Entergy's plan to shed its electricity-transmission business hit a wall on Tuesday when regulators in Mississippi rejected the transfer of the big utility's transmission assets to another company.
Monsanto is teaming up with a Danish biotech company to develop microscopic organisms that help plants grow and resist pests.
The U.S. government's first major auction of wireless airwaves since 2008 has speculators seeking gold. The January auction is crowded with people who don't own networks but hope to cash in on a scarce asset.
A court has ruled that a Frenchman who sold tens of thousands of faulty silicone breast implants around the world is guilty of fraud.
Smith & Wesson's quarterly profit fell 20%, which follows rival Remington Outdoor's forecast for sales growth between about 34% and 37% for 2013, down from earlier in the year.
Freeport LNG Expansion is delaying plans to start construction on a $10 billion Texas liquefied natural gas export terminal until the second quarter of 2014, citing federal permitting delays.
Advantage Rent a Car has reached a key settlement with former parent Hertz Global Holdings as it prepares to sell its assets to a Canadian private-equity firm.
Bechtel Corp. said it may pursue contracts tied to efforts by the U.K. government to reform the way it buys much of its defense equipment.
Jon Brod is expected to exit from the company early next year to join a startup, according to a person familiar with the matter.
H&R Block's fiscal second-quarter loss narrowed, as the tax-services provider recorded a higher income tax benefit, though revenue slid and overall expenses climbed.