12/19/2013 1:01amIt sounds pretty routine: A Washington official holds a news conference. But when Ben Bernanke decided in 2011 to start meeting with reporters four times a year on national television, it marked a radical departure.
12/19/2013 1:48amScandinavian airline group SAS says it swung to a profit from a loss in the fourth quarter, but that tough competition and weak economic growth means it won't reach its financial targets in time.
12/19/2013 3:11amGermany's Bayer AG is set to acquire cancer drug maker Algeta ASA after raising its offer for the Norwegian-based company to nearly $2.9 billion.
12/19/2013 5:46amDaimler AG and British sports car maker Aston Martin Lagonda Ltd have signed a deal that will see the two companies develop engines together and the German company get a stake in Aston Martin.
12/19/2013 7:47amPresident Vladimir Putin said Thursday he will pardon jailed oil tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky, a surprise decision that will let his top foe and Russia's formerly richest man out of prison after more than a decade.
12/19/2013 7:55amHonda Motor Co. has topped the insurance industry's annual list of the safest new vehicles.
12/19/2013 9:43amFacebook plans to offer 70 million shares of its Class A stock in a sale that includes more than 41 million shares from chairman and CEO Mark Zuckerberg, who also will buy Class B shares that carry more voting weight.
12/19/2013 10:37amDirect Energy has announced plans to sell its three natural gas-fired power plants in Texas to asset manager firm Blackstone in a $685 million cash deal.
12/19/2013 10:43amCarnival Cruise Lines posted a small but surprising fourth-quarter profit as it began to win back passengers after a year when its ships were often seen in the news behind tow boats.
12/19/2013 11:06amHundreds of protesters have blocked traffic around the site of a European Union summit to protest many of the policies the 28 leaders will discuss during their two-day meeting.
12/19/2013 11:33amChristie's held its first art auction in India on Thursday, aiming to tap into a budding market for prestige purchasing among the country's fast-growing ranks of millionaires despite an economic slowdown.
12/19/2013 12:11pmHey, kids! United Airlines says children flying alone need to go nonstop or stay home.
12/19/2013 1:15pmIt's tough to miss the trains hauling crude oil out of the Northern Plains. They are growing more frequent by the day, mile-long processions of black tank cars that rumble through wheat fields and towns, along rivers and national parks.
12/19/2013 2:16pmWith less than a week until Christmas, a real-life Grinch has stolen the credit and debit card information of about 40 million Target shoppers.
12/19/2013 2:18pmConsumers will likely pay more for home loans. Savers may earn a few more dollars on CDs and Treasurys. Banks could profit. Investors may get squeezed.
12/19/2013 2:26pmDarden Restaurants wants to set Red Lobster adrift.
12/19/2013 2:49pmTreasury Secretary Jacob Lew is telling Congress that he will have only a few weeks after Feb. 7 to avoid an unprecedented default on the nation's debt. He says Congress should act quickly next year to raise the borrowing limit.
12/19/2013 2:52pmOcwen Financial Corp. will reduce struggling borrowers' loan balances by $2 billion in an agreement with federal regulators and 49 states over foreclosure abuses.
12/19/2013 3:02pmStock pickers are getting respect again. Well, some of them.
12/19/2013 3:17pmIn his final performance, Ben Bernanke rewrote the script.
12/19/2013 3:40pmNike's fiscal second-quarter net income jumped 40 percent, helped by higher average selling prices and an increase in revenue around the world.
12/19/2013 5:24pmFinding a knockoff version of the fur you want under the Christmas tree would ordinarily be a disappointment.
12/19/2013 5:34pmDealertrack Technologies Inc., which makes software used by auto dealerships, said Thursday that it is buying privately held Dealer.com in a cash and stock deal that could be worth nearly $1 billion.
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