Jan 18, 2013 09:17 EST
"Django Unchained" and "Titanic" star Leonardo DiCaprio said on Friday he was planning to take a significant break from filming and concentrate on his environmental campaigning.
Jan 18, 2013 07:27 EST
European share prices rose in London and Paris but fell in Frankfurt on Friday, as investors digested Chinese GDP data that beat expectations but marked the slowest growth rate for 13 years.
Jan 17, 2013 12:20 EST
Asian markets were mixed on Thursday, with Tokyo ending flat after a seesaw session that saw parts suppliers hit after global aviation agencies grounded Boeing's Dreamliner.
Jan 17, 2013 08:58 EST
European stocks diverged on Thursday with the mining sector hit after Rio Tinto announced a shock US$14-billion (10.5-billion-euro) write-down that sparked the resignation of its boss.
Jan 17, 2013 04:44 EST
London equities drifted lower at the start of trading on Thursday, with the FTSE 100 index of top companies down 0.09 percent at 6,098.34 points.
Jan 17, 2013 03:30 EST
Aviation regulators on Thursday grounded most of the world's 787 Dreamliner fleet until a fire risk linked to the plane's batteries is fixed, deepening a crisis for its US manufacturer Boeing.
Jan 16, 2013 23:07 EST
Boeing suffered another huge blow as US and Japanese regulators grounded its 787 Dreamliner until a fire risk linked to the plane's lithium batteries can been resolved.
Jan 16, 2013 19:14 EST
Boeing suffered another huge blow on Wednesday as US regulators ordered airlines to stop flying 787 Dreamliners until a fire risk linked to the plane's lithium batteries has been resolved.
Jan 16, 2013 16:47 EST
Boeing's 787 Dreamliner is suffering serious teething problems that have grounded the plane in Japan and stoked market concerns about the US aerospace giant.
Jan 16, 2013 10:13 EST
As funeral services were held for Internet activist Aaron Swartz, the debate intensified over what some called a "draconian" US computer crime law used by allegedly overzealous prosecutors.
Jan 16, 2013 09:10 EST
JPMorgan Chase said Wednesday that its fourth-quarter profit had surged 53 percent, capping a third straight year of record income for the US banking giant.
Jan 15, 2013 03:28 EST
London equities slipped at the start of trading on Tuesday, with the FTSE 100 index of top companies down 0.10 percent to 6,101.73 points.
Jan 11, 2013 13:55 EST
Asian shares fell Friday after the previous day's gains but Tokyo hit a 23-month high as the yen sank further after Japan's new leaders unveiled a stimulus package worth hundreds of billions of dollars.
Jan 11, 2013 03:38 EST
London equities rose slightly at the start of trading on Friday following gains in Tokyo and on Wall Street.
Jan 10, 2013 19:42 EST
The captain of a packed ferry that crashed into a New York City pier injuring 74 people blamed malfunctioning brakes and a faulty motor for the accident, US investigators said Thursday.
Jan 10, 2013 06:25 EST
Asian markets climbed on Thursday after China released better-than-expected trade data that provide further evidence the world's number two economy has emerged from a drawn-out slumber.
Jan 10, 2013 05:01 EST
Investigators from the US transport safety agency will interview Thursday the captain of a packed rush-hour ferry that crashed into a New York City pier, injuring nearly 60 people.
Jan 09, 2013 20:11 EST
Nearly 60 people were injured, two of them critically, when a rush-hour ferry packed with commuters smashed into a New York City pier on Wednesday, sending passengers flying, officials said.
Jan 09, 2013 17:11 EST
President Barack Obama was expected to name Washington veteran Jack Lew as his next Treasury chief as early as Thursday, stocking his team for the next tense budget showdown with Republicans.
Jan 09, 2013 13:18 EST
European stock markets climbed on Wednesday owing to a positive start to the US earnings season and a brighter outlook for the banking sector, analysts said.