Spanish jobless figure drops as economy picks up
Associated Press | October 23, 2014 3:42 amSpain's unemployment rate dropped to 23.7 percent in the third quarter from 24.5 percent in the previous three-month period thanks to a recovering economy and a bumper summer tourism season, official statistics showed Thursday.
Tesco chairman resigns after accounting scandal
Associated Press | October 23, 2014 3:36 amThe chairman of Tesco, the world's second-biggest retailer behind Walmart, announced his resignation Thursday amid an accounting scandal in which the company admitted it had overstated its projected profits.
European economic survey in surprise improvement
Associated Press | October 23, 2014 2:24 amA stronger than anticipated economic survey Thursday helped shore up European markets following a run of disappointing news that raised the specter of another recession across the 18-country eurozone.
Noteworthy ballot measures in upcoming election
Associated Press | October 23, 2014 2:12 amMore than 140 ballot measures will be decided by voters in 42 states in the Nov. 4 general election. Among the noteworthy subjects being addressed:___ABORTIONIn Colorado, a "personhood"...
Highlights of ballot initiatives voters to weigh
Associated Press | October 23, 2014 2:06 amLarge companies and national advocacy groups are putting millions of dollars in ads behind ballot measures this year, from questions about oil companies' profits in Alaska to recreational marijuana...
Credit Suisse Q3 profit more than doubles
Associated Press | October 23, 2014 2:01 amCredit Suisse's profits more than doubled in the third quarter as Switzerland's second-largest bank benefited from cost cutting, brisk business in emerging markets and the services it provides for wealthy clients.
Hyundai Motor's 3Q profit falls 28 percent
Associated Press | October 23, 2014 1:00 amHyundai Motor Co. said Thursday its profit sank nearly 30 percent for the July-September quarter, hurt by a stronger South Korean currency and weak sales growth in its home market.
Nokia turnaround since handset unit sale continues
Associated Press | October 23, 2014 12:31 amNokia appears to have turned around its fortunes after the sale of its ailing cellphone unit to Microsoft, reporting a third-quarter net profit of 747 million euros ($950 million), from a loss of 91 million euros a year earlier. Sales grew 13 percent.
Tablets, cars drive AT&T wireless gains_not phones
Associated Press | October 22, 2014 5:13 pmAT&T said it gained 2 million wireless subscribers in the latest quarter, but most were from cheaper non-phone services such as tablets and Internet-connected cars. The nation's second-largest wireless carrier is facing pricing pressure from smaller rivals T-Mobile and Sprint in a competitive environment in which most Americans already have a cellphone.
BofA to refund Apple Pay customers charged twice
Associated Press | October 22, 2014 2:54 pmBank of America apologized Wednesday for a double-billing glitch that affected some customers who made purchases with Apple Pay, the new mobile payments service that Apple launched this week.
Correction: Air Bag Recall story
Associated Press | October 22, 2014 2:25 pmIn a story Oct. 20 about an auto industry air bag recall, The Associated Press reported an incorrect age for Hien Thi Tran, who died after being severely injured in a Florida crash. She was 51 years old, not 46.
How the Dow Jones industrial average did Wednesday
Associated Press | October 22, 2014 2:24 pmStocks fell broadly on Wednesday, snapping a four-day winning streak for the Standard & Poor's 500 index, as investors shaken by recent swings in the market sold some of their holdings. A drop in the...
Google unveils app for managing Gmail inboxes
Associated Press | October 22, 2014 1:49 pmGoogle is introducing an application designed to make it easier for its Gmail users to find and manage important information that can often get buried in their inboxes.
EPA: Gas mileage inflated on 4 Mini Cooper models
Associated Press | October 22, 2014 1:49 pmThe U.S. government has told BMW to reduce the gas mileage estimates on the window stickers on four of its Mini Cooper models after an audit found the figures were overstated.
Six Flags and Yahoo are big market movers
Associated Press | October 22, 2014 1:30 pmStocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Wednesday on the New York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq Stock Market:
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