TOKYO (AP) — Japan's core inflation rate edged lower in January as lower crude oil prices reduced energy costs, while weak retail sales and manufacturing underscored the fragility of its economic recovery.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Gap Inc. reported stronger-than-expected fourth-quarter results on Thursday as sales continued to improve for Old Navy, its largest brand.
NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Thursday on the New York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq Stock Market:
NEW YORK (AP) — IBM's CEO says the company's plan to revamp its business to shift away from hardware and focus on business analytics, cloud computing, mobile services and security is on track.
BERLIN (AP) — Consumer confidence in Germany has hit its highest level in 13 years, leading an increase across Europe, as low energy costs and interest rates helped offset any concerns about the crises in Ukraine and Greece.
LONDON (AP) — Royal Bank of Scotland Chief Executive Ross McEwan rejected a 1 million pound ($1.6 million) share award amid continuing losses at the U.K. taxpayer-owned bank.
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Global stocks were mostly higher Thursday on upbeat corporate earnings and rising Chinese factory output after the chairwoman of the U.S. Federal Reserve said it will be patient about increasing interest rates.
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Andrew Hammond made 25 saves to earn his first NHL shutout in his third career start, and Erik Condra, Mika Zibanejad and Kyle Turris scored to lift the Ottawa Senators to a 3-0 victory over the Anaheim Ducks on Wednesday night.
SYDNEY (AP) — Qantas Airways Ltd. on Thursday posted a 206 million Australian dollar ($162 million) profit for the first six months, rebounding from a $2.6 billion loss for the year.
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Asian stocks were mostly higher Thursday on upbeat corporate earnings and rising Chinese factory output after the chairwoman of the U.S. Federal Reserve said it will be patient about increasing interest rates.