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Beheading of Steven Sotloff follows murder of James Foley

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Jefferies revenues jump to $835m

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US manufacturing strength boosts dollar

Treasury bond yields rise and gold sinks

Water shortages pose threat to shale gas

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West considers penalty against Putin

Sanctions list could be extended to cover 2018 World Cup

BP tries to remove oil spill claims chief

Group alleges emails point to conflict of interest

Sovereign debt plan takes on holdouts

Pilot for new restructuring era could be Ukraine

US forces attack al-Shabaab in Somalia

Islamist militants confirm two vehicles hit by strike

Uber hit with Germany ban

App-enabled taxi service faces fines of up to €250,000

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