Hess aid it plans to pursue a spinoff of some midstream assets, mostly in North Dakota, to create a separately traded company to support growth of its production in the Bakken oil shale play.
WellPoint said its second-quarter profit slipped as the health insurer recorded higher expenses, masking an increases in both revenue and enrollment.
Humana's second-quarter profit falls 18%, as expected, as increased benefit costs help to offset a jump in revenue.
Nintendo said that it swung to a net loss in its fiscal first quarter, blaming a dearth of hit games and weak demand for its flagship Wii U console.
Eni on Wednesday said it had shut off some crude production following sabotage on a Nigerian pipeline.
Faced with the possible extinction of the material that made Hollywood famous, a coalition of studios is close to a deal to keep Eastman Kodak in the business of producing movie film.
Fiat said profit fell 55% in the second quarter as weak results in Europe and Latin American wiped out improvements in North America and Asia.
McDonald's could be treated as a joint employer with its franchisees in labor complaints, according to a National Labor Relations Board legal determination that could have far-reaching implications.
ITV, the U.K.'s No. 1 over-the-air commercial broadcaster, said it is ignoring talk that it is a takeover candidate as it posted a 46% jump in profit on higher revenue.
European solar-panel producers say the move is unjustified and will "further decimate" manufacturers in the region still reeling from competition from low-cost Chinese equipment.