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The Wall St. Journal: Amazon’s stock is down as it prepares to open the stock market on Friday, but that won’t keep many customers from shopping.
In fact, Amazon stock has surged in recent weeks, driven by strong earnings and its plan to offer its Prime service.
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The Wall Plz: Apple is expected to report third-quarter earnings this week, but the company is also expecting its share price to fall.
The company’s stock has fallen as much as 10% since the end of March, and that drop is expected be driven by fears that the company’s iPhone 5s will not sell well enough to offset the expected lower price of the phone.
The Wall St.: Microsoft is expected Friday to release its quarterly results and a report on its financial health.
The report is expected sometime Friday.
Microsoft is also expected to release an earnings report for the first quarter of this year, which could be more than a quarter of the company.
The firm’s stock fell about 12% on the first day of trading.
The Wall Pls: The European Central Bank is expected Thursday to begin discussions with its European Union counterparts to try to stabilize the euro zone, which is in its sixth year of recession.
The European Monetary Authority said it was considering a plan that would help to stabilize Europe’s economy.
The Washington Post: In the aftermath of the shooting deaths of nine people at a historic African American church in Charleston, South Carolina, the president of the NAACP and a black pastor have called for the immediate closure of gun stores.
The leaders of the black community say they have been told the stores have a long history of selling guns and they want to know why they are selling guns.
In the wake of the Charleston shooting, the FBI has increased its presence in the city to try and find the shooter and track down the people who might have been responsible.
The New York Times: A former top executive of a major insurance company is facing a civil suit filed by the former CEO of a rival insurance company over his role in a fraud scheme that resulted in losses of more than $200 million.
The former CEO, John J. Oates, will not face criminal charges in the suit, which was filed last week in federal court in Washington.
Oate, 56, is the son of a former president of Cigna, a company that has faced lawsuits in the past.
In a statement on Thursday, the Justice Department said that the complaint is “a civil action in which Mr. Oices is seeking punitive damages, disgorgement of assets and attorney fees.”
The Washington Post, Bloomberg: An employee at a major American airline is under investigation by federal prosecutors after he used his job to make more than 600,000 dollars in fraudulent payments totaling about $400 million, federal prosecutors said in a news release.
According to the report by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Office of the Inspector General, the flight attendant used his position to make the payments to customers on the Boeing 737 MAX jets and the Delta Air Lines Boeing 737 Max aircraft.
He also used his status as an airline employee to accept and transfer fraudulent payments to individuals, including to the employees who flew on those planes.