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Stocks will likely hit new records in the week ahead if earnings keep topping expectations

Stocks will likely hit new records in the week ahead if earnings keep topping expectations

Finance
Stocks will try in the week ahead to break the all-time highs set earlier in the year as a slew of S&P 500 companies get set to report.The S&P 500 and Dow Jones Industrial Average are both around 1% below their all-time highs while the Nasdaq Composite is about 2% away from its record. The indexes got a lift this after a big chunk of this week's reporters posted better-than-expected results. They were also boosted by improving sentiment around Brexit and U.S.-China trade negotiations.The all-time highs could be tested as about 120 S&P 500 companies, or around 24%, are scheduled to release their quarterly results in the week ahead. Some of those companies include Caterpillar and Boeing, both of which are expected to report Wednesday before the bell. Amazon, Intel, McDonald's and...
Call of Duty breaks records as publisher faces Hong Kong backlash

Call of Duty breaks records as publisher faces Hong Kong backlash

Technology
A mobile version of video game Call of Duty has been downloaded more than 100 million times in its first week.However, a boycott aimed at the game's publisher, Activision Blizzard, has been launched after Blizzard placed a 12-month ban on a Hearthstone gamer who staged an online protest over the political crisis in Hong Kong.The hashtag #Blizzardboycott is now trending on Twitter.Boycotters included Mark Kern, a developer who has worked for Blizzard."It's done," tweeted Mr Kern, with a screenshot suggesting he had just cancelled his subscription to World of Warcraft."Unless/until they completely reverse their stance on this issue (which, unfortunately, doesn't seem likely) they will get no more money from me," wrote one Reddit us...
VA, Defense Department announce milestone in electronic health records storage

VA, Defense Department announce milestone in electronic health records storage

Business
July 31 (UPI) -- The departments of Defense and Veterans Affairs announced the transfer of 78 billion health records for veterans this week, a milestone in their modernization efforts. The health records of 23.5 million veterans have been sent to contractor Cerner Corp. The 10-year, $ 16 billion electronic healthcare record (EHR) innovation is meant to improve patient care and support. It also prepares the VA for its planned "go live" event in 2021, in which the current health record system is "turned off" within a facility and the new EHR system is activated. The contracted solution, an off-the-shelf system called Centor Millennium, is designed with interoperability of VA, Defense Department and private health care providers. It can follow an active duty service member's transition to v...
Crowd at Kylie’s emotional Glasto set could break records

Crowd at Kylie’s emotional Glasto set could break records

Entertainment
By Gemma Peplow, arts and entertainment reporter Kylie Minogue has stormed a triumphant and poignant set at Glastonbury in front of an enormous crowd of fans, holding back the tears as she finally got to play the famous Pyramid Stage.While confirmation is yet to come from festival organisers, it would be no surprise if her audience has broken records, certainly for the Sunday afternoon legends slot. If you were late to the party you had no chance of getting near.Thousands dancing along on the fringes almost certainly had no view of the stage, but no matter.I found myself at the side, unglamorously all the way back near some toilets and with tents in sight - but this was Kylie at Glastonbury. I was happy just to get a glimpse of her on the stage-side sc...