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China's inflation rose in June but was well below the government's target in a sign of weak demand amid an economic slowdown.
FORD IN CHINA: After years on the sidelines, Ford is trying to catch up in China. It's launching six new vehicles there this year and spending $5 billion to build five new plants.
Dave Schoch has one of the toughest jobs at Ford Motor Co.: catching the competition in the world's biggest car market.
ALUMINUM LOSS: Alcoa Inc. lost $119 million in the second quarter, compared with a loss of $2 million a year earlier. Revenue fell 2 percent on lower aluminum prices.
Barnes & Noble Inc. said Monday that William Lynch has stepped down as CEO, effective immediately, just weeks after the book retailer announced weak sales, big losses and the declining popularity of its Nook e-readers.
COMPANY EARNINGS: Cautious optimism about corporate earnings sent the stock market higher on Monday. U.S. companies start reporting their second-quarter results this week.
The Dow Jones industrial average rose on Monday before companies began reporting their second-quarter earnings. Alcoa was the first major corporation to report its earnings after the close of trading.
Regulators want to require eight of the largest U.S. banks to meet a stricter measure of health to reduce the threat they pose to the financial system.
Interest rates on short-term Treasury bills fell in Monday's auction with rates on six-month bills dipping to the lowest level since early 2012.
LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton is buying an 80 percent stake in Italian cashmere company Loro Piana for 2 billion euros ($2.57 billion) as the global luxury giant expands its family of brands.
Clearwire Corp. says its shareholders have voted in favor of selling the rest of its shares to majority owner Sprint Nextel Corp.
Prices for metals, both precious and industrial, pushed higher Monday.
FUNDS APPROVED: Greece's creditors approved the release of 6.8 billion euros ($8.7 billion) in bailout funds over the next few months, provided the country sticks to the cuts and reforms it agreed to in return for the loans.
The price of oil finished with a small loss Monday as traders waited for potentially market-moving news at midweek.