PARIS (AP) — PSA Peugeot Citroen says its losses mounted in the first half as Europe’s recession ate into car sales just as it attempts to battle back from last year’s record 5 billion euro ($6.6 billion) loss.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Whether she was issuing orders as an Army captain in “Private Benjamin,” rambling as a real-life rendition of Mrs. Peacock from “Clue” or blasting an immortal monster with a shotgun as a crazy cat
BANGKOK (AP) — An oil spill that has marred a tourist island in Thailand’s eastern sea has spread to nearby isles as authorities race to clean up the once-white sands and clear waters.
About 50,000 liters of oil
PARIS (AP) — The parent company of European jet maker Airbus says its profit soared in the first half and it has announced a corporate shakeup to give new prominence to its civil aviation division.
European Aeronautic Defence
AMSTERDAM (AP) — Budweiser maker Anheuser-Busch InBev SA, the world’s largest brewer, says second quarter earnings fell due to higher taxes and financing costs.
Net profit at the Leuven, Belgium-based company was $1.50 billion (1.13 billion euros), or
WASHINGTON (AP) — A report Wednesday is expected to show the U.S. economy barely grew from April through June. But economists are hopeful that the weak second quarter is a temporary lull that gives way to stronger growth
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — U.S. aviation officials are no longer allowing foreign airlines to land alongside another plane when touching down at San Francisco International Airport in the wake of the deadly Asiana Airlines crash.
The Federal Aviation
BANGKOK (AP) — Oil prices staged a mild recovery Wednesday, a day after hitting a four-week low, but traders say any bigger gains would likely be shortlived.
Benchmark oil for August delivery was up 6 cents to $103.14
BANGKOK (AP) — Asian stock markets drifted Wednesday as investors waited for the Federal Reserve’s latest assessment of the U.S. economy.
The Fed is not expected to announce any big changes when it releases an updated policy statement
DETROIT (AP) — Ford soon will offer a natural gas version of its F-150 pickup truck, the most popular vehicle in the U.S.
The company is the first Detroit automaker with that option in a light-duty pickup truck.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Chairman Ben Bernanke rattled markets last month when he said the Federal Reserve might slow its bond purchases later this year if the economy strengthens.
Economists expect the Fed will take a different approach Wednesday
Today is Wednesday, July 31, the 212th day of 2013. There are 153 days left in the year.
Today’s Highlight in History:
On July 31, 1777, the Marquis de Lafayette, a 19-year-old French nobleman, was made a major-general
Mike Moustakas homered twice and drove in four runs to back another strong start from Ervin Santana.
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — An entire province in the Philippines has been plunged into darkness after the national power grid operator cut off supply because of accumulated debt of $93 million.
The blackout that started Tuesday surprised residents
TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Dozens of Taiwanese scuffled with police Wednesday in the rowdiest demonstration yet against a new trade agreement with China.
Signed on June 21, the pact allows each side to invest in the other’s service
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Government forces killed at least six communist rebels in fighting ending early Wednesday that was the latest blow to insurgents who have suffered recent battle losses, the military said.
Troops backed by police were
DETROIT (AP) — A Delaware judge on Tuesday said he needs to hear more evidence before he can decide how much Fiat should pay to buy some outstanding shares of U.S. automaker Chrysler.
The ruling by Chancery Court