Anne D'Innocenzio, Associated Press | Posted Feb 21st - 8:35am
Wal-Mart drew more shoppers to its namesake stores in the United States and its e-commerce sales soared, signs that its efforts to lower prices and improve web services are helping it compete better against online leader Amazon.
A weeklong strike by taxi drivers that has crippled transport in Rome, Milan and Turin is heating up, with cabbies marching through the eternal city to protest legislation they say will favor Uber and other car-hire services.
Gonzalo Solano, Associated Press | Posted Feb 21st - 8:15am
Vote counting in Ecuador's presidential election dragged into a third day Tuesday with ruling party candidate Lenin Moreno still just short of a definitive first-round victory and supporters and opponents of outgoing President Rafael Correa trading heated accusations.
Marley Jay, Associated Press | Posted Feb 21st - 8:15am
Stocks are breaking records again Tuesday. Energy companies are rising more than the rest of the market. Consumer goods giant Kraft Heinz is falling after it withdrew a $143 billion offer for competition Unilever, but several other food and household goods makers are rising as investors bet Kraft will make an offer for one of those companies instead.
Elena Becatoros, Associated Press | Posted Feb 21st - 7:57am
Greece's government has called on Germany to drop what it described as "irrational" budget demands in the country's bailout program, a day after Greece and its European creditors agreed to resume talks on new reforms.
Thailand's prime minister said Tuesday the government will ensure that environmental and health impact studies for a coal power plant approved by its energy policy planning committee will be reconsidered, but made clear he expects the project to proceed.
Anne D'Innocenzio, Associated Press | Posted Feb 21st - 7:04am
Macy's, the nation's largest department store chain, says its earnings for the quarter that includes the holiday period dropped nearly 13 percent as results were dragged down by store closures and other costs.
Michael Liedtke, Associated Press | Posted Feb 21st - 7:00am
Yahoo is taking a $350 million hit on its previously announced $4.8 billion sale to Verizon in a concession for security lapses that exposed personal information stored in more than 1 billion Yahoo user accounts.