Abbott Laboratories' first-quarter earnings fell 31% as the health-care products company reported negative currency impact masked modest overall sales growth.
Grainger said its first-quarter profit edged up 2.3% as the industrial-goods supplier reported revenue growth in its U.S. business and strength online, masking lower sales in Canada.
St. Jude Medical Inc. said its earnings rose 12% as the medical device maker reported modest sales growth at its core heart-rhythm device business.
Danone posted a drop in first-quarter sales as price hikes hit sales volumes in key markets, adding to challenges the French dairy giant is already facing in China and Europe.
Rolls-Royce will pay Daimler $3.36 billion for the German auto maker's 50% interest in their joint venture, Rolls-Royce Power Systems.
Luxury clothing company Burberry reported a rise in second-half sales, helped by online growth, but said it expects currency movements to hurt profit.
By proposing to remove the chief executive of Italian oil giant Eni, Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi is pushing aside one of Italy's most resilient and politically connected businessmen.
Defunct bitcoin exchange has given up its plan to rebuild under bankruptcy protection and has asked a Tokyo court to allow it to be liquidated, people familiar with the situation say.
North Dakota has been slow to address repercussions from the surge in crude output, including the proliferation of radioactive oil filters. The state has no place to store such waste, which has led to illegal dumping.
More than 100 patients have experienced partial or permanent paralysis in recent years after having spinal-cord stimulators inserted in their backs, according to a Wall Street Journal analysis.