NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. stocks fell at the open on Friday following back-to-back record high closes on the S&P 500, weighed by declines in Amazon and Visa after the companies reported earnings.
LONDON/PARIS - 21st Century Fox (FOXA) on Friday agreed to sell its Sky television assets in Italy and Germany to British Sky Broadcasting for $9 billion, forming a single pay-TV provider with 20 million subscribers.
The crises in Ukraine and the Middle East are eroding business confidence in Germany, Europe's top economy, a key indicator shows.
WASHINGTON -- Orders for long-lasting U.S. manufactured goods rose more than expected in June, pointing to momentum in the economy heading into the third quarter.
Shares of Amazon.com (AMZN) fell more than 11% to $316 and change in pre-market trading Friday after the e-commerce giant reported a second quarter net loss of 27 cents per share, compared to an expected loss of 15 cents a share.