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→  July 18, 2017

(Reuters) – U.S. stock index futures were little changed on Tuesday as investors waited for earnings from big U.S. companies to set the tone for the markets. Shares of UnitedHealth Group (UNH.N) rose 1.8 percent in premarket trading after the largest U.S. health insurer’s quarterly profit beat expectations and it raised its earnings forecast. Johnson […]

→  July 17, 2017

(Reuters) – U.S. stock index futures were little changed on Monday as investors treaded water ahead of a busy earnings week from big U.S. companies. Bank of America (BAC.N), Morgan Stanley (MS.N), Goldman Sachs (GS.N), Microsoft (MSFT.O), IBM (IBM.N) and Johnson and Johnson (JNJ.N) are scheduled to report results this week. Netflix (NFLX.O), which is […]

→  July 16, 2017

LONDON/FRANKFURT (Reuters) – Buyout group Carlyle has agreed to buy airfield lighting group ADB Safegate at a valuation of about 900 million euros ($1 billion) including debt, sources familiar with the matter said. Belgium-based ADB Safegate supplies visual guidance solutions from landing to parking for airplanes, including lighting systems for airport runways as well as […]

→  July 15, 2017

WASHINGTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) – The top Democrat on the U.S. House of Representatives’ antitrust subcommittee has voiced concerns about Amazon.com Inc’s (AMZN.O) $13.7 billion plan to buy Whole Foods Market Inc (WFM.O) and is pushing for a hearing to look into the deal’s impact on consumers. The deal announced in June marks the biggest acquisition […]