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UPS 1Q profit rises 10 percent, beating forecasts

UPS 1Q profit rises 10 percent, beating forecasts

UPS 1Q profit rises 10 percent to $1.1 billion on boost in US package business; tops forecasts
Published: 04/28/16
Nikkei leads global sell-off after Bank of Japan inaction

Nikkei leads global sell-off after Bank of Japan inaction

Japanese stocks led a broad global sell-off while the yen surged after the central bank dashed investors' hopes for more stimulus
Published: 04/28/16
Markets Right Now: Stocks dive after Bank of Japan inaction

Markets Right Now: Stocks dive after Bank of Japan inaction

Stock markets in Europe have tracked their Asian counterparts sharply lower after the Bank of Japan surprised investors with its failure to enact any further stimulus measures after its policy meeting
Published: 04/28/16
Smartphone health: Apple releases software for medical apps

Smartphone health: Apple releases software for medical apps

Apple is edging its way a little further into health care with the release of new iPhone apps that patients can use to manage their own medical conditions _ from diabetes to pregnancy and even depression
Published: 04/28/16

Sony sees less red ink, postpones outlook because of quake

Sony Corp. says it posted an 88.4 billion yen ($818 million) loss in January-March, a smaller flow of red ink than a year earlier
Published: 04/28/16
Japan central bank holds fire on fresh monetary stimulus

Japan central bank holds fire on fresh monetary stimulus

Japan's central bank stunned financial markets Thursday with a decision not to splash out still more monetary stimulus for the ailing economy _ apart from zero-interest loans for an earthquake zone
Published: 04/28/16

Deutsche Bank net profit falls 58 pct in turbulent markets

Deutsche Bank saw net profit fall 58 percent to 236 million euros ($268 million) in the first quarter as turbulent financial markets deterred client activity
Published: 04/28/16

Airbus profits down; gearbox troubles in military plane

Airbus Group said Thursday it's facing a "challenging year" after troubles surfaced with a gearbox on the A400M military transporter and export credit agencies suspended financing for the plane-maker
Published: 04/28/16
Egypt explorers hunt gold in the desert, following ancients

Egypt explorers hunt gold in the desert, following ancients

Deep in Egypt's eastern desert, prospectors are ramping up the hunt for the treasure once revered by the Pharaohs as the "skin of the gods."
Published: 04/28/16
Japan leads Asia stock gains on central bank stimulus hopes

Japan leads Asia stock gains on central bank stimulus hopes

Japanese stocks rallied Thursday as the latest economic data spurred hopes for more central bank stimulus, leading gains in other Asian benchmarks after the Fed left interest rates unchanged
Published: 04/28/16