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Official figures show Britain's economy has surpassed its pre-recession size for the first time since the 2008 global banking crisis.
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.
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.
London-based satellite broadcaster BSkyB has announced agreements to purchase Sky Italia and 57 percent of Sky Deutschland from 21st Century Fox.
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.
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.
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.
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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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.
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.
Japan reports its inflation rate eased slightly in June as a sales tax high stunted demand.
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.
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.
Operating costs for the U.S. Navy's newest ships will decline and "become more normal" over time, Navy Secretary Ray Mabus said Thursday.
A government newspaper says Chinese regulators have concluded Qualcomm Inc., one of the biggest makers of chips used in mobile devices, has a monopoly.
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.
Nearly 300 passengers perish when their plane is shot out of the sky.
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.
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.