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Sales of new U.S. single-family homes rebounded in August after two straight monthly declines, but the underlying trend still pointed to a weakening housing market against the backdrop of rising mortgage rates and higher home prices.
Rupert Murdoch's Fox said on Wednesday it would sell its 39 percent stake in Sky to Comcast , the U.S cable giant that outbid it in an auction to take control of the European pay-TV group on Saturday.
With its stock trading near a 6-year low late last month, Ford Motor Co CEO Jim Hackett gathered the automaker's top 300 executives near its headquarters in Michigan for a global leadership meeting.
Ford Motor Co Chief Executive Officer James Hackett said on Wednesday that metal tariffs cost the carmaker $1 billion.
Britain faces a permanent debate over whether to copy or diverge from European Union financial rules after Brexit, a top UK lawmaker said on Wednesday in comments likely to prolong uncertainty for banks.
Oil prices eased on Wednesday but were still heading for a fifth consecutive quarter of gains, driven by an impending drop in Iranian exports in the last three months of the year when global demand heats up.
Amid all the brickbats thrown at one of the longest bull markets in history, the remarkable buoyancy of world equity prices may simply be down to a shortage of shares.
U.S. stocks opened slightly higher on Wednesday ahead of a widely expected Federal Reserve interest rate hike, with investors focusing on the central bank's steer on the pace of monetary tightening.
The $40 billion takeover of British broadcaster Sky and other new deals in Europe have broken a summer lull to bolster investor optimism over an M&A revival in the region.
Shares of Nike Inc fell 3 percent on Wednesday as the world's largest sportswear maker stuck to its full-year forecast even after sales got a boost from a controversial ad campaign featuring former NFL player Colin Kaepernick.
JPMorgan Chase & Co is expanding the reach and funding of a group established to promote women working inside the bank to also help female clients, including entrepreneurs and individuals.
Hyatt Hotels Corp plans to more than double its hotels in Africa by 2020 to capitalize on improved travel links and robust economic growth that is boosting demand for rooms, the company's regional vice president said on Wednesday.
A Chinese equity bounce set a modestly positive tone for world stocks on Wednesday as bets that Beijing would expand stimulus to support its economy helped offset some of the worries about global trade tensions and $80-a-barrel oil.
Merck & Co Inc's Kenneth Frazier will stay on as chief executive beyond 2019, the drugmaker said on Wednesday, after it scrapped a policy requiring its CEO to retire at the age of 65.
The European Union's negotiator Michel Barnier said on Wednesday that he was working for a Brexit deal and a future cooperation model with Britain that would respect the UK's sovereignty.
Deutsche Bank has dismissed speculation that it might seek a merger as "fictions", after media reports suggested Germany's biggest lender might seek tie ups with Switzerland's UBS or German peer Commerzbank.
Daimler named research chief Ola Kaellenius as its next CEO on Wednesday in a succession plan that promotes a raft of tech-savvy managers at its Mercedes-Benz car brand and also seeks to install long-serving CEO Dieter Zetsche as chairman.
German Deputy Finance Minister Joerg Kukies on Wednesday urged insurers to prepare for a no-deal Brexit and added that the German government was very interested in attracting financial service providers looking to leave Britain due to Brexit.
JPMorgan Chase & Co is in talks about leading Lyft Inc's upcoming initial public offering as an underwriter, after rivals Goldman Sachs Group Inc and Morgan Stanley decided not to pursue such a role out of loyalty to another IPO hopeful, Lyft's larger competitor Uber Technologies Inc, according to people familiar with the matter.
Oil prices eased on Wednesday but were still set for a fifth consecutive monthly quarter of gains, driven by an impending drop in Iranian exports in the last three months of the year when global demand heats up.