Survey: Pay raises rarer despite strong US hiring

| |Monday, Oct. 20, 2014

U.S. businesses were much less likely to boost pay in the third quarter than in previous months, even as hiring remained healthy, a sign that wage gains may remain weak in the coming months.

Toyota adds 247K vehicles to air bag recall tally

|Monday, Oct. 20, 2014

Toyota is recalling 247,000 vehicles in high-humidity areas as an air bag problem that has plagued most of the auto industry continues to widen.

Japan trade, justice ministers quit amid scandals

| |Monday, Oct. 20, 2014

Japan's trade and justice ministers resigned Monday after allegations they misused campaign funds in the biggest setback so far for Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's conservative administration.

IBM 3Q disappoints as it sheds 'empty calories'

| |Monday, Oct. 20, 2014

IBM disappointed investors Monday, reporting weak revenue growth again and a big charge to shed its costly chipmaking division as the tech giant tries to steer its business toward cloud computing and social-mobile services. Shares fell more than 7 percent as investors sold off sharply and the stock dragged the Dow 30 into the red.

European Central Bank starts stimulus purchases

|Monday, Oct. 20, 2014

The European Central Bank has started buying securities called covered bonds as it launches its latest stimulus effort aimed at preventing the 18-country eurozone economy from sinking back into recession.

Germany, France to draw up investment plans

| |Monday, Oct. 20, 2014

Germany and France agreed Monday to draw up proposals by the beginning of December to boost investment as they try to come up with a strategy that will help shore up the European economic recovery.

Apple introduces thinner, faster iPads

| |Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014

The iPad Air 2, which will go on sale Oct. 24 for $500, is 18 percent thinner and 40 percent faster than the last model.

Justices will decide privacy case on hotel records

| |Monday, Oct. 20, 2014

The Supreme Court agreed Monday to referee a dispute over police access to hotels' guest information without first getting a search warrant.

Canadian Pacific ends CSX deal talks

| |Monday, Oct. 20, 2014

Canadian Pacific Railway has ended talks with U.S. counterpart CSX about a possible combination and plans no more discussions.

Chesapeake selling wells in Pennsylvania, W. Virginia for $5.4 billion

| |Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014

Houston-based Southwestern Energy makes a big move into the Marcellus and Utica shale formations as Chesapeake continues to sell assets to reduce debt.