Colgate-Palmolive Co. said Friday it had net income of $542 million, or 59 cents a share, in the third quarter, down from $656 million, or 70 cents a share, in the year-earlier period, weighed down by restructuring charges, a Venezuela-related charge and other special costs.
The U.S. Department of Transportation has issued five "non-site-specific" special permits to companies for handling waste related to the Ebola virus that has killed one patient in the United States, triggering fear about the spread of the disease.
Donors gave the Republican National Committee $8.1 million during the first two weeks of October, and the party borrowed another $5 million to help its campaign allies working on House and Senate races, according to finance reports filed Thursday.
The Minnesota Republican Party scrambled Thursday to revise a television ad that accuses Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton of incompetence after the grandmother of a 4-year-old boy whose death was highlighted in the spot complained it was inappropriate.
A man described by the Drug Enforcement Administration as a black-market chemist who concocted athletic performance-enhancing drugs in his garage pleaded not guilty Thursday to criminal charges arising from Major League Baseball's recent drug scandal.
Shakira is partnering with Fisher-Price to launch a line of baby toys as well as a Web series for moms.
An airplane and a helicopter collided in midair near a Maryland airport before crashing into trees Thursday, killing three men in the helicopter but sparing two in the plane who deployed a parachute to slow the aircraft's descent before it hit the trees.
Billionaire Paul Allen says he'll contribute at least $100 million to the fight against Ebola.
Legislation to stop suspected Nazi war criminals from receiving U.S. Social Security benefits will be introduced soon, the latest response to an Associated Press investigation that revealed millions of dollars have been paid to former Nazis who were forced out of the United States.
An Italian prosecutor has demanded that Italy's high court uphold a tax evasion conviction against Milan designers Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana.
Ford's new aluminum-sided F-150 will be a lot lighter and more efficient when it goes on sale later this year.
Swedish truck maker AB Volvo says net profit in the third quarter rose slightly to 1.6 billion kronor ($220 million) in a mixed economic environment.
The Commerce Department reports on sales of new homes in September.
The fourth Ebola case in the U.S. was confirmed Thursday as Dr. Craig Spencer was diagnosed with the disease after preliminary tests at Bellevue Hospital in New York City.
Official figures show Britain's economic recovery is continuing, despite a gloomy global environment.