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Wall St. edges up; Alphabet and Amazon rise after the bell

Wall Street edged higher on Thursday as investors looked beyond disappointing earnings from Ford and bought shares in Apple, while Alphabet surged after the bell following its quarterly report. | Video

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Amazon revenue beats estimates as cloud sales surge

Amazon.com Inc reported a better-than-expected rise in quarterly revenue on Thursday, powered by blockbuster growth in its cloud services unit.

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Ford calls an end to U.S. auto boom, rivals bet other way

DETROIT Ford Motor Co on Thursday declared the U.S. auto industry's long recovery is at an end, sending its stock and those of rival auto companies tumbling. | Video

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JetBlue to become first airline to operate U.S.-Cuba flights

HAVANA U.S. budget airline JetBlue Airways Corp said on Thursday it would launch scheduled commercial flights from the United States to Cuba on Aug. 31, ahead of competitors that have also announced departure dates.

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Bezos passes Buffett, becomes third-richest person: Forbes

Jeff Bezos, the founder and chief executive of Amazon.com Inc , has become the world's third-richest person as of the market close for the first time, Forbes magazine said, passing Warren Buffett, the chairman and chief executive of Berkshire Hathaway Inc .

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Whole Foods slides as price cuts fail to impress

Whole Foods Market Inc's shares plunged on Thursday as the company's efforts to position itself as a competitively priced grocer yielded little results in the third quarter.

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