By TOBY STERLINGAssociated Press
AMSTERDAM (AP) - Rescuers called off search efforts for six missing crewmen Thursday from a cargo ship that sank in the North Sea after a collision with another vessel. The presumed death toll is 11 - taking into account the missing and five bodies found so far
LONDON (AP) - Aircraft and marine engine-maker Rolls-Royce says it has given information to Britain's Serious Fraud Office, which is investigating alleged bribery and corruption in Indonesia and China.
Rolls-Royce said Thursday that the outcome of the investigation is uncertain but could lead
PARIS (AP) - French retailer PPR is selling its American plus-size clothing business to two private equity firms.
The company behind Gucci has been jettisoning its retail businesses in recent months and doubling down on its luxury brands, which have remained resilient despite slowing global growth
PARIS (AP) - Unemployment in France has edged up again, reaching 10.3 percent in the third quarter.
The national statistics agency Insee also said Thursday that youth unemployment jumped more than a percentage point in the quarter to 24.9 percent. The national rate was up from 10.2 percent in the
By By YURI KAGEYAMAAP Business Writer
TOKYO (AP) - Influential scientists who help set Japan's radiation exposure limits have for years had trips paid for by the country's nuclear plant operators to attend overseas meetings of the world's top academic group on radiation safety.
By By ALEX VEIGAAP Real Estate Writer
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Sales of U.S. homes facing foreclosure are on the rise and outpacing sales of bank-owned homes, a reflection of stepped up efforts this year by lenders to avoid foreclosing on homes with mortgages gone unpaid.
In the third quarter, sales of
By By SAMANTHA CRITCHELLAP Fashion Writer
NEW YORK (AP) - Emerald is no longer green with envy. The rich, vibrant shade is Pantone LLC's Color of the Year for 2013, beating out all the other shades of the rainbow.
The company, which creates and matches colors for the fashion, home and
By By DAVID McHUGHAP Business Writer
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) - The European Central Bank is unlikely to offer any further help for Europe's sagging economy Thursday after already lowering interest rates to record lows and calming the region's debt crisis with its plan to buy the bonds
BEIJING (AP) - State media say that China will allow most foreign visitors to stay in Beijing for three days without a visa if they are heading on to another country, a policy meant to boost tourism and smooth the way for transiting passengers and business travelers.
The China Daily newspaper said
NEW YORK (AP) - Standard & Poor's has lowered Greece's credit rating to "selective default" in light of its offer to buy back bonds at well below their face value.
Greece has announced plans to spend up to $13 billion on the buyback in a bid to bring its staggering debt load under