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Consumers Priming US Economic Pump
It looks like Americans might be willing to spend a bit more of the money rattling around in their pockets. The Commerce Department on Thursday reported that gross domestic product grew at 2.3% annual rate in the second quarter, which was less than ...
Consumer spending bolsters US second-quarter growth  Reuters
US economy expanded at 2.3pc annual rate in June quarter  The Australian Financial Review
Washington Post (blog)  
NBCUniversal close to investing in BuzzFeed: source
LOS ANGELES Comcast Corp's (CMCSA.O) NBCUniversal film and television unit is close to making an investment in online publisher BuzzFeed and is in talks to raise its stake in Vox Media, a person with knowledge of both sets of discussions said on ...
NBCUniversal near deal to invest $250M in BuzzFeed  USA TODAY
NBCUniversal in talks to invest up to $250 million in Buzzfeed News  Los Angeles Times
As Ex-Im Bank languishes, Boeing considers moving part of its operations overseas
Boeing may move parts of its operations to other countries in light of the uncertainty over the Export-Import Bank after Congress allowed its charter to expire earlier this summer.
Boeing chairman threatens to move operations overseas over political flap
Boeing May Move Some Work Offshore If Ex-Im Bank Closes  24/7 Wall St.
Gross! Worms flow from Texas town's tap water as horrified residents demand ...
Residents of a small Texas town were appalled this week when they awoke to find tiny worms had infiltrated their tap water. Dozens of households in the Houston suburb of Old River-Winfree found the little red critters wriggling in the bath water and ...
Worms in the water in small Texas town  KTBS
Texas residents make skin crawling discovery after turning on the faucet
Showdown between Whole Foods and Trader Joe's coming to LA
The first test for Whole Foods Market Inc.'s new value-oriented stores will be in one of the nation's most competitive grocery landscapes.
Whole Foods' stock is teetering on the edge of a scary technical cliff  MarketWatch
Whole Foods Is Now Just Another Grocery Chain in Investors' Eyes  Bloomberg
Jobless claims climbed last week from four-decade low
WASHINGTON - Applications for U.S. unemployment benefits rose last week after reaching a four-decade low, consistent with a stronger labor market.
US jobless claims increase, but still near cycle lows  The Globe and Mail
Applications for US jobless aid rise to still-low 267000  Deseret News
IMF waiting on reforms, debt relief before participating in new Greek bailout
The International Monetary Fund said Thursday it will only participate in a third Greek bailout once eurozone creditors have made concrete debt-relief commitments and Athens enacts comprehensive reforms to restructure its economy.
IMF won't help finance Greece without debt relief  Sydney Morning Herald
Doubts over IMF role in Greek bailout unless debt relief agreed  Irish Times
US rate hike prospects lift dollar, Treasury yields
NEW YORK The dollar traded at one-week highs and shorter-term U.S. Treasury yields rose on Thursday as accelerating U.S. gross domestic product data encouraged bets that policymakers will start hiking U.S.
Key levels to watch in a rising dollar as Fed rate hike nears  MarketWatch
Prices mixed after upbeat US growth data  CNBC
Gold Falls on Dollar Strength, Fed Rate Worries
Gold futures drummed a retreat on Thursday as some investors adjusted their outlook on U.S. interest rates while others sold precious metals amid pressure from a stronger dollar.
US STOCKS-Wall Street mixed; Procter and Whole Foods slide  Reuters
Fed holds steady on rates, seeks further economic gains
T-Mobile Reports Profit Alongside Customer Growth
T-Mobile US Inc. reported a strong profit in the second quarter alongside impressive customer growth, a rare feat in the wireless industry.
T-Mobile raises 2015 subscriber forecast; results top estimates  Reuters
T-Mobile Jumps 5%: 'We're Attracting the Suburban Families'  Barron's (blog)