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US STOCKS SNAPSHOT-Wall St closes higher after Fed leaves rates unchanged
July 29 U.S. stocks finished higher on Wednesday after the U.S. Federal Reserve left its key interest rate unchanged and said the economy and job market continued to strengthen.
Most Asian Futures Rise on Fed Ambiguity as Oil Extends Rebound  Bloomberg
Morning MoneyBeat Asia: US Stocks Rise as Traders Discount September Hike  Wall Street Journal (blog)
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Facebook now used by half of world's online users
Half the world's estimated online population now check into social networking giant Facebook at least once a month. Facebook said the number of people who check into the social network at least monthly grew 13% to 1.49 billion in the three months to ...
Facebook beats Street but expenses a worry  USA TODAY
Facebook Revenue Beats Forecast, but Costs Are Up Sharply  New York Times
Whole Foods Market store sales cool in 3-qtr, shares tumble
July 29 Whole Foods Market Inc on Wednesday said same-store sales growth cooled in the third quarter as it battles competition in the natural and organic grocery category it dominates, sending shares tumbling 10 percent to $36.76 in after hours trade.
Whole Foods Plunges on Earnings Shortfall, Slowing Sales Growth  Fox Business
Whole Foods Needs Some Good News After Its Pricing Scandal. It's Still ...  Slate Magazine (blog)
US can stay under debt ceiling through at least late Oct: Treasury chief
WASHINGTON The U.S. federal government can stay below its legal limit on borrowing until at least late October and likely do so a little longer than that, Treasury Secretary Jack Lew said on Wednesday.
Jack Lew warns Congress over debt ceiling  CNNMoney
Lew informs Congress he extending debt-limit measures  U.S. News & World Report
Text of the Federal Reserve's statement Wednesday
Information received since the Federal Open Market Committee met in June indicates that economic activity has been expanding moderately in recent months.
Read the Full Text of the Fed's July Statement  Wall Street Journal (blog)
Text of the Federal Reserve's statement  Boston Globe
Tesla Launches Referral Program to Juice Sales
Tesla Motors Inc. is launching a $2,000 referral program for buyers and owners, attaching a rare direct financial incentive to a Model S sedan lineup that typically carries a waiting list.
Tesla offering $1000 referral bounty on Model S sales  Reuters
Tesla Offers 1st Incentive in Owner Referral Program  ABC News
Big oil slick off Santa Barbara County coast sparks new concerns
Authorities have not been able to find the source of a three-mile-wide oil sheen off the Santa Barbara County coast but expect it will naturally dissipate, the U.S.
UPDATE 4-US Coast Guard investigates oil slick off California coast  Reuters
Coast Guard investigates oil sheen off California coast  USA TODAY
Millennials Less Likely to Leave the Nest, a Pew Study Finds
During the recession near the end of the last decade, many young adults facing a dreadful job market moved in with their parents to save money.
'Boomerang' Millennials Get Cozy at Home  Wall Street Journal (blog)
The Economy Keeps Getting Better, But Young Adults Keep Living With Mom and Dad  Slate Magazine (blog)
Life's a breach: Reported attack on United Airlines shows everyone has ...
No longer focused on stealing credit card numbers alone, hackers are flexing seriously dangerous muscle, security experts say. by Laura Hautala · @lhautala; 30 July 2015 12:18 am BST.
United Airlines data breached by China-backed hackers: Bloomberg  Reuters
Chinese hackers targeted United Airlines  Fortune
Carlyle and Apollo Find Selling Is Easy; Buying, Not So Much
Carlyle Group CG 1.27 % LP and Apollo Global Management APO 0.34 % LLC reported second-quarter results Wednesday showing that, while it is a sellers' market for private-equity holdings, the firms continue to face challenges making new investments.
Buyout business continues to fuel Carlyle's profits as firm turns cautious  Washington Post
Carlyle Profit Slips, but Tops Forecasts  New York Times