From the Wires

Murdoch pulls Time Warner deal The industry titan said Fox was pulling its offer because its target refused to come to the bargaining table.

Russian hackers steal 1.2 billion passwords

CNN: This  could be the largest collection of stolen digital credentials in history.

Samsung slashes order from facility using child labor

CNET: Samsung will significantly reduce orders to one of its mobile parts suppliers after uncovering the use of child labor at a Chinese facility.

Hollywood movies lack diversity

BBC: Hollywood movies are under-representing non-white ethnic groups in the US, a new study says.

Texas abortion clinics call for halt to new law The providers want a federal judge to stop a new law that they say will leave just eight facilities statewide where women can legally terminate a pregnancy after Sept. 1.

Top secret pill saved Ebola patients Three top secret, experimental vials stored at subzero temperatures were flown into Liberia last week

Gold futures drop to six-week low

WSJ: Gold for December deliver fell $14.10, or 1.1% to $1,282.80 per troy ounce.

The 'Pill' linked to breast cancer risk

Reuters: A new statistical analysis found women under the age of 50 who were recently diagnosed with breast cancer were more likely to have been on some version of the birth control pill.

Adidas reveals profit warning

WSJ: Adidas said its Q2 net profit fell 16% from last year to $193 million.

Target appoints new CEO

Reuters: Former PepsiCo executive Brian Cornell was named Target Corp's new CEO.

U.S. economy grew by 4% in Q2

Bloomberg: Real gross domestic product in the United States increased at an annual rate of 4% in the second quarter of 2014.

Twitter Q2 revenue surges

USA Today: The social network's second-quarter revenue rose 124% to $312 million.

Pfizer results beat estimates

WSJ: The pharmaceutical giant posted earnings of $2.91 billion, or 45 cents per share.