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Wall Street edges up; Alphabet and Amazon rise after the bell

Wall Street edges up; Alphabet and Amazon rise after the bell

It was the 10th session of range-bound trading, following a sharp rally in late June and early July that hit record highs and has left the S&P 500 up 6 percent for the year.

Amazon reports 31.1 percent jump in revenue
Amazon reports 31.1 percent jump in revenue

The company's net income rose to $857 million, or $1.78 per share, from $92 million, or 19 cents per share, a year earlier.

Erdogan wants army under president's control after coup: Turkish official
Erdogan wants army under president's control after coup: Turkish official

Erdogan, who narrowly escaped capture and possible death on the night of the coup, told Reuters in an interview last week that the military, NATO'S second biggest, needed "fresh blood". The dishonourable discharges included around 40 percent of Turkey's admirals and generals.

AUTOMOBILES

Mercedes rejects claims about 'misleading' self-driving car ads
Mercedes rejects claims about 'misleading' self-driving car ads

Mercedes-Benz has defended an advertising campaign for its new E-Class against allegations that consumers were being misled about the car's self-driving capabilities, the latest backlash by consumer groups in the wake of a fatal Tesla accident.

TECHNOLOGY

Chrome chat app puts Facebook, Skype, WhatsApp all in one window
Chrome chat app puts Facebook, Skype, WhatsApp all in one window

The new web-based service enables users to keep track of their messages and interact with their contacts from different platforms in a single window.

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JOBS & EDUCATION

Delhi High Court dismisses private schools' review plea on fee hike
Delhi High Court dismisses private schools' review plea on fee hike

The Delhi High Court on Wednesday dismissed a review petition against its earlier order that no private unaided school allotted land by the Delhi Development Authority (DDA) shall raise fee without prior sanction of the Education Department.

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TRAVEL

NZ looks to attract more tourists with Rotorua Mud Festival
NZ looks to attract more tourists with Rotorua Mud Festival

A festival of a different kind is about to be added to the New Zealand international events’ calendar in the form of the Rotorua Mud Festival. Rotorua Lakes Council has launched a new festival celebrating Rotorua’s geothermal and volcanic environment.

Horoscope: By Peter Vidal

Today ( 29 Jul )This Week ( 24 Jul - 30 Jul )

SAGITTARIUS After a lot of near misses or false starts, you may finally be about to achieve a cherished goal. The first requirement, though, is to sort out the continuing complications dogging your financial affairs. In matters of… read more