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Dollar strengthens as Fed hints at September interest-rate hike
The dollar strengthened against its main rivals Wednesday after the Federal Reserve left the door open for an interest-rate hike later this year.
Fed Leaves Door Open to Move as Soon as September  Wall Street Journal
Fed leaves rates unchanged in July meeting  CNBC
Reuters  
US durable goods orders data points to weak business spending
WASHINGTON New orders for U.S. manufactured capital goods rose less than expected in June amid weak demand for machinery, suggesting an ongoing downturn in business spending.
US durable goods orders fell 4.0% in June vs. 1.1% drop expected  CNBC
U.S. Capital Goods Orders Rise for First Time in Three Months  Bloomberg
Pending home sales improved slightly in June
WASHINGTON - The number of Americans who signed contracts to buy homes crept up in June, a possible indication that the recent growth in real estate sales is still on track.
US Pending Home Sales Edged Higher in June  Wall Street Journal
Pending Home Sales Marginally Rise in June  PR Newswire (press release)
Verizon talking to cities about fiber expansion after years of stagnation
As Verizon plans a fiber expansion in Boston, CEO Lowell McAdam yesterday said the company is talking to other cities about potentially building fiber networks.
By buying Yahoo, Verizon scoops up a rare prize: Silicon Valley real estate  Los Angeles Times
With Yahoo acquisition, Verizon faces huge challenges in putting the pieces ...  FierceWireless
To see why LeEco bought Vizio, look at the Chinese company's smartphones
To get a better sense of why Chinese technology company LeEco bought Irvine TV maker Vizio for $2 billion, have a look at one of LeEco's smartphones.
The Chinese Company Behind the Vizio Deal  Wall Street Journal
China's LeEco Buys Vizio For $2 Billion, Edging Closer To Penetrating US ...  Tech Times
UPDATE 2-Oreo maker Mondelez fights North America biscuit rivals
(Adds details from conference call, new throughout). By Tom Polansek. CHICAGO, July 27 Oreo maker Mondelez International Inc is fighting back against aggressive rivals in North America after its share of the biscuit market there declined in the second ...
Oreo maker Mondelez's revenue falls for 11th straight quarter  CNBC
Mondelez (MDLZ) CEO Irene Rosenfeld Talks Earnings on CNBC  TheStreet.com
Twitter's video push seen taking time to fast-forward growth
Video may have killed the radio star, but it could offer a lifeline to Twitter Inc. Just don't expect a turnaround in the company's flagging fortunes anytime soon, analysts said.
Twitter stock down more than 13% after lacklustre growth in Q2  TechCrunch
Twitter's Stock Tumbles On Lackluster Q2 Results, Weak Q3 Guidance  Forbes
McDonald's franchisees' ominous prediction came true
McDonald's all-day breakfast has been a massive success, helping to drive up sales growth after two years of declines. But the excitement from the new menu offering appears to be wearing off, and sales growth is now slowing.
McDonald's Is In The Last Throes Of Earnings Growth  Seeking Alpha
McDonald's sales disappoint in US despite all-day breakfast  The Denver Post
Coca-Cola's business shows a bleak future for soda
Coca-Cola's worldwide sales of soda are dropping - but the company says there is no need to panic. Coca-Cola's sparkling beverage sales by volume decreased 1% in the second quarter, the company reported on Wednesday.
Coke's Revenue Slides as Soda Volume Declines  Wall Street Journal
Coca-Cola cuts sales outlook amid weak international demand  Atlanta Journal Constitution
FTC: Teva (TEVA) Agrees to Divest 79 Pharma Products to Settle Actavis (AGN ...
Get the Pulse of the Market with StreetInsider.com's Pulse Picks. Get your Free Trial here. Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd.
Teva Receives Clearance from the U.S. Federal Trade Commission for Actavis ...  Business Wire (press release)
Teva Wins U.S. Nod for Actavis After Divestiture of 79 Drugs  Bloomberg