COFFEE: 11 a.m. first Thursday of each month through May...Work sessions 9 a.m. first Thursdays, regular sessions 2 p.m...

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Sulfuric acid spray injures workers

Two ChemTrade employees are being treated for burns after being sprayed with sulfuric acid Thursday.Firefighters were called to the business on Columbia Nitrogen Road around 10 a.m. in reference to a spill, according to a...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2014-07-31/sulfuric-acid-spray-in
Braves part with pure hitting prospect Caratini for pieces

...left-handed reliever James Russell, utility man Emilio Bonifacio and cash from the Cubs for prospect Victor Caratini at the deadline Thursday. Having seen Caratini several times since he was drafted in the second round last year out of Miami-Dade College in Kendall...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/content/blog-post/david-lee/2014-07-31/braves-part-
Police officers hold day camp for youths

On Thursday, police officers left their uniforms behind to spend the day playing football and sharing cheeseburgers with about 200 Augusta...

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