By DAVE CARPENTERAP Business Writer
CHICAGO (AP) - H&R Block said Tuesday its fiscal fourth-quarter profit declined 11 percent from a year ago on slightly lower revenue and costs from restructuring.
Despite preparing a record number of tax returns, the
By LINDA A. JOHNSONAP Business Writer
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - Swiss drugmaker Roche Holding AG said Tuesday it will close its former U.S. headquarters, a sprawling facility where the groundbreaking drugs Valium and interferon were invented.
The move is part of a
BERLIN (AP) - Egan-Jones credit ratings agency says it has downgraded Germany by one notch from AA- to A+ and has issued a negative watch for the country's sovereign debt amid Europe's lingering debt crisis.
The U.S. company cited Germany's implicit
By The Associated Press
GOVERNMENT TURMOIL: Greece's new coalition government suffered another setback as the second Cabinet member in two days quit. And the prime minister is recovering from a serious eye operation, leaving him unable to attend a European Union leaders
By MICHELLE LOCKEFor The Associated Press
Maybe it's the ad's strikingly handsome spokesman dressed in fireman's gear. Maybe it's the fact that his shirt has a winsome habit of disappearing, revealing sculpted pecs. Maybe it's the beret-wearing kitten he
By MENELAOS HADJICOSTISAssociated Press
NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) - Cyprus has yet to figure out how much European Union bailout money it will ask for to prop up its Greece-exposed banking sector and ailing economy, the eurozone country's finance minister said Tuesday
By DAVID KOENIGAP Airlines Writer
DALLAS (AP) - Flight attendants and mechanics at American Airlines want to resume contract talks as a deadline nears for a federal judge to rule on whether the airline can impose its own terms on workers.
Separately, the pilots
By The Associated Press
A government auction of $35 billion in two-year notes drew weak demand from investors Tuesday, a sign that their thirst for safe investments might be sated for now.
The Treasury Department auctioned the notes to yield 0.313 percent. That
LONDON (AP) - Britain borrowed 17.9 billion pounds ($27.9 billion) in May, official figures showed Tuesday - a much higher figure than the market expected and likely to raise questions about whether the government can achieve its full-year target.
GENEVA (AP) - Swiss drugmaker Roche Holding AG has announced plans to cut 1,000 jobs in the United States by closing a research and development site in New Jersey.
The Basel, Switzerland-based company says its closure of the site in Nutley, N.J., is "expected to