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After several chilly earnings seasons for revenue growth, the second quarter's...
The price of oil traded around $102 a barrel on Friday, nearly unchanged, as...
Gold prices jumped July 17 after a missile shot down a Malaysian passenger jet...

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One of the key architects of the Affordable Care Act made little-noticed comments in 2012 that could provide the law's conservative challengers a major boost in the most high-profile, ongoing challenge to undo it ....
By Deepa Seetharaman SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Amazon.com Inc's message to investors has always been clear: trust in founder and CEO Jeff Bezos. Some on Wall Street wonder if Amazon may have bitten off more than it...
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Protesters who have been hounding longshot New York gubernatorial candidate Zephyr Teachout at her events have been working with the campaign of her rival in the Democratic primary, incumbent Gov. Andrew Cuomo. In a...

Companies/Leaders

Mark Cuban, the billionaire investor and owner of the Dallas Mavericks basketball team, took to Twitter on Friday to rail against companies that adopt overseas addresses to avoid paying U.S. taxes. He urged investors to...
As more and more American corporations have used mergers and shell companies to shift profits and shrink their U.S. tax liabilities over the past few years, there has generally been a sharp divide between populists who...
Last year, MetLife got 16% of its total operating earnings of $6.29 billion from the company's U.S. individual life-insurance business and 25% from retail annuities. In addition, about 30% of MetLife's operating...
The singer Chubby Checker has settled a lawsuit in which he accused Hewlett-Packard Co of using his trademarked name without permission on a software app that purported to measure the size of a man's penis. HP...

Earnings

By Rodrigo Campos NEW YORK (Reuters) - Disappointing earnings from Amazon and Visa dragged U.S. stocks lower in afternoon trading on Friday in a broad selloff led by consumer discretionary shares. Amazon tumbled 10.3...
By Caroline Valetkevitch NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. earnings disappointments, including from Amazon.com , and weak German economic data pressured world stock markets on Friday, while the euro clung to an eight-month low...
New York (AFP) - Wall Street stocks Friday moved sharply lower in early trade following a disappointing earnings report from Amazon and despite a positive report on US durable goods orders....
TORONTO (Reuters) - Canada's main stock index opened lower on Friday as energy and materials stocks slipped back, but was still on track for a 0.8 percent gain in a week of all-time highs. The Toronto Stock...

Economy

Doug Pensinger/Getty Images Marijuana is now legal for recreational use in both Colorado and Washington, and retail sales have officially kicked off in both states. Colorado got off to a head start, and has brought in...
The price of beef and veal shot up more than 10 percent from June 2013 to June 2014, according to the most recent Consumer Price Index. Pork prices rose by 12 percent....
In the shadow of the mighty Ambassador Bridge, Gregg Ward operates the little ferry that could....
Those who like chicken might have noticed a seemingly weird quirk in the grocery store: It's generally cheaper to buy a fully cooked rotisserie chicken than to buy a raw chicken and prepare it yourself at home, writes...

Finance

NEW YORK - US stocks fell at the open on Friday following back-to-back record high closes on the S&P 500, weighed by declines in Amazon and Visa after the companies reported earnings....
The Bureau of Customs is offering some 1,000 jobs in its efforts to fill up the lack of manpower and further improve the agency's service....
NEW YORK - Wall Street stocks Thursday finished little changed with the S&P 500 inching to a new record following mixed US economic data and a flood of corporate earnings....
Battle lines have solidified in the four years since enactment of the Dodd-Frank financial regulation reform law (formally, the Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010). Opponents argue that the law harms...

Marketplace

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Stocks fell on Friday with shares of Visa weighing on the Dow and Amazon serving as the worst performer in the S&P 500. First, the scoreboard: Dow:  16,960.57, -123.2, (-0.7%)...
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Personal Finance

LeBron James is just one example of a boomerang employee — one who leaves a job only to return. The tactic is on the rise, and more welcome than it used to be....
NEW YORK (AP) — Disappointing results at Visa and Amazon dragged on the stock market Friday, and put the Dow Jones industrial average on course for a weekly loss....
NEW YORK (AP) — The stock market is falling in midday trading after Visa and Amazon posted weaker results than Wall Street expected....
To prevent organizational or financial hardships in retirement, owners must take time to prepare children or other relatives to take over, experts say....

Stock Markets

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In an interview on  CNBC , David Harding , founder and president of Winton Capital Management said that the S&P 500 is nothing else, but a trading system, and “by the way, it is not a really good one.”...
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Is it a good time to buy Rockwood Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: ROC ) shares? Daniel S. Och seems to think so, as he has made a massive addition to his investment in the company. According to a recent filing...