... * Imperial says US remains attractive market. * Reynolds, Lorillard not available to comment. * Imperial lining up about $7 bln - source (Adds stock activity, bullet points, background).
Investors' radar screens have long been clear of the one blip guaranteed to sound the alarm in financial markets: interest rate rises by central banks.
The discount retailer Family Dollar, under pressure from the activist investor Carl C. Icahn to sell itself, said its profit fell by a third as competition intensified and the company cleared inventory ahead of planned store closings.
Infosys, India's second-largest software firm, has reported a 21% increase in quarterly profit and maintained its revenue growth forecast.
Screen Shot 2014-07-11 at 09.09.39 Credit: Amazon. Amazon has requested permission from the FAA to test drone deliveries just outside of Seattle.