Shares of tech companies ticked up amid optimism on the earnings season. Freight-services startup Flexport, which helps customers arrange freight shipments online, will open its first warehouse on Aug. 1 near the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach. It's a big step for a company that aims to "disrupt" the freight industry in the way that Amazon.com, Uber and Airbnb have aggressively pushed into old-line industries. Alphabet's Google won't need to turn over certain employee compensation data to federal auditors, dealing a setback to the Labor Department's effort to prove the internet giant is underpaying women.
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July 17, 2017 16:52 ET (20:52 GMT)