Amazon.com's (AMZN - Analyst Report) 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.
Google parent Alphabet Inc. GOOGL 0.51 % said quarterly profit soared 24%, the second internet giant in two days to report blockbuster earnings driven by consumers' rapid shift to mobile devices.
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.
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LONDON Britain's new government has cast doubt over a project with French energy company EDF to build the UK's first new nuclear plant in decades, delaying a decision on the plan just a day after the company's board voted to proceed.