Paper cups of different sizes are seen on display at Starbuck's first Colombian store at 93 park in Bogota July 16, 2014. John Vizcaino�Reuters.
U.S. stock indexes closed higher Thursday as big companies turned in encouraging quarterly results. The Dow Jones industrial average rose more than 200 points thanks in large part to a big gain in Visa, the Dow's highest-priced stock.
Military spending helped boost the GDP in the third quarter. Above, a group of U.S. military personnel bound for Liberia earlier this month.
After partnering with Apple and Twitter for the enterprise market, IBM is doing the same in China with local Internet giant Tencent in a deal targeting growing businesses in the country.
BRUSSELS� Anheuser-Busch InBev on Friday reported that weakness in the U.S., Russia and Ukraine weighed on sales volumes in the third quarter, even as cost cuts and strong sales elsewhere boosted profit.