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U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu has doubled down on her support for the federal health care law even as polls show the revamp remains unpopular in Louisiana and a new Republican attack ad launched Tuesday hits the Democratic incumbent again for her vote.
Norwegian energy company Statoil says impairment charges and lower oil and gas prices pushed it into net loss of 4.8 billion kroner ($727 million) in the third quarter.
A joint venture between Volkswagen and a Chinese partner is recalling 270,000 cars in China to repair a software problem that might prevent airbags from activating properly.
A dispute between North Carolina officials and Alcoa Inc. over the right to control the water and electricity coming from the state's second-largest river system is before a federal judge.
Global stock markets swung higher Wednesday, cheered by a surge in U.S. stocks that were buoyed by solid earnings, while investors were also waiting for signs from the Federal Reserve on U.S. monetary policy.
NASA and officials from a commercial rocket company are searching for debris and answers following the explosion of a rocket and cargo module that were to deliver supplies to astronauts aboard the International Space Station.
Deutsche Bank says it made a net loss of 92 million euros in the third quarter as legal costs and complying with new regulations weighed on earnings.
Is the U.S. economy accelerating — finally? If it is, which sorts of Americans stand to benefit most? And why is it doing better than other major economies? Such are the questions surrounding a report coming Thursday on economic expansion in the July-September quarter.
The global economy has stumbled, and financial markets have endured some stomach-churning moments.
The World Bank says China's economic growth could decline to close to 7 percent next year but Beijing should focus on pushing ahead with market-oriented reforms instead of trying to stick to official growth targets.
South Korea's LG Electronics Inc. says its third-quarter profit jumped 87 percent over a year earlier as smartphone sales set a record high.
Here are the latest trading levels for Asia's major stock markets: Tokyo (Nikkei Average) up 1.5% ; Hong Kong (Hang Seng Index) up 1% ; Shanghai (Shanghai Composite Index) up 0.4% ; Sydney (S&P/ASX 200) flat ; Seoul (Kospi) up 1.2% Taipei (Taiex) up 0.8% Copyright © 2014 MarketWatch, Inc.
Hong Kong stocks opened higher Wednesday and kept on rising, scoring a second straight rally amid some positive earnings reports, with solid U.S. gains also buttressing the market.
An unmanned commercial supply rocket bound for the International Space Station exploded moments after liftoff Tuesday evening, with debris falling in flames over the launch site in Virginia.
Wynn Resorts officials, speaking Tuesday night at Tufts University about the casino company's plans to turn a polluted former chemical plant site into a gleaming $1.6 billion resort, promised the cleanup efforts will meet the "highest standards" set by federal environmental regulators.
Japanese stocks punched higher early Wednesday, with some positive earnings, an overnight advance in the U.S. and the dollar's return about the �108 level all helping to send the Nikkei Average up 0.7%, enough to erase the previous session's 0.4% drop.
Power company officials on Tuesday marked the opening of a new gas-fired power plant in Cheyenne that replaces several old coal-fired plants elsewhere Although Wyoming is the nation's leading coal-producing state, officials say federal regulations now make it effectively impossible to open a new coal-fired plant anywhere in the country.
Australian stocks advanced early Wednesday, following commodities and U.S. shares higher.
Government contractor Engility Holdings Inc. said Tuesday it plans to acquire TASC Inc. in an all-stock deal valued at $1.1 billion, including debt.
Federal regulators say it's illegal to fly drones or model planes near stadiums and that violators can face up to a year.