Samsung Prepares to Unveil Its New Flagship Smartphone Today

The Galaxy Note 8 from Samsung will debut at a press conference in New York today.
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The Galaxy Note 8 from Samsung will debut at a press conference in New York today. Rumors suggest it's a hair larger than the previous phone and will come with a 'pen' or stylus. It's also expected to be able to work with other Samsung products, like the watch and virtual reality Gear headsets. Whole Foods (WFM)  shareholders vote today on the buyout by Amazon (AMZN) - Get Report . It shareholders approve the merger, the last major roadblock to closing the deal is regulatory approval. Lowe's (LOW) - Get Report )had a mixed quarterly report released today. Earnings missed expectations and revenue fell short. Same store comparable sales, though were better than expected. Lowe's also guided lower for the year and said it would boost customer service. Today, July new home sales are reported and Dallas Federal Reserve President Robert Kaplan participates in a moderated question and answer session.

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