Treasury's Lew Criticizes Decision to Issue Apple $14.5 Billion Tax Bill

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U.S. Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew took the European Union to task for its decision to levy a $14.5 billion tax bill on tech firm Apple Inc. Tuesday, saying the move amounted to a swipe at the U.S. tax base.

U.S. Pending Home Sales Index Rose 1.3% in July

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A measure of homes under contract for sale rose in July, a sign of steady demand amid low interest rates and rising employment.

Tesla to Pay $422 Million to Bondholders

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Tesla Motors said in a federal filing it expects to pay out $422 million in the third quarter to holders of convertible notes. The auto maker also proposed a swap offer valuing SolarCity at roughly $2.4 billion.

German Firms Blame U.S. for Iran Trade Disappointment

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Many German business and government leaders predicted the lifting of sanctions on Iran would trigger a bonanza for their industrial firms; now they blame lackluster results on remaining U.S. prohibitions.

The ECB's Persistent Inflation Headache

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Eurozone inflation remains stuck in low gear. Expectations are building again for more from the ECB.

ADP Reports 177,000 Increase in August Payrolls

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Private U.S. employers continued to hire at a solid clip in August, the latest sign that the nation’s labor market remains solid even if job creation is moderating.

U.S. Watchdog Seeks Assurances on Planned Shipping Alliance

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The U.S. maritime watchdog won’t give the green light to a giant shipping alliance unless it provides guarantees of fair pricing for clients moving cargo in and out of the U.S.

Emerging Markets: Catch the Yield Where You Can

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The latest target in the search for anything with a yield: emerging-market bonds in local currencies.

Mattel's American Girl to Be Sold in Toys "R" Us Stores

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Mattel Inc. said it would begin selling its American Girl products in Toys “R” Us Inc. stores, in an extension of its iconic doll brand.

Ryanair CEO Says Big Drop in Winter Fares Could Affect Full-Year Guidance

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Ryanair Holdings said a further deterioration in fares during the winter could threaten the airline’s full-year guidance after slightly higher passenger numbers in the summer offset a sharper-than-expected drop in ticket prices.

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