TOKYO Asian shares got off on the back foot on Wednesday after weak manufacturing activity reports from both the U.S. and China sent Wall Street reeling, while the dollar steadied after steep losses.
McDonald's franchisees have voted to begin offering all-day breakfast on Oct. 6, a widely expected move that the company and investors hope will help reverse slumping sales and traffic.
WASHINGTON U.S. factory activity braked to a more than two-year low in August, but sturdy gains in automobile sales and construction spending suggested the economy remained on solid footing.
Albertsons Cos. has been sued for more than $1 billion by a West Coast regional grocer over claims the national chain illegally campaigned to stymie competition.
SINGAPORE Oil prices fell as much as over 2 percent in early Asian trade on Wednesday, as a stronger than expected build in U.S. crude oil stocks and weaker U.S.