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  • Toyota recalls 7.43 million vehicles globally Wednesday, 10 Oct 2012 | 2:58 AM ET

    TOKYO-- Toyota Motor Corp. is recalling 7.43 million vehicles in the U.S., Japan, Europe and elsewhere around the world for a faulty power-window switch _ the latest, massive quality woes for Japan's top automaker.

  • Caribbean cruises leave wave of bitter merchants Wednesday, 10 Oct 2012 | 1:56 AM ET

    FALMOUTH, Jamaica-- Tourists emerge by the hundreds from a towering, 16- deck megaship docked at the Caribbean's newest cruise port. That's not the way townspeople in the old Jamaican sugar port of Falmouth were told it would be.

  • Oil price slips amid gloomy economic forecasts Wednesday, 10 Oct 2012 | 1:36 AM ET

    By early afternoon in Europe, benchmark oil was down 28 cents to $92.11 per barrel in electronic trading on the New York Mercantile Exchange. The contract rose $3.06 on Tuesday to finish at $92.39 per barrel on concerns about supplies from the Middle East and the North Sea.

  • Asia stocks fall on US earnings worries, Spain Wednesday, 10 Oct 2012 | 1:16 AM ET

    BANGKOK-- Worries about Europe's debt crisis, signs of weak global growth and expectations of lower U.S. corporate earnings sent most Asian stock markets down Wednesday.

  • Accuride hits all-time low as it warns on outlook Wednesday, 10 Oct 2012 | 12:51 AM ET

    NEW YORK-- Accuride's stock plunged to an all-time low on Wednesday as the company said it would not do as well as it had thought this year. THE SPARK: Accuride, which makes parts for commercial vehicles, previously predicted a full-year loss of 5 cents to 12 cents per share.

  • Edwards Lifesciences buys blood monitoring company Wednesday, 10 Oct 2012 | 12:48 AM ET

    IRVINE, Calif.-- Edwards Lifesciences Corp. said Wednesday it completed its acquisition of Bmeye BV, a Dutch company that develops products used in monitoring blood circulation and heart function, for about $42 million. Irvine, Calif.- based Edwards said the acquisition won't affect its income in 2012 and will cause a small reduction to its net income in 2013..

  • Janney: New leaders mean innovation at Best Buy Wednesday, 10 Oct 2012 | 12:45 AM ET

    NEW YORK-- The departure of Best Buy's chief financial officer could signal the beginning of a broader executive shake-up and Janney Capital Markets said Wednesday that new leadership will bring change an innovation to the struggling electronics retailer. We already are seeing changes happen quickly at Best Buy, and we believe more changes are the way. "

  • A look at Toyotas recalled to fix window switch Wednesday, 10 Oct 2012 | 12:45 AM ET
  • Mining companies shares mixed on price outlook Wednesday, 10 Oct 2012 | 12:42 AM ET

    Gold hit a 2012 closing high of $1,796.50 per ounce on Oct. 4. Although prices have fallen since, several analysts expect gold to hit or top $1,800 an ounce in 2013..

  • At a glance: Heating fuel use in the US Wednesday, 10 Oct 2012 | 12:32 AM ET

    Heating bills will rise this winter even though fuel prices are stable because normal temperatures are expected to return after last year's record warmth, the federal government says. Prices for heating oil will set a record high, but prices for natural gas, electricity, and propane are relatively low.

  • News Summary: Iran minister woos Indian businesses Wednesday, 10 Oct 2012 | 12:32 AM ET

    As Western sanctions squeeze Iran and its currency tumbles, the country's energy minister wooed Indian businesses on Wednesday for more investment and trade.

  • Zynga down on Piper Jaffray downgrade Wednesday, 10 Oct 2012 | 12:31 AM ET

    NEW YORK-- Shares of Zynga tumbled nearly 5 percent Wednesday after Piper Jaffray predicted that a decline in revenue for social gaming companies would accelerate next year, with fewer teens showing interest. On Friday, the shares hit an all-time low of $2.21, after Zynga forecast a third-quarter loss.

  • Fact sheet: 2013 Ford C-Max Hybrid Wednesday, 10 Oct 2012 | 12:29 AM ET

    2013 Ford C-Max Hybrid SEL. BASE PRICE: $25,200 for SE; $28,200 for SEL. OPTIONS: Equipment group 302 A $1,695.

  • C-Max Hybrid: A Ford challenges Prius Wednesday, 10 Oct 2012 | 12:29 AM ET

    Ford's newest gasoline-electric vehicle, the C-Max Hybrid, is so roomy, stylish and smart, it's likely to attract buyers before they see the noteworthy 47 miles-per-gallon fuel rating on the window sticker.

  • Kinross Gold Corp.'s finance chief resigns Wednesday, 10 Oct 2012 | 12:23 AM ET

    NEW YORK-- The finance chief of Kinross Gold Corp. is resigning to pursue other interests. The Toronto gold mining company said Tuesday that it has begun a search for Paul H. Barry's replacement. Shares of Kinross Gold rose 3 cents, to $10.45 in afternoon trading.

  • Ferro shares fall on lower guidance, sale news Wednesday, 10 Oct 2012 | 12:21 AM ET

    CLEVELAND-- Ferro Corp.' s shares plunged 23 percent Wednesday after the specialty chemical company lowered its guidance and said it is exploring the strategic options for its solar paste business. That is down from its prior forecast of 14 to 17 cents per share.

  • Oil prices rise on encouraging economic data Wednesday, 10 Oct 2012 | 12:20 AM ET

    NEW YORK-- The price of oil rose slightly Wednesday on another encouraging sign for the U.S. economy. Benchmark crude gained 42 cents to $92.81 per barrel at midday in New York. The price of oil rose more than 3 percent Tuesday on concerns about supplies from the Middle East and the North Sea.

  • At a glance: Winter fuel bills to rise Wednesday, 10 Oct 2012 | 12:16 AM ET

    Retail price: $10.32 per thousand cubic feet. Retail price: 11.4 cents per kilowatt-hour. Retail price: $3.80 per gallon.

  • News Summary: US wholesale stockpiles up in August Wednesday, 10 Oct 2012 | 12:14 AM ET

    STOCKPILES HIGHER: U.S. wholesalers increased their stockpiles 0.5 percent in August from July. SALES REBOUND: Sales at the wholesale level jumped 0.9 percent in August, ending three months of declines. The sales increase was the biggest one-month gain since February.

  • Appeals court reinstates campaign finance limits Wednesday, 10 Oct 2012 | 12:13 AM ET

    HELENA, Mont.-- The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals reinstated Montana's campaign donation limits, telling the federal judge who overturned it to outline his full reasoning so the panel can review the case.