Eli Lilly said its sales and profit fell in the most recent period, reflecting patent expirations and generic competition.
Raytheon reported a forecast-beating 5% rise in quarterly profits and lifted its 2014 guidance, completing a clean sweep of outperformance by the top five U.S. defense contractors.
German auto maker Daimler reported a sharp increase in third-quarter earnings on strong demand for its flagship S-class sedans and robust growth in Europe, Asia and the U.S.
Publicis Groupe cut its full-year sales outlook as the French advertising company is still feeling the pinch from the failed merger with Omnicom.
Nickel prices have sunk to their lowest level since March, extending a roller-coaster year for investors, amid a gloomy economic outlook and fallout from a trade-financing scandal in China.
Junk-bond prices have bounced back after their steepest decline in more than a year, underscoring the thirst for higher-yielding investments despite concerns about an overheated market.
Blue-chip companies are posting poor growth as their once-reliable formulas for success left them too big to switch tack quickly when market conditions changed.
Co-operative Bank’s near collapse last year might have been averted by stronger action from the lender’s auditor and the country’s financial regulator, a government report concluded.