Last year, Italian authorities called on 700 mercantile vessels to help rescue migrants.
FedEx filed to dismiss Justice Department charges of conspiracy to distribute controlled substances for its alleged role in transporting illegal prescription drugs, arguing that it is legally protected as a company that carries goods for the public.
Intel and Micron Technology said they are shipping samples of jointly designed chips that stack circuitry in layers to boost storage capacity rather than packing smaller components on to a flat square of silicon.
HBO is teaming up with Vice Media to launch a daily newscast, the two companies said Thursday.
Air China reported a 14% rise in 2014 profit, as strong growth in outbound travel demand and lower fuel prices more than offset foreign exchange-losses.
Superdry, the British brand known for the eponymous logos splashed across its lines of casual wear, has struck a deal that paves the way for it to expand in the U.S.
Scholastic reported a wider-than-expected loss in the February quarter as sales declines in some segments offset gains in its children’s book business.
Rosetta Stone Inc. said Thursday that Stephen Swad has resigned as chief executive and president, effective April 1, after holding the top executive spot since 2012.
ConAgra Foods Inc. raised its guidance for the year ending in May on Thursday after posting better-than-expected results in its latest quarter.
Thumb-drive maker SanDisk cut its revenue outlook for the year and current quarter, citing lower-than-expected sales of enterprise products and soft pricing in some areas of its business.
Monsanto is confronting some of its stiffest challenges in years, as it contends with criticism of biotech foods, farmers tightening their belts, and the WHO labeling its trademark weed killer as a potential carcinogen.
Hewlett-Packard Co. is nearing a deal to sell control of its data-networking business in China to Tsinghua Unigroup Ltd., according to people familiar with the matter.
The former chief executive of Brazil’s beleaguered state-run oil firm Petroleo Brasileiro SA said Thursday she is “ashamed” of allegations of bribery at a Petrobras project.
Pepsi-Cola supplanted Diet Coke as the No. 2 soda brand in the U.S. by volume in 2014 as Americans continued to flee diet soft drinks, according to industry data published Thursday.
Dutch authorities on Thursday raided an office of Uber Technologies Inc. in Amsterdam. Investigators focused their search on Uberpop, a cheap service that was banned by a Dutch court in December.
Panasonic has completed years of restructuring efforts and is moving forward with plans to achieve an ambitious revenue target, its chief executive says.
Telefónica has taken the plunge with a two-pronged stock sale to raise the cash to pay for part of its $7.96 billion takeover of Brazilian cable operator GVT from France’s Vivendi.
Brazilian construction firm Galvao Engenharia filed a request for bankruptcy protection, the second by a company alleged by authorities to have been involved in corruption at energy giant Petroleo Brasileiro.
PetroChina Co. has become the latest major global oil company to slash its spending plans for the coming year, after a global drop in oil prices led to a 17% fall in its 2014 net profit.
RadioShack’s chances of surviving bankruptcy are growing increasingly dim, as top-ranking lenders mounted a new challenge to the company-saving bid from hedge fund Standard General LP.
A judge on Thursday approved the restructuring plan of LightSquared, an elusive milestone for Philip Falcone’s ambitious wireless venture that went bankrupt nearly three years ago.
Chilean state-owned copper company Codelco said Thursday it had restarted operations at its Distrito Norte mines, which had been closed due to heavy rains and flooding.
French conglomerate Groupe Bolloré said Thursday it has again boosted its stake in Vivendi SA, bulking up the influence of chairman Vincent Bolloré as he faces a challenge from an activist shareholder.
Japan’s Fanuc, which helps make iPhones and Teslas, decides it’s time to open its doors after long eschewing quarterly briefings and other investor contacts.
Spanish oil company Repsol said its chairman and top executive for more than a decade, Antonio Brufau, plans to hand over his remaining executive powers to the company’s chief executive later this year.
Winnebago reported an unexpected decline in earnings in the February quarter as ongoing labor-related constraints and higher expenses offset shipment growth.
Accenture PLC said Thursday that it will take a larger-than-expected hit from foreign exchange this year, though the consulting giant raised its revenue growth target on a local currency basis.
Oil giant Royal Dutch Shell said it would cut 250 more U.K. North Sea jobs and make changes to shift patterns, as it continues to manage costs and improve the competitive performance of its operations around the world.
Toyota broke a two-year silence on a revamped manufacturing process—built on sharing components among vehicles—that it says will produce half its vehicles by 2020 and slash costs.
Lululemon Athletica Inc. gave a weak outlook for its current quarter and full year, despite posting better-than-expected results for its holiday quarter as traffic improved.