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Starbucks Americas sales disappoint on softer traffic

(Reuters) - Starbucks Corp's early re-launch of its popular Pumpkin Spice latte drink failed to heat up business at its U.S. cafes, disappointing Wall Street and sending the company's shares down almost 5 percent.  learn more …

Fed's Williams: inflation targets work, but room for improvement

(Reuters) - A top Federal Reserve policymaker on Friday said global central banks have had good success with inflation-targeting, but should consider other methods that may work better in the face of low interest rates  learn more …

Sony reports narrower second-quarter loss than estimated on strong PlayStation 4 sales

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's Sony Corp reported a second-quarter operating loss on Friday that was narrower than analysts had estimated, as blockbuster sales of its PlayStation 4 games console reduced the impact of a  learn more …