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Burger King 2Q profit climbs on overseas strength

Burger King's net income climbed 31 percent in the second quarter, driven by growth overseas. Full story

Box Office Buzz: Despicable Rules

   The animated sequel earned another $44.7M. 'Grown Ups 2' opened in second place. 'Pacific Rim' debuted in a disappointing third.

Box office: 'Despicable Me 2' holds top spot

Universal's minions ran away with the box office for the second week in a row. Full story

The rich expand their holdings and increase in number: study

(Reuters) - The number of millionaires in the world jumped 9.2 percent to 12 million last year, in part because of simultaneous strength in the stock, bond and real estate markets, according to a study of the high-net-worth population. Full story

Shuanghui's Smithfield deal pushes Morgan Stanley to top of Asia M&A tables

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Shuanghui International Holdings Ltd's $4.7 billion agreed offer for Smithfield Foods Inc <SFD.N> has injected life back into Asian M&A, and helped Morgan Stanley <MS.N> to claim the top slot in the advisory league table in the Asia-Pacific region as the mid-yea Full story

New Zealand passes same-sex marriage law

   New Zealand became the first country in the Asia-Pacific region to legalize same-sex marriages after its parliament voted overwhelmingly to extend gay and lesbian couples the right to tie the knot. NBCNews.com's Dara Brown reports.

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  Guillermo Del Toro talks 'Pacific Rim'

Director Guillermo del Toro chats with Access about his new movie, "Pacific Rim." What's it about?

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Gipsy Danger robot battling the Knifehead monster in a scene from "Pacific Rim."
Gipsy Danger robot battling the Knifehead monster in a scene from "Pacific Rim."

This film publicity image released by Warner Bros. Pictures shows the Gipsy Danger robot battling the Knifehead monster in a scene from "Pacific Rim." (AP Photo/Warner Bros. Pictures)

Director Guillermo del Toro poses at the premiere of "Pacific Rim" at Dolby theatre in Hollywood
Director Guillermo del Toro poses at the premiere of "Pacific Rim" at Dolby theatre in Hollywood

Director Guillermo del Toro poses at the premiere of "Pacific Rim" at Dolby theatre in Hollywood, California July 9, 2013. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni

Director Guillermo del Toro and his wife Lorenza pose at the premiere of "Pacific Rim" at Dolby theatre in Hollywood
Director Guillermo del Toro and his wife Lorenza pose at the premiere of "Pacific Rim" at Dolby theatre in Hollywood

Director Guillermo del Toro and his wife Lorenza pose at the premiere of "Pacific Rim" at Dolby theatre in Hollywood, California July 9, 2013. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni

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Actor Adam Savage poses on arrival for the Los Angeles premiere of the film "Pacific Rim" in Hollywood, California, on July 9, 2013. The film opens nationwide on July 12. AFP PHOTO/Frederic J. BROWNFREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images