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.
Amazon.com Inc. AMZN 2.16 % on Thursday reported in its third consecutive record profit, nearly doubling its prior high-water mark, and its fifth straight quarter in the black.
Amazon.com reported Thursday a big profit for the three months ending in June, its fifth straight quarter of gains, a pattern that suggests the e-commerce giant is starting to see a more consistent payoff from its long-term strategy of pouring money ...
The policy decision by the Bank of Japan Friday is turning into one of the most closely watched economic events of the year in Japan, with Governor Haruhiko Kuroda facing intense expectations to deliver more monetary stimulus.
WASHINGTON The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits rose more than expected last week, but the underlying trend continued to point to sustained labor market strength.