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  • "The results are further indications that the leaders in their respective spaces are taking market shares and it is very much a microcosm of the internet as a whole," Benchmark Company analyst Daniel Kurnos told Reuters. Alphabet's Class A shares rose 4.9 percent in early trading on Friday, boosting the company's market value by about $23 billion to $542 billion.

  • TORONTO, July 29- Canada's main stock index fell on Friday as economic data and energy earnings highlighted the damage done by a massive wildfire that hit oil sands production starting in May, with the index headed for its first weekly decline since mid-June. Both companies reported earnings that were negatively impacted by massive wildfires in northern...

  • TOKYO _ Sony Corp. on Friday reported fiscal first-quarter net income of $205 million. On a per-share basis, the Tokyo- based company said it had profit of 16 cents. Sony shares have increased 34 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • BRENHAM, Texas— Police in suburban Houston say a McDonald's worker has been fired for refusing to serve an officer. Brenham Police Chief Craig Goodman says in a Facebook post that "one of our employees, who was off duty with his family, was refused service at a local restaurant simply for being a Police Officer." Goodman tells Houston's KHOU-TV that the owners...

  • US DOLLAR EXTENDS LOSSES, DOLLAR INDEX FALLS TO SESSION LOW OF 95.685.

  • *OPEC supply rises by 100,000 bpd to 33.41 million bpd. *Gabon return boosts absolute level of OPEC supply. LONDON, July 29- OPEC's oil output is likely in July to reach its highest in recent history, a Reuters survey found on Friday, as Iraq pumps more and Nigeria manages to export additional crude despite militant attacks on oil installations.

  • NEW YORK— Stocks were off to another weak start Friday after the Bank of Japan disappointed investors with stimulus plans that didn't go as far as many had hoped. Investors got another mixed batch of corporate earnings, this time from Google's parent company Alphabet, Amazon, and oil giants Chevron and Exxon Mobil. OIL WEAKNESS: Exxon Mobil fell 3 percent and...

  • July 29- The following table shows OPEC crude oil output in millions of barrels per day in July and June, according to a Reuters survey published on Friday. OPEC has no supply target, having in December 2015 scrapped its output ceiling of 30 million bpd, which it had been exceeding for months. Gabon is included in the survey for the first time after it rejoined OPEC on...

  • BRASILIA, July 29- Brazil posted a hefty primary budget deficit in June, central bank data showed on Friday, the latest in a string of shortfalls that highlight the government's challenges to rebalance overdrawn public accounts. The primary budget deficit of 10.061 billion reais in June, however, was below market expectations for a gap of 16 billion reais.

  • MIDDLEBURG, Va. _ Middleburg Financial Corp. on Friday reported second-quarter earnings of $2.7 million. Middleburg Financial shares have risen 51 percent since the beginning of the year. Keywords: Middleburg Financial, Earnings Report.

  • *Trump wants to tear up Iran nuclear deal if he wins. LONDON/ ANKARA, July 29- Britain's vote to leave the European Union and the rise of U.S. presidential nominee Donald Trump have paralysed efforts by Western governments to encourage already highly reluctant international banks to do business with Iran. Uncertainty is frustrating Tehran's push for foreign...

  • HOUSTON, July 29- Chevron Corp posted its worst quarterly loss since 2001 on Friday and Exxon Mobil Corp reported a 59 percent slide in quarterly profit, both victims of a prolonged rout in crude prices and sinking income from refining, a sign of the broad malaise across the energy sector. "It's a challenging environment for the integrated" oil producers, said Brian...

  • *Exxon, Chevron drop on weak results. July 29- The S&P 500 and the Dow were lower on Friday following weak economic data and poor earnings from oil majors Exxon and Chevron. "There is nothing in the markets to be excited about and we are at all-time highs, which is not justified," said Phil Davis, chief executive officer of PSW Investments.

  • MEXICO CITY, July 29- Mexico's economy shrank more than expected in the second quarter, dragged down by a drop in industrial output, while service sector activity stagnated, preliminary data showed on Friday. Weak demand in the United States for Mexican-made goods has weighed on Latin America's second biggest economy. Mexico's services sector posted flat...

  • CALGARY, Alberta _ Enbridge Inc. on Friday reported second-quarter profit of $287.1 million. The Calgary, Alberta- based company said it had profit of 25 cents per share. Enbridge shares have climbed 18 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • *Simple European refiners begin run cuts of up to 5 pct. LONDON, July 29- Energy companies' lifeline during the rout in oil prices- refining and downstream- has withered but the fall in margins is hardly a surprise for European refiners, which are turning again to survival strategies honed during the tough years. "Last year was the best year on record for European...

  • *They say Russia targets softer southern/eastern EU states. MOSCOW, July 29- Vladimir Putin will step up Russia's campaign to end European Union sanctions with a visit to Slovenia on Saturday, encouraged by signs his tactic of lobbying what he views as more pliant southern and eastern European states is starting to pay off. Combined with American and Group of...

  • *Says Alberta wildfires reduced net income by C $170 mln. July 29- Imperial Oil Ltd, Canada's No.2 integrated oil producer and refiner, reported a surprise quarterly loss due to the impact of wildfires in Fort McMurray, Alberta. The Alberta wildfires reduced output by about 60,000 barrels per day and net income by an estimated C $170 million, Imperial said on Friday.

  • Xerox's total costs declined 6 percent to $4.24 billion. This included restructuring and related charges of $71 million, less than the $100 million the company had estimated in April. Xerox said it expected one-time pretax separation costs of $175 million- $200 million, lower than the $200 million- $250 million it had estimated earlier.

  • GOVERNOR SCOTT SAYS NO MOSQUITOES HAVE TESTED POSITIVE FOR ZIKA.