Called Baseline Study, Google's project will collect anonymous genetic and molecular data to create a full picture of what a healthy human is.
Lifepoint Hospitals said its second-quarter earnings jumped, leading the rural hospital operator to boost its outlook for the year amid benefits from the health-care reform law.
American Electric Power said its second-quarter profit rose 15% as revenue increased on rate base growth and rising sales in its transmission business.
MetLife and other life insurers are trying to reverse a long slide in sales of life insurance to the middle class, but it's proving a tough sell.
Stanley Black & Decker said its second-quarter profit rose 16%, as the company managed to slightly increase sales while trimming costs.
Swiss security systems company Tyco said its third-quarter profit surged as revenue grew and the company said it benefited from acquisitions.
NTT Docomo said it swallowed a 15% cut in quarterly operating profit after Japan's largest mobile carrier adopted a low price plan in its fight to retain market share.
Jaguar Land Rover said it would cut prices on Range Rover and Jaguar F-Type Cabriolet models by an average of $32,000, in response to scrutiny by Chinese state media and the government.
U.K. publisher Pearson swung to a first-half profit, even as sales fell, and confirmed its guidance for the full year.
Vodafone Group said some of its key European markets are showing signs of stabilization, even as it posts lower-than-expected growth in quarterly revenue.