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British economy grows 0.8 percent in 2nd quarter, exceeds pre-downturn level

Fri, 07/25/2014 - 6:05am
Official figures show Britain's economy has surpassed its pre-recession size for the first time since the 2008 global banking crisis.
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Chinese pork giant WH Group makes second try for IPO with slimmed-down share offering

Fri, 07/25/2014 - 4:32am
Chinese pork giant WH Group is taking a second run at going public with a scaled-back share offering after abandoning its first IPO attempt because of sagging investor demand.
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German business confidence drops for third month in a row amid Iraq, Ukraine concerns

Fri, 07/25/2014 - 4:23am
German business confidence is down for a third month in a row amid ongoing concerns about the economic impact of the crises in Ukraine and Iraq.
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BSkyB announces deal to buy Sky Italia, majority stake in Sky Deutschland

Fri, 07/25/2014 - 4:19am
London-based satellite broadcaster BSkyB has announced agreements to purchase Sky Italia and 57 percent of Sky Deutschland from 21st Century Fox.
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Asia Stocks: Markets Close Mostly Higher

Fri, 07/25/2014 - 4:07am
Here are the closing levels for Asia's major stock markets: Tokyo (Nikkei Average) up 1.1% ; Hong Kong (Hang Seng Index) up 0.3% ; Shanghai (Shanghai Composite Index) up 1% ; Sydney (S&P/ASX 200) down 0.1% ; Seoul (Kospi) up 0.4% ; Taipei (Taiex) down 0.9% Copyright © 2014 MarketWatch, Inc.
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Air travel a leap of faith, but people can take steps to be informed and follow safe habits

Fri, 07/25/2014 - 3:33am
Airline travel requires passengers to make a leap of faith, entrusting their lives to pilots, airlines, air traffic controllers and others who regulate air travel.
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BSkyB Seals $8.3 Billion Deal To Create 'Sky Europe'

Fri, 07/25/2014 - 3:18am
British Sky Broadcasting Group PLC fell 4% after news it has agreed to acquire Sky Italia and a 57.4% stake in Sky Deutschland from 21st Century Fox Inc. [s:foxa] in a deal worth 4.9 billion pounds [$8.3 billion], the U.K.-based media company said Friday.
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Oil price slips below $102 a barrel as worries over supply, geopolitical tension ease

Fri, 07/25/2014 - 2:21am
The price of oil slipped below $102 a barrel on Friday, falling for a second day after spiking on lower U.S. inventories and tensions in the Ukraine and the Middle East.
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Family feud sparks workers' revolt at New England grocery store chain; workers want CEO back

Fri, 07/25/2014 - 1:58am
It's been called a David vs.
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Fast food workers meeting in Chicago to plan ways to escalate campaign for higher pay, union

Fri, 07/25/2014 - 1:11am
Fast food workers from around the country will gather this weekend in Chicago to discuss how to escalate their campaign for higher wages and union representation.
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Major Asian stock markets gain on US unemployment data, easing of tensions over downing of jet

Fri, 07/25/2014 - 1:09am
Most major Asian stock markets rose Friday after U.S. unemployment claims fell to an eight-year low and tensions over the downing of a Malaysia Airlines jet eased.
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Japan inflation eases in June, highlighting impact of sales tax, challenge to central bank

Fri, 07/25/2014 - 12:17am
Japan reports its inflation rate eased slightly in June as a sales tax high stunted demand.
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GM in China recalls Cadillac SUVs and Chevrolet Camaros to replace defective seat bolts

Fri, 07/25/2014 - 12:11am
General Motors Co. and its main Chinese partner are recalling nearly 20,000 imported Cadillac SRX sport utility vehicles and Chevrolet Camaros to replace defective seat bolts.
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Asia Stocks: Latest Quotes

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 11:32pm
Here are the latest trading levels for Asia's major stock markets: Tokyo (Nikkei Average) up 0.6% ; Hong Kong (Hang Seng Index) flat ; Shanghai (Shanghai Composite Index) up 0.5% (at break) ; Sydney (S&P/ASX 200) down 0.3% ; Seoul (Kospi) up 0.2% Taipei (Taiex) down 0.9% Copyright © 2014 MarketWatch, Inc.
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Navy Secretary Ray Mabus says littoral combat ship operating costs will come down over time

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 11:25pm
Operating costs for the U.S. Navy's newest ships will decline and "become more normal" over time, Navy Secretary Ray Mabus said Thursday.
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Report: Chinese regulators conclude chip supplier Qualcomm

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 11:16pm
A government newspaper says Chinese regulators have concluded Qualcomm Inc., one of the biggest makers of chips used in mobile devices, has a monopoly.
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Baidu reports quarterly profit up 34 percent as revenue from mobile tops 30 percent

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 10:51pm
Baidu Inc., which operates China's most popular search engine, says its quarterly profit rose 34 percent over a year earlier as its mobile business grew.
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A very bad week: Airlines suffer a cluster of disasters, but experts see no safety trend

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 9:51pm
Nearly 300 passengers perish when their plane is shot out of the sky.
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Aviation officials to meet next week on Malaysian airliner shot down, 2 other plane crashes

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 9:41pm
An aviation official says global aviation leaders will meet in Montreal next week to initiate discussions on a plan to address safety and security issues raised by the shoot-down of a Malaysia Airlines jet over eastern Ukraine, as well as two other air crashes.
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Australia Stocks Slip As Port Strike Looms, Gold Falls

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 8:57pm
Australian stocks traded lower in early Friday moves, with miners weighing on the broader market due to a drop in gold prices and a possible strike at the key iron-ore terminals at Port Hedland.
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