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The Swiss agency that regulates new drugs has approved the application for a clinical trial with an experimental Ebola vaccine at the Lausanne University Hospital.
Britain's Lloyds Banking Group says it will eliminate 9,000 jobs over the next three years and shut some 200 branches in a bid to improve efficiency.
Global stocks were mostly higher Tuesday as investors looked ahead to this week's U.S. Federal Reserve meeting.
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.
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.
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.
A chemical company has chosen a site in eastern Illinois over one in Iowa for a $1.4 billion fertilizer plant, and plans to establish its U.S. headquarters in Chicago, two officials familiar with the decision said Monday.
Here are the latest trading levels for Asia's major stock markets: Tokyo (Nikkei Average) down 0.6% ; Hong Kong (Hang Seng Index) up 0.5% ; Shanghai (Shanghai Composite Index) up 0.7% ; Sydney (S&P/ASX 200) down 0.4% ; Seoul (Kospi) down 0.2% Taipei (Taiex) up 1.5%
Hong Kong stocks made a move to the upside Tuesday morning, with the Hang Seng Index rising 0.6%, almost erasing the previous session's 0.7% loss on the back of disappointment over the delay in direct share trading between Hong Kong and Shanghai.
The Madison Square Garden Co. said Monday it's considering a plan to split off its entertainment businesses from its media and sports divisions.
Japanese stocks shimmied lower in early Tuesday action, with earnings in focus as a mixed U.S. lead and a flat yen (at �107.89 to the dollar ) did no special favors for the market.
Australian stocks eased off of their six-week highs to trade mildly lower early Tuesday, with the S&P/ASX 200 down 0.1%, weighed in large part by the resource shares.
The federal government has sued New York City, saying it ripped off Medicaid for millions of dollars by submitting tens of thousands of false claims.
Federal regulators have cut Maine fishermen's quota for elvers by nearly 18 percent to allow the stock of the lucrative baby eels to rebuild.
Shares of some top telecom companies were up at the close of trading: AT&T Inc. rose $.24 or .7 percent, to $34.11.
Shares of some top restaurant companies were mixed at the close of trading: Brinker International Inc. rose $.20 or .4 percent, to $51.48.
Shares of some top internet companies were mixed at the close of trading: Amazon rose $2.91 or 1.0 percent, to $289.97.