By ADAM GELLER and MEGHAN BARRAssociated Press
NEW YORK (AP) - Subways started running again in much of New York City on Thursday for the first time since Superstorm Sandy, but traffic at bridges backed up for miles, long lines formed at gas stations, and big crowds waited impatiently for buses
By TOBY STERLINGAssociated Press
AMSTERDAM (AP) - Royal Dutch Shell PLC saw its core earnings fall 15 percent in the third quarter on the back of lower oil and gas prices and insisted that its strategy to boost production was on track despite failing to strike oil in Alaska before the onset of
By SANDY SHOREAP Business Writer
The price of oil is rising as operations at refineries and supply terminals in the Northeast remain restricted three days after Superstorm Sandy.
Benchmark oil gained 60 cents Thursday to $86.84 per barrel in New York.
Power outages are hampering refineries,
By PAN PYLASAP Business Writer
LONDON (AP) - Chinese shares led global markets higher on Thursday after surveys showed the country's manufacturing sector is improving and ahead a raft of U.S. jobs data that could affect to race to the White House.
Investors were breathing a sigh of relief
By FARID HOSSAINAssociated Press
JHARABARSHA, Bangladesh (AP) - Amina Begum had never seen a computer until a few years ago, but now she's on Skype regularly with her husband. A woman on a bicycle brings the Internet to her.
Dozens of "Info Ladies" bike into remote Bangladeshi villages with
BEIJING (AP) - The Chinese government's main sovereign wealth fund said Thursday it has bought a 10 percent stake in the operator of London's Heathrow Airport, expanding its investments in British infrastructure.
China Investment Corp. gave no financial details but Ferrovial, the Spanish
BEIJING (AP) - The Chinese government's main sovereign wealth fund says it has bought a 10 percent stake in the operator of London's Heathrow Airport, expanding its investments in British infrastructure.
China Investment Corp. gave no financial details Thursday but Ferrovial, the Spanish
By MITCH WEISSAssociated Press
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - On the eve of the 2012 elections, The Associated Press interviewed dozens of Americans to try to gauge the economic mood of the nation. People were asked about jobs, housing, gas prices, retirement and other issues. Among them was Ray Arvin
TOKYO (AP) - The Tokyo Stock Exchange has slapped a fine of 200 million yen ($2.5 million) against Nomura Securities Co. as penalty for an insider trading scandal, in which top executives resigned at the Japanese brokerage.
The fine, imposed Wednesday, was the highest ever by the exchange. It
By JOE McDONALDAP Business Writer
BEIJING (AP) - China's manufacturing improved in October, adding to signs the world's second-largest economy might be recovering from its deepest slump since the 2008 global crisis, two business surveys showed Thursday.
The state-sanctioned China