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The Hartford misses 2Q profit forecasts

The Hartford posts 2Q profit of $216 million, result misses forecasts
Published: 07/28/16
Alphabet's 2Q earns soar despite rising 'moonshot' losses

Alphabet's 2Q earns soar despite rising 'moonshot' losses

Google parent Alphabet's second-quarter earnings illustrate why company can afford to make big wagers on risky bets
Published: 07/28/16

Forrest Mars Jr., who shaped global candy empire, dies at 84

Forrest E. Mars Jr., who helped grow Mars Inc. into multi-billion dollar confectionary empire with beloved brands such as M&M's and Snickers bars, has died
Published: 07/28/16
Alphabet tops Street 2Q forecasts

Alphabet tops Street 2Q forecasts

Alphabet posts 2Q profit, results top Wall Street forecasts
Published: 07/28/16
Stocks post slight gains as investors work through earnings

Stocks post slight gains as investors work through earnings

Stocks had another day of meager gains as investors worked through a new batch of mixed company earnings, including results from Facebook, Ford and Whole Foods
Published: 07/28/16
Ford surprises with lower 2Q profit on trouble in US, China

Ford surprises with lower 2Q profit on trouble in US, China

Ford Motor Co.'s net income fell 9 percent to $2.0 billion in the second quarter as the company struggled with flattening U.S. sales and a tougher market in China
Published: 07/28/16
Amazon tops Street 2Q forecasts

Amazon tops Street 2Q forecasts

Amazon posts 2Q profit, results top Wall Street estimates
Published: 07/28/16
British PM: Immigration control must be part of EU-UK deal

British PM: Immigration control must be part of EU-UK deal

British Prime Minister Theresa May has made brief stops in EU members Slovakia and Poland, stressing that her nation seeks to remain engaged with them _ and even intensify ties _ despite its plans to leave the bloc
Published: 07/28/16

US homeownership rate of 62.9 percent matches a 51-year low

US homeownership rate of 62.9 percent matches a 51-year low
Published: 07/28/16
Average US 30-year mortgage rate edges up to 3.48 percent

Average US 30-year mortgage rate edges up to 3.48 percent

Long-term U.S. mortgage rates edged higher this week for a second straight week. The average for the benchmark 30-year fixed-rate mortgage rose to 3.48 percent from 3.45 percent last week.
Published: 07/28/16