GE is in talks to buy the energy operations of France's Alstom, a move that would help the U.S. company reduce its reliance on its finance business.
Spring Airlines plans to raise about $405 million in an initial public offering ahead of a listing in Shanghai, as China's biggest budget carrier looks to expand its fleet.
Amazon is testing its own delivery network for the final leg of a package's journey to consumers, putting it closer to same-day shipping.
French auto maker Peugeot Citroën reports a 1.9% rise in its first-quarter revenue, held back by the euro's strength.
Honda's net profit surged in the January to March quarter as the economic policies of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and a last minute rush to buy cars before a sales tax took effect drove up sales in the long-stagnant Japanese market.
Weyerhaeuser said its first-quarter earnings rose on strong sales from its timberlands business, despite severe winter weather.
China told a supplier to Nike and Adidas to take corrective measures to end a strike that has prompted one customer to shift some production elsewhere.
Pearson said it made a solid start to the year as the U.K.-based publisher and education specialist reported a rise in first-quarter sales.
Swedish commercial-vehicle maker Volvo raised its outlook for the North American market and swung to a first-quarter profit.
Advertising giant WPP said the year started more strongly than expected even though revenue was weighed down by unfavorable foreign exchange rates.