A daily morning look at the financial stories you need to know to start the day
-Stock futures are down ahead of this morning's report on the GDP. The expectation is for 2.6% second quarter growth.
-Amazon shares will be in play after strong earnings that made founder Jeff Bezos the world's third richest man.
-Google parent Alphabet will also be in focus today after posting strong earnings.
-Crude prices are down some more today and now at the $40/barrel level.
-Gasoline prices fell a penny overnight to $2.13/gallon, national average.
-Microsoft is cutting 2,850 more jobs over the next 12 months.
-Two San Diego police officers have been shot, one of them killed and suspects are still at large. The city will not say if this was another ambush situation.
-China and Russia will hold joint military exercises in the South China Sea.
-The Air Force is finally close to declaring the F-35 to be combat ready.
-French President Hollande wants to create a new national guard to fight terror inside France.
-Hillary Clinton kept away from specifics in her DNC acceptance speech last night and made the case for a more optimistic view of America.
-Hackers have reportedly targeted the donor list for House Democrats.
-Hedge fund owners and employees have donated $48.5 million to Hillary Clinton and $19,000 to Donald Trump.