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The Bank of England has voted to keep its main interest rate at a record low 0.5 percent even as Britain's economy recovers at a brisk pace.
The Institute for Supply Management reports on growth at U.S. service firms in August.
Costco's August sales at stores open at least a year climbed 7 percent, which was much better than industry watchers had expected.
The Commerce Department reports on the U.S. trade deficit in July.
The Commerce Department revises its estimate of U.S. worker productivity and costs for the April-June quarter.
The U.S. Labor Department reports on the number of people who applied for unemployment benefits last week.
Danish toy maker Lego says revenue soared 11 percent in the first six months of 2014, mostly because of the success of the "Lego Movie." The privately owned company's chief financial officer said Thursday they were thrilled by the success.
An hours-long power outage in Cairo has halted many subway trains and knocked several TV channels off the air in the Egyptian capital.
Global stock markets were lackluster Thursday after Wall Street fell and as investors looked ahead to a European Central Bank meeting and U.S. economic data.
To bring electric cars to the masses, Tesla Motors will use an expanse of desert where wild mustangs still roam for a factory that the company projects will crank out enough batteries to power 500,000 vehicles annually by decade's end.
The Federal Statistical Office says factory orders in Germany rebounded sharply in July, offsetting two consecutive declines in a good sign for Europe's largest economy.
Hundreds of workers from McDonald's, Taco Bell, Wendy's and other fast-food chains are expected to walk off their jobs Thursday, according to labor organizers of the latest national protest to push the companies to pay their employees at least $15 an hour.
The boundary between the online and physical worlds got blurry last week when Sony's PlayStation Network was disabled by an online attack, while simultaneously an American Airlines passenger jet carrying a Sony executive was diverted due to a bomb threat on Twitter.
The federal government is selling off lighthouses or in some cases giving them away for free.
Creditors who oppose the proposed settlement of Detroit's bankruptcy case have been having their say to the judge deciding whether to approve it.
The federal government says it has gotten rid of more than 100 lighthouses through giveaways and auctions, and it doesn't intend to stop selling them.
Imagine what the Internet would be like if most major websites had imposed controls preventing the naked photos stolen from Oscar-winning actress Jennifer Lawrence and other celebrities from being posted online.
Noted investor Carl Icahn has exited his entire stake in Family Dollar Stores Inc. , Reuters reported Wednesday, citing unnamed sources familiar with the matter.
Silicon Valley firms were prepared this week to quickly block video of an Islamic State militant beheading an American journalist after a previous video by the same group showing the death of James Foley ricocheted through social networks in what was seen by some as a propaganda coup for the extremists.
The Bank of Japan kept its policy unchanged as it ended its two-day meeting Thursday, with the decision surprising almost no one.