U.S. homebuilders are feeling more optimistic than they have in months, looking past a recent slowdown in new home sales and the risk of rising labor and materials costs following hurricanes Harvey and Irma.
U.S. stock indexes edged mostly lower in early trading Monday as investors sized up the latest company earnings news.
Airbus shares have risen thanks to an unusual no-cost deal with Canada's Bombardier that has angered U.S. rival Boeing.
U.S. industrial production rose a solid 0.3 percent in September, but the increase was limited due to the lingering damage from Hurricanes Harvey and Irma.
A light seen in the night sky over the United Arab Emirates likely was a discarded Russian rocket breaking up after re-entering the Earth's atmosphere.
Turkish media reports say a coal mine has collapsed in southeast Turkey, killing at least four miners.
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Israel Aerospace Industries says it has formed a joint venture with Korean company Hankuk Carbon to make unmanned aircraft together.
Greenpeace says technology titans like Samsung Electronics, Amazon and Huawei low marks for their environmental impact.
Canadian plane maker Bombardier has a sold a majority stake in its C Series passenger jet business to European aerospace giant Airbus.
The IRS has suspended a $7.25 million contract with the credit reporting company Equifax after members of Congress complained the tax agency had awarded a no-bid contract to a company that recently had a massive data beach.
Jet owners are steering clear of gold panels and gaudy features, opting instead for the airborne equivalent of beige.
Boeing has used Kobe Steel products that include those falsely certified by the Japanese company, a source told Reuters.
South Korea says that Seoul and Beijing have agreed to extend their currency swap deal, easing concerns the deal would fall through due to tensions over a U.S. missile defense system.
Asian stock markets were subdued on Friday, apart from another strong gain by Japan's benchmark.
Uber has appealed the decision to deny it a new operating license in London.
The heads of Toshiba's memory chip business and Bain Capital, the investment fund buying it, say they hope to close the deal by March despite persisting opposition from Toshiba's U.S. joint venture partner Western Digital.
German pharmaceutical giant Bayer AG has reached a 5.9 billion euro ($7 billion) deal to sell parts of its Crop Science unit to German chemical company BASF to alleviate regulatory concerns over its planned takeover of U.S. seed and weed-killer company Monsanto Co. Monsanto last year accepted an offer from Bayer to pay $57 billion to its shareholders and assume $9 billion in debt.
Samsung Electronics Co. said Friday its third-quarter profit likely surged nearly three-fold over a year earlier to a new record, putting it on track to report its best annual results at a time when its leader and former executives are fighting corruption convictions.
U.S. stocks are slipping in early trading Thursday as retailers and communications and media companies decline.