Alcoa is selling its stake in a South Carolina aluminum smelter to Century Aluminum Co. for $67.5 million.
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Drugmaker Pfizer says it approved the repurchase of $11 billion in company stock.
Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Thursday on the New York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq Stock Market: NYSE Yelp Inc., down $13.06 to $57.17 The online business reviews company reported better-than-expected financial results, but its outlook fell short of forecasts.
It might be a blue Christmas for Amazon.
A 1,307-page index lists 15,662 documents related to Operation Fast and Furious that the Obama administration is asserting executive privilege over—the first time that full list and description of the records has been released.
Microsoft Corp. on Thursday reported a fiscal first-quarter profit of $4.54 billion, or 54 cents a share, on revenue of $23.2 billion, compared with earnings of $5.24 billion, or 62 cents a share, on $18.5 billion in revenue in the same period a year ago.
Grain futures were higher Thursday on the Chicago Board of Trade.
An Allegiant Airlines flight returned shortly after takeoff to McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas after a report of possible engine trouble.
Wall Street rallied into the close Thursday as investors cheered positive third-quarter earnings from two major Dow components.
The Federal Reserve will put banks through a stress test where the unemployment rate jumps to 10%, the stock market dives by 60%, and oil prices reach $110 a barrel, according to the methodology released Thursday.
General Motors disclosed in a Securities and Exchange Commission filing that its GM Financial unit was served with additional investigative subpoenas to produce documents from state attorneys general and other governmental offices relating to its subprime auto finance business and securitization of subprime auto loans.
The oldest-known evidence of humans living at extremely high altitudes has been unearthed in the Peruvian Andes, archaeologists say
A doctor who traveled back to New York from an Ebola-stricken region was rushed to the city's Bellevue Hospital Thursday to see if he's been infected with the deadly virus, various news reports said.
Microsoft Corp. co-founder and philanthropist Paul G. Allen said Thursday he will commit at least $100 million to the fight against Ebola.