The L'OREAL-UNESCO Awards for Women in Science - 2014 has been announced. This year's laureates are honored for major scientific advancements that are helping solve some of society's greatest challenges, including cancer, depression and addiction. The awards were announced in the run-up to International Women's Day, observed on March 8. Every year, one outstanding woman scientist each from
Telecom Italia Group Friday reported a narrower loss for full year 2013, reflecting a fall in impairment loss on goodwill. The Italian telecom company also scrapped its dividend for common share for 2014, as it aims using the available resources for innovative investments plan.
Franco-Dutch airline Air France - KLM (AFLYY.PK, AFRAF.PK) Friday reported growth in traffic, capacity and load factor for the month of February. The company's cargo business improved load factor in the month.
Fraport AG, the owner and operator of Germany's Frankfurt Airport, reported higher operating profit for fiscal 2013 benefited by increased revenues with higher-than-expected growth in passenger traffic at Frankfurt Airport. However, net profit for the period declined, that reflected absence of a one-off gain it recorded last year.
European stock futures indicate a flat to lower opening on Friday as investors await the all-important U.S. jobs report due out later in the day for clues on the strength of the U.S. recovery. Economists expect that employers added about 150,000 jobs in February following the addition of 113,000 jobs...
Grocery store chain Safeway Inc (SWY), Thursday agreed to be acquired by an investor group led by private equity firm Cerberus Capital Management for more than $9 billion, as Cerberus further expands its grocery store portfolio.
Safeway shareholders will receive total payments of about $40 a share,...
H&R Block reported a wider loss for the third quarter, as the delayed opening of the Internal Revenue Service's e-file system impacted revenue, with results falling well short of Wall Street estimates.
Cooper Companies Inc. said Thursday after the markets closed that its first quarter profit fell 4% from last year, when results were boosted by a gain on insurance proceeds. However, the company's quarterly earnings per share came in above analysts' expectations as did its quarterly revenue. At the same time, the company raised the low end of its fiscal 2014 earnings guidance range.
After moving moderately higher in morning trading on Thursday, stocks turned mixed over the course of the afternoon. Trepidation ahead of tomorrow's monthly jobs report likely contributed to the lackluster close by the markets. While the Dow and the S&P 500 managed to hold on to modest gains, the tech-heavy Nasdaq slid into negative territory.
U.S. crude oil ended higher in a late rally on Thursday, snapping a two-day loss, even as the dollar trending lower against a basket of major currencies amid the continued stand-off between Russia and West, with the U.S. imposing some sanctions against Moscow. Oil prices trended lower for most of the...
In the latest move by the Obama administration to delay part of the healthcare reform law, the Health and Human Services Department announced Wednesday that insurers will be able to sell plans that don't meet the law's requirements for another two years.
Gold futures ended higher for a second straight session on Thursday, ahead of the crucial monthly U.S. jobs report. Nonetheless, the gains were capped by some upbeat data that showed initial claims for U.S. unemployment benefits to have dropped more than expected last week. Investors also weighed comments...
After moving modestly higher in early trading, stocks have continued to perform well over the course of the trading day on Thursday. The markets are benefiting from a positive reaction to upbeat jobs data, although buying interest has remained relatively subdued.
President Barack Obama has authorized the U.S. to impose travel restrictions and economic sanctions on individuals determined to be involved in Russian military intervention in the Crimea region of Ukraine, the White House announced Thursday. The White House said the move was in response to what it called "Russia's ongoing violation of Ukraine's sovereignty and territorial integrity."
New orders for U.S. manufactured goods fell by more than expected in the month of January, according to a report released by the Commerce Department on Thursday. The report said factory orders dropped by 0.7 percent in January after tumbling by a revised 2.0 percent in December. Economists had expected orders to decrease by 0.5 percent.