The S&P 500 and Nasdaq ended the day in the green thanks to positive earnings from tech giants Alphabet (GOOGL) and Amazon (AMZN) . The S&P 500 ended just points from records. SABMiller's (SBMRY) board recommended a sweetened offer of 45 pounds a share for Anheuser-Busch (BUD) . Worries had surfaced earlier in the week that the proposed deal to create the world's largest brewer would fall apart. Chevron (CVX) reported a mixed second quarter, topping profit estimates but falling short on sales. The oil producer said its results 'reflected lower oil prices.' Merck (MRK) rose after exceeding analysts' estimates in its recent quarter. Sales of its top-selling diabetes drug Januvia increased two percent. The drugmaker also met consensus estimates with full-year guidance.
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