Shanghai stocks closed at a two-month high on Thursday, getting a boost from glass and cement makers after the government signaled it would reduce overcapacity in the construction materials sector.
The company building the Dakota Access oil pipeline says it plans to immediately resume construction on the long-stalled project.
Whole Foods Market on Wednesday said it is closing some stores and increasing use of customer data to improve results after cutting its full-year sales and profit forecasts after posting its sixth straight quarter of same-store sales declines
Indiana's large utility companies want state lawmakers to pass a law that critics say would muscle out smaller competitors from the emerging solar energy market.
Oil prices rose on Thursday, boosted by an unexpected draw in U.S. gasoline inventories, although bloated crude supplies meant that fuel markets remain under pressure.
Shares were mostly higher in Asia on Thursday after the Nasdaq composite set a new record for the second day in a row.
Japanese stocks fell Thursday amid continued uncertainty over U.S. economic policies and European politics.
Toshiba has received an offer as high as 400 billion yen ($3.6 billion) for a 19.9 percent stake in its flash memory business, with other bids as low as 200 billion yen.
Sean Spicer, the White House press secretary, Wednesday defended the deadly commando raid in Yemen last month, labeling the mission a success and saying anyone who sees it otherwise owes the Navy SEAL killed during the raid an apology.