ATLANTA, Oct 4- A dozen Pacific nations closed in on a sweeping free trade pact on Sunday in Atlanta after a breakthrough over how long a monopoly pharmaceutical companies should be given on new biotech drugs. The issue has pitted the United States, which has argued for longer protections, against Australia and five other delegations who say such measures would...» Read More
Private equity firm KKR & Co said it would acquire National Vision from buyout firm Berkshire Partners in a deal worth nearly $1 billion.
Internet company Google Inc bought a 5.94 percent stake in China's Lenovo Group last month for $750 million.
The National Retail Federation on Thursday projected U.S. retail industry sales will rise 4.1 percent this year, a bigger gain than in 2013, citing its expectation of faster economic growth and continued improvement in the job market in 2014.. Retail industry sales rose 3.7 percent last year, the NRF said.
Aston Martin is recalling most of its cars built since 2007 after discovering a Chinese supplier was using counterfeit plastic in a part.
Two of Hewlett-Packard's most powerful executives, until they were sidelined by CEO Meg Whitman, are preparing to leave the company soon.
Sony's plans to quit making personal computers after years of losses focus a spotlight on how it intends to fix its flagship TV division.
Time Inc is reorganizing itself and consolidating oversight as it prepares to spin off from its corporate parent Time Warner, according to a memo to staff.
Investors bet Hungary and Russia will be the next emerging economies forced to defend their currencies after India, Turkey and South Africa.
Pimco rose 1.35 percent in January after posting its worst annual loss since 1994 last year, preliminary data from Morningstar showed on Monday.
Daniel Loeb's hedge fund will be losing Rhode Island as a client after the state's pension fund found his Third Point too risky.
A Canadian National Railway train carrying fuel oil and other hazardous materials derailed and was leaking in southeast Mississippi on Friday, forcing the evacuation of nearby residents, officials said.
Tyson Foods said it expects pork supplies to drop 2-4 percent this fiscal year, raising wholesale prices, as a pig virus spreads.
A New York state judge approved most of Bank of America Corp's $8.5 billion settlement with investors in mortgage securities.
Samsung is fighting Apple's bid for a permanent sales ban on some Samsung smartphones, which Apple claims infringe on its patents.
While more than a quarter of US states owed more in pensions than revenues in 2012, but things are improving, Moody's reports.
The House of Representatives passed an controversial farm bill Wednesday that cuts spending by about $23 billion.
Long-term foreign investors say they are sticking with Thailand despite its political woes but the threat of worsening chaos may scare away new money.
"Ride Along," a buddy cop comedy starring Kevin Hart and Ice Cube, raced to the top of the weekend box office charts for the second week in a row, collecting $21.2 million in ticket sales.
Karl Slym, managing director of India's Tata Motors, died on Sunday after falling from a high floor of a hotel in Bangkok, the company said.
Michaels, the biggest U.S. arts and crafts retailer, said on Saturday it is working with federal law enforcement officials to investigate a possible data breach on its systems that process payment cards.