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Nasdaq, S&P 500 rise on upbeat forecasts from Apple, Amazon

Apple sees continued strength in demand for iPhone; Amazon expects higher revenue in third quarter; Intel cuts annual forecasts, shares slide; consumer spending beats expectations in June

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The Nasdaq and S&P 500 indexes rose on Friday, as positive forecasts from Apple and Amazon pointed to resilience in mega-cap companies to survive an economic downturn, with hopes of a less aggressive monetary policy boosting sentiment.

Apple Inc shares rose 3.4% after the iPhone maker said parts shortages are easing and that demand for iPhones is unceasing despite consumers tightening other spending. Inc shot up 11.9% after it forecast a jump in third-quarter revenue from bigger fees from its Prime loyalty subscriptions.

"Big tech has been a mixed bag this earnings season, but Amazon proved that the strong can survive even

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First Published: Jul 29 2022 | 7:22 PM IST

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