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Eurozone inflation drops further to 0.4 percent

18 hours 42 min ago
BRUSSELS (AP) -- Official data show the inflation rate in the 18-nation eurozone fell further in July, to 0.4 percent from 0.5 percent a month earlier....

Adidas issues profit warning on Russia risks

18 hours 43 min ago
BERLIN (AP) -- Sports equipment maker Adidas lowered its full-year profit target on Thursday, citing among other things increasing risk in the Russian market amid mounting political tensions over Ukraine....

Fast food ambitions in China hurt by safety scares

18 hours 49 min ago
BEIJING (AP) -- Already China's biggest restaurant operator with 4,600 outlets, KFC is pursuing Chinese consumers so avidly it opens two more every day....

World stocks drift after US Fed stays course

18 hours 58 min ago
MUMBAI, India (AP) -- Global stock markets were uninspired by an upbeat report on the U.S. economy, with most drifting lower Thursday after the U.S. Federal Reserve said it would make further cuts to its monetary stimulus as expected. Investors are now reckoning with an expiry date for the lavishly easy monetary policy that has underpinned gains in global stock markets for several years....

World Cup adds froth to German beer sales

19 hours 29 min ago
BERLIN (AP) -- German beer sales rose by 4.4 percent in the year's first half, gaining froth from the beginning of the country's run to the soccer World Cup title....

Sony surprises with first quarter profit

19 hours 43 min ago
TOKYO (AP) -- Sony Corp. reported a surprise eightfold jump in quarterly profit Thursday as sales got a perk from a cheap yen and its bottom line was helped by gains from selling buildings and its stake in a video-game maker....

Shell profit up on higher oil prices

21 hours 8 min ago
AMSTERDAM (AP) -- Royal Dutch Shell PLC, Europe's largest oil company, says second quarter earnings rose on higher production and higher selling prices for oil, and fewer one-time charges....

Journal Communications, Scripps Co. announce deal

Wed, 2014-07-30 21:37
MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Journal Communications Inc. of Milwaukee and E.W. Scripps Co. of Cincinnati have an agreement to merge broadcasting operations while spinning off newspaper holdings into a separate public entity, the companies announced late Wednesday....

Fed offers a dual message on health of US economy

Wed, 2014-07-30 14:57
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Federal Reserve offered a mixed message on the U.S. economy Wednesday: Growth is strengthening, and the unemployment rate is steadily falling. Yet by some measures, the job market remains subpar....

A more vigorous US economy appears to be emerging

Wed, 2014-07-30 12:44
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The U.S. economy has rebounded with vigor from a grim start to 2014 and should show renewed strength into next year....

Russia's central bank supports sanctions targets

Wed, 2014-07-30 02:36
MOSCOW (AP) -- Russia's central bank promised to support financial institutions hit by U.S. sanctions as stocks took a tumble in Moscow on Wednesday....

Barclays chief applauds claw-back idea on bonuses

Wed, 2014-07-30 02:24
LONDON (AP) -- The chief executive of Barclays says that claw-back provisions on bankers' bonuses are a good idea in principle as the Bank of England prepares to publish new rules to punish executives who misbehave....

Processing issue delays bar exam submissions

Wed, 2014-07-30 01:12
DALLAS (AP) -- Florida-based testing software provider ExamSoft Worldwide Inc. said a processing issue has caused delays for bar exam takers in multiple states who were submitting their answers....

PG&E charged with obstruction over San Bruno blast

Tue, 2014-07-29 22:13
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- A federal grand jury charged Pacific Gas & Electric on Tuesday with lying to federal investigators in connection with a fatal pipeline explosion that killed eight people and leveled a suburban Northern California neighborhood in 2010....

Toyota remains at top in sales after first half

Tue, 2014-07-29 21:57
TOKYO (AP) -- Toyota remains No. 1 in global vehicles sales after the first six months of this year, followed by Volkswagen which bumped General Motors out of second place as the U.S. automaker grapples with a recall scandal....

Twitter 2Q results soar, stock flies high

Tue, 2014-07-29 21:35
NEW YORK (AP) -- The little blue bird is flying high. Stronger-than-expected financial results pushed Twitter's stock sharply higher on Tuesday after the short messaging service said its revenue more than doubled in the second quarter....

OKCupid, Facebook not alone in studying consumers

Tue, 2014-07-29 14:43
NEW YORK (AP) -- Think you're in control? Think again....

How Asana hopes to purge the scourge of email

Tue, 2014-07-29 14:28
Asana is a service created to minimize the need for workplace email by serving as a one-stop shop for assigning work, sharing ideas, posting important updates and tracking the progress of projects....

Escaping email: Inspired vision or hallucination?

Tue, 2014-07-29 13:44
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Dustin Moskovitz is plotting an escape from email....

EU envoys meeting on tougher Russia sanctions

Tue, 2014-07-29 02:01
BRUSSELS (AP) -- European Union ambassadors are meeting to discuss a dramatic toughening of the trade bloc's sanctions against Russia....