Ford 4th-quarter earnings fall on Venezuela trouble
Associated Press | January 29, 2015 5:12 amFord's net income tumbled to $52 million in the fourth quarter because of trouble at its Venezuelan operations.
Royal Dutch Shell reports 57 percent drop in net income
Associated Press | January 29, 2015 1:48 amRoyal Dutch Shell PLC, Europe's largest oil company by market value, said Thursday that fourth quarter net income fell 57 percent to $773 million and that it would cap spending this year in response to falling oil prices.
Nokia turns to fourth quarter profit buoyed by strong growth
Associated Press | January 29, 2015 1:30 amAfter selling its ailing handset unit, Nokia has turned a fourth-quarter net profit of 443 million euros ($502 million) with sales increasing nearly 10 percent, partly buoyed by strong growth in North America.
LG Electronics in red in 4Q on plasma TV business closure
Associated Press | January 29, 2015 1:24 amLG Electronics Inc. said Thursday it has lost money in the fourth quarter as costs from the closure of its plasma TV operations offset a recovery in its mobile phone business.
Deutsche Bank posts surprise profit as litigation costs ease
Associated Press | January 29, 2015 1:06 amDeutsche Bank rebounded to make a surprise fourth-quarter profit of 441 million euros ($498 million) as it saw lower charges for settling accusations of wrongdoing.
Nobel laureate Charles Townes, laser co-creator, dies at 99
Associated Press | January 28, 2015 7:36 pmCharles H. Townes, the Nobel Prize-winning physicist who helped create the laser that would revolutionize everything from medicine to manufacturing, has died. He was 99.
Romney takes aim at Obama, Clinton in Mississippi
Associated Press | January 28, 2015 6:36 pmMitt Romney hasn't officially declared himself a presidential candidate again, but the 2012 Republican nominee looked and sounded like one during a stop Wednesday in Mississippi, back-slapping at a popular barbecue joint before delivering a speech that questioned Democrat Hillary Rodham Clinton's foreign policy and economic credentials.
Mobile provider TracFone to pay $40M in federal settlement
Associated Press | January 28, 2015 4:49 pmThe nation's largest prepaid mobile provider, TracFone Wireless, will pay $40 million to settle government claims that it misled millions of smartphone customers with promises of unlimited data service.
Associated Press | January 28, 2015 4:30 pmFifteen advertisers will make their Super Bowl debut, buying a place on the biggest, most expensive stage in American television. Advertising experts say the interest in Super Bowl ads is a positive sign that companies are feeling good in the most recent economic recovery.
Tupperware and Apple are big market movers
Associated Press | January 28, 2015 4:19 pmStocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Wednesday on the New York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq Stock Market:
With lower oil prices, Sasol delays plan for Louisiana plant
Associated Press | January 28, 2015 3:31 pmThe collapse in world oil prices claimed a casualty in Louisiana's vital energy industry Wednesday when South Africa-based Sasol announced a delay in final investment plans for a $14 billion plant that would convert natural gas into liquid fuels.
Fed stays 'patient' on rates while noting improving economy
Associated Press | January 28, 2015 3:24 pmThe Federal Reserve reiterated Wednesday that it will be "patient" in raising interest rates from record lows even as the U.S. economy moves steadily closer to full health.
Cuomo, de Blasio, defend strict NYC storm regulations
Associated Press | January 28, 2015 2:30 pmThey appeared to be scenes from a frozen apocalypse.
Correction: Earns-Amgen story
Associated Press | January 28, 2015 1:43 pmbig enough that last year it announced major job reductions and other cost cuts to free up money for the launches.
Boeing reports 4Q profit of $1.47 billion on airplane sales
Associated Press | January 28, 2015 1:06 pmDemand for commercial airliners boosted Boeing Co.'s fourth-quarter profit by 19 percent, topping Wall Street expectations by a wide margin and offsetting weakness in the defense business.
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