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July 31- Whole Foods Market Inc on Wednesday posted third-quarter profit that beat Wall Street's view, but said the growth rate for closely watched same-store sales has slowed in the current quarter, and its shares fell 3 percent.
July 31- Whole Foods Market Inc on Wednesday reported a third-quarter profit that beat Wall Street's view, but the company said the growth rate for closely watched same-store sales has slowed so far in the current quarter, and its shares slipped 1.2 percent in extended trading.
July 31- Hyatt Hotels Corp's quarterly profit topped Wall Street estimates as increased travel in the United States allowed the company to charge more for rooms. Shares of rivals Starwood Hotels& Resorts Worldwide Inc and Marriott International Inc also rose.
*2nd- quarter EPS $6.96/ shr vs est $6.30. July 31- MasterCard Inc reported a better-than-expected 21 percent rise in quarterly profit as more people used cards to make payments, sending its shares up 3 percent before the bell.
*Mosaic, Potash Corp sink after Russia quits top potash cartel. *Facebook shares climb 6 pct to near IPO price of $38. Shares of Facebook jumped 6.2 percent to $37.62, within striking distance of their $38 IPO price.
*Mosaic, Potash Corp sink after Russia quits top potash cartel. Mosaic Co stock was among the biggest drags on the S&P 500, sinking 18.1 percent to $43.38 after Russia's Uralkali dismantled one of the world's largest potash partnerships by pulling out of a venture with its partner in Belarus, a move it expects will drive global prices down 25 percent.
July 30- Western Union Co, the world's largest money-transfer company, posted a better-than-expected in quarterly profit as cheaper remittance fees tempted more people to use its services, sending its shares up as much as 9.5 percent.
July 30- Arch Coal Inc reported a bigger quarterly loss before special items on Tuesday on a drop in metallurgical coal prices and cut its sales forecast for the steelmaking ingredient, sending its shares down 3 percent.
July 30- U.S. stocks rose at the open on Tuesday, bouncing back from a decline on Monday, but shares of raw materials companies were lower on an expected decline in potash prices following a move by Russia's Uralkali. The Dow Jones Industrial Average was up 67.85 points, or 0.44 percent, at 15,589.82.
*Shares of 3 D Systems, rivals fall premarket. July 30- 3 D Systems Corp, a maker of 3 D printers, reported a lower-than-expected quarterly profit as a 58 percent jump in operating expenses offset a doubling in revenue from printers and printed parts.
LONDON, July 30- The dollar climbed off a five-week low and shares edged up on Tuesday as a heavy session of European data and earnings showed early promise before this week's trio of big central bank meetings.
*Drug firm Perrigo to buy Elan; Publicis, Omnicom in merger. Shares of Southwestern Energy slid 3 percent to $38.14 and shares of Noble Energy fell 2.1 percent to $62.07 following as a decline in natural gas prices.
LONDON, July 29- Shares in advertising groups jumped on Monday after Publicis and Omnicom said they would merge, as investors bet the deal would create an opening for rivals to poach defecting clients and potentially trigger more deals.
SAO PAULO, July 26- Shares of Brazilian planemaker Embraer SA faced their worst session in a year on Friday, after executives warned that economic concerns seemed to be weakening demand for bigger business jets.
July 26- Zynga Inc shares fell as much as 18.6 percent on Friday morning, after the maker of "FarmVille" said it would abandon plans for real-money gaming in the United States, prompting at least three brokerages to cut their price targets on the stock. Zynga's gambling efforts kicked off this year in Britain, but gambling with real money is illegal in many U.S. states.
Shanghai shares of Anhui Conch Cement, the largest cement producer, were lifted by an order from China's Ministry of Industry and Information Technology to companies across 19 industries to close outdated capacity by the end of September.
July 25- Online travel agency Expedia Inc reported a quarterly profit that fell far short of analysts' expectations, hurt by poor performance at its discount website Hotwire.com and soaring selling and marketing costs, sending its shares crashing 25 percent in extended trade.
July 25- Shares of Gilead Sciences Inc jumped more than 5 percent late Thursday after rival Vertex Pharmaceuticals Inc announced a setback in development of its experimental hepatitis C drug.
SAN FRANCISCO, July 25- Zynga Inc said on Thursday it will largely abandon its long-running efforts to build a real-money gaming business in the United States, a prospect observers had believed to be the struggling company's sole, tenuous lifeline.
July 25- Online travel agency Expedia Inc reported a quarterly profit that fell far short of analysts' expectations as selling and marketing costs soared, sending its shares down 23 percent in after-hours trading.