Apollo Global Buying Express Energy Services

NEW YORK—Private equity firm Apollo Global Management LLC said Friday that it plans to buy the oilfield services company Express Energy Services. Terms of the...


Bristol-Myers 3Q Earnings Beat Wall Street Projections

NEW YORK—Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. (BMY) on Friday reported third-quarter profit of $721 million. The New York-based company said it had profit of 43 cents per share. Earnings, adjusted for non-recurring costs, came to 45 cents per share. The results beat …... Read More

  • Ford president of the Americas Joe Hinrichs stands next to the all new Ford F-150 truck during a news conference at the Ford Rouge Center in Dearborn, Mich., Monday, Oct. 13, 2014. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

    Ford 3rd-Quarter Drops 34 Percent on Cost of New Pickup

    DEARBORN, Mich.—Ford’s new aluminum-sided F-150 will be a lot lighter and more efficient when it goes on sale later this year. But for now it’s... Read more

  • The Amazon logo. (Lionel Bonaventure/AFP/Getty Images)

    A Blue Christmas for Amazon?

    NEW YORK—It might be a blue Christmas for Amazon. The world’s largest online retailer gave a disappointing forecast for the crucial holiday quarter. The company also reported a... Read more

  • Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella gestures during the keynote address of the Build Conference in San Francisco on April 2, 2014. Microsoft plans to offer a glimpse of its vision for Windows on Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014, as Nadella seeks to redefine the company and recover from missteps with its flagship operating system. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)

    Cloud Business Lifts Microsoft’s Quarterly Results

    SAN FRANCISCO—Microsoft’s quarterly profit and revenue sailed past expectations Thursday, as CEO Satya Nadella’s push to embrace cloud computing and diversify into mobile devices helped lift sales by 25 percent. Revenue... Read more

  • Chiquita bananas are on display at a grocery store in Bainbridge, Ohio., on Aug. 3, 2005. Changes to the proposed merger agreement between Chiquita and the Irish fruit company Fyffes will give Chiquita shareholders a larger stake in what would become the world’s largest banana supplier. Chiquita and the Irish fruit company Fyffes said Friday Sept. 26, 2014, that shareholders of Chiquita Brands International Inc., under the revised deal, will hold nearly a 60 percent stake, up from about 51 percent. (AP Photo/Amy Sancetta)

    Brazilian Companies Raise Chiquita Offer to $681M

    NEW YORK—Brazilian companies Cutrale and Safra said they are again raising their bid for banana producer Chiquita, to $681 million — a day before Chiquita... Read more

  • A train (L) operator dismounts a Union Pacific locomotive while another operator climbs up, at a rail yard in Council Bluffs, Iowa., on June 6, 2014. Union Pacific reports quarterly financial results on Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)

    Union Pacific 3rd-Quarter Profit Chugs Ahead 19 Percent

    OMAHA, Neb.—Union Pacific Corp. delivered a 19 percent increase in its third-quarter profit as the railroad hauled 7 percent more freight and increased rates. “We... Read more

  • In this May 15, 2014 photo, a Southwest Airlines Boeing 737-700 takes off from Tampa International Airport in Tampa, Fla. Southwest Airlines reports quarterly financial results on Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

    Southwest Airlines 3rd-Quarter Profit Jumps 27 Percent

    DALLAS—More passengers and lower fuel prices are pushing Southwest Airlines to record profits, and the airline expects an even bigger break at the gas pump... Read more

  • The logo of Swiss bank Credit Suisse in Zurich, Switzerland, on Oct. 11, 2011. Credit Suisse posted a 3rd-quarter profit Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014, more than double from a year ago, benefiting from cost cutting, brisk business in emerging markets and the services it provides for wealthy clients. Reporting a profit of 1.025 billion Swiss francs (US$ 1.07 billion), Switzerland's 2nd-largest bank credited the huge jump from the 454 million francs that it posted for July-to-Sept. 2013 to continued cost cutting drives, stable revenues, and strong results in emerging markets for both its investment banking and wealth management divisions. (AP Photo/Keystone, Steffen Schmidt)

    Credit Suisse Doubles Profits in 3rd-Quarter

    GENEVA—Credit Suisse’s profits more than doubled in the third quarter as Switzerland’s second-largest bank benefited from cost cutting, brisk business in emerging markets and the... Read more

  • FedEx workers unload packages from a delivery truck on June 19, 2013, in San Francisco, California. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

    FedEx, UPS Make Plans for a Better Holiday Season

    DALLAS—Facing an even bigger mountain of packages this holiday season, FedEx and UPS are hiring more workers to avoid the delays that frustrated shoppers and... Read more

  • Johnson & Johnson Investing $200M in Joint Ebola Vaccine Program

    NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J.—Johnson & Johnson will start safety testing in early January on a vaccine combination that could protect people from a strain of the... Read more

  • In this image made from video provided by Russian State Television Rossiya, an investigator works at the wreckage of a private jet which collided with a snowplow at Vnukovo airport in Moscow, Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014. The head of French oil giant Total SA and three French crew members were killed at Vnukovo airport when a corporate jet, the French-made Dassault Falcon 50, collided with a snowplow, Russian investigators said Tuesday. (AP Photo) TV OUT

    Snowplow Driver Who Killed Total CEO Says He Never Saw Plane

    MOSCOW—The driver of the snowplow that apparently caused the plane carrying the Total CEO to crash at a Moscow airport says he neither saw nor... Read more

  • Total CEO Christophe de Margerie poses prior to a press conference held in Paris, France, Feb. 13, 2013. The CEO of French oil giant Total SA was killed when his corporate jet collided with a snow removal machine Monday night at Moscow's Vnukovo Airport. (AP Photo/Jacques Brinon, File)

    Total Promotes Division Chief to Replace CEO Killed in Crash

    PARIS—French oil giant Total SA says it has named Patrick Pouyanne as chief executive after the shocking death in a plane accident of former CEO... Read more

  • Yahoo President and CEO Marissa Mayer speaks during the International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas on Jan. 7, 2014. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)

    Yahoo’s 3Q Earnings Soar on Alibaba Windfall

    SUNNYVALE, Calif.—Yahoo’s third-quarter earnings soared as the Internet company collected a huge windfall from Alibaba’s recent IPO. Revenue also rose slightly from the previous year,... Read more

  • A Harley-Davidson leather jacket on display at the South East Harley-Davidson in Bedford, Ohio, on March 19, 2014. Harley-Davidson stock jumped 8 percent Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014, after its results beat analysts' forecasts. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

    Harley-Davidson 3rd-Quarter Profit Falls but Shares Go Up

    MILWAUKEE—Harley-Davidson’s third-quarter profit fell nearly 8 percent on a planned reduction of motorcycle shipments for the quarter. But its earnings topped Wall Street expectations, and... Read more

  • A man rests outside a McDonald's restaurant in Beijing on July 22, 2014. McDonald's reports quarterly financial results on Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)

    McDonald’s CEO Outlines Changes as Sales Slide

    NEW YORK—After posting yet another disappointing quarter, McDonald’s CEO Don Thompson said Tuesday the company hasn’t been keeping up with the times and that changes... Read more

  • Benjamin Lawsky, superintendent of the New York State Department of Financial Services, speaks in Albany, NY, on March 7, 2012. In a Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014, letter to Ocwen Financial Corp., the nation’s largest servicer of subprime mortgages, Lawsky says the company has engaged in abuses that could potentially harm hundreds of thousands of borrowers. (AP Photo/Mike Groll)

    Top Subprime Mortgage Firm Accused of Abuses

    The nation’s largest servicer of subprime mortgages has engaged in abuses that could potentially harm hundreds of thousands of borrowers, according to the New York Superintendent of Financial Services. The... Read more

  • Cans of Coca-Cola sit on an ice block to keep cool at a street vendor's stand in Mexico City on Oct. 9, 2014. Coca-Cola Co. reports quarterly financial results before the market opens Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)

    Coca-Cola to Slash Costs, Jobs as Soda Sales Remain Flat

    NEW YORK—Coca-Cola said it plans to slash costs by $3 billion a year after the world’s biggest beverage maker reported disappointing sales on flat soda... Read more