China Slowdown Becomes Clearer, Trump’s Non-Apology: Sunday Wrap

Here are highlights of the top news stories from around the world on Sunday:

Showing that government measures to stimulate the economy aren’t yet taking hold, China’s producer-price index fell 5.4 percent year on year in July, the biggest drop since October 2009. That came on the heels of trade data Saturday that showed exports last month shrank 8.3 percent from a year earlier, compared with an estimated decline of 1.5 percent.

One day after billionaire Donald Trump was dumped from a Republican campaign gathering over his suggestion that a Fox News anchor was on her period during Thursday’s candidate debate, the front-runner in polls for the 2016 U.S. presidential nomination refused to apologize and insisted his views on women were being misunderstood.

Berkshire Hathaway Inc.’s acquisition of Precision Castparts Corp., if completed, would cap Warren Buffett’s reshaping of his conglomerate in recent years from what was virtually a mutual fund into a heavy-industrial company.

Going against Tom Cruise was Mission Impossible for “Fantastic Four.” It bombed at the movie box office in its opening weekend, following savage reviews.

Greece is looking to seal a deal by Tuesday to get its next bailout.

AT&T Inc. and its unions agreed to keep talking after their contract expired, averting a strike.

Iraq’s prime minister abolished his deputy and assistant positions in an effort to tackle corruption and end sectarian division of government.

New York Giants fans mourned the death of one of the team’s greatest players, Frank Gifford, who went on to broadcast fame in the early days of “Monday Night Football.”

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