PRESS DIGEST - Wall Street Journal - July 14

Mon Jul 14, 2014 12:29am EDT
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July 14 (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.

* Thousands of Palestinians in the northern Gaza Strip fled their homes for UN shelters after the Israeli military warned residents to evacuate ahead of an intensified offensive. (

* As big banks with large trading operations report second-quarter earnings results this week, investors and analysts will be trying to find out whether the slowdown is a temporary funk or a lasting shift. (

* Chinese prosecutors indicted a foreign husband-and-wife investigation team for illegally obtaining private information on Chinese citizens, in a case that has drawn attention to their work with U.K. drug giant GlaxoSmithKline and to China's judicial system. (

* Spanish banks say a modest decline in bad loans marks a post-crisis turning point. But analysts warn that a more comprehensive measure of the banks' health points to a longer road to recovery. (   Continued...