Moody's upgraded California to an Aa3 rating, from an A-1 rating.
National Student Clearinghouse is a nonprofit. An earlier version of the story said it was privately held.
An earlier version of this story said Apple Pay debuted Friday. While new iPhones are available, the e-wallet platform rolls out in October.
This story has been updated to reflect that Kirk is a former mayor of Dallas.
The U.S. Senate agreed to give President Barack Obama the authority to train and equip moderate Syrian rebels. A previous version of this article incorrectly named the group that will be armed by the Senate effort.
The comparison month was July, not June.
An earlier version of this story provided an incorrect figure for the amount of money allotted. The correct figure is 82.6 billion euros.
This story has been amended to reflect that the Islamic State has beheaded three Western captives—two Americans and one Briton.
An earlier version of this story incorrectly said the PBoC will distribute 500 billion yuan to each of its five largest banks. The PBoC will distribute a total of 500 billion to its five largest banks.
As earlier version misspelled Crescenzi.