SAN FRANCISCO, Dec 12- Twitter Inc was forced to nix a change to its "block" feature on Thursday after attracting a wave of protest from users who said the new policy empowered perpetrators of online abuse.» Read More
A federal judge in Kansas City, Kansas, ordered Dow Chemical Co on Wednesday to pay $1.2 billion in a price-fixing case involving chemicals used to make foam products in cars.
General Electric Co and Boeing Co have alerted airlines about a potential problem with engines on Boeing's long-range 777 jumbo jet.
One-time hedge fund darling Apple was dropped by more famous hedge fund managers in the first quarter.
U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder said on Tuesday he had ordered the FBI to open a criminal probe in a growing scandal over the Internal Revenue Service's targeting of conservative political groups.
Fidelity Investments received permission from U.S. regulators to open its own actively managed exchange-traded funds.
Visa Europe, the European licensee of Visa Inc., has offered to cap its inter-bank credit card fees at 0.3 percent of transaction value for four years, the same level as the rival MasterCard network, to end a European Union competition investigation and stave off a possible fine.
Verizon Wireless said on Monday it would pay its parents Verizon Communications and Vodafone Group Plc a dividend of $7 billion in June.
President Barack Obama called the targeting of conservative groups by U.S. tax officials "outrageous" and said that any Internal Revenue Service employees involved would be held accountable.
Nokia lost almost 5 percentage points of market share in the first quarter. Worryingly overall sales of the cheaper feature phones were slowing, as consumers kept hold of their phones for longer.
CBOE won a long-running court battle to prevent rival International Securities Exchange from listing options on two key stock market indexes.
Elan stepped up its bid to keep its independence on Monday by agreeing a $1 billion deal to buy 21 percent of the royalties that U.S. company Theravance receives from GlaxoSmithKline.
India's IT watchdog is investigating how the computer systems of two companies that are part of the country's vast IT services industry were breached in a global ATM heist.
Group of Seven nations finance ministers agreed to tackle the issue of how to deal with failing banks and gave gave a green light to Japan's efforts to galvanize its economy.
Throughout Europe's debt crisis, northern European leaders have often said they will not stand for taxpayers having to fork out for other countries' problems, and the notion of "taxpayer-funded bailouts" has taken root.
Italy's new Prime Minister Enrico Letta won French backing on Wednesday for calls to spur economic growth alongside budget rigor.
Warren Buffett may be on safari for major acquisitions, which he likes to call elephants, but shareholders may wonder if his Berkshire Hathaway has become the biggest elephant in the room.
Fistfights broke out in Venezuela's parliament on Tuesday during an angry session linked to the South American nation's bitter election dispute.
Google and its auditor Ernst & Young will be called again to a British parliament committee to testify on tax and inconsistencies in the way Google portrays its activities in Britain.
Deutsche Bank said it will beef up its balance sheet with a 2.8 billion euro capital increase and unveiled forecast-beating first-quarter earnings following a wave of aggressive cost cuts.
China's central bank has been talking tough on currency reform while it has also intensified market intervention, highlighting the fine line it must walk in trying to liberalize the yuan.