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LONDON (AP) — A stronger than anticipated economic survey Thursday failed to inspire much optimism that the recovery in the 18-country eurozone and of France in particular would be anything but muted.A broad survey of activity in the manufacturi ...more

AP News - 20 hours ago

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Argentina is launching a new two-year sovereign bond for $1 billion.The bond issue launched Thursday will be denominated in U.S. dollars but paid in local pesos. The Bonad 2016 has an annual coupon of 1.75 percent. ...more

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HELSINKI (AP) — Nokia is showing signs that it has turned around its fortunes following the sale of its ailing cellphone unit to Microsoft.The slimmed-down Finnish company said Thursday that it made a third-quarter net profit of 747 million euro ...more

AP News - 21 hours ago

NEW YORK (AP) — Coca-Cola is replacing its chief marketing officer as the world's biggest beverage maker fights to boost flat soda sales.The Atlanta-based company says Marcos De Quinto, a company veteran, will replace Joe Tripodi starting Jan. 1 ...more

AP News - 21 hours ago

WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans have at least some confidence that the U.S. health care system will prevent Ebola from spreading in this country but generally disapprove of the way President Barack Obama and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention h ...more

AP News - 21 hours ago

The chants of "U-S-A! U-S-A!" can rev up again next summer.And this time, they won't conflict with the workday.A year after the World Cup transformed millions of Americans into red-white-and-blue-wearing soccer fanatics, another chance to ...more

AP News - 21 hours ago

CHICAGO (AP) — Grain futures were higher Thursday in early trading on the Chicago Board of Trade.Wheat for Dec delivery was 1.75 cents higher at $5.24 a bushel; Dec corn was 3.50 cents higher at $3.5650 a bushel; Dec oats were unchanged at $3.54 ...more

AP News - 21 hours ago

WASHINGTON (AP) — A gauge designed to predict the economy's future health posted a solid increase in September after no gain in the previous month.The Conference Board said Thursday that its index of leading indicators rose 0.8 percent last mont ...more

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LISBON, Portugal (AP) — A ban on the short-selling of Portugal Telecom shares helped the stock rebound following a plunge that analysts say leaves it vulnerable to a takeover bid.The shares spiked 11 percent at 1.09 euro Thursday in Lisbon, endi ...more

AP News - 22 hours ago

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Europe's biggest banks are facing a day of judgment as the European Central Bank prepares to unveil the results of a yearlong search through the dark corners of their finances.It's a step that comes none too soon for th ...more

AP News - 22 hours ago

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia airport has stopped promoting a PeoplExpress flight and is looking for other airlines to provide the service.The nonstop flight from Charleston's Yeager Airport to Orlando, Fla., was scheduled to begin Oc ...more

AP News - 22 hours ago

BEIJING (AP) — China may ban Facebook, but not its co-founder Mark Zuckerberg. The young billionaire delighted an audience of students at a prestigious Beijing university this week with a 30-minute chat in his recently learned Mandarin Chinese.— ...more

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PEORIA, Ill. (AP) — Caterpillar's belt-tightening paid off in the third quarter as the manufacturer easily beat Wall Street expectations and raised its outlook for the year.Shares rose more than 4 percent Thursday.The company has wrestled ...more

AP News - 22 hours ago

CHICAGO (AP) — United Airlines appears to be hitting its stride after struggling to make a 2010 merger pay off.The airline's formula is lower fuel prices and more revenue for every mile that passengers fly.United Continental Holdings Inc. ...more

AP News - 23 hours ago

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Diversified manufacturer 3M's third-quarter net income rose 6 percent on higher revenue across all divisions.The maker of Post-it notes, industrial coatings and ceramics also narrowed its guidance range.Net income f ...more

AP News - 23 hours ago

DALLAS (AP) — Summer vacations were good for American Airlines.With passengers paying a record amount for every mile and most seats filled, American earned an all-time best $942 million in the June-through-September third quarter.CEO Doug ...more

AP News - 23 hours ago

WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of people applying for U.S. unemployment benefits rose last week after falling to a 14-year low the previous week. Despite the increase, weekly applications remain at historically low levels that suggest hiring is gaining s ...more

AP News - Oct 23, 2014 8:44 AM

DETROIT (AP) — Big profits from rising SUV and truck sales in North America helped General Motors nearly double its third-quarter net profit and more than offset its struggles in Europe and South America.The automaker posted net income of $1.38 ...more

AP News - Oct 23, 2014 8:18 AM

DALLAS (AP) — Diplomas from outstanding medical schools. Records free of discipline. A team trusted by a president.For all the strengths of Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas, the first U.S.-diagnosed Ebola patient walked through its seem ...more

AP News - Oct 23, 2014 8:01 AM

DALLAS (AP) — More passengers and lower fuel prices are pushing Southwest Airlines to record profits, and the airline expects an even bigger break at the gas pump this winter.CEO Gary Kelly says the trend toward higher revenue has continued into ...more

AP News - Oct 23, 2014 7:40 AM

DETROIT (AP) — General Motors says its third-quarter profit nearly doubled as strong earnings in North America and China outweighed struggles in Europe and South America.The automaker posted a net profit of $1.38 billion, or 81 cents per share, ...more

AP News - Oct 23, 2014 6:37 AM

MADRID (AP) — Spain's unemployment rate dropped to 23.7 percent in the third quarter from 24.5 percent in the previous three-month period thanks to a recovering economy and a bumper summer tourism season, official statistics showed Thursday.The ...more

AP News - Oct 23, 2014 6:29 AM

LONDON (AP) — The chairman of Tesco, the world's second-biggest retailer behind Walmart, announced his resignation Thursday amid an accounting scandal in which the company admitted it had overstated its projected profits.Richard Broadbent said h ...more

AP News - Oct 23, 2014 4:57 AM

GENEVA (AP) — Credit Suisse's profits more than doubled in the third quarter as Switzerland's second-largest bank benefited from cost cutting, brisk business in emerging markets and the services it provides for wealthy clients.Net profit rose to ...more

AP News - Oct 23, 2014 3:57 AM

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Hyundai Motor Co. said Thursday its profit sank nearly 30 percent for the July-September quarter, hurt by a stronger South Korean currency and weak sales growth in its home market.South Korea's largest carmaker said its ...more

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