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The economy of the 18-country eurozone grew by 0.2 percent in the third quarter compared with the previous three months, according to official figures released Friday.
Kakha Bendukidze, the author of liberal reforms that overhauled Georgia's post-Soviet economy, has died in London where he was recovering from heart surgery, the parliament speaker has announced.
A surprisingly solid performance by France and the end of the brutal recession in Greece helped the 18-country eurozone grow by more than anticipated in the third quarter of the year.
China's auto sales growth held steady in October, taking a break from a long, steady decline, while local brands regained market share from global rivals.
The Republican-controlled House is on track to easily pass a bill Friday to approve the Keystone XL oil pipeline.
Two leading developers of genetically engineered corn have sued Maui County to stop a new law banning the cultivation of genetically modified organisms.
Japanese automaker Honda says a Malaysian woman who died in a car accident due to a defective air bag manufactured by Takata Corp. was pregnant and perished with her unborn baby.
China hopes to show the world that it is a peace-loving "Kung Fu panda" when it comes to international relations, or so says Beijing's envoy to the U.K. Chinese Ambassador Liu Xiaoming said in London recently that his country is a "Kung Fu Panda fighting for justice," referring to the loveable ursine warrior in the DreamWorks Animation cartoon franchise, according to a report Thursday in the official People's Daily newspaper.
Asian stocks were mostly lower Friday as Japan's market paused ahead of economic data next week that could provide the pretext for a snap election to renew the government's mandate for its unprecedented stimulus program.
Here are the latest trading levels for Asia's major stock markets: Tokyo (Nikkei Average) down 0.4% (at break) ; Hong Kong (Hang Seng Index) up 0.1% ; Shanghai (Shanghai Composite Index) down 0.6% ; Sydney (S&P/ASX 200) up 0.1% ; Seoul (Kospi) down 0.7% Taipei (Taiex) flat Copyright © 2014 MarketWatch, Inc.
Hong Kong stocks swung between small gains and losses Friday morning following a four-day winning streak, as investors looked ahead to the launch of the Hong Kong-Shanghai Stock Connect program on Monday.
The Justice Department is collecting data from thousands of cellphones through high-tech gear deployed on airplanes that mimics communications towers, The Wall Street Journal reported Thursday.
Business software maker SAP is paying rival Oracle $359 million to settle a bitter battle over the theft of copyrighted instruction manuals and other technical information.
Japanese stocks moved from strength to strength Friday, with the Nikkei Average up 0.1% in early trade, off an opening gain of 0.4% but nonetheless moving to fresh multiyear highs after Thursday's 1.1% rise.
A federal grand jury in Texas has indicted the CEO of Minnesota-based medical device maker Vascular Solutions Inc. on charges he conspired to sell a varicose-vein treatment device for unapproved uses.
Virgin America says its initial public offering of 13.3 million shares has priced at $23 apiece.
Australian stocks traded softer in early Friday action, with the S&P/ASX 200 down 0.3%, extending a 0.4% loss the day before.
Connecticut Gov. Dannel P.
A federal judge in New Orleans is sticking to his ruling that said BP's conduct in the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil rig disaster amounted to "gross negligence." It could mean close to $18 billion in federal penalties for the oil giant.
Two agricultural companies are suing Maui County to challenge a new law banning the cultivation of genetically modified organisms.