By By JOYCE M. ROSENBERG | January 28, 2015 9:01 amAs the cost of gasoline shrinks, small businesses think big
Shareholders OK tobacco firm Reynolds' deal to buy Lorillard
Associated Press | January 28, 2015 8:50 amCamel cigarette maker Reynolds American Inc.'s planned $25 billion takeover of Newport seller Lorillard Inc. is moving forward after shareholders approved the deal at special shareholder meetings Wednesday.
Anthem raises dividend almost 43 pct, tops 4Q forecasts
Associated Press | January 28, 2015 8:44 amAnthem has hiked its quarterly cash payout to shareholders by nearly 43 percent to keep up with its rising stock price after edging past Wall Street forecasts for the recently completed fourth quarter.
Nintendo's nine-month profit jumps on cheap yen
Associated Press | January 28, 2015 8:06 amNintendo reported a nearly six-fold increase in profit for the first three quarters of the fiscal year Wednesday and raised its earnings forecast as a cheap yen masked weak sales.
Nissan recalls SUVs to fix electrical shorts, hood latches
Associated Press | January 28, 2015 7:42 amNissan is recalling nearly 768,000 SUVs worldwide to fix faulty hood latches and electrical shorts that could cause fires.
Ford recalls cars, vans for door latch and seat belt trouble
Associated Press | January 28, 2015 7:36 amFord is recalling more than 221,000 cars and vans to fix problems with door latches and seat belts.
Fiat Chrysler earnings drop on Chrysler purchase
Associated Press | January 28, 2015 7:12 amCarmaker Fiat Chrysler reported a two-thirds drop in 2014 earnings due mainly to costs of acquiring the final stake of U.S. carmaker Chrysler.
Boeing reports 4Q profit of $1.47 billion on airplane sales
Associated Press | January 28, 2015 7:12 amDemand for commercial jets 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.
Russian government details spending cuts in view of crisis
Associated Press | January 28, 2015 7:12 amThe Russian government, facing its worst economic crisis in a decade, on Wednesday detailed how it intends to cut spending over the next three years in all parts of the economy except military and social programs.
Shake Shack raises projected price range for its IPO
Associated Press | January 28, 2015 6:13 amShake Shack increased the projected price range for its initial public offering of stock in the burger chain.
German consumer confidence at 13-year high
Associated Press | January 28, 2015 5:42 amGerman consumer confidence is at a 13-year high, buoyed by a rise in disposable income due to collapsing fuel and heating oil costs, a closely-watches survey showed Wednesday.
China's yuan joins top 5 most-used global currencies
Associated Press | January 28, 2015 5:06 amChina's yuan has become one of the five most widely used currencies in global payments, an international financial transactions agency announced Wednesday.
CommScope buying some of TE Connectivity ops for about $3B
Associated Press | January 28, 2015 5:01 amCommScope is buying TE Connectivity's telecom, enterprise and wireless businesses for about $3 billion, which will help diversify its operations and broaden its geographic reach.
Electrolux swings to profit despite sagging income in US
Associated Press | January 28, 2015 3:24 amHome appliance maker Electrolux swung to a profit in the fourth quarter, citing cost cuts and rising sales.
H&M posts rise in quarterly profit, plans 400 new stores
Associated Press | January 28, 2015 3:24 amSwedish fashion retailer Hennes & Mauritz says its earnings rose by 12 percent in the fourth quarter, boosted by expansion in the United States and China.
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