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US stocks fall sharply as earnings disappoint

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks fell sharply on Thursday as investors reacted to disappointing corporate earnings and outlooks from major U.S. companies including Exxon Mobil and Whole Foods Markets. The slide put major indexes into the red for July, leaving the market on track for its first monthly loss since January. Argentina's stock market plunged after the South American nation defaulted on its debt for the second time in 13 years. (...)

US stocks fall sharply as earnings disappoint

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks fell sharply on Thursday as investors reacted to disappointing corporate earnings and outlooks from major U.S. companies including Exxon Mobil and Whole Foods Market. The slide put major indexes into the red for July, leaving the market on track for its first monthly loss since January. Argentina's stock market plunged after the South American nation defaulted on its debt for the second time in 13 years. (...)

Candidate goes homeless to show economic gap

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The Republican candidate for California governor said Thursday he spent a week living as a homeless person in Fresno to highlight the disparity between the governor's claim that the state is making an economic comeback and the reality faced by the working poor. (...)

US stocks open lower; Yum Brands sinks

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks are opening lower as investors react to more disappointing earnings from companies. (...)

US markets fluctuate a day after a major drop

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. markets steadied on Friday a day after a major sell-off. Investors focused on a relatively strong jobs report, which showed the U.S. economy created 209,000 jobs in July, the sixth straight month of job growth above 200,000. Several large companies reported solid earnings including consumer products giant Proctor & Gamble. (...)

US stocks slump as earnings disappoint

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks slumped Thursday as investors reacted to disappointing corporate earnings reports and assessed the implications of the approaching end to economic stimulus from the Federal Reserve. That stimulus has underpinned gains in the stock market for years. Argentina's stock market plunged after the South American nation defaulted on its debt for the second time in 13 years. (...)

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US stocks plunge, wiping out July's gains

NEW YORK (AP) — For investors, there were few havens on Thursday. (...)

Citi says SEC has closed probe of mortgage bonds

WASHINGTON (AP) — Citigroup Inc. says it's been told by the Securities and Exchange Commission that the agency has completed its investigation of the bank's conduct regarding mortgage bonds and won't bring further enforcement action. (...)

How the Dow Jones industrial average did Thursday

The Dow Jones industrial average had its worst one-day drop since February, erasing its gain for the year, as traders worried about weak corporate earnings and the looming end of economic stimulus from the Federal Reserve. The slide interrupted a prolonged advance in the market which brought the Standard & Poor's 500 index to its latest record high close just one week ago. (...)

Asia stocks dip on Dow drop, China data cuts loss

HONG KONG (AP) — Most Asian stock markets dipped on Friday following a big sell-off on Wall Street but losses were limited by optimistic reports on China's economy. (...)

US markets retreat for a second day

NEW YORK (AP) — There was no reprieve for investors Friday as the U.S. stock market retreated for a second day. Energy stocks were among the biggest decliners following disappointing results from oil giant Chevron and a drop in oil prices. The Standard & Poor's 500 index was on pace for its worst week in more than two years. (...)

Dow plunges as multiple worries vex investors

NEW YORK (AP) — For stock investors, the red flags were everywhere on Thursday. (...)

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Fabian Gomez shoots 60 in Web.com Tour event

HAYWARD, Calif. (AP) — Fabian Gomez shot a 10-under 60 on Friday night in the Web.com Tour's Stonebrae Classic, leaving a 25-foot birdie putt short on the final hole at TPC Stonebrae. (...)

Abreu extends streak, White Sox beat Twins 10-8

CHICAGO (AP) — Jose Abreu reached base five times while extending his hitting streak to 21 games, and the Chicago White Sox scored four runs in the eighth inning to beat the Minnesota Twins 10-8 on Friday night. (...)

Petit's homer leads Astros over Blue Jays, 3-1

HOUSTON (AP) — Gregorio Petit's first career home run put Houston on top in the eighth inning and the Astros held on for a 3-1 win over the Blue Jays on Friday night, snapping Toronto's six-game winning streak. (...)

Lackey goes from Red Sox to Cards for Kelly, Craig

BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Red Sox traded right-hander John Lackey to the St. Louis Cardinals for right-hander Joe Kelly and outfielder Allen Craig before Thursday's deadline. (...)

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