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MARKET SNAPSHOT: Dow Industrials Tumble 317 Points In Worst Day Since ...
NEW YORK (MarketWatch) -- The Dow Jones Industrial Average skidded more than 300 points Thursday in its biggest one- day drop in six months, as a combination of earnings, economic news and a default by Argentina triggered a broad selloff.
Dow tanks on Argentina debt default, other fears  USA TODAY
Wall Street hammered, Dow closes down more than 300 points  Yahoo Finance (blog)
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Stocks fall in Argentina as country enters default
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina - Stocks fell sharply in Argentina on Thursday as the country defaulted on its bills for the second time in 13 years, raising fears the move could diminish foreign reserves, stoke inflation and drive the economy deeper into recession.
Argentina slides into default as debt talks fail  Wall Street Journal
Default Fuels Uncertainty, Stock Drop in Argentina  ABC News
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Social media stocks flying high as LinkedIn wows Wall Street
LinkedIn (LNKD, Tech30) shares surged nearly 10% in after-hours trading Thursday after reporting second-quarter earnings and sales that blew past Wall Street estimates.
LinkedIn shares jump 10% as recruiting business gains  USA TODAY
LinkedIn Profit Jumps 34%, Stock Soars  Forbes
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Can Brian Cornell Restore Confidence in Target?
July 31 (Bloomberg) -- Target hired Brian Cornell as CEO, choosing the former head of PepsiCo Americas Foods to take the job after Gregg Steinhafel was ousted following a hacker attack and a botched expansion in Canada.
New Target CEO has a 'rare combination' of skills  CNBC
Salary information revealed for Target's new CEO  Rick Kupchella's BringMeTheNews
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GoPro's First Earnings Report As A Public Company Is A Wipeout As Stock Falls ...
GoPro's ride on the waves of the public market got a little rough after the company reported earnings for the first time as a public company.
Not extreme enough: GoPro fails to impress  CNNMoney
Action Camera Maker GoPro Reports Bigger Loss  Fox Business
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Burger King cuts ties with supplier in China food safety scare
(Reuters) - Burger King Worldwide Inc said on Thursday it would no longer buy products from OSI Group LLC suppliers in China, where the fast-food hamburger chain has about 200 restaurants.
Yum leads S&P 500 fast food sector lower  Financial Times
Another food scandal? KFC just cannot win  CNNMoney
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Exxon Bets on Russia as Rivals Stick to US Wells
As Exxon Mobil Corp. (XOM:US) and Royal Dutch Shell Plc, the world's largest oil companies, bet on increasing production from Russia, smaller rivals are boosting crude supplies by exiting foreign fields to focus on booming U.S.
Stocks Plunge on Wall Street, Wiping Out July's Gains  DailyFinance
Why Exxon Mobil (XOM) Stock Declined Today
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Report: Americans Borrowing Less to Pay For College
A growing number of Americans are paying for college out of their own pockets. That's according to Sallie Mae, which specializes in educational financing.
Families say 'no' to expensive colleges  Chicago Tribune
Families are finding alternatives to student loans  Washington Post (blog)
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Dow Jones industrials drop 317, worst fall since February, interrupting a ...
FILE - This April 22, 2010, file photo, shows a Wall Street sign in front of the New York Stock Exchange. U.S. stocks slumped Thursday, July 31, 2014, as investors reacted to disappointing corporate earnings reports and assessed the implications of the ...
US stocks plunge, wiping out July's gains  Buffalo News
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California's catastrophic drought keeps getting worse
The historic drought that has been plaguing California has somehow gotten even worse. On Thursday, the U.S. Drought Monitor reported that more than half of the state is now in experiencing �exceptional� drought, the most severe category available.
California's Exceptional Drought Just Keeps Getting Worse  Bloomberg
The Current California Drought, Illustrated  SFist
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