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  • July 24- Alphabet Inc surpassed Wall Street expectations for quarterly revenue and earnings on Monday, but it said costs were rising faster than sales and warned that as more traffic and searches shift to mobile devices the expenses would remain high. Revenue for Alphabet, the owner of Google and YouTube, rose 21 percent to $26.01 billion in the second quarter...

  • POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. _ Southern Missouri Bancorp Inc. on Monday reported fiscal fourth-quarter net income of $3.7 million. Southern Missouri Bancorp shares have dropped 11 percent since the beginning of the year. Keywords: Southern Missouri Bancorp, Earnings Report.

  • WASHINGTON— The Latest on the House's consideration of bills to address the Department of Veterans Affairs' budget gap, and expand the GI Bill:. The House has rejected legislation to allow the Department of Veterans Affairs to shift $2 billion from other programs to cover a sudden budget shortfall in its Choice program of private-sector care.

  • LONDON, July 24- Britain's anti-fraud regulator has opened an investigation into suspected corruption in Australian-British miner Rio Tinto Plc's business conduct in the Republic of Guinea, the agency said. In November Rio Tinto said it had become aware of emails that referred to unexplained payments of $10.5 million in connection with the Simandou iron...

  • WASHINGTON, July 24- President Donald Trump made a last-ditch plea to U.S. Senate Republicans on Monday to "do the right thing" and fulfill seven years of campaign promises to repeal and replace former President Barack Obama's signature healthcare law. The Senate will vote on Tuesday on whether to open debate on an overhaul of the law, with Senate Majority Leader...

  • *State yard CSSC building China's first luxury cruise ships. *Cruise shipbuilding is key "Made in China 2025" objective. China's government has earmarked cruise shipbuilding as a major objective in its "Made in China 2025" programme to upgrade its domestic manufacturing and support jobs at its shipyards, as domestic demand for cruise trips increases 30 percent a...

  • 1. "Dunkirk," Warner Bros., $50,513,488, 3,720 locations, $13,579 average, $50,513,488, 1 Week. 2. "Girls Trip," Universal, $31,201,920, 2,591 locations, $12,042 average, $31,201,920, 1 Week. 4. "War For The Planet Of The Apes," 20th Century Fox, $20,884,223, 4,100 locations, $5,094 average, $98,235,137, 2 Weeks.

  • July 24- Qualcomm Inc fired back in its case against Apple Inc on Monday, accusing its critics of waging a "coordinated effort aimed at misdirecting" trade regulators. Earlier this month, Qualcomm filed a complaint with the U.S. International Trade Commission seeking to ban iPhones that use chips "other than those supplied by Qualcomm affiliates."

  • SPOKANE, Wash. _ Potlatch Corp. on Monday reported second-quarter net income of $24.2 million, after reporting a loss in the same period a year earlier. The average estimate of four analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 30 cents per share. This story was generated by Automated Insights using data from Zacks Investment Research.

  • BERLIN, July 24- Owners of Volkswagen cars affected by the diesel emissions scandal who refuse to get an engine software update will have their vehicles de-registered, Focus Online reported, citing documents of Germany's KBA motor vehicle watchdog. Nearly two years later, almost 5.5 million of the 8.5 million affected models in Europe have been retrofitted,...

  • July 24- U.S. oil producer Anadarko Petroleum Corp posted a larger-than-expected quarterly loss on Monday and said it would cut its 2017 capital budget by $300 million because of depressed oil prices, the first major U.S. oil producer to do so. Shares of Houston- based Anadarko fell 3.8 percent to $42.55 in after-hours trading on Monday. Anadarko in March had...

  • AMSTERDAM _ Core Laboratories NV on Monday reported second-quarter earnings of $22.7 million. For the current quarter ending in October, Core Laboratories said it expects revenue in the range of $165.5 million to $170 million. Core Laboratories shares have fallen 11 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • PITTSBURG, Texas— Lonnie "Bo" Pilgrim, who grew a one-time feed store into the world's largest poultry producer before losing the company in bankruptcy, has died at 89.. A statement on the Erman Smith Funeral Home website says Pilgrim died Friday at his Pittsburg home, about 110 miles east of Dallas. Pilgrim was known for appearing on Pilgrim's Pride commercials in a...

  • *Says recently got $300 mln unsecured loan from Morgan Stanley. LONDON, July 24- Chinese conglomerate HNA Group has pushed back against media reports that it faces mounting pressure from bankers and regulators, even as it announced a shareholding shake-up in a bid to quash concerns over its ownership. "I think we are operating our company legally, we have nothing...

  • NEW YORK, July 24- Wells Fargo& Co has asked judges in New York and New Jersey to require a lawyer representing a former employee to immediately return reams of client information the bank mistakenly sent to the attorney, a bank spokeswoman said on Monday. In response to a New Jersey court case involving a dispute between ex-Wells Fargo employee Gary Sinderbrand...

  • July 24- Private equity firm KKR& Co has agreed to buy WebMD Health Corp for about $2.8 billion, bringing a slew of popular online health information websites under one umbrella, and separately said it would buy a major stake in Nature's Bounty Company. The WebMD deal is five months after the New York- based company said it would explore strategic options amid a...

  • July 24- Martin Shkreli, the pharmaceutical entrepreneur vilified as the "pharma bro" for raising the price of a life-saving drug by 5,000 percent, said on Monday in federal court that he would not testify in his securities fraud trial. District Judge Kiyo Matsumoto came after jurors had been dismissed for the day in the middle of testimony from U.S. prosecutors'...

  • WELLINGTON, July 25- British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson said late on Wednesday that New Zealand would be near the front of the line for a free trade deal with Britain once the UK leaves the European Union, according to local media. "I can certainly tell you that New Zealand is at or near the very front of the queue," he told media during a visit to the country.

  • WASHINGTON— Interest rates on short-term Treasury bills rose in Monday's auction to their highest levels in more than eight years. The Treasury Department auctioned $39 billion in three-month bills at a discount rate of 1.180 percent, up from 1.050 percent last week. For a $10,000 bill, the three-month price was $9, 970.17, while a six-month bill sold for...

  • WASHINGTON— Figures on government spending and debt in millions of dollars.