Iraqi Forces Retake Center of Key City
By FALIH HASSAN and SEWELL CHAN 5:32 PM ET
Islamic State militants fled the government headquarters in the western city of Ramadi, although pockets of resistance remained in the north and east.
China using currency reserves to retake its place as economic power In the 19th century China began its slow economic decline. Nearly 200 years later, the People’s Republic is using its abundant currency reserves to buy its way back to economic prominence, raising concerns in the West.
The American International Group said on Friday that it lost nearly $2.7 billion for the second quarter, swinging from a profit during the same time last year as it took an accounting charge for a big unit it plans to sell to MetLife.
But excluding the $3.3 billion goodwill impairment charge, A.I.G. reported a $1.3 billion profit for the quarter, a 17 percent rise over last year's results as the firm said its insurance operations were stable and that it had recorded investment gains.
A.I.G. reiterated that it is still in the process of selling off several major units to help pay back its government bailout.
H.P. Tries to Keep the Ink Flowing
By ASHLEE VANCE
Hewlett-Packard’s printing group has been one of the company’s star performers, accounting for nearly a quarter of overall revenue, but that may be changing.
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tr.v., -took (-tʊk'), -tak·en (-tā'kən), -tak·ing, -takes.
- To take back or again.
- To recapture.
- To photograph, film, or record again.
- A taking again.
- The act or an instance of photographing, filming, or recording again.