FRANKFURT, Sept 5- Ousted Volkswagen chairman Ferdinand Piech prevented Chief Executive Martin Winterkorn from fulfilling his ambition to become chairman, showing the patriarch's continuing influence behind the scenes, two respected German publications reported. Weekly magazine Spiegel and the Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung said the...» Read More
U.S. cleaning products maker Clorox reported better-than-expected quarterly sales and adjusted profit, helped by strong demand for household products.
AbbVie reported strong earnings on demand for its Humira drug and said it could deliver strong long-term growth without another big merger bid.
Garmin, a maker of GPS-based devices, reported better-than-expected quarterly revenue and profit as demand surged for its fitness products.
Hershey cut its full-year earnings and revenue growth forecasts, citing higher dairy prices, a stronger dollar and weak sales growth in some markets.
Panera Bread on Tuesday lowered its full-year earnings forecast as it works to speed up service at its popular bakery cafes.
WellPoint's profit beat expectations as the company's customer numbers grew due Medicaid growth and new subsidized individual health plans.
Italy's Treasury has not ruled out extending repayment deadlines on hundreds of millions of euros in state aid to help troubled lender Banca Monte dei Paschi di Siena, a person close to the matter said.
TD Ameritrade said profit climbed 5.5 percent on a jump in net new assets, and forecast asset growth of 7 to 11 percent in 2015.
Whirlpool posted a higher profit on increased sales of its washers and dryers, cooktops, stoves, and refrigerators in North America and Europe.
Coach reported a better-than-expected profit, helped by strong demand for its products in China, sending its shares up in premarket trading.
Twitter's efforts to improve engagement and growth rates are taking longer than expected, prompting a wave of rating and target cuts on the stock.
Blackstone, the world's largest private equity investor in real estate, is preparing to seek around $13 billion for its next flagship fund.
Franklin Resources on Monday reported fiscal fourth-quarter profit of $640.6 million.
Seagate Technology reported an 8.5 percent rise in revenue, helped by higher demand for its personal computer and cloud storage products.
Shares in TNT Express, one of Europe's largest package delivery companies, slumped to all-time lows after the company reported a 56 million euro loss.
Ukraine's Petro Poroshenko hailed a victory for pro- Europe parties in an election, saying the vote showed people backed his pro-Western course.
Business confidence in Germany has dropped again as concerns over the turmoil in Ukraine and elsewhere continue to take their toll.
The average price of U.S. retail gasoline dropped to the lowest level in nearly four years, driven by plunging oil prices, the Lundberg survey said.
Iraqi forces and Shi'ite militias seized control of a strategic town near Baghdad from ISIS, after heavy coalition air strikes.
Sports apparel maker Under Armour reported slowing quarterly growth in its apparel business, sending its shares down about 6 percent in early trading.