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Uber's stock price dropped by more than 12% after its Q2 revenue and losses missed analyst expectations.

By the numbers:

  • Revenue: $3.17 billion , versus $3.3 billion expected.
  • Net loss: $5.24 billion, versus losses of $3.4 billion expected. Uber says its losses include $298 million in IPO-related driver rewards and $3.9 billion in employee stock compensation.
  • Loss per share: $4.72, versus a loss of $3.19 per share expected.
  • Gross bookings: $15.76 billion, up 31% from a year ago.
  • Monthly active platform consumers: 99 million, up 30% from a year ago.

Yesterday, rival Lyft posted better-than-expected revenue for Q2 and raised its outlook for the rest of 2019.

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Why it matters: The U.S. is the main funder of the UN Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL), which has an annual budget of $250 million. The veto threat is a tactical move, and part of a broader effort to put pressure on Iran and its proxy in Lebanon, Hezbollah.

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Trump congratulates QAnon conspiracy theorist on GOP runoff win

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President Trump on Wednesday tweeted congratulations to Marjorie Taylor Greene, a vocal QAnon conspiracy theorist who won the Republican nomination in Georgia's deep-red 14th Congressional District runoff.

Why it matters: The president's approval illustrates how the once-fringe conspiracy theory has gained ground within the GOP. Greene is among the at least 11 GOP candidates for Congress who have openly supported or defended the QAnon movement or some of its tenets, per Axios' Jacob Knutson.