A judge in a court battle over alleged collusion on hiring among technology giants including Apple, Google, Intel and Adobe Systems gave preliminary approval to a $415 million settlement that will fund payouts to thousands of employees.
Boeing Co. has sold half of the current-generation 777 jetliners it plans to build in 2017 though remains open to adjusting its production rate ahead of introducing a revamped version early next decade, a senior executive said Thursday.
Japanese convenience-store operator Family Mart Co. is in talks with UNY Group over a possible merger, in a deal that would create the second-biggest convenience store chain in Japan by sales, people familiar with the matter said.
French retailer Carrefour said that it continued to gain ground in its efforts to kick-start growth despite difficult business conditions in Europe as it reported an increase in full-year operating profit.
The three largest U.S. airlines released details of a report they say demonstrate $40 billion in government subsidies and unfair advantages their three state-owned Persian Gulf rivals have allegedly received since 2004.