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Prominent Swiss watch maker Swatch says the country's surging currency and below-zero interest rates pushed its earnings down sharply in the first half of this year.
Former U.S. President George H.W. Bush, 91, is recovering after breaking a bone in his neck, according to news reports Thursday.
The European carmakers' association says auto sales surged 15 percent in June for the biggest month-on-month increase in more than five years.
Capitol Hill lawmakers from Louisiana have intervened on behalf of a New Orleans company that has failed to stop a decade-old oil leak in the Gulf of Mexico but lobbied for a refund of money reserved for spill containment work, according to letters obtained by The Associated Press through public records requests.
Sex may sell, but clothing retailer Uniqlo is finding the adage a bit uncomfortable after a Beijing store was said to be the setting of a steamy online video.
Apple's new music service is a valiant effort to catch up in the emerging business of offering unlimited music on demand for a monthly price.
Asian stock indexes were mostly higher Thursday after Greek lawmakers approved an austerity bill needed for another bailout and the dollar rose after the Fed chief indicated that U.S. interest rates could start rising later this year.
New York City is poised to begin providing free Internet broadband access to more than 16,000 residents of its sprawling public housing system.
Massachusetts has a cannabis conundrum.
Republican consultant Karl Rove, when not advising the super political action committee he helped found or commenting on politics, has been researching a presidential election that has long fascinated him.
Taxis are losing business travelers to ride-hailing services like Uber, a survey shows.
European Central Bank head Mario Draghi will likely face a blizzard of questions about Greece at his news conference Thursday.
Greece's troubled left-wing government is seeking urgent relief from European lenders on Thursday, a day after it pushed a harsh austerity package thought parliament, triggering a revolt in the ruling party and violence demonstrations in central Athens.
Here are the latest trading levels for Asia's major stock markets: Tokyo (Nikkei Average ) up 0.5% ; Hong Kong (Hang Seng Index ) down 0.2% ; Shanghai (Shanghai Composite Index ) down 0.3% ; Sydney (S&P/ASX 200 ) up 0.7% ; Seoul (Kospi ) up 0.2% ; Taipei (Taiex ) flat Copyright © 2015 MarketWatch, Inc.
Chinese shares suffered further heavy volatility Thursday morning, with Hong Kong's Hang Seng Index and the Shanghai Composite Index swinging sharply between gains and losses in early trade.
MGM Resorts International plans to build a $100 million, 5,300-seat theater at its Monte Carlo casino-hotel to attract top musicians for weeks at a time.
Australia's stock market sat broadly higher in early Thursday trade, with strength in the heavily weighted banking shares offsetting losses for some of mining and energy names.
Japanese stocks shuffled higher in early Thursday transactions, with financial shares on the rise after Greece approved new austerity measures needed to secure fresh rescue funds.
Mars Inc. announced plans Wednesday to build a new, $100 million candy-making facility in Kansas near where its first new plant in 35 years began churning out sweets last year.
The Greek parliament passed a sweeping package of austerity measures as the price for opening talks on a multi-billion euro bailout package.