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Ford Motor reported quarterly earnings that beat analysts' expectations on Thursday.
President Obama will call for an end to a corporate loophole that allows companies to avoid federal taxes by shifting their tax domiciles overseas.
U.K. retail sales rose very modestly in June, reversing the drop seen in May but falling short of expectations, official data showed.
Business activity in the euro zone rebounded in July, according to PMI data, although concerns remain about France's sluggish economy.
Slimmed-down technology firm Nokia on Thursday upped its full-year profit guidance at its core Networks unit.
China's manufacturing activity rose to an 18-month high in July, according to a private survey Thursday, as the government's stimulus measures worked their magic, consolidating a recovery in the world's second biggest economy.
Asian equity markets ended mixed on Thursday following gains in the morning session as attention turned to the region's earnings season.
Japan's monthly streak of trade deficits hit a two-year mark in June, as exports continued to stay weak while imports remained high.
The SEC adopted rules designed to curb the risk of investor runs on money market funds.
Wal-Mart says U.S. CEO Bill Simon is leaving the company and will be succeeded by Greg Foran.
General Motors announced on Wednesday six more safety recalls on 717,950 U.S. vehicles.
US aviation authorities on Wednesday extended a ban on US airlines flying to Israel's Ben Gurion International Airport for another 24 hours.
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A TransAsia Airways plane crashed on its second attempt at landing during a thunderstorm, killing 47 people and setting buildings on fire.
PepsiCo reported quarterly earnings that beat analysts' expectations on Wednesday.
Delta decided to halt flights to Tel Aviv before U.S. regulators ordered a ban, CEO Richard Anderson said.
Boeing reported a 52 percent increase in quarterly profit, helped by a rise in commercial aircraft deliveries.
A separate US appeals court upheld a federal regulations that implemented subsidies that are vital to President Obama's healthcare overhaul.
GlaxoSmithKline's share price plunged immediately following the announcement of its second quarter results on Tuesday.
Mortgage rates didn't move at all last week, but more borrowers made applications to refinance their home loans.