01/17/2013 1:04amRoyal Ahold NV, the Dutch owner of supermarket chains Stop & Shop and Giant, said U.S. sales rose 4.3 percent to $6.1 billion ((EURO)4.6 billion) in the fourth quarter from the same period the year before, with its performance boosted by its stores remaining mostly open during Hurricane Sandy.
01/17/2013 2:43amEurope's air safety authority has followed the United States in ordering the grounding and safety review of Boeing's 787 Dreamliner following a series of incidents with the aircraft in recent days.
01/17/2013 3:28amFrench retailer Carrefour SA eked out some modest sales growth last year, thanks largely to success in Latin America and in convenience stores back home.
01/17/2013 3:33amAn auto industry group says British factories set a record for car exports in 2012 with 1.2 million shipped abroad.
01/17/2013 3:55amSpanish energy company Cepsa says it has evacuated an unspecified number of workers from two oil facilities it operates in Algeria following the taking of hostages by Islamist militants at a gas plant in the same region.
01/17/2013 4:00amThe troubles with Boeing's 787 Dreamliner are drawing an unwelcome spotlight for the Japanese maker of the powerful lithium-ion batteries that have become the focus of investigations into onboard fire risks.
01/17/2013 4:17amThe European Union's 27 leaders will try again to reach a seven-year budget deal for the bloc at a summit on Feb. 7-8.
01/17/2013 4:41amA Filipino businessman says delays in his company's oil and gas exploration at a South China Sea reef claimed by China and the Philippines can be overcome if an international operator joins the project.
01/17/2013 5:00amAfter more than four years sitting idle in a Dubai port, the storied passenger liner Queen Elizabeth 2 is bound again for the high seas as part of deal to convert the vessel into a luxury hotel in Asia, officials said Thursday.
01/17/2013 5:57amThe chief executive of mining giant Rio Tinto PLC and another senior executive are stepping down immediately after the company announced a $14 billion write-down from its aluminum business and an acquisition of a coal company in Mozambique.
01/17/2013 7:03amGermany's central bank is shelving plans to help fight currency counterfeiting in Bangladesh because of reports the country is planning to include execution among the possible punishments for violators.
01/17/2013 7:17amGeneral Motors says it will invest $1.5 billion in its North American factories this year.
01/17/2013 9:29amUP, BUT WEAK: Citigroup's fourth quarter earnings rose in the fourth quarter, but fell short of Wall Street's expectations. Citi earned $1.16 billion after paying preferred dividends, or 38 cents per share, in the three months ended Dec. 31. That compares with $933 million, or 31 cents per share, in the same period a year earlier.
01/17/2013 10:08amThe president of the Warsaw Stock Exchange was fired Thursday for allegedly soliciting listed companies to finance a film featuring his girlfriend, a 27-year-old former model.
01/17/2013 10:10amSETTING SALE: After more than four years sitting idle in a Dubai port, the storied passenger liner Queen Elizabeth 2 is bound again for the high seas as part of deal to convert the vessel into a luxury hotel in Asia, officials said Thursday.
01/17/2013 10:16amEXECS EXIT: The CEO of mining giant Rio Tinto PLC and another senior executive are stepping down after the company announced a $14 billion write-down from its aluminum business and an acquisition of a Mozambique coal company.
01/17/2013 10:55amAmerican Airlines is getting a new look.
01/17/2013 11:20amCVR Refining LP's units rose about 2 percent in their first hours of trading Thursday.
01/17/2013 11:44amCOMEBACK KID: The head of Sony Corp. said the struggling electronics and entertainment company is making progress on its comeback and is determined to "wow" people with new products.
01/17/2013 12:42pmIn Britain, a horse is a horse _ not a main course.
01/17/2013 12:44pmSpanish, Norwegian and British oil companies were evacuating workers from Algerian energy facilities Thursday following the hostage-taking by Islamic militants in the Sahara desert and Algeria's attempt to free them.
01/17/2013 12:49pmSIX PESOS: The Argentine government says feeding a person costs six pesos (about $1.20 U.S.) a day. But in Buenos Aires, that will buy just a can of green peas at the grocery store.
01/17/2013 12:52pmNew federal rules approved Thursday could help save lives at dangerous mines with a pattern of safety violations and put more responsibility on companies to find and fix hazards, the U.S. Department of Labor said.
01/17/2013 12:52pmHOMING IN: Bank of America wants to bulk up the number of mortgages it sells directly to customers. It's putting loan officers in branches and targeting its customers.
01/17/2013 2:54pmGETTING OFF EASY? Consumer advocates have complained that U.S. mortgage lenders are getting off easy in a deal to settle federal complaints that they wrongfully foreclosed on many homeowners.
01/17/2013 3:04pmWHAT HAPPENED: UnitedHealth CEO Stephen Hemsley said Thursday analysts shouldn't assume that the nation's largest health insurer will participate widely in the health care overhaul's online insurance exchanges.
01/17/2013 3:14pmThe leader of the nation's largest health insurer warned Thursday not to assume widespread participation from his company in a key health care overhaul coverage expansion that unfolds later this year.
01/17/2013 3:18pmConsumer advocates have complained that U.S. mortgage lenders are getting off easy in a deal to settle charges that they wrongfully foreclosed on many homeowners.
01/17/2013 3:39pmIs it time to retire the idea of a 60/40 portfolio? The strategy has been generally regarded as a good starting point for most investors.
01/17/2013 3:51pmWhat's in an inch? Apparently, enough missing meat, cheese and tomatoes to cause an uproar.
01/17/2013 4:05pmTIME TO RETIRE 60/40?: Many experts question whether an investment portfolio with 60 percent in stocks and 40 percent in bonds is a good starting point for many investors.
01/17/2013 4:31pmCHIPS ARE DOWN: Intel's sales are shrinking slowly, as consumers shift from PCs, to smartphones and tablets. The company is trying to follow the shift by getting its chips into more hand-held gadgets.
01/17/2013 4:52pmAmerican Express on Thursday said its fourth-quarter net income fell 47 percent, as the credit card issuer racked up hefty charges related to restructuring costs and other one-time expenses. But adjusted results beat Wall Street expectations.
01/17/2013 5:27pmFormer television executive Peter Liguori was named chief executive of Tribune Co., the media conglomerate that recently emerged from a four-year bankruptcy with its creditors in charge.
01/17/2013 6:01pmGreek lawmakers voted early Friday to investigate former finance minister George Papaconstantinou over his handling of data on Greeks with Swiss bank accounts and whether he amended the list to remove three of his relatives.
01/17/2013 7:01pmBoeing plans to keep building its flagship jetliner while engineers try to solve battery problems that have grounded most of the 787 fleet.
01/17/2013 7:45pmAlgerian helicopters and special forces stormed a gas plant in the stony plains of the Sahara on Thursday to wipe out Islamist militants and free hostages from at least 10 countries. Bloody chaos ensued, leaving the fate of the fighters and many of the captives uncertain.
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