News of a strong second quarter comes as CEO Mel Karmazin clashes with Liberty Media over control of the satellite radio comapny.
The automaker looks to boost market share overseas with the introduction of 9 new vehicles.
Stocks pare earlier losses after new European easing measures and signs of improvement in the US labor market.
The warehouse retailer reports same-store sales, while the conglomerate is delaying plans to build a solar factory.
The automaker decided just last May to pull its paid advertising from the social network. That didn't last long.
Detroit's Big 3 blow away analysts' estimates as consumers respond to new models and low interest rates on car loans.
Worries that the Strait of Hormuz may get blocked push oil prices up some 4%. Brent crude tops $100. US factory orders grow in May. June auto sales are strong; SUVs do well. Barclay's CEO quits. Microsoft takes a $6.2 billion writedown.
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