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  • TOKYO, Aug 1- Japan's Nikkei share average dropped to a one-week low on Friday, hit by concern that U.S. interest rates could rise sooner than expected, but strong earnings from companies such as Sony Corp limited the losses. The Nikkei ended 0.6 percent down at 15,523.11, the lowest close since July 25. Shares in Sony ended 4.68 percent higher.

  • *Sees Q3 adjusted earnings $0.15- $0.35/ shr vs est $0.28. July 31- SunPower Corp, the second-largest solar panel maker in the United States, reported a 30 percent fall in quarterly profit as it installed fewer solar plants, sending its shares down 4 percent in extended trading.

  • Final Glance: Telecom companies Thursday, 31 Jul 2014 | 6:04 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top telecom companies were down at the close of trading:. AT&T Inc. fell$. 77 or 2.1 percent, to $35.59. Verizon Communications Inc. fell $1.34 or 2.6 percent, to $50.42.

  • Final Glance: Chemicals companies Thursday, 31 Jul 2014 | 6:03 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top chemicals companies were down at the close of trading:. Dow Chemical Co. fell $1.41 or 2.7 percent, to $51.07. DuPont Co. fell $1.08 or 1.7 percent, to $64.31.

  • Final Glance: Drug Benefits companies Thursday, 31 Jul 2014 | 6:03 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top drug benefits companies were down at the close of trading:. CVSCaremark fell $1.38 or 1.8 percent, to $76.36. Express Scripts Holding Co. fell$. 96 or 1.4 percent, to $69.65.

  • Most active New York Stock Exchange-traded stocks Thursday, 31 Jul 2014 | 1:33 PM ET

    NEW YORK— A look at New York Stock Exchange 10 most-active stocks at the close of trading:. AT&T Inc. fell 2.1 percent to $35.59 with 33,017,900 shares traded. Advanced Micro Devices Inc. rose 2.4 percent to $3.91 with 111,865,000 shares traded.

  • Most active Nasdaq-traded stocks Thursday, 31 Jul 2014 | 1:33 PM ET

    Apple Inc. fell 2.6 percent to $95.60 with 55,014,100 shares traded. BlackBerry Ltd. fell 3.9 percent to $9.33 with 24,706,500 shares traded. Cisco Systems Inc. fell 1.6 percent to $25.23 with 27,308,200 shares traded.

  • LinkedIn stock jumps after 2Q results Thursday, 31 Jul 2014 | 4:48 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of LinkedIn Corp. jumped Thursday after the professional networking service reported a second-quarter loss but still topped analysts' expectations. LinkedIn posted a loss of $1 million, or 1 cent per share, compared with a profit of $3.7 million, or 3 cents per share, in the same quarter a year earlier.

  • NEW YORK, July 31- Global equity markets tumbled on Thursday, hurt by ongoing tensions with Russia and Argentina's second default in 12 years, while the U.S. dollar edged higher against a basket of major currencies for its strongest monthly gain in over a year. "It's getting pretty ugly," said Peter Kenny, chief market strategist at Clearpool Group in New York.

  • Sony and Yum Brands are big market movers Thursday, 31 Jul 2014 | 4:30 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Thursday on the New York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq Stock Market:. 3 D Systems Corp., down $5.94 to $50.13. The three-dimensional printing company reported a drop in quarterly profit and the results fell short of Wall Street expectations.

  • Midday Glance: Construction companies Thursday, 31 Jul 2014 | 1:33 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top construction companies are down at 1 p.m.:. Foster Wheeler fell$. 30 or. 9 percent, to $33.10. Quanta Services Inc. fell $1.08 or 3.1 percent, to $33.89.

  • Midday Glance: Chemicals companies Thursday, 31 Jul 2014 | 1:33 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top chemicals companies are down at 1 p.m.:. Dow Chemical Co. fell $1.05 or 2.0 percent, to $51.43. DuPont Co. fell$. 91 or 1.4 percent, to $64.48.

  • July 31- U.S. health insurer Cigna Corp said on Thursday that medical costs for its individual customers were higher than expected in the second quarter, adding to investor worries that spending is on the rise. Cigna shares fell 5 percent, and a sell-off begun early this week in other insurers including Aetna Inc and WellPoint Inc continued.

  • GE spinoff Synchrony flat in stock market debut Thursday, 31 Jul 2014 | 12:04 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of Synchrony Financial barely moved Thursday in their debut on the New York Stock Exchange, but that's a better outcome than the broader markets which plunged. Synchrony provides store credit cards for retailers, such as Wal-Mart, J.C. Penney and Amazon.com.

  • TORONTO, July 31- Shaw Communications Inc will pay $830 million to buy U.S. data center services provider ViaWest Inc, the Canadian media and cable company said on Thursday, in a deal aimed at bolstering its cloud computing credentials. Shares in Shaw slipped 2 percent to C $24.75 in morning trade on the Toronto Stock Exchange.

  • July 31- Canada's Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc, embroiled in a bitter battle to take over Botox-maker Allergan Inc, on Thursday cut its 2014 and 2015 profit forecasts, sending shares 10 percent lower.

  • July 31- MasterCard Inc, the world's second-largest debit and credit card company, posted a better-than-expected 10 percent rise in quarterly profit, as more customers used its cards to make purchases. MasterCard shares were up 2.8 percent at $78 in trading before the bell on Thursday.

  • US-TRADED SHARES OF ARGENTINA'S YPF SLUMP IN AFTER-HOURS TRADING, DOWN 7.7 PCT, SHARES OF BANCO MACRO FALL 12.7 PCT.

  • July 30- Yelp Inc, the operator of consumer review website Yelp.com, reported its first quarterly profit as a public company, shrugging of analyst forecasts of a loss as small business customers spent more on advertising. Yelp shares fell as much as 3 percent in extended trading, before recovering most of the lost ground.

  • Final Glance: Chemicals companies Wednesday, 30 Jul 2014 | 6:02 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top chemicals companies were down at the close of trading:. Dow Chemical Co. fell$. 97 or 1.8 percent, to $52.48. DuPont Co. fell$. 81 or 1.2 percent, to $65.39.