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Michael Pack, a conservative filmmaker linked to Steve Bannon, saw at least $1.6 million in donations from his nonprofit sent into the coffers of his independent production...Politicsread more
The New England Patriots released Antonio Brown just 11 days after signing the wide receiver. The NFL Super Bowl champion team initially had kept him in the face of a rape...Sportsread more
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Check out which companies are making headlines before the bell:
Sysco — The food distributor posted earnings per share and revenue that topped analysts' expectations. Sysco reported earnings per share of 72 cents on sales of $14.421 billion. Analysts polled by Reuters expected a profit of 71 cents a share on revenue of $14.35 billion.
Procter & Gamble — The company urged shareholders to vote against activist investor Nelson Peltz, saying Peltz is seeking a board seat to satisfy his own agenda. "P&G right now is balance and focus, with the Board and employees continuing a steady commitment to a plan that is working. P&G will not benefit from change for the sake of change," the company said in a letter.
JD.com — The second-largest e-commerce firm in China said its net loss widened during the second quarter as marketing expenses soared 63 percent. JD.com's U.S.-listed shares fell 4 percent in the premarket.
Fiat Chrysler — The automaker's U.S.-listed shares rose more than 4 percent in the premarket after Automotive News reported that representatives from a Chinese car company made at least one offer in the past month to buy Fiat. Fiat Chrysler declined to comment.
VF Corp. — VF Corp. said it will buy the owner of Dickies and Workrite for about $820 million in cash. VF, which owns Timberland and Wrangler brands, said it expects the deal to add 2 cents a share to its current-year earnings forecast of $2.94 a share.
BlackRock — Dan Loeb's Third Point took a stake worth about $678.7 million in BlackRock during the second quarter, according to a 13F filing released Friday.
Mondelez — Nelson Peltz's Trian Partners reduced its stake in Mondelez by 3.9 percent last quarter, according to a regulatory filing released Friday.
Tesla — Elon Musk's electric car maker raised $1.8 billion at a yield of 5.3 percent in its first junk-bond offering last week. Analysts expected Tesla to raise about $1.5 billion. The company's stock rose 1.7 percent before the bell.
—Reuters contributed to this report.