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Amazon Beats 2Q Earnings Estimates Courtesy AWS
second-quarter EPS of 1.78 was way ahead of the Zacks Consensus Estimate of $1.14. The North America and AWS segments were strong contributors to profits while investments in international continued., Inc. Earnings: It's All About Web Services  Motley Fool
5 Takeaways From Amazon Most Profitable Quarter Yet  Fortune  
Kuroda Leads BOJ to a Policy Crossroads as Pressures Intensify
After more than three years of pumping out wave after wave of cheap money that's failed to secure its inflation target, the Bank of Japan has signaled a rethink.
BOJ eases policy by doubling ETF buying, underwhelms expectations  Reuters
Japan Stocks Recover From BOJ Disappointment  Wall Street Journal
Weekly jobless claims increase in week ended July 23
The number of Americans who filed for unemployment benefits last week rose from a three-month low, consistent with the Federal Reserve's view of a stronger job market.
US Jobless Claims Rose, but Still Point to Expanding Labor Market  Wall Street Journal
Metro jobless rate jumps with season  Atlanta Journal Constitution
Exxon Profit and Revenue Slide Again
Exxon Mobil Corp. XOM -0.78 % said its quarterly profit dropped 60% and its top and bottom lines came in worse than expected as the oil giant remains racked by low energy prices.
Exxon Mobil Profit Slumps as Global Oil Glut Spreads to Fuel  Bloomberg
ExxonMobil Earns $1.7 Billion in Second Quarter of 2016  Business Wire (press release)
Google's parent company will work with more auto makers on self-driving cars
Alphabet's recent partnership with Fiat Chrysler to build self-driving car technology into a Chrysler mini van will be the first of many such deals, the Google parent company said Thursday.
Microsoft is laying off an additional 2850 employees  Fast Company
Alphabet Earnings And Revenues Beat On Solid Execution  Nasdaq
UPS earnings in line and revenues beat; helped by technology upgrades
United Parcel Service reported quarterly earnings that were in line with analysts' expectations, and revenues that beat estimates on Friday, helped by international profit.
UPS Profits Rise on Higher Shipments  Wall Street Journal
China finally made ride-hailing legal, in a way that could destroy Uber's ...
Ride-hailing companies like Uber have finally become legal in China after attracting billions of dollars in investments and staging a battle to dominate the Chinese market.
China confirms legal status of ride-hailing industry  Business Insider
In a boost for Uber, China legalizes ride-hailing services  Los Angeles Times
Eurozone Likely to See Another Stimulus as Growth Halves
LONDON - It seems that the strong start to the year was another false dawn for the eurozone economy and that the European Central Bank will have more to do in the months ahead to shore up growth.
Euro zone economic growth slows in quarter before Brexit  Reuters
Eurozone GDP growth halves as French economy stalls  BBC News
AbbVie Profit Beat Estimates as Sales of Flagship Humira Soar
Biotechnology drugmaker AbbVie Inc.'s second-quarter profit beat analysts' estimates, driven by better-than-expected sales of its drugs.
AbbVie beats Street 2Q forecasts  SFGate
AbbVie Inc (ABBV) Q2 Earnings: Can Humira Alone Sail the Ship Through  Bidness ETC
U.S. Economy Grew a Less-Than-Forecast 1.2% in Second Quarter
The U.S. economy expanded less than forecast in the second quarter after a weaker start to the year than previously estimated as companies slimmed down inventories and remained wary of investing amid shaky global demand.
2015 Economic Growth Was Slightly Better Than We Thought  Wall Street Journal (blog)
US economy grew at a slow pace in spring, expanding at just 1.2 percent pace ...  Washington Post