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  • Better economy has smokers buying more Marlboros
    Better economy has smokers buying more Marlboros
    Associated Press | July 29, 2015 9:07 am

    A better economy is helping sell more Marlboros and Camels, even as prices climb. That brought higher profits for their makers in the second quarter.

  • IMF’s Lagarde: World economy fragile, faces downside risks
    Associated Press | July 29, 2015 8:07 am

    International Monetary Fund chief Christine Lagarde says the world economy is recovering but fragile and “faces some downside risks.”

  • Volkswagen Q2 earns slip on restructuring, troubled markets
    Associated Press | July 29, 2015 7:07 am

    Automaker Volkswagen saw profits slip in the second quarter despite taking the global lead in sales over Toyota and GM.

  • US pending home sales slip in June
    US pending home sales slip in June
    Associated Press | July 29, 2015 7:07 am

    The number of signed contracts to buy homes fell in June, as limited supplies of homes on the market are holding back possible sales growth.

  • Greece's Tsipras: party rebels could force early election
    Greece’s Tsipras: party rebels could force early election
    Associated Press | July 29, 2015 7:07 am

    Greece’s prime minister sought to contain a deepening rift in his radical left Syriza party Wednesday, warning rebels that he would have to call early elections if they keep opposing key reforms demanded for a new international bailout.

  • Insurer Anthem hikes 2015 forecast, 2Q earnings climb
    Insurer Anthem hikes 2015 forecast, 2Q earnings climb
    Associated Press | July 29, 2015 7:07 am

    Anthem has pumped up its 2015 forecast again after earnings jumped more than 17 percent in its most recent quarter, helped by a surge in government money. The Blue Cross-Blue Shield carrier now expects 2015 adjusted earnings to top $10 per share, which is up from an upgraded forecast in April to greater than $9.90 […]

  • US strength helps Goodyear top expectations
    Associated Press | July 29, 2015 6:07 am

    The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. on Wednesday reported a drop in second-quarter profit as a strong U.S. dollar cut into international sales, but the results beat Wall Street expectations.

  • MasterCard 2Q profit slips and revenue falls short
    MasterCard 2Q profit slips and revenue falls short
    Associated Press | July 29, 2015 6:07 am

    MasterCard Inc. on Wednesday said that its second-quarter profit edged down 1 percent as a strong dollar weighed on the company’s results.

  • Drugmaker GSK sees earnings growth returning in 2016
    Associated Press | July 29, 2015 5:07 am

    Britain-based drugmaker GlaxoSmithKline has reported a drop in earnings in the first full quarter since its deal to swap some assets with Swiss rival Novartis.

  • Germany’s HeidelbergCement to buy Italcementi
    Associated Press | July 29, 2015 4:07 am

    Germany’s HeidelbergCement AG says it plans to buy Italy’s Italcementi, starting with the 1.67 billion euro ($1.85 billion) acquisition of a 45 percent stake.