PRESS DIGEST - Wall Street Journal - July 15

Mon Jul 15, 2013 1:02am EDT
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July 15 (Reuters) - The following are the top stories in the Wall Street Journal. Reuters has not verified these stories and does not vouch for their accuracy.

* A string of cautionary opinions from administration lawyers over the last two years sheds new light on President Obama's halting and ultimately secretive steps to provide military support to rebels in Syria's deadly civil war. ()

* As the numbers pile up showing China's sizzling growth cooling down, industries worldwide - from German paper cutter makers to Indonesian palm oil exporters - are confronting an altered landscape of winners and losers. ()

* In one of the first lawsuits to go to trial involving Bernard Madoff's massive fraud, a group of investors is nearing a settlement with a Connecticut bank that they said should have uncovered the Ponzi scheme years before it collapsed. ()

* Chinese officials released new details of their bribery allegations against GlaxoSmithKline and said four executives have been detained. ()   Continued...