Dutch brewer Heineken N.V. reported Monday that net profit for the first half grew from last year, reflecting improved revenues. The company reported net profit of 1.14 billion euros ($1.25 billion) for the first half, higher than 631 million euros in the prior-year quarter.
Finnish network equipment maker Nokia Corp. (NOK) Monday said it has agreed to sell its HERE digital mapping and location services business to a consortium of leading automotive companies in Germany, comprising AUDI AG, BMW Group and Daimler AG.
The European markets are set to open lower on Monday as investors look forward to the resumption of trading in Greek stocks following a five-week shutdown that began after the country imposed capital controls aimed at stemming capital flight.
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Commerzbank AG reported Monday that its second-quarter profit more-than doubled from last year, with significant growth in Core Bank revenues.
Looking ahead, the German bank said it intends to continue the Core Bank's sustainable growth path in the second half, with which it still aims to grow the revenues and market shares for fiscal 2015.
Asia-focused lender HSBC Holdings Plc. (HSBA.L, HSBC) Monday reported a 10 percent increase in its profit before tax for the first half of the year. HSBC also said that on July 31 it agreed to sell its Brazil business to Banco Bradesco S.A. for $5.2 billion.
Kilwin's Quality Confections Inc., of Petoskey, Michigan, is voluntarily recalling 5 ounce containers of SUGAR FREE Milk Chocolate Caramels due to undeclared cashew in the product. People with an allergy to cashews run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction.
U.S. crude oil plunged to end sharply lower for a second straight session Friday, on supply glut fears with rig counts in the U.S. rising and over concerns of a slowing Chinese economy denting demand growth, even as the dollar weakened against some major currencies.
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Gold futures snapped a three-day loss to end higher on Friday, as the dollar trended lower against some major currencies after some disappointing economic data from the U.S. with a weaker than expected increase in labor costs and consumer sentiment pulling back more than previously estimated in July.
Rival web browsers are unhappy that the long-awaited Windows 10 upgrade automatically sets Microsoft Edge as the default browser. While behemoth Google can likely roll with the punches, smaller rival Mozilla is blasting Microsoft for making it difficult on Firefox users.
With traders taking a breather following recent volatility, stocks are turning in a lackluster performance in early trading on Friday. The major averages are showing only modest moves after ending the previous session roughly flat.
Oil companies Exxon Mobil Corp. and Chevron Corp. both reported profits for the second quarter that missed analysts' estimates, reflecting the impact of the fall in crude oil prices on earnings at their production segments that more than offset higher margins in their refining segments. Revenues for the quarter also declined, but beat analysts' expectations.
Consumer and commercial products company Newell Rubbermaid, Inc. reported Friday a profit for the second quarter that edged down from last year, despite sales growth, hurt by improved operating margins and higher restructuring charges. However, both adjusted earnings per share and quarterly revenues topped analysts' expectations. The company also raised forecast for the full-year 2015.
Consumer sentiment in the U.S. pulled back by more than previously estimated in the month of July, according to a report released by the University of Michigan on Friday. The report said the consumer sentiment index for July was downwardly revised to 93.1 from the mid-month reading of 93.3.
After two months of contraction, MNI Indicators released a report on Friday showing that Chicago-area business activity expanded far more than expected in July. MNI Indicators said its Chicago Business Barometer jumped to 54.7 in July from 49.4 in June.
The international whistle-blowing website Wikileaks has blown yet another news bomb by publishing a "top secret"' document from the US National Security Agency, that indicates NSA spied on Japanese Cabinet, banks and companies such as Mitsubishi. Documents released by WikiLeaks Friday says US has been spying 35 Top Secret targets in Japan, dubbed "Target Tokyo", which also included intercepts rel