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Here are the top stories and upcoming coverage plans for Reuters text service as of 10 a.m. GMT/6 a.m. ET. For a full schedule of news and events, go to our editorial calendar on Reuters Connect https://www.reutersconnect.com/planning.




U.S. pledges more military aid to Ukraine, peace seems far off

KYIV, July 23 - The United States promised more military support for Ukraine, including drones, and is considering whether to send fighter aircraft, as Russian forces relentlessly shelled towns and cities in the east with the war about to enter its sixth month.


Gaddafi's widow appeals Malta decision to repatriate funds to Libya

VALLETTA, July 23 - The widow of former Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi has appealed a decision by a Malta court ordering the Bank of Valletta to return to Libya some 95 million euros ($100 million) deposited by Gaddafi's late son Mutassim, court officials said.



U.S. identifies first cases of monkeypox in children

July 22 (Reuters) - Cases of the viral disease monkeypox in the United States have been identified for the first time in children - a toddler in California and an infant who is not a U.S. resident, health authorities said on Friday.


Boy Scouts of America and Girl Scouts settle trademark dispute over co-ed scouting

July 22 - The Boy Scouts of America and Girl Scouts have settled their dispute over the Boy Scouts' right to use the word "scouting" to advertise co-ed programs, according to a filing in Delaware bankruptcy court on Friday.



Orange and MasMovil sign $19 billion merger agreement in Spain

PARIS, July 23 - Orange ORAN.PA and MasMovil MMBMF.PK have signed a binding agreement to combine their operations in Spain in a deal valuing the merged entity at close to $19 billion, the two telecoms firms said in a statement on Saturday.


China's Xinjiang warns of floods, cotton risks amid sizzling heatwaves

SHANGHAI, July 23 - China's Xinjiang on Saturday warned of more flash floods and mudslides and risks to agriculture as heatwaves swept across the region, accelerating the pace of glacial melt and posing hazards for its vast cotton production.



A different Middle-earth is explored in Amazon's 'Lord of the Rings' series

SAN DIEGO, July 22 - The creators of Amazon.com Inc's AMZN.O "Lord of the Rings" unveiled the most extensive look yet at the series on Friday at the annual San Diego Comic-Con convention, promising an entirely different immersion into the fantasy world of Middle-earth


Pat Benatar won't perform 'Hit Me with Your Best Shot' anymore

NEW YORK, July 22 - U.S. singer Pat Benatar will no longer perform her song “Hit Me with Your Best Shot" at live shows out of respect for American families affected by mass shootings.



Athletics-McLaughlin smashes world record as Miller-Uibo, Norman win 400m golds

EUGENE, Ore., July 22 - American Sydney McLaughlin shattered her own 400 metres hurdles world record to clinch her first individual World Championships gold, while compatriot Michael Norman claimed the men's 400m crown and Bahamian Shaunae Miller-Uibo won the women's event.


Soccer-Chelsea's Tuchel can't give wantaway Azpilicueta 'what he wants'

July 23 - Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel said he understands defender Cesar Azpilicueta's desire to join Barcelona, but added that the Premier League club will not allow him to leave for a cut-price fee.




POLL- U.S. crude, products inventories, weekly data released by the EIA and API

A preliminary poll on analyst expectations for weekly crude and oil product inventory data released by the U.S. Energy Information Administration and the American Petroleum Institute. The releases are among the biggest fixtures in the weekly calendar for the energy industry and both have the potential to move global crude markets. The EIA data is released on Wednesday, and the API on Tuesday. If there is a holiday in the week prior to the release, the data is delayed by a day. The EIA is part of the U.S. Department of Energy. The API is a trade group.

25 Jul


SThree PLC HY Results

British recruiting firm SThree will post higher half year operating profit on growing demand from clients in the accounting and technology specialisms. Any signs of a slowdown due to fears of a recession would be crucial as companies may change hiring plans. Comments on wage inflation and new hiring trends will also be of interest.

25 Jul 02:00 ET / 06:00 GMT


3M Q2 Results

Industrial giant 3M Co expects to post a second quarter fall in profit as waning demand and supply chain snarls continue to pressure the company’s bottom line. As the macro environment worsens investors will focus on how the companies will sustain profits in an environment of rising inflation.

26 Jul


United Parcel Service quarterly results

United Parcel Service is poised to report a slight rise in profits helped by strong pricing action and focus on profitable customers even as the volume decline due tightened consumer spending.

26 Jul


GE Q2 results

GE is expected to report a slight fall in second-quarter revenue and profit, hurt by supply chain disruptions. The focus will be, however, on the forecast for the rest of the year as the conglomerate prepares to break up into three companies.

26 Jul 02:00 ET / 06:00 GMT


Compass Group Q3 trading update

Compass Group, the world's largest caterer is set to post a rise in third-quarter organic revenue as people return to office and the number of live events increase with restrictions easing. Investors and analysts will look out for any outlook comments on profit, rising costs and inflation that may hamper its business.

26 Jul 02:00 ET / 06:00 GMT


Mitie Group Q1 trading update

26 Jul 02:00 ET / 06:00 GMT


Coca-Cola Co reports second quarter earnings

Coca-Cola Co is expected to report a rise in second-quarter revenue helped by higher prices for its sodas. Investors will be keen to see if the company has seen any slowdown in demand due to inflation and whether retailers have started to push back against price hikes.

26 Jul 08:30 ET / 12:30 GMT


McDonald's Q2 Earnings

Burger chain McDonald's Corp is expected to post an increase in second-quarter comparable sales, boosted by higher prices, new product launches and online demand. Investors will look out for comments on U.S. labor shortages, sales trends and the impact of inflation on its business.

26 Jul 08:30 ET / 12:30 GMT


POLL: US weekly oil and product inventories, weekly data issued by EIA, API

An extended version of the poll issued initially on Monday. The poll gives analyst forecasts on weekly crude and product inventories that are released by the U.S. Energy Information Administration (part of the U.S. Department of Energy) and the American Petroleum Institute. The API is a trade group. Both are potentially market moving. The API data is released on Tuesday, the EIA data on Wednesday, unless there is a U.S. public holiday in the week prior to the release. If that is the case, then the API and EIA release is delayed a day (ie API on Wednesday and EIA on Thursday).

26 Jul 14:00 ET / 18:00 GMT


Microsoft Corp to report fourth-quarter earnings

Software company Microsoft Corp will report fourth-quarter earnings on Tuesday after warning it will take a hit from a stronger greenback.

26 Jul 16:00 ET / 20:00 GMT


Visa to report third-quarter earnings

Visa Inc is scheduled to report its third-quarter earnings after market close on Tuesday. The company is expected to report a jump in profit as spending momentum outpaces gains in inflation. Executives could also provide commentary on the outlook for spending for the rest of the year.

26 Jul 16:00 ET / 20:00 GMT


Alphabet Reports Q2 Earnings

Google and YouTube-parent Alphabet is expected to record a slowdown in revenue growth as its ad business takes a hit amid broader macro economic uncertainties and as demand for digital as market cools.

26 Jul 16:05 ET / 20:05 GMT


Q2 2022 Mondelez International Inc Earnings Release

Mondelez International Inc is expected to post a rise in second-quarter revenue, boosted higher hikes and steady demand for its chocolates and snacks. Investors will be on the lookout for comments on supply-chain disruptions, inflationary pressures, further price increases and impact of inflation on consumer spending.

26 Jul 16:05 ET / 20:05 GMT


Chipotle Mexican Grill Q2 2022 Earnings

Chipotle Mexican Grill is expected to post a jump in second-quarter revenue, boosted by strong demand for its burritos and rice bowls as the restaurant chain sees little to no pushback from consumers against higher prices. Investors will be focusing on commentary around consumer confidence, commodity inflation and margins.

26 Jul 16:10 ET / 20:10 GMT


Texas Instruments Inc Q2 Earnings

Texus Instruments Inc is expected to report a rise in second-quarter revenue and net income as chip demand contniues to be robust with supply chain issues clearing out significantly. Analysts will keenly watch commentary on prices of inputs and labour (inflationary pressure) and demand.

26 Jul 16:30 ET / 20:30 GMT