ConocoPhillips said it plans to spend $16.7 billion on capital projects in 2014, with the bulk of it directed toward continuing oil and gas production in North America.
The Swiss food giant is selling its 10% stake in flavors and fragrances maker Givaudan valued at nearly $1.3 billion as the company pushes ahead with a streamlining effort.
Tiffany plans to boost investment for China next year, spending more on marketing there than in any of the New York jewelry retailer's other markets.
International Business Machine Corp. said it acquired a controlling share in its Dexia SA IT unit.
InterContinental Hotels said its chief financial officer of two years, Tom Singer, would step down effective Jan. 1 for personal reasons. He will be replaced by Paul Edgecliffe-Johnson.
Standard & Poor's stripped Qantas Airways of its investment-grade rating after the carrier warned of steep losses in its fiscal first half. Moody's said it is reviewing its rating on the airline.
What's good news for shareholders is often bad news for bondholders, or so the adage goes. It is a lesson owners of Time Warner Cable's bonds are learning the hard way
European Union antitrust authorities have raided a number of companies that manufacture, distribute and retail consumer electronic products and small domestic appliances as part of a competition probe.
The House overwhelmingly passed legislation to discourage frivolous lawsuits by patent holders hoping to extract settlements.
Qantas Airways, engaged in a price war at home in Australia, forecast steep first-half losses while announcing a further 1,000 job cuts and possible asset sales.