Pogba doubts as Juventus face scudetto rivals Roma
Misfiring Paul Pogba could start on the bench while new defender Alex Sandro could make his debut as Juventus travel to Roma in the first big clash of the fledgling Serie A season on Sunday. Pogba's first league outing of the campaign ended in disaster, for both the star midfielder and the Italian champions as he adjusts to life without former teammates Arturo Vidal and Andrea Pirlo. Juventus dominated throughout, failed to hit the target on nearly a dozen occasions and Pogba, who looked lost amid a new-look midfield, capped a poor performance with a ridiculously wide free-kick attempt that became a Twitter sensation for his detractors.
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Japan inflation flat, household spending slips
Japanese inflation fell back to zero in July while household spending dropped again, official data showed Friday, with the disappointing data sure to stoke speculation that the central bank would unleash more stimulus. Core inflation, excluding volatile fresh food prices, was flat year-on-year, the internal affairs ministry said, as lower fuel prices and other energy costs weighed on inflation. Household spending also fell 0.2 percent in July after declining 2.0 percent in the previous month, the ministry said.
Amgen wins approval for second biotech cholesterol drug
WASHINGTON (AP) ? Amgen Inc. has won federal approval for the second medicine in a new class of pricey biotech drugs that reduce artery-clogging cholesterol more than older statin drugs that have been used for decades.
Navas warns pace-setters Man City not to rest on their laurels
Manchester City winger Jesus Navas has warned the Premier League pace-setters not to get complacent after their blistering start to the season. Manuel Pellegrini's side have surged to the top of the table with three wins from their opening three matches and the swaggering manner of their performances suggests City are back to their best after tamely surrendering the title to Chelsea last season. With Raheem Sterling bedding in nicely after his move from Liverpool and a big-money deal for Wolfsburg's Belgium playmaker Kevin de Bruyne reportedly close to completion, City are assembling an awesome array of attacking talent that could leave rest of the top tier trailing in their wake.
Obama to people of New Orleans: You inspire me, and America
NEW ORLEANS (AP) ? Visiting residents on tidy porch stoops and sampling the fried chicken at a corner restaurant, President Barack Obama held out the people of New Orleans on Thursday as an extraordinary example of renewal and resilience 10 years after the devastation of Hurricane Katrina.
Asia extends global stocks rally as upbeat U.S. GDP soothes sentiment
Asian shares extended a global rally on Friday after upbeat U.S. economic data calmed sentiment shaken by days of turmoil in Chinese equities. Wall Street rose sharply overnight thanks to revised U.S. gross domestic product data showing the economy grew faster than initially thought in the second quarter - a reassuring sign amid worries over deepening economic woes in China. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan was up 0.7 percent, but was still poised to lose 0.4 percent for the week in which it logged three-year lows as plunging Chinese shares sent financial markets into a tailspin.
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Global stocks climb as US growth offsets China fears
Global stock markets surged on renewed confidence in the US recovery after days of wild swings, but some observers warned of more turbulence to come over the slowing Chinese economy. Buyers streamed back to markets after Shanghai, the epicenter of the volatility, snapped a five-day losing streak, and a surprisingly strong new estimate of US economic growth in the second quarter -- 3.7 percent -- gave more support as the day passed. "The US economy continues to perform on a consistent basis... (showing) that its economic recovery is sustainable... The United States is leading the global economy as it has been since late last year," FXTM chief market analyst Jameel Ahmad said on Thursday.
Lawyer: Former franchisee alerted Subway ad exec about FogleNEW YORK (AP) ? A former franchisee alerted an executive in charge of Subway's advertising in 2008 about her concerns about pitchman Jared Fogle, according to her lawyer.