Many companies worry the cost of Germany's mammoth, trillion-euro plan to wean the country off nuclear and fossil fuels by midcentury will undermine the country's competitiveness.
European regulators have approved a Bristol-Myers Squibb Inc. drug for use in hepatitis C combination treatments, the company said.
Australian developer Westfield said it has raised its stake in a $1.84 billion shopping mall planned for Italy as it seeks other opportunities on the continent.
Brown-Forman said its first-quarter profit rose 5%, driven by strong sales growth of its Jack Daniel's brand and higher sales in emerging markets.
ExpressInc. said its fiscal second-quarter earnings slid 59% as the specialty retail apparel chain reported a modest decline in sales and higher operating expenses.
China's probe into a Volkswagen AG joint venture isn't tied to an antitrust investigation, according to the auto maker and its local partner.
American Airlines has withdrawn its flights from consumer websites powered by Orbitz, following a similar dispute between the airline and the travel website about three years ago.
Sabre Corp. said it is exploring a potential sale, along with other strategic options, of its lastminute.com business unit, in an effort to focus on its core business.
Burger King and Tim Hortons are outliers in the fast-food industry, owning small percentages of their restaurants. That strategy allows growth with minimal investment.
Michaels's fiscal second-quarter sales increased more than expected in the arts-and-crafts retailer's first earnings report since it went public again at the end of June.