Dow component Wal-Mart (WMT) beat on earnings and revenue. The retail giant raised its full-year outlook, even with an expected 5 cent per share hit from the pending Jet.com acquisition. The stock soared in the premarket. (CNBC)
Cisco Systems (CSCO), also a Dow stock, beat estimates on earnings and revenue. But the networking equipment maker was cautious on guidance. Cisco also plans to cut up to 5,500 employees or 7 percent of its workforce. (CNBC)
Two of four U.S. swimmers who say they were with Ryan Lochte when they were robbed at gunpoint in Rio were removed from their plane by Brazilian authorities. Lochte, already in the U.S., was sticking to his story. The other Olympic swimmer was still in Brazil. (NBC News)
As questions swirl around Lochte's account, a new report provides details of a Tuesday armed robbery of an Olympian from Great Britain. The unidentified team member was held up "enjoying a night on the town" in the early hours. (USA Today)
The U.S. apparently did time its $400 million payment to Iran with the release of American prisoners, according to the Wall Street Journal. Maintaining it was not a ransom, a U.S. official told NBC News the cash was delayed to make sure the Americans were safe.
In a notice set to be published today, the agency overseeing thousands of federal buildings nationwide is expected to declare transgender employees and visitors must be allowed to use the bathrooms that match their gender identities. (NBC News)