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Amazon Posts Another Blockbuster Profit Inc. AMZN 2.16 % on Thursday reported in its third consecutive record profit, nearly doubling its prior high-water mark, and its fifth straight quarter in the black.
Technology|Amazon's Profits Grow More Than 800 Percent, Lifted by Cloud ...  New York Times
Amazon CFO had to explain it's not a bad thing Amazon had its highest ...  Business Insider
Google Profits Surge on Strong Ad Demand
Google parent Alphabet Inc. GOOGL 0.51 % said quarterly profit soared 24%, the second internet giant in two days to report blockbuster earnings driven by consumers' rapid shift to mobile devices.
Google Silences Doubters With Blockbuster Quarter  New York Times
Alphabet, Inc. Delivers a "Terrific" beat  Motley Fool
Amazon posts big gains for fifth straight quarter
WASHINGTON - reported a big profit on Thursday for the three months ending in June, its fifth straight quarter of gains, a pattern that suggests the e-commerce giant is starting to see a more consistent payoff from its long-term strategy of ...
Amazon's Already Large Distribution Empire Keeps Expanding  ABC News
Amazon starts alcohol deliveries to Prime Now customers in Twin Cities  Minneapolis Star Tribune
US jobless claims rise; labor market still strong
WASHINGTON The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits rose more than expected last week, but the underlying trend continued to point to sustained labor market strength.
US Jobless Claims Rose, but Still Point to Expanding Labor Market  Wall Street Journal
Applications for U.S. jobless aid rise to still-low 266000  Chicago Tribune
Yen Gains as Asian Stocks Diverge Before BOJ; Oil Extends Slump
The yen climbed with gold and government debt, while stocks in Tokyo retreated amid jittery trade ahead of the Bank of Japan's much-anticipated policy review.
Asian shares flat, yen hits two-week high ahead of BOJ  Business Insider
Exclusive: Under govt pressure, BOJ mulling specific steps for easing - sources
CBS Beats Quarterly Earnings Expectations as Retransmission Revenue Soars
Chief executive Leslie Moonves said Thursday during a conference call that All Access and Showtime OTT have more than 2 million subscribers between them.
CBS Tops Estimates as 'Star Trek' Deals Counter Dip in Ads  Bloomberg
CBS' Q2 earnings rise on higher licensing, distribution revenues  USA TODAY
In a boost for Uber, China legalizes ride-hailing services
Lifting a cloud of regulatory uncertainty hanging over the future of Uber and its competitors in China, the government on Thursday legalized app-based ride-hailing services, but announced new licensing requirements and other rules.
Uber and Didi are now legal in China but the struggle to sign up drivers may ...  Recode
China Legalizes Ridesharing, Opening The Door For Uber, Didi  Forbes
EDF Approves $24 Billion U.K. Nuclear Power Plant Project
Electricite de France SA's board approved an 18-billion pound ($24 billion) project to build Britain's first nuclear power plant in more than 20 years, shrugging off concerns that construction will financially strain the state-run utility.
Hinkley Point: New hitch for UK nuclear plant deal  BBC News
EDF board narrowly approves Hinkley Point nuclear project  Reuters
Oracle builds its cloud fortress with $9.3B NetSuite deal
Oracle is trying to add some rocket fuel in the high-stakes race to dominate cloud services - and it's doing so with a very familiar partner.
Oracle and NetSuite: Longtime 'sweethearts' united at last  Computerworld
Oracle just bought a company Larry Ellison mostly owns, entitling him to $3 ...  Business Insider
Regulators Draw Up New Rules To Stop Abusive Practices By Debt Collectors
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is drawing up new rules that would curb abusive debt collection practices, which it says generated some 85,000 consumer complaints last year alone.
Federal agency calls for new rules on debt collectors during Sacramento hearing  Sacramento Bee
New rules would reduce hounding by debt collectors  News & Observer