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Thu, Jul 29th, 2021
Yum Brands beats Q2 sales forecasts on new stores, traffic

The company that owns KFC and Taco Bell posted better-than-expected sales in the second quarter thanks to stronger customer demand and a record new store building spree.

YUM : 129.50 (+5.62%)
US economy surpasses pre-pandemic size with 6.5% Q2 growth

WASHINGTON (AP) — Fueled by vaccinations and government aid, the U.S. economy grew at a solid 6.5% annual rate last quarter in another sign that the nation has achieved a sustained recovery from the...

Portugal eases virus limits, takes aim at ‘total freedom’

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Portugal is beginning its journey to what the country’s prime minister calls “total freedom,” with a government decision Thursday to start winding down COVID-19 pandemic...

Yum Brands beats Q2 sales forecasts on new stores, traffic

The company that owns KFC and Taco Bell posted better-than-expected sales in the second quarter thanks to stronger customer demand and a record new store building spree.

YUM : 129.50 (+5.62%)
Indian hoteliers test clout in lawsuits against big chains

ATLANTA (AP) — Hotel owner Vimal Patel has traced a familiar path to success in the U.S. hospitality industry.

Crispy chicken, boy bands and dining in; McDonald's rebounds

McDonald’s posted better-than-expected sales in the second quarter as dining rooms reopened and new chicken sandwiches generated customer traffic.

Turn off, turn on: Simple step can thwart top phone hackers

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — As a member of the secretive Senate Intelligence Committee, has reason to worry about hackers. At a briefing by security staff this year, he said he got some advice on how to help...

Delivery apps expand reach to meet customer demands

Spurred by skyrocketing consumer demand during the pandemic, restaurant delivery companies like DoorDash and Uber Eats are rapidly expanding their services to grocers, convenience stores, pharmacies, pet...

WMT : 142.32 (+0.18%)
UBER : 44.78 (-2.95%)
The Latest: S Korea sets another new high for daily cases

SEOUL, South Korea — South Korea is reporting a new daily high for coronavirus cases a day after authorities enforced stringent restrictions in areas outside the Seoul capital region seeking to slow...

PFE : 42.85 (-1.38%)
$15 wage becoming a norm as employers struggle to fill jobs

WASHINGTON (AP) — The signs and banners are dotted along suburban commercial strips and hanging in shop windows and restaurants, evidence of a new desperation among America's service-industry employers:...

WMT : 142.32 (+0.18%)
COST : 424.92 (+0.64%)
TGT : 260.87 (+1.34%)
The top iPhone and iPad apps on App Store

Top Paid iPhone Apps:

SNAP : 75.25 (-1.19%)
GOOGL : 2,713.05 (-0.32%)
The Latest: Chinese city lists more cases in local outbreak

BEIJING — The major eastern Chinese city of Nanjing recorded another 31 locally transmitted COVID-19 cases on Tuesday, as authorities announced more than 1.5 billion doses of vaccine have been administered...

PFE : 42.85 (-1.38%)
Australian city Melbourne ends 5th COVID-19 lockdown

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia’s second-most populous city Melbourne will end its fifth lockdown on Tuesday with the Victoria state government declaring it had beaten an outbreak of the highly...

PFE : 42.85 (-1.38%)
Priest outed via Grindr app highlights rampant data tracking

When a religious publication used smartphone app data to deduce the sexual orientation of a high-ranking Roman Catholic official, it exposed a problem that goes far beyond a debate over church doctrine...

Ping pong: Spat over tracing app as shelves empty in England

LONDON (AP) — In scenes reminiscent of the early days of the coronavirus pandemic, supermarket shelves across England were looking a tad empty on Thursday.

BP : 24.67 (+1.11%)
Stocks climb on Wall St gains as company earnings roll in

BEIJING (AP) — Asian stock markets followed Wall Street higher Thursday for a second day as optimism about an economic recovery appeared to outweigh concern over rising coronavirus cases and inflation....

JNJ : 172.08 (-0.06%)
Sleep Number, Netflix fall; Chipotle, Lands' End rise

Stocks that traded heavily or had substantial price changes Wednesday:

NFLX : 514.91 (-0.85%)
LE : 39.24 (-1.15%)
CMG : 1,837.72 (+1.18%)
The Latest: South Korea hits pandemic high for daily cases

SEOUL, South Korea — South Korea has reported a new daily high for coronavirus cases, putting pressure on authorities to extend their toughest distancing rules.

US opioid lawsuits on verge of settlements with 4 companies

The yearslong effort by state and local governments in the U.S. to force the pharmaceutical industry to help pay to fix a nationwide opioid addiction and overdose crisis took a major step forward Tuesday...

MCK : 205.55 (+0.68%)
JNJ : 172.08 (-0.06%)
CAH : 59.99 (+0.57%)
EXPLAINER: $26B opioid settlement big step, but not the end

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A $26 billion settlement between the three biggest U.S. drug distribution companies and drugmaker Johnson & Johnson and thousands of states and municipalities that sued over the...

CAH : 59.99 (+0.57%)
ABC : 122.81 (+1.21%)
JNJ : 172.08 (-0.06%)
CVS : 83.11 (-0.23%)
RAD : 15.33 (+1.12%)
MCK : 205.55 (+0.68%)

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