China's manufacturing business activity retreated slightly in July from the previous month, official data showed on Saturday. The manufacturing purchasing managers' index (PMI), a key measure of factory activity in China, posted at 50.0 in July, down from 50.2 in June. Full Story

Uber valued at about $51 billion after latest funding round: WSJ

Uber Technologies Inc has closed a new round of funding that values the online taxi-hailing company at nearly $51 billion, the Wall Street Journal reported. Full Story

Toyota robot can pick up after people, help the sick

Toyota's new robot that glides around like R2-D2 is devoted to a single task: picking things up. Full Story

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