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Amazon shares sink as quarterly loss widens
The Web giant posted second-quarter revenue in line with expectations, while losses exceeded Wall Street projections. By Jay Greene.
Amazon posts $126m Q2 loss despite increased sales  Times of India
Amazon Loss Widens as CEO Alarms Investors With Spending  Bloomberg   Related articles »  
Obama takes on 'corporate deserters,' steps up drive to close tax loophole
President Barack Obama speaks about the economy at the Los Angeles Trade-Technical College in Los Angeles, Thursday, July 24, 2014, on the final day of his three-day West Coast trip.
Obama offers populist message on corporate taxes at end of fundraising trip  CNN (blog)
LA-bound Obama sticking to fundraising, event schedule amid protests  Los Angeles Times
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Wall Street Ends Flat on Mixed Earnings; S&P 500 at Record
New York: US stocks finished a quiet session mostly flat on Thursday as earnings painted a mixed picture of the economy, though the S&P 500 set another record closing high.
S&P 500 Extends Record as Facebook Jumps; Treasuries Drop  Bloomberg
How the Dow Jones industrial average did Thursday  Businessweek
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Ex-Woolworths executive Greg Foran to head WalMart US
Woolworths' former head of supermarkets, Greg Foran, who quit in 2011 after missing out on the top job, has been appointed president and chief executive of WalMart's US operations.
Wal-Mart replaces U.S. chief as same-store sales fall  Columbus CEO
Walmart names CEO of US discount division
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Oil price slips below $102 a barrel as worries over supply, geopolitical tension ...
The price of oil slipped below $102 a barrel on Friday, falling for a second day after spiking on lower U.S. inventories and tensions in the Ukraine and the Middle East.
Brent holds above $107 as political tensions balance supplies  Reuters UK
AFKI Commodities Report: Geopolitics And Lower U.S. Supplies Support Oil  AFKInsider
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McDonald's plans to continue using scandal-hit meat supplier OSI in mainland ...
McDonald's China says it will carry on using scandal-hit meat supplier OSI Group on the mainland because �it is more risky to find another local supplier�.
China takes no chances in meat safety scare  Independent Online
OSI apologizes for food scandal  ecns
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Slower Japan Inflation Highlights BOJ's Reflation Task: Economy
Japan's inflation slowed in June, highlighting the task Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda faces in reaching the bank's target.
Japan inflation eases in June under tax hike blow  New Zealand Herald
USD/JPY: Yen Trading Flat Following A Slowdown In Japan's Inflation Rate  Action Forex
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Family feud sparks revolt at grocery store chain
WEST BRIDGEWATER, Mass. - It's been called a David vs. Goliath story, a �Tale of Two Arthurs� and even the �ultimate Greek tragedy,� but the characters in this drama are not Biblical or literary figures.
Market Basket feud opens opportunity for farm stands  Boston Globe
Protests over Market Basket intensify  Hampton Union
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BSkyB Full-Year Revenue Rises 5.5 Percent as It Adds Customers
British Sky Broadcasting Group Plc (BSY), the U.K. pay-TV provider that is to buy European pay-TV assets of 21st Century Fox Inc. (NWSA:US), said revenue rose 5.5 percent as more customers took its TV, phone and Internet services.
Murdoch Consolidates European Pay-TV Assets Under BSkyB  Bloomberg
Sky Europe: what you need to know about the �7bn deal
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UPDATE 2-Starbucks sales in Americas region up slightly more than expected
(Adds details from call, executive comment). July 24 (Reuters) - Starbucks Corp on Thursday said quarterly sales at established stores in its dominant Americas region grew a somewhat stronger-than-expected 6 percent, including a 7 percent rise for the ...
Starbucks Sizzling Profits Get Cool Reception  Forbes
Starbucks Q3 Live Earnings Blog Recap
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