By BLAKE SOBCZAKAssociated Press
JERUSALEM (AP) - A U.S. investment firm has removed Caterpillar Inc. from three of its popular indexes that track socially responsible investments, citing concerns about the Israeli military's use of company bulldozers in the Palestinian
By ROBERT BARRAssociated Press
LONDON (AP) - Commodities trader Glencore International said Wednesday that it is considering changes in incentives for senior employees of Xstrata as a shareholder revolt over its proposed takeover of the mining company gathered steam
By ANGELA CHARLTON and GEIR MOULSONAssociated Press
PARIS (AP) - Germany's Chancellor Angela Merkel rallied Wednesday for a €130 billion ($162 billion) Europe-wide stimulus package in a gesture to French President Francois Hollande - but the two leaders remained at odds over
By CIARAN GILESAssociated Press
MADRID (AP) - The eurozone group of nations insisted Wednesday that the rescue loans for Spain's troubled banks would be channeled through the national government, adding to its sovereign debt. Madrid had petitioned to have it paid directly to
By MARI YAMAGUCHIAssociated Press
TOKYO (AP) - The power company behind Japan's nuclear crisis got support from shareholders Wednesday for a decision to take 1 trillion yen ($12.6 billion) in public funds that effectively nationalizes the utility.
By OOLUUN BATBAYARAssociated Press
ULAN BATOR, Mongolia (AP) - Mongolians vote for a new legislature this week facing a fortunate choice: How best can the landlocked, still poor country spend an expected windfall from its mining boom?
The main political parties
MANILA, Philippines (AP) - U.S. carmaker Ford Motor Co. says it will close its 13-year-old assembly plant in the Philippines at the end of the year.
Ford Group Philippines president Randy Krieger said Wednesday that the company "could not make a strong enough
By TOBY STERLINGAssociated Press
BRUSSELS (AP) - A European court on Wednesday upheld most of a massive fine levied against Microsoft by the European Commission's competition watchdog, closing a case against the software giant that began in 1998.
By ADAM SCHRECKAP Business Writer
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) - Dubai's shipyard operator Drydocks World signed a deal Wednesday to form a joint venture for its Asian operations with Singapore's Kuok Group as it tries to close a $2.2 billion debt restructuring
By PAMELA SAMPSONAP Business Writer
BANGKOK (AP) - Good news about the U.S. economy helped Asian stock markets rise Thursday, although lingering fears about Europe's ability to tame its debt turmoil kept gains in check.
U.S. government figures showed that