Saturday, October 18, 2014
Virgin on Friday took full control of budget carrier Tigerair Australia, buying the remaining 40 percent it did not already own for AU$1 (88 U.S. cents) from its Singapore-listed parent.
Rolls-Royce, the British maker of engines, announced on Friday that it was slashing its earnings forecasts partly as result of Western trade sanctions against Russia, causing a share price collapse.
Google's third-quarter earnings slipped as the Internet search leader hired nearly 3,000 more employees while pouring more money into its zest for innovation and quest for new markets.
Starbucks says it will start letting customers across the country place orders ahead of time on their smartphones by next year.
Delta Air Lines Inc. said Thursday that third-quarter profit fell 74 percent on one-time costs such as retiring older planes. The results excluding those items beat expectations.
AMD says it will cut 7 percent of its global workforce in an effort to improve its profitability.
UnitedHealth Group's third-quarter earnings inched up 2 percent but that was enough to help the nation's largest health insurer trump Wall Street expectations and raise its 2014 forecast for the first time this year.
Friday, October 17, 2014
Taiwan's HTC Corp. (宏達電) unveiled the Nexus 9 tablet computer in the United States Wednesday, the first tablet running on Google Inc.'s latest Android 5.0 operating system, codenamed Lollipop.
International gambling destination Macau continued to pose a challenge for casino giant Las Vegas Sands Corp. in the third quarter. But as high-roller gamblers eased back there.
Wal-Mart Stores Inc. cut its revenue outlook for its current fiscal year as it announced it is scaling back its expansion plans for its supercenters next year and stepping up investments in its online operations.