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US Second-Quarter GDP Expands at 4.0% Rate
WASHINGTON�The U.S. economy rebounded strongly this spring after a first-quarter contraction, eking out positive growth over the past six months and raising hopes for sustained growth in the second half of 2014.
US Economy Grew at 4% Rate in Second Quarter, Beating Expectations  New York Times
Economy rebounds to 4% growth pace in Q2  USA TODAY
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ADP Says Companies in U.S. Boosted Payrolls by 218000
Companies added 218,000 workers in July, exceeding the average for the year and showing improving demand is bolstering the U.S. job market, a private payrolls report showed today.
Businesses add 218000 jobs in July  USA TODAY
Private-sector job growth tops 200000 for fourth month: ADP  MarketWatch
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McDonald's Ruling Could Open Door for Unions
Fast-food workers outside a McDonald's in Detroit in May, part of a wave of strikes and protests across the United States. Credit Paul Sancya/Associated Press.
Labor ruling deals big blow to McDonald's  CBS News
McDonald's, franchisees liable in suits  CNBC
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Gold Weakens Following Upbeat US GDP Report
(Kitco News) - Gold prices are moderately lower in early U.S. trading Wednesday and hit their daily low in the immediate aftermath of a much-stronger-than-expected U.S.
US bond markets edge lower ahead of Fed, GDP  CNBC
As Fed Meets, Key Issues Likely to Stay Unanswered  ABC News
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Twitter assuages growth concerns for now as shares soar 35 percent
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Twitter Inc (TWTR.N) halted a slowdown in user-growth in the second quarter with the help of product tweaks and services built around the summer's World Cup, assuaging concerns for now that the online messaging service had ...
Analysts rush to lift Twitter price targets on results blowout  MarketWatch
Twitter's User Growth Picks Up  Wall Street Journal
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Sprint Swings to Profit Amid Fewer Customer Losses
Sprint Corp. (S) reported its first quarterly profit in more than six years and sales that topped analysts' estimates as the wireless carrier held onto more subscribers.
Sprint Swings to Profit as Expenses Decline  Wall Street Journal
Sprint Swings to Profit as its Subscriber Losses Slow  Re/code
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Amgen Beats on Q2 Earnings amp; Revs, Ups View amp; Plans Job Cuts
Amgen (AMGN - Analyst Report) reported second quarter 2014 earnings of $2.37 per share, well above the Zacks Consensus Estimate of $1.99 and the year-ago earnings of $1.88.
Amgen To Cut Jobs, Close Facilities  Corvus Business Newswire
Biotech giant Amgen to axe up to 2900 jobs  Irish Examiner
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The Horrifying Moment Two Women Realize a Freight Train Is About to Hit Them
Two women trespassing on railroad tracks in southern Indiana narrowly missed a fatal encounter with a freight train when they were caught in the middle of a bridge as the train approached, authorities said.
2 women survive close call with freight train  W*USA 9
Women run over by train on bridge in Indiana  WWMT-TV
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Barclays Swings to Profit but Investment Banking Revenue Falls
LONDON - Barclays said on Wednesday that it had swung to a profit in the second quarter, but its results were hurt by lower revenue from investment banking and higher provisions for improperly sold insurance.
Barclays Swings to Profit but Regulatory Issues Persist  Wall Street Journal
Barclays posts profit, still being probed on FX  MarketWatch
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UPDATE 1-North and South America performance hurts Fiat Chrysler
... * Fiat Q2 EBIT at 961 mln euros vs 1.07 bln euros. * North America disappoints, Latin America remains weak. * Confirms full-year targets (Adds details, shares).
Fiat Second-Quarter Profit Falls Sharply  Wall Street Journal
Fiat quarterly profit misses estimates as Latin America sales drop 21%  Livemint
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