PRESS DIGEST - Wall Street Journal - July 6

Wed Jul 6, 2016 12:20am EDT
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July 6 (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.

- FBI Director James Comey said Hillary Clinton's handling of classified information was "extremely careless" but that the bureau would not recommend charges over her use of private email.

- Two big British asset managers blocked investors from pulling money out of real-estate funds, and the pound sank to a new 31-year low Tuesday, signs that the UK's vote to leave the EU was shaking the country anew.

- Home Secretary Theresa May established herself as the front-runner in the race to become the next UK prime minister by convincingly winning a first round of voting for a new Conservative Party chief.

- Upon taking the helm of Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc, Joseph Papa promised to start a "new chapter" at the struggling company. But Wall Street is questioning whether the man hired to effect change can succeed after drawing from a playbook similar to Valeant at his previous company. (Compiled by Shivam Srivastava in Bengaluru)