Jon Gambrell, Associated Press | Posted Oct 27th - 3:10am
Oil-rich Gulf countries face further economic strain as crude prices remain low, requiring them to cut back spending and raise money other ways, the heads of the International Monetary Fund and the U.S. Treasury have said in recent visits to the region.
The United Nations' refugee agency is shipping tents, blankets and other aid from the United Arab Emirates to northern Iraq to help those affected by the military campaign to retake Mosul from the Islamic State group.
David McHugh, Associated Press | Posted Oct 27th - 2:41am
Deutsche Bank, under pressure from an impending settlement with the U.S. Justice Department, reported 278 million euros ($303 million) in net profit for the third quarter as it strengthened its financial buffers against loss.
Matti Huuhtanen, Associated Press | Posted Oct 27th - 2:31am
Mobile networks operator Nokia continued to be hit by a downturn in the industry, reporting a loss in the third quarter and a 12-percent drop in sales that saw the company's share price plunge 7 percent.
Spain's unemployment rate has dropped to 18.9 percent in the third quarter from 20 percent in the previous three-month period, the lowest rate in six years and welcome news for acting premier Mariano Rajoy as he looks to begin a second term in office this week.
Volkswagen says profits bounced back to 2.34 billion euros ($2.55 billion) in the third quarter from a large loss a year earlier, when the bank had one-time losses in anticipation of settling its scandal over cars rigged to cheat on diesel emissions tests.
Youkyung Lee, Associated Press | Posted Oct 27th - 12:40am
Samsung Electronics said Thursday that it has confirmed 140 cases of the Galaxy Note 7 smartphone overheating or catching fire. Samsung's President Shin Jong-kyun apologized at a meeting with shareholders, saying the company still does not know what is causing the problem.
James MacPherson and Blake Nicholson, Associated Press | Posted Oct 26th - 11:30pm
Protesters trying to stop construction of the Dakota Access oil pipeline were bracing for a confrontation with police Thursday after the demonstrators refused to leave private land in the pipeline's path.
Paul Elias, Associated Press | Posted Oct 26th - 11:20pm
Laura Costa's son and husband moved quickly with pruning shears as they harvested the family's fall marijuana crop, racing along with several workers to cut the plants and drop them in plastic bins ahead of an impending storm.