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  • Bush said that while he expected growth rates in the Asia Pacific to remain high, given the geopolitical dynamics of the region, he sees Middle East and Europe as "quite important." Trump is seeking a $54 billion increase in overall defense spending, a proposal that must be passed by Congress and faces skeptical lawmakers. General Dynamics Chief Executive Phebe...

  • EPS of 59 cents vs est 57 cents. July 26- Coca-Cola Co said it would replace Coke Zero with a new sugar-free drink in the United States next month, as the company sharpens its focus on low and no-sugar versions of its sodas that helped best quarterly profit estimates. The new drink, Coca-Cola Zero Sugar, is already available in Europe, Middle East& Africa and Latin...

  • MEXICO CITY— The Mexican national truckers' association says highway robberies of freight trucks are "out of control" and calls the nation's roads "a no-man's land." The National Chamber of Freight Transport says its members have been "seriously affected by an unstoppable wave of robbery taking over the country's roads. The problem is especially prevalent...

  • US TREASURY YIELDS REVERSE DIRECTION, 10- YEAR YIELDS FALL TO SESSION LOW OF 2.31 PERCENT.

  • NEW YORK— The Latest on the securities fraud trial of "Pharma Bro" Martin Shkreli:. A jury will hear closing arguments in the securities fraud trial of "Pharma Bro" Martin Shkreli on Thursday. "Pharma Bro" Martin Shkreli says on social media that he's being railroaded at his securities fraud trial, but he won't be defending himself in court.

  • U.S. STOCKS SLIGHTLY ADD TO GAINS AFTER FEDERAL RESERVE STATEMENT.

  • US TREASURY YIELDS RISE SLIGHTLY AFTER FED STATEMENT, 10- YEAR YIELDS INCREASE TO 2.33 PERCENT.

  • WASHINGTON— The Federal Reserve is keeping its benchmark interest rate unchanged at a time of low inflation, which remains persistently below the Fed's target level. The Fed noted Wednesday in a statement that inflation has stayed undesirably low even though the job market keeps strengthening, with the unemployment rate just 4.4 percent.

  • LOS ANGELES, July 26- Whole Foods Market Inc, which has agreed to be bought by Amazon.com Inc for $13.7 billion, on Wednesday reported a quarterly profit decline after same-store sales fell for the eighth quarter in a row. Net income fell to $106 million, or 33 cents per share, from $120 million, or 37 cents per share, a year earlier. The Austin, Texas- based upscale grocer...

  • DUESSELDORF, Germany, July 26- Euler Hermes has slashed its trade credit insurance for suppliers of German department store chain Kaufhof, owned by Canada's Hudson's Bay Co, two people familiar with the matter told Reuters. The sources said they had seen the letter from Euler Hermes, a French credit insurance company majority owned by Germany's Allianz.

  • AUSTIN, Texas— Whole Foods is reporting another quarterly sales decline as it prepares to be acquired by online giant Amazon. Facing pressure from investors to improve its performance, Whole Foods agreed to be acquired by Amazon in a $13.7 billion deal announced last month that rattled the supermarket industry. The companies have not said what might change for...

  • NEW YORK, July 26- Boeing Co shares soared more than 8 percent to a record high on Wednesday after the world's biggest plane maker posted second-quarter profit and cash flow well ahead of Wall Street estimates and lifted its full-year forecasts, helped by aggressive cost cutting. The company aims to generate $50 billion a year in revenue within the next five to 10...

  • NEW YORK, July 26- For many of us, the notion of being on a board of directors seems like the pinnacle of capitalist dreams. The financial planner from Chesterton, Indiana, had "prestigious" visions of board life swimming in her head, perhaps involving hanging out in mahogany boardrooms and hobnobbing with the rich and powerful. "These days boards are expected to...

  • NEW YORK, July 26- For many of us, the notion of being on a board of directors seems like the pinnacle of capitalist dreams. The financial planner from Chesterton, Indiana, had "prestigious" visions of board life swimming in her head, perhaps involving hanging out in mahogany boardrooms and hobnobbing with the rich and powerful. "These days boards are expected to...

  • NEW YORK, July 26- For many of us, the notion of being on a board of directors seems like the pinnacle of capitalist dreams. The financial planner from Chesterton, Indiana, had "prestigious" visions of board life swimming in her head, perhaps involving hanging out in mahogany boardrooms and hobnobbing with the rich and powerful. "These days boards are expected to...

  • NEW YORK, July 26- For many of us, the notion of being on a board of directors seems like the pinnacle of capitalist dreams. The financial planner from Chesterton, Indiana, had "prestigious" visions of board life swimming in her head, perhaps involving hanging out in mahogany boardrooms and hobnobbing with the rich and powerful. "These days boards are expected to...

  • NEW YORK, July 26- For many of us, the notion of being on a board of directors seems like the pinnacle of capitalist dreams. The financial planner from Chesterton, Indiana, had "prestigious" visions of board life swimming in her head, perhaps involving hanging out in mahogany boardrooms and hobnobbing with the rich and powerful. "These days boards are expected to...

  • NEW YORK, July 26- For many of us, the notion of being on a board of directors seems like the pinnacle of capitalist dreams. The financial planner from Chesterton, Indiana, had "prestigious" visions of board life swimming in her head, perhaps involving hanging out in mahogany boardrooms and hobnobbing with the rich and powerful. "These days boards are expected to...

  • JACKSONVILLE, Fla. _ Patriot Transportation Holding Inc. on Wednesday reported fiscal third-quarter net income of $456,000. Patriot Transportation shares have dropped 14 percent since the beginning of the year. Keywords: Patriot Transportation, Earnings Report.

  • WASHINGTON, July 26- The U.S. Transportation Security Administration said Wednesday it will impose new stricter security rules requiring airline travelers to remove all electronic items larger than mobile phones like tablets, e-readers and video game consoles from carry-on baggage for screening. Last week, the U.S. Homeland Security Department said 180...