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Part-nationalized Royal Bank of Scotland trebled its profit in the first quarter, boosted by effective cost-control and waning impairment charges.
Manufacturing growth accelerated for a 3rd month in April, boosted by a pickup in employment. Separately, construction spending rose.
A U.S. jury has ordered Samsung to pay $119.6 million to Apple, far less than Apple had sought in the latest round of their mobile patent litigation.
Asian shares were mixed on the final day of the week with traders hesitant to make big bets ahead of Friday's U.S. jobs report.
EBay has settled a lawsuit with the U.S. Justice Department by agreeing to stop making deals with other technology companies to not poach employees.
The $4.5 million penalty is seen as minor, but it still sends a message about rules over high-speed trading and other violations.
Yum Brands said Greg Creed will become the CEO of the restaurant operator and join its board of directors on Jan. 1, replacing David Novak.
Some of the names on the move ahead of the open.
The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits unexpectedly rose last week, as did spending and income.
Community bank earnings have rebounded since the financial crisis, and that's a good sign for the economy, the Fed chair says.
Exxon Mobil reported first-quarter earnings on Thursday that beat Wall Street's expectations.
In a rare example of a major carmaker making a smooth leadership transition, Ford has tabbed COO Mark Fields to succeed Alan Mulally as CEO.
The number of American companies planning job cuts rose in April.
Headlines after the bell Wednesday: Allergan, MetLife, Yelp
U.K. banking group Lloyds has reported a rise in underlying profit for the first quarter of 2014 as the company plans to restart dividend payments.
China's official manufacturing Purchasing Managers' Index rose to 50.4 in April from 50.3 in March, data released Thursday showed.
Asian equities were mixed on Thursday in a quiet session with several markets shut for the 'May 1' public holiday.
The Obama administration is focused on finding ways to curb tax-motivated reincorporations to other countries by U.S. businesses.
GE's $13.5 billion bid for a French energy group would make the U.S. company the biggest industrial player in emerging markets, CEO Jeff Immelt says.
The pace of business activity in the U.S. Midwest rose more than expected in April, jumping to its highest since October 2013, a report showed on Wednesday.