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Claims for first-time jobless benefits unexpectedly fell last week, touching the lowest level in four months, suggesting strength in the labor market.
Accenture Plc, recently chosen as the lead contractor for the Obamacare enrollment website, raised its full-year profit forecast and the lower end of its revenue forecast.
Yum Brands Inc's fast food chain KFC is rewriting its menu and launching a publicity drive as it struggles to emerge from the shadow of a food safety scare in 2012 and see off rivals luring diners with innovative, home-grown fare.
Sony Corp said on Thursday that it would book about a 5 billion yen ($48.9 million) profit in the next fiscal quarter on the sale of Tokyo property, its second disposal announced this month as it sheds assets under a turnaround plan.
Royal Bank of Scotland <RBS.L> said it would resubmit the capital plans for its U.S. business Citizens after it was one of three foreign banks who had plans rejected by the U.S. Federal Reserve.
Hennes & Mauritz, the world's No.2 fashion retailer, missed first-quarter profit forecasts as it invested to catch up with rivals online in an increasingly competitive budget clothing market.
U.S.economic growth in the fourth quarter is likely to be revised higher and weekly jobless claims are forecast to hold steady, according to economists polled by MarketWatch.
The Treasury Department announced Thursday that it has started the process of an initial public offering of Allly Financial Inc. common stock.
A strike by German airport workers on Thursday has grounded more than 500 flights in Frankfurt, with Munich, Hamburg, Dusseldorf, Cologne-Bonn, Stuttgart and Hannover also affected, media reports said.
Baxter will create two separate health care companies: One to develop biopharmaceutical drugs, the other to create life-saving medical products.
Lululemon Athletica Inc. reported its fourth-quarter profit was virtually unchanged, inching up to $109.7 million from $109.4 million a year ago.
The International Monetary Fund has agreed a $14-18 billion two-year bailout for Ukraine, a deal to help it recover from months of turmoil that will also unlock further credits making a total of $27 billion.
Accenture Plc, recently chosen as the lead contractor for the Obamacare enrollment website, reported a smaller-than-expected 1 percent rise in quarterly revenue due to lower demand in its consulting business.
The following is a table ranking financial advisors in Japanese M&A deals in the year from April 1, 2013.
Tumbling shares of fashion retailer H&M, along with weakness in the bank sector, left European markets in the red on Thursday.
European stocks fell when trading opened Thursday, with concerns about Russia resurfacing after the U.S. called for more economic sanctions against the country over its annexation of the Crimea.
St. Louis Federal Reserve Bank President James Bullard said Thursday that the key risk for U.S. economy would be a bubble forming as the central bank removes monetary-policy accommodations, while he also raised concerns about financial stability in the U.S. economy.
Dish Network Corp Chairman Charles Ergen, the largest creditor of bankrupt wireless company LightSquared, said on Wednesday he believed LightSquared could be worth as much as $8.
Standard & Poor's asked a federal judge to split up the U.S. government's $5 billion civil fraud lawsuit accusing it of lying about its credit ratings, saying it would be unfair to have to defend against a case of such "unmanageable scope" all at once.
Texas power generator Energy Future Holdings Corp is in last-minute talks with creditors to reach a debt-restructuring deal and may consider delaying the filing of its annual report, two sources told Reuters.