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US pending home sales take a breather in June
WASHINGTON Contracts to buy previously owned U.S. homes unexpectedly fell in June after five straight months of increase, suggesting some cooling in sales activity after recent hefty gains.
Pending Home Sales Slip in June  Wall Street Journal
EconomyUS pending home sales slip unexpectedly  Financial Times
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Stocks rise slightly ahead of Fed meeting
Stocks rose slightly at the open Wednesday as Chinese stocks rebounded and investors were focused on a Federal Reserve meeting on interest rates.
Wall Street Creeps Higher Ahead of Fed Statement  Fox Business
Wall Street Little Changed as Investors Await Fed Statement  NDTV
A Fed Rate Hike Is Fantastically Bullish for Stocks
The Fed will conclude its two-day meeting today and all eyes will be looking at their statement. This is the last meeting before September, when it is increasingly expected that we will see the first rate hike in nine years.
Reading the tea leaves of Janet Yellen's every word  CNBC
Treasury prices fall ahead of Fed policy statement  MarketWatch
Greece's Alexis Tsipras Faces Battle to Avoid Syriza Split
ATHENS—Greece's ruling Syriza party is sliding toward a split as hard-left dissidents resist Greek Premier Alexis Tsipras's acquiescence to creditors' demands, endangering his fragile government and complicating the country's ongoing bailout negotiations.
Greek PM says will not implement measures beyond those set at summit  Reuters
EconomyECB holds Greek bank lifeline steady  Financial Times
Being frank not enough, Twitter needs to broaden portfolio
Twitter Inc (TWTR.N) interim CEO Jack Dorsey's criticism of the company's efforts to woo new users may just be the first step to address its long-standing problems.
Twitter Down on Concerns About 'Anemic' User Growth  Wall Street Journal (blog)
Twitter shares plunge as CEO says turnaround will take time  USA TODAY
Greenpeace activists dangle from St. Johns Bridge in Shell Oil protest
Greenpeace activists lowered themselves from the deck of the St. Johns Bridge in an effort to stall the departure of a Shell oil vessel headed for Arctic waters.
Oregon 'kayaktivists' to protest Shell Arctic oil search  Raw Story
Protesters Claim Delay Of Shell Icebreaker Departure  OPB News
Insurer Anthem Hikes 2015 Forecast, 2Q Earnings Climb
Anthem has pumped up its 2015 forecast again after earnings jumped more than 17 percent in its most recent quarter, helped by a surge in government money.
Anthem Q2 income rises 18%, beats estimates  USA TODAY
Anthem's Enrollment Soars Thanks To Obamacare's Medicaid Expansion  Forbes
MasterCard Reports Weaker-Than-Expected Revenue Growth
MasterCard Inc. MA -0.59 % on Wednesday reported in-line adjusted profit for the second quarter, though revenue growth was slightly weaker than Wall Street had expected amid foreign-exchange headwinds.
MasterCard earnings whiff  Business Insider
MasterCard 2Q misses on revenue  SFGate
IMF's Lagarde: World economy fragile, faces downside risks
WASHINGTON (AP) - International Monetary Fund chief Christine Lagarde says the world economy is recovering but fragile and "faces some downside risks.
IMF's Lagarde: Global downside risks on the horizon  Yahoo7 News
IMF's Lagarde Warns Global Risks on the Horizon  MarketPulse (blog)
Tire maker Goodyear's profit beats on North America demand
Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co (GT.O), the largest U.S. tire maker by sales, reported a better-than-expected quarterly profit, helped by higher demand in North America and lower costs.
Tyre maker Goodyear's revenue falls 10% on strong dollar  Economic Times
CompaniesStrong dollar deflates Goodyear earnings  Financial Times