Sharp to Quit Selling TVs in the U.S.

TODAY: Aug. 1, 2015 PUB DATE: July 31, 2015

TOKYO?Sharp Corp. said Friday that it would quit selling televisions in the U.S. and much of the rest of North and South America, as part of a turnaround plan aimed at ending steep losses. Sharp said it would license its ...

Hong Kong June Retail Sales -0.4% by Value; Market Expected -0.2%

TODAY: Aug. 1, 2015 PUB DATE: July 31, 2015

By Anjie Zheng HONG KONG--The value of Hong Kong's retail sales fell in June from a year earlier amid uncertainties in inbound tourism and spillover from recent market volatility, the Census and Statistics Department said Friday. The decline of 0.4% ...

Oil Prices Slip Again on Dollar's Strength -- 2nd Update

TODAY: Aug. 1, 2015 PUB DATE: July 31, 2015

By Biman Mukherji And Matthew Cowley LONDON--Oil prices slumped again on Friday, as the dollar strengthened, wrapping up a terrible month in which prices fell back to levels last seen in January. While the positive U.S. economic data tends to ...

Canada's Gross Domestic Product Shrinks 0.2% in May From April

TODAY: Aug. 1, 2015 PUB DATE: July 31, 2015

OTTAWA?Canada's economy shrank for a fifth straight month in May, weighed down by weak output in manufacturing, oil and gas extraction and wholesale trade. Gross domestic product, the broadest measure of goods and services produced in the economy, fell 0.2% ...

Correction to Consumer Sentiment Article

TODAY: Aug. 1, 2015 PUB DATE: July 31, 2015

This month's final current conditions index rose to 107.2 from an early month reading of 106.0. "End-July Consumer Sentiment Unexpectedly Slips to 93.1," at 10:12 a.m. ET, incorrectly said it fell. (END) Dow Jones Newswires July 31, 2015 10:39 ET ...

Oil Shares Weigh on Dow Industrials

TODAY: Aug. 1, 2015 PUB DATE: July 31, 2015

By Leslie Josephs Oil majors pulled the Dow Jones Industrial Average lower in afternoon trading Friday after a report indicated an increase in U.S. oil drilling. The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 34.15 points, or 0.2% at 17709.20, down from ...

EUROPE MARKETS: European Stocks Finish With Best Month In Five

TODAY: Aug. 1, 2015 PUB DATE: July 31, 2015

By Carla Mozee, MarketWatch Euro rises above $1.11 European stock indexes notched gains Friday, while the euro rose after the release of inflation figures for the eurozone that may help the European Central Bank chart its next move. After spending ...

Petrobras Tightens Controls in Wake of Price-Fixing Scandal

TODAY: Aug. 1, 2015 PUB DATE: July 31, 2015

By Luciana Magalhaes And Rogerio Jelmayer SÃO PAULO--Brazil's giant state-run oil firm Petróleo Brasileiro SA, or Petrobras, said Friday it is tightening its supplier controls in the wake of a massive corruption scandal and seeking the reparation of about $2 ...

Oil Prices Fall as U.S. Rig Count Rises

TODAY: Aug. 1, 2015 PUB DATE: July 31, 2015

Oil prices are dropping and on pace to set new multi-month lows Friday as data show U.S. producers are putting more drilling rigs to work despite a lingering world-wide glut. The number of rigs drilling for oil in the U.S. ...

Oil Prices Fall as U.S. Rig Count Rises

TODAY: Aug. 1, 2015 PUB DATE: July 31, 2015

By Timothy Puko And Biman Mukherji Oil prices are dropping and on pace to set new multi-month lows Friday as data show U.S. producers are putting more drilling rigs to work despite a lingering world-wide glut. The number of rigs ...

BOE Appointee Vlieghe to Sell Stake in Brevan Howard -- Update

TODAY: Aug. 1, 2015 PUB DATE: July 31, 2015

By Laurence Fletcher And Jason Douglas LONDON--The newest appointee to the Bank of England's interest rate-setting panel said Friday that he will sell his stake in hedge fund firm Brevan Howard Asset Management LLP to avoid any impression of a ...

Yahoo to Buy Social Shopping Site Polyvore

TODAY: Aug. 1, 2015 PUB DATE: July 31, 2015

Yahoo Inc. agreed to buy social shopping site Polyvore Inc., a move intended to enhance the portal's "Mavens" growth strategy. Terms of the deal weren't disclosed Friday. Venture-backed Polyvore?geared toward fashion, beauty and home deco?announced a $14 million Series C ...

LinkedIn Earnings Top Expectations -- 3rd Update

TODAY: Aug. 1, 2015 PUB DATE: July 31, 2015

By Cat Zakrzewski LinkedIn Corp.'s stock yo-yoed in after-hours trading Thursday as investors realized it beat growth expectations because of a recent acquisition, not due to a recovery in its core business. The professional-networking site said second-quarter sales jumped 33% ...

SoulCycle Files to Go Public -- 3rd Update

TODAY: Aug. 1, 2015 PUB DATE: July 31, 2015

By Rolfe Winkler Spin class is spinning up big revenues and profits. SoulCycle Inc., the network of cycling exercise studios, filed Thursday to raise $100 million in an initial public offering, providing details of its fast growth and impressive bottom ...

Noble Group Shares Keep Falling as Short Sellers Pile In

TODAY: Aug. 1, 2015 PUB DATE: July 31, 2015

SINGAPORE?Shares of commodities trader Noble Group Ltd. slumped for a second straight session Friday, falling as much as 22% since Wednesday's close as short sellers crowded in on the embattled firm. The company's share price has more than halved since ...

BBVA Second-Quarter Net Profit Rises 74%

TODAY: Aug. 1, 2015 PUB DATE: July 31, 2015

By Patricia Kowsmann Spain's Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria SA (BBVA.MC) said on Friday that its net profit rose 74% in the second quarter on higher revenue and lower provisions. Spain's No. 2 lender by market value said second-quarter net profit ...