"All I know is that I disassociate from this," the company's former auditor told CNBC.
Stocks declined Thursday, tracking European shares, on worries about one of Portugal's top banks.
New U.S. claims for unemployment benefits fell last week to one of its lowest levels since before the 2007-09 recession.
Gold also gained support from India's decision to keep the import duty on gold unchanged at a record 10 percent in the budget, against expectations.
With the stock market recently at all-time highs, it's more attractive to sell than buy, said private-equity billionaire Wilbur Ross.
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The wildly popular "Game of Thrones" TV series could also help re-establish Croatia's reputation as a location for film making.
China hackers broke into networks that house information of federal employees, targeting employees who applied for top-secret security clearances.
AOL boss Tim Armstrong still loves his BlackBerry, and he tells CNBC other CEOs around the Sun Valley media and tech conference apparently do, too.
Global equity markets slumped Thursday amid concerns over U.S. economic growth and weaker-than-expected data from China and the euro zone.
U.S. stock index futures indicated a sharply lower open, despite relatively dovish minutes from the Fed, amid earnings caution.
European stocks ended the day lower with peripheral stocks leading the declines, as Portugal's PSI 20 Index fell over 4 percent.
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Indian PM Modi's new government unveiled a budget it said can revive growth after the longest slowdown in 25 years even while curbing borrowing.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi's first budget, due Thursday, will tell investors whether India's market has room to run.
People who long had the toughest time affording health insurance—young adults, Latinos and the poor—have seen big drops in their uninsured rates.
Poverty-stricken, traffic-clogged and crime-ridden aren't characteristics you would typically associate with costly cities.
Markets took some reassurance from the Fed's meeting minutes that while its bond buying is ending, the Fed will move slowly to raise interest rates.
Marc Faber expects the S&P to decline 30 percent because the global economy does not support current valuations.
Wendy's CEO Emil Brolick answered questions submitted by CNBC viewers, addressing labor costs and more.