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Square could narrow the gap with its larger rival, PayPal, following a surprise $29 billion takeover of Australia's Afterpay.
Foot Locker reportedly is set to spend about $1.1 billion in cash to buy two different retailers as it looks to expand its footprint outside of shopping malls.
With nearly two-thirds of the S&P 500 reporting June quarter earnings, collective profits are set to rise 89.8% from last year to a share-weighted $432.4 billion.
Solid corporate earnings lift equities as Wall Street begins the first trading of August; Square will buy Afterpay for $29 billion; Parker-Hannifin to buy U.K.'s Meggitt for $8.8 billion.