U.S. stock index futures were largely flat on Wednesday as easing trade tensions with China did little to sway investors, who are refraining from making heavy bets ahead of the Federal Reserve's decision on interest rates next week. Read More
LONDON -- World stocks rose for the sixth straight day on Wednesday and bond prices fell as investors unwound safety bets, encouraged by hopes of a resolution to the Sino-U.S. trade standoff and signs Europe may be preparing to ease budget spending rules. Read More
DUBAI -- Iran's envoy to London said on Wednesday the oil cargo of tanker Adrian Darya 1 was sold at sea to a private company, denying Tehran had broken assurances it had given over the vessel, but he insisted EU's Syria sanctions did not apply to Tehran. Read More
LONDON — Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing has made an unsolicited US$39 billion takeover bid for the London Stock Exchange, an offer contingent on the LSE ditching its acquisition of data company Refinitiv. Read More
MANILA -- The Philippine military agreed on Wednesday to allow a new cellphone network powered by a Chinese state telecoms giant to install communications equipment on its army bases, despite concerns among some lawmakers about possible espionage. Read More
Ford Motor Co said on Tuesday it would launch eight electric vehicles in Europe this year, a key step in its target of achieving a majority of its overall sales from electric cars by the end of 2022. Read More
Mallinckrodt Plc said on Tuesday it would sell BioVectra Inc to private equity firm H.I.G. Capital for up to $250 million, a week after the drugmaker downplayed bankruptcy concerns amid opioid litigation uncertainties. Read More
BERLIN -- Consumers worried about the environment are cutting their spending on meat and bottled drinks and trying to reduce plastic waste, and this trend is set to accelerate as climate concerns mount, a global survey showed on Tuesday. Read More
Retailer Target Corp said on Tuesday it was planning to hire 130,000 store employees for the holiday season, 10,000 more than last year, as it readies for a crucial shopping period when in-store and online orders surge. Read More
Canada's family-owned businesses are the real "backbone of the economy," but more information about those firms is required to help keep that foundation from cracking, says a new report from the Conference Board of Canada and the Family Enterprise Xchange Foundation. Read More