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Dollar falls, bonds gain on Fed bets; US stocks edge higher
(Bloomberg) -- The dollar tumbled and Treasuries rose after data showing tepid U.S. economic growth dimmed the prospects for higher interest rates this year.
S&P 500 Caps Fifth Monthly Gain as Rally Shows Signs of Fatigue  Bloomberg
US stocks end mostly higher; post solid monthly gains  MarketWatch
Business Insider  
Bud-Miller $105 billion deal is back on track
It's been nearly a year in the making but the biggest ever beer deal cleared its last major hurdles Friday as SABMiller's board accepted an improved �79 billion ($105 billion) takeover offer from Anheuser-Busch InBev (BUD).
SABMiller Halts AB InBev Integration to Review Higher Offer
Nearly 30 pct int'l students less likely to study in UK after Brexit
LONDON, July 29 (Xinhua) -- Nearly 30 percent of international students are less likely to study in the United Kingdom after the country's referendum vote to leave the European Union, according to a survey published by The Independent on Friday.
Early Post-Brexit Considerations for International Business  The National Law Review
Potential Legal Implications Arising from "Brexit"  JD Supra (press release)
Amazon, Facebook race past Buffett's Berkshire
For the first time ever, Facebook (FB, Tech30) and Amazon (AMZN, Tech30) are now each worth more than Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway (BRKB).
The Latest Sign That Silicon Valley Has Conquered the World  Slate Magazine (blog)
Amazon, Facebook now bigger than Berkshire Hathaway  USA TODAY
Pound Set to Extend Decline as Investors Anticipate BOE Rate Cut
The pound looks set to extend its decline next week, when traders and economists predict the Bank of England will cut interest rates for the first time in more than seven years.
REFILE-INVESTMENT FOCUS-Pound calms before first UK/US rate flip in 10 years  Reuters
No Biggie? Bank of England Weighs Stimulus Tackling Brexit Effects  Sputnik International
Deutsche Bank scrapes through European banks stress test
FRANKFURT Deutsche Bank (DBKGn.DE) showed a weaker reading in the European Union's banking stress test than most of its peers, indicating that the lender still has far to go in a revamp it launched last year.
Stress Tests Find Some Big European Banks Wanting  New York Times
Bank of England Says EBA Tests Show UK Banks Have Resilience  Bloomberg
NextEra Loses One Outsider Fight, Picks an $18 Billion One
Just two weeks ago, Florida-based NextEra Energy Inc. lost its fight to buy Hawaii's biggest power supplier for $2.6 billion. The state rejected the deal over fears that an outsider wouldn't have its best interests in mind.
NextEra Clinches $18.4 Billion Deal -- WSJ  Nasdaq
A massive, failed deal that keeps paying out money to Wall Street  CNBC
Does tax-free weekend stimulate the economy?
Throngs of bargain hunters descended Friday upon malls and retail shops around Greater Nashville, celebrating the state's 11th annual sales tax holiday at the height of back-to-school shopping season.
Lack of Arizona sales-tax holiday might be a good thing, study says  Arizona Daily Star
Stretching your dollars during Ohio's sales tax holiday  Logan Daily News
For Democrats, The Weak GDP Report May Have Silver Linings. Maybe.
At their party's convention this week, Democrats highlighted positive economic news from the Obama era, including the dramatic plunge in unemployment and persistent growth in output.
Economy grew 1.2% in second quarter, far below expectations  American Thinker (blog)
U.S. Economy Grew Less-Than-Forecast 1.2% in Second Quarter  Bloomberg
Oil Giants Find There's Nowhere to Hide From Doomsday Market
Exxon Mobil Corp. and Royal Dutch Shell Plc this week reported their lowest quarterly profits since 1999 and 2005, respectively. Chevron Corp.
Cheaper oil sends Exxon, Chevron to worst quarter in years  Business Insider
Low Crude Prices Hammer Big Oil Companies  Wall Street Journal