*Coal producers down as Beijing orders curbs on oversupply. HONG KONG, Aug 21- Hong Kong and China shares weakened on Thursday after a preliminary private survey showed growth in China's vast factory sector slowed to a three-month low in August, reinforcing concerns about increasing softness in the economy.» Read More
OPEC predicted world oil demand will grow more quickly in the rest of 2013, indicating the group can keep pumping more oil than the ouptut target it set out last month.
The U.S. Senate is preparing to cast the first votes in the full Senate on a landmark bill that offers the best chance in decades to remake the nation's immigration system.
The BOJ will consider taking further steps to curb any spike in bond yields when it debates policy on Tuesday, with the recent market turbulence threatening its stimulus plan.
SoftBank is in talks with Deutsche Telekom over a possible deal for T-Mobile US, as the Japanese company looks for alternatives if its $20.1 billion deal with Sprint Nextel falls apart.
The Obama administration is under pressure from large corporations and a senior U.S. senator to revisit oversight of Chinese corporate audits at upcoming summit meetings.
Royalty Pharma raised its hostile bid for Irish drug firm Elan to a potential $8 billion on Friday, coming back for the third time after just 7.5 percent of shareholders accepted the last offer.
A misfired email from an IRS employee in Cincinnati alerted a number of Washington IRS officials that extra scrutiny was being placed on conservative groups in July 2010.
On the site of a former military golf course where President Dwight Eisenhower once played, the future of U.S. warfare is rising.
China's new leaders have adopted a greater tolerance for a slowdown in the economy than their predecessors and are likely to allow quarterly growth to slip as far as 7 percent before triggering fresh stimulus.
Tesco, the world's third-biggest retailer, slipped back to an underlying sales decline in the U.K. in the first quarter, raising doubts about a costly recovery plan for its home market.
Conservative groups delivered an emotional plea for Washington to rein in government overreach.
Software maker Salesforce.com will buy marketing software provider ExactTarget for about $2.5 billion in cash.
Bank of America's proposed $8.5 billion settlement offers investors more than they are likely to get if they go to trial, a lawyer argued Monday.
Sell in May? They certainly did in emerging markets. But unlike in the old adage, they are likely to sell in June and July too.
Turkish police detained 939 people in 90 different demonstrations across Turkey, interior minister Muammer Guler said on Saturday.
OPEC oil exporters agreed on Friday to leave output policy unchanged on Friday as oil held around the group's preferred level of $100 a barrel.
Dell urged shareholders on Friday to vote for the $24.4 billion buyout offer led by founder and Chief Executive Michael Dell at a special meeting on July 18.
Motorola plans to launch a new, made-in-the-U.S. smartphone, CEO Dennis Woodside said on Wednesday, confirming speculation the cellphone maker intends to make a comeback.
Amazon.com will make five original TV series, having used viewer feedback to pick the shows from a group of 14 pilots filmed by the company earlier this year.
IAC/InterActive Corp is seeking potential buyers for Newsweek, the magazine that stopped U.S. print publications last year, sources told Hollywood trade paper Variety on Tuesday.