France's Publicis Groupe tried to reassure investors about the fate of its $35 billion merger with Omnicom, saying it was confident the proposed new company would get necessary approval to have its fiscal residence in the U.K.
Qualcomm reported its fiscal second-quarter profit grew 5% as the chip maker reported higher shipments, but it also faces short-term turbulence as it waits for faster cellphone service to take off in China.
The national union representing UPS employees voted Wednesday to override three local bargaining units that were holding out on approving parts of a five-year national contract with the delivery company.
Primark, a clothing chain whose formula of fashionable looks at rock-bottom prices has proved a hit with U.K. shoppers, plans to open its first U.S. store in the former Boston home of the original Filene's Department Store.
Procter & Gamble's profit grew just slightly in the first three months of the year, as it struggled to expand in slow-growing markets where shoppers have cut back their spending on many everyday items.