U.S. stocks marched broadly higher in early trading Wednesday as investors welcomed a batch of strong earnings reports from several big retailers.
CRANSTON, R.I. — Jewelry maker Alex and Ani has dropped its $1.2 billion discrimination lawsuit against Bank of America that had alleged "gender bias and greed."
WASHINGTON — U.S. home sales increased 2.5% in July, a sign that lower mortgage rates have produced a spurt of home-buying.
LISBON, Portugal — Portuguese tanker truck drivers have announced a new walkout, just days after returning to work and resuming talks with employers in a pay dispute.
PARIS — French President Emmanuel Macron hosts the G-7 summit this weekend fresh off a meeting with Russia's Vladimir Putin, hoping to maintain his image as a global mediator at a time of deep political...
OTTAWA — Canada's national annual inflation rate was two per cent in July, Statistics Canada says. Here's what happened in the provinces (previous month in brackets):
OTTAWA — Canada's national annual inflation rate was two per cent in July, Statistics Canada says. The agency also released rates for major cities, but cautioned that figures may have fluctuated widely...
OTTAWA — Statistics Canada says the consumer price index in July was up 2.0 per cent compared with a year ago.
BERLIN — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson begins his high-stakes European tour Wednesday by travelling to Germany for meetings with Chancellor Angela Merkel as he seeks to persuade the European Union...
TEHRAN, Iran — Iran's president sent a bill to parliament Wednesday that would cut four zeroes from the value of the Islamic Republic's sanctions-battered currency, the rial, as tensions remain high...
BEIJING — China says it will impose sanctions on U.S. companies involved in plans for an $8 billion sale of F-16 fighters to Taiwan.
CALGARY — Pembina Pipeline Corp. has signed a deal to buy Kinder Morgan Canada Ltd. and the U.S. portion of the Cochin pipeline system in an agreement it valued at a total of about $4.35 billion.
SHENZHEN, China — Huawei founder and CEO Ren Zhengfei said that U.S. restrictions on access to technology would not defeat the Chinese telecom equipment maker and that the United States and Australia...
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) _ Target Corp. (TGT) on Wednesday reported fiscal second-quarter profit of $938 million.
TORONTO — Royal Bank of Canada increased its dividend as it reported $3.3 billion in net income for its third quarter, up six per cent from $3.1 billion a year ago.
MOORESVILLE, N.C. (AP) _ Lowe's Cos. (LOW) on Wednesday reported fiscal second-quarter earnings of $1.68 billion.
BANGKOK — Thailand's government has announced plans to set up a centre to combat unverified and unauthenticated news on social media platforms.
BEIJING — China is appealing to Washington to "get along with us" after President Donald Trump said "somebody had to take China on" over trade complaints.
THE HAGUE, Netherlands — As the deadline for Britain to quit the European Union approaches, thousands of people are expressing interest in a Brexit beach party in the Netherlands to say a fond farewell....
BEIJING — China says a staffer at the British consulate in Hong Kong has been given 15 days of administrative detention in the Chinese city of Shenzhen.