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›  Tech, transports drag on Wall Street; Dow hits record
(Reuters) - A swoon in technology and transportation shares led the S&P 500 slightly lower on Thursday on a day full of corporate earnings reports, but the Dow industrials set a record closing high, helped by a jump in Verizon.
›  Amazon profit slumps 77 percent as costs surge, shares fall
(Reuters) - Amazon.com Inc reported a 77 percent slump in quarterly profit as the company invests heavily in areas such as video content and in fast-growing economies such as India.
›  Starbucks signals U.S. caution on lower profit; closing Teavana stores
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Starbucks Corp on Thursday reported quarterly profit that matched analysts' estimates, but tempered expectations for the current quarter amid softness in the U.S. retail and restaurant industries, and said it would close all 379 of its Teavana stores.
›  U.S. durable goods, trade data boost second-quarter growth estimate
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Shipments of key U.S.-made capital goods increased in June for a fifth straight month, suggesting that business spending on equipment helped to boost economic growth in the second quarter.
›  Exclusive: Nordstrom family offers preferential terms to clinch buyout partner - sources
(Reuters) - The group of Nordstrom Inc family members seeking to take the eponymous U.S. department store operator private is offering preferential terms to potential equity partners willing to fund the buyout, people familiar with the matter said.
›  Booming stocks and credit, falling U.S. dollar seen giving Fed cover to hike
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Despite analysts' chatter that sluggish inflation may prevent the Federal Reserve from raising interest rates further soon, the rosy scene in financial markets might allow U.S. policy-makers to squeeze in another rate hike this year after all.
›  Intel second quarter revenue rises 9.1 percent
(Reuters) - Intel Corp, the world's largest chipmaker, reported a 9.1 percent rise in quarterly revenue, helped by strength in its data center and personal computer businesses.
›  Trump's 'America First' push not protectionist: UPS CEO
SEATTLE (Reuters) - Republican U.S. President Donald Trump's efforts to renegotiate or scrap longstanding global trade deals are not protectionist and are more focused on winning better terms for American businesses, the top executive of United Parcel Service said on Thursday.
›  Amazon's Jeff Bezos becomes world's richest: Forbes
(Reuters) - Amazon.com Inc Chief Executive Jeff Bezos has unseated fellow tech billionaire Bill Gates as the richest person in the world, profiting from the e-commerce company's meteoric stock rise to reach a fortune of $90.6 billion, Forbes reported.
›  Gundlach's DoubleLine purchased five-month put options on S&P 500
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Jeffrey Gundlach's DoubleLine Capital purchased some five-month put options on the Standard & Poor's 500 Index a couple days ago as the CBOE Volatility Index fell to its lowest since December 1993.
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Boy Scouts of America apologizes for Trump's 'political rhetoric'
NEW YORK (Reuters) - The head of the Boy Scouts of America apologized to members of the yo...
 
›  Top U.S. general says no changes yet to transgender policy
›  Jury urged to convict 'pharma bro' Martin Shkreli on fraud charges
›  Honda says Florida crash death could be linked to Takata inflator
›  Dutch manufacturer suspends ride that killed one at Ohio fair
›  White House divisions on display with Scaramucci's comments
›  U.S. Justice Department says anti-bias law does not protect gay workers
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Exclusive: Russia used Facebook to try to spy on Macron campaign - sources
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Russian intelligence agents attempted to spy on President Emmanu...
 
›  Thousands of worshippers surge into Jerusalem's Al-Aqsa mosque, 113 injured
›  Trump could seek 'tougher' Russia sanctions; Putin threatens retaliation
›  U.S. general: North Korea ICBM threat advancing faster than expected
›  Clashes kill four as Venezuelans protest vote for new congress
›  Charlie Gard to be moved to a hospice to die, British judge rules
›  Poland's Kaczynski vows 'radical' court reform will happen, targets private media
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Swimming: Kalisz, Dressel shine on memorable night for U.S.
BUDAPEST (Reuters) - Chase Kalisz continued America's dominance of the men's 200 meters in...
 
›  Ravens' Flacco may miss up to six weeks with back issue
›  Late Morris goal delivers U.S. sixth Gold Cup championship
›  Athletics: Russia making progress but still needs to admit doping past - WADA president
›  Tour de France champion Froome to race in 'vicious' Vuelta
›  Sauber and Honda cancel planned F1 partnership
›  Grosjean back on friendly terms with Wolff
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Tech, transports drag on Wall Street; Dow hits record
(Reuters) - A swoon in technology and transportation shares led the S&P 500 slightly lower...
 
›  Amazon profit slumps 77 percent as costs surge, shares fall
›  Starbucks signals U.S. caution on lower profit; closing Teavana stores
›  U.S. durable goods, trade data boost second-quarter growth estimate
›  Exclusive: Nordstrom family offers preferential terms to clinch buyout partner - sources
›  Booming stocks and credit, falling U.S. dollar seen giving Fed cover to hike
›  Intel second quarter revenue rises 9.1 percent
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Pop singer Katy Perry to host MTV Video Music Awards show
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Pop singer Katy Perry will host the MTV Video Music...
 
›  Injured photographer calls Justin Bieber a 'good kid' after accident
›  Venice film festival to showcase real stars and virtual reality
›  Ed Sheeran, Stormzy nominated for Mercury music award
›  Kid Rock may run for Senate, says voter registration 'critical cause'
›  'Wonder Woman' returning for 2019 movie sequel
›  Director of harrowing 'Detroit' hopes film starts dialogue on race
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Intel second quarter revenue rises 9.1 percent
(Reuters) - Intel Corp, the world's largest chipmaker, reported a 9.1 percent rise in quar...
 
›  As downloaded music fades away, Apple discontinues older iPods
›  House panel approves legislation to speed deployment of self-driving cars
›  Twitter shares tumble as user growth stalls
›  EA forecasts current-quarter revenue below estimates
›  Netgear shares surge after sales jump in second quarter
›  Amazon's Jeff Bezos becomes world's richest: Forbes
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›  As temperatures soar, desperate Gazans try any means to beat heat
›  South Africa's tourism a bright spot despite recession
›  South Korean shelter dog basks in presidential glory as 'First Dog'
›  British tulle artist Benjamin Shine launches New York exhibit
›  From bull ring to taxi rank: Spain's moonlighting matadors
›  Happy birthday carrot cake of sorts for Singapore's Canola the manatee
       
 
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The Roads Can Be Like A Parking Lot Especially In The U.S.
  Traffic can add more time to your commute going to and from work, which causes you to allow more time for your commute. Despite advances in public transportation and ride sharing, expansion of ...


Mazda Blows Winter Driving Out Of The Way
Driving can be dangerous sometimes in the best conditions and winter can make it worse, unless your prepared. Take for example, Mazda?s MX-5 roadster, widely praised for its excellent, well balanced h...


Upgrading Safety Even In The Taillights
DETROIT ? Everyday car companies explore new ways to keep your family safe, and now they created upgrades to fix the lighting as well. Not only does today’s exterior lighting improve safety, des...


Do You Know Everything You Can About Your Car
Do you know what to do every time you step in the drivers seat, and what features are available to help make your driving experience better and easier? While automakers are spending billions of dollar...


Cyber Security, The First Thing To Be Fixed
Recently there have been multiple issues with connectivity when it comes to hackers and safety, so before it is available to the masses it must be protected as well. Connectedvehicleshold tremendous...




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Is The Start- Stop Technology Better for Us As It Is The Economy
With the concern of global warming looming over us everyday, car companies are pulling together ideas to help, but are they better? Dr. Keith Tao, a radiologist in Danville, Calif., owns three late-mo...


Studies Say Pedestrians Are Now At More Of A Risk
Just because you are walking to your destination does not mean you can be less aware of danger. The death toll of pedestrians killed in traffic crashes is projected to spike about 10% in 2015 compared...


Car Companies Take One More Step Forward On The Road Electric Vehicles
LAS VEGAS? With the decline in the availability of oil, electric and hybrid cars will become more important. Although sales of electric and hybrid vehicles have struggled, automakers are charging ahea...


Where?s The Fun When Your Car Drives For You?
Most people have some fun memories of a road trip, or a stretch of rad they enjoyed driving on, but what happens when you don?t have that opportunity anymore because the car drives for you, will it st...


What You Need To Know To Leave The Action With A Car At the End Of The Day
When you need to buy a car do you search online through search engines, visit car companies or talk to friends? Another possible way for you to purchase a car is through an auction. You wouldn?t know ...




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