EU to Open E-Commerce Probe

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The European Union is set to open a sweeping investigation into whether Internet commerce firms like Amazon.com are violating the bloc’s antitrust laws.

Boat People Disrupt Mediterranean Shipping

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Last year, Italian authorities called on 700 mercantile vessels to help rescue migrants.

Judge Approves LightSquared's Restructuring Plan

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A judge on Thursday approved the restructuring plan of LightSquared, an elusive milestone for Philip Falcone’s ambitious wireless venture that went bankrupt nearly three years ago.

For Monsanto, a Season of Woes

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Monsanto is confronting some of its stiffest challenges in years, as it contends with criticism of biotech foods, farmers tightening their belts, and the WHO labeling its trademark weed killer as a potential carcinogen.

FedEx Uses 'Common Carrier' Defense Against DOJ Charges

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FedEx filed to dismiss Justice Department charges of conspiracy to distribute controlled substances for its alleged role in transporting illegal prescription drugs, arguing that it is legally protected as a company that carries goods for the public.

RadioShack to Fight for Standard General Takeover

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RadioShack said the company-saving offer from Standard General is the best to emerge from an auction that tested the value of the distressed retailer.

H-P Nears Deal to Sell Control of Chinese Unit

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Hewlett-Packard Co. is nearing a deal to sell control of its data-networking business in China to Tsinghua Unigroup Ltd., according to people familiar with the matter.

Pepsi-Cola Replaces Diet Coke as No. 2 Soda

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Pepsi-Cola supplanted Diet Coke as the No. 2 soda brand in the U.S. by volume in 2014 as Americans continued to flee diet soft drinks, according to industry data published Thursday.

Former Petrobras CEO 'Ashamed' Of Allegations Against Company

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The former chief executive of Brazil’s beleaguered state-run oil firm Petroleo Brasileiro SA said Thursday she is “ashamed” of allegations of bribery at a Petrobras project.

HBO, Vice Media in Programming Deal

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HBO is teaming up with Vice Media to launch a daily newscast, the two companies said Thursday.

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