The Purchasing Managers Index rose 4.5 percent to 55.4 as stable demand and improving business conditions boosted employment.
The use of marijuana is already legal in Uruguay but this bill would let citizens grow and sell the drug under certain restrictions.
Ineos Bio says it's the first company to produce ethanol from waste on a commercial scale -- and it's ready to bring it to market.
The gold industry leader is expected to report earnings losses following major delays and high costs in a Chilean mine.
If the IPO is successful, it may signal that investors are confident the U.S. housing market's recovery will continue.
Spain's economy barely contracted in the second quarter, possibly auguring an end to the country's four-year recession.
Consumer confidence fell slightly in July due to weak economic and job expectations, according to the Conference Board's latest survey.
Europe's rising economic sentiment, which has been trending higher since May, extended its increase in July.
A judge rejected the U.S. government's effort not to depose the Fed chair, saying he was a "central figure" in the AIG bailout decision.
Watchdog says Apple supplier Pegatron withheld pay, imposed excessive hours and violated Chinese safety and environmental laws.
The acquisition will bring together Saks Fifth Avenue, Lord & Taylor LLC and Hudson's Bay locations.
The opening of a big facility in Arizona and another in Japan, near Tokyo, will also boost Simon's second-quarter bottom line.
The American automaker became the top producer for the first time in six quarters - signaling U.S. auto industry strength.
Americans felt better about the current economic climate during July, but they expect lower GDP growth up ahead.
The "Call of Duty" maker aims to be an independent video game publisher. Vivendi will retain a 12 percent stake.
The tech giant snatched up 36 million of its own shares during the quarter, even though it was scheduled to repurchase 10 million.
Initial jobless claims last week inched 7,000 higher to 343,000, but the more-telling four-week moving average decreased by 1,250 to 345,250.
The agency said that it is now seeking input from the public, health experts and the tobacco industry before it shapes any policy.
The deal will create Germany's largest mobile-phone operator and signals accelerating consolidation in Europe's phone sector.
Analysts expect earnings growth, due to Boeing's strong deliveries, return of the 787 to full service, and cost reductions.