Deadly accidents in Bangladesh factories have triggered questioning about the costs of "fast fashion," a design trend pioneered by Spanish labels that relentlessly rotate collections to keep new styles on store racks.
AT&T has added a new monthly administrative fee of 61 cents to the bills of all of its contract wireless lines as of May 1, a move that could bring in more than a half-billion dollars in annual revenue to the telecom giant.
Many minority investors have dumped shares of Brazilian state-run oil firm Petrobras over the last two years, feeling the government has shifted the balance against them. But its CEO is optimistic about a rebound in oil output.
Ford is planning to close two factories in Australia and end production there by 2016, a move that reflects the broader shift of the auto industry's center of gravity to new emerging markets like China.
In a potential major setback for Apple, a federal judge who will preside over a coming antitrust trial that will determine whether it engaged in a conspiracy to raise prices for e-books said the government is likely able to prove its case against the computer maker.