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Fed expected to push ahead with rate hike plan
WASHINGTON The Federal Reserve is expected on Wednesday to point to a growing U.S. economy and stronger job market as it sets the stage for a possible interest rate hike in September.
Faster pace of Fed hikes could spook market  USA TODAY
Fed Is Likely to Delay 1st Rate Hike in 9 Years a Bit Longer  ABC News
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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)
After Killing Twitter Stock Gain, Dorsey Wins Praise  Bloomberg
Some US senators looking to start oil war with Iran
NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- As Secretary of State John Kerry tried to sell the Iran nuclear deal to Congress Tuesday, some U.S. senators were ready to start an oil war with Iran.
Lift U.S. ban on oil exports  Philly.com
Oil Export Momentum  Wall Street Journal
Barclays must cut bureaucracy, exit some countries, new boss says
LONDON, July 29 Barclays needs to cut back in countries where it lacks scale or strength and must cut bureaucracy to deliver on plans to turn the British bank around, its new chairman said on Wednesday.
Barclays Investment Bank Profits While Missing Out on M&A Boom  Bloomberg
Barclays to speed up cost-cuts after new mis-selling hit  euronews
Upbeat earnings lift European stocks ahead of Fed
LONDON European equities advanced on Wednesday, spurred by strong corporate earnings and gains in U.S. and Asian markets on hopes that Beijing could stem the rout in its markets without damage to the world's second biggest economy.
Global Stocks Rise Ahead of Fed, Keep Wary Eye on China  New York Times
Global Markets Build on Gains  Nasdaq
Amazon wants special air zones for drones
SAN FRANCISCO: 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 sees drone zones for future delivery fleet  Salt Lake Tribune
Amazon, NASA and what's holding the drone economy back  GreenBiz
Solvay moves to combine with Cytec in $6.4bn deal
Solvay, the Belgian chemicals group, is to buy US rival Cytec in a $6.4bn deal that will create the second-biggest company in the market for the composite materials used in aeroplanes.
Belgium's Solvay to buy US Cytec for $5.5 billion  seattlepi.com
EU clears acquisition of Perrigo by Mylan
BRUSSELS, July 29 The European Commission said on Wednesday it had cleared generic drug maker Mylan's planned takeover of Ireland-based Perrigo Co.
Dealpolitik: Did Mylan Stockholders Know Enough When They Approved Its ...  Wall Street Journal (blog)
Check out these Stocks: Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT), Mylan NV ...  Citizen Dispatch
Homes' prices up again in May
A sign advertises a home under construction in Roswell, Ga., in June. Home sales have risen recently as an improving economy is helping more people afford a house.
Dallas-area home prices grow at almost twice the national average  Dallas Morning News
United States home prices up in May  Huntington Herald Dispatch
Yelp Posts Surprise Loss as Revenue Growth Slows
Yelp, the consumer review website, reported a surprise loss and forecast revenue for the current quarter that fell far below market expectations, sending its shares plummeting in after-hours trading on Tuesday.
Active Stocks News Review:: WPX Energy, Inc. (NYSE:WPX), Yelp Inc. (NYSE ...  wsnewspublishers
UPDATE 2-Yelp reports surprise loss, revenue forecast disappoints  Reuters