By COSTAS KANTOURISAssociated Press
THESSALONIKI, Greece (AP) - Dozens of Greek anti-austerity protesters forced their way into an exhibition site where Greek and German government officials were holding a conference Thursday, with some demonstrators almost breaking into the meeting before
By CHRIS BRUMMITAssociated Press
HO CHI MINH CITY, Vietnam (AP) - The Australian salesman flashed up a slide of a black Rolls Royce and pitched enticingly to a roomful of Vietnamese students facing an uncertain economic future: join me in selling anti-aging products and the car - and much more
MOSCOW (AP) - Russian gas company Gazprom has formally agreed to build a costly pipeline that would deliver Russian gas to large parts of Europe.
The South Stream pipeline - funded by Gazprom, Italy's Eni, France's EdF and Germany's Wintershall - is due to start operating in 2015,
AMSTERDAM (AP) - Royal Ahold NV, the Dutch operator of the U.S. Stop & Shop and Giant supermarket chains, says third quarter earnings fell sharply due to higher tax costs.
In its biggest market, the U.S., Ahold's like-for-like sales excluding gasoline fell 1.5 percent to $5.9 billion and
AMSTERDAM (AP) - Royal KPN NV says it has agreed to sell its network of broadcasting towers for mobile telephony in Germany to American Tower Corp. of the U.S. for €393 million (around $500 million).
KPN, the Netherlands' largest telecommunications company, also is the third-largest mobile
By ROBERT BARRAssociated Press
LONDON (AP) - British oil company BP said Thursday it is in advanced talks with U.S. agencies about settling criminal and other claims from the Gulf of Mexico well blowout two years ago.
In a statement, BP said "no final agreement has yet been reached" and that
By SARAH DiLORENZOAP Business Writer
PARIS (AP) - France narrowly avoided falling into recession in the third quarter, official figures showed Thursday, but analysts warn the rebound may be short-lived.
The French economy, Europe's second-largest, hasn't recorded growth since the third
By KELVIN CHANAP Business Writer
HONG KONG (AP) - Global gold demand fell in the third quarter as investors bought fewer bars and coins and buyers in China held back because of an economic slowdown, an industry group said Thursday.
About 1,085 metric tons of gold was sold worldwide in the three
By JUSTIN POPEAP Education Writer
Modest good news for college students: An annual survey predicts employers will increase hiring of new 4-year college graduates about 5 percent in the coming year. Demand for graduates with associate's degrees is expected to increase more sharply - by about
By The Associated Press
Oil prices fell below $86 a barrel Thursday as investors focused on global economic issues, including the so-called "fiscal cliff" in the U.S.
Benchmark U.S. crude dropped by 87 cents to finish at $85.45 per barrel in New York. Brent crude, used to price many kinds of