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Australian stocks edged higher early Wednesday, with the S&P/ASX 200 up 0.1%, as mining shares shrugged off overnight drops for many metals futures overnight, though banks were mostly lower.
Japanese stocks traded flat in early Wedensday trade, with an initial bump higher for the Nikkei Average fading away in the early minutes after the index closes the previous session at a six-month high.
Japan's industrial production fell 3.3% in June, data out Wednesday showed, swinging sharply from a 0.7% gain in May.
Panera Bread Co. (PNRA) on Tuesday reported earnings that decreased by 3.6 percent in its second quarter, and missed analysts' expectations.
Dreamworks Animation SKG Inc. (DWA) on Tuesday reported a second-quarter loss after posting a profit in the same period a year earlier.
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The Senate has amended a House-passed highway bill.
Buffalo Wild Wings Inc. (BWLD) on Tuesday reported profit that increased by 44 percent in its second quarter, and topped analysts' expectations.
Sen. Patrick Leahy on Tuesday introduced a bill to end the National Security Agency's bulk collection of phone records, a proposal that goes further than a similar House measure and has drawn support from civil liberties groups, the White House and Republicans.
Shares of some top chemicals companies were mixed at the close of trading: Dow Chemical Co. fell $.25 or .5 percent, to $53.45.
Shares of some top food companies were down at the close of trading: ConAgra Foods Inc. fell $.31 or 1.0 percent, to $30.63.
Shares of some top credit card companies were down at the close of trading: American Express Co. fell $.15 or .2 percent, to $91.71.
Shares of some top computer companies were mixed at the close of trading: Apple Inc s fell $.64 or .6 percent, to $98.38.
Express Scripts Holding Co. (ESRX) on Tuesday reported net income that decreased by 5.1 percent in its second quarter, and beat analysts' expectations.
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The following list represents the most viral tracks on Spotify, based on the number of people who shared it divided by the number who listened to it, from Monday, July 21 to Sunday, July 27 via Facebook, Tumblr, Twitter and Spotify.
iTunes' Official Music Charts for the week ending July 28, 2014: Top Songs 1.
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The president of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, one of the largest art museums in the world, on Tuesday announced her retirement.