Sony Corp.'s fiscal first-quarter profit dipped 74 percent to 21.2 billion yen ($205 million), as earnings got hammered by a strong yen and lagging smartphone sales, and a quake that struck southwestern Japan caused damage and production halts in its semiconductor business.
Barclays plc says core pretax profit rose 19 percent to 2.4 billion pounds ($3.2 billion) in the second quarter as the bank expressed confidence it could weather the uncertainty of Britain's exit from the European Union.
Italian oil and gas company Eni says second-quarter losses widened to 446 million euros ($494 million) due to a prolonged downturn in low oil prices as well as oversupply and overcapacity in the gas and refining sectors.
Nearly 9 million New Yorkers now have health records in a growing database accessible to most of the state's hospitals, health centers, long-term care facilities and nearly one-quarter of physician practices.
The Vietnamese government said the toxic pollution a Taiwanese-owned company has acknowledged discharging from its steel complex has harmed the livelihoods of more than 200,000 people, including 41,000 fishermen.
Officials in Las Vegas are reporting another monthly increase in the number of people using McCarran International Airport in June, and say passenger traffic is up 5.6 percent for the first six months of 2016.
Remington Arms and the families of some victims of the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre have agreed that any dispute over the release of company documents in a lawsuit brought by the families and a surviving teacher will be decided by a judge.
Stan Lehman and Mauricio Savarese, Associated Press | Posted Jul 28th - 5:21pm
Lawyers for former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva said Thursday that they have filed a petition at the U.N. Human Rights Committee alleging a lack of impartiality and abuse of power by the judge investigating the mammoth corruption-kickback scandal at Brazil's state-owned oil company Petrobras.
Workers at Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump's Las Vegas hotel scored a victory in their effort to unionize, although it could still be a long time before employees have a contract if managers choose to delay.
Sean Murphy, Associated Press | Posted Jul 28th - 4:51pm
Gov. Mary Fallin's suggestion that Oklahoma lawmakers return for a special session before November to consider ways to increase teacher salaries faced bipartisan criticism Thursday from legislators, state employees and even some teachers who called the idea short-sighted.