U.S. GDP Growth Hits 4.1 Percent in Second Quarter

The U.S. economy grew at its fastest pace in nearly four years in the second quarter as consumers boosted spending and farmers rushed shipments of soybeans to China to beat retaliatory trade tariffs before they took effect in early July.

Facebook Braces for Stock Wipeout as Lower Margins Loom

(Reuters) – Facebook Inc Chief Executive Officer Mark Zuckerberg’s fortune is set to take a $16 billion hit on Thursday, as the social media giant braces for the biggest one-day wipeout in U.S. stock market history, a day after its executives forecast years of lower profit margins.