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A Killing Puts U.K. on Guard for Terror
The gruesome broad-daylight killing of a man believed to be a British soldier was quickly branded an act of terrorism by officials, reviving fear of violence by Islamic extremists in a country that has spent years buttressing its defenses in the wake of past attacks.
Wed, 22 May 2013 21:24:30 EDT
China Tilts Back to Big Spending
A more detailed look at China's economic performance in 2012 shows it tipped further off balance, relying more than ever on credit-fueled investment, a trend it had tried to rein in.
Wed, 22 May 2013 21:36:42 EDT
Auto Makers to Skip Summer Closings
U.S. auto makers are accelerating production lines and, in some cases, even canceling the North American industry's traditional summer factory shutdowns to pump out more vehicles and meet strong demand.
Wed, 22 May 2013 19:45:29 EDT
H-P Profit Slips
H-P's profit slipped 32% as revenue declined across the tech company's businesses, but better-than-expected guidance helped boost shares 11% after-hours.
Wed, 22 May 2013 19:58:17 EDT
China Seeks to Calm Rice Fears
Food-safety officials in southern China tested more rice and closed some local mills after the discovery of tainted rice for sale in Guangzhou, which sent some consumers scurrying over the border to Hong Kong to stock up on the staple.
Wed, 22 May 2013 21:26:18 EDT
Wary of China, U.S. Steps Into Sprint's Board
SoftBank is readying a plan to allow the U.S. government an unusual level of influence over the operations of Sprint, a concession to ease security concerns raised by the proposed cross-border takeover.
Wed, 22 May 2013 21:40:10 EDT
Fed's Varied Voices Leave Market Guessing
In a day of conflicting messages from the Fed that roiled financial markets, Chairman Ben Bernanke left some straightforward new clues about the central bank's plans for its $85 billion-a-month bond-buying program. The minutes from the most recent meeting, however, undermined the bid for clarity.
Wed, 22 May 2013 21:38:33 EDT
Broad Reshuffle at HTC
Several senior executives at HTC have left the company in recent weeks, signaling a broader management shake-up at the struggling smartphone maker and putting a spotlight on CEO Peter Chou.
Wed, 22 May 2013 13:59:13 EDT