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Unilever PLC, the maker of consumer products including Dove soaps, Lipton teas and Ben & Jerry's ice cream, says it saw price deflation in Europe's largest markets in the third quarter.
Automaker Daimler says its net earnings rose by nearly half in the third quarter as revenue rose 10 percent and the company booked a one-time gain from the sale of a stake in a maker of heavy-duty engines.
Nokia Corp. appears to have turned around its fortunes after the sale of its ailing cellphone unit to Microsoft, reporting a third-quarter net profit of 747 million euros ($950 million), from a loss of 91 million euros a year earlier.
Credit Suisse Group has posted a third-quarter profit that is more than double from a year ago, benefitting from cost cutting, emerging markets and services for wealthy clients.
Pernod Ricard SA, maker of Absolut vodka and Martell cognac, has returned to growth after Asian, Middle Eastern and African markets stemmed a monthslong slide, but sales in China continued to decline steeply.
Asian stocks fell Thursday after another slump in oil prices dragged Wall Street lower and China's manufacturing output grew at the slowest pace in five months.
Hyundai Motor Co. says profit sank nearly 30 percent for the July-September quarter, hurt by a stronger South Korean currency.
China may ban Facebook, but not its co-founder Mark Zuckerberg, and he entertained an audience of students with a 30-minute chat in his recently learned Mandarin Chinese at a prestigious Beijing university.
Children play amid tumbledown shacks in some of Rio de Janeiro's poorest hillside "favela" slums, places where armed drug traffickers lay down the law, stray bullets fly and raw sewage oozes into the streets.
A gauge of the health of China's manufacturing industry inched higher in October but factory output was at a five-month low in a sign of slowing domestic and foreign demand.
The American Postal Workers Union is calling on Harvard University's president to oppose a business arrangement between Staples Inc. and the U.S. Postal Service, or resign her seat on the office supply company's board.
Here are the latest trading levels for Asia's major stock markets: Tokyo (Nikkei Average) up 0.1% ; Hong Kong (Hang Seng Index) down 0.4% ; Shanghai (Shanghai Composite Index) down 0.9% (at break) ; Sydney (S&P/ASX 200) down 0.2% ; Seoul (Kospi) down 0.3% ; Mumbai (Sensex) closed for holiday Taipei (Taiex) down 0.2% Copyright © 2014 MarketWatch, Inc.
Hong Kong stocks started with losses Thursday and headed lower after preliminary Chinese manufacturing data showed output rising at a faster pace but demand growth slowing.
China's manufacturing activity has made a mild improvement this month, but demand remains weak, according to preliminary data out Thursday from HSBC and Markit.
A vintage Apple computer that was one of only 50 made in Steve Jobs' garage in 1976 sold for $905,000 at auction on Wednesday, far exceeding pre-sale estimates and outdoing a previous high price of more than $671,000 paid in Germany last year.
Another intruder was caught jumping the fence at the White House, reports said Wednesday.
Japanese stocks took a turn to the downside Thursday morning, with the Nikkei Average lower by 0.8% after a 2.1% rally the previous day, while the Topix pulled back by 0.9%.
Days after New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (KWOH'-moh) tempered expectations about how well his new memoir is selling, the first results are in.
A black bear cub found wandering the aisles of an Oregon drugstore will be raised with the goal of releasing him into the wild next year.
Australian stocks slouched a little in early Thursday action, with the S&P/ASX 200 down 0.2% after a 1.1% gain in the previous session.