Corporate news

FILE- In this April 23, 2018, file photo, the logo for Visa appears above a trading post on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. Visa Inc. reports earnings Wednesday, April 25. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
April 25, 2018 - 5:37 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Payment processing giant Visa on Wednesday reported a sharp jump in its fiscal second-quarter profits from a year earlier on Wednesday, as more shoppers spent money on Visa's network across all its major markets. The San Francisco-based company said it earned $2.61 billion in the...
Read More
Waffle House employee Virginia Stanley visits a wooden cross memorial for shooting victim Taurean Sanderlin, also an employee, at the Waffle House restaurant Wednesday, April 25, 2018, in Nashville, Tenn. Stanley was working at the restaurant when a gunman killed four on Sunday. The restaurant re-opened Wednesday and the company intends to donate its first month of sales to help victims of the attack. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)
April 25, 2018 - 4:34 pm
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Waffle House where four people were fatally shot reopened Wednesday amid tears and solemn remembrance of the dead, as the company said it will donate a month of the restaurant's sales to help the wounded survivors and the families of the slain. Employees wore...
Read More
April 25, 2018 - 2:28 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The San Francisco Conservatory of Music plans to start construction this summer of a 12-floor building containing two concert halls in the city's Civic Center area and has received a $46.4 million gift from the William K. Bowes, Jr. Foundation. The conservatory said Wednesday...
Read More
FILE- In this Feb. 5, 2018, file photo, Boeing worker Paul Covaci reaches out to touch a Boeing 737 MAX 7, the newest version of Boeing's fastest-selling airplane, during a debut for employees and media of the new jet in Renton, Wash. Boeing Co. reports earnings Wednesday, April 25, 2018. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)
April 25, 2018 - 8:37 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Rising demand for travel is providing Boeing with a huge tail wind, pushing earnings and revenue beyond Wall Street expectations in the first quarter. The aircraft maker also boosted its 2018 profit outlook and cited a strong backlog on orders. It expects to increase production of...
Read More
A man walks by an electronic stock board of a securities firm in Tokyo, Wednesday, April 25, 2018. Asian shares dipped Wednesday, mirroring a sell-off on Wall Street on worries over slowing growth and falling profits. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)
April 25, 2018 - 8:14 am
TOKYO (AP) — Global shares dropped Wednesday and Wall Street was set to edge slightly lower on the open amid worries over a rise in the cost of borrowing and companies' raw materials. KEEPING SCORE: France's CAC 40 was down 0.8 percent to 5,399, while Germany's DAX fell 1.7 percent to 12,343...
Read More
April 25, 2018 - 7:05 am
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — State and local governments in Louisiana have offered an estimated $1.5 billion in incentives to persuade a Taiwanese company to locate a $9.4 billion plastics complex along the Mississippi River upstream from New Orleans, Louisiana Economic Development Secretary Don Pierson said...
Read More
April 25, 2018 - 6:10 am
BEIJING (AP) — A state-owned Chinese automaker has announced plans to produce electric cars in South Africa. It shared the plan Wednesday at the Beijing auto show, which is highlighting China's growing role in the emerging technology. BAIC Group's announcement came as Nissan unveiled its first...
Read More
President Donald Trump, first lady Melania Trump, French President Emmanuel Macron and his wife Brigitte Macron, pose for photographs as they arrive for a State Dinner at the White House in Washington, Tuesday, April 24, 2018. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
April 24, 2018 - 10:19 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — There were no celebrity guests, Hollywood entertainers or superstar chefs. But as she stepped out of the background to host her first state dinner, Melania Trump sought to sparkle in her moment in the spotlight. After ditching her trademark dark sunglasses for a white skirt suit...
Read More
Volkswagen Group Chief Digital Officer Johann Jungwirth sits inside a Volkswagen Sedric, a self-driving concept pod, while introducing the vehicle ahead of the Auto China 2018 at the Volkswagen Future Center Asia office in Beijing, Tuesday, April 24, 2018. Auto China 2018, the global industry's biggest sales event, will start on Wednesday. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
April 24, 2018 - 9:59 pm
BEIJING (AP) — Volkswagen and Nissan have unveiled electric cars designed for China at a Beijing auto show that highlights the growing importance of Chinese buyers for a technology seen as a key part of the global industry's future. General Motors displayed five all-electric models Wednesday...
Read More
FILE - In this March 4, 2018, file photo, Lin-Manuel Miranda arrives at the Oscars at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. Miranda won the Webby for public service and social activism for his work raising money for charities including Puerto Rico relief. The Webby Awards, which honor internet excellence, were announced Tuesday, April 24, and will be presented May 14 at a New York ceremony hosted by comedian Amber Ruffin. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)
April 24, 2018 - 8:35 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Lin-Manuel Miranda, "Game of Thrones" and a key figure in the #MeToo movement are among the winners of this year's Webby Awards. Miranda won the Webby for public service and social activism for his work raising money for charities assisting Puerto Rico in the aftermath of...
Read More