Kellogg says its U.S. breakfast foods division saw another decline in quarterly sales but that trends in the cereal category were improving.
Pricey specialty drugs helped CVS Health cope with tobacco withdrawal and top analyst expectations in the second quarter.
Mortgage giant Freddie Mac reported net income of $4.2 billion for the second quarter, up sharply from the same period of 2014, as it increased its purchases of home loans and sold off greater volumes of riskier mortgages.
Aetna's second-quarter earnings jumped 33 percent and the health insurer raised its 2015 forecast again after receiving a boost from a government business it plans to feed with a $35 billion acquisition.
Summer deals and big demand for SUVs and luxury vehicles kept U.S. auto sales strong in July.
Consumer spending in June rose by the smallest amount in four months as shoppers cut back on purchases of cars and other big-ticket items.
U.S. factories were a little less busy last month.
U.S. construction spending increased in June by the smallest amount in five months as a big drop in nonresidential building activity offset a third straight increase in home building.
Sears Holdings Corp. says a key sales figure fell sharply in the second quarter, particularly dragged down by weakness at its namesake stores. It's at least the 10th straight quarter that the metric has declined.