'Divergent' author to tour in January/February for new book
Merck breezes past 3Q profit expectations, raises forecast
Higher sales of vaccines and prescription medicines, coupled with restrained spending, helped Merck & Co. post a 20 percent jump in third-quarter profit, trouncing Wall Street expectations. The maker of ...
Coalition huddles as Iraqi forces inch towards Mosul
Iraqi forces were inching to within striking distance of eastern Mosul Tuesday as defence chiefs from the US-led coalition met in Paris to review the offensive on the jihadist bastion. The United Nations said it had received reports of a new series of atrocities by the Islamic State group (IS) as troops close in on its last major urban stronghold in Iraq. With the Mosul battle in its second week, French President Francois Hollande called for the coalition to prepare for the aftermath and the next stages of the campaign against the jihadists.
Belgian region warns EU-Canada trade talks will 'stop' if more pressure
Brussels (AFP) - The Belgian region of Wallonia will stop negotiations aimed at salvaging a landmark EU-Canada trade deal if it receives more ultimatums, the region's leader Paul Magnette said Tuesday.
Judge approves Volkswagen emissions settlement
A federal judge in San Francisco has approved a $15 billion court settlement of most claims against Volkswagen for its emissions-cheating scandal. U.S. District Judge Charles Breyer signed the order Tuesday ...
Stocks slip as earnings hit consumer companies
NEW YORK (AP) ? U.S. stocks are edging lower Tuesday as company earnings continue to stream in. Consumer companies are falling as athletic apparel maker Under Armour, appliance maker Whirlpool and automaker GM suffer hefty losses. However strong results for household goods maker Procter & Gamble are sending its stock higher.
Gamesa shareholders approve merger with Siemens
Calais 'Jungle' camp empties as demolition crews move in
Workers were set to begin demolishing the notorious Calais "Jungle" camp on Tuesday as hundreds of migrants boarded buses on the second day of a massive operation to clear the squalid settlement. More than 1,900 left the slum on Monday, ahead of work to tear down the makeshift shelters and eateries in the camp that has become a symbol of Europe's refugee crisis. The sprawling shantytown, one of Europe's biggest slums, was rapidly becoming a ghost town.
Wells Fargo rolls out ad campaign addressing sales scandal
3 US senators want women's golf open moved from Trump courseBEDMINSTER, N.J. (AP) ? Three Democratic U.S. senators are increasing the pressure on the U.S. Golf Association to move next year's women's open away from a New Jersey course owned by Donald Trump.