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China says it will abandon its more than 30-year-old one-child policy and allow couples to have two children, Chinese news agency Xinhua reported on Thursday.
Hess sold its retail business, the largest chain of gas stations and convenience stores along the East Coast, to Speedway in 2014. But Hess promised to continue making its popular toy trucks, holding onto a longtime holiday tradition.
Health insurer Aetna reported a 1.5 percent increase in quarterly revenue, helped by membership growth in its government business.
Time Warner Cable Inc. said on Thursday third-quarter profit slipped to $437 million, or $1.53 a share, down from $499 million, or $1.76 a share, in the year-ago period.
Time Warner Cable on Thursday posted a better-than-expected adjusted profit in the third quarter as it added more high-speed data customers.
U.S. economic growth likely braked sharply in the third quarter as businesses cut back on restocking warehouses to work off an inventory glut.
Sony said it returned to a net profit in its fiscal second quarter after a loss a year earlier, on solid sales of its PlayStation 4 videogame console and image sensors.
Deutsche Bank on Thursday announced plans to cut 35,000 jobs over the next two years as part of a sweeping overhaul under new co-Chief Executive John Cryan.
Barclays reported weaker-than-expected third-quarter results, underlining the challenges for incoming Chief Executive Jes Staley to make the bank more profitable.
Royal Dutch Shell reported a sharp drop in third-quarter profits on the back of low oil prices and a hefty $8.2 billion charge which included write-offs in Alaska and Canada.
Gold prices fell sharply on Thursday, a day after the Federal Open Market Committee left the door open to hiking interest rates at its December meeting.
Pfizer Inc and Allergan Plc are considering combining, the Wall Street Journal said on Wednesday.
General Motors Co has promised the United Auto Workers union it will invest an additional $1.9 billion in its U.S. factories to secure 3,300 union jobs, and pay higher wages and bonuses under a proposed four-year contract.
Ensco PLC late Wednesday reported its third-quarter earnings fell to $293.8 million, or $1.34 a share, from $432.9 million, or $1.79 a share, a year earlier.
Recovery after a panic attack Wednesday on Wall Street! A minor freak out temporarily clipped stocks in half just after 2 p.m. ET after the Federal Reserve's announcement that there will be no rate hike.
Amgen Inc. raised its 2015 guidance as the biotechnology company reported that its third-quarter earnings rose 50% on stronger revenue led by Enbrel and other key drugs.
The House of Representatives on Wednesday passed a two-year budget deal that also suspends the federal debt limit.
FMC Corp. late Wednesday reported it swung to a third-quarter loss of $2.4 million, or 2 cents a share, from a profit of $56 million, or 42 cents a share, a year earlier.
Sanofi US has issued a voluntary recall of all Auvi-Q epinephrine auto-injectors currently on the market, including the the 0.15 mg and 0.3 mg strengths for hospitals, retailers and consumers, the company said in a release.
Novatel Wireless Inc. said Wednesday its board of directors has appointed Sue Swenson as the company's CEO, replacing Alex Mashinsky, who was ousted Tuesday.