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Fed likely to upgrade outlook, stay mum on rates
Despite encouraging rebounds in both job growth and markets in recent weeks, the Federal Reserve is expected to maintain its poker face this week, offering few, if any, clues as to whether it will raise interest rates in September, economists say.
Futures flat as investors brace for earnings, Fed meet  Reuters
Fed trying to beat 'very, very low' credibility  CNBC
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McDonalds shares down as earnings miss, US customer traffic still weak
McDonald's shares fell more than 3 percent on Tuesday after the company reported earnings that missed analysts' expectations.
McDonald's Reports Second Quarter 2016 Results  PR Newswire (press release)
McDonald's misses profit forecasts on refranchising charges  USA TODAY
AB InBev Sweetens SABMiller Offer to Address Sterling's Plunge
Anheuser-Busch InBev NV raised its cash bid for British brewer SABMiller Plc by 2.3 percent to account for the pound's plunge, while maintaining a deal structure that gives the target's two biggest shareholders a sweeter deal.
AB InBev Ups Offer for SABMiller After Brexit Pound Slump  New York Times
AB InBev Raises Offer for SABMiller  Wall Street Journal
Where next for solar-powered flight?
There was something mesmerising about watching Solar Impulse come in to land, particularly at night. Moving slowly but deliberately, its LEDs lighting the way - the plane did look very different to anything we would recognise at an airport.
Historic solar flight marks first round-the-world journey  Charlotte Observer
Solar Plane's Arrival Highlights UAE's Clean-Energy Push  New York Times
Caterpillar drives past estimates, brings in stronger earnings than expected
The company posted quarterly earnings of $1.09 versus analysts' estimates of 96 cents per share. It posted revenue of $10.3 billion versus estimates of $10.1 billion.
BRIEF-Caterpillar posts Q2 earnings of $0.93/share  Reuters
Caterpillar Slashes Guidance, Announces More Job Cuts  Wall Street Journal
Verizon Q2 misses on declining sales of $30.5B, beats with EPS of $0.94
The Q2 report shows total operating revenue of $30.5 billion and earnings per share of 94 cents. That's a miss on revenue, but a slight win on earnings/profitability - Wall Street analysts had predicted that the company (which owns TechCrunch) would ...
Verizon Loses 41000 Pay TV Subs in Quarter Amid Strike, CEO Touts Yahoo Deal  Yahoo News
Verizon's Q2 Earnings: AOL Helps, Strike Certainly Doesn't  TheWrap
CMO Today: Key Questions Hang Over Verizon-Yahoo Deal
YAHOO YHOO -2.69 % QUESTIONS: Now that everyone has had a moment to digest that one-time digital media titan Yahoo is about to join AOL as a part of Verizon Communications, VZ -0.41 % folks in the advertising industry have some tough questions, ...
Worker strike means mixed earnings for Verizon  USA TODAY
Verizon beats earnings estimates but misses on revenue  CNBC
Fedoras? Yes. Bright plaids? No. The meaning of…
Employees of American coffee company and coffeehouse chain Starbucks coffee prepare coffee on the eve of the official opening of the first Starbucks shop in South Africa and Sub Saharian africa on April 20, 2016 in Johannesburg.
Starbucks' new dress code to allow more personal expression  Marketplace.org
Starbucks Baristas Can Now Wear Fedoras  Newser
Stock Markets Largely Flat Ahead of Central Bank Meetings
U.S. futures and European stocks were little changed Tuesday as investors held fire ahead of major central bank meetings this week and the latest wave of corporate earnings results in the U.S.. Futures markets pointed to a small opening loss for the S ...
No choppers yet: yen jumps before Bank of Japan meeting  Reuters
U.S. Index Futures Little Changed as Fed Starts Policy Meeting  Bloomberg
Amazon tests drone deliveries in the UK after clashing with US authorities
Amazon has partnered with the U.K. government to test drones in Britain's rural and suburban areas, a move which aims to bring the unmanned flying machines closer to being used for deliveries, the U.S.
Amazon Partners With U.K. to Test Deliveries by Aerial Drone  Bloomberg
Amazon Drone Testing Expands In Britain Thanks To Partnership With UK Government  Tech Times