8. -- American International Group ( AIG), the insurance giant, posted a 17% increase in second-quarter net income, declared a 10-cent dividend and said its board approved a share buyback plan of up to $1 billion.
9. -- The International Trade Commission said Thursday it would delay a decision on whether some mobile phones and tablets made by Samsung infringe on Apple's ( AAPL) patents, Reuters reported. The decision had been expected on Thursday but was put off until Aug. 9. No reason was given for the delay.
10. -- The U.S. is closing its embassies and consulates throughout the Muslim world on Sunday after receiving an unspecified threat, officials said. The action is being taken out of an "abundance of caution," the officials said. State Department spokeswoman Marie Harf cited information indicating a threat to U.S. facilities overseas and said some diplomatic facilities may stay closed for more than a day.
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