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Japan's inflation came in as expected in June, data showed on Friday, boosted by the consumption tax hike that took effect in April.
The U.S. real estate website Zillow is looking to acquire its rival Trulia, people familiar with the matter said, Bloomberg reported.
SodaStream International is in talks with a firm about taking the company private, Bloomberg reported on Thursday.
Authorities have found the wreckage of an Air Algerie jet after it crashed in Mali carrying 116 people en route from Burkina Faso to Algeria.
New U.S. single-family homes sales fell sharply in June, suggesting the housing market would struggle to regain momentum.
New U.S. unemployment claims tumbled to the lowest level in nearly 9 years, suggesting the labor market recovery was gaining traction.
Some of the names on the move ahead of the open.
General Motors reported a lower profit due to numerous recalls and the expected cost of at least $400 million for its victims' compensation fund.
"We're past the bottom in mining for sure," Caterpillar's CEO tells CNBC.
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.