The number of people without jobs in the eurozone rose for the second straight month in October, while the annual rate of inflation fell further below the European Central Bank’s target in November, increasing the likelihood policy makers will soon take more aggressive stimulus measures.
The EPA proposed lower limits for ground-level ozone, or smog, in the atmosphere, setting in motion the latest in a series of far-reaching federal pollution restrictions.
Tired of flushing money away, British Airways parent IAG has sought to cut costs in unusual places, like its lavatories.
Rio Tinto PLC said it was committed to giving significantly more money back to shareholders in 2015 despite a sharp slide in iron-ore prices.
An increasing number of companies in Thailand, including many in the auto industry, are rolling out apprenticeship programs aimed at beefing up the country’s workforce.
French and German officials called on EU officials to take a fresh look at the competitive and tax behaviors of big U.S. Internet companies in a push for greater regulation.
Two companies owned by Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim will invest up to 700 million euros ($875.4 million) in FCC in exchange for 25.6% of the debt-laden Spanish builder.
Rémy Cointreau said net profit fell 25% in the first half of its financial year as the French drinks maker continues to battle a slump in demand from Chinese consumers.
Real-estate investment trust American Realty Capital Properties Inc. said Wednesday that its board hasn’t yet determined when its annual shareholders meeting will take place.
Standard General has agreed to give up some of its potential stake in a recapitalized RadioShack in exchange for four board seats, a move that could help the struggling electronics chain stave off a bankruptcy filing.
As BHP Billiton executives work on plans to slim down their business, their counterparts at Rio Tinto are taking a different tack.
American Industrial Partners bets it can transform ’water-jet technology,’ which slices through glass, metal and granite, into a bigger and faster-growing business.
Europe’s unemployment crisis has compelled hundreds of thousands of people to try to reinvent themselves as entrepreneurs. But these inexperienced business operators are flying into harsh headwinds.
Outbrain, a pioneer in native advertising—ads that are meant to be more integrated into a website—filed confidentially earlier this month for preliminary approval to list on the Nasdaq Stock Market.
European politicians are poised to approve a new generation of lower-cost rockets, partly in response to competition from U.S. launch providers, government and aerospace-industry officials on both sides of the Atlantic say.
Honda recalled a batch of Accord passenger cars in 2002 for Takata Corp. air bags at risk of rupturing, well before the company has said it first learned of injuries.
Coca-Cola and SABMiller have struck a new multimillion-dollar brand and bottling deal as the companies, two of the world’s biggest drinks makers, eye a bigger share of the African beverage market.
Toyota Motor Corp. says the recent case of a Takata Corp.-made air bag inflater exploding in Japan happened in a Toyota vehicle.
Rio Tinto PLC approved a $350 million extension at a remote subarctic diamond mine in Canada that the resources group controls with Dominion Diamond.
Avanir Pharmaceuticals, which previously said the FDA had questions about “human factor” study data for a migraine treatment, said it will provide new data.
Novartis said an important new drug for treating heart failure has been granted an accelerated review by European authorities, improving its chances of approval in Europe next year.
Two music publishers are suing Cox Communications, saying the cable company is deliberately turning a blind eye to illegal downloading by its broadband subscribers.
The U.S. economy has grown strongly since stumbling at the beginning of the year. The holiday shopping season will help determine if 2014 ends with a bang.
Lion Group, the parent of Indonesian discount carrier Lion Air, placed a US$1 billion order with European aircraft maker ATR for 40 additional planes.
German power utility E.ON has agreed to sell its Spanish assets to Australia’s Macquarie Group and Kuwait’s sovereign-wealth fund in a deal worth $3.1 billion.
Oil prices fell to four-year lows as the outcome of a crucial OPEC meeting remained unclear.
The European Parliament overwhelmingly approved a resolution that calls for a possible breakup of Google Inc., brushing aside last-minute objections from the U.S. Congress that the move risked politicizing an antitrust investigation.
Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is cutting nearly 30 directors and midlevel managers in China, where the retailer is pushing to contain costs and improve slumping sales.
Salesforce.com gave Chief Executive Marc Benioff a nearly 8% raise in salary and target bonus and awarded him stock options with an indicated value of roughly $33 million.
The largest mobile-phone operator in Sierra Leone and Gambia is hoping to sell a stake in the company, which is valued by the owner at up to $1.5 billion.