Estee Lauder Companies Inc. (EL) on Thursday reported fiscal second-quarter earnings of $435.7 million.
The number of people who applied for U.S. unemployment benefits rose by 11,000 to 278,000 in the seven days ended Jan 31.
The U.S. trade deficit soared to a two-year high of $46.6 billion in December, mostly because of temporary oil-related shifts.
The search continues for the missing in the Taiwan plane crash. A massive data hack exposes millions. And the measles outbreak could prompt changes in California
Drugmaker Pfizer Inc <PFE.N> said it would buy Hospira Inc <HSP.N> for about $15 billion to gain access to biosimilars, copies of biotech drugs made from living cells.
An Illinois congressman who decorated his office in a style modeled after the TV show "Downton Abbey" may face an ethics investigation.
Police say around 100 women in Japan who thought they were participating in a sleep study were actually drugged and raped, their attacks recorded and sold to porn sites.
Moments before testifying at the murder trial of her son's alleged killer Wednesday, Ursula Ward's voice cracked when she was asked by a prosecutor to identify a photo of her son's body.
The number of new claims for unemployment benefits rose less than expected last week, a sign the labor market continues to strengthen.
Pope Francis wrote to Catholic bishops Thursday, ordering them to cooperate with investigations into sex abuse.
Conrad Hilton, the younger brother of celebrity heiress Paris Hilton, allegedly threatened and intimidated flight attendants on a British Airways flight from London to Los Angeles last summer, using profanity, smoking in the bathroom and calling passengers "peasants," federal authorities charged this week.
The world's mightiest waterway, the Amazon River, is threatened by the most diminutive of foes — a tiny mussel invading from China.
She's one of the most powerful women in football after cracking one of sports' most notorious glass ceilings, but even Mia Hamm is not immune from the demands of domestic drudgery.
The family of a Jordanian fighter pilot mercilessly killed by ISIS is calling for total revenge, and an uncle wants to see ground troops involved.