Sony said it returned to a net profit in its fiscal second quarter after a loss a year earlier, on solid sales of its PlayStation 4 videogame console and image sensors.
Deutsche Bank on Thursday announced plans to cut 35,000 jobs over the next two years as part of a sweeping overhaul under new co-Chief Executive John Cryan.
Barclays reported weaker-than-expected third-quarter results, underlining the challenges for incoming Chief Executive Jes Staley to make the bank more profitable.
Royal Dutch Shell reported a sharp drop in third-quarter profits on the back of low oil prices and a hefty $8.2 billion charge which included write-offs in Alaska and Canada.
U.S. special operations forces reportedly have carried out several covert combat missions against ISIS over the past year, contrary to the Pentagon's insistence that operations like last week's raid of an ISIS-held prison was a "unique" circumstance.
Gold prices fell sharply on Thursday, a day after the Federal Open Market Committee left the door open to hiking interest rates at its December meeting.
A look at some of the claims in the Republican presidential debate Wednesday night and how they compare with the facts:
Republican National Committee chairman Reince Priebus had harsh words for the CNBC moderators of Wednesday night's GOP debate, calling their performance "extremely disappointing."
The security force that protects federal buildings has more SUVs than officers, according to a Department of Homeland Security (DHS) watchdog, which found $2.5 million wasted each year due to mismanagement of its vehicle fleet.