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Here's the Real Clue on When Fed May Raise Interest Rates
NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- The most important clue about when the Federal Reserve will raise interest rates may not come from Wednesday's statement but from a key economic number released the following day.
Grand Central: A Split Decision Looms from Fed on Job and Inflation Goals  Wall Street Journal (blog)
US stock futures higher ahead of Fed statement  Reuters
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Barclays Investment Bank Profits While Missing Out on M&A Boom
Barclays Plc's investment bank posted a 35 percent increase in profit as costs fell and the division is scaled back. That also meant missing out on a rebound in mergers and equities trading that benefited competitors.
Barclays must cut bureaucracy, exit some countries, new boss says  Reuters Africa
Barclays profits jump 45% awaiting new CEO  Zee News
Northrop Grumman Raises Guidance After Earnings Beat
Defense contractor Northrop Grumman Corp. said second-quarter profit rose despite a sales drop, aided by a tax credit and reduced costs.
Northrop beats Q2 profit expectations, lifts target for full year  Reuters
Northrop Tops Profit Views, Raises Forecast on Defense Outlook  Bloomberg
Global stocks climb but caution ahead of Fed tempers rally
LONDON European equities advanced on Wednesday, spurred by strong corporate earnings and stabler Chinese markets, although moves were cautious in most financial assets before a policy decision from the U.S.
Shanghai rebounds after sell-off, other Asian markets mixed  Economic Times
Asian markets muted ahead of Fed statement, wary of China  CTV News
Amazon Wants Air Space for Delivery Drones
Online retail colossus Amazon wants to carve out a special zone of the sky to shuttle commercial drones that would deliver goods to its customers.
Amazon unveils drone traffic control system at NASA centre  Business Standard
Amazon Suggests Drone Delivery Systems Should Have Separate Airspace  Headlines & Global News
Twitter mulls big changes to how you view tweets
Desperate times call for desperate measures. For Twitter, that could mean a new approach to the way it displays tweets. Tweets typically appear in reverse chronological order, but that seems to be up for grabs as the company looks for ways to make its ...
Twitter's mealy-mouthed strategy is hard to follow  Reuters Blogs (blog)
Twitter-Did Dorsey Delight Or Dismay?  Forbes
GSK jumps 3% on strong EPS; Advair sales slump
GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) shares jumped more than 3 percent after the U.K.-listed pharmaceutical giant reported second-quarter earnings per share (EPS) that were slightly higher than forecast on Wednesday.
GlaxoSmithKline Q2 beats despite Advair hit, lower margins  Reuters UK
Glaxo (GSK) Beats on Q2 Earnings, Revenues Up Y/Y  Zacks.com
Insurer Anthem hikes 2015 forecast, 2Q earnings climb
Health insurer Anthem is raising its 2015 forecast again after earnings jumped more than 17 percent in its most recent quarter. The Blue Cross-Blue Shield carrier now expects 2015 adjusted earnings to top $10 per share, up from a previous forecast for ...
Health insurer Anthem profit rises 17.5 percent  Reuters
Anthem profit beats estimates as revenue climbs  MarketWatch
UPDATE 1-Hotel chain operator Hilton raises profit forecast
(Adds details, background, shares). July 29 (Reuters) - Hilton Worldwide Holdings, the owner of Waldorf Astoria and Conrad hotel chains, raised its full-year profit forecast as improvement in the U.S.
Hilton Worldwide Reports Second Quarter Results, Exceeding High End of ...  MarketWatch
Hilton's Profit Slides as Expenses Rise  Nasdaq
Altria Nudges Guidance Higher as Revenue Rises
Altria Group Inc. MO 2.41 % nudged its earnings guidance higher on Wednesday, as improved cigarette shipment volumes led to better-than-expected revenue in the June quarter.
Altria Sells More Marlboros, Raises Earnings Outlook  ABC News
Altria Profit Tops Analysts' Estimates as Cigarette Prices Rise  Bloomberg