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Associated Press
      
Wall Street Journal
Netflix registered more than a million fewer subscribers than it expected in the second quarter, a sign that the streaming-video site’s strong momentum may be slowing. Shares fell 14% in after-hours trading.
Uber is the subject of an investigation by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission stemming from a complaint about gender inequity, part of a series of probes of the ride-hailing giant.
Papa John’s International’s founder John Schnatter said “it was a mistake” to step down as chairman last week and is questioning how the board investigated his use of a racial slur.
Trade barriers can ricochet through an economy in ways even proponents don’t expect, as shown by washers, among the first consumer products targeted. The protection against overseas competitors has been more than negated by subsequent metals tariffs. Prices are up and demand is softening.
Walmart agreed to use Microsoft’s cloud technology to power functions, including algorithms for purchasing and sales-data sharing with vendors, the two companies said.
      
CNNMoney
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The UK plan to keep close ties with the European Union after Brexit could make it impossible to strike a trade deal with the United States.
John Schnatter is Papa John. He's tied to Papa John's advertising as cheese is to pizza, but he resigned as chairman for using a racial slur.
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NY Times Business Headlines
Long awash in money, the country’s start-up scene has seen an unprecedented downturn. That could be a bad sign for the rest of the Chinese economy.
The Navajo Nation made a cash offer for the gun maker, with the intention of pushing it toward “smart gun” technology.
The video streaming giant’s stock plunged after its subscriber growth fell short.
“Disgraceful,” Anderson Cooper of CNN said at the end of a news conference during which the reporters Jonathan Lemire and Jeff Mason asked tough questions.
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission is investigating the ride-hailing company’s hiring and pay practices.
      
USA Today Business Headlines
If you can, consider the 15-year option closely. Lower rates and faster payouts will cut the amount of interest that goes to the bank and boost what you keep in your own pocket.
     
 
 
With $531 million in the pizza company's stock, Schnatter not only owns a massive mansion, but a fast private jet and has helicopter service
     
 
 
Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos has now become the richest person in modern history as his net worth now tops Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates even in inflation-adjusted terms.
     
 
 
We sifted through pages of Amazon Prime Day offers in search of true deals. Amazon's own products, as expected, got liberal, Black Friday like discounts, most notably the Echo speakers, Fire TV Stick and Cloud Cam security camera, with savings of $20-$50, $20 and $60 respectively.
     
 
 
Baby formula can cost $1,500 for a year. Breastfeeding has expenses, too, like nursing bras, nipple cream and lactation consultant appointments.
     
 
 
      
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