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General Electric's 1-fo-8 reverse stock split will reduce the industrial group's outstanding shares from around 8.8 billion to 1.1 billion at the start of trading Monday.
Parker-Hannifin to buy U.K.-based Meggitt for £6.3 billion ($8.8 billion) amid a rebound in aerospace demand.
Square could narrow the gap with its larger rival, PayPal, following a surprise $29 billion takeover of Australia's Afterpay.
Foot Locker announces plans 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.