European shares closed higher on Thursday, after a business activity index showed the euro zone rebounded in July.
Social media giant Facebook reported bumper earnings growth on Wednesday, but some analysts have called into question how long the party will last.
China's manufacturing activity rose to an 18-month high in July, according to a private survey Thursday, as the government's stimulus measures worked their magic, consolidating a recovery in the world's second biggest economy.
The World Bank is "wrong" about how hard it is to do business in Ethiopia, Hailemariam Desalegn the country's prime minister has told CNBC.
An earnings deluge will hit the stock market Thursday, and analysts say that mostly good reports could continue to drive new highs.
The Kiwi was crushed as the country's central bank warned against the currency's strength following its decision to hike interest rates.
Yum severed ties with OSI Group after police detained five people from the supplier's meat-processing factory at the center of a food-safety scare.
July 23- Eight months ago in front of a crowd of food industry executives gathered at a fancy Chicago hotel, a top McDonald's Corp executive lauded the boss of meat supplier OSI Group for his dedication to the fast-food giant's "McFamily".
The federal government says 10.3 million adults have become newly insured since the launch of Obamacare last fall.
General Motors announced on Wednesday six more safety recalls on 717,950 U.S. vehicles.
EBay announced that the finest known copy of Superman's original appearance will be offered on the site in August.
Wasn't economic success supposed to bring peace? Israel's economy has grown 1,000% since 2001. Where's the peace?, asks Jake Novak.
I would bet inflationistas a truckload of scarce limes that inflation pressures are temporary and inflation is about to fall, says Ron Insana.
Facebook reported earnings and revenue that beat estimates in the second quarter, thanks to its robust mobile ad business.
Moody's downgraded the general obligation bonds of Atlantic City, New Jersey to "junk," citing the casino town's declining tax base.
When Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid went "nuclear" last winter, he just might have saved a major part of Obamacare from a huge challenge it faces.
Stocks mostly rose on Wednesday as investors weighed earnings and tracked global events.
An Ohio company ran into trouble for issuing "Made in the USA" labels without verifying products were made in the United States.
A TransAsia Airways plane crashed on its second attempt at landing during a thunderstorm, killing 47 people and setting buildings on fire.
The GAO said that 11 out of 12 fictitious applicants secured government subsidized healthcare. NBC News reports.