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Apple, in a nod to restive shareholders, added $30 billion to its stock-buyback plan, raised its dividend about 8% and declared a 7-for-1 stock split, as it reported strong iPhone sales that defied expectations of a slowdown.
VThe movement against genetically modified crops scored a signal victory Wednesday, as the Vermont legislature passed a bill that would make it the first state to require food makers to label products made with the technology.
Short-seller Glaucus Research Group California LLC on Thursday accused Taipei-listed foam-rubber recycler Asia Plastic Recycling Holding of doctoring its financials.
New cars and trucks are stacked up at U.S. factories as auto makers and railroads struggle to overcome delays brought on by winter weather and the rise of production outside the U.S. Midwest.
HBO agreed to license older episodes of its programming library to Amazon's Prime Instant Video streaming service, the first time it has struck such a deal.
Fandango plans to announce the acquisition of Movieclips, a Zefr Inc.-owned outfit that produces movie-related video programming and stores movie trailers and indexed movie clips.
Barrick Gold has sent an email outlining revised terms to Newmont Mining for a deal between the two gold mining giants, according to people familiar with the matter, but has yet to receive a response.
Regulators are proposing new rules on Internet traffic that would allow broadband providers to charge companies a premium for access to their fastest lanes.
The social network displayed new evidence of its advertising momentum, posting a big increase in first-quarter earnings that will give the company more resources to challenge bigger players in the technology industry.
German sportswear company Adidas is diversifying suppliers in China to decrease the effect of a factory labor dispute on the availability of sneakers it sells.
Boeing said its first-quarter earnings fell 13% as costs tied to changes to its retirement plans masked the continued strong demand for its jetliners, which boosted core earnings.
France's Publicis Groupe tried to reassure investors about the fate of its $35 billion merger with Omnicom, saying it was confident the proposed new company would get necessary approval to have its fiscal residence in the U.K.
Stronger demand in Europe helped volume manufactures, while global demand for premium vehicles also saw a rise.
Cleveland Clinic and University of Pennsylvania Health System halt the use of morcellators in hysterectomies following the FDA's warning that the surgical device can spread cancer.
Qualcomm reported its fiscal second-quarter profit grew 5% as the chip maker reported higher shipments, but it also faces short-term turbulence as it waits for faster cellphone service to take off in China.
The national union representing UPS employees voted Wednesday to override three local bargaining units that were holding out on approving parts of a five-year national contract with the delivery company.
Small businesses are finding both benefits and costs as they attempt to navigate the Affordable Care Act.
Wal-Mart Stores said two board members, former Chief Executive Lee Scott and 10-year board member Chris Williams, won't stand for re-election.
Primark, a clothing chain whose formula of fashionable looks at rock-bottom prices has proved a hit with U.K. shoppers, plans to open its first U.S. store in the former Boston home of the original Filene's Department Store.