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Stocks mostly higher, helped by tech, oil
NEW YORK — Stocks ended slightly higher on Friday, helped by better-than-expected quarterly results from Google’s parent Alphabet and retailer Amazon and a modest recovery in oil prices. However, the gains were held back by disappointing results from Exxon Mobil as well as news out of the Bank ...
By Ken Sweet The Associated Press FULL STORY
 
U.S. GDP grows a weak 1.2 percent in second quarter
WASHINGTON — Growth in the U.S. economy was sluggish again in the spring, dashing expectations for a robust rebound after a tough winter. Stronger consumer spending was offset by weakness in housing construction and a big slowdown in the pace that businesses restocked store shelves. The Commerce ...
By Martin Crutsinger The Associated Press FULL STORY
Cheaper oil sends Exxon, Chevron to worst quarter in nearly 17 years
DALLAS — Cheaper oil is leading to the lowest summer gasoline prices in years, and it is causing heartburn for oil companies and their shareholders. On Friday, Exxon Mobil Corp. reported its smallest quarterly profit in nearly 17 years — although it still earned $1.7 billion. Chevron Corp. post...
By David Koenig The Associated Press FULL STORY
 
SABMiller to recommend AB InBev’s improved offer
LONDON — The board of brewer SABMiller on Friday said it intends to recommend that shareholders accept Anheuser-Busch InBev’s revised 79 billion pound ($104 billion) takeover offer, clearing the way for a shareholder vote on the mega-deal. The decision comes as some SABMiller shareholders were ...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
‘Pokemon Go’ creators working to be ’respectful’ of reality
LOS ANGELES — The creators of “Pokemon Go” say they’re working to remove real-world locations that don’t wish to be included in the mobile gaming sensation. The Pokemon Company’s consumer marketing director J.C. Smith said in an interview this week that they’re updating the augmented-...
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