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- Many Federal Reserve officials pushed for more action to spur economic growth at its most recent meeting, minutes show. [New York Times]
- Europe’s economic output weakened for the seventh consecutive month in July. [Bloomberg]
- Existing home sales rose in July, another sign that the housing market is beginning to rebound. [Washington Post]
- Best Buy will pay its new CEO $32 million, more than twice as much as it made in profit last quarter. [Wall Street Journal]
- Just over half of Americans are middle class, down from 60 percent four decades ago, a new survey says. [Los Angeles Times]
- Greece wants more time to institute its fiscal reforms, warning its exit from the Euro could start a domino effect across the continent. [Washington Post]
- The Securities and Exchange Commission approved new rules requiring companies to disclose if they use “conflict minerals” from war-torn African countries. [The Hill]