• *Helps banks to navigate restrictions in Turkey, Algeria. In January, Dubai- based Noor Islamic Bank changed its name to Noor Bank. Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank, the emirate's largest sharia-compliant lender, now plans to call itself Abu Dhabi International Bank when operating abroad.

  • Burger King sells gay pride Whopper Tuesday, 1 Jul 2014 | 7:50 PM ET
    The Proud Whopper by Burger King

    Burger King has concocted yet another way to have it your way: a gay pride burger.

  • Burger King sells 'Proud Whopper' in San Francisco Tuesday, 1 Jul 2014 | 6:01 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Burger King is celebrating gay pride with a message on its Whopper wrappers. The marketing effort is part of Burger King's push to connect with customers in a more meaningful way, particularly with the younger individuals fast-food chains are known for courting.

  • Quiznos emerges from bankruptcy Tuesday, 1 Jul 2014 | 9:48 AM ET

    DENVER— Quiznos said Tuesday that it has emerged from bankruptcy after restructuring its finances. CEO Stuart Mathis said it plans to increase sales by revitalizing the brand and reinforcing itself as a place for a "fresh, high-quality and great-tasting alternative to traditional fast food offerings."

  • NEW YORK, June 30- Even as BlackRock Inc is set to amass $1 trillion in exchange-traded fund assets in its iShares business, U.S. retail investors increasingly prefer to send their money to low-cost leader Vanguard Group, highlighting a weak spot for the world's biggest money manager.

  • SYDNEY, June 30- The Australian unit of Chinese agribusiness COFCO Corp will stop selling sugar through an industry-owned marketing body from 2017, part of a shake up of the export model in the world's third-largest shipper of raw sweetener.

  • NEW YORK, June 27- Bumble Bee Foods is preparing a sale process that could value North America's largest producer and marketer of canned tuna and sardines at as much as $1.5 billion, according to people familiar with the matter.

  • Still time to get travel bargains for July 4 Friday, 27 Jun 2014 | 9:25 AM ET
    Atlantic City, New Jersey, hosts one of the largest fireworks displays in the United States.

    Hotel and air rates in many destinations are either flat or lower than 2013, but July 4 travel is up for a third year in a row.

  • SEATTLE, June 19- Microsoft Corp's new chief executive, Satya Nadella, likes to boast that Bing is growing and powers 30 percent of the Internet search market, making it a worthy competitor to Google Inc..

  • Ikea ‘crushes’ blogger in trademark spat Thursday, 19 Jun 2014 | 6:56 AM ET

    Jules Yap might be Ikea's biggest fan, but the owner of a site that shows users how to modify Ikea furniture, is in conflict with the chain.

  • WASHINGTON, June 18- T-Mobile US Inc said on Wednesday it's offering at least a million cellphone users the chance to use an Apple Inc iPhone in a free one-week trial of the No. 4 U.S. wireless carrier's network with unlimited access.

  • WASHINGTON, June 18- U.S. senators heavily criticized the marketing practices of e-cigarette companies on Wednesday, saying their use of glamorous models, celebrities and cartoon characters attracts children and risks creating a new generation of nicotine addicts at a time when traditional smoking rates are declining.

  • June 17- Adobe Systems Inc, the maker of Photoshop and Acrobat software, reported better-than-expected quarterly profit and revenue, helped by higher subscription sales of its Creative Cloud and Marketing Cloud suites.

  • Has Twitter cracked ad sales?     Tuesday, 17 Jun 2014 | 11:14 AM ET

    Kara Swisher, Re/code co-executive editor, discusses Twitter's attempt to boost ad sales and become a "friend" of television.

  • *To enter Korea, Hong Kong, Southeast Asia from next year. TOKYO, June 17- Japan's Fast Retailing Co Ltd aims to establish its GU clothing brand in neighbouring markets before tackling the West in a few years' time with the low-priced cousin of casual marque Uniqlo.

  • NEW YORK, June 16- Private equity firms Leonard Green& Partners LP and CVC Capitals Partners Ltd are in advanced talks to acquire consumer marketing company Advantage Sales& Marketing Inc for more than $4 billion, people familiar with the matter said on Monday.

  • June 16- A drug approved to prevent rejection of transplanted kidneys significantly reduced relapses of multiple sclerosis in a late stage-trial sponsored by Biogen Idec and AbbVie Inc, but serious infections and potential liver toxicity continued to cloud the drug's future.

  • WASHINGTON, June 12- The U.S. Supreme Court ruled on Thursday that drink producer POM Wonderful can sue over allegations that Coca-Cola Co has misled consumers over its marketing of Minute Maid pomegranate blueberry juice.

  • Bourbon, marketing score tourists for 2nd-tier cities Saturday, 7 Jun 2014 | 12:07 PM ET
    Portland, Oregon

    As travel rebounds, second-tier U.S. cities, looking to grow arrivals and receipts, are wooing both developers and travelers—even overseas.

  • Mexican iFone to seek damages after iPhone ruling Friday, 6 Jun 2014 | 3:09 PM ET

    MEXICO CITY, June 6- Mexican telecommunications company iFone said on Friday, after winning a trademark ruling, it aims to seek damages from three local cellphone providers for using the Apple brand iPhone to sell services.