Communications services companies fell amid mixed earnings in the sector.
Charter Communications rallied after the cable giant said it added 250,000 residential cellphone customers during the second quarter for a total of nearly 2.9 million, the latest indication of cable companies' successful pivot into mobile-phone service.
Airtel Africa said the Qatar Investment Authority will invest $200 million in its Airtel Mobile Commerce subsidiary at a valuation of $2.65 billion.
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