01/10/2013 3:05amA U.N. agency plays down fears of a looming world food crisis as international coordination and flagging demand have led to a drop in food prices for the third consecutive month in December.
01/10/2013 3:52amAlbanian authorities say the license held by a Czech company to operate the country's electricity grid will be canceled by the end of the month after a dispute between the company and the government led to extensive mid-winter rolling blackouts.
01/10/2013 9:14amAn international consortium developing a major natural gas field in the Caspian Sea has agreed in principle to acquire 50 percent of the company operating the Nabucco pipeline, a major project to bring gas to Europe.
01/10/2013 9:41amVESTED INTEREST? Hong Kong is proposing to restrict the amount of personal information available on company directors after investigative news reports used the data to help expose fortunes linked to Chinese leaders.
01/10/2013 9:44amSTIMULUS PLAN: Japan's ruling Liberal Democratic Party and its government were in the final stages of drafting fresh stimulus spending Thursday reportedly totaling more than 20 trillion yen ($227 billion), rushing to fulfill campaign pledges to break the world's third-biggest economy out of its deflationary slump.
01/10/2013 9:53amGeorgia Gov. Nathan Deal says General Motors will open an information technology center in suburban Atlanta.
01/10/2013 9:54amSTAYCATION DREAMING: The chief executive of one of the country's largest amusement park companies said since the economic downturn has people staying closer to home, staycations have boosted business at the parks.
01/10/2013 10:02amSupervalu Inc. is selling off five of its grocery chains, including Albertson's and Jewel-Osco, after years of being squeezed by intensifying competition.
01/10/2013 10:13amThe Federal Reserve paid the federal government a record $88.9 billion in 2012. The central bank earned the money from the Treasury bonds and mortgage-backed securities it has purchased to drive interest rates lower and boost the economy.
01/10/2013 10:35amRankings of the largest U.S. airlines for on-time arrivals in November:
01/10/2013 11:03amSouth African farm workers on Thursday fought police during protests for higher wages, blocking a highway and only dispersing when security forces used rubber bullets, a water cannon and stun grenades against them.
01/10/2013 11:10amBillionaire Warren Buffett says that American banks are stronger than they've been in years, and won't derail the economy.
01/10/2013 11:58amAccording to Corporate Wellness Magazine, every $1 invested in employee wellness programs yields roughly $4 in savings through reduced sick days, higher productivity and decreased overall health costs. This adds up to big savings and can make a significant difference to employers who have seen health insurance premiums increase by 113 percent in the last decade.
01/10/2013 12:04pmBATS Global Markets, the stock-exchange operator that likes to tout itself as tech-savvy, has another computer glitch on its hands.
01/10/2013 12:53pmHerbalife came out swinging Thursday against claims made by hedge fund manager William Ackman that the business amounts to a pyramid scheme.
01/10/2013 1:12pmLegal troubles and regulatory scuffles keep piling up for the banking industry, a fact that's sure to drag down results when the banks start reporting fourth-quarter earnings beginning Friday.
01/10/2013 1:43pmPresident Barack Obama nominated White House chief of staff Jack Lew to be secretary of the Treasury Thursday, declaring his complete trust in an aide with three decades of Washington experience in economic policy and a penchant for shunning the limelight.
01/10/2013 2:41pmDiners who go to a Burger King in China can now expect to be served Pepsi, rather than the Coke they get at the fast-food chain in the United States.
01/10/2013 2:50pmBY THE NUMBERS: The big banks are set to begin reporting their fourth-quarter earnings, starting with Wells Fargo on Friday. For most, analysts are predicting higher earnings.
01/10/2013 3:03pmNissan Motor Co. will assemble its Murano crossover vehicle in its Mississippi plant beginning in late 2014.
01/10/2013 3:11pmThe government is giving housing agencies in 68 U.S. cities and counties approval to raise private funds for renovating and repairing aging public-housing buildings.
01/10/2013 3:11pmTaxi drivers across France clogged traffic, slowed access to airports and forced would-be passengers to find alternate transport as they held a strike Thursday over government deregulation proposals they fear will cut into their business.
01/10/2013 3:29pmFord may get a longer look from curious investors after rolling out a more muscular, souped-up dividend on Thursday.
01/10/2013 3:29pmA panel of federal health experts ruled Thursday that an experimental diabetes drug from Johnson & Johnson is safe and effective, though lingering safety questions must be tracked over the long term.
01/10/2013 3:45pmWAKEUP CALL: The Food and Drug Administration ordered makers of Ambien and related drugs to cut their dose in half to prevent morning sluggishness caused by the popular insomnia treatment.
01/10/2013 4:01pmSuper-low interest rates will eventually rise, and when they do, bond investors could be stuck with losses.
01/10/2013 4:12pmWal-Mart Stores Inc.'s CEO Mike Duke found out in 2005 that the retailer's Mexico unit was handing out bribes to local officials, according to emails obtained by lawmakers.
01/10/2013 4:50pmChevron Corp. expects fourth-quarter earnings to be "notably higher" than third-quarter profit.
01/10/2013 6:19pmAmerican Express Co. said Thursday that it will slash about 5,400 jobs, mainly in its travel business, as it seeks to cut costs and transform its operations as more of its customers shift to online portals for booking travel plans and other needs.
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