Team Report – Texas Rangers – Yahoo Sports

Darvish’s final first-half start is scheduled for Wednesday, which means he should be among the contenders to start for the AL. Darvish is 8-4 and entered Sunday among the AL’s top 10 in ERA (sixth at 2.63) and strikeouts (fourth with 134). –RHP Nick Tepesch had an up-and-down afternoon Sunday, when he gave up six runs — including five in the first inning — over six innings and took the loss as the Rangers fell to the Mets 8-4. http://sports.yahoo.com/news/team-report-texas-rangers-015450002–mlb.html

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China’s Coming Shale Gas Auction Offer Little Hope To Private Investors – Forbes

The second round held in 2012 was open to private investors, but shortlisted candidates included the bizarre choices of a home-appliance company and a hardware firm that mainly sells hand tools . Now the repeatedly delayed third round is expected to take place, but things are unlikely to get any better for private investors hoping to benefit from the countrys future shale gas boom. The third auction, which Beijing planned to launch towards the end of 2013, is almost a year overdue as the central government, local officials and state-run oil conglomerates finalize the coming sale. http://www.forbes.com/sites/ywang/2014/08/07/chinas-coming-shale-gas-auction-offer-little-hope-to-private-investors/

South Africa’s Adcock Says To Fall Into 9-month Loss – Yahoo News

REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) – South Africa’s No.2 drugmaker Adcock Ingram will post a loss in the first nine-months of its fiscal year, it said on Tuesday, a sign a turnaround plan led by top investor Bidvest is yet to gain traction. Adcock is lagging behind rivals as it grapples with slowing sales, over-reliance on a heavily regulated home market and poor distribution network. Industrial conglomerate Bidvest, which owns about 34 percent of Adcock, has been pushing through changes after blocking a $1.2 billion takeover bid of Adcock from Chile’s CFR Pharmaceuticals earlier this year. “The effects of the corrective action are unlikely to yield significant improvement in the short term,” Adcock said in a trading statement. http://news.yahoo.com/south-africas-adcock-says-fall-9-month-loss-154028576.html

Fairfield County Home Sales Fall In Second Quarter, But Reasons For Optimism – New Canaan News

The home sales market in Ridgefield was solid in the second quarter with the average sales price in the $800,000 range. This five-bedroom on three acres at 99 Minuteman Road in Ridgefield is on the market for $895,000 and is being offered by the Ridgefield office of Berkshire Hathaway Home Services of New England. Photo: Contributed Photo / The News-Times Contributed

The home sales market in Ridgefield was solid in the second quarter with the average sales price in the $800,000 range. This five-bedroom on three acres at 99 Minuteman Road in Ridgefield is on the market for $895,000 and is being offered by the Ridgefield office of Berkshire Hathaway Home Services of New England. Photo: Contributed Photo The home sales market in Ridgefield was solid in the second quarter… A home for sale at 151 Woodway Road in Darien, Conn. http://www.newcanaannewsonline.com/news/article/Fairfield-County-home-sales-fall-in-second-5664281.php

Wal-Mart’s website to personalize shopping – Yahoo News

Wal-Mart is rolling out a feature that will enable its website to show shoppers more products that they may like, based on their previous purchases. It also will customize Wal-Mart’s home page for each shopper based on where that customer lives, showing local weather and events, as well as the customer’s search and purchase histories. So if a new mom just bought a stroller or crib on Walmart.com, the revamped website might recommend diapers and car seats, too. And if someone who lives in Dallas searches the website for sports jerseys, Walmart.com could suggest Rangers or Dallas Cowboy gear. The personalization feature is part of a push by Wal-Mart to improve the online shopping experience of its customers, leading up to a complete re-launch of the site in early 2015. http://news.yahoo.com/wal-marts-website-personalize-shopping-043155263.html

House Call Apps Bring A Doctor To Your Door – Cnn.com

The American Medical Association says telemedicine is useful for both patients and the health care industry as a whole.

The app he developed, Pager , offers house call services for customers in Manhattan and, starting next week, Brooklyn. Pager’s doctors are available from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m., 365 days a year, with an additional after-hour fee for nights and weekends. Toby Hervey, Pager’s head of marketing and business development, said that several aspects of Uber informed Pager’s approach. Like Uber, the app is structured as a mobile, location-based service. http://www.cnn.com/2014/07/31/health/doctor-house-call-app/index.html

Hannibal home improvement store closing but questions remain – WGEM.com: Quincy News, Weather, Sports, and Radio

11. More >> Audit shows more than $12,000 missing or misappropriated in NEMO government office Results from a state audit on the Clark County Circuit Clerk’s Office shows thousands of dollars are missing or misappropriated. More >> Results from a state audit on the Clark County Circuit Clerk’s Office shows thousands of dollars are missing or misappropriated. More >> All content Copyright 2000 – 2014 WorldNow and WGEM. All Rights Reserved. http://www.wgem.com/story/26156166/2014/07/30/hannibal-home-improvement-store-closing-but-questions-remain

Home Properties Reports Second Quarter 2014 Results And Announces Quarterly Dividend — Rochester, N.y., July 31, 2014 /prnewswire/ —

Some stores ‘right’ for Plainview – MyPlainview.com: News

Pettinella. “However, we believe that it is in the best interest of the Company’s stockholders for us to dissolve our new development platform and focus 100% on our core differentiating strategy of acquiring and redeveloping mature apartment communities.” In the second quarter of 2014, the Company recognized a non-cash charge for the impairment in value of land parcels that will not be developed and other related charges of approximately $3.8million. This one-time charge does not negatively impact OFFO. http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/home-properties-reports-second-quarter-2014-results-and-announces-quarterly-dividend-269439651.html

For the past several years, Retail Coach has partnered with Plainview on its Retail Economic Development Plan, which is designed to attract retail stores to the city. As part of that partnership, Retail Coach has helped gather pivotal research about Plainview, including basic demographics, customer spending habits, average customer incomes and retail leakage. Taking that data and other factors into consideration, Retail Coach finds retail and restaurant chains that promise to be a good fit for Plainview. http://www.myplainview.com/news/article_4508078e-19cd-11e4-9c8b-001a4bcf887a.html

Home Depot and Lowe’s: 5 Simple Charts Investors Should See – NASDAQ.com

HD Net Income (Annual) Chart

But there are two key points here. One, neither company is in dangerous territory. They both generate enough cash flow to pay off their debts. The second point will be below the chart: Over this time frame, Home Depot’s debt-to-equity ratio has increased 135.5%, whereas Lowe’s debt-to-equity ratio has increased 233.2%. That said, debt isn’t a concern for either company at the moment. http://www.nasdaq.com/article/home-depot-and-lowes-5-simple-charts-investors-should-see-cm375521

Top Consumer Complaints: Consumers Complain Most About These 10 Things

Infineon Q3 Earnings Beat on Improvement in Segment Results – Analyst Blog – NASDAQ.com

Auto: Misrepresentations in advertising or sales of new and used cars, lemons, faulty repairs, leasing and towing disputes 2. Home Improvement/Construction: Shoddy work, failure to start or complete the job 3. Credit/Debt: Billing and fee disputes, mortgage modifications and mortgage-related fraud, credit repair, debt relief services, predatory lending, illegal or abusive debt collection tactics 4. http://www.cnbc.com/id/101880334

The company witnessed robust performance across all its segments, which drove the earnings in the quarter. Infineon has been making persistent efforts to tap the immense market potential, which has led to consistently strong results for the company in the last five quarters. Revenues Revenue for the quarter increased 6% sequentially and 9% year over year to 1,110 million ($1,502.7 million). However, the revenues lagged the Zacks Consensus Estimate of $1,550 million. http://www.nasdaq.com/article/infineon-q3-earnings-beat-on-improvement-in-segment-results-analyst-blog-cm374939