Lufthansa said its second-quarter net profit fell from a year earlier due to strikes, adverse currency effects and overcapacity on its North American and European routes.
A group of airlines sued the U.S. government over new passenger-ticket security fees following months of squabbling over charges that came into effect last week.
Whole Foods said third-quarter earnings rose 6%, but the specialty supermarket again lowered its sales projections for the fiscal year.
General Motors on Friday starts taking applications from victims of accidents involving defective ignition switches in its small cars, promising the first payouts from the about $400 million fund by November.
European car makers painted a murky portrait of the global auto industry as concerns about Russia and Latin America blunt the optimism fueled by a steady rebound in European auto demand.
Boeing plans to build a new version of its flagship 787 Dreamliner jet exclusively at its nonunion factory in South Carolina.
Regeneron Pharmaceuticals and Sanofi are spending $67.5 million to buy a special voucher held by BioMarin Pharmaceuticals in a bid to hasten regulatory review of their new cholesterol drug.
MetLife, Allstate and Hartford Financial reported lackluster operating earnings for the second quarter, in part due to higher storm and catastrophe-related property claims.