• PC maker Dell (NASDAQ:DELL) reported second quarter earnings of 28 cents a sharer ex-items, ahead of estimates of 22 cents a share, on sales of $12.8 billion. The company said the consumer markets are stabilizing, although corporate business remains difficult, the firm said second half revenues should improve from the first

• J Crew (NYSE:JCG) also beat expectations, with second quarter earnings of 29 cents a share, higher than last year’s 28 cents, and well ahead of Zacks expectations of 15 cents a share.  The firm said it sees third-quarter earnings of 30 cents to 33 cents a share

• Tiffany (NYSE:TIF) reported second quarter earnings of 46 cents a share, 23 cents above Zacks estimates, on revenues of $612 million versus $602 million.  The company expects full-year earnings of $1.65 to $1.75 per share

• Toyota (NYSE:TM) announced plans to halt production at it California plant shared with General Motors

• China’s Unicom announced plans to sell Apple’s (NASDAQ:AAPL) iPhone in China this year, with sales projected to start in the fourth quarter

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