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Luxury goods giant LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton said its first-half profit dropped 4% despite a small sales increase, showing the sector's vulnerability to fluctuations in exchange rates.
JetBlue Chief Executive Dave Barger said Thursday his future role at the company will be "the same as it is today."
The U.S. government wants to phase out thousands of railroad tank cars that carry crude oil and ethanol within two years, as part of proposed rules to upgrade safety for trains carrying flammable fuels.
McDonald's said it will continue to use a longtime meat provider in China, except for the Shanghai facility accused of selling expired chicken and beef. The decision underscores the difficulty in finding safe food suppliers in China.
Dunkin' Brands said second-quarter sales weren't as robust as expected, as bad weather and other consumer challenges weighed on the top line.
The pay-television giant British Sky Broadcasting Group faces various headwinds as it prepares to report results, but it still hopes to counter them with a deal to buy all of Sky Deutschland and Sky Italia.
The oil major said that Iain Conn will step down by the end of the year, as U.K. utility Centrica confirms it is in talks with Mr. Conn who may succeed Sam Laidlaw as CEO.
French phone operator SFR was hit by a countrywide network outage for several hours affecting around 4 million customers.
Commercial aviation is in the middle of its deadliest year since 2010, with the recent spate of air disasters making an abrupt break from three straight years of decline in airplane fatalities.
Facebook's profit more than doubled and revenue beat estimates amid strong growth in mobile advertising.
A unit of Mars Inc. has raised prices for U.S. chocolate products by about 7% to offset rising costs, the M&Ms and Snickers maker said.
Eli Lilly said its second-quarter profit slid 39% as patent expirations for some of its bigger-selling drugs dragged down revenue and volume.
Finland's mobile-network maker Nokia said its expectations for 2014 have improved, as its financial performance in the latest quarter was helped by the sale of its handset business to Microsoft.
The European Union is considering sharp restrictions on Russian access to European financial markets and exports of militarily sensitive goods to Russia, as part of the bloc's broadened sanctions.
French luxury-goods house Hermès International named Nadège Vanhee-Cybulski as its new women's fashion designer, betting on an unknown name who will be dedicated to the house full-time.
Retailers including Wal-Mart, Target and others are taking steps to limit price-matching as social-media websites turn discounting into a viral frenzy.
Roche Holding's first-half net profit slid 7% under pressure from exchange rates but strong sales of its cancer therapies prompted the Swiss drug giant to confirm its outlook for the full year.
American Airlines Group said it posted the highest quarterly profit in the company's history on increased revenue, and unveiled a capital deployment plan.
Meal-delivery startups such as Plated and Blue Apron, along with their investors are hoping to avoid the fate of dot.com era food industry failures.