- Amazon's already large distribution empire keeps expanding
NEW YORK (AP) — Online shoppers want their packages — now. And Amazon is spending heavily to make sure that happens.
- Alphabet's 2Q earns soar despite rising 'moonshot' losses
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Business is booming at Google's parent company, Alphabet Inc., even as it loses billions of dollars on kooky-sounding projects that may never produce any revenue.
- Japan central bank adds modest stimulus, as economy coasts
TOKYO (AP) — Japan's central bank opted Friday for a modest expansion of its lavish monetary stimulus to help perk up sluggish growth and combat deflation.
- Barclays says core profit before tax rose 19 percent
LONDON (AP) — Barclays plc says core pretax profit rose 19 percent to 2.4 billion pounds ($3.2 billion) in the second quarter as the bank expressed confidence it could weather the uncertainty of Britain's exit from the European Union.
- Eni's 2Q losses widen in weak market
MILAN (AP) — Italian oil and gas company Eni says second-quarter losses widened to 446 million euros ($494 million) due to a prolonged downturn in low oil prices as well as oversupply and overcapacity in the gas and refining sectors.
- Asian markets mixed; BoJ announces modest stimulus expansion
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Asian markets were mixed Friday after the Bank of Japan announced a modest expansion of its lavish monetary stimulus to perk up sluggish growth, sending the Japanese stock index up.
- UBS posts 14 percent drop in net profit in second quarter
GENEVA (AP) — Swiss bank UBS has reported a 14-percent drop in net profit in the second quarter, citing "pronounced low client activity" amid economic and geopolitical uncertainties and other market weakness.
- Alphabet tops Street 2Q forecasts
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. (AP) — Alphabet Inc. (GOOGL) on Thursday reported second-quarter earnings of $4.88 billion.
- Amazon tops Street 2Q forecasts
SEATTLE (AP) — Amazon.com Inc. (AMZN) on Thursday reported second-quarter profit of $857 million.
- British PM: Immigration control must be part of EU-UK deal
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — British Prime Minister Theresa May made brief stops in two eastern members of the European Union on Thursday, stressing that her government seeks to remain engaged with them — and even intensify ties — despite its plans to leave the bloc.
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