Sanofi's net profit slipped 2.4 percent in the third quarter as the maker of the Lantus diabetes treatment booked a higher charge for restructuring at its French operations.
Swiss banking giant UBS AG is reporting a third-quarter net profit of 762 million Swiss francs ($803 million), up 32 percent from the comparable period a year ago based on solid returns from its investment banking and wealth management.
A nurse who treated Ebola patients in West Africa before being briefly and controversially quarantined in New Jersey could face a new battle over state health policy as she returns to her home state of Maine.
Swiss pharmaceutical giant Novartis AG has posted a 45 percent rise in net profit in the third quarter, boosted by strong sales of new products such as Gilenya for multiple sclerosis and the leukemia drug Tasigna.
The BP oil spill left an oily "bathub ring" on the sea floor that's about the size of Rhode Island, new research shows.
When scientist Piotr Naskrecki encountered a puppy-sized spider in Guyana, his photos of the giant arachnid quickly became an Internet sensation. While the huge spider generated massive buzz, however, the Harvard researcher has come in for a firestorm of criticism for killing the creature and bringing it back to a museum.
Colorado voters are weighing whether to approve a first-in-the-nation "personhood" law, which would extend legal rights to the unborn in a move critics say could effectively ban abortions.
Immigration officer union sounds alarm over DHS order for millions of blank work permits, green cards
The Associated Press reported last week that the new federal contract proposal from the Homeland Security Department would allow the government to buy enough supplies to make as many as 34 million immigrant work permits and residency cards over the next five years.
Honda's net profit for the July-September quarter surged nearly 18 percent but the Japanese automaker lowered its earnings forecast for the full year, pointing to difficulties in its home Japan market.
Australia has halted all visas to travelers from West African nations suffering from the Ebola outbreak, Reuters quoted Immigration Minister Scott Morrison as saying Tuesday.
General Motors is moving production of a critical component in the Chevrolet Volt from Mexico to Michigan.