EBay said venture capitalist Marc Andreessen has decided to resign from the company’s board. His presence on the board had been criticized by activist investor Carl Icahn.
Philips said it swung to a net loss for the third quarter because of a production suspension at one of its health-care plants and legal provisions.
IBM posted sharply lower earnings in its third quarter as sales fell across several divisions and the tech giant unveiled a deal to transfer its semiconductor operations to Globalfoundries.
Halliburton Co. said its board has approved a 20% increase to its quarterly dividend, while also reporting a 16% jump in revenue during the third quarter.
Canadian Pacific Railway said exploratory talks with CSX about a possible merger have ended and no further discussions are planned.
Valeant Pharmaceuticals, whose business model has been criticized by buyout target Allergan, posted third-quarter earnings that exceeded expectations.
NCR Corp., which makes point-of-sale devices and automated teller machines, cited weakness in the retail industry and fear over customer-data security as the company cut its guidance for the year.
Platform Specialty Products, an acquisitive chemical company part-owned by activist investor William Ackman, agreed to acquire rival Arysta LifeScience for $3.51 billion.
Sears, the struggling one-time U.S. retail stalwart, unveiled two new measures in a bid to raise cash, one of which again taps into the hedge fund of its billionaire chief executive.
The European Union and China completed a deal over the weekend that will end the threat of punitive import tariffs on Chinese telecommunications equipment makers Huawei Technologies and ZTE.