BEIJING, June 20- Activity in China's vast manufacturing sector weakened further in June to a 9- month low as new orders faltered, a preliminary survey of purchasing managers showed on Thursday, reinforcing signs of tepid economic growth in the second quarter.» Read More
A teaser for Mercedes-Benz showcasing a supermodel's body has already drawn the ire of some media watchdogs.
SEATTLE, Feb 1- A Seattle- bound Alaska Airlines flight made an emergency landing in Oregon after its veteran pilot passed out in the passenger cabin, in the second such fainting spell involving the U.S. carrier in 10 days, the airline said on Friday.
SAN FRANCISCO, Feb 1- Amazon.com Inc said on Friday that it struck an exclusive deal to distribute seasons of the hit TV show "Downton Abbey" to members of its subscription-based video streaming service.
NEW YORK, Feb 1- Michael Dell, the chief executive and founder of the world's No. 3 PC maker, is negotiating taking Dell Inc private together with his partners at $13 to $14 per share, two people familiar with the matter said on Friday.
Feb 1- Tyson Foods Inc, the largest U.S. meat company, raised its full-year revenue forecast above analysts' average estimate as strong beef and chicken prices help offset grain costs pushed higher by last summer's historic U.S. drought.
*Pemex a byword in Mexico for accidents and oil theft. MEXICO CITY, Feb 1- Rescue workers on Friday pulled out more bodies from debris at the headquarters of Mexican state oil giant Pemex, where an explosion that killed at least 32 people has thrown a spotlight back on the state-run company's poor safety record.
Net income for Franklin's fiscal first quarter through Dec. 31 totaled $516.1 million, or $2.42 per share, compared with $480.8 million, or $2.20 per share, a year earlier, the San Mateo, California- based firm said. Investors lauded the results, sending shares of Franklin up $2.09, or 1.5 percent, to $138.97 on the New York Stock Exchange.
NEW YORK, Feb 1- U.S. stocks hit five-year highs and the Nasdaq rose 1 percent on Friday, after jobs and manufacturing data showed the economy's sluggish recovery is still on track. The Dow Jones industrial average gained 135.05 points, or 0.97 percent, to 13,995.63. The Nasdaq Composite Index advanced 31.27 points, or 1.00 percent, to 3,173.40.
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WASHINGTON, Feb 1- The U.S. economy is on track for a better performance this year and improving growth will put the Federal Reserve in a position to slow or halt its massive bond-buying program, a top central bank official said on Friday.
LONDON, Feb 1- European shares inched up on Friday, as investors took advantage of the past two sessions' losses to snap up equities more cheaply, reassured by a run of solid data from China, Europe and the United States.
JPMorgan's Global Manufacturing PMI, produced with research and supply management organisations, rose to 51.5 in January from December's 50.1, above the 50- mark that divides growth from contraction for the second straight month.
MILAN, Feb 1- Autogrill, the world's biggest airport retailer, may split its business in two, a move that could help revive its main food operation and lead to a merger for the retail division. The announcement of the possible split, which has been the subject of market speculation for the last two years, sent Autogrill shares to their highest since May 2011.
NEW YORK, Feb 1- Prices for U.S. The January ISM was quite encouraging for both output and employment prospects ahead, "said Andrew Wilkinson, chief economic strategist with Miller Tabak& Co. LLC.
BRUSSELS, Feb 1- Anheuser-Busch InBev could salvage its plan to take full control of Grupo Modelo by keeping its sights on the lucrative market in Mexico and letting others brew Corona destined for the United States.
Feb 1- Mattel Inc, the maker of Barbie dolls and Hot Wheels cars, is raising prices globally as it looks to rebound from a lackluster holiday selling season plagued by concerns about the U.S. economy.
*Dow hits 14,000 for first time since Oct 2007. NEW YORK, Feb 1- U.S. stocks hit five-year highs on Friday after jobs and manufacturing data showed the economy's sluggish recovery is still on track. "All the data seems to keep pointing to a slowly, steadily improving economy," said Eric Kuby, chief investment officer at North Star Investment Management Corp in Chicago.
NEW YORK, Feb 1- The dollar fell to a 14- month low against the euro on Friday after U.S. jobs data reaffirmed expectations the Federal Reserve will maintain its stimulative policy and as euro zone factories had their best month in almost a year.
*U.S. and European stocks get a lift, MSCI world index higher. The MSCI world equity index was up 0.4 percent, having strengthened earlier on factory activity surveys for January in China and in the euro zone, which increased optimism over the global growth outlook. "
*U.S. and European stocks get a lift, MSCI world index higher. The MSCI world equity index was up 0.4 percent, having strengthened earlier on factory activity surveys for January in China and the euro zone, which increased optimism over the global growth outlook. "