American Electric Power said its second-quarter profit rose 15% as revenue increased on rate base growth and rising sales in its transmission business.
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.
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.
As the shipping industry struggles with high fuel costs and tepid demand, some innovators say that high-tech sails may hold the secret to cheaper and cleaner fuel.
GM reported an 80% drop in its second-quarter net profit, with earnings hit by $2.5 billion in pretax charges related to vehicle recalls and money set aside to fund a victim compensation plan.
Tumbling corn prices are sowing fears that many U.S. farmers will suffer their first losses in years and the agricultural economy could face its first sustained slump in a decade.
Google has approved just over half of its received requests to remove Web-page links from individual name-search results in Europe, according to a person familiar with the matter.
The parents of American Airlines and United Airlines unveiled stock-buyback plans, continuing the transformation of the country's largest carriers from bankruptcy into some of the most profitable in the world.
McDonald's and meat supplier OSI Group date back to the Ray Kroc days in the 1950s. Now, OSI is scrambling to restore its reputation after an expired-meat scandal involving a unit in Shanghai.