01/29/2014 1:02amSwiss drug maker Novartis AG reported a 2 percent rise in fourth-quarter net profit Wednesday, helped by delays in generic competition to its blockbuster drugs.
01/29/2014 1:28amNordic banking group Nordea AB says its fourth-quarter net profit dropped by 8 percent because of subdued market growth.
01/29/2014 5:55amBold action by Turkey's central bank gave the national currency only a brief lift as investors worried that aggressive interest rate increases may not work in bringing an end to the market volatility.
01/29/2014 8:46amForget slapstick humor, corny gimmicks and skimpy bikinis. This year's Super Bowl ads promise something surprising: Maturity.
01/29/2014 9:08amCheerios is bringing back an interracial family to star in its Super Bowl ad.
01/29/2014 9:24amWellPoint's fourth-quarter earnings tumbled 68 percent, as customers of the nation's second largest health insurer raced to use their coverage last fall before it lapsed due to the health care overhaul.
01/29/2014 9:26amThe European Union's executive is proposing rules to contain the kind of excessive risk-taking by banks that set off the financial crisis. It aims to spare taxpayers from having to bail out large lenders again.
01/29/2014 10:55amChrysler and Fiat will be known as Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV as they move forward as a single company.
01/29/2014 12:21pmChrysler and Fiat will be known as Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV as they move forward as a single company.
01/29/2014 1:17pmThe statement the Federal Reserve released Wednesday after its two-day policy meeting:
01/29/2014 1:38pmA comparison of the Federal Reserve's statements from its two-day meeting that ended Wednesday and its meeting Dec. 17-18:
01/29/2014 1:49pmBoeing is building airplanes faster, but Wall Street wants it to build profits faster, too.
01/29/2014 2:13pmThe Federal Reserve is pushing ahead with a plan to shrink its bond-buying program because of a strengthening U.S. economy. It's doing so even though the prospect of reduced Fed stimulus and higher U.S. interest rates has rattled global markets.
01/29/2014 2:23pmAn arbitrator has ordered a longshoremen's local union to pay $3.8 million in damages for a three-day strike at the Port of Baltimore that he said violated a no-strike provision in their contract.
01/29/2014 2:26pmTHE BACKGROUND: Fiat SpA and Chrysler Group, which merged earlier this month, announced Wednesday that their new company will be called Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV, or FCA. They eventually plan to release one earnings statement in U.S. dollars, but on Wednesday they reported separate fourth quarter and full year earnings.
01/29/2014 2:41pmPresident Barack Obama used his State of the Union speech to roll out a plan to coax low- and middle-income Americans into saving more for retirement.
01/29/2014 3:35pmWhen Susan Petersen began her business, she recycled old window frames to create capital. Now, Freshly Picked is expected to sell between 20,000 and 30,000 pairs of baby moccasins this year and struck a deal on the TV show "Shark Tank."
01/29/2014 3:53pmA federal bankruptcy judge has approved Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc.'s settlement with Fannie Mae, allowing the mortgage finance giant to recover about $537 million for its claim against the estate of the failed Wall Street bank over soured mortgage securities.
01/29/2014 4:05pmStarbucks CEO Howard Schultz says he plans to spend more time developing the coffee chain's rewards program, mobile payments and other digital projects of growing importance.
01/29/2014 6:15pmTarget said Wednesday that investigators have found that hackers stole credentials from a vendor to access the retailer's systems and pilfer about 40 million debit and credit card numbers as well as personal information for another 70 million people.