*Ryanair's shares rise after airline's profits surge. LONDON, May 26- European stock markets stumbled on Tuesday, as Greece's debt problems and a battering for Spain's government in local elections offset a rise in airline shares. Irish airline Ryanair surged 6.3 percent after posting higher profits.» Read More
General Motors Chief Executive Dan Akerson could step down as early as next year, according to people close to the matter.
Boeing Co. machinists soundly rejected a new labor contract on Wednesday that would have let them build the company's newest jetliner in Washington.
Shares of textbook rental company Chegg, whose staff includes a former Yahoo executive, slump in the IPO off its quoted price of $12.50 each.
Treasury said it raised another $1.2 billion in October from the sale of shares in General Motors as it reduces its stake in the No. 1 US automaker.
Francis Bacon's painting "Three Studies of Lucian Freud" became the most expensive work of art ever sold when it fetched $142.4 million.
A Reuters study found that Iran's Ayatollah Khamenei controls a massive financial empire built from property seizures from ordinary Iranians.
Transocean said it reached an agreement with Carl Icahn.
Fed. Chairman Ben Bernanke said on Friday that there was still an "awful lot of slack" in the labor market, but said that economic data doesn't provide an accurate measure.
McDonald's Corp reported lower-than-expected comparable-restaurant sales for October as sales fell in Japan.
NYPD has denied that its commissioner, Ray Kelly, was in talks with JPMorgan Chase about a senior role in security at the bank.
Russia's economy will perform far worse than forecast over the next two decades, lagging global growth, business daily Vedomosti reported on Thursday.
A jump in advertising sales powered AOL's third quarter results past Wall Street's expectations, the company said on Tuesday.
British construction picked up speed last month, unexpectedly growing at its fastest pace since September 2007, a survey of purchasing managers showed on Monday.
Zurich Insurance said investigations found no indication that the company's former CFO who committed suicide suffered any "undue pressure."
Activity in China's services sector expanded at the fastest pace in 13 months, though activity in some important areas including new orders slowed.
"Ender's Game," the tale of children recruited to wage war against an enemy race, won the weekend box office battle, defeating "Last Vegas."
Even as the euro zone shows faint signs of stirring, the ECB is likely to send a dovish message that more monetary help will be on the way.
Shares of Container Store Group doubled in its market debut on the NYSE, after pricing at $18 a share, valuing the company at about $1.63 billion.
The union representing German journalists advised its members on Thursday to stop using Google and Yahoo because of reported snooping by U.S. and British intelligence.
A woman testing a prototype Google Glass was ticketed in San Diego for driving wearing the glasses with a built-in computer and miniature display.