The Walt Disney Company announced Thursday it was again extending chief executive Bob Iger’s contract for another year, this time to July 2019.
Sales of new US homes rose sharply in February, to their highest level in seven months, while the average price reached a new record, the Commerce Department reported Thursday.
Publicly-owned German rail operator Deutsche Bahn said Thursday it returned to profit in 2016 after its first loss in 12 years, vowing that it would push on with reform under a new boss.
US auto giant Ford said Thursday its first quarter earnings would come in well below analysts’ expectations, as it projected industry-wide US and Chinese car sales would decline in 2017.
Kenya, a pioneer in mobile money, on Thursday began selling the first ever government bonds via mobile phone, allowing anyone from teachers to shop owners to invest and fund infrastructure projects.
Banks rushed for a final round of cheap long-term loans from the European Central Bank, the Frankfurt institution said Thursday, as signs mount that the cost of money may soon rise.
Australia urged China Thursday to press ahead with economic reforms as Premier Li Keqiang began a trade-focused visit amid growing fears of a US slide towards protectionism.
Most Asian markets edged up and the dollar saw a small recovery on Thursday as investors tracked a bounce in New York, with focus now on a crucial congressional vote on US healthcare reform later in the day.
AT&T and Verizon on Wednesday joined global firms pulling ads from Google, saying they did not want their brands associated with inappropriate content on the internet giant.
The global box office for films took in a record $38.6 billion last year, industry figures showed Wednesday, although receipts outside North America declined for the first time in 12 years as the Chinese market slowed.
New York authorities on Wednesday granted a license to Coinbase to trade in two additional virtual currencies, expanding the company’s services which already included Bitcoin starting in January.