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Oil Falls for Second Day

While concerns over the clashes in eastern Ukraine and Israel's invasion of the Gaza Strip have helped keep oil above $100 a barrel, some experts said there seemed to be no new grounds for another significant increase.


Amazon Posts Larger Q2 Loss

The company said revenue rose 23% to $19.34 billion from $15.7 billion in the same quarter a year earlier.



Jobless Claims Drop to 8.5-Year Low

The recent drop-off in unemployment benefit applications points to a substantial number of jobs added in July, raising expectations for the monthly employment report to be released Aug. 1.





Oculus Rift Meets Professor X at Comic-Con

People will be able to sit in a replica of Professor X's wheelchair and virtually hunt shape-shifting mutant Mystique in the San Diego Convention Center.





Microsoft Puts Emphasis on Design Excellence

In recent years, the software giant has put a priority on fashioning devices that work around people's lives, help reduce information overload and become intimate, personal and knowledgeable about their users.


U.S. Airlines Add Jobs for 6th Straight Month

All the major airlines except United made money in the first quarter on strong travel demand. All are expected to post profits for the second quarter, including United.