Royal Dutch Shell, the world's fourth-largest energy company, says South African strikes are making it impossible to deliver fuel.
The Turkish lira fell after an attack from Syria that killed five people.
South Africa's wildcat strikes have shut mines and halted truck shipments and now idled a car factory.
More than 6 million visitors are expected to attend Germany's 16-day festival in Munich.
Denmark's Carlsberg A/S beer company is partnering with Singha Corp. in Thailand as it follows Heineken NV by expanding in South Asia to counter flat sales in Europe.
Home prices in the United States gained 4.6 percent in August compared to the prior year, CoreLogic says.
Xstrata's board supports a merger with Glencore; 3M to buy Ceradyne, Honeywell to buy stake in Thomas Russell.
Weaker commercial and government construction spending offset gains in residential construction spending in August.
The world's third-largest brewery won a bid to acquire Asia Pacific Breweries Ltd.
The euro zone's largest and strongest economy, Germany, is showing signs of weakness as exports fall.
The Chicago-based band California Wives has released its first album, "Art History."
The Empire State Building's owners won't run the 1 World Trade Center observatory, officials said.
Seven of the top 10 Medicare plans are planning double-digit premium increases next year.
The world's second-largest tobacco company is partnering with Medicago for flu vaccines.
The Dow, S&P 500 and Nasdaq all posted gains after positive consumer confidence and housing reports.
The 155-year-old media company launched on Monday its newest online title.
An independent study found California's debt is likely billions of dollars more than previously reported.
Labor unrest spreads in South Africa as miners began striking at AngloGold's Kopanang gold mine.
The New York Times has banned the submission of quotations for sources to review.
The world's largest retailer said it would stop selling Amazon's Kindle tablets.
Federal and local authorities are clashing over a proposal to use eminent domain to fix mortgages.
BP Plc is in talks with Marathon Petroleum Corp. to sell its Texas City refinery to pay for Deepwater Horizon spill costs.
Sales of previously owned homes rose 7.8 percent in August to the highest level since May 2010, and construction starts also increased.
FedEx's forecast cut, signs of stagnation in Germany, drops in oil price and looming political tensions spell trouble for the global economy.
Car sales fell 8.9 percent in Europe in August, with Germany's activity dropping 4.7 percent, according to the European Automobile Manufacturers' Association. Ford Motor Co. (NYSE:F) had the worst month, with a nearly one-third drop in sales.
Three key U.S. housing reports Wednesday are expected to show small improvements in the market.
General Electric Co. (NYSE: GE) and ING Groep NV (NYSE: ING) may sell their stakes in two Thailand banks, but their message to Asia's 11th largest economy could very well be, "It's not you, it's us."
The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJI: DJI) gained another 53.51 points, or 0.40 percent, on Friday to close at 13,593.37, the highest level in nearly five years. However, many uncertainties remain. Here are four factors that could make -- or break -- the Dow's continued ascent.
The government of India, the world's 10th largest economy by gross domestic product, passed wide-ranging laws on Friday expanding foreign investment in the retail, broadcasting and airline sectors, opening its doors to companies like Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (NYSE: WMT) amid slowing growth.
The Federal Reserve's third round of quantitative easing, or QE3, will benefit silver and gold prices by weakening the dollar and increasing risk appetite among investors, according to a report by UBS. But silver will gain the most.